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Subject: Why no number of cards from each 'encounter se't? rss

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When Building scenario, they tell you which sets go into encounter deck. WOuld it te so hard for them that they put number next to each set picture of how much is there of this sets cards? So you Know for example, okay, I found 3 of those 'dove' encounter cards, that all of them etc.
Not only would you have to spend less time searching for cards, but you would also Know if you maybe have misplaced card somewhere...

Since I don't have any special storage solution, nor do I keep each set of cards separate, because then I would have to had bigger box + dozens upon dozens of dividers(a lot of sets only contain few cards), making encounter deck each time becomes a choir which I am not liking at all.
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There should be a X/X on the bottom of the encounter cards which tells you how many cards are in the encounter set.
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I agree, if we knew the total amount of cards per encounter deck, it would be faster

And this is something I noticed with other games too (like the AI deck for Gears of War: The Board Game and the enemy deck for Warhammer Quest: The Adventure Card Game
 
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ZdadrDeM wrote:
There should be a X/X on the bottom of the encounter cards which tells you how many cards are in the encounter set.


This. Once you've found the first card in the encounter set you're looking for just look in the bottom right corner for X/Y. The Y is the number of cards in the encounter set.
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This is what you want. There are 16 cards in this card's encounter set.

The top number is less useful, since it's the same on duplicate cards. But the total cards tells you want you want to know.
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CSerpent wrote:
The top number is less useful, since it's the same on duplicate cards.


With the possible exception of a couple of misprints, this isn't true. Each copy of a card will have a different number on it, even if the rest of the card is the same. Check the "Rats" set: all three cards are the same, apart from the bottom corner - one reads "1/3", one reads "2/3" and one reads "3/3".

It's not frequently useful, but if you find your set doesn't have the full number of cards, you should be able to find what the missing number is and from that find out what card you're missing.
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Oh, gotta check this next time, cool! I was not aware of that.
 
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CSerpent wrote:
The top number is less useful, since it's the same on duplicate cards.


The number that remains the same for duplicate cards is the 116 in the example above.
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Jjdelanoche wrote:
CSerpent wrote:
The top number is less useful, since it's the same on duplicate cards.


The number that remains the same for duplicate cards is the 116 in the example above.

That's what I was thinking of. My mistake.
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CSerpent wrote:

This is what you want. There are 16 cards in this card's encounter set.

The top number is less useful, since it's the same on duplicate cards. But the total cards tells you want you want to know.


Before I zoomed in I thought that read 17/16 for a moment.
 
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