Geek-a-licous Project: Create a Fudge Character Sheet With Legos!

Recently I ordered several Lego pieces direct from the manufacturer through Lego’s “Pick A Brick” online service. Here is what I ordered:

  • 112 1×1 Bright Yellowish Green Round Plates (4183133)
  • 4 1×1 Blue Flat Tiles (4206330)
  • 4 1×1 Red Flat Tiles (307021)
  • 4 1×1 Yellow Flat Tiles (307024)
  • 4 1×1 Orange Flat Tiles (4558595)
  • 8 2×2 White Flat Tiles (306801)
  • 8 2×2 Green Flat Tiles (4107762)
  • 8 2×2 Red Flat Tiles (306821)
  • 32 1×1 Translucent Blue Small Nose Cones (4567331)
  • 12 1×1 Translucent Green Small Nose Cones (4567333)
  • 8 1×1 Translucent Yellow Small Nose Cones (4567332)
  • 8 1×1 Translucent Orange Small Nose Cones (4567338)
  • 4 1×1 Translucent Red Small Nose Cones (4544720)
  • 4 6×8 White Plates (303601)

Those numbers following the items are the Element IDs, so you can use those to find the pieces if you wish to build a similar project. These parts will make 4 Lego Fudge character sheets, and also will allow me to convert my 4 Lego Heroica dice into Lego Fudge dice.

The overall design is simple. I use the 6×8 plate as the actual “sheet” and have a row of small nose cones across the top of the plate in a landscape position. This means that the sheet is 8 wide and 6 tall. These nose cones are the character’s health and proceed in this order:

  • 3 Translucent Green (Scratched)
  • 2 Translucent Yellow (Hurt, –1)
  • 2 Translucent Orange (Very Hurt, –2)
  • 1 Translucent Red (Incapacitated)

There is no “Dying” health level because my kids would not enjoy that.

Next the 1×1 flat tiles will be placed along the left side of the 6×8 plate to represent the 4 traits that the game will be using:

  • Yellow – Brawn, used for all physical challenges.
  • Orange – Wits, used for all mental and social challenges.
  • Red – Offense, used for all actions where the character is attempting to overpower another character in some way other than through the use of Brawn or Wits. Alternative name “Attack”.
  • Blue – Defense, used for all actions where the character is attempting to avoid being overpowered by another character in some way other than through the use of Brawn or Wits. Alternative name “Dodge”.

Each of these traits will be measured by a series of those green round plates starting from the left and extending in a straight line to the right. If a character has a 3 in Brawn that would be the equivalent of having a rank of Mediocre in Fudge and the yellow trait tile would have 3 green round plates to the right of it.

That uses 5 of the 6 rows on the 6×8 plate, so the last row is used for Fudge points. As the players earn Fudge points they will place the translucent blue small nose cones across the bottom of the plate. When the players spend a Fudge point they remove it from the plate.

Finally there are the 2×2 flat tiles in white, green, and red. Those will be used to replace the flat tiles on the Lego Heroica dice to turn them into Fudge dice. The green sides represent plus signs, the red sides represent minus signs, and the white sides represent the blank sides. I wish that I could have ordered the Lego dice through the “Pick A Brick” service, but apparently you cannot.

I hope that these pieces arrive before I return from my conference in Las Vegas next week. Once they do I will build the character sheets and get some pictures of me and the kids playing Lego Fudge together to share with all of you.

What do you think? Would you play Lego Fudge using this kind of a character sheet? Leave a comment below with your thoughts on this idea.