Justin Gortner
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Hi,

I am wanting to preserve the condition of the player shields and player board (where you place dice). So I would like to print out ones for players to use instead of the ones that come with the game.

Is anyone else crazy enough to think this way as well and have scanned images of these two boards? I do not easily have access to a scanner (without having to pay Kinkos to do it).

Thanks much!
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Richard Dewsbery
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Use really big card sleeves?

These are mass-produced boardgames, not works of art. If you need to preserve everything in blocks of Lucite, perhaps it's time to re-evaluate. Or just ask your friends to play only when wearing latex gloves.
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Honestly, I've seen this game get multiple plays already and the shield and player board's have shown no wear at all. Obviously your moving the shield around to show each other what you have chosen, but the player boards hardly ever get moved.
 
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Your best bet is to have two separate copies--one for playing, and the other as a collector. That's what serious collectors do. That way nothing in your good copy will get accidentally dinged. Since the one you have is (apparently) already open, use that one for your play copy. Then then next copy you buy can be your collector's copy. Also, your collector's copy is probably in safer hands at the store than in your home, so you can put off buying it. Indefinitely.
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(As a side note, I used to have the collector's feeling about many things. Once I let go, and just enjoyed things for what they are, dings and all, it was like a giant weight off of my shoulders. I have never looked back.)
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Brian
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Rainstar wrote:
Your best bet is to have two separate copies--one for playing, and the other as a collector. That's what serious collectors do...

The collectors that I used to know bought in triplicate. One to open, one to preserve and one to trade.
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Rainstar wrote:
Also, your collector's copy is probably in safer hands at the store than in your home, so you can put off buying it. Indefinitely.

Funny :-)

I reckon there's a good chance that it'll be available for a while...
 
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Wow. I've never run into board game collectors. ...maybe I have and just didn't know it at the time. All my players are in the camp of "if the game doesn't have beer stains then we must not have played it enough so it's probably not any good"

For space reasons, I limit myself to about 100 games so any game I haven't played in a couple years is likely to be given away.
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You can laminate the boards, or find a really big, plastic sleeve/sandwich bag for them. You won't shuffle them, so no biggie if it has a ziplock on it.

The screens... since it bends on 2 sides, I'm sure laminating won't work. I would suggest just being prepared to buy a new one if they get damaged.


Otherwise, I wouldn't mind if they get damaged, unless they became unusable for obscuring what you're doing with your dice, or you can't make out the reference material. I did witness someone's copy getting spilled pink lemonade on one of the home world tiles. That was a shame, but at least it was still "randomizable" (sort of).
 
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There are rules against posting high res images of flat materials from the game, so unless you'd be happy with a low res copy you'll need to either scan it yourself or find somebody who is willing to do the scan and email it to you privately.
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If there is a scanned image of the small player board, I am willing to modify it so it doesn't look so weird putting dice below each section.

Edit: I uploaded a printable image for new Player Boards.

https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/115870/alternative-phase-...
 
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