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This page* shows which sleeves you need, gray and yellow. Does the number indicate how many of each type? So 5 gray packs and 1 yellow?

*https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/arkham-horror...

 
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I hope no one minds me piggy backing on this thread, but I have never used FFG sleeves. Are they premium, or penny?
 
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Premium. I use them for pretty much everything.
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Thanks. Sounds like they are Dragon Shield length, so it's Ultra Pros for me.
 
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I am such a sleeving noob. I'm unsure of the quality difference/preference between FFG/Dragon Shield/Ultra Pro or if they are even necessary for this game...
 
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It's mostly personal preference. All three brands are great.

UPs have a little hologram on their sleeves that annoys some people, also if you get sleeves from different production runs, they can be a little wider (only a tiny bit, but you notice when putting the cards in a neat stack).

FFGs are a little too long.

Dragon Shields are the most expensive.

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Annowme wrote:
or if they are even necessary for this game...

I do not understand the question.
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is the extra length on the FFG sleeves THAT bad?

because i absolutely hate the damn hologram on my card sleeves.. one of the things that annoys me more than a cloudy sleeve.
 
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Weltenreiter wrote:
Annowme wrote:
or if they are even necessary for this game...

I do not understand the question.

I'm typically not a sleever, so I simply wonder what the community opinion is regarding sleeves for LCGs, particularly this one as everyone anticipates playing.
 
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Speaking as an LCGer... Some people like them, some do not. FFG requires sleeves for official tournaments though.

So, most people own at least one deck's worth of sleeves per LCG they play (or two in the case of Star Wars or Netrunner). Cards are mainly stored in boxes or binders unsleeved, and then put into sleeves for tournaments. Whether you put them in sleeves for casual play differs per person.

For me, I do not like sleeves. The feel and shuffleability of the cards is better without them. So, I only use them for tournaments. I still own a fair number of sets though because I play multiple games and I have to use them for playtesting as well when I have a printout card on paper and a "real" card as a backer for stiffness.
 
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Thanks everyone - I got behind sleeving LOTR LCG and still paying for it, literally. It was the first game I sleeved and played it so much wish I had done so when I first bought in.
 
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Annowme wrote:
I am such a sleeving noob. I'm unsure of the quality difference/preference between FFG/Dragon Shield/Ultra Pro or if they are even necessary for this game...


I've used all 3. Dragon Shields were my least favorite, as they seemed to crease the easiest. Led to permanent markings and constant resleeving.

I used FFG for a very long time and enjoyed them. They're noticeably longer than other sleeves, which can cause them to folder over at the corners easier. Again, marks the cards. Minor problem though, and I used them for a long time. The main reason I left them is that they eventually got sticky.

After that, I gave Ultra Pro a try and haven't gone back. The matte colored sleeves have a textured/pebbled surface that seems to make them slide over one another easier and stay clean longer. I don't mind the hologram (though I would not be sad if it disappeared).

I don't think I'm going to sleeve this game. Depends on how often you have to change your deck.

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So, most people own at least one deck's worth of sleeves per LCG they play (or two in the case of Star Wars or Netrunner). Cards are mainly stored in boxes or binders unsleeved, and then put into sleeves for tournaments. Whether you put them in sleeves for casual play differs per person.


This was me for Netrunner.
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I always sleeve. Cards get wear on them even during the most careful of handling: when you shuffle your deck, when you move them on the table, when you arrange them in your hand, they all create tiny scratches that, over time, really add up, making your cards look worn, faded, and scratchy. I can't stand that, so I sleeve everything!

As for the topic, FFG sleeves are good looking and generally good quality, but too shiny for my taste. I use matte sleeves with a textured back. They are great, and best of all, many companies make them, so you don't have to buy Ultra Pro if you can't stand that ugly hologram. eBay is full of 'em!
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Good insight, everyone. Thanks. I am not inclined to sleeve. Even my deck builders (Dominion-style, not deck construction) are unsleeved and... I don't really care.

Even changing up my investigator decks during construction doesn't strike me as something which will detract from the quality of the cards. Also, tournaments? What? Meh, call me a filthy casual, I'm sure I'll probably never attend an FFG event simply because I'm a hermit and don't get out much...

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I used to sleeve. Then I got tired of paying, slippery stacks, difficulty shuffling, glare obscuring the artwork, and the overall disconnected feeling the sleeve brought. It was like my game was under glass.

In some cases the sleeves can cost nearly as much as a second copy of the game.

Anyway - I totally understand those that want to protect their investment. I thought I was one of those people, but after time it turned out I wasn't.

Try it and see.
 
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LCG and CCG cards tend to wear a lot for tournament players like me. I don't play my boardgames nearly as much so for those I sleeve only on a case by case basis, but if I'm going to do Organized Play at all I think sleeves are a must. I used to sleeve up deckbuilders as well but I've noticed that when you don't do 8 round tournaments every few weeks you don't get to wear them out quite enough that I can justify the costs anymore...
 
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Seems like the only cards that are 41x63mm are those used to indicate which location an investigator is located in. Is that the case or am I missing something?
 
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Jotora wrote:
Seems like the only cards that are 41x63mm are those used to indicate which location an investigator is located in. Is that the case or am I missing something?

Indeed, they appear to function in the same manner as a standee or miniature.
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The only tiny cards I remember from the demo were the investigators. It was however, a demo so maybe there are more at some point.
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Does anyone actually know the card sizes?
 
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I imagine I'll sleeve this the same way I do netrunner, only sleeving the current deck I'm playing.

jam gamers wrote:
Does anyone actually know the card sizes?


Fantasy flight use standard Poker/Magic card sizes. Their standard sleeves are 63.5x88mm though as people above mentioned they could be a smidge shorter.
 
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The ultra pros I have which I used for summoner Wars are 62 x 87.....wondering if they will fit....
 
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Yes, that's the standard size.
 
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