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Making your own custom dice

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Any one here got some insight on how to best make your own custom dice? I'm interesting in making some dice to my game prototype without spending a fortune. I've gotten hold of some blank d6 that I would like to use but haven't really come up with a practical way on how to making the symbols on the dice.

Have a good one!

Hans

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Making your own custom dice

You can buy waterslide paper and print up the diefaces on that. Then cut them out and stickem to the die.

Do a google search for waterslide decals or water slide paper. That should get ya going. Unless you dont have a printer handy, if thats the case, then forget what I just said above.

C.

Vassoul
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Welcome!

If you ignore the slight digression in this thread, you might find the info and pics about using stickers with blank dice to be useful.

I have the same issue with a couple of my games and will be looking into the blank die / stickers issue sometime soon. For now, I picked up a bunch of blanks from Protoparts. I have yet to buy the stickers though.

Good luck!

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If it's just for a prototype, and there's not a lot of dice to do, you could use Sharpies (permanent markers) -- they come in different colors too.

-Bryk

Chip
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Stickers and dice get some fairly lengthy discussion in the thread titled "The Road Ahead."

http://www.bgdf.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=1248&start=...

(If you didn't notice, I have no idea how to do a simple link to such things.)

Chip

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Here is a template for a paper d6

Here is a paper D6 I designed. Cut the black lines, fold on the gray. Remove the pips and add whatever images you need.

I can not vouch for the randomness. The design is the smallest number of cuts I could get.

http://www.enter.net/~mdesanto/files/Dice-6.gif

Anonymous
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Thanks for the tips! I'll really look into using stickers. Seems to work really nice.

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I am about to test a easy way to make dice, it does require a custom tool to make them... and they have to be wooden dice... but its perfect for a prototype... well at least for what I need... I will post about it after I test it... It might turn out crappy LOL. It will be a while cuz I need to order the custom tool.. its only gona be about 30$ for the tools I need, and I only need 3 for my first few dice...

Anonymous
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Hello Min'na (everyone)

one question i have come up with about custom dice is for the stickers.
Would the sticker of the dice peal after i say a couple of months of playing with the dice?

Okay here is what i have come up with for a custom die.

I did what targetboy has done by cutting out a piece of paper.
The die I have come up with because of the thickness and just for a trial run is that I had drawn the out line of the size and shape of the 6 sided die. What I used was a card board cut out. Then I drew two shapes. a moon and a sun and then colored the drawings. After this I got some tape and taped the neccessary areas of the cut out and put the die together. Yes its a tad larger then a normal size die but it does work. I will contatc some game or even chessex about getting some custom dice created for the several games I have come up with in the last 9 years now lol.

BullDog

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I went with the sticker method for making custom dice with graet success.

I used Avery boank label paper and ran it through an inkjet printer to print the custom stickers (I made my labels .5" square for use with 16mm dice). I then laminated them (you can laminate them with clear tape that is wider than the sticker desired) and cut them out.

IMPORTANT: When cutting, cut lightly so you don't cut through the backing of the sticker. That will make the stickers easier to peel off of the backing.

Be sure you clean the die faces with alcohol before adhering the stickers. Doing so will ensure maximum hold of the stickers. I did that with the dice I made last year and they're still holding up great.

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If the info you are trying to put onto the dice is not "too detailed", you could always print (onto card stock) the info you want to place onto the dice face. Then using an exacto knife cut out the info and make a "stencil". Then just lay the stencil template on the dice face and use sharpies as Bryk suggested ( or some type of ink pad and sponge ) and stencil the image onto the dice face. This might take a little longer to create the dice, but it can look really good for a proto!

--Dave

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