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Monday, 24 February 2014

On the Cards

Rather than show you what I've managed to paint up this week (they're still awaiting their varnish-aarrgghhh) I'm showing what I received in the post last week.
Those of you that follow Colgar6's blog will already know that he like to use cards in his games and has developed  some of his own. I ordered two sets of cards from Artscow in January one was another set of event cards for ATZ designed to compliment Colgar6's (I already have his original deck) but the other was Colgar6's deck designed to be used with the game "Full Thrust".
This new deck for ATZ was designed by "Spendlove" and whilst I haven't looked through all the deck yet they look pretty good. As in the first deck there is a mix of styles to the cards but mostly they use photographs.
The cards are sturdy and well finished, with a semi-gloss look to them.
I haven't a clue what font is used on them but they are easily read.
They are also what is known as a Poker sized deck which means that the cards are slightly wider than what we'd normally play cards with (they're called bridge cards), which does mean that quite a lot of readable print can be put onto a card.
In ATZ the most frequent occurrence of an "event" in game terms would be the equivalent of throwing a 6 on a d6 each turn, which given that ATZ games have maybe two dozen turns or so means that on average I only expect about 4 events each time I play. Now, with 108 cards in my event deck I doubt I see much repetition of cards for a long time.

As I mentioned above, I also bought Colgar6's  excellent deck of cards for "Full Thrust" a game using miniature space craft.
The cards are of the same  robust quality of the ATZ cards adorned with pictures mainly from Star Trek. Whilst I may not be a fan of Star trek, no others are more iconic perhaps that Kirk,  Spock, Bones etc.






I haven't been slacking from my Zombies either, I painted up two dozen or more civilians and made a great start on the next wad of Zombies that are mainly Old Glory figures.
The picture on the right however, shows the first ever figures that I based for this project. They are zombie-smith miniatures, now released from the hell that was their slotta base. In between painting this week I'm hoping to mount these on my preferred 20mm bases using either washers or pennies.

That's it for another week and as always your comments are both welcomed and appreciated.

18 comments:

  1. Those cards are a delight. At present I do not need them, or I would be on a serious quest to get some. I am sure they will add greatly to the game. Nice one Jo,

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    1. Thanks Clint, on the web site there are "homemade2 cards for very game imaginable

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    1. I am too Michael, they fit the bill nicely.

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  3. Nice cards Joe. Let me know how much they help the game.

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    1. They basically replace the tables in a scenario when and event is called for (basically doubles), Using tables for event gets very repettitve very quickly despite the low number of events.

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  4. Very nice cards. I'm need to speak to Colgar about those cards as when the Across the Dead Earth event cards are locked into the rules I want to get some made for it

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    1. I'm sure that C6 will be more than pleased to help and the Company Artscow helped him too I believe.

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  5. Hugh's ATZ cards are a real delight. I'm not that interested in his Full Thrust cards (don't play it and doubt if I ever will) but I have no doubt that they will be of the same high quality.

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    1. Yes, they are and these fit in nicely with Hugh's too.

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  6. Aw, I'm blushing now. Thanks for the kind words, Joe - though actually it's not too hard to make such cards.

    The font used is Calibri, by the way.

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    1. Thanks C6, you've inspired me in so many ways and obviously others too.
      see akso Brummie's post above.

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  7. Those cards do look superb. The 'flip a card, any card' can add so much to any game

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    1. You're right, events card are great.

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  8. I use the random events deck from Colgar as well. I think they add a nice element, and at the very least save me from rolling for one more thing during a game...

    The new cards look interesting. I may have to see if I can order a set to use as well. Thanks for the review of them!

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    1. NP, I thin C6 also reviewed them onhis blog page, you can get the addy to order them from him I think. Without an addy finding them on Artscowis torturous

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  9. Oh, those are fantastic! As with everything different, I was never much fan of an idea of using cards in my games, but the more I see them used, the more I like the unpredictable events they bring to play.

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    1. There are some times I like cards and other times when they shouldn't be used.

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