Storage Containers

This bit is should be pretty straightforward, but finding containers that ensure that your tokens are nested just right isn't so easy when you need to the containers need to be 1/8-1/4" (suggested max) wider for the interior diameter so they will not only be able to be put in there but won't get stuck. Most products only list exterior diameter. Getting the right keywords for searching really threw me for a loop or ten. I have, though, found what I consider the best solution for storing 1", 2", and 3" tokens.

There's a better way than this!

 

Miniatures

Notice: Although I try to update all of my links & prices at least once a month, Amazon sellers may change or remove the particular items or prices since the time they have been listed here. The items I have listed are the best that I have found at the time, but any item matching the general description should suffice for this project.

 

I've broken these down by size and then by part. In addition, I have added the keywords I used to find these items if you want to do your own searches or in the event that the seller has changed/removed the item listed below.

 

Chessex Miniatures Figure Storage (80) $25 - This will hold 80 standard 25mm miniatures. The foam is shallow, so if a mini has a sword thrusting out or somesuch it can rest right on top of the foam without being bent. There are a few spots for Large / Huge sized miniatures as well. In addition, you could easily pile in small minis together or cut out sections to make room for additional larger figures.

  • Keywordsminiatures figure storage

Tokens

Film Canisters with Caps $15 - Each will hold 6 of my complete tokens with domes.  I used the adhesive dots to affix a print of the token image to the top. My reasoning is that, for me, to be able to reuse an image to designate a thug, thief, ruffian, assassin, shady citizen, etc. than to give it a definitive label.

  • Keywords: film canisters

1 Inch

2 Inch

Notice: Although I try to update all of my links & prices at least once a month, Amazon sellers may change or remove the particular items or prices since the time they have been listed here. The items I have listed are the best that I have found at the time, but any item matching the general description should suffice for this project.

 

I've broken these down by size and then by part. In addition, I have added the keywords I used to find these items if you want to do your own searches or in the event that the seller has changed/removed the item listed below.

 

The best solution for storing 2" tokens is to use the binder inserts coin collectors use. You can use actual containers, but as your collection grows it becomes a chore to organize. I have the information listed afterwards, but I truly would stick to the binder method from the start.

BCW Pro 20-Pocket Pages, Pocket Size: 2" x2", 20 Pages - Coin Collecting Supplies (add-on) $5.61 - Holds 20 tokens per page, 400 total. 

  • Keywords: 2x2 pocket pages

2" Binder $3-5 (warehouse deals) - Binders are unreasonable expensive. To combat this look at the "More Buying Choices" price at the bottom of each of the choices. A lot of those are Warehouse Deals and you can get them for as little as 1/4 of the normal price with little to no noticeable wear on them. Another option is to split up your selection into multiple 1" binders.

If you see yourself having a massive amount of 2" tokens then you'll probably end up with a 3" binder ultimately.

  • Keywords: 2" ring binder (in Office Products)

Avery Index Tab (16221) (add-on) $3.50 - 25 tabs. You can adhere them right to the binder pages. I used 14, 1 for every  5e D&D creature type. You can find a design/print template at Avery's website or you can use mine if you fancy the fonts I used. 

  • Keywords: self adhesive tabs

LEOBRO Brodi Slime Storage Containers, 20 Pack $6 - Holds 5 with domes, 9 without circle labels but due to the shape of the lid, you will need to use 1.75" circles instead of the full 2" ones you may have used for your tokens. If you find another type just ensure the interior diameter is more than 2" so the tokens don't get stuck.

  • Keywords: slime storage container

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ROSENICE 250ml Wide Mouth Container (6pc) $12 - Holds 16 1/8" tokens without a dome. I purchased these to hold entire categories of creatures instead of individual ones as Huge class creatures tend to come alone to fights and since the containers are 3" tall, they can hold a good portion of a single monster class, if not all of the ones the players will encounter. I can't imagine many scenarios where a party will fight more than 1 adult red dragon at a time, and certainly not more than 2! The only exception perhaps is the Giant class monster. At 3.25" wide, your tokens won't shake around. Since they are so large I used an Avery label for each one with some graphics to help quickly differentiate between them and save a bunch of toner.

  • Keywords: wide mouth container

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3 Inch

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