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Vehicle Stat Cards

Postby UmbraPhasmatis » Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:53 pm

I was just curious. If we have stat cards/sheets for minifigs, why not have the same for Structures? Is it because of being too complicated, or has it simply never happened?
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Re: Vehicle Stat Cards

Postby IVhorseman » Sun Jun 17, 2012 1:13 pm

Nobody really goes through the effort to do it, but yeah there's absolutely no reason not to. Technically, the horse stat card is a vehicle stat card.
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Re: Vehicle Stat Cards

Postby samuelzz10 » Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:50 pm

I am sick of this. If people tell me what hey would like on a vehicle stat card, then by damn I'll make one.


Nobody is asking me to make a stat card. I am currently a whining :bitch: . Next time, I promise I will do my best to not get angry at other people for playing the game the way they want to.
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Re: Vehicle Stat Cards

Postby sjosten » Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:25 pm

Well, that's an interesting edit.
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Re: Vehicle Stat Cards

Postby Ben-Jammin » Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:29 pm

sjosten wrote:Well, that's an interesting edit.
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Re: Vehicle Stat Cards

Postby stubby » Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:37 pm

Stat cards are good for stuff that's standardized - you're likely to have lots and lots of regular Minifigs, and there's a good chance you'll have some Horses. But other types of vehicles and structures tend to be pretty unique, like you're not likely to have a dozen death tanks or castles. Making stat cards for something you'll only ever have one of doesn't seem like it would be that useful, unless you need it for convention scenarios or something.
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Re: Vehicle Stat Cards

Postby samuelzz10 » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:23 pm

samuelzz10 wrote:I am sick of this. If people tell me what hey would like on a vehicle stat card, then by damn I'll make one.


Nobody is asking me to make a stat card. I am currently a whining :bitch: . Next time, I promise I will do my best to not get angry at other people for playing the game the way they want to.

Sorry, I was being a little bit pissy. But yes, I will make one because I have every now and then heard people talk about one.
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Re: Vehicle Stat Cards

Postby IVhorseman » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:49 pm

stubby wrote:Stat cards are good for stuff that's standardized - you're likely to have lots and lots of regular Minifigs, and there's a good chance you'll have some Horses. But other types of vehicles and structures tend to be pretty unique, like you're not likely to have a dozen death tanks or castles. Making stat cards for something you'll only ever have one of doesn't seem like it would be that useful, unless you need it for convention scenarios or something.


Conversely if you're taking your game to a friend's house or a competition of some sort and you want to keep an easy tab on all of your different vehicles' abilities and move speeds, taking the effort to whip up a stat card and printing out stat cards would look pretty damn professional. It's all about how much effort you wanna put in - and whether or not you plan on ever taking that bastard apart.
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Re: Vehicle Stat Cards

Postby sjosten » Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:29 pm

You're right about the large amount of different vehicles, but you culd probably get away with making couple for the more standard vehicles Lego makes. Motorcycles and bi-planes come to mind.
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Re: Vehicle Stat Cards

Postby DeltaV » Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:23 am

IVhorseman wrote:Conversely if you're taking your game to a friend's house or a competition of some sort and you want to keep an easy tab on all of your different vehicles' abilities and move speeds, taking the effort to whip up a stat card and printing out stat cards would look pretty damn professional. It's all about how much effort you wanna put in - and whether or not you plan on ever taking that bastard apart.

Don't forget they can be used to keep track of all the weapons stuck onto the vehicles. My Dreadnuthovertankthing, for example, has 6 different kinds of weapons, all for different purposes. Except obliterating ass, of course. All weapons do that.
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Re: Vehicle Stat Cards

Postby stubby » Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:32 pm

sjosten wrote:You're right about the large amount of different vehicles, but you culd probably get away with making couple for the more standard vehicles Lego makes. Motorcycles and bi-planes come to mind.

Yeah, I did that already. Both of those are covered under "Horse." (The Steel Horse and Flying Horse variations, respectively.)
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Re: Vehicle Stat Cards

Postby Rev. Sylvanus » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:07 am

Eh, stat cards are nice, but making quick-reference spread sheets and charts on MS Word or Excel is more efficient and just as classy (if your chart design skills are up to snuff). All your stats on a single 8x11 or two.
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Re: Vehicle Stat Cards

Postby Ben-Jammin » Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:13 pm

Rev. Sylvanus wrote:Eh, stat cards are nice, but making quick-reference spread sheets and charts on MS Word or Excel is more efficient and just as classy (if your chart design skills are up to snuff). All your stats on a single 8x11 or two.


This. I did this when I made stats for all my Republic and Separatist units for Star Wars, and instead of having dozens of little cards, I only have 4-5 pages.
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Re: Vehicle Stat Cards

Postby HAL-9001 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:27 pm

A while back, I made a vehicle datasheet (if you want a nice, clean look). You can get it in several formats here: http://www.brikwars.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=7349
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Re: Vehicle Stat Cards

Postby ColourSchemer » Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:03 pm

Rev. Sylvanus wrote:Eh, stat cards are nice, but making quick-reference spread sheets and charts on MS Word or Excel is more efficient and just as classy (if your chart design skills are up to snuff). All your stats on a single 8x11 or two.

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