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    Using Card Sleeves on your Summoner Wars cards is a very good idea for a number of reasons:

    - You push your cards around the play field throughout the game, causing potential wear on unprotected cards over extended play.

    - Your opponent will handle some of your cards in a game of Summoner Wars. Though it is common politeness to clean your hands before playing a game that is going to have you handling other people's stuff, human skin produces oil naturally and a plastic protector keeps your cards from absorbing those oils.

    - When 2 Players both want to play the same faction it is easier to separate out whose cards are whose at the end of the game when the decks are both sleeved with differing sleeves.

    - When playing a 4 player game, if teammates are both playing the same faction, it is easier to keep track of whose cards are whose throughout the game.

    The good news is that there are an abundance of card sleeves out there that are a perfect fit for Summoner Wars. The card sleeves you want to look for when shopping for Summoner Wars sleeves are Japanese-sized card sleeves, or more maybe more commonly known as card sleeves designed to fit YuGiOh cards.

    If anyone knows of any good online sources for these sleeve sizes that offers good prices and service, please feel free to share. I found several places after a quick Google search, but haven't had any interaction with these places in order to recommend them. Your local game store might also be a good place to find these sleeves.

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    I've never used this retailer before, but they are well known and my brief research on card sleeves tells me that they have a good selection at good prices:

    http://www.trollandtoad.com/Yu-Gi-Oh...4736p1n10.html
    Last edited by Truth; 11-03-2009 at 01:24 PM.

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    I've ordered Japanese sleeves from Troll & Toad before. They were reasonably priced, and they were delivered quickly.

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    The other benefit to using sleezes is that you can buy the ones that are only clear on the card front side, which will mask those pesky mercenaries from your opponent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onacara View Post
    The other benefit to using sleezes is that you can buy the ones that are only clear on the card front side, which will mask those pesky mercenaries from your opponent.
    Actually, that's the question I had about sleeves. Is it "okay" to hide mercs or do they need a seperate sleeve color?

    ~Aldin, cheesily

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    You want the ones that are only clear on the front-side so that you have a different back than an opponent who may be playing the same faction. That way separating out your cards at the end of the game will be easier.

    I'm going to allow hiding mercs in card sleeves. If I didn't, players would be forced to buy two different sleeve packs just to get a variant back, and that is no good. I'll have to remember to mention this in the first FAQ.

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    Question from a somebody who doesn't play a lot of CCGs: Can you still shuffle the cards when they're in sleeves? Being able to physically shuffle a deck of cards is just wayyyyy more satisfying than smearing them around in piles, or whatever other degrading means of randomizing you'd have to do...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ace Histoli View Post
    Question from a somebody who doesn't play a lot of CCGs: Can you still shuffle the cards when they're in sleeves? Being able to physically shuffle a deck of cards is just wayyyyy more satisfying than smearing them around in piles, or whatever other degrading means of randomizing you'd have to do...
    Yes, you can still shuffle them in card sleeves...

    Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by tfelts View Post
    Yes, you can still shuffle them in card sleeves...

    Tim
    You can't do a riffle shuffle, but you can take half the deck and kind of "push" it into the other half. Do this several times and it is shuffled. It works well for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ace Histoli View Post
    Question from a somebody who doesn't play a lot of CCGs: Can you still shuffle the cards when they're in sleeves? Being able to physically shuffle a deck of cards is just wayyyyy more satisfying than smearing them around in piles, or whatever other degrading means of randomizing you'd have to do...
    Since the sleeves are slick they actually slide together very nicely if you split the deck and then push the 2 half decks into each other.

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