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Subject: Efficient Cardmaking rss

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So I think my favorite way to make cards now is to print onto 110 lb cardstock and then sleeve into deck protectors. Not exactly dirt cheap, but manageable and makes your games very durable and portable. I realized today, though that because of this I planned out my most recent projects even better than I thought I could.

I had originally bought deck protectors to sleeve Love Letter when it gets reprinted. So that's 16 cards.

And I wanted to make the veljarik version of Modern Art, which in total has 70 cards.

I also wanted a copy of Lost Cities, so I planned on making the kilgore "Bugbear Game" that has Battle Line and Lost Cities. If you don't print the tactics cards but then print all 3 player aids, that comes to 78 cards. I rarely use tactics cards when playing Battle Line anyway, and if I want to, I have my store-bought copy.

Finally, and to complete my recent Reiner Knizia kick, I've been wanting a copy of Medici, a game which kilgore also has a great version of. That has 36 cards.

So all together, all these projects total to 200 cards! Exactly four packs of 50 deck protectors! Imagine my joy when I realized that I had inadvertently planned my projects so efficiently. :D

Just thought I'd share in case anyone else wanted to experience this same happiness and was thinking of making these games themselves.

Links to the projects:

Battle Line/Lost Cities: http://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/39628/battle-line-remake-t...
Modern Art:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/43458/veljarek-version...
(This is just the first artist, the rest are in the files section)
Medici:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/36337/medici-homebrew-...

Enjoy!

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