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Useful Scroll Case/Consumable Roll-up 6 months 2 days ago #1

I had this idea about having a clear pocketed roll-up piece of fabric that would take up less space in a bag yet still make consumables rapidly accessible in the dungeon. I really wanted a nifty looking "scroll case" to serve as a real life holder of scrolls and represent a reminder of the Greater Arcane Scroll Tube's added damage/healing.

Unfortunately I have not the equipment, supplies, or skill to make such a thing according to the specs I dreamed up in my head, so I went in search of the next best thing; namely, does such a thing already exist but is used for something else.

After a week's worth of searching and estimating and cost comparisons, I settled upon ordering this.

I received it today, and it works as I imagined it would. I'm using the top small pouches for "emergency" tokens that remove statuses, while the other pouches are loaded with decent damage spells, organized by type of damage. It unrolls in a second, is quite sturdy, and is more efficient in using bag space since it can be slid into a bag upright, using more vertical space that otherwise goes to waste.

There are a variety of brands out there, and I imagine if one were to go searching through department stores they could find something of similar style available. The one linked above, when loaded, is about 9 inches in length, just under 10 inches in circumference. It's also pretty light despite the rugged material used. I sliced open the top with an Xacto knife to remove the hanger bit, but otherwise it works straight out of the package.

Of course the big question, "How many tokens can it hold?" Well, the more you stuff into the pockets, the bigger the roll becomes until it won't really roll up very well, but I'll give you some numbers so that it rolls up into the dimensions I described.

Three small pouches at top:
Can hold 6 without straining anything, 4 to lay virtually flat. You could probably stuff up to eight per pouch if you really wanted to but I wouldn't recommend it. Hence it seemed to me to put contingent scrolls like Mind Blank or Stone to Flesh up there.

Four medium pouches in middle:
Can hold 10 fairly comfortably, 8 to lay virtually flat. I wouldn't go over 15 in these.

One large pouch at bottom:
This pouch is huge, holds 40 tokens for a decent roll up size, and could probably hold 80 tokens no problem. It might not roll up very well with 80 tokens, but if you had a ton of healing or damage scrolls this seems the ideal place to put them.

The zippers go all the way across instead of individually, so fat fingers might have a little trouble with the small pouches depending on how many tokens they put in them. More tokens = harder to remove from the small pouches. The others are all super easy retrieval.

My gripes:
The zipper pulls are a bit thin for my taste and could use something attached to them to make them a little easier to get a hold of quickly, or possibly be replaced entirely. The zipper itself seems good quality, just the pulls attached feel small and thin and I worry they might break if handled to roughly. The velcro closure strap could stand to be a little longer to accommodate a larger roll, but considering this is meant to hold jewelry more than TD tokens it's understandable.

If you have a backpack and could handle a roll that is 12 to 15 inches in length, they make other similar products with more pockets. I could easily imagine using one as the "Coaching Room Equipment Roll" that you can just roll out, let the coaches see everything with easy access, and then roll it up and throw it in the backup. I might consider doing that for the future, but for now I'm content with my cheap plastic coin wallets and the awesome bag that Sharkley sold to me.

TL, DR:
Token roll up holds a lot of tokens, rolls up into a compact space, and lets you organize consumables in a way that allows nearly instant access without having to dig through binders or baggies. Thumbs up. :cheer:
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Useful Scroll Case/Consumable Roll-up 6 months 2 days ago #2

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Nice review. I like how we can find alternative geek uses for products - for example, my game bag (when I bring games somewhere) is actually a bag for carrying bongoes.
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Useful Scroll Case/Consumable Roll-up 6 months 1 day ago #3

I use one of these for my consumables. Each compartment is just about exactly the right size to lay a token flat face-up, and they'll stack ten-deep. You can squeeze an eleventh on the stack, but then there's just enough of a space between the dividers and the lid to start allowing tokens to slide to other compartments. You can also slide one in vertically next to the stack, and a few in the front compartments as well. Fully loaded it'll hold about 180 tokens.

There's also a smaller version with only eight compartments. They're too small to lay a token flat, and the box is just barely too short to put a token fully vertical in them, but you can get seven tokens in a compartment with enough of an angle to close the lid, and be able to read the front token. A full load is 64 tokens.
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Useful Scroll Case/Consumable Roll-up 6 months 1 day ago #4

Yeah, I had considered the Plano style boxes, but find them too bulky for my taste, and I don't like the feel of hard plastic jabbing into my back or side. My TD bags are small so as to take up less space and hang over the shoulder, acting more like small messenger bags. Roll up cloth seemed a softer, less bulky choice.

Had I mad crafting skilz, I'd be making my own and offering them to the TD community. :)
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Useful Scroll Case/Consumable Roll-up 6 months 1 day ago #5

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Could you roll up a Binia sash?
Have you looked it up in the TDb?
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Useful Scroll Case/Consumable Roll-up 6 months 1 day ago #6

I don't know what that is, but sure! :laugh:
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Useful Scroll Case/Consumable Roll-up 6 months 1 day ago #7

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Forumite Binia makes bandolier-like sashes that hold tokens. They are made of cloth and clear vinyl and I imagine they would roll rather easily. I have no idea if she does custom work, but there's no harm in asking. PM her and find out.
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