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Recreation Dice?

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EarthSpeaker
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Does anyone know of a place that sells this style of wooden or bone dice for a reasonable price? If not, does anyone know of a simple way to make dice like this?

disaac
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Perhaps something like Fimo

Perhaps something like Fimo or Sculpey clay might work?
I have not personnally used either, and can't say how well they would hold up to rolling. But they might do the trick for making some of your own dice.

OdysseyDyse
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roman dice

They look like they are made of clay. I bet a play-dough extruder would make an elongated form that you would slice to make cubes then find or make the round patterns, emboss and bake. A potter might even enamel and bake them for you.
For my prototypes I used wooden cubes and a wood burning kit. I don't advise going that route.

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Can we do those dice?

Actually, I was going to say I think I've seen something like them from Crystal Caste or Koplow - certainly the bone style, if not the pip style shown in the picture.

And, I suppose we could do them, at least in wood, but they would probably look more "machined" than ancient.

SJ

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How they may have been made

It looks like the markings were made by a stamp or a bit (the markings are similar to when you use a bit and just begin to drill (W shaped bit) Clay might be a good choice for a prototype, not sure about long term manufacturing if you want that specific look. Best of luck!

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