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Stencils and ink/paint

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schtoom
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Hi again!

I have some blank dice that I would like to look snazzy, unlike the ones that I've been playtesting with that just have numbers/letters scribbled on them with a magic marker.

I'm looking for stencils with numbers/letters (primarily numbers, if nothing else). I have 16mm dice, so I'd need something that would fit on that. I've spent a fair amount of time searching for something in the correct size range, but I haven't had any luck. However, if I'm ever in the business of stenciling stuff on roadways or billboards, I've found a ton of places from which to choose. :)

Also, do you recommend any particular type of ink/paint for this purpose? It seems to me a thick paint would chip easily from the face of the die, but I'm sure that there are a number of other designers who have already crossed this bridge. I'd be open to any suggestions.

Thanks so much, yet again!

Schtoom

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silkscreen

There are some silkscreen kits that will probably work. They come with all you need to create the stencil and print, and they include an instructions booklet.

drewdane
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Decals?

Perhaps try some decals that you'd find in the scrapbooking section of your hobby shop of choice? That would have to be a far sight easier, I would think.

schtoom
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I was thinking of using

I was thinking of using stickers initially, but do you think they would affect the rolling of the dice in some way? I've never used them before, so I could be making a mountain out of a molehill.

Thanks!

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It seems like stickers on all

It seems like stickers on all faces would even out as far as weighting/altering the die rolls; this method has also been used in many other games. If you can find decals, such as scrapbooking or from car/plane modeling supplies, those are even thinner/lighter.

schtoom
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Ah, thanks for the

Ah, thanks for the differentiation between stickers and decals. I was not thinking of them that way.

I'll definitely go the decal route, then. There is a store not too far from me that specializes in scrapbooking, so I feel positive I'll find what I need there.

Thanks a ton!

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