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Superior Pod boxes with mini-rulebook?

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dabuel
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Hi!
I've designed a card game comprising of approximately 100 cards. I checked superior pods homepage and I found some info about printing the cards and getting them stuffed into a box. They also mentioned a "mini rulebook" that could be put into the box. Unfortunately, I cannot find any info about this on their homepage.
Anyone here knows anything about this? How long can this mini rulebook be? Does that mean that one have to reduce the number of cards to fit in the box?
I am also really interested to hear if anyone have used Superior Pod to publish their games and what they thought about it.
Thanks very much!
/Dab

dobnarr
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Here's a page with some specifications:
http://www.superiorpod.com/index.php?main_page=page&id=1

If this is right, the book is the size of the cards (2.5"x3.5"), and the minimum length is 32 pages. Not sure if that's 32 sides or 32 paper pages (64 sides). Either way, 16 or 32 sheets of paper is going to take up a good chunk of space in the box, I'd think, and a book that small seems like it might be a little hard to read. But I've never seen what it actually looks like.

I looked around the site for some more info, but I couldn't find any of the templates for the rule books.

bonsaigames
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How long is your rulebook?

Superior PoD prints our Infinite Power ECG. Both the starter box and the expansion decks.
The starter has 2 decks of 60 cards each, plus 24 game function cards, winks, a d8, and a 12(?) page rulebook in a shrink wrapped 9"x9"x1" tuck box with a foam insert.
The expansion decks are 60 card decks with a bag of winks in a shrink wrapped tuck box.

Pros:
- The quality of both the cards and the packaging is great comparatively.
- The staff is eager to help and can really hustle if you're up against a tight deadline.
- They will go the extra mile to make sure your end product looks good.
- Their prices are good enough to resell to retail and they offer their Adventure Game Source service as both an online store and a window to retailers.
- They provide you with templates for everything and give you options when quoting a project.

Cons:
- I've had some communications issues with them, like not returning phone calls or emails in less then 24 hours during the week. Rarely I've had to wait as long as a week to hear back, but that is the exception and not the rule.
- I sent the same PDF file to Superior, Lightsource, and Createspace for PoD book printing and their book was considerably darker than the other printers so be careful with color saturation on black & white prints.

Take all of this with a grain of salt because these are only my observations and as always YMMV.

Hope that helps,

Levi Mote
www.bonsaigames.net

dabuel
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Thanks for the info! My rules

Thanks for the info!
My rules are short and would probably fit on a "Folded instruction sheet". I have not been as lucky as you with the communication with SPOD. Three emails, but no answer in 2 weeks or so...
Cheers!

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dabuel wrote:Thanks for the

dabuel wrote:
Thanks for the info!
My rules are short and would probably fit on a "Folded instruction sheet". I have not been as lucky as you with the communication with SPOD. Three emails, but no answer in 2 weeks or so...
Cheers!

If you email info@superiorpod.com you will have replies to your email within one business day. The customer service staff monitors that email address.

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