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Jon W

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I'm not sure if anyone has mentioned this yet, but instead of placing the damage tokens on each individual spot on the sleeve, my group bought a package of the smaller Chessex dice and we use these instead of the damage tokens. These are much easier than trying to eyeball how many tokens are on each individual mob.
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Gopherfan wrote:
I'm not sure if anyone has mentioned this yet, but instead of placing the damage tokens on each individual spot on the sleeve, my group bought a package of the smaller Chessex dice and we use these instead of the damage tokens. These are much easier than trying to eyeball how many tokens are on each individual mob.


What size do you suggest?

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We just got a 36 pack of the 12mm dice. They are about the perfect size to fit each spot on the monster sleeves.
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We actually like the 7mm dice directly with the monster. No more cross referencing. 7mm dice are hard to find outside of Europe - I got my original set from WHQ. The 6mm dice are just way too tiny and the 8mm just feel too big. Total Goldilocks.
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I like to put the HP of each monster on their envelopes instead of damage. It's satisfying to watch the damage markers disappear.

However, as I continue to level up, I know I am going to run out of tokens. But for right now, it works for me.
 
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I use 8mm dice to track HP, white for reg enemies, black for elites. Works extremely well.
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We also use 8mm dice to track HP rather than damage. Yellow for elites (to match bases) and white for regular. A small block of dice is ~$8 for 36, so it's relatively cost and space efficient for us.
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Gopherfan wrote:
I'm not sure if anyone has mentioned this yet, but instead of placing the damage tokens on each individual spot on the sleeve, my group bought a package of the smaller Chessex dice and we use these instead of the damage tokens. These are much easier than trying to eyeball how many tokens are on each individual mob.


https://boardgamegeek.com/article/25419962#25419962

https://boardgamegeek.com/article/25410016#25410016

https://boardgamegeek.com/article/25377714#25377714

https://boardgamegeek.com/article/25391343#25391343

https://boardgamegeek.com/article/25366504#25366504
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johnb4bgg wrote:
Gopherfan wrote:
I'm not sure if anyone has mentioned this yet, but instead of placing the damage tokens on each individual spot on the sleeve, my group bought a package of the smaller Chessex dice and we use these instead of the damage tokens. These are much easier than trying to eyeball how many tokens are on each individual mob.


https://boardgamegeek.com/article/25419962#25419962

https://boardgamegeek.com/article/25410016#25410016

https://boardgamegeek.com/article/25377714#25377714

https://boardgamegeek.com/article/25391343#25391343

https://boardgamegeek.com/article/25366504#25366504


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Gopherfan wrote:
johnb4bgg wrote:
Gopherfan wrote:
I'm not sure if anyone has mentioned this yet, but instead of placing the damage tokens on each individual spot on the sleeve, my group bought a package of the smaller Chessex dice and we use these instead of the damage tokens. These are much easier than trying to eyeball how many tokens are on each individual mob.


https://boardgamegeek.com/article/25419962#25419962

https://boardgamegeek.com/article/25410016#25410016

https://boardgamegeek.com/article/25377714#25377714

https://boardgamegeek.com/article/25391343#25391343

https://boardgamegeek.com/article/25366504#25366504


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Temelin wrote:
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Re: Fiddly?


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My group is using a 3d printer to make 1.25in hexagonal standee bases with a small parapet/lip. We then adjusted the standee prongs back a little so there is a small area on each stand to fit 2 small 6-sided dice.

This is a lot easier for us than constantly referencing the sleeve.
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kzinti wrote:
My group is using a 3d printer to make 1.25in hexagonal standee bases with a small parapet/lip. We then adjusted the standee prongs back a little so there is a small area on each stand to fit 2 small 6-sided dice.

This is a lot easier for us than constantly referencing the sleeve.


Sounds very interesting. Pix?
 
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I bought a bunch of these in red to replace the damage tokens in my group:

http://www.litko.net/products/Casualty%7B47%7DDamage-Token-D...

However, I am a crazy person, so your milage may vary.
 
