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Hey everyone,

Hope this idea isnt too ridiculous!

Would there be any interest for a PnP contest with the theme of "deck building dice game"?

I.e. think Quarriors!, I think the idea of these types of games is great and would love to see what people can come up with...

As an idea, it would be cool if people could come up with a way to use D6's and modify them simply by physically changing the die rather than stickering over it I.e. carving the the pips into something else and using marker to accentuate this, if that makes sense? A soldering iron or $2 store AA battery powered engraver might work well to change pips to pictures or shapes?

Perhaps the theme should just be dice modification rather than dice deck building, therefore allowing games similar to zombie dice?

Cards and boards (small boards like no more than A4 size) should be allowed, but the dice need to be the main component.

And I think it would be preferable if a game lie this played out in around 30 mins, so short and sweet rather than lengthy and overly serious.

Anyway, I would love it if you could share your thoughts.

Thanks,
Peter.
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Nate K
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I don't know if a lot of people would go for the idea of tampering with their own dice. One mistake and the die is useless. Plus, some people will refuse to play with dice that you have adjusted.
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The easiest way to modify a die is to modify a table and then just use the regular die.
I'm currently developing a game with such system, you can take a look at page 5 of the rules for explanation:
https://www.box.com/s/qkelyakq3kgtmonpiksc
Kind of cheating around original problem, no physical modification required :]
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I was interested in a "PnP dice building game" context.. might be fun to push mind that way a bit..

expecting to see look up tables.. and perhaps various sizes / colors / number of sided dice.

But.. actually engraving the dice?.. I'm a no.
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I wouldn't do engraving.

I might use a marker, but would probably just throw some stickers on some plain dollar-store dice. At least until I was convinced the game was worth a larger investment.

Without stickers or engraving, it seems like the main key to a dice-building game would be to have lots of different colors of dice.
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peakhope wrote:
building game would be to have lots of different colors of dice.


Indeed.. either diff colors.. or I can even see different number of sides.

Each player's supply starts with the single set of common dice (d6, d8, d12, d20) in their player color. They start with a d6.. have to somehow earn rights to purchase more dice.

Maybe not much there.. perhaps you start with a set of d6's... and thus each player must supply enough dice in their color?

Lots to work with here.. so.. certainly a possible design contest.. if more are interested.
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I think a big problem comes from dice already having pips, numbers or what have you on them. That makes it a lot harder to modify in any way that won't just make a mess of them. When starting with blank dice there is at least a clean surface to start with.
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Sam Phillips Beckerman
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Also, there is the problem that the dice would no longer be balanced if you altered the original weight of sides with engraving or stickers.
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Alternatively, you could use something like Lego dice, where the faces are interchangeable plates.

I bought a bunch of them off BrickLink a while back
(http://www.bricklink.com/search.asp?colorID=11&itemID=86770)
and have been trying to come up with good game ideas.

Seems like they might be what you are looking for. Unfortunately, unless you get Lego as a publisher, you probably can't use them in any commercial capacity. =/
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There are games you can pirate dice from.... Yahtzee Jr. is one that comes to mind... as well as other games.

You can also hit up sites like --

http://blankdice.co.uk/

I'd be game for a contest like this, if the main focus was to be dice. You could add categories ---

Best Dice Deck Building Game
Best Express Game
etc...
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