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Promo Cards Text

PostedCOLON Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:47 pm
by narr
Update: I made some reasonable facsimiles of the Squadron and Weather cards that I posted over on BoardGameGeek. Check them out.

I recently picked up a full set of planes (minus Black Swans) off of eBay. In reading about the game online, I found references to a set of 55 promo cards that were released on a limited basis. Apparently, these included 16 game-affecting cards, including Squadron Abilities and Weather Effects.

Seeing as how the game is long out of print, and that these cards are quite rare, I was wondering if anyone who has these would be willing to post up the rules text for the Squadron and Weather cards.

Thanks in advance!

Re: Promo Cards Text

PostedCOLON Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:50 pm
by Jerba
I've looked high and low online for the text of the cards and haven't found them. That being said, I have 5-7 of them in my possession and will try to post the text within the next week or so. 1/2 the set was just calendar cards with vintage pinups and Squadron Cards that discussed the history of the squadron. The remainder are scenario cards, weather cards, and abilities cards.

If anyone else can help with this, please do.

Re: Promo Cards Text

PostedCOLON Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:01 pm
by narr
Great, thanks! I figured it would take the effort of several people working together to piece together the text of all the cards. While I am most interested in the game-affecting cards, the archivist in me would also like to collect the text of all 55 cards, so if anyone has the text of the fluff cards, I would love to have that as well.

Also, for anyone interested, I have managed to piece together the six squadron ability cards. It isn't quite the original text, but the effects should be the same. You can see mockups at my cross-post on BGG.

Re: Promo Cards Text

PostedCOLON Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:10 pm
by foxmalcolm
I have them, there are
    12 calendar cards [2004 calendar]
    5 squadron description cards
    10 pilot bios cards
    10 weather cards
    6 squadron ability cards
    12 scenario cards

I also have scans of them somewhere . . . I will slice them up and throw them into a pdf . . . . . later [for now I am going to bed . . it's 3:17am]

Re: Promo Cards Text

PostedCOLON Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:41 pm
by narr
Excellent! If you don't want to go through the effort, you can put up the raw scans and I can do the legwork myself.

Re: Promo Cards Text

PostedCOLON Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:08 pm
by Jerba
Fox, you are always bringing out the surprises! Can't wait to see the scans.

Re: Promo Cards Text

PostedCOLON Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:48 am
by narr
Thanks to a helpful person at BGG, I was able to get the text for the weather cards. I made up some quick prototype cards that you can see over there.

Re: Promo Cards Text

PostedCOLON Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:58 pm
by Jerba
Complete Promo Card List

Calender Cards

Scenario Cards
Aces Over Eights
The Political Machine
Flight School
The Flying Circus

For Love of Money
Part 1: The Chase Is On
Part 2: The Ransom Notes
Part 3: Do or Die

Black Moon Rising
Part 1: The Doctor is Out
Part 2: Plots Within Plots
Part 3: Belly of the Beast

Red Sky at Night
"Khans Delight"

40mm"s at Dawn

Weather Cards
Cloudy night
Heavy winds
Heat wave
Gusting winds
Full moon
Cold snap
Clear skies
Brewing storm

Squadron Cards
He who dares wins
Tailing Squadron
Trigger happy
The better part of valor
The dog comes through!
Sixth sense

Pilot Bio Cards
The Black Swan
"Big John" Washington
Karl "Wrong Way" Gruner
Rafael "Fencer" Herrera
Harry "Lucky" Kenyon
Yulia "The Architect" Chekhov
William "Fenn" Fennell
Betty "Brooklyn" Charles
EllenSue "Tex" Ryder

Squadron Bio Cards
The Hollywood Knights
The Black Swans Squadron
The Fortune Hunters
The Broadway Bombers
The Red Skull Legion

Re: Promo Cards Text

PostedCOLON Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:59 pm
by Jerba
Narr, the new cards you made are great! Thanks for sharing them!

Re: Promo Cards Text

PostedCOLON Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:39 pm
by narr
Thanks Jerba! I am in the process of fine tuning the text and visuals to make them more clear and consistent, as well as designing a card back for the different card types. Once I am happy with the results, I'll post up a PDF containing all of the cards.