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wynteriii
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BF Monster Cards

Post Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:03 pm

I've seen a couple of systems have monster cards for easy access to monster information. Would Basic Fantasy players enjoy some cards?
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Re: BF Monster Cards

Post Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:35 am

I think they can be handy in some cases for the GM.

Would it need to have a graphic on it for each monster, or not? If not, should there be a standard BFRPG title, logo, etc. on the back of each card? I think it would be easy to fit the name, stat-block and a short description on each card, and then from there can decide how many cards to fit to a sheet of paper...
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Re: BF Monster Cards

Post Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:11 pm

I think this would be a very cool project, and if done well could be something produced for print via Amazon.
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Re: BF Monster Cards

Post Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:15 pm

cards were the downfall of TSR
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Re: BF Monster Cards

Post Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:24 pm

Hywaywolf wrote:cards were the downfall of TSR
i would not rely on them, but they would be cool to have as little reference tools.
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Re: BF Monster Cards

Post Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:27 pm

You'd spend more time searching through the cards for the monster that you wanted than you would just opening the book or searching on your computer
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Re: BF Monster Cards

Post Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:02 pm

Agreed with Hywaywolf.
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wynteriii
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Re: BF Monster Cards

Post Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:16 pm

Hywaywolf wrote:You'd spend more time searching through the cards for the monster that you wanted than you would just opening the book or searching on your computer
I guess so. I didn't take that into consideration.
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Re: BF Monster Cards

Post Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:46 pm

Hywaywolf wrote:You'd spend more time searching through the cards for the monster that you wanted than you would just opening the book or searching on your computer
True but I can also see them being used at the game table to save time. With cards you can have the monsters that are involved in that session/battle out and handy and you don't have to flip back and forth in the book to look up stats, etc.
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Re: BF Monster Cards

Post Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:04 pm

I can see a use for the DM to use them if they felt they didn't use a computer, but it will be an endless need for new cards everytime someone comes up with new monsters. And its not much of a step from having cards for the DM to giving the card to the players instead of describing the critter. One of the things that turned me off to 4e when I played in a game on release day was all the cards. People were always consulting them and trying to choose between them for the best result. Instead of just playing and using their imagination. well, that and that my 1st level rogue had a card that gave me +9 to hit and I had 17 hps and endless heals.
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