Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Resource Cards Progress

I do want to assure you, I have not abandoned my resource cards project.

Unfortunately, this project just keeps growing. I'm now up to some 1200 potential resource cards and counting.

I have roughly 100 armor cards near completion, and about the same number of gem and coin cards.

I am trying to put the finishing touches on at least a couple of cards each day. Once I get my first card sheet completed (probably one of the armor sheets) I intend to jpeg and post it.


Gothridge Manor said...

I'm not sure if you mentioned this in an earlier post, but are the cards for a game you are developing or to be a suppliment to any tabletop gaming?

Timeshadows said...

While this sounds very admirable, I must wonder after the plethora of cards.
--What sorts of armour are you detailing 100 individual cards?

Jay said...

Wow! That's quite a lot of loot you're amassing!

Aaron E. Steele said...

@Tim: I would like to make the items "system neutral" which means avoiding, if possible, mechanics on the cards, just the name and image of the item. I am including gold values on the gem cards, however. There will be space on the bottom of the cards to pencil in the mechanics.

@Timshadows: this resource is intended for referees to share with the players. Considering that there could be as many as 10 players at the table, I have many iterations of leather armor, for example (but they are not all pictures of the same leather armor). There are several different sized shields, different helmets, and so on. Again, the idea is to reduce abstraction, so having different pictures on cards that represent the same item helps differentiate and personalize the items.

@Jay: yes, I created a bit of a monster for myself, but adding a couple of pictures each day has allowed me to avoid becoming overwhelmed.

Timeshadows said...

I think you have my vote for 'Most Considerate GM of the Year' award.

Oh, wait, you have Canadian players, not US Philistines.
--Now it all makes sense. :D

Keep up the good work,

Aaron E. Steele said...

It's the cross we Canadians bear with good humour (notice the "u"? ... how Canadian!)

Timeshadows said...

I, too, spell the Queen's English.
--Oddly, my Torontonian friend did not.

Aaron E. Steele said...

Then clearly Torontonians must be a sub-class of Canadian. Don't tell your friend though, or they might cut our rail subsidy.

There's a barrel of dirty oil in it for you.

Jay said...

@Pal, so do you must then print multiples of each item? I'd be interested in a future post at some point on your process.

Aaron E. Steele said...

Some of the sheets of cards have multiple copies of particular items. For example, I think my standard equipment sheet has 5 backpacks. THere's no way to know exactly how many cards you will need of each item, but i'm trying to keep the need for preprinting entire card sheets to a minimum, by having enough items on a card sheet for a "typical" party, whatever that is.

Timeshadows said...

re: oil :D