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Hi folks,

For those interested in a quick and easy one-stop storage solution for all of BSG's cards, tokens, and minis, a Plano 3650 box works wonders.

All the plastic and cardboard bits get their own compartments, while all the playing cards, character sheets, and Basestars fit on the right.

You can keep this thing easily accessible near the game board, and pull out bits only as needed. This really helps avoid clutter and keeps the playing area clean. No more loose stacks of raiders, heavy raiders, civilian ships, centurions, and damage tokens sprawled out near the board, waiting to get buried under cards or knocked on the floor whenever things get exciting.



For more ways to organize the playing area and reduce clutter, check out my Card Mats: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/421252
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Hugo's Amazing Tape instead of rubber bands would make this ideal.
 
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ANYTHING is better than using rubber bands!

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byronczimmer wrote:
Hugo's Amazing Tape instead of rubber bands would make this ideal.


Huh. I never heard of Hugo's Amazing Tape until now. Just googled it, and it seems like a nifty invention, with plenty of practical uses. But I don't understand the allure in this case. Why is it better than rubber bands for organizing cards?
 
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crparis wrote:
ANYTHING is better than using rubber bands!

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crparis wrote:
ANYTHING is better than using rubber bands!

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Explicate please!
 
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Rubber bands deteriorate over time. Plasticizing agents and/or oils in the rubber sweat out and become sticky (especially during warmer weather). Result: hard pieces of rubber band stuck to your cards, leaving nasty stains or a torn of top layer.

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Heh... some of my Magic cards know this fate very well!
 
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Yeah - don't use rubber bands to store cards. Apart from the above, you may also end up with nasty dents in the sides of your cards.

I store mine in baggies. meeple
 
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yeah bags work well for all the bsg cards.

Does that amazing tape stuff really work? It isnt sticky at all?

I do want some of those plano boxes, have so many games which would benefit from them, oddly though I think BSG is one of the few games that fits pretty well inside its box!
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Kamakaze wrote:
yeah bags work well for all the bsg cards.

Does that amazing tape stuff really work? It isnt sticky at all?

I do want some of those plano boxes, have so many games which would benefit from them, oddly though I think BSG is one of the few games that fits pretty well inside its box!


Hugo's sticks to itself and not the cards. It's like a colorform if you remember those.

I keep a roll in my bag now and any time a game with cards in it gets opened or played (since buying a few rolls), it immediately gets a strip of tape for card storage.

Keeps the deck as a nice unit, the tape strip is reusable, I think you can write on it with a ball point or sharpie (but I haven't yet).

Really nice stuff. Pricey, but well worth it. Go in on it with a few friends to hit the breakpoint number of rolls when you work out the shipping.
 
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byronczimmer wrote:
Kamakaze wrote:
yeah bags work well for all the bsg cards.

Does that amazing tape stuff really work? It isnt sticky at all?

I do want some of those plano boxes, have so many games which would benefit from them, oddly though I think BSG is one of the few games that fits pretty well inside its box!


Hugo's sticks to itself and not the cards. It's like a colorform if you remember those.

I keep a roll in my bag now and any time a game with cards in it gets opened or played (since buying a few rolls), it immediately gets a strip of tape for card storage.

Keeps the deck as a nice unit, the tape strip is reusable, I think you can write on it with a ball point or sharpie (but I haven't yet).

Really nice stuff. Pricey, but well worth it. Go in on it with a few friends to hit the breakpoint number of rolls when you work out the shipping.


I write on my with a sharpie, just so I can mark with the end is making it easier to "open". On the games I haven't done that, most people give and try to slide the band off the box. The sharpie ink on my box wrappings does wear off a bit, over time.
 
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Those Plano 3650 boxes seem like the ideal storage solution for games. They're cheap and most Wal-Marts seem to carry them for about $4. I'm using two now, one for BSG and one for Last Night on Earth, and it's working great. I can't remember the number on it but I have a slightly bigger one that I'm using for all of the Arkham Horror bits.

The only difference between my setup and yours here is just where the bits are and that I have my decks wrapped with a strip of Hugo's Tape. The other nice thing about this is that I can take this, the board, and the rules and toss it all into my laptop bag to carry with me.
 
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Jaric wrote:
Those Plano 3650 boxes seem like the ideal storage solution for games. They're cheap and most Wal-Marts seem to carry them for about $4. I'm using two now, one for BSG and one for Last Night on Earth, and it's working great. I can't remember the number on it but I have a slightly bigger one that I'm using for all of the Arkham Horror bits.

The only difference between my setup and yours here is just where the bits are and that I have my decks wrapped with a strip of Hugo's Tape. The other nice thing about this is that I can take this, the board, and the rules and toss it all into my laptop bag to carry with me.

Glad it's worked out for you! And yeah, it definitely DOES make the game more portable. cool
 
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Amazon has this (albeit at a slightly higher price) and pics of it (since the pics in this thread don't work anymore)

http://www.amazon.com/Plano-3650-Pro-Latch-Stowaway/dp/B000E...
 
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