Love these! They look VERY good!
I really like using item cards. We use them for anything and everything a character owns or is carrying.
1st. It really helps my players keep track of what they actually have in their hands, so they are better able to plan manouvers to swap out what is in their hand with what is in their pack.
2nd. When they have to set an item down, they do so with their card on the actual table. I find it creates a more real roleplaying experience. There is rarely the "Ohh,. I never said I was picking my chest of gold back up, but I really did two scenes ago."
I have even printed out pictures of "backpacks" on card stock and my players keep this to the left of their "Character area". They place the item cards on this backpack picture. When they want to take something out and hold it in their hand they move the item card from the backpack to the right side of the "character area" where they have a small picture of a right hand and a left hand. It also makes it MUCH easier for me to give detailed, exciting descriptions of the action that takes place as I can SEE what that character just hit the cultists with. I don't have to pause or ask, I can just roll right along with description, take a quick glance at the card and use it in the verbal battle description. ---- It is also nice when I see the item cards that have been dropped on the table by players during a scene. It helps me to remember what the scene actually looks like and I can then incorporate it into the ongoing description of the story or the scene as it develops. I realize it may sound "nitpicky" but my players have stated that they relly enjoy playing with the item cards in this manner. It adds a sense of realism and that they have better visual sense of their character.
I have found the Game Mastery Item Card series (found on the Pazio site) ( http://paizo.com/pro...rion-Crown-Deck ) to be VERY good, with an area on the back to write in your details about the item. ( My group "discovered" the use of these cards by listening to one of the reckless dice podcasts) Being that FFG is a pretty big "card making" company, I would LOVE to see some POD sets of item cards for WFRP3e.
Please let me know if you plan on offering these to the "public".
Thanks, and really nice job!