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Honest question - why are you writing out instructions for your box?

Shouldn't the same rules/instructions apply equally to all boxes (meaning, the rules/instructions from Chaoswolf)?

 

 

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Question for the participants:  is it preferred to have an inventory book included with the box?  Or are you ambivalent?

 

For those who like the book, how does it improve your experience of going the box?

 

As a box starter, I'm curious.  My box is going to be pack to the brim (I actually have enough left overs/odd and ends for two boxes), so it's going to be a bit of work to sort out and write everything down.  I don't mind the effort, but I don't recall anyone mentioning really discussing this before.

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I like to look through it and see who had the box in the past.  Since a lot of stuff is loose and unlabeled it's also a chance to identify what you pulled out.  Sometimes people write funny things or doodles, which are enjoyable, too. 

 

I don't know if you need to identify absolutely everything at the start, but things taken and added ought to get recorded.  I use it as a gauge of what people are interested in. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Clearman said:

Question for the participants:  is it preferred to have an inventory book included with the box?  Or are you ambivalent?

 

For those who like the book, how does it improve your experience of going the box?

Having participated twice already (one of them as a box starter) I have to say I really like the logbooks and I think they're quite necessary. During my first exchange I probably spent more time reading through the logbook than actually going through the box and selecting miniatures. As it was a box that had already seen at least a few exchanges I found it really interesting to see what had been taken and added throughout the box's "life". The ebb and flow of the inventory is just interesting. 

 

I think it also gives a bit of accountability to the honor system the box uses. It's not perfect by any means but it does put my mind at ease knowing someone can easily see everything I took out and all the replacements I put in on one page. Even though I usually add more than I take (current box I've got as a case in point) I think the log would also be a helpful tool if a dispute ever arose. 

 

So I guess you can say I'm pro logbook all the way.

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The logbook is fun ti read through, especially as it becomes one of the older boxes,  you can see what was taken and, if you've had the box before, see what didn't get taken so you can change it out if you want.  It's also good if someone is late posting to at least hear about some of the goodies you didn't get to see.  I've had a a box or 2 without logs and they are porrer for it.  For what my view is worth: keep the logbook!

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Inventory of the box seems a bit over kill. I know I would not bother with it. 

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Maybe.  But I had the time so I inventoried the box anyway.  I didn't put a huge amount effort into identifying everything, so there are things just listed as 'unknown dude with ax' style entries, but it's all accounted for.

 

The box is even sealed up; just waiting for a name to send it to.

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It can be a very generic inventory, too.  For example: 1 bag asst plastic space knights, or misc 10mm infantry (lead). 

 

Ah, I see you did that. :)

 

 

 

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Yea, my inventory of items have just been, 5 metal figures,  or 6 dragons. If there are makes or models ill do my best to add that. I have not recreated a list of everything in the box though.

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A complete inventory isn't necessary, although thank you to those that have done so. 

 

The point of the log book is to record what you put in and what you take out. 

 

Lists will be posted in the next couple days. 

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11 hours ago, Chaoswolf said:

A complete inventory isn't necessary, although thank you to those that have done so. 

 

The point of the log book is to record what you put in and what you take out. 

 

Lists will be posted in the next couple days. 

Yay! Gonna go through my box one more time then to check it over. Also, I've picked the short list of group paint mini options.

 

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On 5/11/2020 at 11:48 PM, Inarah said:

I like to look through it and see who had the box in the past.  Since a lot of stuff is loose and unlabeled it's also a chance to identify what you pulled out.  Sometimes people write funny things or doodles, which are enjoyable, too. 

 

I don't know if you need to identify absolutely everything at the start, but things taken and added ought to get recorded.  I use it as a gauge of what people are interested in. 

 

 

 

I was the first to get the box last time and didn't know what the "log book" was. I guessed it was a sketch book, so I drew a few pictures. 

Everything is sort of on the honor system anyway so I don't really see the point in keeping track of inventory unless you enjoy that sort of thing.

 

I would be more interested in a book of art, poems stories and such from a group of people I participated in something with, but never really met in person. Sort of like having a bunch of one time pen pals.

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In some groups the journal really is more for stories, poems, sketches, etc. than for logging. My daughter drew some pictures in the book last time. 

 

I think both approaches are fine.

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