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So I have a few decks of poker cards, and tested by gluing the back of one of the Player Aid cards from Airborne in my Pocket to one of them, and 15 minutes later, Im not entirely unhappy with the results. I wonder if I should slightly sand the card to make them more likely to bond with the spray glue, but just curious if anyone else tried this.

With Abimp in particular, the game cards are slightly larger than standard poker deck cards, so I may just reprint them at about 80% scale and then trim the cards down - Im thinking Ticket to Ride 1910 sized cards.

thoughts? thumbs?
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I used to do this. Print card fronts out and glue-stick/rolling pin them on to regular cheapo cards. Shuffling was an issue, but they worked.

Thumbs? seriously... shake
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Windopaene wrote:

Thumbs? seriously... shake


no. not seriously.
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I do this, but I print out on sticker paper, cut them out, and just stick them on.
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Label paper's great, but about 50 times more expensive than regular paper. So if you're handy with a glue stick, it's much better to use glue. I've never been happy with glued results, however, so I typically use label paper. Never thought of the rolling pin idea though.
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Didn't work for me. But all I used was this cheap clear paper glue, and Bridge poker cards. The glue and paper caused the cards to curl noticably.

Nowadays, it's just Magic cards and sleeves!
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I've considered it in the past but it just didn't look good enough for my tastes. Instead I've always opted for the easier route of just placing the cut-out "card" fronts in cheap card protectors with real playing cards thrown in behind them for more solid backing. If I need the cards to be random then I use card protectors with opaque backs, with or without art.
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Sam and Max wrote:
Nowadays, it's just Magic cards and sleeves!
Me = this.
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I wish there was a cheap way to get custom card sleeves made. That'd make card making a cinch.
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Windopaene wrote:
I used to do this. Print card fronts out and glue-stick/rolling pin them on to regular cheapo cards. Shuffling was an issue, but they:


No to the rolling pin. Use a hotel key or old credit card. Use it on the playing card side, not the printed side.
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I have found that rolling pin are a great way to get spray glue residue all over everything.

I prefer to press under an 8x11 sheet of plastic card stock. Ive yet to encounter bubbles in my cards that were bad enough to require rolling them out. If I ever did, Id throw that card out and do it again.


BTW: I just finished all the cards for Abimp except the player aid cards and I am VERY happy with the result. The only regret is that the cards I used had bright red backs (from a card game prototype I was given at an event), and some of the cards, if you look close enough, you can see a hint of red on parts of the edges. For any future projects where perfection is needed (Magic Realm), I'll just buy new decks of poker cards with ample white borders.
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I'd like to see pictures!
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