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Paul Paella
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Litko just announced these Orbital Markers for Eclipse. Am I drawing a blank or, what are these for? An expansion race???
 
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David desJardins
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They are a replacement for the cardboard chits that serve the same function and come with the game.
 
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Mathue Faulkner
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There has been an image released of an expansion race that uses Orbitals in a unique way, but it seems like these markers could be used for regular orbitals if you wanted as well....
 
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Jim Richardson

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Those look.. awful. And why 5? And $11? Ewhh. Rather have the chits.
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Kevin Peters Unrau
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They are probably for use as upgrades for the cardboard Orbital tiles that came with the original game.

Edit: Guess I need to type faster... laugh
 
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Tom McThorn
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ParticleMan wrote:
Those look.. awful. And why 5? And $11? Ewhh. Rather have the chits.


I'm not that impressed...I'd rather find some other miniature to use.
 
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I see I'm not the only one who doesn't care for them. Also a bit expensive for what you get. I do like their Monolith ones though.

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Geoff Speare
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Yeah...I have the Monoliths and Starbase replacements and like them both, but these not so much. They would at least need a reminder that they are pink/orange friendly.
 
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Daniel Hammond
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galfridus wrote:
Yeah...I have the Monoliths and Starbase replacements and like them both, but these not so much. They would at least need a reminder that they are pink/orange friendly.


I agree with you, but also think that orbital tech is the worst tech in the game (although not completely worthless).
 
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Geoff Speare
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dlhammond wrote:
galfridus wrote:
Yeah...I have the Monoliths and Starbase replacements and like them both, but these not so much. They would at least need a reminder that they are pink/orange friendly.


I agree with you, but also think that orbital tech is the worst tech in the game (although not completely worthless).


All the more reason to have cool-looking replacements...other players will hopefully be tempted into buying them. devil
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Scott Wheelock
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Wouldn't the building-like bumps and juts go on the inside of the orbital, Ring World-style?
 
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John Cosgrove
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Lol, well, from my other post, obviously I like them

I actually agree with all the comments about the cities being on the inside of the ring, but I think that would be almost impossible for Litko to do well with a flat laser and a small disc of plastic. Because the space on the inside condenses, you need very sparse cities or very thin cities (which would be a cutting nightmare).

For me, it well and truly gets the point across in style, importantly style that's similar to their other bits which I'm using to spruce things up a bit. It looks like it's from the same cut as the ships and spaceports, which I'll also put on flight stands.

I'll probably paint mine grey with a quick dry brush though.

And seriously, I think the spot for the pop cube is cool!

I definitely think this is the best looking and best value option for these guys on the market... I spent 5 hours looking for alternatives before I emailed them in the first place


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