Saturday, September 5, 2009

Resource Cards: Test Run

Here is a picture of some resource cards that I printed, on 110 lb card-stock, as a test run to see how the resource cards would turn out.

The cards are roughly 1" x 1.25". There was enough room on those cards for a very short title, a picture of the item, and some text at the bottom.

While I am reasonably satisfied with the way they turned out, I can't help but think that I need to make the cards a touch larger, say 1.25" x 1.75", in order to allow for more text at the bottom.

5 comments:

Jay said...

These are neat, kinda reminds me of the treasure cards from the old Dungeon! board game. Sounds like they're about the same size too. Fun!

A Paladin In Citadel said...

Yes, but with pretty pictures!

I remember playing that game, there were only a handful of different types of treasures.

But it was a great super-rules-light iteration of D&D, and could be played to the end-game in under two hours.

ze bulette said...

I like, although without a type of card holder or display tool at some point it might defeat the purpose (if it's to aid in resource management). Do you have a PDF?

Another link I thought you might find of interest:
http://dungeonsndigressions.blogspot.com/2009/07/dungeon-boardgame-more-scans.html
:-)

Jay said...

Ze, your scans turned out quite nice! I tried to make some of my own last year, with less successful results (the board is too dang big!).

I had hoped to make a more portable version of the game...

A Paladin In Citadel said...

"I like, although without a type of card holder or display tool at some point it might defeat the purpose (if it's to aid in resource management). Do you have a PDF?"

It's still in draft form, but i'm happy to pdf and share it with you once it's cleaned up a little. There are some copyright issues though, the images are borrowed.

I am going to try to design a card-holder, to hold the character card and the resource cards. It will need clear pockets so you can see the resource and character cards. I'm still trying to settle upon a character card size / orientation / placement for such a holder.