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OATS
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If any of you out there are wondering how to make (or where to purchase) good prototype dice I recommend using lego dice. I have been seeing alot of good deals on ebay from $1 to $4 for lego dice, some even come with the colorful faceplates :-)
There are also good deals on colorful interchangeable faceplates that you can write on or add stickers with your designs.
At first I had to purchase a few of the Lego Board Games to get my hands on some of these dice that cost $15 -$25, but its nice to see them sold individually on eBay!

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Why don't you use regular

Why don't you use regular dice?

OATS
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For one of my board games

For one of my board games (3T.O.W.) i needed a custom dice with certain images on the faces instead of numbers and I used a Lego die before having a professional die made by gamestation.
*There is a picture in the image forums of the two dice*
I am making a new game that will require a lot of custom dice with images instead of numbers, so I picked up these useful dice with removable face plates before I settle on how I want the images to look and have them professionally made again.

Willi B
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Ideally...

It would be great to have the ability to modify dice as the game is played... and only Lego has that right now and we can't use those.

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Dry Erase Dice

Lego dice are a wonderful idea. I wish I had thought of them myself.

While ungainly in size, I've found that dry erase dice work pretty well for prototyping. And I use blank dice sometimes with permanent marker (you can actually clean this off with alcohol)

Markus Hagenauer
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Willi B wrote:It would be

Willi B wrote:
It would be great to have the ability to modify dice as the game is played... and only Lego has that right now and we can't use those.

Lego and Nestorgames ( http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/74615/nestortiles )

Willi B
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Well...

That is nice, but you cannot adapt more than 1 number/color per side and Lego dice can do multiple colors.

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Yes I see the usefulness (and

Yes I see the usefulness (and immediately implemented it). Thanks for sharing!

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:-)

Cool Beans! Glad a few people found this topic usefull.
Here is a quick link to the pic of the Lego dice I was using during the test phase and the final professional dice I had made by gamestaion; once I was happy with the images and placement of them on the die.
http://www.bgdf.com/node/4179
http://gogameslab.blogspot.com/2011/01/prototype-vs-custom-dice.html

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dice

How much did the custom made dice cost you?

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Custom Dice @ Gamestation.Net

Ummm.....I think it was around $10 because it was a 25mm d6. a standard d6 would be $7.
They charge $1 per dice and $1 per custom face (unless you get a larger size, like the 25mm).
Example:
d4 = $5
d6 = $7
d8 = $9
d10 = $11
d12 = $13
d20 = $21
Here is the website:
http://www.customdice.com/
You can check it out and give them a call or email and they will send you the sizes and colors they have. I do remember they can do 1 color per image but different color and image per side. Minimum order is $40.

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I don't want to speak for Steve, but you might want to query www.bluepantherllc.com if you want custom dice a bit cheaper. He made my Directional Dice for much less. He can laser engrave on acrylic or print on wood.
-Joe

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You should be able to buy

You should be able to buy thos lego dice from lego. I know there is a way to buy what ever lego pie you want online so the dice whould be there. I do not know where but I know it is possible, a friend uses that site to buy his parts for the lego mecs they build and play with.

Found the website http://shop.lego.com/pab/ But the search funtion was not that good so I could not find the dice but they should be there somewhere.

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