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Lindsey Dubb
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The card quality in Agricola is top notch -- They're able to take lots of abuse, they shuffle well, and they don't tend to stick.

But... There are a few cards which need some corrections (i.e., http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/326815). With most games, I'd just take a permanent marker and write the changes. But that doesn't work with these cards -- The ink rubs off. I've even tried using an eraser on the card's surface to make the marker stick better, but the coating on the cards doesn't come off with an eraser.

So, does anyone have a suggestion for how to put a permanent mark on these cards? Is there a good kind of sticker? (Hopefully it's a thin sticker, so it doesn't make shuffling difficult.) Will tiny grit sandpaper do the trick? I'd really prefer not to get hundreds of card protectors for Agricola -- The cards are clearly good enough to stand up to a lot of wear without them.
 
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Herb Petro
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Use stickers and then sleeve all of the cards. The sticker will stay in place in a sleeve.
 
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Card sleeves would mean buying 300+ card protectors just to make corrections on a small number of cards. (For me, it'd probably just be for the Swineherd, Moldboard Plow, and Animal Yard.) It would also be a bit of a shame -- The cards are really high quality, and using sleeves would give them a cheaper feel and make them harder to shuffle.
 
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I know this is probably anathema to many players, but all I did was transcribe the corrections to post-it notes, cut to size, and then carefully taped the corrections to each card. Worked like a charm, and doesn't thicken the affected cards enough to mess with shuffling.
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I used a Sharpie Ultra Fine Point and I haven't had any problems with smudging or wear-off.
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Lindsey Dubb
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DarkoBeta wrote:
I used a Sharpie Ultra Fine Point and I haven't had any problems with smudging or wear-off.
Cool -- Maybe it was the brand I used? I'll give it a try with my Sharpie pen. I'd used Pilot's permanent marker -- for anything else I recommend those highly, since they have an even finer point. But if the ink doesn't adhere, that doesn't do much good.

Barring that, it sounds like Geoff's method using paper with tape (clear scotch tape?) will do the trick.

Thanks for the ideas!
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I used Avery address labels. Printed the errata and affixed the label. It has worked perfectly so far. Additionally, you could print off the errated cards and sleeve those and just keep them out for handy reference above the Major Improvement board (so players can inconspicuously look at them).
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Yep, a Sharpie worked just fine. So if you're okay with handwritten scrawl on your cards, that's an easy way to go.
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