In this video, I'll show you how to build large boxes for your print and play games in a few different ways. These all give you a robust, attractive box that will safely store larger components such as large boards or multiple decks of cards, and be easy to pick out on your game shelf.
In this tip video, I show you how you can modify a standard cheap mount board/mat cutter to cut a V-groove precisely along a line you've marked on a piece of thick card. This is especially useful for building sturdy boxes out of thick card like greyboard!
In this video, I'll show you how to make small boxes for your print and play games in a few different ways. These boxes are suitable for a deck or two of cards, or collections of small tiles or similar; the next video will cover the creation of larger, sturdier boxes for games with a board or more components.
In this video, I'll show you how to make tokens for your print and play board games in a few different ways. This time, without a die-cutting machine!
In this video, I'll show you how to construct a jig to perfectly align tokens in your die-cutting machine every time, and then how to lay out a printing template in Inkscape and calibrate it.
This first part of the tutorial covers the construction of the jig:
The second part, covering the calibration of the template, will be coming soon.
(Unfortunately, there's a possibility that even if you buy exactly the same cutting die as I have, the blades may not be embedded in the carrier in exactly the same position, and it's inevitable that your jig will be slightly different from mine... so there's no point me sharing the templates I've already laid out.)
In this tutorial, I'll teach you how to make Print & Play playing cards. I'll cover three methods, including an easy an cheap option that anyone can do with a minimum of effort and time; a moderate option that produces pretty decent cards with a couple of costs, and a high-effort option that gives you superb cards that are almost mistakable for commercially-printed ones.
In this tip video, I explain how to use a rotary cutter and give a few hints to do the best job. Rotary cutters are harder to get to grips with than knives or scissors, but they make the best cuts once you've got the hang of them.
In this tips video, I explain how to pick a good ruler for making cuts with a knife or a rotary cutter, and give a couple of bits of guidance about how to use it.