Looney Labs Fluxx Mailing list Archive

Re: [Fluxx] Zombie's double-wide box?

  • From"Elliott C. Evans" <eeyore@xxxxxxxx>
  • DateWed, 10 Oct 2007 07:41:08 -0700 (PDT)
Chris Kice wrote:
> I personally hate these types of boxes, but completely understand
> it's done.  (It's the same reason why computer and console games
> are one disc in a giant package.  I remember when they used to
> sell CDs the same way. Man, I'm old...)

Ironically, the CD "long box" was intended to *reduce* waste by
enabling record stores (as we used to call them =^) to re-use
their existing LP-depth bins to display CDs. (First kid to ask
what an LP is should get off my lawn.)

> If you really want to slim the box down, don't forget about ee0r's tuckboxes
> (http://www.ee0r.com/boxes/index.html) and the wonderful automatic box
> generator (http://www.cpforbes.net/tuckbox/tuckbox.cgi).  All of my card
> games are distilled down to these types of boxes for easy transportation.
> If you import the PDF templates into an image editing program, you can add
> all the fancy custom artwork you want before you print them out.

Myself, I mostly just print my fancy artwork on the back of the
template, and fold the box up with the template part inside, so
the lines and all are hidden.

Elliott C. "Eeyore" Evans