The Geeks guide to creating/finding player aides and other custom game components.
- Alan Kaiser(alkaiser)United States
I’ve had a large assortment of links to BGG articles and other web pages that talk about making game components and player aides as well as a bunch of links to companies where you can get gaming supplies jumbled together in a file for quite some time. Whenever I would come across something new I’d add it to that file. So now I’ve decided to get a little organized and spread the joy so to speak by creating this rather large GeekList (I’ve created a MONSTER!). It gives me a simple way to look up stuff from my disorganized collection of notes and it gives my fellow Geeks (that’d be you!) a bunch of information if you ever decide that this is something you’d like to try out. I’ve aimed much of my comments at beginners hoping for a more complete explanation of some of what I describe. I know many of you are familiar with much of what I have said but I needed a good place to start and the beginning is often the best of your options.
The games I’ve listed are for the most part those that I’ve modified in some way using these techniques, made player aides for or maybe think could use some updated components in some way. I’m far from being an expert on most of these ideas so if you have any additional tips, techniques or sources for materials I’d love to hear them. I’ve pulled a lot of these ideas from here and around the web as well as a bunch of my own but haven’t really kept much track of who I got the ideas from. I’ve mentioned specific people where I could remember who I got the idea from. Thanks to everyone who has contributed to my collection of notes in one way or another.
Here are a couple links to several articles talking about some of the ideas that are presented in the specific entries below. They are a little more general so I couldn’t decide where to put them so this is as good a place as any:
I hope you have fun reading through this and please add your comments, suggestions and links to the list!
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