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Old 08-04-2018, 05:03 PM   #1
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OK, still don't understand why the pad sheets for Fighters aren't just like the Wizard ones with Talents/Spells on the right side, but whatever.

Wait, what, no! Why have the fighter sheets without a place to put Talents? If the backside is used, OK, then why have the space for just Wizard characters on the front? Why not just have one type of pad for whatever type of character you want to create, Wizard, Hero, or Blend?

As to Pre-Gen cards, is there any reason not to have these either as part of the pledge or as add-ons?

One big pain, for example, in Death Test is having to roll occupants of a room, either from a list or for each attribute, and then write it all down and assign appropriate pieces, etc.

Being able to pull two characters from the regular deck and one from the bad ass deck with everything written down and ready to rock and roll would really speed play and keep interest in the game high.

I've obviously built decks of my own index card variety that look and feel cheap, but what GM wouldn't want some nice decks of pre-generated characters to facilitate a game session? Wny aren't these at least a stretch goal?

The Melee and Wizard golf pencil (no eraser, so get your character design correct the first time, newb!) can be debated later...
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Old 08-04-2018, 10:12 PM   #2
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I get the impression that the smaller character pads are intended for Melee and Wizard, not ITL. Thus, no spaces for Talents needed.

ITL needs its own full sized character sheet - space for attributes, spells, talents, weapons and gear, trained animal stats, notes, etc. I'm actually kind of surprised we haven't seen mention of such an item to be included in the Legacy Edition box. Maybe it'll just be a page in the back with "permission to photocopy" and a PDF?
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Old 08-05-2018, 02:07 AM   #3
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ITL needs its own full sized character sheet - space for attributes, spells, talents, weapons and gear, trained animal stats, notes, etc. I'm actually kind of surprised we haven't seen mention of such an item to be included in the Legacy Edition box. Maybe it'll just be a page in the back with "permission to photocopy" and a PDF?
Check the $22,000 stretch goal - a "booklet of character and reference sheets".
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Old 08-05-2018, 03:25 AM   #4
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I get the impression that the smaller character pads are intended for Melee and Wizard, not ITL. Thus, no spaces for Talents needed.

ITL needs its own full sized character sheet - space for attributes, spells, talents, weapons and gear, trained animal stats, notes, etc. I'm actually kind of surprised we haven't seen mention of such an item to be included in the Legacy Edition box. Maybe it'll just be a page in the back with "permission to photocopy" and a PDF?
A half-sheet should be sufficient for most PC's, even ones who have extensive play
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Old 08-05-2018, 09:34 AM   #5
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Check the $22,000 stretch goal - a "booklet of character and reference sheets".
Ah. Missed that. We haven't seen a mockup of that yet, have we?
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Old 08-07-2018, 11:49 AM   #6
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We have not seen those. Soon, I hope.

Yes, the smaller sheets are intended to be sleevable as cards, or used as one-shots, whichever you prefer. The difference in sizes? There were good arguments for both, and it is so easy to GIVE both and let the user choose.
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Old 08-07-2018, 12:07 PM   #7
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We have not seen those. Soon, I hope.

Yes, the smaller sheets are intended to be sleevable as cards, or used as one-shots, whichever you prefer. The difference in sizes? There were good arguments for both, and it is so easy to GIVE both and let the user choose.
Since TFT Legacy is keeping the distinction between Heroes and Wizards, I thinks it's a good thing that there are two different character pads.
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Old 08-07-2018, 06:51 PM   #8
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Since TFT Legacy is keeping the distinction between Heroes and Wizards, I thinks it's a good thing that there are two different character pads.
Right, but Heroes have Talents, and Wizards Spells, so same size sheet for both labeled Talents/Spells! :)

And the game always has blends, archers with Reverse Missiles, Battleaxe dudes with Blur, etc., at least in our games...
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Old 08-08-2018, 02:40 PM   #9
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Right, but Heroes have Talents, and Wizards Spells, so same size sheet for both labeled Talents/Spells! :)

And the game always has blends, archers with Reverse Missiles, Battleaxe dudes with Blur, etc., at least in our games...
My impression was that the pads we're for Melee and Wizard and the sheets were for ITL. It makes sense not to have talents in that case.
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Old 08-08-2018, 02:44 PM   #10
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That was sort of my impression as well. If I were to assign a mental label to those blank spaces on the right of the two pads, it would probably be "Notes," more than anything else...
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