Lovers of TCG are quite the weird bunch of the society until you become one of them. You will then come to realise the great ideas that come with the game. And most of them have several accessories that any serious lover will want to have as part of their collection.
As a serious collector, there are several things that you can’t miss in your collection. If you don’t have them, you can’t be considered a serious collector. Check out the list below to find out some of the TCG accessories you may be missing to enter you into the collector’s league.
Any card game lover will tell you how crucial sleeves are to the game. For those on the outside looking, sleeves look like creative accessories only. They are far from that, though, as much as their basic concept is that.
First of all, sleeves are crucial as they protect the cards from damage. Most cards, when they aren’t in sleeves, tend to get destroyed quite easily. The sleeves are also durable and don’t break easily – which means your cards are safer in them.
The other thing about the sleeves is that they can also come custom-made. These custom-made ones are designed the way you want, and you can design them how you like. The back of the sleeves is usually embedded with 3D pictures, and you decide what you want.
The next accessory that is quite crucial for any serious gamer is the playmat. These are more than the ordinary mats that are used to cover the table while you play. They are also used to protect the game’s items while you play.
For TCG players, the mats also give them a chance to set the tone for the game. And these mats come in different designs over the years, and much has changed. Today, you even get options for custom-made playmats for your game. When you roll out the game, even your friends are likely to take it more seriously with the mat also in place. With a custom mat, you can play into the mood and bring along different ideas to the fore.
Another accessory that any serious collector can’t fail to have is the deck boxes. This is where your cards will be generally stored, especially when you are going to a tournament. The boxes are the ones that ensure your cards get to your destination safely.
With deck boxes, there are several types from which you can choose. There are the plastic ones, the paper ones, and the lockers. Of the three of them, the paper boxes are by far the most popular for most collectors.
Paper deck box
One of the reasons these boxes are popular is because they are easily affordable to anyone. They also offer you a chance to pick out the one from the different variety of cards there. There are some significant drawbacks when it comes to these boxes, though.
First, the boxes aren’t durable since they are made of paper – as much as solid paper. Most sleeves also don’t fit in them, making it a bit of an inconvenience to the gamer. You also don’t get as much variety as the other boxes.
These are far stronger than the paper boxes; they aren’t as popular, though. Some of the reasons these boxes aren’t favored are that they don’t have enough space for plenty of cards. Once you have cards in sleeves, it can be a struggle for them to fit in.
The boxes are compact for many cards, which can destroy the cards when you try hard to make them fit. You are unlikely to get to tournaments with cards in excellent condition if you use plastic boxes.
The last type is the locker boxes, and they are the best of the lot. They also are the most expensive to get; you will need to make a substantial investment in them. They have a compartment for cards and even dice if you carry any.
The best of the bunch is that you can order these boxes. With different compartments, you can have other cards for different uses here at once. When you use these boxes, the space you get ensures that your cards will always get to their destination in one piece.
You get several accessories when you are a TCG collector, and these are just a few that you need to look at. They offer a variety of benefits that make the game even more exciting. You will also find it easy to transport your cards to various destinations.
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