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We use red mini chessex dice. They are amazing. I use the ones with white pips because it is easier to see.
 
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johnb4bgg wrote:
kzinti wrote:
My group is using a 3d printer to make 1.25in hexagonal standee bases with a small parapet/lip. We then adjusted the standee prongs back a little so there is a small area on each stand to fit 2 small 6-sided dice.

This is a lot easier for us than constantly referencing the sleeve.


Sounds very interesting. Pix?


More info on this thread.





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Oh yea, very nice. Thanks for the update.
 
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Paweł Wachta
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I want to use d10 dices to track monsters hp.
How many normal and elite monsters can be on a board in a single scenario in the worst case?
In other words, how many d10 dices(red for normal monsters and yellow for elite monsters) are needed for a single scenario in worst case?

Are they small enough to be placed on monsters stat cards or I should use d6 10mm?
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Well, since you're asking for the "worst case", the worst case is that dice just don't work at all. At the highest difficulty level of 7, with 4 players (more monsters, more elites), you could encounter multiple elite monsters with 25-30+ HP, and in most scenarios the HP of most normal monsters is around 12-17.

But many people will never play at difficulty 7 anyway ...

I don't have experience using dice, so I can't say what would cover most situations, but you did ask for the "worst case"
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Paweł Wachta
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TrangVP wrote:
Well, since you're asking for the "worst case", the worst case is that dice just don't work at all. At the highest difficulty level of 7, with 4 players (more monsters, more elites), you could encounter multiple elite monsters with 25-30+ HP, and in most scenarios the HP of most normal monsters is around 12-17.

But many people will never play at difficulty 7 anyway ...

I don't have experience using dice, so I can't say what would cover most situations, but you did ask for the "worst case"


Good point, the question should be about usual two player gameplay with usual difficulty(by the "worst case" I meant biggest amount of monsters on a board)
 
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polwac wrote:
I want to use d10 dices to track monsters hp.
How many normal and elite monsters can be on a board in a single scenario in the worst case?
In other words, how many d10 dices(red for normal monsters and yellow for elite monsters) are needed for a single scenario in worst case?

Are they small enough to be placed on monsters stat cards or I should use d6 10mm?


I would like to know the answer to this question as well. I have been spending a bit of time on deciding what dice to get haha.

I could just get d6 12mm as others have recommended, but if I am going to buy dice, I would rather try something different like d8 or d10.
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I picked up some D12s. Picked them over D10s since I like the shape a little better, and they are close to spin down style with the 12 surrounded by 7-11 and the 1 surrounded by 2-6
 
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Paweł Wachta
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You're right, d12 has better shape...but still, how many dices do I need to have enough for a scenario? ...that's the good question
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We are using d6-es and Magic The Gathering D20 to track the damage.



Whats great about these D20 is that, unlike other dice, they have the numbers next to each other (since they are inteded to be used as lifecounters in magic the gathering), so that makes counting life down WAY more easy

We are playing with 2 players and regulary play level 4-5 at the moment, and D6 are just getting too small. Even archers tend to have ~9 lifepoints by now, and earthelementalsdemons and stonegolems thend to have 20+ lifepoints.

For bosses, we use the magic commander antohology lifecounters



And while I realy love the design of putting dice just next to the monsters, with increasing strength of the monsters, that just gets more and more difficult (tho, if the standee can hold 2 dice, we could take a red and a white dice, and multiply the life (a hp 18 enemy would get the red dice to 6 and the white dice to 2. when the red dice reaches 0 the first time, the white dice goes to 1 and red resets to six, next time the white dice is removed and the red dice goes to 6 one last time.^^)

For the question on how many dice... the most we have encountered in a two player game were 2 elite stone golems and 2 elite earth demons together with some other stuff on the board, netting somewhere around 100 lifepoints. Tho oozes on high levels can easily exeed this, when they get lucky with the replicate heal. (Ooze level 4 has 9 life I believe, there are 12 oozes, netting 108 possible life, together with all the other stuff thats around.)

So, buy dice for 200-300 lifepoints, just to be safe?^^
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