I have been perusing the boards and came across a discussion regarding protecting one's various cards and counters ect.. While I don't have any thing to add regarding protecting the cards as yet, (I am working on a neat design for a 'combined travel storage box/ in-game deck holder thing)' I do have a pretty good solution for protecting the boards.
I use a pair of A1 Portfolio sleeves, those clear polythene 'pockets' we artists use. The main board fits in one pocket a treat with only a couple of inches alongside one edge as surplus. As there is an A1 sized sheet of black sugar paper beneath the board this does not look unsightly.
The second sleeve houses the two expansion boards, with room for a third 'half size' expansion board, supported in the same way.
My boards actually have three sheets of 'Bristol Board' (that thick cardboard used in mounting prints into picture frames)acting to support the whole thing from folding and sagging and the clear plastic allows one to just wipe off any 'ectoplasmic' or 'non-euclidean excretions' easily. As well as the more mundane coffee spills and pools of tears.
With the above strengthening, my boards are usually stored upright along the longest edge without any weakening of the board's joints.
I hope the Innsmouth board is the same size as the base game board as I have one pocket left. I do not know why I havent tried the Galactica board in one yet? I will try that later.
Anyway, hope this helps or is of use and they only cost around £1.60 each, I buy mine from Fred Aldous art supplies in Manchester, but most good stationers stock them.
All the best, happy hunting and see you in Innsmouth,
Everyone seems pretty certain that Innsmouth will be the last big-box expansion? I have yet to discover the original thread/tome for this belief, but supposing it is true, then Why oh why when the 'Mountains of Madness' are crying out 'Tekeli' for the same treatment? To leave that one out would be the greatest crime, against us, the fans/ consumers of this fantastic game system.
The thought of not being persued by a shoggoth across some ancient, frozen metropolis makes me very sad, and somehow incomplete. I can live without a Yithian city and mind swapping mechanics, almost endure the sadness of not having all my dogs picked off within six turns by Mi-go in the Vermont hills and having my brain placed in a jar instead of being 'lost in time and space,' but I really cannot comprehend Arkham Horror without the M.O.Madness, that would truly, truly be insane!'
Come on folks, lets start a petition, a protest, even a jolly good sulk... anything!!! To be honest, I would have happily, despite how much fun I/we have had with it, traded the 'Kingsport Expansion' for the 'M.O.M!'
So come on F.F, Please...'let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!!!' ( I have the wooley hat and everything)!!!