With the new Dungeon Command set coming out this week, I thought I’d write a short article on how I fit three Dungeon Command sets into one Dungeon Command box. Fair warning, however: some of my suggestions will have the purists among you gnashing your teeth and setting your computers on fire, but for the pragmatists, these techniques will work quite well.
So let’s get something out of the way first. If you’re the type of person who has to keep your gaming stuff in the same condition that you bought it in, this article is not for you. Because the first thing I’m going to tell you to do is throw away that huge plastic insert. Go ahead. All it’s doing is taking up a bunch of space that we can use for other things. Besides, you bought it to use, not let sit on a shelf, didn’t you? So let’s use that box to its fullest potential.
Once that bulky insert is gone, you’ll see we have a lot more room to work with. The dungeon tiles and commander cards go on the right hand side of the box. You can just stack them up.
Ok, so now you’re going to need to do a little papercraft. Well, cardboard-craft, I guess. You’ll need something the thickness of a cereal box. Make a tray just wide enough for the cards. Now, you’ll notice that the cards are too tall for the box. That’s fine, and it’s the reason I can only fit three sets in a box. You just let the cards lean back a bit until the lid closes.
If you’re wondering what I’m using there for HP counters, you can check out the Dungeon Command Accessories article.
When I was first brainstorming the best way to organize my Dungeon Command boxes, I would put the minis on top of the dungeon tiles. However, moving them off the top of the tiles got old and tedious quickly. I decided they needed their own dedicated tray. Easy enough with a little more cardboard. Make sure the tray is fairly shallow, and that you have a way to grab it. I just used some packing tape to make “handles.” Nothing fancy.
And that’s about it. Get rid of that huge plastic insert, make a card tray, and a mini tray, and you can easily fit three sets of Dungeon Command into one box!