Can we get numbered pawn bases?


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The title says it all.

I often run encounters where I have three, four, or more of the same type of creature. But I lose track of who's who, which makes it hard to remember who has how many hit points, who has temporary status effects, etc.

The problem worsens when they move around each other on the battlefield -- my improvised system of writing HP totals on my sheet the same way they are positioned on the mat becomes useless.

So it would be great to have pawn bases that are numbered, or of different colors, so I don't lose track! :)


I have the same problem.

Liberty's Edge

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I use small round stickers that I put on the bases of my D&D miniatures and then number them (I also use different colours to help differentiate Emerald Claw Soldier 1 from Goblin 1).

I imagine you could do the same with the Pawn bases.


That's a good idea. Something I might try...

Though I'm also bringing it up because I think it would be a good product idea! :)


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Bases with numbers or different colors would be awesome. A 'second base' that can fit under the existing to denote spell effects could be welcome as well.


Here's one solution.

It's more for mini's, but I don't see why it couldn't work for pawns/tokens, etc. Not the cheapest solution, but you could use it for inspiration and make your own.

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I colored/drew around the borders of the pawns with different colors and patterns to make them stand out from each other, so now you can identify them as "the one with the jagged green border," "the one with the red wave border," "the one with the square yellow border," and so on.


Sean - to avoid experimentation - did you find a brand or type of marker/color that worked better for you?

Did you just use acrylic paint? Just curious.


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I use this kind of pen (sorry, page in German) that paints a white varnish to write numbers on the bases. i'm sure something similar should be available in the US. I think Edding is for us Germans what Sharpie is for you Americans.

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I used narrow-point sharpies. The coating on the pawns might mean the colors will smear after a time, so perhaps using acrylic paint would be better...

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Due to a house of girls here I always have colored plastic gems with sticky on the bottom. The gems come off the pawns with ease and don't hide the pic.

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I use a dab of colored nail polish. The nice part is that if you decide you don't want the color on there it usually just chips off really easily.

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We do color-code the colored box behind the number on the pawns themselves when we provide multiples within a set....


Vic Wertz wrote:
We do color-code the colored box behind the number on the pawns themselves when we provide multiples within a set....

Yeahhhh...I was kinda wondering about this. The only ones that I have that aren't numbered/color-coded came from the Beginner Box.

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I believe a customer gave us the suggestion after the Beginner Box came out.

Shadow Lodge

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We use these.

One of the local GMs in our area uses them, but we kept forgetting to ask where they came from.

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Tokens from Dapper Devil are pretty handy for marking individual minis or pawns, by the way.


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Thank you, JohnF, for mentioning us.

To The Rot Grub (and anyone who might be interested), our Mini Counters are specifically made for tracking enemies and monsters easily. They simply stick to the minis! For storage, all Mini Counters and Markers come in an enclosed plastic case.

Also, right now all of our profits are going to a fundraiser for a gamer in need.

In fact, to help with the fundraiser, I'll throw in a few extra counters with every order...

Take care, and good gaming!

http://stuffershack.com/store/

Shadow Lodge

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I use the Mini Counters as well and a couple of the GMs in our area do too. They are great and come in a variety of colors so you don't mix them up with someone else's set.

A little off-topic, but I also like the mount minis from stuffershack.

Liberty's Edge

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Little stickers on the bases is what I've done. I did that with my set from Bestiary Box, so I've got 20 numbered mediums, 10 numbered larges, and 5 numbered huges. That's enough.

Back when I just had the Bestiary Box, I sometimes wished I had more bases. (6 PCs, plus NPCs that sometimes tag along, plus familiars, etc., eat up bases fast.) Now that I've got three Bestiary Boxes and the NPC Codex Box, I have more bases than I need.... I generally use non-numbered bases for the PCs' figures, as they're supposed to recognize who they are. (I've been using figures from Arion Games for PCs, as I really like those. With both those and the Paizo Paper Minis, I print them out and fold them a little differently so that they are almost thick enough to stay in the Bestiary Box bases (sometimes needing an additional cardstock shim). Being able to carry them around an just-flat pawns rather than as paper minis with bases makes it much easier to carry around a whole lot in a box.)

Liberty's Edge

I use Alea tools. You place a small, removable piece of magnetic receptive material on under the base, and then put the Alea tool (a small disc with a magnet inside) under that. you can buy edge marks for the tools (labels with numbers or conditions, etc.) that you peel off and put around the edge of the tool.

It isn't the cheapest, but it works great! I love them.


Tourq wrote:

Thank you, JohnF, for mentioning us.

To The Rot Grub (and anyone who might be interested), our Mini Counters are specifically made for tracking enemies and monsters easily. They simply stick to the minis! For storage, all Mini Counters and Markers come in an enclosed plastic case.

Also, right now all of our profits are going to a fundraiser for a gamer in need.

In fact, to help with the fundraiser, I'll throw in a few extra counters with every order...

Take care, and good gaming!

http://stuffershack.com/store/

I just got these - simply put - awesome - can't recommend them enough.

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