Are sleeves really necessary?
At our club we sleeve the dashboards for longevity, but the cards have a PVC coating so you can technically use dry wipe pens on the cards themselves (as demonstrated in this Guerilla Miniatures Games review). Just be aware that if you use them like this they may become stained over time with repeated use because the coating isn’t strictly “dry wipe”.
Who or what is “Make Playing Cards”?
Make Playing Cards is a print-on-demand fulfilment service for small independent game designers like me to make their printed products available for sale on line. When you’re ready to buy some Dashlands cards, you’ll be taken to the Make Playing Cards website (makeplayingcards.com) to complete your transaction.
Who do I contact with questions about my order?
Dashlands cards are sold by Make Playing Cards. Your order confirmation and any subsequent customer service will come from them. I’ve used MPC many times for personal projects and always found their customer service to be excellent. That being said, if you have a problem with your order that MPC are not helping with, please let me know by contacting me on Facebook so I can look into it from my end.
When will I get my order?
Dashlands cards are printed on demand. With this in mind, US orders take 9-10 business days to arrive and UK orders take 14-15 business days. Printing and delivery time varies depending on your location and is made clear during checkout.
How much does delivery cost?
Delivery varies by country and the number of packs you want - shipping costs will be quoted during the checkout process. As of the 18th of October 2018, Standard delivery for one pack of Dashlands cards is $5.99 (about £4.60) to the US and UK (prices taken from the shipping calculator).
Why are there so many cards in a pack?
When we designed the cards my intention was always that players would create a “library” of vehicles, using a fine permanent marker pen to record the static values like name, sponsor, weapons, perks, max hull points and so on. Then, you would pick from these cards to build a team for a game of Gaslands, and use the dry wipe pens to note ammo, damage and hazards (just the stuff that changes in a game). Because of this, you get a lot of cards in a pack - basically enough that you can build a decent library to choose from each game!
However, it’s become apparent that some people prefer to use a dry wipe pen for everything, and re-use the whole card for a completely different vehicle next game, making the inclusion of 36 cards a bit odd - after all, it’s a rare game of Gaslands where you would control more than a few cars. I confess I would find this a bit fiddly - the fields are very small for writing with most dry wipe pens and you risk rubbing off a vehicles name, perks, weapons and so on whenever you handle the card, but to each their own. At least you will have extras for your friends!