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I just received my copy of Dominant Species 2nd Printing and man it looks pretty. I'm so excited to get this to the table.

I had a quick question for those that have played the game: The player/species sheets seem rather thin, would it be a good idea to laminate them?

I have access to a really good laminating machine so I don't think I need to worry about the quality of lamination.

What do you guys think?
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No, it wouldn't.
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I have laminated mine and it is ok, they are much more durable.
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Malacandra wrote:
No, it wouldn't.


Why not? Is it because I'd be "ruining" actual game components?




Edits: My typing fingers do not want to cooperate.
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Malaiser wrote:
Malacandra wrote:
No, it wouldn't.


Why not? Is it because I'd be "ruining" actual game components?


Oh, nothing like that. I just figured everyone would tell you to go ahead and laminate them so I figured I'd give you an opposing viewpoint.




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Malacandra wrote:
Oh, nothing like that. I just figured everyone would tell you to go ahead and laminate them so I figured I'd give you an opposing viewpoint.


Thanks for the opposing viewpoint. That made me laugh.

Have you found that the sheets have held up during play? Do they seem thin but are actually pretty durable?
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Honestly I've never even thought about it. Typically they are at least partially slid under the plexiglas we use on the board. They're fine I guess.

I'm not one who sleeves cards, clips counters or does anything else to preserve my games other than forbid people to touch them with snack food fingers.
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Yes they're thin, but you don't really touch/manipulate/handle them other than to (maybe) pick a random starting animal. You just put element chits on them maybe 4 or 5 times a game, so don't worry about that. Sure it would add a nice finish touch to laminate them but other than the looks, I don't think it's necessary
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fardoche wrote:
Yes they're thin, but you don't really touch/manipulate/handle them other than to (maybe) pick a random starting animal.


This is perhaps better done by drawing initiative markers, anyway.
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I'm not a fan of the aids and have done what some may consider unthinkable by cutting out the element tracking portion to save space on the table.
 
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h00sha wrote:
I'm not a fan of the aids and have done what some may consider unthinkable by cutting out the element tracking portion to save space on the table.


ouch. I wouldn't even think about thinking about it.
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Cool. Thanks guys. I love to laminate things so maybe I am jumping the gun. I think I will wait until after my first play before I decide whether or not to laminate.
 
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I laminated them...no regrets.
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slaqr wrote:
I laminated them...no regrets.


I imagine that will help them hold up well as the tundra spreads.
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h00sha wrote:
I'm not a fan of the aids and have done what some may consider unthinkable by cutting out the element tracking portion to save space on the table.


Truly unthinkable for me. I'd have made color copies and cut them up instead.
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I'm curious about your plexiglass. You cover the whole board with it? I do that with games like Combat Commander, which has a paper map, but my edition of Dominant Species has a mounted map and mounted tiles. Is yours that way too?

The one issue we have is that elements get jostled pretty easily; it's hard to keep them on the intersection of hexes. Does plexiglass help with that?

Malacandra wrote:
Honestly I've never even thought about it. Typically they are at least partially slid under the plexiglas we use on the board. They're fine I guess.
 
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Grotius wrote:
I'm curious about your plexiglass. You cover the whole board with it? I do that with games like Combat Commander, which has a paper map, but my edition of Dominant Species has a mounted map and mounted tiles. Is yours that way too?

The one issue we have is that elements get jostled pretty easily; it's hard to keep them on the intersection of hexes. Does plexiglass help with that?

Malacandra wrote:
Honestly I've never even thought about it. Typically they are at least partially slid under the plexiglas we use on the board. They're fine I guess.


The table we play on isn't entirely flat because of uneven leaves. We pretty much just lay down Plexiglas on everything we play. I don't mind playing without it though.
 
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