|The original Desert Storm by Joe Bardales (left) and Hero Pack 1 Desert Storm by Dan Houser (right)|
I grew up loving action figures (especially anything for Star Trek or Planet of the Apes from Mego), and some of the first ones I owned (after GI Joe) were the superheroes from DC and Marvel that Mego made in the 1970s. Action figures played such an important part in my childhood that they are one of my fondest memories of being a kid. For me, it's that sense of nostalgia that adds to the appeal of using ICONS standees in a game session, beyond their practical in-game use.
Naturally, it was only a matter of time before I decided to start making some of my own ICONS standees for my games.
I started with a very easy to use page layout program, Serif PagePlus, and created a single blank standee on a single page using the shape and line drawing tools. The entire standee was 120 mm long and 30 mm wide. The front and back portions each measured 40 mm in length, and each half of the base took up 20 mm length. I based my measurements on the standees I had from published ICONS products. Once I had my prototype standee, I copied it and pasted multiple instances of it on the page - I was able to arrange two rows of five standees each on a standard 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper.
|The Dynamic Duo|
|And on the flip side...|
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*It's important to respect the rights of artists and their ownership of their work. For this reason, I won't be sharing any standee PDFs containing images that I do not have the rights to use or the artist's permission to use.