A while back, I backed a project on Kickstarter called The GameMaster’s Apprentice. In short, this is a deck of 60 cards with print on both sides that helps create random events, npc’s and stuff like that. Seeing as I’m currently running a D&D 5e campaign for the first time, I felt like this would be a useful tool.
Unfortunately, the cards did not come with a box to keep them organized.
This has been kind of a problem for me, since I just kind of left them on my desk, as I do with a lot of stuff.
I didn’t want to just salvage an old card box from some deck of cards, though.
I decided to make my own box for the cards, to make it my own.
A few pieces of cardboard and half a roll of off-brand duct tape later, I was done.
I lined the inside of the box with the non-sticky side of the duct tape. It isn’t perfect – the cards don’t slide off that surface as smoothly as I’d like, but it’ll do. The biggest challenge was creating a mechanism for the box to close properly, to keep any cards from falling out. After cannibalizing a few ziploc bags and realizing that that didn’t work once you cut the bag open (which was a pity, because I could’ve made a neat closing mechanism that way), I decided on just going with more duct tape. Hey, it really DOES fix everything!
The closing mechanism isn’t perfect (like the lining of the box), but so far it seems to work as intended!