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Comboteur "Crazed 'Beastface' Survivor" Fou
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Hi,

I haven't got the game yet but I'm concerned about the advancement cards wearing down since you cannot exactly sleeve them when you shuffle them prior to acquiring them.

What are your thoughts on this?
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Dale Braun
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The advancement cards come with a protective film on them, and instructions that point out the film is easier to remove after a few plays. It's like the protective film on some appliances' surfaces that are high-sheen plastic.

You can leave the film on longer than they suggest, if you don't mind the film edges lifting up a bit over time. However, the film does make the cards look a little duller than they are without the film.

Also, you won't be shuffling the advancement cards as much as normal cards in a deck-building game. You only shuffle the cards once per game; the other times that they get shuffled later, they should be in the main card sleeves provided with the base set cards.
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Nathan Morse
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I'm curious about this, too. I don't know if they are made of the same material as Gloom, but you definitely can tell when those cards have been used a lot.
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zefquaavius wrote:
I'm curious about this, too. I don't know if they are made of the same material as Gloom, but you definitely can tell when those cards have been used a lot.


I have sleeved my Gloom cards with penny sleeves so can't say. It's still readable, although a bit less.
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Hard to say. I have a copy and have played it 3 times and they still look pretty good. As other have mentioned, you're not really shuffling them (once per game, maybe), so I don't see them getting too much wear.

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Kenneth Weiland
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After 3 plays the cards don't look used. We've kept the protective film on, and will only remove it when it starts to peel off by it's on. I think that'll prolong the game's life.

I can't imagine that you'll be able to sleeve this game, as it is already half-sleeved
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This was something that came up when Hecatomb came out. After two plays, my cards feel and act very similar to hecatomb, so I'm gonna guess that they're actually intensely durable.

Iirc, there was a Hecatomb card durability test, and basically steel wool or prolonged microwaving was required to damage the cards.
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Ah, yes, Hecatomb! I loved its pentagonal cards, even if they were impractical to handle.

Thanks for that info, Adam!
 
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Thank you all for the information. I will consequently purchase the game
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