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Keith Schleicher
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I recently had an accident with one of my Moat cards from Dominion. While the damage isn't that bad, the card isn't completely flat. I tried to flatten it by placing it in a tight box between other Dominion cards, and while I feel it has helped, there are still some ridges and bending.

I don't want to go to Rio Grande to ask for a replacement for a single card as it isn't that big of a deal, but I would like the card flatter if possible.
 
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I would say get it really warm, like sit it in direct sunlight for 2-3 hours - then quickly (before it cools down) place it between 2 heavy books while it cools down indoors.
 
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I would say get it really warm, like sit it in direct sunlight for 2-3 hours - then quickly (before it cools down) place it between 2 heavy books while it cools down indoors.


That could be dangerous. I use the sun to intentionally and permanently alter cards for performance purposes. (I perform magic, and use cards extensively.) It might work, but local climate can make a difference, so I'd play around with the idea, using old, expendable cards first.

Just pressing the card within the pages of a heavy book might work, using extra books stacked on top to give it a bit more weight.
 
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Colorado_Jeff wrote:
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I would say get it really warm, like sit it in direct sunlight for 2-3 hours - then quickly (before it cools down) place it between 2 heavy books while it cools down indoors.


That could be dangerous. I use the sun to intentionally and permanently alter cards for performance purposes. (I perform magic, and use cards extensively.) It might work, but local climate can make a difference, so I'd play around with the idea, using old, expendable cards first.

Just pressing the card within the pages of a heavy book might work, using extra books stacked on top to give it a bit more weight.


Ok let me rephase due to potential fading of the card. On a hot humid day put the card in your car for a few hours, not in direct sun light, and then put between a couple of heavy books.
 
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Sleeve all the cards with a sleeve that has a black or colored backing. That will solve the problem and prevent future bends or wear on the cards.
 
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Keith Schleicher
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Do they make them for Euro cards like the ones at Mayday? I haven't seen any, but that's just me.
 
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Put it underneath a piece of fabric and iron it?
 
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What you need to do is make a deck of cards but put them together front/back/fron/back for the whole deck. Box them and then put them in the freezer overnight. I do this for regular playing cards when they get warped from being in my car in the heat.
 
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ixnay66 wrote:
What you need to do is make a deck of cards but put them together front/back/fron/back for the whole deck. Box them and then put them in the freezer overnight. I do this for regular playing cards when they get warped from being in my car in the heat.

How long does it take to defrost them in the microwave?
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Wow, lots of suggestions, it might be easier to wrinkle every other card in your game and then it won't be marked.

The ironing sounds like the best idea.
 
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