Saturday, October 29, 2011

Quick & Dirty Dice Tray

When I asked the guys if they wanted anything from Istanbul, Martin asked for some Turkish Delights. On the recommendation of the hotel staff (a post-grad student doing a thesis on the Bronze Age Collapse; we had interesting conversations - maybe I'll write more about him another time), I went to Koska. They had dozens of selections for just Turkish Delights alone, but when I saw this package, I just knew I had to get one. In fact, I got four, which proved to be quite a weight to carry home.


After finishing the contents of the first box, I gave the box a quick wash (may have been a mistake as there was minor warping afterwards), glued a piece of green felt wahj got for our FPW game (sorry), and I have a brand new dice tray for tomorrow's game!



It's not high quality wood or construct, but it took minimal time and I have 2 more boxes to use... provided the other fellows don't ask me for one each so they can make their own!

3 comments:

Rodger said...

Great idea.

Stephen Holmes said...

There are so many ready-made gaming accessories available now.

I really enjoy homemeade kit like this, it seems to carry forward the improvisational spirit of the likes of Featherstone / Grant...

Perhaps I'm an old codger, but to me it seems a more authentic way to wargame.

captain arjun said...

I think part of the fun of this hobby comes from using things which are not designed for wargaming to wargame. :)