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  • #115076
    Ruarigh
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    The thread on dice got me wondering if you like to accessorise your gaming experience. I like themed dice towers, dice, and other fripperies that are not essential to playing the game but which, I think, make the table look nicer and enhance the gaming experience. Things like the card and dice tray for Burning Sands are right up my street, and I have spent hours painting Baccus casualty figures to make casualty markers for my Swedish and Danish GNW armies so that each regiment has its own set. No dice as markers or counters on my gaming table, if I can help it!

    So, do you accessorise, and if so then how?

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    #115077
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Yup:

    PREVIOUS TOPIC

    I will reply here though, as you asked and I will upload some images in a bit.

    #115085
    Ruarigh
    Participant

    I seem to have missed that topic. Ah well, it was a year ago and people may have changed perspective.

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    #115087
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    So yes, I like in period accessories.
    Nothing here is really needed except the dice, but they all add flavour.

    Hand carved bone dice for the heroes.
    Coins to track the heroes Available Vitality.
    Skulls to track the villains Available Vitality.
    Hand carved teeth to track the creatures Available Vitality.
    Gold flavour metal dice to track Vitality.
    Fancy pants resin and felt lined character tray for the heroes.
    Printed tray for the villains.
    Hand made fancy pants accessory box.
    Hand made leather bound book for game/world notes.

    Instead of the above, normal d6 and this would do the same job in terms of book keeping:

    But I know which one makes me feel more immersed.

    #115093

    We play a lot of Fistful of Lead games and find using the custom made playing cards and game markers really enhance the game.

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    #115103
    Ruarigh
    Participant

    Love what you’ve done there, Mike. That lot really does give a sense of heroic fantasy that will help with immersion. I think immersion is the key which is what I aim for too.

    Harry: I’m the same. I use the Gruntz activation cards instead of ordinary playing cards, and like to have themed objective markers, etc.

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    #115104
    Sane Max
    Participant

    Not big on accessories, but I am a sucker for a ‘better marker’ ever since i started playing things like Hail Caesar, Blitzkrieg commander etc. I cannot pass a ‘Range’ or similar shop without going in to see what they have in the way of stuff that can be used for wound-markers, disorder markers and so-on, and am still not happy with any of the dozens of things I have bought and used so far, so will keep doing it 🙂

    #115124
    Radar
    Participant

    Oh heck yes!

    No manky tape measures here – brass and steel measuring rods (Products for Wargamers). Royalists have a red folding dice tray (All Rolled Up) and red dice, Parliament has an orange dice tray and dice. Nice leather pouches (cheap LARPs stuff from fleabay) for the dice too. Almost forgot appropriately coloured arc of fire templates (Warbases)

    Not forgetting Warbases custom casualty markers – all using a suitably seventeenth century looking (chapbook italic). Dead chap in the middle relating to the specific unit, and if it’s a Royalist unit “pro Deo Rege et Patria” around the dial edge, Parliamentarians get “for God and Parliament”, Scots get “Couenant for Religion King and Kingdomes”

     

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    #115130
    Norm S
    Participant

    I have used themed commemorative playing cards for WWII and Napoleonic games – a nice touch.

    I also have a laser pen for line of sight decisions.

    #115212
    Ivan Sorensen
    Participant

    In theory I do, but I rarely end up doing it.
    Back when we played a lot of Crossfire, I did have sets of “allied” and “axis” dice: Speckled green and speckled grey D6’s respectively.

    I noticed that after a few games, people would reach for dice, realize they were grabbing the “wrong” ones and then get the right dice.

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    #115214
    Kitfox
    Participant

    I tend to do it more for RPGs than for wargames.  I’m currently preparing for a Legend of the 5 Rings campaign so naturally had to learn Japanese bonding to make the character sheets and origami for folding secret notes!

     

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    #115217
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Cool. Used to play the card game!

    #115253
    Ruarigh
    Participant

    I’m enjoying seeing all your themed accessories. I think I need to up my game.

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    #115258
    Geof Downton
    Participant

    Dice for use with my Biblical Hebrews…

    …but only for solo games.

    Or perhaps if I ever play in Israel…

    One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.
    Ahab, King of Israel; 1 Kings 20:11

    #115262
    Rhoderic
    Participant

    If I went down this road, there are too many accessories I would need for too many different themes. It has appeal, though. Maybe I can start collecting accessories once I have more figures/models and terrain/scenery pieces squared away.

    #115271
    Steve Johnson
    Participant

    I think I might do something if I played Mordheim again, but for my games now, just normal die, tape measures etc are perfectly fine.

    #115275
    McKinstry
    Participant

    Themed dice color appropriate, I also like casualty figures, shell splash markers and for Age of Sail, Litko firing markers. An appropriate thehed wind gauge and wherever possible, measuring rods in appropriate colors.

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    #115306
    Autodidact-O-Saurus
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    About as close I’ve ever gotten is using 1.5″ dice with 54mm figures. Big figs, big dice.

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