I’ve had team checklist cards on my todo list for a while now and have been avoiding them because of some the challenges I wasn’t sure how I was going to handle yet. But I dug in this week and got to work, and I am really happy with the results.
When the card set is created for the season you are playing, all of the player cards are generated, then the checklist cards are created, adding the appropriate players to their lists.
As you start adding cards to your collection, your checklist cards will begin to fill in the boxes automatically.
For my first iteration of the back of the checklist, I had penciled X’s on the boxes. Then I remembered that we actually filled in the boxes, so I imitated that. I think it looks fantastic now, and later I’ll probably add a little randomization to those marks.
As a player, would you rather fill these in on your own, instead of the game doing it for you? I’ve been debating this and haven’t decided yet. I’d love to hear your thoughts.
With that I will leave you with another excerpt from Josh Wilker’s Cardboard Gods:
We began bringing these packs home and opening them and marking the new names received on a checklist and sorting those cards into teams and casting names already received into a reservoir for flipping and trading, the doubles pile. There were rules and unknowns, satisfactions and needs, waves of getting and undertows of wanting. The riddling pull of love. We began to collect.