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This looks awesome!

https://www.topshelfgamer.com/products/zen-bins-rebellion-cu...

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Looks really good. I'm tempted.
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Looks good, but I'm skeptical about sleeved cards...
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If anyone from Zen Bins is listening, I'd definitely buy these if the cards were removed from the design.

Why? Because the card decks are set-up elsewhere on the playing surface during play, which would leave the trays (to be used during gameplay) with a few empty bins that only serves to take-up extra room on the table.

If the trays were designed without the cards, they would be a PERFECT in-play storage solutions! Simply place them on the table and play the game! Without bins for all the cards, they would require minimal room and again, be perfect for holding all the other components during gameplay.

Make a third tray to stay in the box, to store the cards.

 
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bgm1961 wrote:

If anyone from Zen Bins is listening, I'd definitely buy these if the cards were removed from the design.

Why? Because the card decks are set-up elsewhere on the playing surface during play, which would leave the trays (to be used during gameplay) with a few empty bins that only serves to take-up extra room on the table.

If the trays were designed without the cards, they would be a PERFECT in-play storage solutions! Simply place them on the table and play the game! Without bins for all the cards, they would require minimal room and again, be perfect for holding all the other components during gameplay.

Make a third tray to stay in the box, to store the cards.



If this is a storage solution as well, then I am leaning the opposite way. The hardest thing to store safely and conveniently are the card decks.

I have been using an IPHONE box for each deck of mission cards, but then the box is to long, and what do you do with the 5 decks of small cards...

If this solved thisn great!!
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If the card slots are removed from the plastic bins, how will the cards be stored with everything inside the box?
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patox wrote:
If the card slots are removed from the plastic bins, how will the cards be stored with everything inside the box?

In a separate tray that stays inside the box. The cards would thusly be protected for storage. And given that they're placed in separate decks around the play area for gameplay, there's no need for them to be cradled outside of the box.

So to design a storage solution that provides room for cradling the cards outside the box on the table only takes-up and wastes space, as such bins won't be used during play... if that makes sense.

Essentially, what you want to be cradled on the tabletop during the game are all the components except for the cards (again, they'll be scattered about in their own decks). So design the card storage to be separate, is all I'm saying.

I currently keep my decks in 3"x4" or 3"x5" poly ziplock bags, and they work great for the purpose.

As an afterthought, I'll add that the same logic can be applied to storing the dice as well. During gameplay, no one's going to keep them in the bin as pictured. Thusly you end-up with an empty bin that only serves to add to the table space requirements for no reason. So the dice as well, should be stored separately... perhaps in the same tray as the cards?!

 
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All that space in the trays for the forces you're going to need at setup is wasted as well. whistle
 
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All that space in the trays for the forces you're going to need at setup is wasted as well. whistle

True, but only for the time being. When they get destroyed during the game you have a slot to return them to.

 
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bgm1961 wrote:

demoss1 wrote:
All that space in the trays for the forces you're going to need at setup is wasted as well. whistle

True, but only for the time being. When they get destroyed during the game you have a slot to return them to.


Same for the discards...
 
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Christmas came early - I just received mine tonight! I put everything in the box and it's awesome. And unlike a lot of inserts, it adds almost no weight. I love that everything is ready to play and easily accessible. It's wonderfully designed.
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Harl wrote:
Christmas came early - I just received mine tonight! I put everything in the box and it's awesome. And unlike a lot of inserts, it adds almost no weight. I love that everything is ready to play and easily accessible. It's wonderfully designed.


I just saw this on miniature market. It looks great, I am definitely going to give it a shot.
 
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Is this available anywhere in Europe?
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A few nitpicks:

- no room for the rings
- the holders for the probe cards and rebel/imperial mission cards could have been a tiny bit deeper: when cards are sleeved with FFG sleeves, they fit (almost/not) exactly...

For the rest I really like the Zen Bins.

For Björn: I believe Chaos Cards in the UK has Zen Bins, but they do not list the Rebellion ones (yet?).

See:
http://www.zenbins.com/where-to-buy-zen-bins/
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Look again there are spaces in both rebel & imperial sides for the rings, if I remember correctly they go under one of the card set
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Ah thanks, I didn't see them.

Edit: the rebel rings can be place dunderneath the objective cards and the imperial rings underneath the project cards.
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This insert seems nice but I worry it could become obsolete when an expansion is released.
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Just got mine. It's a marvelous feat of engineering. Absolutely amazing.

It survived the upside down test.

It survived the shake test.

It survived the Bantha vs. Rancor test!

Even the little tokens stayed in place.

And there's room for an expansion.
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patox wrote:
It survived the Bantha vs. Rancor test!


A cat and a dog? ;-)
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Just got mine as well, and it is great for organization. I am not sure I see the space for expansions, but I honestly don't care at the moment. I really like how the game board is used to ensure you can store horizontally, vertically, or as was said, upside down.
 
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This is honestly my favorite game insert, and I've made several of my own including custom foamcore(of my design), foamcore plans from here, and bought Broken token, Go7aming, Meeple Realty(ok the trickerion one from is *really* cool so we'll call it a tie) and Daedalus gaming inserts.

It took no assembly (where as some of the inserts for other games took hours), fits in the box well (as most inserts do, but some you have to remember how the puzzle fits), and is very quick to be 'ready for setup' (just give each player the trays really and start putting pieces of the board). Also fairly inexpensive compared to the heavier wooden trays.



I honestly think 'room for expansions' is not a practical feature or something you should even desire, until details on what expansion pieces exist are released. Even if you are a good guesser, an insert will be much better designed with the exact pieces in mind.




 
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Narninian wrote:
I honestly think 'room for expansions' is not a practical feature or something you should even desire


found the Zen Bins employee!!

 
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I am DYING over here! I have a pre-order in at Cool Stuff Inc and have been waiting for months now for them to get these in stock. I hope they get them soon, because the pictures make it look like a must have.
 
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Looks like there are in and I ordered mine as well.
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