Way back 3 weeks ago, before the world went insane, I was at my local D&D session at Lulu Games. They had just received an assortment of the Broken Token dice towers. These are plain wood so you can paint them or decorate them. Some have designs, some are different shapes and sizes. I had a very specific image in my mind of how I wanted it to look, and in my opinion it is now awesome.
This post is more of a show and tell.
I wanted to basically review the process of punching out the sections of the towers. Each section has a teeny tiny wood connection tacked down on two sides to protect it. I almost destroyed my first one because I was unaware of this, but luckily I did not. I figured it would be like a cardboard punch out, and I wasn’t really paying close attention to the details. You kind of need to twist it loose to break that seal. If you just push it, you run the risk of snapping off splinters and destroying your tower.
I did a base coat of black acrylic paint on both sides of each piece and let it dry. I then used the sterling silver and a sponge brush to lightly apply the final coat. I wanted to make it look stony. There are three inner shelves that supply internal structure and make the dice tumble. I decided not to paint these as I didn’t really think it was necessary. Looking back, I would do a base coat on them as it doesn’t hurt it at all. If I wanted to, I could disassemble it and paint the edges but it’s not critical to me.
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For the tumbler inserts and the bottom inside of the tray, I used some scrap sticky felt from a project many years ago (I’m not a hoarder, I promise, I just don’t throw scrap materials out, and I do eventually use most of them). Naturally, I used green, in case it wasn’t obvious I am a Slytherin and I lean towards those colors first in most of my projects. I applied the felt so it would dampen the sound of the falling dice.
The tower itself folds down for storage, and can store one set of dice inside.
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