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Hi,

Couldn't find a thread for this. Any ideas how to best storage everything?

I previously managed to fit base game + faction expansions all into the base game box and ditched the individual boxes. Now with the full OS2 package I'm at a loss how to store the components. Factions together seems like an obvious start to reduce setup time, but the boxes are too big. And the army of independent GOO, horrors, etc... no idea either.

My current plan is to buy a shelf just for Cthulhu Wars. All the plastic gets showcased and all the tokens, cards and sheets go into the base game box. It's not like I'm going to carry 42kg or so worth of Cthulhu Wars anywhere ever again.

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I'm still picking at organizing all my OS2 content. I did keep the more sturdy boxes for the faction & map expansions, just not the cheap ones for the smaller stuff like iGOO's, etc.

My plan is to remove the inserts in each box and distribute all the independent monsters and GOOs throughout all the other boxes. I don't know if it's going to work yet. Hopefully I organize each one with foamcore and make it work. I'll post if it does.
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I have been working on this system:
https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1731524/cw-storage-solution...

but it sounds like you would enjoy something more along the lines of this:https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1770425/foamboard-faction-l...

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I got one of these:
http://www.stacksandstacks.com/ornament-keeper-ornament-stor...
I didn't buy it directly from that site. It was probably through amazon and it was definitely a cheaper price.

I can fit every faction, first player markers and gate models in the first tray. The second tray has all Neutral GOOs with their cards and spell books. The third tray has monsters and alternative map components. In the first and second tray I removed a single cross piece to accommodate the larger GOOs and the reference cards.

On the side I store the Omega rule book and some of the 3-5 player alternative maps. The top slots are adjustable, I have a smaller game box (from the old Call of Cthulhu LCG) that I keep all of the factions spell books, dice, elder sign, power/doom markers, and all the other tiny bits for the game. I also keep the 3-5 and 6-8 player core game maps in the top bit along with a few alternative 3-5 player maps..

The only thing I don't have in it is the 6-8 player alternative maps. They're just really huge all together. I'm trying to find a nice complementary file storage/tote to use for those maps.

It's not perfect, but everything is in one place (aside from the huge maps). It's easy enough to carry around (though a challenge with some doorways) and not too terribly heavy without the extra maps.

I like the idea of just having a shelf to display everything at home, but I often play at places other than home and needed a transport of some sort.
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Otherdimensional warp pocket sewn from the laughter of insane children works pretty well.
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SlyMcNasty wrote:
I have been working on this system:
https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1731524/cw-storage-solution...

but it sounds like you would enjoy something more along the lines of this:https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1770425/foamboard-faction-l...



I love how the shelf isn't sufficient for the full pledge....

Thanks though - I'll go with the bigger shelf and the foam core trays
 
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Inconmon wrote:
SlyMcNasty wrote:
I have been working on this system:
https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1731524/cw-storage-solution...

but it sounds like you would enjoy something more along the lines of this:https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1770425/foamboard-faction-l...



I love how the shelf isn't sufficient for the full pledge....

Thanks though - I'll go with the bigger shelf and the foam core trays
Two of those cases don't even hold everything. The maps, map minis (like Watcher and Glaciers), and ritual/doom tracks don't fit.
 
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Talae wrote:


Shame! I was looking at this one hoping that 5-6 levels would be enough. It got same size but less space between the levels (or whatever the correct English term is).

http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/storage-furniture/cabinet...

I was thinking of keeping cards, sheets, maps in a box and only put the minis on display. Either way it looks like two of them or more research into more space efficient storage options.
 
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I am debating putting in an extra set of plexiglass or glass shelves between the ones in the above cases. There are a number of tutorials on Google to do just that.
 
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Trying to approach this in a structured way:

The shelf is 40x40, each one fits 2 factions. So it's 4 levels for the 8 factions. 1 for neutral monsters, 1 for neutral GOO.

Means bare minimum is 6 levels.

If one is used for promo items and 1 for a box with maps, dice, tokens, sheets, etc we're at 8.

If spellsbooks, etc should be with the right minis it's probably 9. And that's not OS3 safe.

I'll do some research finding glass shelves matching the requirements. I'm sure there's some decent ones outside of IKEA.
 
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Glow GOOs and the gray cultists take a shelf themselves. The Maroon collector stuff is packed in and the most crowded shelf. IGOOs take another shelf. Monsters and Terrors another. You could probably fit most of the map minis on the shelves I have pictured above, but I didn't see a reason to. They are only used on their specific map.
 
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Detolf and modified is the most common approach and also sensible budget-wise. I found a few Glass Display cases 150-250 GBP that would fit everything in (e.g. http://www.argos.co.uk/product/2457424 or http://www.argos.co.uk/product/4646367 ). Anything decent is obviously same cost as a full CW pledge.
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Drakenfyre wrote:
I got one of these:
http://www.stacksandstacks.com/ornament-keeper-ornament-stor...
I didn't buy it directly from that site. It was probably through amazon and it was definitely a cheaper price.

I can fit every faction, first player markers and gate models in the first tray. The second tray has all Neutral GOOs with their cards and spell books. The third tray has monsters and alternative map components. In the first and second tray I removed a single cross piece to accommodate the larger GOOs and the reference cards.

On the side I store the Omega rule book and some of the 3-5 player alternative maps. The top slots are adjustable, I have a smaller game box (from the old Call of Cthulhu LCG) that I keep all of the factions spell books, dice, elder sign, power/doom markers, and all the other tiny bits for the game. I also keep the 3-5 and 6-8 player core game maps in the top bit along with a few alternative 3-5 player maps..

The only thing I don't have in it is the 6-8 player alternative maps. They're just really huge all together. I'm trying to find a nice complementary file storage/tote to use for those maps.

It's not perfect, but everything is in one place (aside from the huge maps). It's easy enough to carry around (though a challenge with some doorways) and not too terribly heavy without the extra maps.

I like the idea of just having a shelf to display everything at home, but I often play at places other than home and needed a transport of some sort.

I just ordered one of these. If you buy it from them or Amazon, it comes out about $1 difference when shipping is taken into account.
I'm curious how it will take weight, it being designed for Christmas ornaments. I could probably get all my stuff into one, if it can take the weight.
 
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