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There are a few situations where you want to consider sleeving your cards You want to prevent marking caused by uneven use (ever play Euchre with a normal deck of cards?) You want to prevent marking caused by tears, folds, scratches and nicks (especially in games with a lot of shuffling or playing cards repeatedly) You want to protect the value of the cards ...


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Probably the most commonly available ones are called Fudge dice, as used in the Fudge/FATE roleplaying games. A Fudge die is a six-sided die with the following sides: minus, minus, blank, blank, plus, plus. Games generally have players rolling a couple of Fudge dice together and adding them up, which creates a curved probability distribution centered ...


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To answer the question, there are a lot of plastics that are suitable for use as card sleeves. None of them use Bisphenol-A as a plasticizer or monomer; that particular chemical is used primarily to make polycarbonates, which while optically clear are generally too stiff for use as flexible sheets or films (though they're great for applications requiring ...


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If you have an account on BoardGameGeek, then you can record "plays" of a game against that account. You can include details about other players, whether the game was stopped before the end, how long the game took, where the game was played, and who won.


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Have you tried looking at any of these? I've ordered that list by popularity, so the stuff at the top should be the most useful. There are lots and lots of summaries and crib sheets available. Which one works best for you is really a question of personal taste.


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The video that you linked is contained as part of the Starter 1999 gift box that was released back in 1999 and contains: 2 40 card decks in cardboard deckboxes A poster of Angel of Light Two guides that provide step by step instruction similar to those in the video The video that you linked two playmats with score keeping beads It doesn't appear like the ...


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Most card sleeves are made with Polypropylene (Type 5) which is unlikely to contain BPA. Plastic Containers Made with BPA Used in Food Preparation. Plastic containers have recycle codes on the bottom. Ingeneral,plastics that are marked with recycle codes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 are very unlikely to contain BPA. Some, but not all, plastics that are marked with ...


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You could take any two normal dice of different colors and denote one as the positive die and one as the negative die.


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This week I made a card game prototyper, it converts your google docs or csv to printable cards. http://card-game-prototyper.herokuapp.com/


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http://www.drivethrucards.com/ does on-demand card printing, for card games and also arbitrary decks of cards and tiles that might be used in other games. (disclosure: I used to work for this company)


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Fantasy Flight sleeves are quite thick, durable and good quality. They're quite comparable to Ultra Pro sleeves for Magic: The Gathering. Straight out of the packet, they are very slippery when you first sleeve your decks. Over time, or with some extended shuffling, they will become much less slippery. The decks in Arkham aren't that tall, so I haven't ...


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Sleeves are good for games that have you shuffle a lot. Roborally, for example, shuffles a single deck of cards many times every game, and my cards were significantly worn after a year or two of playing occasionally. Similarly, if the cards just don't seem to be very durable, sleeves might be a good idea. They're usually mostly pointless for games that don'...


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You can use the iOS app BG Stats (Board Game Stats) for that use (and many others, this app is just awesome). Or you can use Nemestats, an online tool.


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Rankade, our multipurpose ranking system, is free to use and it's designed to manage rankings (and stats, including matchup stats, and more) for small or large groups of players. Its algorithm (called ree algorithm - here's a comparison) can manage - via webapp, iOS, Android - any kind of match: one-on-one, faction vs. faction (two teams, which may be ...


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Board Game Geek has a listing of the card's size and the various types of sleeves that will fit them http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/102880/item/1981056#item1981056 Number of Cards: 84 Mayday Sleeve Size: Magnum Gold 80 x 120 mm Swan Panasia Sleeve Size: SWN-045 (Dixit) 80 x 120 mm


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I thought it was worth adding an update to this that I ended up using a free Android app for this: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.schwider.multiplayertimer It works very well, and is able to switch to time whoever the phone is pointed at by using the phone's compass. It also calls out the name of whoever's turn it is.


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A really fast way to prototype card games I found out is to use Excel to create your cards, and then use Word mailing directory function to import data from an excel spreadsheet. Then you just print then out and put inside a card sleeve protector from a random card you don't use anymore. A good idea too, is to use Google Docs Spreadsheet and edit your card ...


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Ultimately Vassal mods are very easy to modify :) just unrar that sucker and change all the pictures with photoshop that don't have text on them. Started working on that myself last night. Then I quit after my... tenth? card... or 8th. I might finish that sometime but it would only be for personal use as I just don't want to drag out the box when I try to ...


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I used this to create a prototype of my card game, Print out cards on 6x4 photo paper (2 to a sheet) Cut the cards out Sleeve with playing card sleeves (penny sleeves if you're saving money; HMC or Dragon Shield for easy shuffling)


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They are longer–lasting than UltraPro sleeves, but I find they retain a lot of air (even when compressed) that results in piles of cards being liable to slide out— especially smaller game cards like those for most board games. Overtime, this effect will reduce, and with proper shuffling they will last you for a while, but just like any other sleeve, they ...


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I found Crayola brand washable crayons to work the best. For the lack of boldness I subbed brown for yellow, purple for orange. I bought both Empire Builder and Empire Express straight from Mayfair but got different crayons with each. Express came with no-name crayons that leave a slight stain on the board.


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So I've looked through the cards from 6th edition and it doesn't match any of those. I'm fairly certain these gold wizards are meant to depict you the player. I can't find any concrete evidence on this, or any additional high res prints of the images, but from my experience with starter sets in the past this was usually the case. I think sadly these images ...


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Got the answer directly from the Rankade team: You can add a new player during the faction step. Just type their email, and then choose if you want them to be a 'member' or a 'guest'. Guest user cannot access group data and is not listed in the rankings. You can 'upgrade' a guest by reinserting them in another match and calling him 'member'. ...


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As card sleeves are quite cheap, it's just a matter of personal preference. Some people like sleeves (I do) others don't (some of my friends). One case I could argue for sleeves is when you have a card game and plan on maybe buying an expansion later. The cards from the base set would be rugged from use, while the expansion would be pristine and shiny. It ...


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It's a relatively simple project. While specific plans would need to be done using the dimensions of the table desired, it's very basic power-tool carpentry. It requires high precision, and the correct hinges, but isn't hard. Essentially, you can just put the hinges outboard of the supporting table's width, on the underside. Let the table hold the panels ...


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I'm designing a card game. I made a prototype in 24 hours with $15. I made laid groups of 8 cards out on a normal paper sized image file. I made another image with the backs of the cards. I use Gimp to edit photos , it's free. To make a set of 100 cards I had to make about 12 pages (24 including back pages) I dropped the image filess off at Staples and ...


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Printer Studio is a good source. they have file downloads onsite edition and previews for the whole deck before you order. http://www.printerstudio.com/unique-ideas/blank-playing-cards.html


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