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Ron Spreckels
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Just wondering if anyone could tell me if the Age of Steam box has room enough for the main expansions in it?
 
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I would imagine the new paper expnasions, even laminated, could squeeze in as well.
 
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I have all four expansions and the insert in the box. It doesn't close fully, of course. If I got rid of the inserts I suspect it would.
 
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locusshifter wrote:
I would imagine the new paper expnasions, even laminated, could squeeze in as well.


Thinking of the Steam Brothers expansions - these won't fit in the box unless they ae folded (damaging the lamination) or further cut down (and possibly hinged with tape).

While possible, I haven't done so with my copies as I didn't want to damage them. I know of some players who store the paper maps (including the maps available on the Geek) and store them rolled in a tube.
 
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Got rid of the insert and was able to fit in the four expansions, as well as the laminated goods board, income board and action cards.
 
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Brian your box certainly dosen't close, I can fit all 4 expansions in my box without the insert and everything else and the box still pokes up a bit. Your box must poke up 2-3 inches...
 
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Right now my 3 expansions fit just fine (I don't even remember there BEING an insert....that was a long time ago) and it looks like there will be room for Expansion #4 to fit, but that will probably be it unless I stop closing it all the way. And its getting HEAVY.
 
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I gave up. I use a Plano compartmented box to hold the tiles, cubes, player markers etc; the original and now quite battered AoS box to hold all the current expansions along with rules, action cards etc (all laminated); a set of cups for the cubes and money (soon to be replaced with nicer wooden bowls); and finally a small leather lined wooden dice tray All that, together with Lancashire Railways and New England Rails then fits together neatly in a plastic tub with a folding lid. The various hobbyist maps (North of England, Japan, Cheshire etc) and the SteamBrothers maps are stored rolled in a pair of cardboard whiskey bottle tubes.
 
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I have a system similar to JC's.

If you only have one or two expansions, they will easily fit in the main box if you just remove the insert. If you have more than that, more creativity is required.

I curently keep all of my tiles, money, goods cubes, town markers, dice, and the round marker in a small Plano box. I keep the player markers in the main box, along with Warfrog expansions 1-4. The Steam Brothers Maps and Japan I keep in the original envelope that the Steam Brothers mailed the maps to me in.

For now this is working fine, but I'm sure I'll have to reconsider as soon as I procure more board based expansions, as the box, even if I remove the player markers, will not hold more than 1 more folded map.

Ah well, this is the kind of problem I like to have...trouble storing the expansion maps for my favourite game...
 
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I keep the basic stuff in the original box. The expansions in a puzzle box (re-designed with the AoS style).
For my SteamBrothers expansions, I made a rigid "folder" with 2 pieces of cardboard taped together.

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darky wrote:
I keep the basic stuff in the original box. The expansions in a puzzle box (re-designed with the AoS style).
For my SteamBrothers expansions, I made a rigid "folder" with 2 pieces of cardboard taped together.

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Yeah, that was quite clever of you. Very nice.

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There was an expansion box released at Essen 2005, with the Reunion Island and Moon maps, that fits most of the expansions (all but the Steambrothers maps and the Bay Area map), but it was limited to 180 copies.
 
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djflippy wrote:
There was an expansion box released at Essen 2005, with the Reunion Island and Moon maps, that fits most of the expansions (all but the Steambrothers maps and the Bay Area map), but it was limited to 180 copies.


I got a copy and thought it too weak for actual use. The cardboard is soft and the seams not particularly strong. The four Warfrom expansion maps together are quite heavy. It doesn't take much for them to bust such a box, and that's not going to improve as yet more heavy mounted maps are produced.
 
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With all the different expansion maps available, having all of them in just one box, the box is getting heavier each year. You would need to be in top shape to carry the box around. laugh


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dwarf wrote:
With all the different expansion maps available, having all of them in just one box, the box is getting heavier each year. You would need to be in top shape to carry the box around.


This is why I am gradually redrawing all of the Warfrog and SteamBrother's maps (and have managed to beg PDFs of Ted's maps from him). The main change I'm making is that I put the rules changes and income, action, turn order, goods production etc charts right on/beside the map so that no extra pieces of paper are needed. (See the images here on the 'geek of my own maps for an idea of how this works). This way they can be printed, laminated and easily carried rolled in a lightweight blueprint tube along with all the game bits for convenient Age of Steam fun. I'm 6 maps down and not too many more to go. Much easier, much friendlier.
 
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