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Always short of those custom dice?

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Always short of those custom dice?

Postby Bulldoguk » Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:44 pm

Yeah me too!

If like me you have an extensive collection of board games you will have probably experienced the usual custom game dice that we all know and love, probably run into situations where you always seem to be just short of enough to roll them all at once or share them between players to speed things up too...most annoying!

Anyhow, here is a cheap and easy way to create new ones!

Step 1. Get your gear together, you will need some clear decal sheet, gloss spray varnish and of course some blank dice!
Dice can be picked up from ebay lots of different colours to choose from to match your requirements. The decal sheet can be picked up at the same place, it may seem expensive at first but lasts forever and if your into your hobbies the options of creating your own custom decals is endless!
For this example I used the dice from Earth Reborn

Here are the blanks, fresh out of the envelope!
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Step 2. Take digital pictures of each face of the original dice then clean them up in the graphic software of your choice (literally a ten minute job)
You should end up with something similar to the files below. The ones with the green background are the originals, the clean ones the files we shall use
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Step 3. Measure the face of your dice and scale the designs appropriately, then simply print them to your paper of choice. Note be sure to buy the correct paper for your printer, there are laser and ink jet decal papers available
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Step 4. Seal the decals with a good gloss varnish, Krylon seems to be the name of choice but I find the cheaper plasticote is just as good and easier to get hold of, these acrylic sprays dry in about 10 minutes
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Step 5. Cut out the individual designs ready for application
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Step 6. After the decals have been applied seal them onto the dice faces with a good coat of the gloss varnish. I use an original dice as a template to make sure you put the designs on the right faces, in retrospect I don't think it matters as long as there are the right number of alternatives on the dice but it DOES stop anyone crying unfair in the long run if they are grasping at straws as to why they are doing so badly!!!
Voila....a new set of Earth Reborn dice in about 1 hour!
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Re: Always short of those custom dice?

Postby Torian » Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:38 pm

Nice work.

I found the dice after a somewhat long search. Not so easy in Germany as it seems. I also know where I will get my printing from.

But: can you share your files for the icons?
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Re: Always short of those custom dice?

Postby Bulldoguk » Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:21 pm

Well I don't have a problem with that Torian, I can post them up here. But if admin would like to give me a nod first to say that would be OK, I don't want to be stepping on anyones IC toes!

I am not sure how the resolution would transfer to re-scaling after posting on here but I suppose if it's OK then there is only one way to find out!
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