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Kirk Alderfer Supporting Member of TMP12 May 2021 9:29 p.m. PST

Was curious what folks liked in a record card ? I am working on smaller cards(playing card size) so I can use less ink and use card protectors.

Trying to work out that fine balance of simpler game play with added details to make it interesting.


Levi the Ox12 May 2021 10:01 p.m. PST

I like playing card size, personally, but do test the legibility of it.

As to card layout, if some of the values are only ever a couple of boxes, you could make a second partial column to use the space more efficiently. Or have the front be the side to track adjustable stats (like damage) while fixed stats go on the back.

Kirk Alderfer Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2021 6:28 a.m. PST

Tweaked a bit for clarity

Wolfhag13 May 2021 7:27 a.m. PST

Good job.


emckinney13 May 2021 7:44 p.m. PST

Font is too heavy for such a small font size. Font size is really too small as well.

Push the image up and/or make it smaller. Try wrapping the chevron hit bubbles more, have 2 columns of hit locations. For the right-hand column, try left-aligning just past the midpoint of the card, then try putting the icons down the right edge of the card with the bubbles to their left. For flag and man, the bubbles need to start aligned with the first bubble in all of other rows (all of the rows need to have their first bubble aligned vertically).

45thdiv Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2021 3:31 a.m. PST

Yes, font is too small. It looks like you made the font bold so they would seem to be bigger, but it just makes the font fuzzy. I like where you're going though.

Stryderg14 May 2021 8:07 a.m. PST

You have a lot of white space in the lower right.
Consider putting your data in 2 columns, with 2 rows of hit boxes as needed. That might give you enough space to increase the font size a bit.

Or put the data icons in 2 rows down the middle with the hit point circles to the left and right. It would give you more of a centered look, but that may cause some confusion for new players.

Kirk Alderfer Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2021 9:39 a.m. PST

Ok, went with the two column approach. Content/damage bubbles to the left and right.


and an alternate version

Stryderg14 May 2021 2:52 p.m. PST

Well, that doesn't look as good as I thought it might.
Maybe just put it in 2 columns: icon | # | circles || icon | # | circles
Sorry to give you more work, I hope you get what you want out of it, though.

Kirk Alderfer Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2021 10:02 a.m. PST

Updated the alternate version, like this a little better


Stryderg15 May 2021 11:16 a.m. PST

There you go. How's the font size? readable?

Kirk Alderfer Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2021 12:26 p.m. PST

Font size is Arial 6, not bold. Readable, I think so. Its been suggested I try Visio or Inkscape. Using PowerPoint as thats what I have. So considering I dont think it looks bad. And they print well.
Will work on the Transport, Small Combat Unit and Installations tonight.

Andy ONeill16 May 2021 9:00 a.m. PST

6 point letters is very small

Kirk Alderfer Supporting Member of TMP17 May 2021 1:36 p.m. PST

Updates with a small font size increase;
Capital Ship

Transport Ship


Outpost(Installation Type 1)

Kirk Alderfer Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2021 7:52 a.m. PST

Initiative cards

Kirk Alderfer Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2021 2:35 p.m. PST

Went with a double sided card to be able to fit everything I need and the placed the ship pic on the back.

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