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TOPIC: Dansco vs Lighthouse (Token Sheet Binders/Holders)

Dansco vs Lighthouse (Token Sheet Binders/Holders) 3 years 11 months ago #1

I am thinking of getting some new token binders.

Just curious what people think is better - Dansco vs Lighthouse?

In each case, what is the correct size/dimensions to get for tokens? (How many tokens per column/row?)

For Dansco, seems like 40 mm holds more tokens per page, but is a very tight fit. Some players prefer 41 mm or 42 mm because it is easier to get tokens out. Another option is American Silver Eagle size pages. Does that sound right?

And where are the best places (links) to buy them (both binders and pages/sheets)?

Thanks!


I did an exhaustive search through past discussions, and read through all of the following (these are in reverse chronological order:

Token Sheet Holders
truedungeon.com/forum?view=topic&catid=571&id=244536

A question for everyone who uses Dansco Binders
truedungeon.com/forum?view=topic&catid=5&id=243832

Solution to carry/organize tokens through TD?
truedungeon.com/forum?view=topic&catid=5&id=243712

In dungeon build holder, Dansco or other?
truedungeon.com/forum?view=topic&catid=5&id=242887

41 mm vs. 40 mm for Token Storage
truedungeon.com/forum?view=topic&catid=5&id=242011

Token Organizers
truedungeon.com/forum?view=topic&catid=5&id=228802

During-game token holder ideas?
truedungeon.com/forum?view=topic&catid=571&id=214562

Best Ways to Hold Tokens
truedungeon.com/forum?view=topic&catid=5&id=192672

Token Storage, Travel and During the Dungeon
truedungeon.com/forum?view=topic&catid=5&id=181483

Token transportation?
truedungeon.com/forum?view=topic&catid=5&id=173755

What pages for storing tokens do you like best?
truedungeon.com/forum?view=topic&catid=5&id=167914

Token Management
truedungeon.com/forum?view=topic&catid=5&id=153095

Organizing True Dungeon Tokens
truedungeon.com/forum?view=topic&catid=5&id=143174

Token storage
truedungeon.com/forum?view=topic&catid=5&id=126845

Best way to organize one's tokens
truedungeon.com/forum?view=topic&catid=5&id=67571

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Dansco vs Lighthouse (Token Sheet Binders/Holders) 3 years 11 months ago #2

I use Dansco Silver Eagle binders for my primary builds and my "Big Book of Healing and Gear." I like them very much.

My secondary builds go in a three ring binder using the sleeved sheets Kirk sells.
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Dansco vs Lighthouse (Token Sheet Binders/Holders) 3 years 11 months ago #3

The Dansco Binders seem reasonably priced at $9-$10 for the actual binder.

But is it really $5-$6 for every single page? It's not like X pages for $5-$6?

In contrast, the Lighthose Binders seem much pricier (anywhere from $25-$50ish). But the pages seem much more reasonably priced ($12 for a pack of 5).



So far I am looking at:

www.wizardcoinsupply.com

www.danscoalbumstore.com

www.lighthouse.us


Are there any other better sources (with better prices)?

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Dansco vs Lighthouse (Token Sheet Binders/Holders) 3 years 11 months ago #4

Look on Amazon.

Look for binders with the pages included.
D&D teaches all the important lessons in life - the low blow, the cheap shot, the back stab, the double cross. - Jerry Marsischky

Let them trap us. We have our swords. - Elric of Melnibone.

You try to get them to play the game, but all they want to do is play the rules. - Ardak Kumerian

I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend - Faramir

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Last edit: by Harlax.

Dansco vs Lighthouse (Token Sheet Binders/Holders) 3 years 11 months ago #5

I find both to be too bulky.

The Lighthouse pages are ~1/4 an inch thick, so you get like 6-8 pages per binder.

The Dansco ones are about the thickness of a token, but have form factors of like 4 or 6 tokens per page.

I use Kirk's interlocking sleeves which hold 15 tokens per page and are around as thick as the tokens.

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Dansco vs Lighthouse (Token Sheet Binders/Holders) 3 years 11 months ago #6

Matthew Hayward wrote: I find both to be too bulky.

The Lighthouse pages are ~1/4 an inch thick, so you get like 6-8 pages per binder.

The Dansco ones are about the thickness of a token, but have form factors of like 4 or 6 tokens per page.

I use Kirk's interlocking sleeves which hold 15 tokens per page and are around as thick as the tokens.


Dansco has 9 tokens per page and 41mm is perfect.
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Dansco vs Lighthouse (Token Sheet Binders/Holders) 3 years 11 months ago #7

Incognito,

The next time we have lunch I will bring samples of what i use to carry each of my builds in along with a sample of what I use for long term Token storage.
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Dansco vs Lighthouse (Token Sheet Binders/Holders) 3 years 11 months ago #8

I think TD Tavern is the best source of Lighthouse items, but perhaps I'm biased. TD Tavern also delivers at Origins or GenCon :)

If you want the actual Lighthouse binders to go with the sheets I could get some for you as well.
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Dansco vs Lighthouse (Token Sheet Binders/Holders) 3 years 11 months ago #9

I prefer Lighthouse sheets and generic (zipper closed) 3-Ring binders. Yes that means you have to have a hole punch and punch them yourself but I am equipped and qualified for that effort!

Remind me to show you Saturday (looking likely at this time).

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Dansco vs Lighthouse (Token Sheet Binders/Holders) 3 years 11 months ago #10

I keep my build in a Dansco binder, but I have made a cover that snaps closed and has windowed areas on the front and back. I keep tokens that I may be asked to show in the dungeon in the windowed pockets so that I don't have to open it while on a run. It has a removable strap as well, so I can carry it over my shoulder. The tokens I plan to keep, or to trade in the future, are in some cheap coin pages kept in a zip closed three ring binder. I am considering checking out the pages Kirk has with the aim of improving the binder.

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Dansco vs Lighthouse (Token Sheet Binders/Holders) 3 years 11 months ago #11

cdsmith wrote:

Matthew Hayward wrote: I find both to be too bulky.

The Lighthouse pages are ~1/4 an inch thick, so you get like 6-8 pages per binder.

The Dansco ones are about the thickness of a token, but have form factors of like 4 or 6 tokens per page.

I use Kirk's interlocking sleeves which hold 15 tokens per page and are around as thick as the tokens.


Dansco has 9 tokens per page and 41mm is perfect.



i've had great luck using the 40mm dansco pages and you can find those at 12/page. it is a bit tight getting tokens in and out, but still very manageable and worth the extra trouble to me to fit 3 more per page.

the binders can fit 6 pages iirc.

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Dansco vs Lighthouse (Token Sheet Binders/Holders) 3 years 11 months ago #12

Is there something out there that is shoulder strap ready? I play ranger/monk and the thought of carrying a binder at all times is not appealing. Like something that can be carried handsfree as i check my bag in AG before the run.

So far i'm still using the vinyl coin wallets purely for the reason i stuff them into a pocket during the run itself and grab them easily to show tokens during the run itself. I tried the Ultra Pro 2x2in coin pages, that was a mistake i learned during TDC.
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