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Marlene Thornstrom
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I lost the plastic card-holder (for the key card) on a recent train trip. cry

Does anyone have suggestions for a replacement I could buy easily on Amazon or at an office supply store or something? I tried using one of the Eldritch Horror character stands but the gap is too wide and the card just flops, then tips over.

I do have the app and have used it, but it would be nice to have the option to use both.
 
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You can cut a wine cork in half and cut a slit in the top of the flatter side. I know some PnP's have used this method for character standees before.
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You could also use a plastic cap from a milk jug, juice or water bottle by turning it upside down and cutting a slit.
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Office stores also have stand up clips that can be used to hold pictures or note cards.
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How about a large binder clip?



You clip the card as usual and then set the flat part on the table. If the silver handles are problematic, they are easily removed (and replaced) by squeezing on the sides.

If you do not have access to an office with a supply of these clips, you could buy a box of them. They are useful for holding crisp bags closed.
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willyum wrote:
How about a large binder clip?



You clip the card as usual and then set the flat part on the table. If the silver handles are problematic, they are easily removed (and replaced) by squeezing on the sides.

If you do not have access to an office with a supply of these clips, you could buy a box of them. They are useful for holding crisp bags closed.
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Lots of good solutions here, but I'll just add that I use a dot of blu-tac in bases that are too wide, like your Eldritch Horror example.
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Why not email CGE to see if they will let you buy a replacement? That seems like it could be the best solution.
 
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Marlene Thornstrom
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Thanks for your suggestions, everyone! I especially like the wine cork one because I most recently played Codenames while on a weekend trip to Wine Country.

I only email companies for replacements if components were missing or damaged. Otherwise I feel bad wasting their time. (And these solutions are all cheaper than what the postage would be.)
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A clothespin would also probably work.
 
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Also, just placing it in front (not behind the glass) of a small picture frame, or is you have a tablet case which stands up, those both would work fine.
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negatrev wrote:
Also, just placing it in front (not behind the glass) of a small picture frame, or is you have a tablet case which stands up, those both would work fine.
We propped it up against the box. But I wanted something light and portable as an approximate replacement.
 
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If your phone case has a stand, you can prop it up and lay the card on it.
 
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toober wrote:
If your phone case has a stand, you can prop it up and lay the card on it.
Wouldn't you just use the app at that point?
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There are also those stands they use at weddings and banquets to hold the table numbers:

http://www.displays2go.com/P-15237/Table-Number-Holder-for-a...
 
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