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Picture of The one and only REAL dice tower    (V1.0)
How about a REAL dice tower (tool to roll dice) made from DICE?
 
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Step 1: What you need

First: Hi there from Germany!

Second: What you need!
- a sick idea, or just take mine! :-)

(BTW: I want to build up a dicetower with little bricks or LEGOs, but my sweet sweet girl friend said: "If you want to have a DICEtower, why don't U use DICE to build??? And why doesn't anybody has this idea before???")

- some :-) of these extraordinary cheap dice found at ebay (look for chinese dice or dice with red/ blue dots)
or perhaps at an asiashop near you... edgelength of the single die is 1,25 cm!!!
I bought 1600, because at least you need 1346 (!!!) dice for this project!
- plastic glue (and fresh air against headache!!!)
- baking paper (!!!)
- 2 CD cases (ONLY the cases, without CD)
- my EXCEL Sheet with the shapes of the different parts for 12,5 mm dice (see below for download)
- foil like the one you need for making mobiles with window colour pics... is it called "windowcolourmobilefoil"?
- transparent adhesive tape
- paper and a printer for the shapes to print out
- a plain underground, I used a big cutting mat
- some hours of time

- a visit at my homepage http://www.lord-of-the-dice.de to see more dice and more towers (follow the menu to Mona Lisa => "Gallery", then left to dicetower!)

PS: Why is it V1.0?

My first idea was to build it with 'normal' dice, but these dice are
- bigger (16 mm)
- more expensive!

But now, I see, my dicetower works, and my next idea is the Dicetower V2.0 with normal dice and some 'extras'... :-) Wait for it.
tower.xls120 KB

Step 2: Before starting, make some provisions

1.) take the big cutting mat (or table)
2.) get your prints from the excel sheets
3.) take sheet #1 on the cutting mat (or table)
4.) lay down the baking paper OVER the print with the non adhesive side to you
(plastic glue will not stick on it!!!)
5.) open the first brick of dice
6.) get the CD cases near you...
7.) arrange the dice
8.) open the plastic glue and BEGIN!!!!
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bcot5103 years ago
i dowloaded the excel sheet and all i got was a list of how many dice you used, i didnt get any blueprints or anything
HaGue (author)  bcot5103 years ago
There are many Folders in this file, there are the prints... what you saw was only the first folder...
bcot510 HaGue3 years ago
is there anyway you can email me all the files as a zip file? because i downloaded the excel file in the link and this is all i got when i opened it. my email is mr.schmalfeldt@gmail.com
excel.tiff
bcot510 bcot5103 years ago
please?
KnexFreek4 years ago
 LOV it
Quoted from Wikipedia: "Another unique feature about Asian dice aside from the oversized single pip is the fact that the pips for both "one" and "four" are colored red. Why this is so is unknown. But it is suggested that an entirely black and white color combination on the one side would be unlucky and red (a lucky color in Chinese culture) would counteract this. Several legends also mention that the "four" side is colored red because a Chinese emperor (one legend said it was a Ming dynasty emperor, while another stated it was Chung Tsung) ordered it as "fours" helped him win a dice game (sugoroku) against his empress. This story, however, is questionable at best, as it is also probable that "red fours" are also of common Indian origin."
im chinese it is because four in chinese sounds like death.
Same with Japanese, yes?
Yes, 'shi' in Japanese sounds a lot like 'shin', death.
dont know
HaGue (author)  embuhrowmoose6 years ago
THANX a lot!!!
lucek4 years ago
how effective is this on a caltrop d4?
Sorry this may seem thick and all but what is the truth?
"You can never have enough dice."
bowmaster6 years ago
The reason for the 4 being a different color is because one of the words for 4 is also death in japanese.
so let me get this straight. Yon (4 in jap) also means death?
I don't think it means death but the words are similar. (I think)
Its actually "shi" that is both four and death, depending on the character. Yon is four when it is used to say "yonjuu" (40).
this.. is plain awesomeness. words cannot describe the awesome. amen to you, man.
i have to agree with you, that is all i can say because you got it all right in your comment and there is no point typing it again.
Ii's like you went on a Near rampage. (Death Note for all of u who don't know, Wikipedia him.)
awesome!
Whoa...
oh gosh!!!! : ) that is great yet hilarious!
Yes! it took two hours but i made one out of legos! I may post pictures soon
HaGue (author)  TheMoonMaster6 years ago
i'll wait for them... LEGO is cool!!!
dd32123 HaGue5 years ago
need more lego awesomeness
MAD LAB6 years ago
woow cool!!! i like it i'll try doing it
This is so cool! i just started playing DND a little while ago and I would totaly make one if I had the cash. so im going to make on out of lego. Did you know that there is a podcast called the Dice Tower? it is all about boardgames and stuff. you should send pictures to them.
HaGue (author)  TheMoonMaster6 years ago
Yes, I've read about them at google... maybe... in the future
im a man6 years ago
pretty cool.but,try balancing it untill the top!it could be fun!
Derin6 years ago
if there is no fence,u want this: down the table,down the carpet,down the stairs,down the door,down the mountain,down the volcano,down to come back and hit u in the head
lol

FART

theophilus6 years ago
is the silver 20-sider from thinkgeek.com?
HaGue (author)  theophilus6 years ago
no, it's from the olympic series from KOPLOW...
jeremy915116 years ago
thats a lot dice...
bounty10126 years ago
cool +1 :D
Kiteman6 years ago
I spy an old-school roleplayer! I still have a bag of d4 d10, d20, trap dice and even a d30 (that takes ages to stop rolling!).

Whoa - optical illusion alert - click on the second picture of step 5, then scroll it up and down your screen ...
towards...away...towards...away...towards...away...towards...away...XP
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