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carlo carletti
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Hi ,

I need suggestion for two component of my custom board:

1)How i can create similar tag for the location of the map?



i've found this brass tag, but it's very expensive (i've to buy at least 50 pieces)



Any idea?

2) I'm searching for boardgame with little castles/tower component.




Tnx a lot.


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Are the tags supposed to be moved around? If not, then I'd just draw them on the board, but I assume that your question means this is not the case.

Also, are we talking prototype or finished game material here? If it's just a prototype, I'd cut it out of cardboard. If it's for a finished game I'd have a chit sheet made. It should be fairly standard IIRC.
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uthertepes wrote:
Hi ,

2) I'm searching for boardgame with little castles/tower component


Pagoda I think had towers people use for sekigahara and other castle needs.
 
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Laura Creighton
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For prototyping I just print things on sticky labels and then stick the label onto cardboard, if I really want the things to be thicker. Often I don't care (at that point).
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If you want a shiny, solid tag, you can consider printing them on thick cardstock with gold colour backgrounds and UV spot printing -- the effect is quite convincing (other than the fact that it won't feel metallic to the touch!)

Here's an example of how it can look like (ignore the embossed logo on top): https://s3.amazonaws.com/dev4cpmedia/productimages/pic_3_14_...

For this, you can probably enquire at your local print shop that does namecards... if they do UV spot printing, then they can probably produce this effect. Getting a thick cardstock might be tougher, but you can always glue the pieces on cardboard yourself.

Hope this helps!
 
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Could you not laser cut/engrave the pieces and then spray paint them a gold or brass-like color?
 
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If you have a laser or inkjet printer you may just want to do it in bulk with gold paper and trim them out yourself. https://www.staples.com/gold+paper/directory_gold%2520paper

You can use repositionable glue (stick) to give them some tackiness which won't adhere or leave residue on your game board.

Going the fancy route, find a local hobby store with materials: https://www.hobbytown.com/search?s=brass%20strip&fl=32&lg=fl

Decide how you want to cut your strip into appropriate sizes: http://cabaret.co.uk/working-with-brass-part-1-cutting-brass...

Find a craft or office store with adhesive letters: https://www.staples.com/Chartpak-Press-On-Vinyl-Uppercase-Le...

For more consistent results and long term options along with better size (smaller) selection, buy yourself a Dymo or Brother label maker and some clear label tape to print off what you need on demand. It's an investment up front but you'll find plenty of other uses for it.
https://www.staples.com/DYMO-LetraTag-LT-100H-Electronic-Lab... https://www.staples.com/DYMO-16952-Self-Adhesive-Label-Tape-...
 
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carlo carletti
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TNx,

Any suggestion for castle?

If exist a game with little plastic castle its perfect but dont know.
 
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