Infinity Tools

datetime May 27, 2015 8:26 PM

Spud plays Infinity. Sometimes, he builds things to make the game easier for the players at his store.

Here, now, are those things.

N3 Hacking Helper

I found it difficult to remember which hacking programs were available to me in which situations, so I made a simple web tool that filters the long menu for each Hacking Device down to only the options that can affect your target. Click to access the N3 Hacking Helper! One cool extra feature: if you bookmark the tool while your phone or tablet has internet, it will continue to work later on if you travel somewhere that doesn’t have wi-fi. The whole site gets stored in your device’s cache for later use. Thanks to IJW Wartrader for pointing me toward this neat possibility. 😀

Classified Objective Decks

CB mandates the use of a Classified Objective Deck for all ITS 2015 events, but they took a really, really long time to actually release the official product. I got bored of waiting, so I made my own. 🙂 The deck is available in lots of different versions:

  • Two languages – English and French (merci à Anaris, Ulrick, et tous leurs copains pour leur aide avec cela! 😀 )
  • Two acquisition methods:
    • Printable PDF – Print them yourself or get them done at a nice print shop. Cheap and relatively quick. 🙂 NOTE: Be sure to print the PDFs at ACTUAL SIZE, and NOT Fit-To-Page, or they won’t fit in standard sleeves!
    • PrinterStudio.com – Someone pointed me toward an online print shop that will print the cards out on good-quality poker-style cards. I’ve pre-loaded all of the card images onto their service, for lazy people (like me! 😀 )
  • Two formats:
    • One-Sided – Only the text-side faces of the cards, ideal for use with coloured plastic sleeves
    • Two-Sided – Each card comes attached to a fold-over card back in one of four colours (White, Green, Purple, or Orange)
  • Two paper sizes: Letter and A4

Choose your version of the cards from the links below:

Language Format Colour Printable PDF PrinterStudio.com
ENG ENG Front Only [ Letter ] [ A4 ]
ENG ENG Back Only [ Letter ] [ A4 ]
ENG ENG Two-Sided White [ Letter ] [ A4 ] Link to Site
ENG ENG Two-Sided Orange [ Letter ] [ A4 ] Link to Site
ENG ENG Two-Sided Green [ Letter ] [ A4 ] Link to Site
ENG ENG Two-Sided Purple [ Letter ] [ A4 ] Link to Site
ENG ENG Two-Sided Mixed Backs
(four 11-card decks)
Link to Site
Langue Format Couleur PDF Imprimable PrinterStudio.com
FR FR Seulement l’Avant [ Lettre ] [ A4 ]
FR FR Seulement l’Arrière [ Lettre ] [ A4 ]
FR FR Deux Côtés Blanc [ Lettre ] [ A4 ] Link to Site
FR FR Deux Côtés Orange [ Lettre ] [ A4 ] Link to Site
FR FR Deux Côtés Vert [ Lettre ] [ A4 ] Link to Site
FR FR Deux Côtés Violet [ Lettre ] [ A4 ] Link to Site
FR FR Deux Côtés Versos Mélangés
(4 piles de 11 cartes)
Link to Site

Infinity Quick Reference Sheet

I made this summary sheet to help me demo Infinity to new players. It explains how to read unit profiles and weapon profiles, how to spend orders, and has a list of fairly common skills that might come up during a player’s first few games.

Definitely aimed at completely new players– existing players will find it all a bit redundant and obvious. 😉

Handout_2up

A second sheet is also now available, which covers common weapons, camouflage, and specialists.

Handout2_2up

23 thoughts on “Infinity Tools

  • Orfeas

    Hey there! Thanks for all the work you’ve done and giving away it free!

    I am wondering though, why don’t you include a version with the card fronts on one page and the back side on the others? Personally, I don’t like the look of a folded card so I can have front and back side and some people I asked have the same opinion.

    I don’t really mind to be honest because I can do it myself with the files you provided since I’m a graphic designer, it will just take a little time, but for people who can’t do it I think it would be useful.

    Just my 2 cents, thanks again for this!

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  • Captain Spud [Post author]

    I can add that tomorrow– one document with a different colour on each page. 🙂

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  • Captain Spud [Post author]

    I added them above, listed under “Back Only”/”Seulement l’Arrière”.

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  • Reece

    It seems like U-turn is missing from the hacking tool.

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    Captain Spud Reply:

    Clear your browser cache, then reload. If you’re using Firefox or an Android phone, also clear your app cache (it’s separate on those platforms). The omission was corrected a couple months ago, but due to the extremely sticky app caching I’m using, it’s a freaking nightmare to get it to update. >_<

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  • Khail

    Captain Spud, your Hacking Tool is amazing and I use it pretty much every game I play. One error that I came across is that White Noise should be a “Short/ARO” skill instead of just a “Short” skill (confirmed via the N3 wiki). Thanks for all your work, it is truly appreciated!

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  • Captain Spud [Post author]

    Well-spotted. It’s fixed, though as usual it may be a bit of an ordeal to get your device to refresh with the update. I really need to do some research to figure out how to get the cache to be less sticky… >_<

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  • Captain Spud [Post author]

    I’ve been wobbling back and forth on whether I want to do it… it’s super tedious to make the alterations, but there’s been enough demand that I can’t dismiss it outright. I’ll likely look into it at some point this month.

    <-- super lazy

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  • Chris

    if you ever put the hacking helper in an app i’d be among many who would be willing to drop cash on it. ’till that happens thank you so much for putting it together, its a great help learning the extra part of the game.

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  • Captain Spud [Post author]

    It doesn’t need to be made into an app– if you bookmark it while you do have an Internet connection, it will be available to re-visit later when you have no connection. The entire app gets stored in your phone or tablet’s Application Cache. 🙂

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  • Reece Gordon

    Spud, do you have a copy of HSN3? If not, I can provide you with information so you can, if you so desire, get ahead off the PDFs and drop the update around the same time.

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    Captain Spud Reply:

    The updated hacking content is all coded in and ready to go; I’m planning to publish the update once the book releases to the public. In the meantime, I’m working to add some additional features to the program– including a Reference tab that contains Booty, Metachemistry, Martial Arts, and other tables that I frequently need to look up while playing– as well as doing a bit of a graphics overhaul.

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  • MC23

    Your quick reference sheet has been very helpful to me. I was going laminate some copies to share with others also just learning the game or need a refresher. Before I do that I was wondering if you were going to update it once Human Sphere is widely available.

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    Captain Spud Reply:

    Probably not– HSN3 is mostly “advanced” rules, while my sheets focus on raw essentials for newbies. I haven’t seen anything yet in HSN3 that overlaps with anything on the sheets, so they’ll probably remain as-is.

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  • jason

    Greeting Capt!!
    thanks for all your help! I was wondering if you have a cheat sheet for all the states you can be in for infinity. Like something that tells players what immobilized and immobilized 2 are. Blind, stunned, etc. thanks.

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