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Will Summary Cards Ever Be Printed? Fri, 15 June 2012 19:22
I have recently taken the deep dive into Memoir '44 so that, in the past 2 months, I have purchased the base game, all three army packs, Winter Wars and the only (locally) available Battle Map (Sword of Stalingrad).

I, like many others, find the Summary Cards to be great resources for games. As I am certain everybody knows, the most complete set of Summary Cards came out in the Air Pack which has been out of print for lo' these many years. While the Air Pack can be found on the second-hand market (eBay and so forth), the asking prices are far above what I am able to manage to spend due to current circumstances (i.e. economy, family...three kids with another on the way Tuesday!, etc.).

I have searched through many forum posts, websites and so forth trying to determine if there was any chance of the Air Pack Summary Cards being reprinted or available in another (non-digital) format, but I have been unsuccessful. I know that some resources exist with the information, such as the FAQ and Card Compendium on the DoW website and various resources on BoardGameGeek, but none which allow the user physical access to only the cards needed during any given scenario.

Does anybody know of any way to obtain the Summary Cards from the Air Pack rather than purchasing a copy of the Air Pack second-hand? Are there any plans for DoW to reprint the Summary Cards? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
      
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Re:Will Summary Cards Ever Be Printed? Fri, 15 June 2012 20:00
DOW has only stated officially that they don't intend to reprint the Air Pack IN IT'S CURRENT form, but have not said anything else, so no one can tell you anything, unless someone from DOW decides to shed some light on their plans this time around.
      
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Re:Will Summary Cards Ever Be Printed? Fri, 15 June 2012 22:05
Yes, we have plans to bring back in print all the Summary Cards at some point. We're just not ready to discuss it yet.
      
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Re:Will Summary Cards Ever Be Printed? Fri, 15 June 2012 22:27
Thanks Eric for that comment.
      
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Re:Will Summary Cards Ever Be Printed? Sun, 17 June 2012 09:38
eric wrote on Fri, 15 June 2012 22:05

Yes, we have plans to bring back in print all the Summary Cards at some point. We're just not ready to discuss it yet.


Thank godness!!! Amazing Eric Smile
      
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Re:Will Summary Cards Ever Be Printed? Thu, 28 June 2012 19:24
Thank you, Eric!

For the next equipment box, I want some armoured choo-choo-trains. Cool

Jim

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Re:Will Summary Cards Ever Be Printed? Thu, 05 July 2012 13:23
kickstarter much?
      
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Re:Will Summary Cards Ever Be Printed? Mon, 22 July 2019 06:02
eric wrote on Fri, 15 June 2012 16:05

Yes, we have plans to bring back in print all the Summary Cards at some point. We're just not ready to discuss it yet.
It's been 7 years, are you ready to discuss it yet?
      
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Re:Will Summary Cards Ever Be Printed? Mon, 22 July 2019 09:00
Seeing as he sold the company in 2014/2015 he might discuss it with you but it would be to no avail. Smile
      
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Re:Will Summary Cards Ever Be Printed? Tue, 23 July 2019 03:04
A complete printing of all the summary cards is something that is discussed each year with Days of Wonder. The task of doing so, would take time and resources, both of which are currently stretched to the max or that have already been allocated to other game items under the Asmodee umbrella of games. I will keep asking and It will happen...

Richard Borg
      
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Re:Will Summary Cards Ever Be Printed? Tue, 23 July 2019 04:02
RBorg wrote on Mon, 22 July 2019 21:04

A complete printing of all the summary cards is something that is discussed each year with Days of Wonder. The task of doing so, would take time and resources, both of which are currently stretched to the max or that have already been allocated to other game items under the Asmodee umbrella of games. I will keep asking and It will happen...

Richard Borg

Thanks Richard. Nice to have an advocate.
      
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Re:Will Summary Cards Ever Be Printed? Tue, 23 July 2019 06:29
RBorg wrote on Mon, 22 July 2019 21:04

A complete printing of all the summary cards is something that is discussed each year with Days of Wonder. The task of doing so, would take time and resources, both of which are currently stretched to the max or that have already been allocated to other game items under the Asmodee umbrella of games. I will keep asking and It will happen...

Richard Borg


Thanks for that Richard. It's great to know you read this stuff and you're trying to help. Cheers
      
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Re:Will Summary Cards Ever Be Printed? Tue, 23 July 2019 06:55
RBorg wrote on Tue, 23 July 2019 03:04

A complete printing of all the summary cards is something that is discussed each year with Days of Wonder. The task of doing so, would take time and resources, both of which are currently stretched to the max or that have already been allocated to other game items under the Asmodee umbrella of games. I will keep asking and It will happen...

Richard Borg


Thanks for the update Mr Borg and thanks for the greatest board game ever!
      
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Re:Will Summary Cards Ever Be Printed? Tue, 23 July 2019 08:44
I would be happy enough to just get some high resolution images of the cards to be able to do my own print and play of the cards. The current card images in the card database are just too low of a resolution to get a good print out.
      
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Re:Will Summary Cards Ever Be Printed? Tue, 23 July 2019 12:50
over in the file section of M'44 on BGG, there is a person who put the whole cards together as a PDF.

