Printing Cards

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tsrhale
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Printing Cards


Hi. I'm an old player who keeps bringing his mini's up from the basement to play with from time to time.

I wanted to ask what you guys recommend printing the new cards on, or reprinting the original stat cards on for that matter, as I have no desire to print off a thousand new cards to play the new rules on.
I'm happy with the old rules for playing with my kids.

Let me know if you folks has used card stock 90 lbs or 65lbs... or glossy or matte finish and what you like. Or if you just print it on paper and glue it to an old card.

Regards,

TSR

StephenGRoy
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Most of us print out the warbands and use a sheet protector. That way a dry erase marker can be used and the sheet just wiped clean.

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tried
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See the links section perhaps?

You can download DDM Webcard for online use,
or...
Pat Lynch has developed a fantastic windows based database the gives printable PDFs...

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tsrhale
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fantastic guys, I'll look to see what that can do for me.

DarkRequiem
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I'm curious, tried. Can you please post that database's link? I'd like to give it a try. Smile

tsrhale
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Just type in the name and it even matches the words... very nice.

DDM Web Card DB

DarkRequiem
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Thanks. Smile
I was at work so I didn't have many chances to search for it. It works wonderfuly. Now... Is there anything similar for the OE? Tongue

tried
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I think OE had Bifur.

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nuts316
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Another idea I came up with:

Build the warband with the warband building tool. It gives you a pdf page with the cards for the warband. If you have a tablet or laptop then just put that pdf on there for power reference. I keep a dry erase board from marking hit points and status effects per unit. Saves tons of printing this way.

lleyfoxtrott
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printing cards, is it the one like an scsi card in which if theirs no more printer port for parallel cable connections at the back of the computer and it will be added? if so, printer card is being replace nowadays by usb port. it must have been for special purpose only that this must be in use.

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kingius
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I use poker chips beneath the bases of miniatures for hitpoint tracking. If minis are bunched together it can get a bit awkward, but it does leave just special abilities and spell use for the cards. I also use bead counters for expending psychic power points and pile them onto the cards as the power points are used. Often, I use a different colour for a bless. I also use those little hoops from the necks of bottles that have plastic tops to throw over minis to say things like 'stunned'. By the way, I also play the original edition. I just like the unpredictability of morale too much (variety).

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alepulp
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Nice ideas there! OE rocks Smile

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roblyon
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Card stock paper around 80 weight, I believe it is. Sleeve and use a dry erase pen to record damage German Staedtler is the best pen out there. Been doing this for years and it is a great system.

For tracking conditions, nothing seems to be perfect. Yo can record it on the card or use various color-coded gee gaws like bird rings. I use acrylic condition tokens from Dapper Devil. Justin there is an old DDM pro and has everything you need. When I play solo I use his trays with slots of the the tokens. Keeps track of everything even down to save end effects versus non save ends. Keep token up right for Save ends and rotate ninety degrees to rep non-save end effects.

Looking forward to these Orc Stats, thanks for tackling that.

Justjooaivan
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Me and Mr. Tulip have adopted this practice where when we use the Warbandtool to print our teams, we always print one sheet per battle for our own marker use (b & w, not a cost issue) and one extra sheet to hand over to or opponents so that they never need to stop and ask to take a look at our cards. So far this has received much positive feedback from opponents.

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roblyon
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I use 80lb card stock. You can even go a little lighter and do fine in a good deck protector. Sometimes we just use paper for a quick and dirty card print out too.