I was looking for storage solutions for Talisman-cards, nothing to my liking came up.
I decided to make my own card-boxes using cardboard (from spaghetti box, as a test).
I covered them with felt, also underneath, to protect my boards on which the boxes will slide (= occasional scratch)
here's the idea:
- keep cards for one region together
- No hard parts (don't scratch my board!)
- All boxes should fit in the box
- Be easily adaptable (to allow more cards)
- Build should be easy/cheap too (printer, scissors, glue, ..)
Each new Talisman extension brings an adaptation of the size (length) of the decks. So it's easier to adapt a file, print, cut and glue them once or twice .. than having to add/buy boxes on the side, for the same decks .. in my opinion anyway.
I designed them now in a Sketchup (v.15) format (on scale). Flattened them out by hand (like pepakura would do), and gave them a texture. (for which I thank 'Talisman Island's' Master: Jon !)
In case someone wonders, I don't have the 'into the woods' extension just yet, because I play the game in French. (still to come) So no 'wood-box' for now.
Now the problem is about printing and paper-weight. 80Lbs/300gms should do it, I think, but where can we go to print these nicely ?? (buy printer, online print, ...)
I don't really know about a company who would do the efforts for a 'one piece' print only. But some of you might have a good printer capable of printing on cardboard.. (preferably coloured cardboard, otherwise the inside of the boxes would be white .. yuk!)
Maybe FFG could do a print on demand-thing.. (although that seems whish-full thinking, it would be simple for them, as editors)
Should you want to print these yourself:
download latest version of Sketchup here: http://www.sketchup.com/.
download the .skp files here: [https://www.dropbox....EBjEfQy7a?dl=0]
please also check my friend google for following search-string: "Sketchup Print to scale". All are fitted for A4 paper format. ;-)
- something to cut (cissors, cutter, ..)
- something to glue (I used wood-glue)
- something to spread the glue evenly
- something to press (books or something, eventually a press-roll)
- bit of patience, perseverance, and motivation
Step by step ...
boxes printed on normal paper, choose matching cardboard color (=inside color of finished box.)
put glue on cardboard
Spread the glue as evenly as possible
Put print on glued-in cardboard, and roll over it with the press-roller .. the flatter the better
Once glued, put them in between phone-books for drying, and flattening (phone-book takes moist away from the glue) .. leave 24h for it to be sturdy, and stay flat. (will curl if you don't)
Start cutting away ..
All boxes cutted ..
Now we need a cutter (and ruler), to slightly 'cut' on the opposite side to where we want to fold (due to the thickness of the cardboard)
Folds done using the ruler, for neat clean folds.
Last step is to glue everything together
Anyway, I thought I'd share my idea/files .. with only one condition: please give feedback when you adapt, someone else might be interested in your adaptation too. (like me for example )
For the pawn-box (tokens), I'm still working on a carboard-model. (still have to figure out were to put the other tokens [woodlands i.e.] )
To be continued..
Edited by Deniax, 23 December 2014 - 02:37 PM.