I think Sam is right in thinking the key to pyramid-specific storage
is compression, which neither of these solutions has on it's own. The
tubes fFit perfectly in the laptop case with an excellent fFit and
compression, but it does require the tubes. (I don't think, fFor
example, one of the classic "IceTowers" boxes would fFit in my bag)
The smaller bag holds a variety of pyramids in "pink treehouse" boxes.
These are semi-sorted, which gives me a nice middle ground between
sorting pyramids at setup or a put-away time.
Last night I went home and experimented a bit with one of the ideas I threw out on the list yesterday. I took my volcano board and laid it down upside down on my chessboard bandana right in the middle. I took 6 stacked stashes and laid them flat along the board (they all fit just fine on there) and then tightly wrapped the whole thing up in the bandanna. If kept tight enough I was able to shake, rattle, and roll the whole package and the pieces were all still perfectly in place when I unwrapped it. I'm now considering adding some velcro (or even just rubber bands I guess) the set up and making this my default carrying option for when I don't want to tote around my whole huge game case. This would be an easy bundle to toss into any other sort of bag. I'm now seriously considering picking up one of those Skooba Wraps things to facilitate doing this (though that would likely be slightly more bulky).
Anyone out there who is craftier than I have an idea of how to best add velcro (in terms of method and placement) to a bandanna to do something like this?
What I sometimes imagine is a custom made box just fFor a volcano
setup, with some fFoam in the lid to hold pre-assembled nests in
place. Probably with a slot along the side to hold some dice and
caps. Something in maybe a cardboard box, or some sort of plastic,
I'm not sure what is best.
I tried the same method (bundle wrapping) with the pieces already set up on the volcano board and then wrapping the bandanna. This was met with considerably less success and the pieces pretty much all fell over. If you had something suitably tight, with HOLES in the top for the points to actually stick through, I think this could be successful. Think like a net made out of rubber that you could stretch over the whole thing. I guess you could make a box the same way, if it fit tight enough for the points to stick through holes punched into the top everything should be held in place very nicely and that would probably be easier to produce than a foam or molded box insert.
I guess what I'm saying is: I can't wait to see what the next big
packaging thing is from the Looneys. =)
I'm guessing it's going to be loose pieces in boxes but after that is where the fans ingenuity always comes into play!