In my opinion, this game could use a little more sprucing up in the tokens and storage area. The box just isn't big enough, and the tokens are a little lacking.
For starters, I've repurposed the Eldritch expansion box for Underneath the Pyramids as an Arkham LCG box. On the inside, I've folded some cardstock to make three lanes for sleeved cards and tokens. Currently, the middle lane holds these tarot bags I bought off of Amazon.
The red bag holds the tokens I use for the game. The hearts and brains are great, same for clues/dooms: I use 2/3 the amount provided in two core sets, and put the remainder in the same bag that holds the out of use chaos tokens. The resources, however...I just don't like that they are so multiuse. I like them for monies, but not also for spells and bullets. To help with that immersion factor, or whatever you want to call it, I use these for bullets, and these for spells/secrets/etc.
The other two bags hold two difficulties, often easy and normal. Perhaps I'll seed one for the rougarou in case we want to go there as a standalone.
All manuals and campaign guides go in a singular folder where pages are separated and splayed in clear sheet protectors. This also lets us use wet erase markers for the campaign record.
When the dreamland expansion comes out for Eldritch, I'll have twice the room. If and when this is fully outgrown, I'll move to new bcw boxes. Since I sleeve all of the cards that see use, I imagine I'll need the size increase by the end of the first cycle, and possibly I'll need to move to bcw by the end of the second cycle. From there, it's just a matter of making the box look good.
- Last edited Sun Nov 20, 2016 3:34 pm (Total Number of Edits: 1)
- Posted Sun Nov 20, 2016 3:27 pm
A couple more ideas that I've used:
I found some die cast toy bullets on Ebay that I use for the firearms.
I have my Chaos Tokens encased in 26mm coin capsules (to extend their life and give them a better feel in the bag).
I have the FFG investigator figures - most of which are still available (for $3.99 apiece + shipping) on the FFG website (https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/arkham-horror...).
I'm still looking for a better spell marker, but at the present I'm leaning in the direction of colored glass pebbles (though I haven't tried these yet).
I'm also looking for a better Chaos bag (aren't we all ). The one I have is wearing through the bottom for excessive use .
I have my Chaos Tokens encased in 26mm coin capsules
Thanks for that tip .
Are you having to glue them shut, or do they stay shut as-is?
For those reading along from Germany, i've found two brands of these at amazon de:
price varies a bit, as do the customer reviews.
In return i offer a related tip, in case you play Eldritch Horror: 38mm coin envelopes fit the monster tokens perfectly: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B005J3HSNA?tag=article-geekdo07-21
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- Posted Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:11 pm
What is the right size coin capsule for clue, doom tokens?
I would suggest taking a look at Dapper Devil (dapperdevil.com). They have bullet tokens that could be used for ammo and magic circle or pentagram tokens for magic.
I went with an Elder Sign bag for my chaos tokens. Hopefully it will keep the worst of the tokens at bay.
I can't take the credit for the coin capsules. I got the idea from here: https://boardgamegeek.com/image/3259252/arkham-horror-card-g...
There are further details in the comments on that page for the sizes of the other tokens and pieces. I decided just to do the chaos tokens because they're going to get the heaviest handling.
The capsules snap closed and stay closed very well. I believe you need a knife blade or something similar to reopen them.
I ordered the capsules from Germany and they are currently still in Frankfurt. I ordered some others from this guy on Ebay (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?type=4&cam...) and received them three or four days ago. If you can buy them locally I would recommend it. If you live in Germany the German ones, on the other hand, would certainly be the best bet.
I finally decided on some fire opal harlequin vintage glass cabochons for the spell charges. They have a great mystical look. If this link works you can check them out here: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?type=4&cam...
You may want to mount he cabochons on a flat token - black so they become counters and have even more presents on the tabletop.
I've raided my Arkham Horror Board Game box for the money tokens there... They come as 1, 5, and 10 dollar bill tokens, and look great.
Means I'm not using them to mark supplies/ammo on assets, but I actually have some of the official FFG and Q workshop Lovecraft dice, one each of these two:
These look great, especially on the spell cards, but in the future I'd love to get some bullet/book tokens as well for guns, spells, and clues and so on.
Finally, I'm also using the cardboard character standups from Arkham Horror, I MUCH prefer them to the fiddly mini cards, and lets me see at a glance where exactly everyone is. They're easy to knock down once a character has had their turn. Unfortunately I don't have the expansion with Wendy in, and Amanda Sharpe is having to stand in for Daisy at the moment!