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Re: 1st World Board Gaming Problems...
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2015, 04:49:43 PM »
I'd considered a large picture frame for this purpose in the past. 

Back-to-college sales are coming up soon.  You can get some 36x48 poster frames CHEAP at Bed Bath & Beyond or Target, and just keep your maps in them.  Like $10 each or less cheap.
I've got 4 of them upstairs in the man cave - 2 Warfighter maps, Orange Crush, and a blank square grid for RPGs.  You can also write on them w/ dry-erase markers and then wipe 'em off within a few hours, no problem.

I like the idea of the blank square grid for RPGs!  You could use the dry-erase makers to set up just about anything.  O0
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Re: 1st World Board Gaming Problems...
« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2015, 05:06:36 PM »
I have a man corner of shame to work on now. 

Dood - you're a wargamer. You know what to do.

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« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2015, 06:27:39 PM »
  You can also write on them w/ dry-erase markers and then wipe 'em off within a few hours, no problem.

Do they stain permanently after a few hours? I had it in mind to eventually play the campaign for ASLSK Decision at Elst by putting the map in a poster frame and marking controlled territory with a dry erase between battles. If it won't come off after days or weeks, that's a problem.
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Re: 1st World Board Gaming Problems...
« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2015, 06:58:27 PM »
Overhead projector screen markers should come off with alcohol wipes.

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Re: 1st World Board Gaming Problems...
« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2015, 07:33:42 PM »
I have a man corner of shame to work on now. 

Dood - you're a wargamer. You know what to do.

Panzers nach Osten!

Expand that corner!


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Re: 1st World Board Gaming Problems...
« Reply #20 on: July 13, 2015, 08:15:50 PM »
Dude, he's going up against a female.  You know she's going to go straight for the nuclear option should open conflict break out.

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Re: 1st World Board Gaming Problems...
« Reply #21 on: July 13, 2015, 08:20:29 PM »
It's true, particularly since he still has young kids. He will have to be stealthy.

I suggest threatening to set up a workbench and power tools in the garage. Claim you're thinking about getting into woodworking. You feel you may need a lathe.
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« Reply #22 on: July 13, 2015, 08:37:16 PM »
Pretty sneaky, d ;)
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Re: 1st World Board Gaming Problems...
« Reply #23 on: July 13, 2015, 08:49:25 PM »
It's true, particularly since he still has young kids. He will have to be stealthy.

I suggest threatening to set up a workbench and power tools in the garage. Claim you're thinking about getting into woodworking. You feel you may need a lathe.

Hmmm....I'm intrigued by your plan.  It shall be dubbed Case Workbench and I shall ponder it's implementation as I sleeve The Lord of the Rings card decks this evening.

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« Reply #24 on: July 13, 2015, 08:52:39 PM »
You've got it REALLY bad if you have enough LotR cards to put in a sleeve.
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Re: 1st World Board Gaming Problems...
« Reply #25 on: July 13, 2015, 08:54:15 PM »
The base set comes with 238 or so cards, so I picked up 300 penny sleeves to do the deed.  It's something I've been meaning to do for a few years now.

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« Reply #26 on: July 13, 2015, 08:59:33 PM »
Do you sleeve all your cards?  And can you shuffle a deck that way?
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« Reply #27 on: July 13, 2015, 09:10:56 PM »
Do you sleeve all your cards?  And can you shuffle a deck that way?


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Re: 1st World Board Gaming Problems...
« Reply #28 on: July 13, 2015, 09:17:07 PM »
Do they stain permanently after a few hours? I had it in mind to eventually play the campaign for ASLSK Decision at Elst by putting the map in a poster frame and marking controlled territory with a dry erase between battles. If it won't come off after days or weeks, that's a problem.

After a week or so, you need a cleaner to completely clear the plexiglass

Overhead projector screen markers should come off with alcohol wipes.

Yep - for a longer-term project like Ubes is describing, I would go this route instead.  But I usually have more dry erase markers handy than alcohol pens now that my staff weenie days are almost a decade behind me.
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Re: 1st World Board Gaming Problems...
« Reply #29 on: July 13, 2015, 09:48:34 PM »
Do you sleeve all your cards?  And can you shuffle a deck that way?

Generally yes.  In fact I hate playing with a game too much if it has cards that aren't sleeved.  I'd rather spend the few extra dollars to preserve the cards for long term usage without them getting all raggedy.  I actually find it much easier to shuffle a deck of sleeved cards than non-sleeved cards, but I don't do the shuffle where you bend the cards with your thumb to do the corner or edge shuffle.  That's just a party foul.