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Peter Jones
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Bluepanther LLC are now manufacturing the basic set and the card expansion.

JCD Piecepack by Blue Panther LLC features:

1) Quality laser engraving (the symbols will NEVER wear off)
2) Quality construction (durable birch hardwood or oak hardwood)
3) Custom wooden storage box with YOUR NAME CUSTOM ENGRAVED ON THE TOP

Details here:
http://www.bluepantherllc.com/JCDPiecepack.htm
 
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Nate Straight

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And cheaper than every other version, too. Cool.

I'm still waiting for a clear acrylic / plastic version.

If I could ever find 2x2 squares, I'd make it myself.

The wood just doesn't match with my Icehouse set.
 
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Steve Jones
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Hi:


We could do a clear or transluscent color acrylic (plastic) set, but would it be usable with the piecepack game rules that need hidden information?

Steve Jones
Blue Panther LLC
 
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Mark Crane
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Those look so great. Can I get away with buying one set or would I need multiple sets to play most of the games?
 
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Nate Straight

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bluepanther wrote:
Hi:


We could do a clear or transluscent color acrylic (plastic) set, but would it be usable with the piecepack game rules that need hidden information?

Steve Jones
Blue Panther LLC

Probably not (as I'd want the labels and printing and stuff on the faces to also be transparent, so that you can actually see through the tiles instead of simply having a white label stuck on a clear square), but I probably would come up with another solution if I absolutely HAD to play those games.

I'll probably make one of my own eventually, and then I'll really tackle thinking about how to do it exactly how I want it.
 
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See:

http://www.ludism.org/ppwiki/Games

and

http://www.ludism.org/ppwiki/RequiredEquipment

 
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Colin Parker
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So, funny question, since both US orders and International orders are price plus shipping....why are the international orders $3 more plus shipping, rather than the same price as the US version?

 
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The additional $3 is for the increased shipping costs only on the international orders. The $3 charge is per item ordered, while shipping charges are applied to your entire order as a whole.

There is NO difference in the components used for the US and International editions.

Steve Jones
Blue Panther LLC
 
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bluepanther wrote:
We could do a clear or transluscent color acrylic (plastic) set, but would it be usable with the piecepack game rules that need hidden information?
Steve Jones
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Could you do it a black (or white) opaque acrylic set?

The black provides a 'classy' look and feel but may not be easy to use with Icehouse pieces except in bright light.
The white would give a 'clean' look and feel and really brighten the Icehouse pieces.
 
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ShaunGamer wrote:
bluepanther wrote:
We could do a clear or transluscent color acrylic (plastic) set, but would it be usable with the piecepack game rules that need hidden information?
Steve Jones
Blue Panther LLC

Could you do it a black (or white) opaque acrylic set?

The black provides a 'classy' look and feel but may not be easy to use with Icehouse pieces except in bright light.
The white would give a 'clean' look and feel and really brighten the Icehouse pieces.

I'd probably buy a nice black acrylic set if it were available. I would probably not buy a white acrylic set unless it looked damned good.

However, I must admit that I'm not terribly fond of the design of the piecepack linked to in this thread as far as its compatibility with Icehouse/Piecepack games is concerned (for Piecepack-only games, it'd probably be great). I play Alien City a lot, which requires that the face with the suits and numbers have at least a semi-clear 2x2 grid on each tile. In fact, for the set of semi-piecepack tiles I made up to play Alien City on, I actually made such a grid in the tile design itself, with the suit and number in one corner of the grid.

 
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I have just received my set and am very pleased with the product and the service. Living in Australia, I have lost my money a few times trying to gain a quality piecepack from a manufacturer.
Because of that, I want to state that Bluepanther LLC were quick, kept me informed and delivered what I paid for.
They have my wholehearted recommendation as a piecepack supplier.
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Their components do look very good, but one item struck me as odd, on the travel version:

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Custom canvas storage bag with YOUR NAME LASER ENGRAVED FOR FREE

How does one laser-engrave Canvas?
 
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Steve Jones
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Canvas is actually engraved at high speed and low power. Some fabrics can be engraved - really have a hit or miss situation until it's tried out we don't know.

Steve Jones
Blue Panther LLC
 
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Blue Panther is now also offering a color plastic piecepack version.

www.bluepantherllc.com/JCDPiecepack.com

Steve Jones
Blue Panther LLC
 
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That's what you get for not proofreading. Its ".htm", not ".com" at the end of the link.

www.bluepantherllc.com/JCDPiecepack.htm

Steve Jones
Blue Panther LLC
 
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skelebone wrote:
How does one laser-engrave Canvas?

It is more of a burn of the fabric, and looks quite nice.
 
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Forget an ellison die cutter, I want a laser die cutter.
 
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