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Evgeni Liakhovich
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I prefer keeping games in their original boxes, but I hate the tiny little baggies in Quarriors. Here is my solution - custom foam board trays. These are made from 3/16in thick foam board purchased at Michaels. Tray dimensions: 80mm x 95mm, wall is 13mm tall (not counting the base). Each tray fits up to 6x5=30 dice. The game insert fits exactly 5 of these trays. There is even room for a small 20 die expansion.




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I just chuck my dice back into the tray unprotected. Yeah, I am very fearless. ^.^

But your solution is really great, too!
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rashktah wrote:
I just chuck my dice back into the tray unprotected. Yeah, I am very fearless. ^.^

But your solution is really great, too! :)


It's not about protection. It's all about ease of setup / tear down.
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That is extremely hip! I got a Plano box, 'cos I'm not a fan of the odd-shaped tin. Well, I'm kind of a fan of it: it looks real nice, but it's difficult to shelve or tote. I reckon I'll use it to store game supplies...
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Those are awesome! Care to make some for sale? whistle
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senorcoo wrote:
Those are awesome! Care to make some for sale? whistle


Or at least post the layout of pieces so we schlubs can make our own.

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CovertDad wrote:

Or at least post the layout of pieces so we schlubs can make our own.

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It's simple. I cut the base 80x95mm. Then I attach 2 long walls (13x95mm). Then I insert 2 short walls (13x72mm). Everything is attached using toothpick ends, there is no glue.
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Glad8r wrote:
CovertDad wrote:

Or at least post the layout of pieces so we schlubs can make our own.

ninja


It's simple. I cut the base 80x95mm. Then I attach 2 long walls (13x95mm). Then I insert 2 short walls (13x72mm). Everything is attached using toothpick ends, there is no glue.


And with how many sheets of foam did you start, and what was their size?

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I like the design but have one concern. How easy is it to get the trays out of the box without tipping them over?
 
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Mundane wrote:
I like the design but have one concern. How easy is it to get the trays out of the box without tipping them over?


I was expecting this question as I had the same concern. The trays turned out to be slightly smaller than even the bottom of the insert, so even the bottom tray is picked up easily without tipping over.
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Great idea! I'll be making this when I get home

Thanks for posting the measurements as well, makes it easy!
 
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I went with a standard plaino with some room to spare for expansions. Once the expansions start coming out, any tight storage solution becomes mute. Heroscape comes to mind.

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I put mine in a plano as well. The baggies got annoying very quickly.
 
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What was the rough cost of this? Since there are expansion(s) rumored to come out (in November), I don't want to spend too much on a solution that will become useless in a few months.

On a related note, anyone have a solution for storing sleeved cards? I was debating just chucking the top insert, since all it seems to do is make it harder to put the dice bags in without super precise folding.
 
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Multicron wrote:
What was the rough cost of this? Since there are expansion(s) rumored to come out (in November), I don't want to spend too much on a solution that will become useless in a few months.


It's whatever a single sheet of foam board costs, and I used only a small fraction of it. I don't remember how much it was because I had a leftover piece from a different project, but it should only be like $2-$4.
 
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Another thought is to cut cardboard that just fits in the box. When storing, layer the dice at the bottom of the container, a layer of cardboard, dice, etc.

When you take the dice out, *flip over the box*. Then you'll have the dice on a layer of cardboard, another set of dice on the next layer, etc.
 
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Guess I'm old-school. I tossed the baggies and dumped the dice in the tin. Your storage solution IS cool, though!
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jeremy6801 wrote:
I put mine in a plano as well. The baggies got annoying very quickly.


Great. I just took your advice and now the dice are all underneath all of those strings and hammers and felt and...

Oh.

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Glad8r wrote:

Everything is attached using toothpick ends, there is no glue.


what does this mean? how is this achieved?
 
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So no one has found a solution using plastic containers that still fit in the tin? I thought I had, but they weren't quite deep enough to fit the dice and close the top.

Right now I would prefer not to store completely separate from the tin, and tuck boxes are not my forte nor my first choice.

Thanks!
 
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Just get Quarmageddon; the storage tray in that one handles the dice in the base game, Rise of the Demons and Dice in Quarmageddon. That and some of the new dice just look fun.
 
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