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Subject: Should I bump? Gaming stones on sale... rss

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Steven Winsor
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Tell me if I should or shouldn't be bumping this topic back to the top, but gaming stones (glass ends, glass globs, half-marbles, flat marbles, accent marbles, glass gems, vase gems, glass nuggets, yadda yadda...) are on sale at Michaels through the 13th. $0.99 for 80-85 stones.

The funny thing is is that 4x that amount is 6x the price due to the sale. Heehee.
 
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Teacher Fletcher
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I think I saw the pics you posted of those.

What would you use them for? They wouldn't be appropriate for Go.
 
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Richard Pardoe
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I have used the stones...

In Attika to mark which buildings are on the board.
In Fresh Fish to replace the smallish wooden markers.
In Citadels to replace the cardboard money bits )amd create a cheap alternative that simulates the "butterscotch" bits in the German version.

Maharaja comes with them for palaces, so a stockpile would help with any "lost" pieces.

In general, they are a bit like having nice poker chips instead of paper money. They are a nice alternative/addition to the components in some games.
 
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J.T. Kauffman
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Also good for Runebound, replacing the encounter chits (which happen to look just like them to begin with, only small, flat, and cardboard).

And thanks for bumping this - I'm going to be right next to a Michael's tomorrow and had forgotten about this sale.
 
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camelot legends
I use it for camelot legends to keep track of wich cards text is linked with another.
Also could be used as money in games like powergrid!
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Hans Persson
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I use them as counters in Magic: the Gathering.
 
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they work great with Dungeoneer as markers for glory/peril points!
 
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Nasty McHaggis
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Camelot Legends (to mark which cards are to be discarded at end of turn)

Battleball (replaces the cardboard carnage tokens, which contrast terribly with the gameboard)

Blue Moon (to represent crystals if playing more than one set)
 
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Clark D. Rodeffer
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One link: http://www.megaglass.com

Clark
 
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Charles Licata
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They will be outlawed!

They look like candy. I can only imagine gamers using these brightly colored glass marbles and mistaken them for a hand full of gummy candy while in some crazed gaming daze. All it would take is the death of one gamer and the next thing you know, New York state will institute some law requiring the beads to be only made with dull colors and each one have a warning label attached. Then the price of the glass beads will go up in price. New Yorker's will be fleeing the state for other states with cheaper beads.

Where will it end.

My God ... WHERE WILL IT END!!!!
 
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Gary Webster
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Oh, Charles...
You should never play "Through the Desert." The "candy camels" just might tempt you too much!
 
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Benjamin Tsai
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Is Appropriate for WeiQi (Go, Baduk)
Actually, I think the stones are perfect for WeiQi (Go, Baduk) and makes for interesting variation. There's no reason why we should limit ourselves to the black and white stones.
 
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Um, yeah. They're not traditional Go, but I'm making a sweet set with a piece of vinyl (it came slightly frosted but I will sand it more) and blue and white stones. You can't say no to a Go set like that, can you? Sheesh. You'll see the picture when I'm done.
 
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There are so many uses of these. I've made a makeshift Zertz / Siegestones / Poison Pot set with 37 white poker chips and several colours of glass stones.
 
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Duel of Ages as life counters.

Someone mention Runebound. Also Citadels. I use them for those as well.
 
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The different colored stones will give you the ability to play some of these variations that require different pieces than the normal black and white:

http://www.di.fc.ul.pt/~jpn/gv/gv.htm

The thing about Go stones, though, is that they're actually rounded on both the top and the bottom (and not as rounded as the glass stones). This can make it easier to put them down in a crowded situation (as you sometimes must do)---you can hold them inbetween the tips of your index and thumb easily.

Properly made Go stones out of a heavy material give a satisfying THONK when placed onto a wooden board.

THONK THONK. THONK. THONK.

THONK.

In fact, the Kiseido Go server client makes these very sounds I think.

It's like those sounds in the BSW version of Powergrid. It's very, very satisfying....
 
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Gaming stones on sale at Michaels
$1 for a bag of 80-85 stones. I think I should keep bumping this cuz it keeps helping people. Tell me if not.
 
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Steven Winsor
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Oops...
That's a COMMENT, not a new JOURNAL.

What I was going to say was, whatever. I'm not going for accuracy here. The markings on the board are gonna be 1" square, not 7/8" x 5/16". Blasphemy, I know. But it's turning out to be hard enough just to sand these things without making dents.
 
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