Dice and box

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  1. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    Trying my hand at basic wood working,
    Making a Dice Box for Dungeons & Dragons...
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    and some new pretties came today
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    Wow, you still get those! I would have thought that computer games would have mostly killed off traditional RPG!
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  3. ennder

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    he he he nope. Saturday and Sunday nights I have 2 different groups that I game with, 8 on Sat. nights and 9 on Sunday nights. I know of 7 other groups... just in my little town of Jonesboro, Ar. There are several game shops here that host other games .... like Warhammer 40K as well as games like Magic the Gathering and other card games.
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  4. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    That's a really nice box. I remember paying a lot of money for my wooden Kennedy machinist toolbox. :)
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  5. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    Yea, real face to face, across the table RPGs are still going strong...
    this was just a cheap unfinished wood box and tray I found at Hobby Lobby for 30% off...
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    I remember sitting for hours with some buddies & playing not just D&D, but others. My favourite RPG was the BloodSword series.

    It was in book form but quite cleverly the guys who built the "engine" factored in multiplayer. Ir was quite realistic, factored weight, alertness of your character, tactics in combat which most RPG didn't (especially in the 80's/90's ;)):)

    We used the rules and conquered the world!
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  7. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    D&D has been owned by Wizards of the Coast since the early 2000's and is actually now in the 5th Edition of the printed rules...
    I started way back in the Early 80's with the original blue book rules, the red book "AD&D", the 2nd Edition in like 85... 3rd in 2002, I skipped 4th ed as all my local players were still using 2nd...
    We just in January started trying 5th ed.

    and the box has been painted and "distressed", I'll get some pics tomorrow.
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    I would recommend either gluing in small 90 degree pieces on the inside corners to secure it, as if it isn't dovetailed, it will come apart. I use Elmer's "Titebind". Please do pics pics after you are finished with it. No Hobby Lobby stores around here (where I live) that I know of. :)
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  9. ennder

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    I started back in the 80's 2nd Ed.... first campaign i was in was Ravenloft... then dragonlance
    Now, we have several campaigns running on a 2 week rotation.
    on Saturday night we have a Mortals/elder vampire for 2 weeks then the second GM will run Pathfinder for 2 weeks.... then its back to the Mortals game.
    This gives the each GM a chance to play as well. Instead of having to run the game all the time.
    On Sunday night we have Starfinder (new system to us) and a different Pathfinder campaign
    ((breaking in a New GM.. running his very first game(steep learning curve) but he is getting the feel for it)

    You have a cool Dragon ampersand on your box.... I've never seen that before.
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  10. ennder

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    I'll have to post a Pict of the box I made.... I'm still working on the metal inlay for the lid.
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  11. micahrogers

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    please do, I love seeing other peoples works, it helps to push my skills more trying to replicate what I see.

    My current group has me as DM in a 5th Ed campaign we just started, "Tales from the Yawning Portal" which is six different modules all in one book, designed to take your PCs from 1st to 15th level.
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    I'm pretty luck where I live, we have a Michael's, a Hobby Lobby, and a HobbyTown USA within 30 minutes.
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    wood painted, distressed, and sealed with a clear gloss.
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    And the removable tray has been sealed and foamed, and felted...
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    next I have to felt the inside of the box...
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  14. ennder

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    I made mine from MDF with a removable dice rolling tray.
    Cranberry felt inside, black felt on the bottom (to keep from scratching the table)
    I used hammered bronze spray paint. Tin solder for the inlay (still have some sanding/file
    work on the inlay) I made the hinges using photos I seen on pintrest .

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    Love it... I just don't have the equipment or skills to make my own box and tray, so I am limited by what I can get ready made...
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    The inside of the box ready for felt...
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    and the lower section felted
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    The top section got foam and felt, so you can roll in it too,
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    and the finished box and tray fitted together.
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    and my dice collection as it sits, about 6 sets are still in shipping...
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    so a finished build of a box :)
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  17. ennder

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    The box parts were cut on the table saw. The hinges were cut using the band saw, and the inlay
    was done using my Dremel tool with the router attachment, tin solder, and a soldering iron.
    the table saw is a cheep Ryobi, $99.00 at Home Depot. The band saw is from home depot as well
    Rigid $450.00. Standard Dremel tool $60.00 (I think) and $16.00 for the router attachment.
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    These boxes are looking amazing!
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    Thanks
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    I'm a seriously under paid plumber, my only power tools are the ones on my truck, sawzall, drill, dremel, and angle grinder...