Thursday, February 16, 2012

V3 Mini-Book Spiralbound


I took the V3 small rulebook to FedEx/Kinkos this weekend. This was after listening to the WWPD podcast and Luke's V3 mini-book falling apart on the air and the thread on the FOW board about pages falling out on the first day.

I had the front and back covers laminated. The lamination is 5mm. Ask the Tech to see if you prefer 5mm or 10mm (thicker). I wanted 10mm, but they were out. I liked the way the 5mm worked out.

The spiral binding is plastic; apparently metal spiral binding wasn't an option at this FedEx/Kinkos.

Finally, I had the V3 Quick Ref printed front/back to cardstock and laminated.

Total cost was $14, with the bulk of the cost coming from the color copy of the Quick Reference Sheet and laminating the front and back covers and the Quick Ref sheet.

Well worth it. Even though your V3 book isn't showing signs of pages falling out, don't take the chance.

A fellow on the boards suggested pulling the mission section out and laminating and binding them separately. A good suggestion. I'm not sure I would do it, but since the missions are going to be looked at for every game, it might reduce the wear and tear on the entire book.

Anywho...I wanted to share the pics and encourage people to spiral bind the V3 mini-book before the pages fall out.






  1. Right idea!! Best $14 you will spend outside of the Vegas Strip!

  2. I took mine to a local copy shop, and they did a horrible job. They used a different type of spiral material, and mis-punched some of the holes. My pages are all over the place, hanging out of the book. :(

  3. Very nice.
    Definitely the way to go.

    My poor lil' rulebook has already traveled up and down the length of NYC on the subway, been out to Long Island, and fallen off the bed when I fell asleep reading it a couple of times.
    That was in the first three days.

    Luvs my lil' bookie..It deserved the Staples treatment.