|Villains & Vigilantes counters in action.|
So here's what I've been thinking: ICONS doesn't have rules for miniatures or grid-based combat but instead uses abstract definitions and descriptions for distance and range. There is no reason the standees (or counters) have to be standard miniature size and tied to a 1" grid in an abstract distance/range system when I could be using something BIGGER...
As a kid, I grew up in the 1970s with actions figures - everything from Hasbro's G.I. JOE (12", not 4"), Mego's Star Trek, Planet of the Apes, DC and Marvel Heroes figures, all the way up to Kenner's Six Million Dollar Man and Star Wars people (first movie only though as by high school I grew out of them), and one other related toy that I will get to shortly. They were a big part of my young life and probably explain why I love playing with and making my own cardboard standees for my ICONS games, even if they don't provide much in the way of game mechanics and just an opportunity for this 40-something-year-old gamer to play with action figures once again.
|Ideal Batman Play Set unboxed.|
So that's where I (ahem) stand with standees. I think I'm going to experiment with trying to make some larger figures like the ones found in the old Ideal superhero play sets. If it works out, I'll be sure to share the results here.
Thanks again for reading!