Using NFC board as a tag options


I am starting a project for which I have +2 arduinos (a server and clients) communicating throw NFC. The communication is one direction (server → client). The server updates a counter periodically, writes to a tag and any client can get it by reading the tag. A simple diagram would be:

server with NFC module --(write)–> tag <–(read)-- client with NFC module

the tag would reside on the server box. I am using a tag because I do not want to worry about opening/closing NFC connections between server/clients, making it simple.

My question: is there a way that the server can “connect” directly to a tag without having to use a full NFC module?

Does this make sense?