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Kurt R
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OK, I'm already planning how I want to store these cards. With LOTR LCG, I naively bought a Go7 Gaming insert and outgrew it. I realized that, unlike other games, one insert wouldn't solve my needs. I needed a more permanent solution, but then I stopped collecting LOTR expansions because a friend was and I was playing his copy.

So now I'm considering how I want to store these cards. I may actually subscribe to CSI for the packs and I want to make sure I have my solution figured out before they start pouring in.

I'm thinking of going with 400 count card storage boxes for the cyles (6 decks @ 60 cards each) and then four 200 count boxes for the two core sets I plan on getting (about 100+ cards per sphere x 4 spheres). I'll probably print some artwork and glue to the top of each box.

I did some research on the subject by searching "storage" in the LOTR LCG forums and there are 20 pages. Ai carumba!

Suggestions welcome.
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I went with this one and loving it

http://www.bcwsupplies.com/cat/trading-card/trading-card-box...

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I used to use card storage boxes for my LCGs and use penny sleeves on everything. I've since moved on to using binders and 9 page sleeves for cards. It really helps you find what you're looking for as long as you think of a future-save way to sort the pages!
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spamman5r wrote:
I used to use card storage boxes for my LCGs and use penny sleeves on everything. I've since moved on to using binders and 9 page sleeves for cards. It really helps you find what you're looking for as long as you think of a future-save way to sort the pages!


Binders for me too, I find it easier to store and organize and when you want to change up a deck easy to find the cards you need. Maybe slightly less space efficient but it's worth it for accessibility.
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Thridi wrote:
spamman5r wrote:
I used to use card storage boxes for my LCGs and use penny sleeves on everything. I've since moved on to using binders and 9 page sleeves for cards. It really helps you find what you're looking for as long as you think of a future-save way to sort the pages!


Binders for me too, I find it easier to store and organize and when you want to change up a deck easy to find the cards you need. Maybe slightly less space efficient but it's worth it for accessibility.


Except fitting three cards per slot stretches them out then they slide everywhere.
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LunarSoundDesign wrote:
Except fitting three cards per slot stretches them out then they slide everywhere.
Well, for the Arham Horror LCG, there'll be a maximum of 2 copies for each card...
 
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LunarSoundDesign wrote:


That one looks pretty neat!

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I am really happy with the Broken Token organizer for the Wooden Artist's Case. I own three. Each holds more than 5,000 unsleeved cards (around half that number for sleeved--your sleeves may vary).

The price isn't cheap when you consider that you also must buy the Wooden Artist's Case from Hobby Lobby. But the Hobby Lobby case is super sturdy with a solid handle that can take the weight of all those cards. It's basically a wooden briefcase, so portability is excellent.

I use mine for LOTR LCG, Star Wars LCG, and Magic.

I can bring it to a tourney, set it on a table, unclasp the latches, and open the case to reveal all my cards, decks, tokens, dials, and rule books.
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Professor wrote:
I am really happy with the Broken Token organizer for the Wooden Artist's Case. I own three. Each holds more than 5,000 unsleeved cards (around half that number for sleeved--your sleeves may vary).

The price isn't cheap when you consider that you also must buy the Wooden Artist's Case from Hobby Lobby. But the Hobby Lobby case is super sturdy with a solid handle that can take the weight of all those cards. It's basically a wooden briefcase, so portability is excellent.

I use mine for LOTR LCG, Star Wars LCG, and Magic.

I can bring it to a tourney, set it on a table, unclasp the latches, and open the case to reveal all my cards, decks, tokens, dials, and rule books.

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Professor wrote:
I am really happy with the Broken Token organizer for the Wooden Artist's Case. I own three. Each holds more than 5,000 unsleeved cards (around half that number for sleeved--your sleeves may vary).

The price isn't cheap when you consider that you also must buy the Wooden Artist's Case from Hobby Lobby. But the Hobby Lobby case is super sturdy with a solid handle that can take the weight of all those cards. It's basically a wooden briefcase, so portability is excellent.

I use mine for LOTR LCG, Star Wars LCG, and Magic.

I can bring it to a tourney, set it on a table, unclasp the latches, and open the case to reveal all my cards, decks, tokens, dials, and rule books.

5,000 cards, you say? That's interesting. I'm either going to do the cheap cardboard storage boxes or this. Let's do the math.

Core: 2 sets @ 226 cards each = 452 for 2 core sets
Cycle: 60 cards per pack x 6 packs = 360 per cycle

452 for 2 cores
4320 for 12 cycles
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4772 in the case

Very expensive, but at least it looks like a permanent solution for me. In fact, it may be overkill depending on how many cycles I actually pursue.
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oldschoolgamr wrote:

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Wow! It sure is nice to be appreciated. Thanks!
 
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enzo622 wrote:

5,000 cards, you say? That's interesting. I'm either going to do the cheap cardboard storage boxes or this. Let's do the math.

Core: 2 sets @ 226 cards each = 452 for 2 core sets
Cycle: 60 cards per pack x 6 packs = 360 per cycle

452 for 2 cores
4320 for 12 cycles
------------------
4772 in the case

Very expensive, but at least it looks like a permanent solution for me. In fact, it may be overkill depending on how many cycles I actually pursue.


Check the Broken Token web site for a solid card count, and the bag of chaos tokens will probably eat up quite a bit of the card storage space. But I think you are right that this box will provide plenty of space.

And the wooden box is solid. I've been using mine for years, so if you find that a game isn't getting much play, you can shift those cards into long-term cardboard storage, and you still have an excellent case for whatever cards you prefer at the moment.
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Professor wrote:
I am really happy with the Broken Token organizer for the Wooden Artist's Case. I own three. Each holds more than 5,000 unsleeved cards (around half that number for sleeved--your sleeves may vary).

The price isn't cheap when you consider that you also must buy the Wooden Artist's Case from Hobby Lobby. But the Hobby Lobby case is super sturdy with a solid handle that can take the weight of all those cards. It's basically a wooden briefcase, so portability is excellent.

I use mine for LOTR LCG, Star Wars LCG, and Magic.

I can bring it to a tourney, set it on a table, unclasp the latches, and open the case to reveal all my cards, decks, tokens, dials, and rule books.


And if you want they're even great to paint. Here's mine I did for Legendary. I plan to do something similar for this.

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Ranerdar wrote:
And if you want they're even great to paint.


Brad--

That looks awesome. How did you prep the surface for paint?

--Brad
 
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