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Jody
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Hi,
I see a lot of advice here for printing out your own components, and am confused in the overabundance of it.

What would be the best way to print out matching missing game tiles and pieces on the cheap?

Ie, if i was missing a few mississippi queen pieces or a settlers hex, what would i do?

does cardstock come in different thicknesses?
(yes, i have both a inkjet and colour laser printer)



 
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Hi, if it's duplicating an existing part that you still have I'd scan it, print to full page label paper and then stick that to the right thickness card (which doesn't have to be bought in special for the odd piece, I've used cerial boxes for thinner items before). Spray with something to stop the ink running if you used your inkjet (I used my wifes hairspray last time.....). Cut out using a really sharp knife. I use a boxcutter - remember to keep changing the blade if making a lot of parts.

If you don't have the part then you'll need to find a high enough reslution image here or elsewhere on the web, but otherwise the same procedure.

Hope this helps,

Richard

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BlinkyJOH wrote:
I am confused in the overabundance of it.

The majority of these posts are directed towards print and play games. There are thousands of them available on BGG and a lot of them are really top notch games. For most PnP games, all the components are available free to download, so all you have to do is pick some that interest you, print out the components, and you have a brand new board game.

But when you come across a really good PnP game that you want to keep around or show to others, that's when you start looking into making a high-quality version of the game. The ultimate goal is usually to make that free game by an independent designer look just as good as a professional store bought game.
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