January wasn’t a crazy month for PnP crafting for me. However, I did get a few things done:
Count of Nine Estates
Labyrinth Runner (low ink)
King of the Gauntlet (final contest version)
Count of Nine Eatstes was my ‘big project’ for the month. I quite like the original Count of Nine design. I think it does a really good job being a ‘Euro’ style game with nine cards and no other components. However, only nine cards made gameplay repetitive. I am curious to see how the expanded version game plays.
I normally order Amazon basic laminating pouches but they were out of stock so I ordered some Nuova ones. I made Palatial and Labyrinth Runner to see if there was any difference between the brands. (I also wore out my last set of Labyrinth Runner cards)
Despite both heing 3 millimeter pouches, I feel like Nuova’s pouches feel a little thinner, making the cards feel more bendy. I still don’t know if they could handle a riffle shuffle but I would be reluctant to do that with double-layered modge podged cards.
Honestly, I use a black-and-white printer, copy paper, and a laminator to make my print-and-play projects. I make cheap, disposable copies. I get a good return for my material cost investment There isn’t a meaningful or particularly functional difference between the two laminating pouches.
Oh, and I made King of the Gauntlet just because I had printed and cut it months ago lol