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Showdown Homebrew: Custom Combat Dice

Postby Showdown35 » Wednesday June 28th, 2017 2:50am

Good day, Inn-mates!

I know it has been a while since I last shared anything from my Homebrew project. While I have been working on finishing up my furniture, I decided to take a little break before the last couple of pieces and get going on something I've had swimming around in my head for quite a while: making my own Combat Dice!

Below are a couple pics of the process, but if you want to see and read about the entire process of turning dollar store wooden craft cubes into usable, and visually pleasing (I hope) Combat Dice, you can check out my project site here: http://www.showdowndave.ca/heroquest/finishing.html

Here's a taste of how I did it:

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If you didn't check out my project site, I do mention at the end that I plan to make another couple sets unpainted. I like the wood grain and think a set of dice would look pretty sharp with just the vynyl directly on the wood die faces. I'll post pics of them once I finish.

Feedback is welcome. Let me know what you think.
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Re: Showdown Homebrew: Custom Combat Dice

Postby torilen » Wednesday June 28th, 2017 4:38am

You called us inmates :D

I'm very curious to how they roll. Do they seem accurate? I'd give that a try myself if they work well.


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Re: Showdown Homebrew: Custom Combat Dice

Postby DarakuTenshi » Wednesday June 28th, 2017 8:38am

Nice work! I'd love to get my hands on some more dice as my originals are getting rubbed off.
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Re: Showdown Homebrew: Custom Combat Dice

Postby Showdown35 » Wednesday June 28th, 2017 9:38am

torilen wrote:You called us inmates :D

I'm very curious to how they roll. Do they seem accurate? I'd give that a try myself if they work well.


I did indeed call you that, pun intended.

And so far they roll quite nicely. Big reason I went with the rounded corners was to encourage a more uncontrollable roll, much like the original game dice. In my test rolls, they have been quite varied and random, so I'm confident in saying that if there is a bias, it is insignificant and unnoticeable.
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Re: Showdown Homebrew: Custom Combat Dice

Postby Big Bene » Wednesday June 28th, 2017 4:19pm

DarakuTenshi wrote:Nice work! I'd love to get my hands on some more dice as my originals are getting rubbed off.

Shameless self-advertising :D
Have a look ;)


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Re: Showdown Homebrew: Custom Combat Dice

Postby mitchiemasha » Wednesday June 28th, 2017 4:37pm

Good work... Impressive!

DarakuTenshi wrote:Nice work! I'd love to get my hands on some more dice as my originals are getting rubbed off.


I repainted mine.


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Re: Showdown Homebrew: Custom Combat Dice

Postby DarakuTenshi » Wednesday June 28th, 2017 11:46pm

I did to, only used a fine tip sharpie.
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Re: Showdown Homebrew: Custom Combat Dice

Postby DarakuTenshi » Wednesday June 28th, 2017 11:48pm

Big Bene wrote:
DarakuTenshi wrote:Nice work! I'd love to get my hands on some more dice as my originals are getting rubbed off.

Shameless self-advertising :D

I saw those on shapeway and debated buying them. I just don't think 3D printed is the way to go.
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Re: Showdown Homebrew: Custom Combat Dice

Postby Goblin-King » Thursday June 29th, 2017 1:49am

Homemade dice pretty much always looks amateurishly bad and I almost didn't even bother to open the thread.
But am I glad I did! Man! These look GOOD! |_P


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Re: Showdown Homebrew: Custom Combat Dice

Postby DarakuTenshi » Thursday June 29th, 2017 8:24am

They do look good!
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