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TLEberle
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I'm working on a game that requires several dice that aren't pipped. I've tried Sharpie on the 3/4" labels that you get with blank dice from teaching supply stores, but the markings get smudged after a few plays. I've also tried the big dice (I think the same kind as sold in the BGDF Catalong, even) and those get smudged as well.

What's the best way to mark dice so that the mark will be permanent and clear?

CRasterImage
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Specialized Dice

What kind of mark do you want to make?
If it is just a pip or two, you could drill into the die with a drill bit.

If you want a picture, then maybe put a protective coat over the dice after glueing on the image.

TLEberle
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Specialized Dice

Each die will have various numbers on them, and different for each one.

And a protective coat of what?

CRasterImage
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I can't think of the name of the product, but I spray it on my wargaming figures to give the paint jobs protection against people's fingers. Sweat, oil, etc...

Just walk into a craft store such as Michaels, JoAnne's, Hobby Bench, Craftmart, etc... and tell them what you want to do. Someone there will know the right product for your purposes.

FastLearner
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Krylon Crystal Clear, which is sometimes also sold as Krylon Spray Acrylic. Either way you get a thin coat of clear "paint" to protect your stuff. You can use as many coats as you want, but even one will protect things a lot (and will prevent inkjet prints from smearing and laser prints from cracking, to boot).

-- Matthew

larienna
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I am using a permanent marker on a blank die and then I paint a varnish on it. Any acrylic varnish will work.

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