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Old 10-28-2017, 05:26 PM   #1
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Default Suggestion for bases with DFRPG

If SJ Games does a reprint of the bases here is a suggestion:

Sequentially number each base.

That way I can write a 1 and track everything that happens to that otherwise (almost) identical monster off board.

eg four corpse golems numbered 1 - 4 vs having to remember which is which.
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Old 10-28-2017, 05:47 PM   #2
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Not a bad idea. For the black bases you can get a Paint Pen from Walmart for about $2 which would allow you to write on them. I liked the silver one, and used it to color in the arrows. For the color bases you can write on them with a black Sharpie.
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Old 10-28-2017, 10:23 PM   #3
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If SJ Games does a reprint of the bases here is a suggestion:

Sequentially number each base.

That way I can write a 1 and track everything that happens to that otherwise (almost) identical monster off board.

eg four corpse golems numbered 1 - 4 vs having to remember which is which.
Is that practical to manufacture, though? SJG would not only have to produce bases numbered 1 through X, but would have to make sure that each little bag of, say, 12 bases properly contained the numbers 1 through 12.

(Maybe a simple thing in the modern factory. I don't know.)
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Old 10-29-2017, 06:43 AM   #4
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Not a bad idea. For the black bases you can get a Paint Pen from Walmart for about $2 which would allow you to write on them. I liked the silver one, and used it to color in the arrows. For the color bases you can write on them with a black Sharpie.
I am going shopping today to do this very thing. Great idea.

Also, does anyone know if there is a way to purchase more bases? I did a cursory search of Warehouse 23 and I couldn't find any. Many combats will require more than a dozen, especially when the PCs and their entourage are using a bunch.
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Old 10-29-2017, 11:00 AM   #5
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I am going shopping today to do this very thing. Great idea.
Look in the craft section for the Paint Pen.

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Also, does anyone know if there is a way to purchase more bases? I did a cursory search of Warehouse 23 and I couldn't find any. Many combats will require more than a dozen, especially when the PCs and their entourage are using a bunch.
Phil Reed answered this in another thread.

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There will be packs of bases available on Warehouse 23 -- http://www.warehouse23.com/ -- in the next month or two. We overran the sets of black and rainbow bases to offer for sale.
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Old 10-29-2017, 11:02 AM   #6
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Is that practical to manufacture, though? SJG would not only have to produce bases numbered 1 through X, but would have to make sure that each little bag of, say, 12 bases properly contained the numbers 1 through 12.
I would imagine that this is not significantly more difficult than making 6 different colors of bases and making sure that each set contains two of each color.
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Old 10-29-2017, 11:45 AM   #7
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I've just cut out little small squares of sticker (e.g. from labels or something) and put them on bases, and written numbers in pen. Not quite as elegant as paint pens, but it works, and it used things I had on hand.
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Old 10-29-2017, 01:47 PM   #8
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How about... bases that let two SM+0 characters engage in C-range combat?
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Old 10-29-2017, 02:15 PM   #9
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How about... bases that let two SM+0 characters engage in C-range combat?
Even minis intended for hugely popular games like PFRPG don't take into account that grappling puts characters in the same space.
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Old 10-29-2017, 03:01 PM   #10
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Even minis intended for hugely popular games like PFRPG don't take into account that grappling puts characters in the same space.
Well... instead of being inconvenient because the other guy gets away with it, how about not? The thread was called, "Suggestion for bases with DFRPG," after all.
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