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Customizable Dice

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neljer00's picture
Joined: 04/10/2012

Just a quick question on customizable dice. Would it be best to purchase blank dice that are actually made of dice material (whatever that is) or would wooden dice work okay? Is one better than another? I am in a bit of a time crunch, so wood dice would probably be easier to get my hands on, but I don't want to compensate quality.


3ddevine's picture
Joined: 10/13/2010
It doesn't help your time

It doesn't help your time crunch but I just ordered some from The Game Crafter I have tried wood before and I'm usually unsatisfied with the bounce or roll i get from them. You could always put masking tape or a sticker over regular dice in the mean time.

BlueRift's picture
Joined: 04/01/2012
I prefer plastic

I bought dice on amazon for pretty cheap including shipping. If you're in a time crunch and quality isn't an issue for your own testing, anything (including excel) works to simulate dice. If you want quality, order some blank plastic dice and use nail polish, unless you have details you need on it.

If you're any good with a paintbrush, paint onto plastic dice using acrylic paint. My wife has clear acrylic sealer gloss used for spraying on paintings. Similar products are used for sealing Warhammer models. After you paint it, spray the sealant on it and you're good to go.

truekid games
truekid games's picture
Joined: 10/29/2008
I generally use wooden cubes

I generally use wooden cubes with label stickers.

There are some that would argue that the extra bounce and roll is because the dice are flawed:
And some that would say that's just propaganda.

In either case, for prototyping, wooden is cheap and functional, which is what really matters.

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