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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.


Edited by keschnell, 09 July 2014 - 03:37 PM.


#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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#72 BentoSan

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 08:49 AM






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