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Offline mirth

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Re: To clip or not to clip...
« Reply #30 on: August 31, 2016, 12:19:41 PM »
I'm still looking for a program that will clip all of my Vassal module counter corners.  >:D

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So Barth...genuinely...why against the clipping? The way they are done is probably just an "ease of manufacturing" thing. No info is lost and they do look very tidy.

I've clipped corners off with my modelling knife and I have also clipped the "ragged edges" created when punching and the clipping is much easier. It's ALOT of work to cut those ragged edges.

I've always removed my counters from the sprues with a knife and ruler... no ragged corner tuffs... until recently when I switched to a rotary cutter and ruler.. same results and easier.

I just prefer the square look to the rounded corner, always have. Also I don't like "defacing" my games by making modifications - marked up rule books, correction stickers on cards (Cyrano!), etc.

Also I think it's a colossal waste of time to clip counters.  :P

Nowadays lots of companies are die cutting their counters with rounded corners... I'm OK with that because the counters have been design with that in mind... one would hope any way.  :idiot2:

Plus yer all gonna burn in Hell fer abusing harmless counters.  :D


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Re: To clip or not to clip...
« Reply #31 on: August 31, 2016, 12:23:51 PM »
Doing some the old fashioned way out on the deck this afternoon:






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Re: To clip or not to clip...
« Reply #32 on: August 31, 2016, 12:25:29 PM »
^Nice!
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Re: To clip or not to clip...
« Reply #33 on: August 31, 2016, 05:11:01 PM »
I escalated beyond corner clipping and tweezers this past weekend, and ordered wooden counter sleds.



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Re: To clip or not to clip...
« Reply #34 on: August 31, 2016, 05:13:04 PM »
I escalated beyond corner clipping and tweezers this past weekend, and ordered wooden counter sled


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Re: To clip or not to clip...
« Reply #35 on: August 31, 2016, 06:01:55 PM »
So, just out of curiosity, if a US citizen were to ship a 50 pound box (as in 3 1/2 Stone, not Ł50) labeled 'Paper Goods' or 'Presents' from the States to some bloke in the UK, private citizen to private citizen, and the bloke in question were to redistribute the contents of said box (which looked very much like table top games and game counter appearance enhancement devices) to other souls who also resided in the UK, how much trouble could all involved get into if the UK Customs or UK Postal Police (is that a thing?) were to open said box and, upon discovering it's contents, feel like some additional revenue aught to have been paid to someone (maybe themselves)?
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Re: To clip or not to clip...
« Reply #36 on: August 31, 2016, 06:02:02 PM »
I escalated beyond corner clipping and tweezers this past weekend, and ordered wooden counter sled


You sir, are a God!

I'd sing you praises too, but I don't know what a wooden counter sled is.

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Re: To clip or not to clip...
« Reply #37 on: August 31, 2016, 06:03:27 PM »
Is it like the thing you put your scrabble tiles in while you keep them in reserve?

NM, I googled it. They are the little stands you put individual counters in to keep them upright on the game board, aren't they?


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Re: To clip or not to clip...
« Reply #38 on: August 31, 2016, 06:06:50 PM »
This is a counter sled. Good for giving some fog of war... Mostly for Nappy games.... real craziness...  :idiot2:



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Re: To clip or not to clip...
« Reply #39 on: August 31, 2016, 06:11:25 PM »
Huh.  I would have never even thought of something like that.

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Re: To clip or not to clip...
« Reply #40 on: August 31, 2016, 06:17:22 PM »
Complete with proper square counters.


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Re: To clip or not to clip...
« Reply #41 on: August 31, 2016, 06:29:51 PM »
Complete with proper square counters.



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Re: To clip or not to clip...
« Reply #42 on: August 31, 2016, 06:37:31 PM »
Just don't close the door to that room too hard or else you'll have a bunch of unsledded counters.  ;)
Clip your freaking corners!
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Re: To clip or not to clip...
« Reply #43 on: August 31, 2016, 06:39:34 PM »
Complete with proper square counters.



Get a job, hippie!

I got a job makin black holes. What's yers?  8)

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Re: To clip or not to clip...
« Reply #44 on: August 31, 2016, 06:49:54 PM »
Complete with proper square counters.



Get a job, hippie!

I got a job makin black holes. What's yers?  8)


Rounding corners!
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