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Lee Murdock
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I own all the CoC LCG cards and was storing them in binders. The binders were stored in a plastic crate and the whole kit was really heavy. I noticed some people were using this wooden artist case from Hobby Lobby as a storage solution for a variety of boardgames (Arkham Horror, Dominion, etc...). This case with cards is still weighty but less unwieldy.



http://shop.hobbylobby.com/products/wooden-artist-case-12500...

I had some black foam core and matte board lying around and made separators for the cards. I used the box art from an extra core set box to make a cover for the cards to keep them from moving around too much in transit. The lid holds the board and rulebook. Foam blocks are from a Thunderstone expansion.







The case costs 20 dollars but you can get a 40% off coupon from their website.

http://www.hobbylobby.com/weekly/coupon.cfm

The next step is to line the bottom with felt and get some wood slats to replace the foam core separators as well as making a more permanent board and drain token solution. Also I plan on burning an elder sign into the lid.
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Looks sharp! Yeah, the felt lining really makes a wooden box look classy. I have a wooden cigar box that I turned into a case for my straight razors with red felt lining and 1/8 basswood dividers (also coated in red felt).

One bit of advice, do NOT let any glue touch the visible side of the felt. That stuff is impossible to clean even simple white glue out of - once it's on there that piece is ruined.

For me, I just can't give up the easy browseability of the binder though - even though it's a lot more work maintaining the stupid things.
 
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This is pretty awesome. I'll need to see if there is a place in Iowa City that sells them. The nearest Hobby Lobby is in Coralville and I dislike the company for their politics. (not to derail the thread.)

Good work. If I find one at a good price I may come back with questions if the felt and divider thing isn't obvious on how to customize.
 
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Agent 57 wrote:
(not to derail the thread.)

I share the sentiment, but I have a 40% off coupon to a local art supply place, and I think I'll see if they have something similar for sale.
 
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Agent 57 wrote:
This is pretty awesome. I'll need to see if there is a place in Iowa City that sells them. The nearest Hobby Lobby is in Coralville


I picked up one this weekend- they had a pile of them in Dubuque. Haven't looked here in Des Moines yet, but i'd be amazed if they *didn't* have some too.
 
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You inspired me to do the same thing for my lord of the rings cards. The standard fantasy flight sleeves and barely under the top of the case. So my plan is to line the walls with just a little bit more wood so the included tray that used to sink in will now rest on top without crushing the cards. Doing that the top will still be able to close down. The final thing is I need to choose whether or not to put an extra cover over the tray if I don't want to baggie bits and pieces. Here's a picture of what I'm doing.


 
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Lee Murdock
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Great idea! Hmmm, I may have to do this myself...
 
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