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Counter Collection Digital v3.0 $39.95
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Counter Collection Digital v3.0
Publisher: Fiery Dragon
by jeff s. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/15/2016 14:25:54

The artwork itself is quality, but have tried to use the interactive sheet on numerous occasions and it did not work. I posted in the discussions in hopes that someone would point out something I was not getting..nope. Now I have 39.95 worth of digital artwork, but am still using the old counters from the Battle System, no pizzaz or color, ugh.



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[2 of 5 Stars!]
Counter Collection Digital v3.0
Publisher: Fiery Dragon
by Paolo V. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 11/07/2009 03:40:50

Solid collection for Players of Rpgs and Tabletops. Helps save a lot of money if the game is your first interest and not the miniature.



Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Counter Collection Digital v3.0
Publisher: Fiery Dragon
by Nathan C. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 01/24/2009 10:07:42

Fiery Dragon played a big part in helping me develop my current Dungeon Mastering Style. Before them, I struggled with visuals. I hated writing long prose for description because rarely do players pay attention to the box text.

Player: What did the elf look like again? Me: You mean the Dwarf?

Then came Fiery Dragon. They produced sets of perforated tokens that could be otrn out and placed on a game table. This was great at first, but it soon became a hassle to prepare game as you only had one or two copies of something and you had to find it. Then came their digital products which provided the same quality tokens in a digital format, allowing me to run a completely digital game.

Fiery Dragon now releases Counter Collection Digital 3.0, their best collection of artwork yet in a consistent effort to help dungeon masters digital and non-digital.

The artwork is amazing, very detailed renderings of all of your favorite fantasy creatures and races spanning 3rd edition, 4th edition, Ptolus, Iron Heroes, Tunnels and Trolls, Arcane Evolved and superhero campaigns. The coloring is very thorough, each piece exploding in vibrant personality. Some creatures have two or three versions to provide a distinction when using multiple NPCs of the same type.

There is a ton of artwork included as well. Over 500MB of drawings. There will be reason again to scour through the internet to look for that perfect picture for you. There are over 3,000 to choose from.

All of the images come in JPG, something I was a bit put off with, as us hard core digital DMs enjoy the clarity of PNG. It would have also been nice to see them try images with transparent backgrounds.

For the Dungeon Master The best feature of this product is the organization. Previous incarnations of the products were a hassle, lumping all the files into broad categories and leaving it up to the Dungeon Master to sort. With 3.0, everything has its distinct folder based on type and sub type. Another great feature is the Innovative Interactive PDF sheet that can be downloaded free from RPGNow and Fiery Dragon’s website. With the sheets, you can take any image from your hard drive and lay them out in 1 inch squares in the PDF. There are also sheets for larger monsters.

The Iron Word With 4th edition relying heavily on tokens, and other editions more playable with the accessories, Counter Collection Digital 3.0 is a must have accessory in a Dungeon Master’s library. Whether you are a laptop DM or pencil hauler, the product works for you. The interactive sheets allow easy printing and the organization allows the laptop DM to find images on an instance.



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Counter Collection Digital v3.0
Publisher: Fiery Dragon
by Peter I. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 01/23/2009 10:06:15

Counter Collection Digital v3.0 is the latest digital product that collects all of Fiery Dragon and Claudio Pozas' 2D counter art up to December 2008. This 470 MB download contains more than 3000 unique counters of all sizes to be used for a variety of RPG genres, including fantasy, modern, superhero, and others. This product contains a large collection of JPEG images only, although separate fillable (though not saveable) pdf downloads are provided to assist in assembling all the counters you need for easy printing.

Claudio Pozas is probably one of the more known RPG artists currently active in the industry, and this product is a true showcase of his dedication and talent in the RPG industry. This product features years of 2D counter art that has come forth from his artistic talent, starting from the early days of the OGL edition. The product now spans far more than just the OGL 3e edition, and encompasses a small number of other genres, and indeed counters for the new 4e GSL game as well. This product contains thousands of counters for the 3e OGL game, hundreds for the 4e GSL game (including very useful counters for the latest 4e adventures for the game), and scores of other counters for modern games, superhero games, Tunnels and Trolls, Iron Heroes and Arcana Evolved and Ptolus from Monte Cook. In effect, this product provides everything you could really ask for in a 2D counter, particularly for fantasy RPGs. What I would love to see from Claudio Pozas and Fiery Dragon is object counters that can be used and placed on generic floor tiles enabling you to create complete dungeons and structure with objects and creatures from counters.

