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I am working on a design that takes place in a city (dystopian future). I was going to use cards to represent the structures/levels. I still may do that. But I wanted to ask about a couple of ideas I have.

I saw this the other day: https://boardgamegeek.com/image/3270629/clue-star-wars I admit, I'm a sucker for 3d boards, even though I've never played a board game that had one. Yesterday, I made a quick and dirty prototype consisting of 4 levels. I used some flimsy cardboard that I had laying around. Does any one know of a place to purchase some sturdy cardboard pieces for prototyping? Has anyone ever attempted or successfully created a multi level board? Maybe you can share your thoughts or post some links to pictures or tutorials.

I also had an idea to use stand ups for the playing pieces. I bought a bunch of different colored/shaped beads at the dollar store. This game https://boardgamegeek.com/image/93890/primordial-soup allows you to place beads onto the playing pieces. I would like to use a similar method to keep track of the characters (items, health, other game states, etc) I was hoping someone would have any ideas regarding this.

Thank you!
 
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J.S. Bridges
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At The GameCrafter you can now make 3D pieces using their laser printing services to make interlocking pieces like you would find Colt Express, etc. As far as designing something, I am clueless on that front. I have seen some interesting designs though from people who have used them.
 
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You might be looking at foamcore for your board. Use cardboard to get your shapes right, then transfer to foamcore. You'll need a sharp xacto knife and plenty of replacement blades, because they'll dull making cuts.
 
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I buy cardboard sheets for print & play/prototyping by the case here: https://www.uline.com/Product/Detail/S-18997/Corrugated-Pads...
 
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