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John79

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This is a bit off topic, but I can't go to the local game parlor to ask around or simply observe.  I work during there gaming hours.  I purchased the FF card sleeves and then I found out they are not even close to fitting in the card board boxed they came in.  So, I purchased a few of the FF plastic deck boxes with the token storage on the bottom.  Those hold only 100 cards and that has proven awkward since that is about 1 1/2 decks.  Then... the mirkwood cycle in the deck boxes don't fit in the core set box.  I can always go back to sandwich bags, but would have thought FF would have had this sleeve and deck box storage to game box thing down to an art.  It's super easy to model these in AutoCAD to check for perfect fitment. 


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BCW makes great, cheap boxes that you can justify tossing for a larger one when you collection grows.


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I love THESE for my LotR.  I've got one for my player cards and one for my Quests.  Makes good use of the core boxes and they're really sharp.

http://go7gaming.com...y/game-inserts/


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I keep player cards in box I have all the quests divided in a binder works real well to get all the cards for a quest out fast
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They could design a new insert, but I don't know if it would be worthwhile.  I'm sure some people would use it, but many others would upgrade to 3rd party inserts like the go7, or use binders, or use their own card boxes, etc...  I think at the end of the day the issue is that FFG may not get much value for the investment of redesigning the inserts, retooling their assembly line to use the new inserts, and then for thanks mostly just get complaints from players that have the old insert.  Sorry, but that's how things work in the gaming community :)

 

I would rather concentrate on the productive side which is to ask "what is a good way to organize my cards"?  The wooden inserts from any company are quite nice, if you can afford them I'd go with those.  Actually, what *I* would do is put the quests in the wooden organizer in my box, and then store the player cards in a binder.  Reason being that quests are something you want to access at a "deck at a time" level while the player cards you want to browse through while deck building.


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I wish FFG would drop the stupid packaging they use now and just release everything in storage-type boxes.  Why does the core box look like it does, when it could be designed like the Hobby Kit promo boxes, or even a 2x400 count box?  And if the deluxe boxes came in something that was re-usable . .  well that would kick ass.


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An Ultra Pro Pro Binder holds a full cycle, so I've got a folder for Core+Mirkwood, and one for Khazad-Dûm+Dwarrowdelf. There should be room for the Nightmare decks at the back as well, but I've not started picking those up yet.

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I have everything in two flight-case style storage boxes from a hardware shop, but if I was starting from scratch I'd put player cards in binders and quests in cardboard storage boxes like these.


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I use a 9-pocket sheets for the quests, but only because I can use 3-hole report sleeves to put the encounter descriptions in, right next to the cards themselves.  So I get all 6 quest sets, followed by 6 pages of quest descriptions, then the next cycle.  I store the encounter decks in a GO7Gaming EXT-003 chest (since we are always shuffling, sorting, and rebuilding decks).  All of my player cards are sorted by Sphere/Type in a card hotel.  All in all, very happy with it all.

 

Chest:  https://www.kickstar...nserts-and-more

Hotel:  http://www.coolstuffinc.com/p/146012

Sheet Protectors:  http://www.amazon.co...20409348&sr=1-1


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I see a lot of wooden inserts for the boxes.  I am not sure which direction to go on this.  Right now, I see it as $40+ spent on a game whose boxes you can't use when using there card sleeves.  Had the core box been a little deeper the cards could have been set on there side and I think two small organizers could have been tucked just under the pretty card board artwork and everything would have looked original.  I want to keep things in sequence and I just hate disposing of original boxes with all there information about the cards and sequence in the system. 


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I made a foamcore insert myself for the original box. I've made it so the cards are placed vertically in the box: easier to sift through and room for more cards. ( I have 3 rows for cards, and a smaller row for the accesories ) I use printed dividers. The only downside is that the lid of the box now is in a raised position about halfway.

 

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