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 Trading Card Game Tips from fans

 

August 2007

Life Point Tracking - Megaverse

 

Almost everyone uses the old paper and pencil method of tracking life points in yugioh. Well, I'm gonna present some alternative methods to that, because it takes up a lot of paper and is slow and clumsy.

1. You can go out and buy one of those fancy life point gizmos that they sell now, even found one in our local card shop recently, personally, I really don't like them.

2. You can use the calculators to keep track of life points. Drawbacks to this are if you make a mistake and hit the wrong button, you lost the score and this can lead to arguments! Calculators are cheap and almost everyone has one

3. The bead method. This is what we use on a regular basis. Once you get the hang of it, it's much simpler and quicker than anything else, plus each person is responsible for keeping their own score. They are nothing more than little colored glass beads that you can find at Wal-Mart for around a dollar a bag. Most people use them for fish aquariums etc.

Here is how we do it...
Red Beads are 1,000 points each
Clear or white beads are 500 points each
Blue Beads are 100 points each
Amber or Gold Beads are 50 points each

If you want to go down to 25 points, you can add another color.

Examples:
Start off with 8 red beads (8,000 life points)
Let's say you get hit for 1200 damage, put two red beads in the center pile and get back one clear/white bead (500) and three blue beads (100ea, for a total of 300) Altogether a total of 800 points you get back from 2,000 you put in.

Once you have worked with it a bit, you will see how much easier it is!
-Megaverse

Once again, direct ay questions, comments or hate mail to Megaverse1968@gmail.com


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