They printed fine on plain paper so I expect they print better professionally.

As for campaigning to get them all reprinted, I feel a new rule book with all the scattered rules collected in one place a better use of time. The back could also have a section for the reference cards.

Another item to focus on would be to collect the combat card decks and group them into a single expansion. Being attached to the battlemaps was great for its time, but since they have never been re-printed, it is extremely hard to get them.

      
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Re:Will Summary Cards Ever Be Printed? Tue, 23 July 2019 19:22
robert t wrote on Tue, 23 July 2019 06:50

over in the file section of M'44 on BGG, there is a person who put the whole cards together as a PDF.

They printed fine on plain paper so I expect they print better professionally.


That was me and, yes, they do print out with pretty good quality. They are definitely not as sharp as real cards but pretty close.
      
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Re:Will Summary Cards Ever Be Printed? Wed, 24 July 2019 17:15
I found they printed as sharp as the printed ones I have. I used a Canon G4200 which has refillable ink tanks. I printed on normal paper too. If I used inkjet paper or photo paper, the sharpness would improve.
I put the whole sheets in sleeves in a binder with other M'44 info like content lists. Makes for quick reference scanning full sheets instead of flipping through individual cards.
      
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Re:Will Summary Cards Ever Be Printed? Wed, 24 July 2019 19:44
robert t wrote on Wed, 24 July 2019 11:15

I found they printed as sharp as the printed ones I have. I used a Canon G4200 which has refillable ink tanks. I printed on normal paper too. If I used inkjet paper or photo paper, the sharpness would improve.
I put the whole sheets in sleeves in a binder with other M'44 info like content lists. Makes for quick reference scanning full sheets instead of flipping through individual cards.


That's good to know. I always describe the quality as "good enough" so people aren't let down when they are not as crisp as real cards. I know the ones I printed weren't as sharp but they work just fine.
      
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Re:Will Summary Cards Ever Be Printed? Wed, 24 July 2019 20:14
I have that print out and really I'd prefer to have the cards (I know it's a lot of cards) that I can grab and have just the ones I need instead of having a printout that I have to flip through at the table to check terrain, actions, special weapons, etc.

Having a few cards laid out on each side is much cleaner. Does anyone know why the only card images we get access to are such low resolution and why DOW does not give us higher resolution images of the non-Command cards? Have they ever given a reason?
      
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Re:Will Summary Cards Ever Be Printed? Wed, 24 July 2019 20:18
Murr143 wrote on Wed, 24 July 2019 14:14

I have that print out and really I'd prefer to have the cards (I know it's a lot of cards) that I can grab and have just the ones I need instead of having a printout that I have to flip through at the table to check terrain, actions, special weapons, etc.


You can cut them out.
      
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Re:Will Summary Cards Ever Be Printed? Thu, 25 July 2019 03:36
I copy the cards I want. Cut them out and glue them to old playing cards (gives them stiffness) and put them in card holders. I hope this helps.
      
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Re:Will Summary Cards Ever Be Printed? Thu, 25 July 2019 04:54
Both of those answers are fine, but the quality of the resolution we have available to us just isn't great, and I'd like to know if it's possible to get higher resolution cards done and have them printed out professionally at one of the many available print and play places on the internet.

I can't understand why Days of Wonder won't put up higher resolution images of the cards than they have now. Heck, I'd even pay for a PDF of the cards in higher resolution much like Campaign Book Vol 1 so I can print up a very nice set of cards.

Does anyone if they have said why the cards aren't available? (read above before you tell me how to make cards please, answered already).
      
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Re:Will Summary Cards Ever Be Printed? Thu, 25 July 2019 06:16
Murr143 wrote on Wed, 24 July 2019 22:54

Both of those answers are fine, but the quality of the resolution we have available to us just isn't great, and I'd like to know if it's possible to get higher resolution cards done and have them printed out professionally at one of the many available print and play places on the internet.

I can't understand why Days of Wonder won't put up higher resolution images of the cards than they have now. Heck, I'd even pay for a PDF of the cards in higher resolution much like Campaign Book Vol 1 so I can print up a very nice set of cards.

Does anyone if they have said why the cards aren't available? (read above before you tell me how to make cards please, answered already).


Since they haven't shared any information of any kind about future plans or releases since they were bought by Asmodee, I doubt you will find out the reason we haven't been offered high resolution card images. There are a lot of things that people don't understand or like about the way Days of Wonder handles Memoir 44 and its fanbase.

Anyway, here is a picture of an original card printed by DoW on the left and one I had printed using the image from the card compendium on the right. I downloaded them and enlarged them using photoshop's "enlargement" resampling tool, and changed the resolution to 300dpi so the printer would accept them. I sent the images to printerstudio (a cheap online printer) and had the cards delivered. I don't know if this will change your mind about print quality but I thought you should at least see how they are compared to an original because I can pretty much guarantee you are never getting high resolution files of them from DoW. Cheers

http://i.imgur.com/IzUHSWH.jpg
      
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Re:Will Summary Cards Ever Be Printed? Thu, 25 July 2019 15:05
I also use the images from the site and change the resolution. That works fine for me.

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