Can you make your own Colorforms? I need to assess some different ways of affixing small things onto large things and then easily removing them.
I'm prototyping a board game in which you acquire properties and then make improvements to those properties. Some of the improvements are quite specific. The properties are represented by oversized cards with blank spaces that can receive the improvements. I would like to be able to move these cards about, which precludes the most obvious solution of simply setting tokens atop the cards. Other approaches might include:
% Printing the cards on heavy cardstock/cardboard and putting sliders on the edges. Sliders are good if you want to measure discrete changes along a continuum, but in my case I think there are more options than you could comfortably fit around a card's perimeter.
% Putting the cards inside a transparent dry erase sleeve. This is probably the economical solution, but I find it somewhat inelegant. In my experience, people want to interact with pens as little as possible when playing a game.
% Printing everything on sticker paper and affixing it to, in the case of the cards, some cheap metallic surface or, in the case of the improvements, little disc magnets. I question my ability to find these metal backings (need to be of uniform size, no sharp corners, capable of being "shuffled" in one way or another).
% Colorforms or other static-cling process. With these, however, I don't see any way to avoid going to a vinyl shop and having them do the printing, which would be ridiculously expensive
because it's such a small batch. (I suppose $50 for a one-color 13"x13" sheet isn't so bad, assuming everything fits on a piece that small and can all be of the same color, but I'd like a DIY-ier solution.) I suppose I could buy existing generic static-cling bits and repurpose them, but I can't think of anything like that of the appropriate, smaller-than-a-quarter size, or that would provide a solid color field that I could cut up and draw on. Is there some cheap static cling product out there I could repurpose?
Hive mind, have you got anything for me?