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Iskander
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« on: January 28, 2006, 03:12:44 PM »

Hello, Joshua.

I was happy to pick up UtB at Dreamation (and meet you there), but sad when I removed the shrinkwrap and the cards were loose. So I made a box out of cardstock. I have the PDF still, if anyone else is interested in a bit of craft-knife and glue action.

Ciao,
Alexander <unrelated> Newman
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Nathan P.
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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2006, 07:06:00 PM »

Hawt.

Can you post a link?
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Iskander
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2006, 08:43:27 PM »

Surely. No idea why I didn't in the first place.
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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2006, 09:33:35 PM »

That is awesome.

Thanks.

I can take UtB out of that freaking tin it is currently in.
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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2006, 06:52:10 PM »

Done and done.

That, that looks nice. Way nice. Mad props to Alexander.
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Joshua A.C. Newman
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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2006, 07:23:33 PM »

Alexander! That's awesome!

If you'd like, I can send you a vector image of the logo so you can print a cleaner image.

So cool. I'm stickying this thread.
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Iskander
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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2006, 08:22:07 PM »

Sure, send it over (it's AJN at AJNewman dot net). The .png comes out OK on an inkjet, but a vector graphic would come out cleaner all round.

The tabs on the side of the box need tweaking (and I need to go get some glue), but the proportions work. Glad you like it!
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« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2006, 05:55:22 PM »

AP Report:

The box looks nice, and all the cards and booklet fit in just about perfectly.

I made an arbitrary decision about which short end to glue closed, but looking at it again I don't think it matters.

Suggestions for the next revision: Choose one short end to be closed and the other to be open. Put a "glue here" note on tabs on the closed end. On the other, put a semicircular thumbnotch so its easier to open, and cut the short flaps at an angle so they don't get in the way of the long ones.

Rockin'.
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Iskander
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« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2006, 06:35:35 PM »

Ooh. The thumbnotch. I knew I'd forgotten something. And you're right. The flaps are too long.

Must get glue.
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Lisa Provost
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« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2006, 07:48:42 PM »

Thanks for the pattern!  I made the box and it came out great.

Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut... The cards don't fit.  They are wider than the box.  And I swear, I swear on my dice that I folded the box right on the lines.  By chance, do I have a different version of the game?  Meaning, were there different sized cards made?
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« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2006, 08:56:30 PM »

Lisa:  You might check your printing parameters in PDF.  Often the PDF program will scale a page to fit your printer ... in my case, it generally scales down to 94% of the original, unless I tell it specifically not to do so.
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« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2006, 11:17:21 PM »

So far, all Under the Bed games have been the same size. Next revision will be a different size, but for now, it's probably Acrobat scaling your PDF as Tony said.
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the glyphpress's games are Shock: Social Science Fiction and Under the Bed.

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Lisa Provost
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« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2006, 04:23:14 PM »

Lisa:  You might check your printing parameters in PDF.  Often the PDF program will scale a page to fit your printer ... in my case, it generally scales down to 94% of the original, unless I tell it specifically not to do so.

*smacks myself in the forehead* I knew that.  I really, really did. 

Yup it fits now.  I too glued one end of the box and cut the edges in a bit so that it's easier to grab the tab to fold out and slide the cards out. 

It looks great!  Thanks for the link.
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Iskander
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« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2006, 03:57:17 PM »

So, Illustrator had a brainfart and killed my master for the box, which is an opportunity for an easier-to-glue and smarter box design that will be forthcoming, not a reason to curse roundly at the craptitude of certain software. A new box (with colour logo) will be coming soon, for values of soon that take full account of my indolence.
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Iskander
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« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2006, 09:57:10 AM »

Fear my obsessions!

A new box design is available

This is actually a lot easier than it looks to construct, sturdier, and generally much cooler. So if you're in the mood for a 20 minute easy-peasy papercraft project, the Under the bed box experience is for you.

Enjoy!

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