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Old 07-08-2018, 02:38 PM   #30
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Default Re: Suggested Stretch Goals from Sweden

Originally Posted by Skarg View Post
Yep, I've always preferred and used TFT style characters to miniatures or Cardboard Heroes, and have almost always used TFT-style counters in GURPS.

Even if I weren't into TFT, I would buy flat TFT style counters for use GURPS.

Flat counters are easier to use in actual play than miniatures or stand-up cardboard figures, especially when bodies fall, get stood upon, pigpile in HTH combat, etc.

It is also lovely that flat counters can be created extremely easily and cheaply by players/GMs. All you need is a square with a small picture on it - no painting, no rear view, no 3D object that takes up space and needs to be able to stand up. You can just take any figure picture that is a full-body view and shrink it to the right size, and you've got a usable counter.

A bestiary with full counter set would be awesome, and I'd buy it even just for the counters (unless it were all wacko creatures I wouldn't use in my games). There were not enough counters for everything in original TFT (especially missing were horses & other mounts).

And of course a cool 14-hex dragon would be sensational... as would more intermediate sizes, as would large dragon counters than can change shape a bit - it could be pretty spectacular and eye-catching / inspiring.

I think if you want to promote TFT, images of battles showing off maps & counters in interesting situations would go a long way to showing what's cool about TFT (i.e. battle situations where the maneuver/positions/map/situation are important and interesting and a large part of what play is about).
Articulated 7-hex dragon counters - a 4-hex front and a 4 hex rear, that articulate in the manner of Car Wars semis.
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