Damage counters

Discussion in 'Games: TCG' started by JediBrain, Jul 17, 2004.

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  1. JediBrain Jedi Master

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    Apr 26, 2004
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    What's everyone using for damage counters? I've got some of the cardboard ones that came in tha AOTC starter box, and I have some dice I use for things with larger health.

    Is there anything else that works well? Eventually I'm going to lose those little cardboard bits....

    Thanks,
    Brian
  2. Sho-sa_Kurita Jedi Padawan

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    Jul 17, 2004
    Dice are the way to go in my view.
  3. RedneckJedi Historian, JediOKC Manager Emeritus

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    May 20, 2002
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    You can go to Wal Mart or a crafts store to buy colored beads (preferably with a flat edge). They're relatively inexpensive, especially compared to what a gaming store will charge you for the same thing.

    There are pros and cons to the type of damage/build counters you use. As you said, the little cardboard ones will disappear. The bead counters will really start piling up, especially when a Trade Federation Control Core starts taking damage. I'll switch over to a multi-sided die if it comes to that.

    I don't like using six-sided dice for build/damage because they can easily be confused with a dice roll, and because jostling can flip a die quickly. However, a die keeps things neat-n-tidy.
  4. JediBrain Jedi Master

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    Apr 26, 2004
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    I have a bunch of those craft beads from when I used to play Magic. I never really liked them then, and I still find them hard to play with now. I think I'll just buy a bunch of small six-siders and go with them. You're right, they are very tidy.

    Brian
  5. Grand Admiral Strife RSA Emeritus

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    Jun 21, 2001
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    just be sure the dice are different colors from the roll dice :p

    for larger targets I like to use a 20 sided die
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