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Making a Card Tuckbox for Memoir '44 Deck Mon, 16 March 2009 12:43
Rasmussen asked about this. I had found these helpful guides on BGG and wanted to share them . The creator of this hints is Isaac Citrom.
I believe Isaac is from Canada and he posted these helps back in June of 2008.

How to make a tuckbox:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/316305

Memoir '44 Tuckbox PDF:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/33461

I used heavier paper stock in my printer and they come out great. Thanks Isaac!
      
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Re:Making a Card Tuckbox for Memoir '44 Deck Mon, 16 March 2009 13:55
Thanks for posting these, Stevens. They should work perfectly for what I'm trying to do! And thanks Isaac, where ever you are. Very Happy
      
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Re:Making a Card Tuckbox for Memoir '44 Deck Mon, 16 March 2009 19:15
I got around to printing the form out and taping it together. I just used normal paper and did a quick construction job, but it looks good and seems to work well.

I wasn't sure if the cards would fit because the box looked too short, but after getting it done the cards fit perfectly. The box is a little bit too big (thick) so it looks like a few more cards could fit but that makes it easy to put the cards in. I like it and I'm planning to make a few copies for my Memoir '44 History Club sets.

Thanks again Stevens! Cool
      
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Re:Making a Card Tuckbox for Memoir '44 Deck Mon, 16 March 2009 22:27
I must have done something wrong, my box came out short (I can't close the lid flat). It's the perfect width and deep enough for more cards. I'll try scaling it bigger, as for the one I made it's storing the counters that came with the camp. book!
      
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Re:Making a Card Tuckbox for Memoir '44 Deck Mon, 16 March 2009 22:35
gp_man wrote on Mon, 16 March 2009 14:27

I must have done something wrong, my box came out short (I can't close the lid flat). It's the perfect width and deep enough for more cards. I'll try scaling it bigger, as for the one I made it's storing the counters that came with the camp. book!


Oh no! I did mine with normal paper so it has a lot more 'give' than cardstock so that might be why my cards fit. If you make an adjustment to the size and it works better, could you upload the new PDF file on your User Page so I can make some that fit? Sadly I don't know how to increase the scale or I would do it myself. Thanks GP. Smile
      
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Re:Making a Card Tuckbox for Memoir '44 Deck Tue, 17 March 2009 04:22
I'll try, give me a day or two, I'm busy getting my butt handed to me by my 15 year old son in the Normandy Campaign Rolling Eyes
      
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Re:Making a Card Tuckbox for Memoir '44 Deck Wed, 18 March 2009 02:06
Not trying to be a smart ass because I know you guys like to make your own stuff, but there is a company called Deck Box that sells really nice plastic boxes that hold the Overlord Deck perfectly and it closes with a velcro tab. I bought one at the accessories area of my FLGS so you may want to ask about them.

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Re:Making a Card Tuckbox for Memoir '44 Deck Wed, 18 March 2009 02:13
Here, I did a little research and found the supplier. Here is a link to their PDF catalog - I think what I am referring to is on Page 5 or 6. There is a deck box for every budget. Hell, I may need to upgrade mine - some of these are pretty sweet.

http://ultrapro.com/catalogs/gaming_full.pdf

SW
      
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Re:Making a Card Tuckbox for Memoir '44 Deck Wed, 18 March 2009 02:40
Thanks for the link and the idea. I might make my own boxes simply because I need about 8 of them and it's cheaper to do it myself but those look great. Smile

If you wouldn't mind, could you refrain from any language? I have a few students who sometimes follow the forums. Thanks! Cool
      
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Re:Making a Card Tuckbox for Memoir '44 Deck Wed, 18 March 2009 04:26
ok, I feel dumb! The original PDF is fine, when I printed mine I had the page scaling set to "fit to printable area" which scaled it down to 94%. Make sure it's set to "none" as in this pic:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v511/daddysblazer/tuckbox.jpg

printed one on paper and it's a perfect fit. Now to make 'em out of cardstock!


BTW - I as the Germans lost the first Normandy campaign today, so I needed this to get my mind off the game Laughing
      
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Re:Making a Card Tuckbox for Memoir '44 Deck Wed, 18 March 2009 04:40
Nice! Thanks for checking that for me. Smile I'm going to be a card box making machine this weekend and get about 8 of them ready...2 for me and 6 for the Memoir '44 Club.

Thank goodness next week is Spring Break! Cool
      
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Re:Making a Card Tuckbox for Memoir '44 Deck Wed, 18 March 2009 14:08
what are you using for glue? I'm using Elmer's glue sticks and they work well, but wonder if there is something better.

Yeah, I'll be making boxes today, my Overlord cards are rubber banded together and laying loose in the campaign bag. It'll be nice to get them in a box, plus boxing all the cards in the Airpack will keep them from scattering around in that pack.

Like I mentioned above, I'm using my test box to hold loose counters from the campaign box, I'm thinking of scaling the boxes down (now that I figured out how it's done), sorting and storing all the loose bits from the expansions. Then I can label the outside of the boxes as to the contents!
      
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Re:Making a Card Tuckbox for Memoir '44 Deck Thu, 19 March 2009 02:40
did not mean any offense...I guess TV has de-sensitized me to bad language?

Although I do not really feel that the word I used is really THAT bad. How old are these students?

lol
      
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Re:Making a Card Tuckbox for Memoir '44 Deck Thu, 19 March 2009 02:42
never mind - found yet ANOTHER bad word. What is wrong with me?

I will try to remember to switch to civilized mode in here...

      
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Re:Making a Card Tuckbox for Memoir '44 Deck Thu, 19 March 2009 02:53
StrafingRunGames wrote on Wed, 18 March 2009 18:40

did not mean any offense...I guess TV has de-sensitized me to bad language?

Although I do not really feel that the word I used is really THAT bad. How old are these students?

lol


No worries. The students are in 4th Grade so about 9 or 10. Thanks for understanding. Very Happy
      
    
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