I have had the 2 player starter set for a day or so now and have been reading the rules and fiddling with the tutorial scenarios. I come from a Warhammer background so I’m not new to tabletop wargames and I am loving the implementation of this game. The ways in which it represents the Fallout world are really nice and do a great job of bringing the theme to life.
Since I am brand new to the forums it is only appropriate that I ask a bunch of questions which are probably already covered elsewhere I had a quick look and couldn’t find answers.
I have a number of questions about gameplay but they can wait because I haven’t finished reading the rulebook and there;s a good chance they will be answered when I do. The following questions are on a more practical level:
Models: Scenario 2 wants me to use 3 super mutants and a brute. There aren’t enough in the core set so I am immediately using something as a proxy. Not a big deal at all but it seems weird. Have I missed something obvious?
Items: Scenario 2 wants me to build a Wasteland Deck which includes the Board and the Sledgehammer cards in the wasteland deck but I need both cards for reference as the super mutant and the brute are equipped with them. I ended up taking a photo of the cards and using them for reference while the actual cards were still hidden in the deck but it was quite confusing.
Keeping track of found items: The survivors have two of the same model (Settler) and the super mutants have 3. As soon as they started picking up items it became tricky to keep track of who was holding what. I’m sure I can think of some way to keep track (numbering the models and having a numbered space with the unit cards for the items held by each model) but I’m curious to know what others have come up with to deal with this. This is going to become a bigger issue when I reach the stage of having buffs and armour cards which are designed to sit under the unit’s card. When I have one card representing multiple models I’m going to get confused.
The simple answer to most of this is to have duplicate cards, enough for one per model, but I can’t find anywhere to obtain them. I’d rather buy genuine cards than any other option (cough cough photocopier) but can’t work out how to get the specific cards I will need without spending a lot on unnecessary duplication. Is there somewhere I can go to buy just the cards I need? Do the expansion model sets come with cards?
Thanks everyone for any help and advice you can offer.