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Custom Art Card Sleeves for Magic the Gathering etc

Do you play Magic the Gathering or other collectable card games with precious cards you need to keep safe? Tired of boring, plain card protectors that are weak and fall apart when used? How about a strong, custom card protector customised with your own artwork?

If this sounds appealing to you then you need to back this Kickstarter Project created by my good friend George (a fellow gamer at my University’s Wargames & Roles Play (WARP) Society).

Protect your cards, and look good while you do it! Tough, durable card sleeves with the art of your choice on the back!

A lot of gamers like to use card protectors to prevent the cards getting sticky, marked or damaged when they play. Some collectable cards, such as Magic the Gathering Cards, can be valuable to! Card sleeves are a small investment that keep cards pristine, extending their life and protecting their value.

This Kickstarter campaign offers some rare Magic The Gathering cards as incentives so take a look. There’s also the target of producing handmade leather and chainmaille dice bags once the £3000 goal is reached. Currently the sleeves are sized for MtG cards but if it succeeds Penniwhistle Games would like to make different sizes available, such as those for Yu-Gi-Oh cards, but he need to get the wheels rolling and kick-start his business first!

This is a cool project so go show your support and get your own custom art card sleeves!


Chore Wars – Keeping Gamers Clean since 2007

chorewarsI’m certain there is a slew of people out there who have made New Year resolutions to be cleaner and tidier, but, lets face it, would much rather be playing games.  Well help is at hand because with Chore Wars you can do BOTH!

Chore Wars is designed so that you and your household can complete with each others to do adventures (such as dusting, hoovering and emptying the bins) and earn Experience Points for completing them.  I’ve been using it for over a year and I love it.  It’s about the only thing that will make me wash my dishes.  You see I’m a role-play gamer and the idea of earning more XP will spur me on to do almost anything.  I’m certainly not a domestic Goddess, but slowly but surely I’m gaining levels and one day all I’ll have to do is look at those chores and they’ll roll over in suplication.  Oh yes.

Oust the stereotype of Gamers being dirty and smelly.  Soon they shall be known as being clean, tidy and exceptionally well-groomed.


Surfacescapes – Surface table-top Role-playing

Right now the Surfacescapes project is creating a prototype for playing tabletop role-playing games (RPGs) on the Microsoft Surface Table.  And they’re starting with D&D.  They released a demo (shown above) on Vimeo on Oct 18th 2009.  It’s generated quite a buzz.  Is there a geek alive that doesn’t want to play with this puppy?  This is a real big boy’s toy, a DM’s wet dream.  Or is it?