Friday, June 10, 2011

Stand Up for Your Tokens

Last Tuesday I picked up some plastic stands for cardboard tokens from my FLGS. Just over a month ago I was going over some old BattleTech stuff after taking a look at Neuroshima Hex on my iPhone due to a recommendation by a friend. I had no idea of what had gone on in that game since 1990. This game has really spawned a fan base. The Unseen - who knew? Those are the only BattleMechs I know. 

Well I uncovered all the new "Classic BattleTech" stuff from Catalyst Game Labs and wanted to be able to produce my own tokens with stands from the files they provided. Thus the order for the stands.

Well I am more than pleased with these things. $4.00 for ten stands seems pretty reasonable. That's $40 for 100 individual game pieces. The ones I got are from Fantasy Flight Games and they look great made out of clear plastic, much better than the ones that came with the BattleTech game.

I eventually hope to use these with a combination of miniatures for use in Fields of Battle by Troll Lord Games. This product is probably the best miniatures wargame product I've ever seen, at least for me, because it allows you to bring your FRPG characters right in with the units. Finally a smooth way to have the PCs enter the epic battle. I found the paper tokens that came with the set and the maps pretty much useless (and perfect examples of Peter Bradley's crappy smeary smudgy Photoshop style - its not the only style he has - its just the only one here). One might be better off to just purchase the PDF for this product because the content, if not the packaging, is brilliant. 

I would also like to make common monster miniature tokens to use with my Legends of Early Greyhawk campaign for Pathfinder. They'd be great for TSR's Marvel Super Heroes and Adventures of Indiana Jones too.

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