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This is something I came up this summer, while I was away from home, and didn't have a printer at hand, yet I still wanted to play the new custom scenarios that were created in the meantime.

After having tried this, I am NEVER going to print on paper the custom scenario cards, but I am always going to use this method, as it is faster, cheaper and yet still very good looking (i.e. doesn't take anything away from the game).

DISCLAIMER: I haven't invented anything, here: it's just a "different" way of using the iphone (or any other handheld devide).

So, here's what I do:
I navigate the BGG pages with my Iphone, and save the images of the custom scenarios, to the photo library (so, usually, I have 6 pics per scenario: 1A, 1B; 2A, 2B; 3A, 3B).
DONE! the custom scenario cards are ready to be played.

I set the table, with the usual decks in the usual manner, but, instead of placing the scenario cards, beside the encounter deck (just before the staging area), I place my Iphone, showing the scenario card.
People will hardly know there's any difference, as the Iphone screen is just slightly bigger than the cards themselves.
When I need to place progress tokens, I just place them on the Iphone;
when I need to change stage, I just flick to the next pic.

Remember to go to the Set up options, and set the automatic OFF as "never", so the screen doesn't turn off (even if it does, it won't be a big issue after all, though).

I have played several games, like this, and am considering turning all the scenario cards (custom and official) into this, as it is A LOT easier to manage; plus I don't have to take around ALL those scenario cards (I printed all Ninjadorg's scenarios , plus the one I made Gandald' Quest - custom scenario (diff.7), plus Candaci's scenario scenario di Candacis (in italiano): A Caccia di Orchi (LIV4) plus Letsdance's custom scenario - Helping Friends

Try it out!
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Not bad. I just have a regular phone, so it doesn't work so well for me.

If you have several dozen phones, you can stack them all and never have to buy another card again! laugh
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snailien wrote:
If you have several dozen phones, you can stack them all and never have to buy another card again! :laugh:


Priceless!
 
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snailien wrote:
I just have a regular phone


I feel pitty for you laugh
 
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I recently bought a printer for home. I think it was cheaper than an I-phone. And paper doesn't use batteries.
 
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Sure, but I personally don't have a printer at home (I use the one I have in my office, which is black and white) and I would have to buy one specifically for this.

On the other hand' I have an iPhone, which I always have with me, so, for me, at least, getting a printer would cost me more, not counting the time to actually print, paste, cut and sleeve the cards.

I used this method while I was in my mountain house on vacation, and the nearest printer was miles away.

Like or not, I had two possibilities: copy, by hand the quest cards, or have the images on the iPhone.

Besides: how much would the iPhone battery charge cost? Seriously?!
 
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This is exactly what I do. I don't have a card printer, and don't want to pay for one. So I put the images on my iPhone! About the same size as the cards, throw the progress tokens on the phone, flick on to the next quest stage. Problem solved.
Before I figured that out, I played once or twice with the images full screen on my laptop.
 
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