As mentioned earlier, this product contains digital JPEG images, and so all counters will need to be printed for use. Special free pdf form-fillable documents are provided as a separate download to allow you to construct the counter sheets you want. This is dead easy and simple to use, and the end results look great when printed. I've mentioned this about Fiery Dragon and their counters in the past and it's worth mentioning again - I wish their counter sheets would include some space (or a thicker line) where you have to cut the counters out, so that you can get a more uniform edge on the counters you cut out and use. Not a big deal, but it makes the final result look neater. It should be noted that the form-fillable pdf documents aren't saveable, unless you own the full version of the appropriate pdf software.

Organisation within the computer folder is generally by edition or genre, and within each subfolder the counters are organised either by the product they apply to (ifor example, an adventure in 4e) or by monster type (for the majority of the 3e OGL counters). It's fairly easy to find what you need as the counters are all very well named and give an indication of the size of the counter as well. Most of the counters will be of familiar creatures, but there are equally a whole host of counters for less familiar creatures such as counters from Expeditious Retreats' Monster Geographica line for OGL 3e. As most counter enthusiast know, a counter can be used for several different monsters and thumbnail views are very useful to browse and scan for the image you're after. All counters are square counters, though it's not difficult to adapt to circular counters and there are tools and websites out there to help you achieve this.

I don't think there's much more to say about the fantastic artwork that's in this product. There are some classic and gorgeous images, and some more mediocre one, but I cannot in all honesty say that there's anything in there that's even remotely 'bad'. The artwork quality and resolution is high, providing some clear images that look great when printed. Couple this to the sheer variety and number of counters, and it's hard to imagine that you'll ever need another counter product again. The product offers excellent utility and value for money, and is probably the single must-have product for any counter enthusiast. Having said that, this product collects all counters through to the end of 2008, so if you've bought previous digital versions of counters from Fiery Dragon there naturally will be some repetition.

This is a fantastic product, with some fantastic art and versatility in creating 2D battlemaps, skirmishes, NPC faces and for use in online gaming. It's fairly well organised, with some duplicate art between the editions for similar monsters, but with 3000 unique counters (3400 total), there's not a lot negative that can be said about this product. Personally I think this is a wonderful product, extremely useful, and a must-have if you want to replace your plastic miniatures with cheaper but still stunning looking counters. Highly recommended.



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Counter Collection Digital v3.0
Publisher: Fiery Dragon
by Thomas M. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/12/2009 20:41:28

LIKED: The art is really excellent and consistent throughout. You get a TON of 3.5 counters plus all of the counters FD has so far produced for 4E including PCs for every race and class and gender. Each image is its own file so you can print exactly what you need for any encounter without wasting ink/paper.

DISLIKED: Counters are broken down in sub folders but sometimes difficult to locate exact counter you need. An index of some kind would be very useful.

QUALITY: EXCELLENT

VALUE : EXCELLENT - I originally purchased Counter Collection Digital v2.0 GOLD. Shortly after this product was released I received an email from Fiery Dragon offering to upgrade to v3.0 for $10. If you choose counters for your game the value for number and variety of counters cannot be beat.



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Counter Collection Digital v3.0
Publisher: Fiery Dragon
by selcuk g. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/04/2009 09:39:49

If you happen to own the gold edition, like I do, then this is a total rip off. I had expected most of the counters to be duplicates of previously released one, but was expecting unique art for 4e. Instead more than half of the 4e counters are also duplicates of old ones. As far as customer respect Fiery Dragon gets a plain zero. About the art, it is top notch. Claudio Pozas really shines and I strongly suggest his work to all.

So if you do not own any of Claudio Pozas' work, this is a good opportunity to start. But if you are to be one of the naive customers to believe the advertisement and hope for a decent amount of new art, stay away from this product. It is a total rip of. I will personally do not purchase any more of the Fiery Dragon goods any more.



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