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#61 fealthas

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 11:23 AM

Awesome Post :D

 

I'm thinking about buying the Plano 7771.

 

My only worry is if all the small cards can fit well in one of the boxes?

 

I currently use a Plano 3630 for the small cards which is perfect for them.


Edited by fealthas, 05 July 2014 - 11:28 AM.


#62 Carbini

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 01:05 PM

I just bought my Plano 7771 and OH MY GOD IS THIS AMAZING. I actually keep all my cards (except for the lieutenant packs) in a simple white cardboard deckbox that fits PERFECTLY in the right side compartment. The lieutenant card packs are all in their individual bags along with the 16 threat that comes with them and I put those in the upper right container.

This thing is truly just the best box for holding Descent. Thank you a million times over guys for pointing this thing out.

Note: I own everything from 2nd edition and NONE of first edition and I have and incredible amount of room to grow in this thing. It's going to take at least 3-5 more expansions to top this out. I also don't paint my minis, so I'm cool with stuffing all the large ones in the top storage area, and I'm not really worrried about the box flipping over and the pieces getting damaged, especially with the tough plastic the large figures out made of. Maybe merriods or bane spiders are the only figures that might get tweaked, but that's only if I were to shake this thing for no reason or throw it off the roof (and I still think it would hold). It doesn't hold the map tiles though. I keep those in the main descent box, bagged in groups of 10.

 

Setup and cleanup time is sooooooo much faster and easier now. It was a bit of a spend at 70 bucks, but at the amount I play the game, and the amount of time saved with setup/cleanup I feel it's already worth it. Also most importantly... it's portable now! I used to not be able to bring the game to anyone else's house due to hauling all the boxes and then cleaning it all back up and getting it back in the boxes... especially when a session would end at 1 AM...



#63 keschnell

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 09:09 AM

ArtBin 6980AB Super Satchel Deluxes stack well and have a nice handle for carrying, and are relatively cheap ($26 on Amazon).  They have a undivided top section for maps, rules, etc. and plenty of room for minis.  I have two of them containing the 1st and 2nd Edition plus all 2E expansions:

 

Item:

http://www.amazon.co...4875628&sr=1-21

 

Overview:

http://i.imgur.com/ZVuRNzs.jpg

 

Miniature storage plus card decks in the back:

http://i.imgur.com/0FblmBa.jpg

 

Opened top for rules and map tiles:

http://i.imgur.com/ZVuRNzs.jpg

 

Popout side trays for tokens, dice, minis, etc.:

http://i.imgur.com/i4Mqthq.jpg

 

I hope this helps!  I use a few of these for Mansions of Madness (I discovered this item in the BGG Forum for MoM) and Super Dungeon Explorer too.


Edited by keschnell, 08 July 2014 - 09:17 PM.

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#64 rshelley

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 10:58 AM

Would love to see photos of that setup keschnell.


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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:36 PM

I have updated my post with images once I got home and could take photos. 



#66 rshelley

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 03:58 AM

Wow!  That thing is WAY bigger than it looked on the Amazon listing.  VERY nice.



#67 keschnell

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 03:34 PM

Yeah, I can fit most of the large miniatures inside any of the 4 x 4 bottom dividers.  The only exception is the Demon Lords and Crypt Dragons from the First Edition and the Lieutenant Valyndra.  I had to take out a section divider for those (in the other ArtBin Super Satchel case not pictured.

 

The cases have handy handles so you can carry like a suitcase.  My only complaint is that the tops sometimes get misaligned, especially if you end up stuffing them to the brim with map tiles and rules (I eventually had to move the rules to a separate box).  This still carries a ton of stuff though and isn't that bulky and is easy to stack.  If you have a lot of expansions, you'll probably end up needing two eventually, but one should contain everything from the base second edition plus multiple expansions fine.


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#68 Valadar

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 05:10 PM

Quick question concerning the Plano 7771.

 

I just bought one today but noticed that the four smaller boxes which are included have solid plastic going through the rows. The dividers that I have can only be placed vertically. I've seen that some of you were able to fit in the smaller cards (classes, items, etc.) Did you need to modify the boxes yourselves?

 

btw, the model for the four small boxes (in my case) are the 3701


Edited by Valadar, 11 July 2014 - 05:11 PM.


#69 rshelley

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 08:19 PM

Yeah, i cut the long row walls out of a couple of mine.  I used a razor blade for most of it, then a dremel to smooth it out and even it up a bit.  Now, i didn't put cards in mine, so maybe others can pipe up on exactly what they did for that.


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#70 fealthas

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 02:17 AM

Is there room enough to place an extra plano box in the top compartment of the 7771?

 

btw I see that the 7771 costs $60 on Amazon.com.

 

In Denmark where I live the best price I could find was $155 :blink:

 

Anyone know of an online store in europe where the price is less insane?



#71 BentoSan

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 08:48 AM

I decided to ditch the hardware box i was using to store descent and have instead started construction using foamcore inserts for the boxes.

 

I will then put a peice of foamcore on the bottom of some of the box's, glue on rare earth magnets to the foamcore and monsters and they will live their life also in the boxes.

 

I am not quite doing what this guy is doing, i keep all the expansions mixed together but you get the idea.

 

Only 2 youtube clips allowed per post, so please see next post for the 3rd video

 

 


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Posted 20 July 2014 - 08:49 AM



#73 evilhead

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 10:35 PM

Man, long time no chat.. yes, sorry guys, I did use a Dremel tool as you guessed. Totally forgot about that part. Utility knife annoyed me so used the steel "high speed cutter" attachment on the Dremel, no problem. Made a horrible noise but worked really good. Was going to lay duct-tape down on the open trough in the trays or whatever but /shrug.. doesn't seem to matter.

