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Replacing Components

Post by curious » Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:11 am

I recently got a 70's copy of Dune off ebay, and I've been doing it up. I'd like to replace the tokens with small glass stones, but I can't seem to find six distinct colours at a 10mm diameter at all, let alone for a reasonable price. :? Any suggestions?

I wanted to store the player kits in Altoids cans as well, but tins of Altoids are $4.50 at US Foods! Good gravy.

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Post by Fraser » Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:06 am

Try two dollar shops, reject shops and home decorating places. I have seen glass beads/stones that could be used for counters in games at all of them. Prices vary immensely, but if you hunt around you will probably find them for around $2 a bag.
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Post by bsmith » Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:04 pm

Sometimes you need to fit quite a lot of those tokens in a pretty small region, are you sure 10mm isn't going to be too big for the board curious?

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Post by jttm80 » Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:13 pm

Yeah I agree. You'd probably want something stackable instead of beads.
Maybe tiny poker chips?
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Post by shawn_low » Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:52 pm

I'd start with actually trying to print off a LARGER board. Your army tokens really stack up and you need more room!

There are heaps of good boards on BGG.

Then I'd suggest using small cubes or tiddlywinks.

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Post by curious » Thu Aug 30, 2007 1:39 pm

bsmith wrote:Sometimes you need to fit quite a lot of those tokens in a pretty small region, are you sure 10mm isn't going to be too big for the board curious?
... This is a good point. I've only played the game once so far ( Corrino vs. Fremen ) and even though I was getting spiceblocked constantly, there were still great stacks of tokens moving around the board.

I actually found six colours of small, flat glass beads at a local bead store, but at 50c each, they're a touch too rich for my blood if I wanted to replace all 120 tokens. Maybe I could go with small buttons, or just, y'know, suck it up and use cardboard.

edit: Maybe I could use metal shims... then I could use a secret magnet under the board as a new treachery card...
shawn_low wrote:I'd start with actually trying to print off a LARGER board.
I really should do this sooner or later, if nothing else because I replaced the spice deck with a printed set ( two were missing ) and it's now four times larger than the Treachery one. :oops:

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Post by pimlottc » Thu Aug 30, 2007 2:21 pm

Also try arts and crafts stores and hobby shops. Museum shops/educational stores (Australian Geographic perhaps?) often have various polished stones and such. I always wanted to get a load of pyrite stones for a game that used gold.
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Post by gregor » Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:52 pm

I got a bunch of glass stones from a glass supplier in sydney. Have totally forgotten the name-- but it wasn't too hard to find. I think they did mostly stained glass stuff. They sell them (unsorted) by the kilo.

Educational supply stores would also be a good bet for all sorts of different counters used to teach counting and categorisation and suchlike in primary school.

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Post by pimlottc » Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:45 am

Reminds me of a somewhat related thread on BGG recently.
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