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Bob G
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Dear Packet Tricksters,


I've posted before about a version of Wild Card that I'm dreaming up whose patter is a story about two devils, one red and one blue, playing a card game. In my current thinking I have a single die (supposedly) that's red when it's in the red devil's hand, but turns blue when the blue devil takes it. For this purpose I need two dice (one red and one blue, obviously), with complementary spots. For instance, maybe the blue die has only even numbers, and the red die only odd.



I have a cute, jokey set of dice from Kaplow that has all fives on one die, and only ones and sixes on the other (so that you always roll seven or eleven -- not relevant to my thinking at the moment). That set would fit the bill, except that both dice are red, and they apparently don't come in blue.



Does anyone happen to know of dice similar to the ones I described, but which come in both red and blue? Or maybe just blue, if I could use it with one of the red Kaplow ones (which are translucent and 19 mm). And inexpensive would be nice.



I wasn't sure where to post this, but Deckless seemed like a good start.



Thanks for any help you can offer!


Bob
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You can use some foam rubber blocks (red and blue) and turn them into dice with a sharpie pen, if you don't mind a home-made look to them. That would also allow you to start with blank dice, and then have the "trick" spots appear on them for the effect, and then later to toss down correctly as correctly spotted dice that could be examined. http://www.orientaltrading.com/counting-......m+blocks

If you really need and are ready to pay for professional looking plastic custom dice, try: http://www.dicecollector.com/THE_DICE_THEME_GAMESTATION.html
Bob G
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Thanks as always, Jim. You got my imagination working, and I found some very inexpensive *blank* blue dice. I have the option of coloring in the pips, as you suggested, or just leaving the sides blank, which might add to the humor.
Bob G
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You wouldn't know it from the company's name, but Steve at Highland Games makes beautiful custom-made dice.
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RIT Dye (the common fabric dye that you can find most grocery stores, Walmart, etc.) will dye many plastics. A little less common but probably even better for the job, is RIT DyeMore for coloring polyester, synthetics, rubber, and plastics (try a fabric store or a craft store like JoAnn). If you can get white dice with the pips you want (probably much easier than finding them in both red and blue) or if you start with blank white dice, then either of these RIT products has a good chance of solving your problem. Easy to use, and the experiment would only cost you about $5.00.
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Thanks, Emory.


Bob
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