 

I ended up abandoning the binder idea for the tiles. The binders are so goofy to handle, and I was going through each divider, sliding the ziploc tab down/up/down, it was still taking too long. Went with a hanging file organizer, with a single accordion/expanding file with tabbed dividers. Way faster now, just drop em in. Kept a few of the ziplocs for endcaps, join pieces and doors.

 

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Like we are all finding out though, the 7771 is getting pretty full. Manor of Ravens & 2 more hero/monster packs coming; this is going to be interesting.

 

I'm visualizing two 7771's stacked as one unit, maybe a collapsible handle & wheels. Would be great to find something like that.


Edited by evilhead, 29 July 2014 - 10:36 PM.

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#74 rshelley

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 04:22 AM

LOVE the hanging organizer Evilhead.  If they keep releasing expansions I might try to replace one of my 7771s with something like this, as long as it has other storage (or maybe just add it).  This is an excellent solution for the map tiles.



#75 Extortion

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 01:45 AM

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My storage solution for cards and tokens isn't much different from what others have posted but I did something a little different for the monsters. I took a couple pieces of foam board and DIY'ed my own little display case. Hero and lieutenant figures are another case and I've got a second case of monsters like this but only about half full.

 

The layers of foam board are held together by seamstress pins so when I get a new expansion, I just pull out the pins, take out the top board, trace the outline of the new monsters, cut them out with a scalpel and pin it all back together. It works quite well. 

 

Edit: Added a second photo.


Edited by Extortion, 10 August 2014 - 02:47 PM.


#76 Kilazar

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 08:22 AM

I decided to ditch the hardware box i was using to store descent and have instead started construction using foamcore inserts for the boxes.

 

I will then put a peice of foamcore on the bottom of some of the box's, glue on rare earth magnets to the foamcore and monsters and they will live their life also in the boxes.

 

I am not quite doing what this guy is doing, i keep all the expansions mixed together but you get the idea.

 

Only 2 youtube clips allowed per post, so please see next post for the 3rd video

 

 

 

Not trying to be a pill, but your site's navigation is a bit odd. Can you direct link to your plans? I am really interested in seeing what games you have plans for! And maybe making them myself.

 

Your videos were very helpfull as well. I can't wait to get home and start on a Descent box!

 

*edit* Nm I'm a retard. They are contained directly with the game in the "see all games" 

 

Thanks for your work and sharing!

 

*edit 2*

 

Actually my comment stands about the navigation. It's not very good. the "load one screen at a time" bit is not good if you are trying to locate a game that doesn't start with a.. It loads too slow. A search fucntion on this section would be highly recommended since we can't "control f" to search within the non loaded contents. Limiting by category helps a bit. But as each category grows you will encounter the same problem. Please consider making the "The Games" section easier to use.

 

I foresee myself using your site alot in the future if it's usability improves. But at the same time, I am the kind of person that if a site annoys me to much, I'll just stop using it.

 

 

*edit 3* Please please for the love of god consider lists instead of the weird image grid that loads on scroll through. I'm not kidding this bit makes me never want to go to your site again :( Incase it was not clear, this is the section I am referring too http://www.orderofgamers.com/games/

 

*edit 4* Trying to get to T in the board game category to see if you have anything in for talisman.. was majorly annoying process of scroll, load, scroll, load, scroll load to get to the T category. Just to find out you have nothing for Talisman other than the rules :( 

 

Ok, I'm done commenting on the site. 


Edited by Kilazar, 11 August 2014 - 08:51 AM.


#77 BentoSan

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 11:03 AM

Thats not my site :P was just linking to his tutorial as i am doing something similar-ish. Im waiting for mini-card sleeves to get here in the mail so i can finish making the box that going to hold all the cards. He just finished overhauling his site a day or two ago and is still fixing a lot of stuff.

Edited by BentoSan, 11 August 2014 - 11:04 AM.


#78 Kilazar

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 11:21 AM

Thats not my site :P was just linking to his tutorial as i am doing something similar-ish. Im waiting for mini-card sleeves to get here in the mail so i can finish making the box that going to hold all the cards. He just finished overhauling his site a day or two ago and is still fixing a lot of stuff.

 

 

Can you pass the info along? If you frequent the site that is. The 'Load on scroll' bit looks good from an artsy perspective, but it is complete butt in real world unless the lists are really small.

 

 The "load on scroll" takes away the ability to search with control f if interacting with a long list of items because the game you were looking for is in the T's.. and only A-C is loaded. 


Edited by Kilazar, 11 August 2014 - 11:23 AM.

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 12:35 PM

I visited this site, just to see what the fuss was all about (yes, I am bored).

 

I cannot agree enough with Kilazar ... if I had to frequent this site regularly to get something, find out some info, etc. I think I would shoot myself.  Imagine if FFG's site worked this way ... I would never have gotten into their games.

 

Sometimes pages can look really good, but work very poorly.  This is a case in point.



#80 Kilazar

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 01:49 PM

So back on topic

 

I was pursuing the hanging file idea that was posted a couple back, and came across these bad boys

 

http://www.amazon.co... file organizer

 

And 

 

http://www.amazon.co...HXYV70BFSZ149B1

 

 

Do you think those might be good for tile organization?






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