Protective sleeves for gaming cards, and Invasion of the Body Snatchers is enjoyed at Kirsty and Chris’ place.

Protective sleeves

There are protective sleeves that you can get for gaming cards, and as many of my board games involve lots of cards such as Ticket to Ride and Firefly, getting some protective sleeves to protect those cards is something that I aimed to achieve today.

Out at Comics Compulsion I find that they have a good range of sleeve packs with 50 in each, but enough sleeves for all my games would come in at over $50, and they were low on supply of sleeves that would be used for Munchkin and Ticket to Ride.

I opted to go for sleeves that can be used on Firefly instead, but little did I know though that the game’s box design won’t cater for sleeved cards. In the end six packs of sleeves are going to be taken back and swapped over for other ones, which I should be able to sort out tomorrow.

Movie night

Tonight we went to Kirsty and Chris’ home in Richmond to see Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978). It was amazing to see some old favourite actors in interesting and compelling movie. With Donald Sutherland, Jeff Goldblum, Leonard Nimoy, and Brook Adams, the star power was quite strong at the time.

The special effects though were noticeably lacking though. The creature effects were well done, but the blending of them in with the movie itself was a lot less effective than other contemporary movies  of its time such as Star Wars. Seeing what was around at the time only helps to increase appreciation for what Star Wars did and achieved.

The movie itself was a bit slow towards the middle where they filled things out with some chase scenes, but other than that it was very well done and gives you the shivers very effectively about the notion of going to sleep, and troubles that may happen.