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Gabriel Marquez
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A couple of days ago I decided that I needed to do something with my meaningless life, so I went and buy some stuff (a cutting board, some glue, some foamboard and something else).
After some thought, I choose MA to be my guinea pig and made my first organizer. It bothered me that the game was like a can of worms: I opened it the first time and never again could put everything in the box, so I was looking for boxes or something were I coul store the pieces that didn't fit (dice, some tokens some monsters and chars).
After a couple of days, I could manage to make what you can see in the pictures... It's a little rough (it's my first try), but now I can put everything in the box and it fits like a glove.
I'm kinda proud of it.
Enjoy!


So... How can I put all the map tiles without crushing the monsters?


Yeah... Looks good, but... Will fit in the box?


It did fit! How will it look with some stuff in it?


And now, monsters and characters only meet in the arena for the slaughter!


And this is how (almost) all fit in now from this side...


And from this other side


Now we add the player boards...


...and the maps tiles


And finally this is how it all looks now.

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Hahahaha! You're insane! Wonderful idea, but... Insane!
Hope to see you on the upcoming campaign!
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Gabriel Marquez
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I'm waiting eagerly for the second campaign and I'll surelly be there from day one!
And about the insanity thing, I don't know what come first. The insanity that made me play the game or the game that make me insane... Either way, I enjoy both of them, the insanity and the game!
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That looks fantastic!

Do you have any measurements you could provide? I definitely think I'd like to replicate this for my own set!
 
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heretic_dave wrote:
Do you have any measurements you could provide? I definitely think I'd like to replicate this for my own set!

I have a very early draft... I need a couple of days to make something more useful
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Now that is a REALLY nice job...well done!
 
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This should be a stretch goal in the new campaign!
 
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Damn.
Why did you need to create such a beautiful and useful thing?!

Now I need to make something similar for the new Box..
(sent you a message)
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Asipu wrote:
Damn.
Why did you need to create such a beautiful and useful thing?!

Now I need to make something similar for the new Box..
(sent you a message)

Woohoo! Sounds awesome!
 
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YAY!
 
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Gabriel Marquez
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nekrodamus wrote:
heretic_dave wrote:
Do you have any measurements you could provide? I definitely think I'd like to replicate this for my own set!

I have a very early draft... I need a couple of days to make something more useful


And a couple of days after... Here it is!

This is the distribution of the pieces (the orange lines are changes in height of the pieces):


In case there is some doubt, here is a second distribution:


Here is the distance between pieces:


And here are all the pieces and dimensions:


Notes:
All dimensions are in MM
I used 5 mm foamboard
The base is 292x292

And as someone would say:
The author does not accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, completeness, legality, or reliability of the information contained on this post and accepts no liability whatsoever for any loss or damage howsoever arising. laughlaughlaugh

Enjoy!!
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Dave Thomas
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Thanks Gabriel, looks like you got some official backing from Juraj there too!
 
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heretic_dave wrote:
Thanks Gabriel, looks like you got some official backing from Juraj there too!


Well... Is that or some lawsuit for copyright infringement... I'm not sure which one I'll bet laughlaugh
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DON'T CEASE AND DESIST DEMAND
Pursuant to Title 17 of the United States Code
June 1, 2017
Gabriel Marquez
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Dear Mr. Marquez:
This law firm represents Machina Arcana. If you are represented by legal counsel, please direct this letter to your attorney immediately and have your attorney notify us of such representation.
We are writing to notify you that your unlawful DIY box inserts infringes upon our client’s exclusive copyrights, and makes him jelly. Accordingly, you are hereby directed to
NOT CEASE AND DESIST IN CREATING COOL STUFF.
Machina Arcana is the owner of a copyright in various aspects of the box. Under United States copyright law, Machina Arcana’s copyrights have been in effect since the date that box was created. All copyrightable aspects of Machina Arcana are copyrighted under United States copyright law.
It has come to our attention that you have been improving the current Machina Arcana box. We have copies of your unlawful endeavor to preserve as evidence. Your actions don't constitute copyright infringement in violation of United States copyright laws. Under 17 U.S.C. 504, although the consequences of this copyright infringement include a free box for the next campaign, and other stuff, at the discretion of the court, for willful infringement. If you continue to engage in copyright infringement after receiving this letter, your actions will be evidence of “willful infringement” and you will be dealt with accordingly.
We demand that you immediately (A) do not cease and desist your unlawful improving of Machina Arcana work and (B) provide us with prompt written assurance within ten (10) days that you will not stop with hurting muh feelings from further derivatives of Machina Arcana’s copyrighted works.
Accordingly, please sign and return the attached Agreement within ten (10) days to:
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Gabriel Marquez
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Told ya...cry
Now I must try harder and do better...shake
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haha, no rest for the wicked!

Edited to ask what type of glue did you use on the insert that worked ok with the foamboard?
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Gabriel Marquez
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Basically you are gluing (or glueing, you choose) two cardboard pieces, so any PVA glue will do it.
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Ah ok, I wondered if that'd be too rigid and not flexible enough to take a lot of movement in the box from handling etc. I take it that's been working fine for you though - do you store your box flat or on its side?

If on its side then the weight of the components etc has been fine pushing down from top to bottom?
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Yes, it's not flexible, so if the box is damaged, it'll be too (and surely worse than the box!), but otherwise its pretty sturdy and can resist the movement of the components without any risk (including the heavy map tiles).
And I store the box flat (that insert will not hold anything in place if you put the box on its side)
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So given Juraj's legal decree, when can I expect the vertical friendly one to be finished?
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I'm working on the vertical-friendly, flexible, self-healing, black (more suitable for this game) version of the insert, but it'll take a little a while...
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nekrodamus wrote:
I'm working on the vertical-friendly, flexible, self-healing, black (more suitable for this game) version of the insert, but it'll take a little a while...


I endorse this product!
 
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