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Betrayal at House on the Hill features character pentagons with 4 traits that can increase or decrease and are marked by clips.

all six character pentagrams with clips attached

I find (at least with my copy) that the clips slip and slide too easily; we often lose track of our stats.

We've tried blu-tack but we aren't sure if that will damage the cardboard. We've tried writing them down but we still lose track as the stat tracker isn't always told/listening.

So is there a better way to keep track of traits? Preferably an improvement on the clips.

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This is a common complaint. The sliders are just too big. Solutions that have worked for others include:

  • Using an alternative print-out, with washers for tracking
  • Wrapping each side of the character card with sticky tape, for thickness
  • Laminating the cards
  • Applying some PVA glue inside the sliders, and letting it dry before use
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Reading the comments it seems like step one is call WotC and get free stuff to experiment with... –  Pureferret Sep 2 '12 at 18:18
    
FWIW: Some of the clips in my copy (2nd edition) are too loose while others are in fact too tight and won't go on at all! I also have clips that fit snugly and don't slip around. –  Brian S Apr 18 at 14:54

Using paper clips works great! The little loopy bit can frame the numbers. They stay in place, but can easily be moved and removed. They don't damage the cardboard, and you can use plain silver ones, or get colored plastic coated paperclips.

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We had good success using sticky tape, but we put it on the sliders. Specifically, we stuck a piece of single sided tape on the inside of the slider, and then trimmed the excess tape off with small scissors. We might try packing tape next time because it's a wee bit thicker. An advantage to this solution is that it doesn't mess up the character tiles.

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I'd use electrical tape -- it's already black, and just a hair thicker than normal scotch tape. –  Craig Trader Apr 1 at 4:27

I use the mobile apps, they not only keep track of stats but help with the haunt scenarios. Here is the link for IOS and another for Android. I have only used the IOS one but it works well

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There is a better app for android here - play.google.com/store/apps/… Me and my friends have used it and it's great. –  Styphon Dec 1 '13 at 12:12

Bite the plastic clip near the base. The clip will have a tighter hold on the character card.

We had the same problem and this method fixed all our plastic clips. No additional materials were required.

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We used pliers... same effect, better taste. –  Gregor 2 days ago

Check out this short vid for an easy fix for those slippery stat tracker clips. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTsm2tNuTw8&feature=youtu.be

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YouTube videos have a habit of getting removed, one way or another. Can you summarize the important bits here in text and/or images? –  Paul Marshall Apr 4 at 23:57

We would just set the trackers down on top of the character cards pointed at the proper numbers. This works for us, but there's still a good chance someone could knock the table or roll the dice onto your character tile and mess it all up.

I think the best advice on this page is the paper clips. Second, would be biting them.

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