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How do you sort/store your cards?

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Not as in what kind of box, I'd like a consensus on how your sort and store them.

Do you keep all the cards from each set together? Do you combine all cards of a given sphere from all sets into master spheres sets? Some other system?

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I have all my player cards in a binder as inspired by the master of lore blog

Encounter cards I have separated by sets of 3 which keeps all the quests on an expansion together then they cycles together by AP1-3 then AP4-6 although I am considering reorganizing

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binders. Everything is in numbered order, extension order. Once a card goes in the slot you never have to remove it.. if you ever need a card you know exactly where it is. 

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I also use a binder to store the player cards.  I don't like doing a straight numerical order simply because it doesn't make much sense to me.  I organize the binder into spheres.  So each sphere would start off with page(s) for their respective heroes, then Ally pages, then Attachment pages, and finally Event pages.  Within that, they are organized roughly by release order but I don't pay too close attention to that, with this system it's very easy for me to know exactly where a card is without resorting to a memorization of numbers.

 

Encounter cards I have seperated by each encounter symbol.  I usually have my few recently played quests "queued" and ready to go but once i'm finished playing it for awhile I immediately break them apart into their individual sets again.  GeckoTH has some nice encounter set dividers over on boardgamegeek.com that I like to use.  

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All player cards are in a wooden insert in core box sorted by sheres and then allies, events and attachments. I keep all the encounter cards in their original boxes.

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I store the card in the Box. In the box is a wooden insert.

 

Here some older pictures. Now I have one box filled with player cards and 1 box filled with the adventure cards.

 

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Fippin and shipwreck like this

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Heroes, expensive allies I don't use and neutral cards are in a binder. I haven't sorted through most of the player cards; just keeping them in four sphere-stacks in the core box with the rest. The quest decks are sorted in release order, not by set. I would like to sort them like Snowhive has. Are those dividers available on FFG's website or something? Have you printed them out and glued them onto cardboard?

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I've considered something like this, and been asking myself whether I really need it... I'd also like more sleeves - sleeved Passage Through Mirkwood when I got the nightmare pack, as advised - and then went on to sleeve the entire core set, as I somehow found that less bothersome than removing the sleeves already used. I'm considering sleeving the whole cycle, but that leaves the question how many I need for Shadows of Mirkwood. Should be 60 cards per pack minus the player cards. Would 200 be enough?

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i have a place where i store (or display) all my collection, all the encounter sets are in their packs, and the player cards are in the core set box. i sort them my sphere, then by type. and i of course put the copies together.

 

so if i want to build a deck with lore, and want events, its easy to find. i also tend to keep the core set cards at the bottom and progress up, so i can quickly find cards :D

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I'm in the process of organizing my cards. I have the four spheres separated out since I tend to play just one color in my decks (though I don't know what kind of deck I'll build if I do some solo play). I downloaded a set of tabs from boardgamegeek and am slowly printing and cutting those out to use with the sets that came with the core game and the deluxe expansions.

 

For the adventure packs, I discovered that the little boxes are just the right size to fit each adventure packs cards if they're sleeved. So I'm gradually sleeving everything, and leaving the adventure pack cards in their respective adventure pack. That way if I want to play, say, the Watcher in the Water, I can grab the little adventure box and whatever additional cards I need.

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I sleeved the whole Mirkwood cycle yesterday. Warning to those who consider it: it now takes up about twice as much space in the box. But it does make it feel "new", somehow. I replayed Carrock; difficult without Loragorn!

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I always love reading how everyone stores their cards.  I'm a bit late to the LOTR party, but after a taste of gaming with the core set, I ended up purchasing the entire Mirkwood set + Khazad-Dum expansion, and just finally ended up sleeving all of them.  Right now I've got several Ultra Pro deck boxes inside the Core set box, but I'm thinking of putting them all in a tool box, of sorts.  I was very impressed with another poster here who had decorated a Hobby Lobby craft kit to hold their entire collection.  I wish I had the time or motivation for it, but for now they're all sleeved and in Ultra Pro deck boxes.  I'm trying to re-sort all of the Event cards to use dividers that keep them separate.

Oh, and to answer the OP's question, I keep all my spheres separate in [somewhat] color-coded deck boxes.  Right now I've got all the heroes for said spheres at the front of the boxes, and everything else is sort of shuffled in behind them.  Eventually I'll build the decks better and put more dividers in there to separate allies/events/attachments, but for now this will do just fine and saves me a lot of space.

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I just have those white cardboard card boxes. I sort all the player cards just by sphere and have a divider for each sphere. These take up about a 1-row card box right now. That's all I do for the player cards since I'm usually going through them a lot and mixing them up when trying to build decks. Organizing them any nicer for me would just be a nightmare after each deckbuilding session.

 

The encounter cards I have a 4-row card box and I keep each encounter set separated using GeckoTH's oustandingly nice dividers, which you can find here:

 

http://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/84524/geckoths-lotr-dividers-vertical

 

This helps me grab out the correct encounter sets and set up each quest pretty quickly.

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i have a place where i store (or display) all my collection, 

The pool table right? 

 

ah, i have moved house since then and like all those poor Uruk Hai, that table fell victim to my axe :D

 

its now down by the fireplace (a fake fire, im not that stupid to keep £500+ of cards next to flames! :D)

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that table fell victim to my axe :D

What?  You chopped up a pool table??  

 

couldnt take it with me :P ... it was only a cheap one

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I store mine in long-boxes. Encounter cards are sleeved in black, quests in clear, in a 3-row box. Row 1 is Mirkwood + Dwarrowdelf. Row 2 is Against the Shadow + both Hobbits, and maybe Black Riders, can't remember. Row 3 is Ringmaker cycle, so there's hardly anything in there right now.

Player cards are in 2 separate long boxes. Each sphere is separate from the others, and sleeved in its own color, organized by unit, then attachment, then events, in alphabetical order.

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I've been looking furiously for some sort of suitcase or softer bag that could hold my entire collection. MTG cards have the same dimensions as LOTR LCG, so official products like the Dragon's Egg would certainly work well for smaller quantieis - they can only hold a few decks at a time.

 

I think the best bet is to find some aluminium case and acquire or create your own dividers. Has anyone had similar thoughts? Any tips/recommendations?

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Each sphere is separate from the others, and sleeved in its own color, 

So when you build a deck you're going to know exactly what sphere card is coming next.....you have a rainbow deck....

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Core set box houses all my player cards and constructed decks, along with tokens, threat trackers and the first player token.  I cut up a cardbox box to convert the core set box into a 3-column deal (and threw out the original packaging insert).  Made my own cheap-o custom dividers using card stock, and have things sorted out by sphere and card type.

 

Encounter cards in the white cardboard card boxes that you can get at any game store.  One box holds one deluxe expansion plus its AP cycle.  Sorted in those with dividers by encounter set, in release order.

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Each sphere is separate from the others, and sleeved in its own color,

So when you build a deck you're going to know exactly what sphere card is coming next.....you have a rainbow deck....

Yes, my deck resembles a dwindling box of skittles. I care more about easy organization than I do technical play in a non-competitive game.

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