You see, friends and neighbors, I have a problem. I'm having a love affair with Sterilite.
When it comes to my gaming supplies, organization has become more and more important to me, particularly when heading out on the convention circuit. If I can't get what I need from Point A to Game B and back to Hotel Room C, I have a definite problem! This idea has even spawned whole threads on rpg.net as gamers try to keep their goods sorted and close at hand. And, it's been Sterilite containers (and their ilk) that have kept me running efficiently. Really, it's become a little bit of an obsession...
So, I figured it's come time to take a look at how I've been doing it!
|The Minis carrier!|
Once 4e came out, my minis collection had been growing almost exponentially. So, when finding somewhere to put the little guys, I figured that I'd need something large, with a lot of small compartments to hold the minis relatively in place. This Plano tackle box has been holding my minis ever since. And, at $25, it wasn't unreasonable in terms of price, either. Definitely better than the Games Workshop army carriers, which retail between $60 and $100!
|Minis carrier, expanded.|
|Dungeon Tiles and More!|
|Organizing SunnyVale Acres!|
|Art tubes make map carrying easy!|
And, finally, one of the best ones I've come across. I can't even take credit for it, though--this one was all L-train's idea! When heading out for AnCon last year, he needed a way to carry large, printed map for his "d20 Zombies" scenarios. So, he headed out for the local Hobby Lobby and picked up one of these: an art tube! For $14, the price is spectacular, and it easily fits two Chessex battle-mats. Plus, you can sling it over your shoulder, which keeps your hands free for carrying other supplies and opening doors.
With the 2011 con season rapidly approaching, I'm hoping that this Christmas brings some additional Sterilite for all the new gaming acquisitions! After all, all the minis, tiles, and accessories in the world won't mean much unless I can get them where they need to be!