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Old 12-16-2020, 01:02 PM   #11
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Default Re: Uncle Albert's Catalog BINDER (Long Post)

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Sometimes I even cut up a binder page to make a strip or small block of pockets and put groupings of cards in those for reference during play.
This sounds like a good idea. I'm not sure how many active cards will be the norm for each player but grouping them together will eliminate clutter/loss during play.
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Old 12-16-2020, 08:45 PM   #12
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This sounds like a good idea. I'm not sure how many active cards will be the norm for each player but grouping them together will eliminate clutter/loss during play.
Driver+Gunner+Hand Cannon+Optional Body Armor
And 1-2 Weapons/Structure cards per side

So minimum 3, but probably 7-12 for a starting point.
Definitely 5 Zones to cover.

Actually, a single uncut binder sheet would do for a very simplistic car model. 4 Crew slots in the center, 2 Equipment slots on each side, 1 Equipment slot on each corner that you can designate to a particular side.

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Old 12-19-2020, 11:19 PM   #13
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Default Re: Uncle Albert's Catalog BINDER (Long Post)

This is slightly OT in relation to the OP, but what are other ways folks are considering storing their cards?

I haven't been a binder guy for quite some time, but I haven't run into a game like this for some time either - my "best guess" would be a card storage box with tabs to separate card types.
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Old 12-20-2020, 03:13 AM   #14
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This is slightly OT in relation to the OP, but what are other ways folks are considering storing their cards?
Glad to have more discussion. Also, I'm only planning on doing 2 binders and will need some way to store the other 2 colors.

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I haven't been a binder guy for quite some time, but I haven't run into a game like this for some time either - my "best guess" would be a card storage box with tabs to separate card types.
There are some older discussions on Board Game Geeks. A lot of board games have mini sized cards.

Ultimate Guard now makes Deck Boxes for mini sized cards. They are just like their standard sized deck boxes and similar to the Ultra Pro ones.

Zen Bins have a deck tray that doubles as a dealing shoe. I used their Star Wars Destiny trays and they are a solid product.

Broken Token (and several other smart folks on Etsy) make some fine wooden boxes with adjustable dividers. Just double check that you are getting one that holds Mini European cards. Also be aware that some of these hold the cards in portrait mode and some hold them in landscape mode. Often the same folks can cut you some fine wooden or acrylic tokens too.

A company I haven't dealt with before called XeLaser out of the UK are advertising a nice 5 lane wooden box for Mini European cards. You have to order the dividers separately, but you can get custom art on the lid and custom print on the dividers.

BTW make the white cardboard boxes that many people use for storing MTG or sports cards. The range from 100ct boxes to the big "shoe box" style with multiple lanes. But I haven't seen any of their's that hold mini sized cards.

Also, there are several websites that offer instructions on making "tuck boxes" (similar to the boxes standard poker cards come in). Some of these sites have online design software that allows you to customize the size and sometimes even the art and then export a PDF that you can cut out and fold to make your boxes.

One thing that I would like to point out is that if you bought all the expansions there are close to 400 cards per player. And it will probably be best to have separate storage boxes for each player to speed car building. If the Core box is nearly 12x12, careful selection might let you get 4 portrait mode storage boxes in.
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Old 12-20-2020, 08:50 AM   #15
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For the crafty, foam core board is pretty easy to work with and can be cut to exact card size.
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Old 02-11-2021, 08:28 PM   #16
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Concerning Card count...
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I think the total card count just went up a bit.
Not by much. And mostly in hazards.
From the PDFS I get...

PER COLOR
331 build cards
1 sequence card
4 status cards

COLORLESS
12 damage cards
6 checkpoint cards
4 scenario cards
82 hazards
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