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Bases for figure flats?

 
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fenriswolf
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:55 pm    Post subject: Bases for figure flats? Reply with quote

I'm venturing into the uncharted territory with my first ever SW game ... figure flats. I like the idea, the low cost, and the wide variety. Pinnacle and a lot of the licensees offer some for their games and they look great.

I know that you can use small binder clips and cool little plastic bases for the bi-fold flats. Binder clips are easily purchased and seem to work well but I can't find the plastic figure flat bases anywhere. Can someone kindly point me in the right direction?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you can order them on line but i have been finding them in old board games at the thrift store. for 99 cents you an find that AOTC board game that has 50 of the stands
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do tri-folds, negating the need for bases... Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use Trifolds, but form them into round tubes instead. Smile Again, no stands needed.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're 15 cents each here:
https://www.thegamecrafter.com/parts/game-stand-white
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good idea on the tri-folds. I placed an order at the GameCrafter website too. Those look perfect for the bi-fold figures. Thanks guys.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The thing with Tri folds is, when you designate one side as the back, the triangular shape lends itself to pointing in the direction the character is facing...
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:37 am    Post subject: Re: Bases for figure flats? Reply with quote

fenriswolf wrote:
I'm venturing into the uncharted territory with my first ever SW game ... figure flats. I like the idea, the low cost, and the wide variety. Pinnacle and a lot of the licensees offer some for their games and they look great.


Dou you know this site?
http://www.seven-wonders.co.uk/news.html
Most of them are gathered from other sources (even deadlands characters) But I really love the variety!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am slowly building the awesome Okumarts minis (see link below).

http://www.rpgnow.com/index.php?manufacturers_id=3639&term=okumarts

For bases I picked up an old mousepad, I cut it in 2"x2" squares and I made a notch in it. Figures stand up very well, as in the pic below.




I am also thinking about painting in green the bases, but first I have to finish them!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One Monk has PDFs of printable cardstock bases (http://onemonk.com/bases) in a host of sizes and shapes. I've used them, and they work pretty well.

Gordon
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just use pennies. The weight on the bottom gives them considerable stability.



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can use 1/2" metal washers,which are cheap and easy. If you use Alea Tools magnetic bases for indicating shaken or wounded, the washers work very well.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use tokens pasted on 1 inch wood rounds from Michaels. When the npc is Shaken, I flip them.
I like the wood rouns because they are heavy enough not to be blown around by a gamer's exhale but light enough that they won't turn my backpack into a medieval torture device.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.boardgamedesign.com/pages/go_shopping_2012/stands.htm

https://www.thegamecrafter.com/parts#keyword=stand&_page_number=1

http://www.greathallgames.com/aacc/atokbags/aOtherParts.htm#crd

http://www.rolcogames.com/product/universal+game+stand/19

there are some others but these are the first ones i found when i googled

sincerely heath delashmit
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

heathd666 wrote:
http://www.boardgamedesign.com/pages/go_shopping_2012/stands.htm

https://www.thegamecrafter.com/parts#keyword=stand&_page_number=1

http://www.greathallgames.com/aacc/atokbags/aOtherParts.htm#crd

http://www.rolcogames.com/product/universal+game+stand/19

there are some others but these are the first ones i found when i googled

sincerely heath delashmit

Very nice, Heath! The 2nd and 4th ones have significantly better prices than the other 2.

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