06 August 2008

Chance Cards. . . .

Just a quick note to let you know that I’ve placed the text for my planned Tactical Chance Cards in the appropriate section “Files” over at Old School Wargaming. I'm going to try to use the picture above on the backside of the cards and protect both sides with clear contact paper or something to provide a bit more sturdiness. Anyway, have a look if you’d like. Click on the link below and then go to the files section, scrolling down to "Tactical Chance Cards.doc" or "Tactical Chance Cards.rtf".


Enjoy messing around with these, or adding to them, to suit your own particular horse and musket visions. I'm interested to learn what you come up with.

Finally, The Indras spent two rocking' hours practicing a couple of new songs and running through some older ones this evening. Read all about it at The Indras blog at:



Major Wittering said...

Hi Stokes

These cards are really useful. Thanks for posting them. One or two are rather drastic, though, don't you think? The game could end in turn 1 if a thunderstorm occurs (but, then, that's something for the blog, I suppose).
I won't have chance for a game I can use them in just yet, but will let you know when I do. Maybe we should all be adding to this list as new ideas come along, for collective use.



MurdocK said...

Hope you have fun with the chance cards, maybe you could post them in another format soon?

Stokes Schwartz said...

Hi Noel,

Drastic? Oh, yes! I tried to think of my military history as I was dreaming these up. Many are based on battles like the Waterloo campaign and the Battle of Balaklava, where things like thunderstorms, sunken roads, personality conflicts, and miscommunication caused terrible messes that (other) commanders had to deal with. Please feel free to add some slightly more upbeat events to this list. ;-)

Hi Murdock,
I've just sent you the file in RTF. Let me know if it opens up for you.

Best Regards,


Capt Bill said...

Love the photo you are using for the back of the cards...Bill

Bluebear Jeff said...

Stokes, you might want to laminate the cards. Most office supply stores (such as Staples) carry laminating kits.

-- Jeff

Fitz-Badger said...

Another option is to use plastic card protectors. You should be able to find packs of these almost anywhere that sells collectible card games. Of course then you'd probably want to size your cards to fit the card protectors.
I don't know how it would compare price-wise with laminating, but does have the advatange of being able to switch cards out.

Der Alte Fritz said...

Stokes: how about setting up some links to some of the other Imagination site blogs? At least have one to the Emperor vs Elector blog and then we can easily navigate from there to other blogs.

As it is now, it is rather clunky going to your site and then having to type in the address of other sites in my grand tour of blogs each day. Virtually all of the other blogs have links of some kind. This would make yours a little more user friendly.


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