Hi everyone, David.
I’ve really embraced the cardboard counter thing. I have a whole variety of
Dragons. Their sizes are:
1/2, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14, 19, 24, and 30 hexes. (Many people have
complimented me on my ink work for those counters.)
I’ve made flat counters for terrain, dungeon dressing, treasure, and lots and
lots of monsters. I’ve probably drawn 150 to 200 hymenopterans, many of
new types. I have maybe 5 varieties of man eating plants.
Lately I’ve been putting a bunch of work into multi-hex terrain counters
because with some good ones, I can build big, complex, areas of terrain fast.
Previously I’ve used generic counters. “Today, those counters are trees and
THESE strips of cardboard are the sides of buildings.” Lately I am making the
counters nicer, which represent particular types of terrain. “These counters
will ALWAYS represent brambles, and those ones - a bolder field”.
These counters are not professional quality, but they are good enough for my
One thing I’ve pushed on the SJG forum is having more variety of counters in
their supplements and games. Does death test really need more giants, wolves
bears, gargoyles? I’ve already got ALL of those in basic Melee and Wizard. If
DT gave me 2 Low Renders, 2 Termagants, a Phalanx & a Gantua, I might have
been tempted to buy 4 copies so I could get a decent size hive of bugs.
Warm regards, Rick.