At my local club we have just kicked off a slow-grow league, playing Infinity. It's a great opportunity to get everyone at the club who's keen to learn the rules and develop their skills together. The first night of the league we had a fantastic turn-out, with 12 players turning up to take part.
In the build up to the league I have tried to read through the rules (failed), and prepare all the bits and pieces required to play. One of my mates gave me a bunch of laser cut tokens to use, so I had to get some colour into them to make them readable on the table. I tried a variety of ways of getting the colour into the laser etching, including ink (failed), crayon (not bad), and pastel (worked well, but was messy). This was a trial and error process, but in the end I ran with using pastel rubbed over the etching with some force to apply the colour. There was a fair amount of cleaning involved, but the end result was better than any of the other systems I had tried, so I'm happy with that.
|Sorting the tokens into types...|
|Adding some green ink with a paint brush...|
|Then adding the red ink...|
|In front of the fire in the hope the ink will dry...|
|It didn't dry, and when I later stacked the tokens the ink bled out all over the place. Damn capillary action!|
|Ink - Crayon - Pastel. Some testing to see what stands out. I was happiest with the pastel.|
|Washing the tokens again to remove the ink.|
|Sorting everything again... (Infinity has a lot of effects!)|
|Slowly adding the pastel through the tokens...|
I am thinking of spraying the back of the tokens a white or black to help them stand out even more. We shall see.
|I got some templates and silhouette markers from Jackal Designs, very nice!|
|All the scenarios that will be played throughout the league come from this excellent little system!|
|Game one for me was to pit my Yu Jing against some PanO... My Domaru was the MVP of the game, devastating a flank and allowing my Zhanshi to take and hold the central objective.|
|Game two, my Yu Jing came up against the Morat. Again, my Domaru was MVP. Taking the first turn, he single handedly wiped the enemy off the board.|
|One of the other tables...|