I’m the kind of geek that likes to sit around and pass the time with my friends by playing games like D&D and Magic. While playing video games is great fun, nothing is quite so social as a table top game. And nothing gets a geek’s heart pounding like the roll of a dice. I’ve seen some pretty cool custom die, and thought about how awesome it would be to make my own, but since I lack a laser engraver, it’s not something I can really do. Or at least it wasn’t before.
One dice maker discovered an interesting way to make custom pieces without the need for fancy equipment. The only expensive equipment you need is a laser printer, but if you don’t have one, you can always head to a copy shop and use one of theirs for a small fee. The idea is to print a mirror image of your design on glossy inkjet photo paper. Since the toner doesn’t stick to the inkjet paper very well, you can transfer it onto the blank die, much the same way you would a temporary tattoo on your skin. The result is a good-looking custom piece that will make your friends jealous.