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Redcomet
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I've been reading piles of posts on this site and just wanted to ask one or two things:

1) Does anyone know where I can get 2'' round tiles? I was going to use litko but I don't think I really need wooden ones. If anyone knows the game smallworld, I would love that kind of quality tile, like a very thick cardstock.

2) I would ask about custom die but they seem rare so i'm just getting blanks with stickers... so no question really

3) Anyone know any good gaming pieces to resemble generic UFOs or Spaceships (I hate rockets so anything but them). Also a good gaming piece to resemble like a generic settlement or space colony type thing.

I am not looking to publish or anything like that cause I don't really care about making money and am being realistic about what I'm doing. I'm just trying to make one great prototype to use for play with friends and family.

I am sorry if these types of questions have been asked before, but just a couple pointers would be extremely appreciated!

hulken
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1. I do not know of any place

1. I do not know of any place that makes those types of counters. Have you tried normal poker chips? Also artscow makes round cards. I do not know how you will use them so I ido not know if it is important to have thic counters or not.

2. Well you just missed a post about making your own dice. The post is called "prototyping dice" and is posted by Dicecreator.

3. I did some quick googeling, I have no ide why not people do this befor they ask about somthing, and I found this site.
http://www.sciplus.com/category.cfm/subsection/1/start/99/maxrows/98/src...
Scrole down and you will find buck rogers playing pices. I think 3 difrent types of ships.
Or you can buy from china if you want many pices.
http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/367415046/spaceship_game_token.html
Or you can pick up a game of this:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/8121/stargate-sg-1
It apers that this game is loades with plastic miniaturs of difrent types. It is rather un known so you might find it at your local thriftstor for a bargan.

Good luck in your prototyping.

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Michael's

Hmm. Everything your describing you can probably get at your local michael's (craft store). I buy wooden pegs and round tiles there to make my custom board games and game pieces. As for custom dice (If you don't want to make your own) I always use www.customdice.com

They have a minimum order of $40 and they can do just about anything on a die face, and one custom color per face. Dice cost $1 plus a dollar per die face. (Example a d6 is $7, a d8 is $9, etc).

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Redcomet wrote:I've been

Redcomet wrote:
I've been reading piles of posts on this site and just wanted to ask one or two things:

1) Does anyone know where I can get 2'' round tiles? I was going to use litko but I don't think I really need wooden ones. If anyone knows the game smallworld, I would love that kind of quality tile, like a very thick cardstock.


I don't remember where they came from, but I got about 1000 wooden discs - I think they're 1.5" diameter - pretty cheap one time. Maybe that is an option? Michael's might have them and you could just bu what you need. Will 1.5" work? How many do you need? PM me if you want to see about just buying a handful of those from me (super cheap).

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2) I would ask about custom die but they seem rare so i'm just getting blanks with stickers... so no question really

Michael's also has plain, unpainted wooden cubes in various sizes, which you could use for custom dice. Stickers on regular dice could also work - especially if the dice are blank to begin with.

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3) Anyone know any good gaming pieces to resemble generic UFOs or Spaceships (I hate rockets so anything but them). Also a good gaming piece to resemble like a generic settlement or space colony type thing.

It's not too sexy, but maybe just the typical painted wooden discs you see in eurogames? Or, while you're at Michael's shopping for that other stuff, take a look at their other components - buttons might work, or "plugs" (little wooden pieces that are intended to plug up a hole to cover a screw head or something - they're shaped kinda neat, could be a UFO)

For a space colony, those miscellaneous wooden bits could work as well, and there's something to be said about all the nits being the same material... but a neat idea for colonies could be these: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/211609/wizards-tower

I believe they're called Stackable Counters, and you can find them at education supply stores.

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I am not looking to publish or anything like that cause I don't really care about making money and am being realistic about what I'm doing. I'm just trying to make one great prototype to use for play with friends and family.

A noble pursuit! How "done" is your game design? Have you posted the rules of your game here? Maybe some of the talented BGDF members could help polish any areas that need polishing!

- Seth

stubert
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POGS!!!

on Ebay, the things are cheap as dirt

- they were a fad for a while in the 90's that faded to obscurity, and anyone trying to get rid of them will dump them cheap on Ebay

They are discs between 1" and 2" - I'm not sure of the actual diameter, and they are made of either plastic or a pretty durable cardboard - I'd imagine that affixing labels to them would be pretty easy (and the xpedx website is flush with round printable labels of every size).

Redcomet
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Hulken, I did search on

Hulken,

I did search on google for spaceship type counters and wasn't able to find the first link you posted. The second is useless as I don't need 10,000 for one copy of a game. Thanks for assuming I didn't look before asking on the forum.

hulken
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No problems, seeing it was

No problems, seeing it was among the first hits I got...

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