Today we have the 3" x 4" Ultra pro deck sleeves making their debut. As many have remarked, the problem with the perfect fit sleeves is that often, especially with the newer cards, they fit too much. They are hard to sleeve and they can bow and/or bend the cards. Marcus Giegerich came up with the great idea to cut those sleeves in half lengthwise. This solved many problems, but I found that the upper part flapped and so, even though it was the best option with the materials at hand, it was still was less than ideal. Back at the drawing board I came up with the solution you see here. I cut about a 3/4" strip off the bottom and trimmed it to <3.5" and affixed it with a piece of double sided tape. The sleeve covers the damage track and orders circle, which is the area which gets used most. If you still want to sleeve your cards in the conventional way they will still easily fit in the modified sleeve. The board that you see here is 1/8" hard board cut to four 15x18 inch sections duct taped along the 18" side and the felt is held in place by 3M Super 77 spray adhesive. This is the best product I have found to date.
This Battle was fought on our Baby Grand laundry folding table. :-)
The bomb chucker log looked like this:
Turn Dice rolls (X means Doubles!) Dice/Hits Wounds
1 1, 2, 2 X
2 3, 4, 4 X
3 4, 5, 6 15/14 4
4 2, 3, 4 8/6 1
5 1, 5, 6 12/8 3
6 6, 4, 2 12/10 4
7 3, 4, 6 13/11 6 (11 dice needing 1s and 2s!!!)
All my shots were against toughness four creatures, so I always needed ones and twos. This time I would say the GBC was definitely worth it, although by the end of turn two I wouldn't have said so. All shots were against large targets with 1/4 profiles, so the number of hits is dramaticaly higher and the resulting wounds are lower. It will definitely get more use this way, but it isn't a certainty, and I would never use it when Kevin's money is on the line as it is just too swingy. Swingy does mean high drama and lots of fun, however!
The new Fury rules did feel right, they didn't get used much this game because of the paucity of Lizard Rd cards that showed up and the tons of Orcish blue cards that were used specifically because of the Fury threat. I used it three times.
The most amazing fight had to be the last one with the ferocity pumped wolfriders rolled nine dice doing 8 hits and rolled 6 damage needing 1's and 2's! That eliminated the trikes but on their return strike they eliminated the wolf riders...Songs will be written!
Lizzy heroes had to be the trikes, everyone else died in a grindfest.
Orcy heroes were the swordorcs that got pinched by Trogs and Ancients and won! They can be seen in the last foto with two red boxes intact. I would say every blue card I drew went on them.