Now that I have created a bunch of decks for the Call of Cthulhu card game, I thought it would be a good idea to protect them in card sleeves.
I bought a bunch of Cthulhu art sleeves a while back. These were done by Fantasy Flight (same as the recent Netrunner sleeves that I double-bought).
I wandered into a Ryman’s at the weekend. They had nothing interesting in the way of pens (I use Japanese 0.28mm gel pens for writing in my Moleskines) but I did see this bag of bags.
200 baggies. They used to be called zip-lock bags.
It was only a fiver, which is 2.5p per bag. Now I have plenty of bags for all my tokens and counters and chits and you-name-its from all my games.
They are a nice size, not too big, so they can be used to separate the many different types of tokens you get in some games without being unwieldy.
I had been using the liquid bags you get at airports, but they are generally too big for just a few tokens so I end up putting a load of different types in one bag. Then I have to spend ages sorting them all out every time.
Here you can see the bags alongside the success tokens and tiny Cthulhus from the Call of Cthulhu Card Game. Just right.
The perfect size for success tokens.
Naomi blows a perfect smoke ring. It floats across the room and dissolves under the harsh glare of the spotlight.
“Easy, Tommy”, she says, “We want him to talk and we want him to carry a message.”
Tommy Malloy straightens up and flexes his fists. He wipes a speck of blood from his cheek.
The man in the chair blinks and runs his tongue around his teeth before saying, “Your father won’t stand for this.”
Naomi taps the ash from her cigarette.
“My father is no concern of yours,” she says, “and barely a concern of mine.”