The post is me taking a break from my last 1.5 series regarding the logistics involved in indie creation.
I collect gaming dice or items that fulfill the dice mechanic (a.k.a. dice rings). However, when I go for a gaming session with my friends, scrambling for a makeshift dice tray at the game site so that your dice won’t go all over the world is a problem on its own.
So here’s my attempt to alleviate the situation:
And this was how I made it – I made this over lunch break so it’s pretty quick and simple once you have everything together.
All you need are:
Step 1 (Optional): Fit Your Dice
You can skip this step of you don’t intend to have this tray to be multi-functional. I thought the movable partitions were a great bonus so I used them to store my usual play dice.
Step 2: Fit the Tray Padding
I went by estimation and by eye, but you can measure the inside of your container and transfer the measurements on your choice of dice tray padding. I used sheet rubber for mine (the kind they use to make DIY rubber stamps) but you can also use foam sheets – as long as the dice doesn’t sink into or bounce off the material easily.
Cut your material to size to fit your tray.
Step 3: Adhesive
Time to glue! Apply a good amount on your tray.
Step 4: Stick it in!
Before the glue dries, stick your tray pad in and let it sit for a few minutes.
Step 5: Dice Tray Get!
And you’re done! Enjoy your dice storage + tray.
This has served me well so far – the best thing about it is that it fits into my mobile game case, but that’s another assembly for another post.
Thanks for reading and I hope you’ve found this helpful.
What other containers do you use for your dice storage or dice trays? Leave your comments below.
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