Whilst working on the card layout update Lukas and I got to talking about using Icons for each body segment. This would eliminate the need to say head, thorax or Abdomen on each card and the icons could also be used for Body section (caste) bonuses. They could also be used on the scoring guide to show a complete ant.
Here are some quick drafts I worked up. After a bit of testing I determined the bottom right corner is the best place. Let me know what you think? I am going to do the Action cards and Victory cards first and might even wait to do this till the next redux but if y’all are into it I will redraw the icons or Ryan you can bust some out. Word word!
since the body bits you drew are black and white i would like to see them stretched to fill the entire bottom box and then set to 30% opacity so they are see through, super-imposed behind the text.
For the amount that people put them in the wrong spot i think you should have a very subtle written word and the actual body icon.
Another option I mentioned to Tim at yesterday’s play test, as an alternative to icons:
Just put the body part after the name. Gigantiops Head. Fungus-Cultivating Abdomen. Grasshopper Thorax.
It was pointed out that this would eliminate the “Ant” after admen, so you couldn’t say –/–/– Ant — but I don’t know how important that is to you both.
Hear, Hear i really like Steve’s idea here of just saying Blah Head, Blah Thorax, Blah Abdomen. Its a longer line would be my only concern but it seems diamond clear. Like a dope, facet-less diamond.
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