Monday, August 1, 2016

If The Game's Gotta Have Markers. . .


I prefer not to have markers on my game table. If I have to use them, I want them to be functional first, and then meet an aesthetic standard. The white and red D4s (die with 4 sides numbered 1 through 4) I have been using to track "volume of fire" and "disruptions" in my games of This Very Ground, and "hits" in Black Powder are very functional but perhaps a little distracting on the table. So I'm always on the lookout for nice markers.

I found these wooden markers at a local (Twin Cities) game store, and it turns out they're made by a local artist. Check out TRE Games here for lots of cool toys. 

I like the simple, wooden look of these markers. I used a red colored pencil to color the inset numbers to represent "excess hits" when needed. Here is how they'll look with a typical "small" Black Powder unit - representing a third of a battalion on my table.



 Like 'em?

2 comments:

  1. Litko makes blood splatter tokens out of acrylic.

    http://www.litko.net/products/Blood-Splat-Tokens%2C-Red-%285%29.html#.V6FjcWVos3E
    http://www.litko.net/products/Blood-Spray-Tokens%2C-Red-%285%29.html#.V6Fjc2Vos3E

    Or you could make your own out of shrinky dinks.

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  2. Hi Stu. I like the blood splatters but they don't look right in the grass. . . to me.

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