O Pennsyltucky – Chords and Lyrics

Have been working up an even folker version of Mischief Brew’s O Pennsyltucky for our Gomi Onna project. As part of that, in keeping our songbook together, I made a file with the chords and lyrics. I though maybe other people might want it as well.

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Párnástánc (Pillow Dance) – Tabs for Mandolin

I am still working my way through Chris Haigh’s Hungarian Fiddle Tunes. Some of the melodies are super alien to my ears. Some of them I recognize. This one (the Párnástánc) I posted a recording (below) to a mandolin Discord and someone asked for a tab of the tune. So here is a PDF (also below) of the melody in standard and TAB notation.

Image of the sheet music, containing standard and TAB notation for mandolin, for the tune Parnastanc.
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From the Archive: MTG Tuck Boxes and Storage Dividers

From the Archive: MTG Tuck Boxes and Storage Dividers

Introduction

A bunch of couple of years ago my oldest kid (who is turning 18 this year) was introduced to Magic: The Gathering at the after-school activity program at his middle school. At home, being the oldest, his siblings were just a hair too young to be able to fully comprehend the nuances of the game, and so they were quickly defeated and quickly demoralized. That’s when I got involved.

A couple decks later, a few tutorial sessions with an adult friend who had played since the beginning, and several e-bay bulk lot orders and I suddenly found myself with WAY more decks and cards than I knew what to do with. So what does an autistic nerd do? Obviously not save both time and sanity ordering a couple of deck cases and some bulk storage boxes online. Instead I designed custom tuck boxes and custom dividers for the bulk storage boxes (that, at least was something I had quite a few of).

As part of the From the Archive series, I am reposting the files (printable pdfs are below – ai files, fonts, and other resources can be found in the .zip file at the bottom of this post.

Tuck Boxes

These are intended to be printed duplex on heavy card stock. The trim and fold lines end up on the inside, with the colorful graphics on the outside. After cutting out each box with a hobby knife and a ruler, I used the ruler and a semi-sharp tool (I think I actually used the pocket clip of the cap of one of those blue Bic pens) to score the fold lines so that I got nice clean edges and corners. After that was just a glue stick and some assembly.

60-Card Boxes

60-Card Side-Load

60-card side-load box with no card sleeves (inside)

60-card side-load rainbow (outside)

60-Card Top-Load

60-card top-load box with no card sleeves (inside)

60-card side-load rainbow (outside)

60-card side-load tree (outside)

75-Card Boxes

75-Card Side-Load

75-card side-load box with no card sleeves (inside)

75-Card Top-Load

75-card top-load box with no card sleeves (inside)

75-card top-load rainbow

75-card top-load red

75-card top-load green

75-card top-load blue

75-card top-load black

75-card top-load teal-ish

Bulk Storage Dividers

These are also intended to be printed on heavy card stock (although not duplexed). I used a hobby knife and a straight edge to cut all the straight lines and then very carefully trimmed the radii of the tabs. These are separated into files by color. Each color has the following dividers:

  • Land
  • Creatures
  • Artifacts
  • Sorcery
  • Enchantments
  • Instants

The Files

MTG bulk storage dividers: all colors

MTG bulk storage dividers: white

MTG bulk storage dividers: black

MTG bulk storage dividers: blue

MTG bulk storage dividers: colorless

MTG bulk storage dividers: green

MTG bulk storage dividers: red

MTG bulk storage dividers: master

MTG bulk storage dividers: all files combined

Resource Files

.ai files for the tuck boxes and dividers, various vectors, and fonts.

Resource Files.zip

Disclaimer

As always with these types of things, I have to state that MTG is the intellectual property of Wizards of the Coast. I do not own the copyright or trademark to any of the branded materials in the files. These files are made available for educational purposes. And anything else I should have said.

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