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George Acin
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Outside of AH's version of the game, is there another game or a place where they make space ships that stack together nicely?

I need more kinds of ships for CE. I know FFG will make 3 more players in the upcoming expansion but I need for a total of 14 players, so I'd be missing 6 more types of stacking ships. Or I could just purchase another FFG CE and paint the ships a different color.... but I don't know how to do it so that the paint doesn't fade out from the constant handling. Any ideas out there?

If you can direct this lost soul to a website where I could find nice space ships that stack together, it would be most appreciated.
 
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I think you're in the same boat as many of us. You could home-brew your own set from scratch if you want everything to match, but I've also considered the idea of purchasing a 2nd copy and painting the other ships, there may be some kind of sealant that you can purchase from a hobby store so the paint doesn't wear so much, but I'd have to look into it.

The color of the planets isn't as big a deal since they don't move into other systems, but I was going to print out some stickers of real planets for my set --- I'm just trying to compare costs of parts, ink, etc. to home-brew with that of just buying another copy and re-doing some of the components.
 
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I don't know about stacking space ships, but a craft store like Michael's should hold lots of possible objects. Check the bead aisle, the wood bits aisle, and the artificial flower arrangement aisle.
 
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Lego? Or Poker chips?
 
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Brian Newman
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Icehouse pieces.
 
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Can't we just "bother" FFG into selling aftermarket parts for CE? I just need the yellow UFOs since they would be the easiest to paint over since it's a light color, as opposed to dark blue or red which are darker and therefore harder to cover over.

As for a sealant, how about something called "Krystol Klear" or something to that effect? Would that protectthe paint from fading over constant handling?

Then there's the hugely remote possibility that FFG will up the ante on CE to 16 players but I'm not holding my breath.
 
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Quote:
I need for a total of 14 players


14 players!!! Wow. How long does a session like that take?
 
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some companies make custom cast components for table top strategy games. You might be able to get them to make copies of the tokens.
 
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check the Thrift Store
they always have one or two of these laying around

 
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If you're going to have 14 players you're probably going to need a second deck of cards anyway so why not just buy another copy and paint the ships from it?

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Krylon Fusion spray paint is made specifically to bond with plastic, if you decide to go that route...
 
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Don Alexander
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Bottle caps for ships, and coasters from your favorite bars for planets.

Then when you negotiate, you can do it over a beer.


This was supposed to be funny, but now I think I might do that.
 
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