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Old November 17th, 2007, 04:24 AM
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Heroscape Brief Card for Beginners (Updated 10/30)

Recently, our playgroup has recruited quite a few new players. We sometimes end up with 2 experienced players with 4-5 beginners. And of course they don't usually show up at the same time for us to go over the rule for all of them.
So I have created a brief card and put in it the most important things to play the game. It's size is half of the standard letter size. I searched and realized that someone have had the same idea, but I believe the size is the letter size. The half size may be handy and economic, especially when you want to introduce the game to a large group of people (which will happen to us on next Wednesday). After a short explanation, they can just grab one brief card and start the game. Of course, there are more subtle rules, but they can ask experienced players when those cases arise. I also include a dice chart showing the chance to inflict a wound. Again, for new player, it may be useful.
Please let me know if I missed something important, or if the information is not accurate, or anything that should be changed. Your criticism is welcome here! I will create a PDF file that you can print front and back, then cut in halves to have 2 brief cards after hearing from your comments. Thanks again for your help!

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Here are some other versions of the card with different backgrounds.

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Old November 17th, 2007, 10:17 AM
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Re: Heroscape Brief Card for Beginners.

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Recently, our playgroup has recruited quite a few new players. We sometimes end up with 2 experienced players with 4-5 beginners. And of course they don't usually show up at the same time for us to go over the rule for all of them.
So I have created a brief card and put in it the most important things to play the game. It's size is half of the standard letter size. I searched and realized that someone have had the same idea, but I believe the size is the letter size. The half size may be handy and economic, especially when you want to introduce the game to a large group of people (which will happen to us on next Wednesday). After a short explanation, they can just grab one brief card and start the game. Of course, there are more subtle rules, but they can ask experienced players when those cases arise. I also include a dice chart showing the chance to inflict a wound. Again, for new player, it may be useful.
Please let me know if I missed something important, or if the information is not accurate, or anything that should be changed. Your criticism is welcome here! I will create a PDF file that you can print front and back, then cut in halves to have 2 brief cards after hearing from your comments. Thanks again for your help!

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Not sure if you were referring to my Book of Heroscape with its different guides, rulesets, and battle dossiers, but mine's designed more as a "Strategy Guide" for new and existing players. Mine isn't necessarily designed as a travel companion, as much as a "Bible" if you will. However, I could see one person per GameDay keeping one of them handy in case somebody needed some info.

I applaud your Brief Card because it helps newbies keep certain pertinent info handy on their person. As customizers of the game, the amount of quick-reference material is steadily growing and hopefully we can train a new breed a HeroScapers to play against.

Keep up the good work!
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I love your percentage table for combat results. I usually do this stuff iny my head (ouch!) when writing strategy guides; I will be referring to this a a shorthand in the future.

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That's sweet, for beginners! I may be using your percentage chart a lot anyway!

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Brief Card:

Are you kidding me????

OK, what is the name that I should use now? Or should I print my Heroscape brief card on "brief cards" and sell them to the addicted Heroscapers around here? Then we could have something like:
-I am not sure what the chance to kill your Monk with my Krav Maga....
-Oh, do you want to look at my butt? Wait, let me strip my pant down first!
-I can't see it. It's in the crack!

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LongHeroscaper, The is really great! I'm printing off copies right now!

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LongHeroscaper, The is really great! I'm printing off copies right now!
Thanks ! But please remember it is front and back, and one A4 size paper can print 2 copies. But of course, you can print the way you're pleased !

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LongHeroscaper,

Found a glitch. The super height advantage is 10+the height of the defending figure.

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Old November 18th, 2007, 02:29 AM
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LongHeroscaper,

Found a glitch. The super height advantage is 10+the height of the defending figure.
Thanks! I did remember that, but was not sure how to put it in short. There is also a little bit confusion between the 2 heights: terrain's height and figure's height. In fact, someone here had played height advantage by comparing the height of the figures (so Jotun almost always has height advantage against Deathreavers). I am still not sure how to make it not confusing to new players.
Should it be "10 levels + defending figure's height different" ?

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