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Offline mottomo

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Markers (custom made)
« on: September 05, 2013, 05:31:34 PM »
Hi guys,
I've made some blast markers and orders markers also. I want to post them here for your benefit.
Enjoy!

Miniatures here:



Print-ready download:
blasts:

orders:

Offline AndrewChristlieb

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Re: Markers (custom made)
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2013, 12:51:15 PM »
Cool, how do those blast markers compare to the original?
I don't make the rules, I just think them up and write them down.

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Re: Markers (custom made)
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2013, 06:29:57 PM »
No offence, but the order markers seem to have some wrong symbols?

All Ahead Full, Lock on and Brace for Impact are nice and clear.
And I get 'Full stop' instead of burn retros, that works.

But why is Come to New heading the recycling symbol? Or is that meant to be Reload Ordnance?

And what is that Flag? It's obviously either new heading or reload, but doesn't really represent either intuitively?

My recommendation would be an Arrow describing an S curve for CtnH and a row of three bullets with a + symbol for reload.

The blast markers are neat though :)

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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2013, 08:11:28 PM »
I suspect the recycle triangle is reloading. The flag would then be CTNH, but agreed that it's not clear.
Quite crucial to be able to tell minefields and rally points apart...

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Re: Markers (custom made)
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2013, 07:12:33 PM »
C'mon guys it's not that hard :)
Lock on - aim symbol
brace for impact - exclamation mark + shield + blast
CTNH - flag (similar to strategic games when u flag go- to point for units)
all ahead - 3 arrows
burn retros - stop + arrow with horizontal brick
reload - recycle symbol + triangle

That's ok I'm not offended. I've made those for my personal use so i used slightly different symbols than original. 

If u print those as they are than:
orders circles are 3.7 cm wide
blast markers are squares 2.8x2.8 cm
 and need to be cutted.

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Re: Markers (custom made)
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2013, 09:40:25 PM »
Looks good to me


Have u consider getting Chessex to make your custom order dice?

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Re: Markers (custom made)
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2013, 10:10:14 PM »
C'mon guys it's not that hard :)
Lock on - aim symbol
brace for impact - exclamation mark + shield + blast
CTNH - flag (similar to strategic games when u flag go- to point for units)
all ahead - 3 arrows
burn retros - stop + arrow with horizontal brick
reload - recycle symbol + triangle

That's ok I'm not offended. I've made those for my personal use so i used slightly different symbols than original. 


If it works for you, that's cool. I still don't think CTNH is intuitive. Flag + diagonal b+y stripes to me mean "Watch out, danger!", which I'd associate more with Stopping, bracing or possibly reloading dangerous explosive things.

And while the recycling symbol works...it just creates the silly image for me of ships having torpedoes on a bungee line to catch and refill them. But the only actual problem I have with it is that it's the only symbol that seems to represent a change of direction somehow, meaning it makes a better candidate for CTNH than the flag for people trying to guess.


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Re: Markers (custom made)
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2013, 10:56:29 PM »
Reduce, reuse, reload torpedoes. :D
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« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2013, 11:05:11 PM »


If it works for you, that's cool. I still don't think CTNH is intuitive. Flag + diagonal b+y stripes to me mean "Watch out, danger!", which I'd associate more with Stopping, bracing or possibly reloading dangerous explosive things.

Now that I think about it, y'know what it says? MINEFIELD.
Quite crucial to be able to tell minefields and rally points apart...

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Re: Markers (custom made)
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2013, 11:50:06 PM »
True, that it does, now that you mention it.

Quite crucial to be able to tell minefields and rally points apart...

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« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2013, 11:01:20 AM »
Quite crucial to be able to tell minefields and rally points apart...
;D ;D ;D
Quite crucial to be able to tell minefields and rally points apart...

Offline mottomo

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Re: Markers (custom made)
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2013, 12:19:52 PM »
Lol. I'm not forcing anyone to use them :P Mine filed made my day.

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Markers (custom made)
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2013, 08:02:43 PM »
Thanks for the motto that'll be really useful! Don't know why I haven't done this before. I really need to get on to making some of the other counters in BFG rather then a peace of torn paper in an asteroid field! :)

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Re: Markers (custom made)
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2013, 11:57:14 AM »
Btw if u need markers like asteroids fields or gas clouds, I will gladly make them just tell me what size/colors u need :)