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Codex Binders, not binding?


#1

If, in a perfect world, after sometime, the whole world will know of Codex game, and there is tournament scene everywhere and it’s a thing, and everybody is an expert in Codex…,

Do you still need Codex Binders? I mean, it helps a beginner a lot by properly arranging their cards. But if you’re a veteran, I think you don’t need to see all your cards. I think you can just put your cards in a deck box. And if there will be a tournament scene, are binders required? I mean the binders could take space if there are a lot of players.

I could imagine going to a tournament scene, bringing just 1 deckbox, without a binder. In it are cards for your 3 specs, tokens, dice, and maybe a paper board layout.


#2

To me, it is slower to flip through a deck of 72 cards than to flip to the right page and pull them out. I also prefer packing them up in a binder to clean up a game.

I think a binder speeds up play during a game, if only marginally. Binder is slower to clean up after the game is complete, but I think on balance the binder is better overall.

Also, it is possible to store everything except dice inside the binder, including the paper board layouts and tokens. A binder and a dice bag would be relatively little space.


#3

Binders are a) cool b) time saving and c) helpful in making ppl interested in the game imo.


#4

I wouldn’t be surprised to see people run binderless at tournaments. I’ve seen some people play this way during testing, might have been @mallorean_thug, but lack of official binders might have been a factor there.

As long as you know all your cards really well and since it’s a tournament I’m assuming you do and you have your stack of cards sorted neatly I can definitely see people preferring playing this way at tournaments. There will probably be some that will prefer the binders though.


#5

Binders are an important part of the visual identity of Codex. It’s the name of the game !
Kinda unique to use a binder during a card-game, isn’t it ?

IMO having a binder greatly improves the experience of a game as (contrary to other deckbuilding games such as Yu-Gi-Oh ! and Pokemon TCG) every card in Codex has a gold cost, and it’s quite difficult to remember all gold costs even for a good player ( I often ask my opponent how much cost his ultimates during a game before playing Reputable Newsman).

What is more, having a binder greatly helps in counting cards (especially tokens) at the end of a game to be sure no card dropped under the table.

Codex is cool, codex with codices is even greater !


#6

I could probably tell you the gold cost of any card without looking it up.
It’s possible I have an unnatural memory though.