David Bickley's Wargames Blog

The occassional ramblings of an average gamer, journeyman painter, indifferent modeller, games designer, sometime writer for Wargames Illustrated and host of games in GHQ.

Monday, 25 March 2013

Action Cards for Funsen

As we've started to play games now using Funsen, my 'rules in development' for Samurai skirmish games set in the 'Age of Wars', I thought that I ought to graduate from the hand written cards which I've been using in development to something looking a little more professional at least. This is the result of my initial endeavours ~







 









All the images I've used were found on the web using searches for traditional Japanese art. Of course they probably can't be used commercially due to copyright issues, but they are fine for home use here in GHQ. They were printed using a colour laser printer and then laminated in small playing card pockets, just as I made the cards for our Pulp and F&IW games. My wife cut them all out to size for me, using one of her super duper craft tools which I'm bared from using! The main character on each side has three cards, while the Ninjas and lesser Samurai have two and the remaining game elements have one. I've made a number of generic cards to allow for events together with two end of turn cards unoriginally labelled 'The Tea Ceremony'. Some of them will no doubt be reworked or replaced, but I like the general look of the thing as we say here. I've also made a simple Campaign Map grid to allow games to be played in a context allowing an ongoing heroic, or otherwise, tale to unfold for your main character.

7 comments:

  1. This looks really interesting. I'd love to see it in action - are you going to be at Salute this year?

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    1. Thanks Stuart, but its a good way off being shown to anyone yet. I shall be at Salute though (DV).

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  2. Very impressive work !

    Best regards Michael

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  3. Very wise Mrs.B - I wouldn't let you near anything too sharp either!

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    1. I'd best keep away from your tongue then.;~)

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  4. Ever since I bought a laminator, I get a bit excited by seeing other people's laminating work. Nice cards!

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