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Is there any good way to protect our precious R4tG cards
I hoping to find a method that will provide protection against wear while not interfering too much with the shuffling of cards

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I use dragon shields. Shuffling is a bit annoying, but after 50 plays, you'll get used to it . You can always split the job of shuffling between multiple players, at which time it's not that difficult at all.
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Don't use your fingernails to pick up cards. Instead, slide them off the edge of the table. The cards' edges will stay newer that way.
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:shrug: penny sleeves I hear work out nicely.

No sleeves used here. My cards are kinda hard to shuffle since they tend to stick. Probably excessive moisture for storing the game in my vehicle for extended times, in addition to the usual wear and tear. I have a backup copy that will probably be sleeved in peeny sleeves whenver I break them out.
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ackmondual wrote:
:shrug: penny sleeves I hear work out nicely.

No sleeves used here. My cards are kinda hard to shuffle since they tend to stick. Probably excessive moisture for storing the game in my vehicle for extended times, in addition to the usual wear and tear. I have a backup copy that will probably be sleeved in peeny sleeves whenver I break them out.
I didn't use sleeves on my 1st copy of the base set. Got around 180+ plays on that. For my 2nd copy of the base set, I put them in penny sleeves. I've been pretty happy with that, played ~80 times with those, seems fine.
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Dragonshields or Ultra Pro card sleeves work well. They come in more expensive than penny sleeves, but I find the penny sleeves to be a false economy.
 
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I use ultrapros (blue ones). The rough texture on the back of these seem to help with shuffling.
 
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erak wrote:
Don't use your fingernails to pick up cards. Instead, slide them off the edge of the table. The cards' edges will stay newer that way.


Or better yet, buy a bunch of blank white index cards, write down the stats on those, and use those to play the game. Pretend you are looking at the real cards. Keep the real cards in the box.
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telengard wrote:
I use ultrapros (blue ones). The rough texture on the back of these seem to help with shuffling.


UltraPro for me as well. Cheapo transparent sleeves for action cards, though.
 
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I use the cheap Ultrapro clear soft sleeves for my copy
 
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What are the dimensions of the cards?
 
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MainiacJoe wrote:
What are the dimensions of the cards?


I'm not so sure but I've compared a card to a MtG card, they are of exactly the same size, if it helps.
 
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They are the same size as standard U.S. Poker cards. 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches, or 63mm x 88mm.
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jpwrunyan wrote:
erak wrote:
Don't use your fingernails to pick up cards. Instead, slide them off the edge of the table. The cards' edges will stay newer that way.


Or better yet, buy a bunch of blank white index cards, write down the stats on those, and use those to play the game. Pretend you are looking at the real cards. Keep the real cards in the box.


Worst idea ever.
 
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NanoXstatiC wrote:
jpwrunyan wrote:
erak wrote:
Don't use your fingernails to pick up cards. Instead, slide them off the edge of the table. The cards' edges will stay newer that way.


Or better yet, buy a bunch of blank white index cards, write down the stats on those, and use those to play the game. Pretend you are looking at the real cards. Keep the real cards in the box.


Worst idea ever.


If you use coins for victory counters, you can leave the box in the shrink wrap and keep it on a display shelf.
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NanoXstatiC wrote:
jpwrunyan wrote:
erak wrote:
Don't use your fingernails to pick up cards. Instead, slide them off the edge of the table. The cards' edges will stay newer that way.


Or better yet, buy a bunch of blank white index cards, write down the stats on those, and use those to play the game. Pretend you are looking at the real cards. Keep the real cards in the box.


Worst idea ever.


But decent hyperbole.
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