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#45833
Book storage for transport. 2 Years, 6 Months ago  
Hi Folks,
I am probably not alone in having to travel to differing location to play.
Thus, I am often forced to transport my books and over the years despite being careful and having a specific bag for my RPG books, several have gotten worn or damaged.

So what do you use to carry/store your books when travelling to a gaming location?

I have just got the pathfinder core rulebook which is a monster of 500 odd pages, and weighs a tonne. Worried that its going to get damaged quickly, given its weight.

Was looking at a 9litre "really useful" box, but I think its just a fraction too small, unless someone can confrim from experience.

So interested in what you have found works best for you, in the hope it might guide me to a suitable solution.

Thanks in advance.
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#45838
Re:Book storage for transport. 2 Years, 6 Months ago  
Typically when I travel to play I will bring the core rulebook and if I am running a module I will bring the hard copy. However, the rest of my library is stored in pdf format on my ipad 3. Now with paizo's lite versions of everything this works great. The downside is that I am a bit paranoid about passing my ipad around the table for others to look things up on, however, it doesn't seem to bother them to ask constantly to use it even with fine layers of Cheetos dust on their fingers.
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#45841
Re:Book storage for transport. 2 Years, 6 Months ago  
I quit carrying books around when I got my iPad. Go get some kind of tablet. I am very happy with the new lite PDF format Paizo has. You can get a lot of different game systems pdfs at Drive Thru RPG, some are even free. There are plenty of good tablets out there at various price points. Find one to fit your budget and join the revolution!
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#45843
Re:Book storage for transport. 2 Years, 6 Months ago  
A rigid carrier -- a box -- will do the most to minimize wear and tear on books. The firmer the construction, the better. Some book bags have structural inserts to help one or more pockets maintain a rectangular shape.

But I've found over the years that the book in the middle gets beat up the least. Sandwich the book you want to preserve between two books of similar profile (same height and width, but not necessarily thickness) and that will do a lot to keep it looking new. Try to fill -- but not overstuff -- the book bag (pocket) to keep the contents from shifting around too much, which also damages books.
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Re:Book storage for transport. 2 Years, 6 Months ago  
Of course if you want to go old school, something like this may work.

www.target.com/p/SOLO-Leather-Look-Rolling-Catalog-Case-K74-4-Black/-/A-589206
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