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This article is quite old. Found it in a note I wrote to myself to read later. Turns out to be much later. In any case, I found this to be quite enlightening and can apply to many things happening in the world now and in the past and likely in the future.
In a memorable scene from the 1998 film Pleasantville (in which two 1998 teen-agers are transported into the black-and-white world of a 1950s TV show), the father of the TV-perfect Parker family re…
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As suggested by +Stephan Beal I've created an album of my custom deck boxes.
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+Stephan Beal It is disabled. I can't remember if I changed it myself or not.
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This is what I picked up on Boxing Day:
- Galaxy Defenders 5th Column expansion
- Cry Havoc
- Attack on Titan
- Battlefleet Gothic Armada
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+Gene Chiu I'm gonna check that out. I love AoT
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I guess this is one way to keep from losing those earbuds.
 
Apple AirPods
Bug fixes and stability improvements

"The method, as modeled by Andrew Cornett on Twitter, uses stretched ear piercings to hold the AirPods in place, allowing you to listen to music with only a mild level of discomfort. Think of your holey lobes like little earphone cup holders, finally giving purpose to vestigial parts of the human body that otherwise serve so little purpose that societies across the world ritually stab and force objects through them for no real reason."

Are your wireless Apple AirPods already falling out of your ears? Are you trying to commit to Apple's glorious proprietary future, but keep having to fork out for single earbuds to hear the other...
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Finally!
They found a use for those ear holes other than sex.
Lol :P
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I decided to make some custom deck boxes for some of my boardgames. I made these for the game Impulse.

I like putting my cards in deck boxes, but sometimes, the standard deck boxes don't fit my cards and also fit in the box. Impulse is a game where the box is too small for standard deck boxes. I was using bags for my cards, but wanted deck boxes to protect the cards from the pointy game pieces.

I made only a few so far. These two are for Impulse. I also made one for Pandemic In The Lab expansion. After a few experimental ones and some slight redesign, I can make one in about half an hour.

Most of my games have boxes that fit standard deck boxes. A few others I have don't. I plan to make custom deck boxes for the few that don't fit standard deck boxes.
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+Kevin Roof I thought about look some up, but I really want something customisable. Printable ones require me to be able to print on cardboard. Also, they are not entirely customisable. I don't need the same size box for every single game.

I played around with a design where I can adjust the dimensions of the box to suit my needs. I have a general template where all of the cuts and folds are calculated based on the box dimensions I want. Whenever I need a new size, I just enter the dimensions in a spreadsheet and it tells me the measurements of each fold and cut.
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OK, everyone. Guess which game this die is from.
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That blank face is a killer
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Wickenheiser has decided to hang up her skates. So ends an illustrious career.

Hayley Wickenheiser says retirement not an easy decision
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/hayley-wickenheiser-retirement-decision-1.3936145

Hayley Wickenheiser has hung up her skates. Wickenheiser joined CBC Radio's Saskatchewan Weekend to talk about what's next for her in life after the game.
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You make it sound so terminal. She's only retiring from playing hockey professionally. I'm pretty sure she'll still have some involvement, no matter how small, in women's hockey.
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I've been building custom deck boxes for my games. I found that sometimes, the deck boxes that I buy at game stores sometimes are not the right size. Sometimes the deck boxes don't fit properly in the game box. Sometimes the cards or other parts I want to store in a deck box is not the standard size.

For the BattleCon game, I have 30+ characters. Characters have cards, the stand up and other chits. I want to store all of the parts for each character in their own separate box. It makes selecting a character easy as all of the components will be in a single box. Boss characters, except one, have extra large stand ups, so the box has to be a bit bigger. Also, the arena cards are extra large.

I have included photos of one of my boxes and how I built it and put it together. The photos show the measured lines, how I cut it and fold it to make the box. I use some glue on the large wrap around flaps on the front of the box and mostly tape to hold the box together. I know that I didn't make the most efficient use of materials as I throw out quite a bit of cardboard for each box. I did the design this way to make it easier to draw the lines and cut.

The other photos show all of the boxes that store cards and other components. I used mostly boxes I made, but I did use a few card containers for some other pieces. I colour code the characters according to flight/difficulty. The boxes for bosses and arenas are white. The images showed how I organised the boxes and how they all fit inside the game box. The last image shows that the game box almost closes completely. It bulges slightly due to the game board and instruction manual and other documents sitting on top of the character boxes.

Each box takes approximately half an hour to make. It took me a week to reorganise my BattleCon game. This game require me to make 35 boxes. I actually made 36 as I made an error on one box.
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+Gene Chiu
 it needs you to take anything into account that you want. You'll need the size of the box you want to get, not the number of cards you want to put in ;-)
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I've never had the misfortune of being bumped off a flight before, but I did have to miss a flight before.
 
The Math Behind Overbooking, or Why Airlines Sell More Tickets Than There Are Seats http://laughingsquid.com/why-airlines-sell-more-tickets-than-there-are-seats/ 
Nina Klietsch explains why airlines sell more tickets than there are seats on a plane in a TED-Ed lesson about the practice of overbooking. Although it sounds counterintuitive or even unethical, ai…
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I highly recommend you get Nova Prime launcher. Lots of cool features to customise your home screens. I use it to get rid of the dock and add more rows and columns for screen objects. You can also adjust widgets to make the best use of your home screen real estate.
 
Assuming that you don't have the Nova Launcher Prime app already... now's a great chance to snag it.
The premium feature unlocking app is on sale for just 99 cents at the US Google Play Store and at the lowest price tier for other regions.
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Back in the 90's, I played street hockey with a group of guys every Saturday, weather permitting. We got together this past Friday for a bit of a reunion game.
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As the winner of +Evren Ozan​'s contest, I'm next. I thought I'd post a picture of a game component from a game available in the US. I was tempted to post something from a super obscure game. Maybe next time. Anyway, guess where this die is from.
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+chance french We have a winner! Congratulations. You get to post the next clue.
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My interests are Science & technology, board games, card games (esp. Magic:  the Gathering), D&D, hockey, Canadian football, cats.
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Government adds 'insult to injury' as musicians denied microSD levy
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