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Cole Wehrle
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So I'm working through some card storage setups but I don't know if I have enough room in the box (due to my various counter sorters etc) for a standard card tray. Does anyone know if Hugo's Amazing Tape will harm these cards?
 
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That stuff is awesome - can't imagine it doing any harm, though I'm gonna sleeve anyway (the tape may be safe, but I'm not so sure about my friends! )
 
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If you're worried you could always just cut 2 pieces of blank card for the top and bottom of each stack.
 
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I did some research about a year ago and saw some horrifying stories. Didn't invest in it then. Do try to read up on it.
 
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Oooh crikey - I'd never heard about all that before - I humbly retract my earlier endorsement. I just had quick think and realized that I only have Hugo's (I actually us bondage tape, easier to find in the UK amusingly) on sleeved cards, otherwise I'd be pulling games off the shelf in a panic right now! surprise

Saying that, as long as you sleeve, it's fantastic stuff. It's a lifesaver for those big cards like Dixit or the DoA2 characters that don't fit in the more common baggies.
 
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The problem with that tape, in my experience, is that once it gets dusty or gets hand oils on it, it loses its stickiness.

Washing Hugo's tape is beyond even my gamer OCD tendencies.

I use Velcro cable ties. They are cheaper (enough for 50 decks is less than $4) and ship free if you get them from Amazon when ordering something else.

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For extremely large decks use two and daisy-chain them.
 
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happycatmachine wrote:
I did some research about a year ago and saw some horrifying stories. Didn't invest in it then. Do try to read up on it.


Like what? I only have it on Guillotine right now, but they are unsleeved.
 
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It's been a while, that is why I suggested others doing research. Folks would not be wrong in doubting my remembrance.

I seem to remember discolouration issues. Some kind of issues with the edges of the cards. Not sure what else. Things that horrified me.

I imagine with sleeves that it would cause the edge of the sleeve to buckle (like a rubber band would) and that would annoy the hell out of me but to each his own there.

It may be that the stuff is miracle stuff, I just recall that I got scared away pretty quickly.
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happycatmachine wrote:
It's been a while, that is why I suggested others doing research. Folks would not be wrong in doubting my remembrance.

I seem to remember discolouration issues. Some kind of issues with the edges of the cards. Not sure what else. Things that horrified me.

I imagine with sleeves that it would cause the edge of the sleeve to buckle (like a rubber band would) and that would annoy the hell out of me but to each his own there.

It may be that the stuff is miracle stuff, I just recall that I got scared away pretty quickly.


In the case of the Velcro ties I mention above, sleeved cards or not there is no edge wear or buckling that I can detect. The ties are 1/2" wide. I wouldn't overtighten them because if you _try_ to buckle the edges I'm sure you could.

But with a sung enough fit that the cards have _never_ come loose (over 200 decks for me) It has never been an issue.
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happycatmachine wrote:
It's been a while, that is why I suggested others doing research. Folks would not be wrong in doubting my remembrance.

I seem to remember discolouration issues. Some kind of issues with the edges of the cards. Not sure what else. Things that horrified me.


Yea, once I read your post a quick google search came up with multiple tales of horror on BGG, though it does seem to be a case of some cards totally fine, others major risk. There was some sort of science behind it but I didn't go into detail. Summoner Wars was a major no-no.

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I imagine with sleeves that it would cause the edge of the sleeve to buckle (like a rubber band would) and that would annoy the hell out of me but to each his own there.


Nah, that's a total non-problem. It's completely non-elastic so doesn't compress the cards at all, it's essentially the same as having a perfectly sized paper band around the cards that you can infinitely adjust. I love the stuff, but will only ever use it with sleeved cards from now on.
 
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Personally I would go with tuck boxes.

I just don't really have the ability to make any right now.

I would prefer tuck boxes for the keys to but if not then maybe tape is better than zipper bags.
 
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HHHHMMM.

I've been using it on a couple games. I've not had any problems with it. But, I find it annoying to take off and put on, so I've mostly stuck with using 'baggies' for my cards too.
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I use PLASTIBANDS for all of my card games. They don't rot like rubber bands and they don't mark card edges.
 
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Here's a link for the Plastibands. I use them and they are great. They never dry rot or mark my cards.

http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/279539/Baumgartens-Pla...
 
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CPT Storzo wrote:
Here's a link for the Plastibands. I use them and they are great. They never dry rot or mark my cards.

http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/279539/Baumgartens-Pla...


Hmm, interesting. Seems like they're prettymuch non-existent in the UK though. Shame - I wouldn't use them on sleeved cards, but they look like they could be very useful for unsleeved. I guess they'll probably turn up over here eventually,
 
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Well I did a few Hugo's tests and with a medium tight fit and three full days I haven't noticed any wear on the test cards. I'll go ahead and do up the rest of the cards now.
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