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DarkDream
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I am interested in obtaining some plastic of wooden pawns for my prototype. Do any of you have suggestions on where to purchase them or get your hands on inexpensive equivalents (square blocks of small wood and so on).

Any input would be appreciated.

Thanks,

--DarkDream

jwarrend
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The "web resources" section is your best bet to look for this kind of info.

There was a sale on pawns last fall which apparently is still going on at Wood Craft Supplies, painted pawns for $0.05 each in any quantity, which is probably the best price you'll ever find. I ordered some pawns from them, and they are quite excellent quality. I also ordered some other wood bits from the site, cubes and such.

-Jeff

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Neat site Jeff, looking around there I saw these Noah's Ark things in particular. Basically if you want pieces shaped like something you can get 'zebra' (which looks just like a horse) shapes for 4 cents apiece.

I'm going to keep looking, I just ordered a bunch of 1" wood nickels and some of the pawns you mentioned.

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Be careful with things like those animals: they're only 3/16" thick and aren't like meeples or anything. They won't stand up on their own (though if you glued a couple thick they might work).

Check out your local Michaels to see what most of these things look like in person before ordering.

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FastLearner wrote:

Check out your local Michaels to see what most of these things look like in person before ordering.

Thanks for the word of warning. I didn't order any of those, though I did notice the thickness.

I wish I had noticed this before I confirmed my order... I don't want to pay shipping again to get them, and I have no specific use for them right now... but they remind me of Barrels of Stuff from games like Puerto Rico.

http://www.woodcraftssupplies.com/balls.html

Scroll all the way to the bottom- item WB-1207 (2 cents apiece on sale)

Oracle
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If you just want a small quantity for your prototype, cheapass games sells an 8 piece set of pawns for $1.25. I bought a few of those sets, and they're nice.

The shipping is a few dollars though, so unless you're buying other stuff it's probably not worth it.

Jason

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sedjtroll wrote:
I wish I had noticed this before I confirmed my order... I don't want to pay shipping again to get them, and I have no specific use for them right now... but they remind me of Barrels of Stuff from games like Puerto Rico.

I'll might want to order some of those wooden nickels too. The shipping seems high (and skewed) at $6 for up to $50 and then free above $75.

100 wooden nickels for $5 seems pretty decent, but not when it becomes $11 with shipping.

This site has round 0.75 inch labels for $23+$5 shipping for 100 sheets (108 labels per sheet). That's far more of the labels than I need though.

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This site has round 0.75 inch labels for $23+$5 shipping for 100 sheets (108 labels per sheet). That's far more of the labels than I need though.

I need a lot of these too...Maybe it is a good idea to buy one of those packages and share with other members of the board.

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artbytes_too wrote:
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This site has round 0.75 inch labels for $23+$5 shipping for 100 sheets (108 labels per sheet). That's far more of the labels than I need though.

I need a lot of these too...Maybe it is a good idea to buy one of those packages and share with other members of the board.

Good idea. Here's a dumb question, how do you print to those labels so thatwhat you're printing lines up with the labels?

- Seth

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Good idea. Here's a dumb question, how do you print to those labels so thatwhat you're printing lines up with the labels?

Depending on the company, you get a template and exact measurements of the page size, the label size, the size of the separations between labels, as well as the number of labels per sheet. With that information you can prepare a document in which you will place the images you wish to print in the label sheet.

Oracle
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sedjtroll wrote:
how do you print to those labels so thatwhat you're printing lines up with the labels?

That company seems to provide avery numbers for most of their labels, and in the fine print it says it's so you can use standard templates. The circles aren't a standard avery size, so I get the impression there is no template available.

They do provide measurements of exactly where the circles are on the page, so it wouldn't be too hard to set up a grid of 0.75" squares in Corel Draw and then imagine the circles.

artbytes_too wrote:
I need a lot of these too...Maybe it is a good idea to buy one of those packages and share with other members of the board.

I had thought of that, but won't shipping prices kill that? If one person buys it for $28 and divides it into lots of 20 sheets, the 20 sheets will cost $5.6 + ~$3 shipping, so it will be ~$9 for 20 sheets.

That's not too bad, but I wouldn't want to start burning through sheets having trouble lining the labels up.

Jason

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I had thought of that, but won't shipping prices kill that? If one person buys it for $28 and divides it into lots of 20 sheets, the 20 sheets will cost $5.6 + ~$3 shipping, so it will be ~$9 for 20 sheets.

Hum! Don't you think ~$3 is too much to calculate for shipping? I think it must be less than that.

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artbytes_too wrote:
Hum! Don't you think ~$3 is too much to calculate for shipping? I think it must be less than that.

I don't know. I've ordered CD labels on ebay, and the seller uses a flat rate envelope that costs $3.85 and holds up to 150 sheets of labels.

For 20 sheets, I don't know what postage would be; the $3 was a rough guess.

Anonymous
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Wow! I guess I haven't kept up with postal rates...

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