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For print-&-play games, having a color printer is a must as it will be your primary workhorse. The printer is responsible for turning digital files into physical cards, rulebooks, playmats, and other game components.
After printing out the game components, use a corner cutter to round out sharp edges and give your game a more professional look. PnP Paradise highly recommends a Sunstar Kadomaru Pro for this task due to its unparalleled reliability, efficiency, and precision.
Since the games at PnP Paradise were created by many different game designers, you may stumble upon components that are not conveniently formatted for cutting.
This video shows how to use a FREE program (Inkscape) to edit the layout of card game files.
Card Sleeves can be used to protect your precious cards. A tip for quickly getting card games ready to play is to place a regular poker card into a card sleeve and use it as a hard back for your freshly cut-out game card.
If you are looking to slap a new theme on one of your favorite games, NanDeck is a program that you can use to create your own customized print and play version.
This video is the first part of a four-video tutorial series that shows you how to use NanDeck proficiently.
This video provides a step-by-step guide for crafting the print & play version of Dune: The Board Game.
(materials used in the video are listed below)