Posted on September 14, 2008
There is a post over at ENWorld that says WOTC will begin selling non-random mini’s. Great. Long time coming Wizards.
That’s the reason I made my tokens.
November 19, 2008
Wow, those look great!
How did you make those?
The map or the tokens? The map is scanned in photoshop and printed at scale…
The tokens are made with tokentool, then I make the flip side bloody in photoshop, label it in photoshop and print it out on glossy paper and stick it unto a metal washer…
I think I’ll make a tutorial…
It was the tokens I was thinking of – already read your post about the dungeon tiles
A tutorial would be greatly appreciated!
March 12, 2009
How come none of the tokens are in the middle of the room?
I’ve made a bunch of tokens too. I put them on 1″ wooden circles (got 500 of them really cheaply). I like them but I wish they had more heft like I’ll bet washers give.
@Nemomeme: the washers definitely have more weight to them, and being metallic, they work great with the alea tools markers I’ve begun using!
how do you make yours?
Can’t find the site where I got them (it was cheaper), but I bought circles from a site like this: http://www.cardinalenterprises.com/circles.htm I was using a nice sturdy 1″ punch I got from Michael’s but I didn’t like the way the pictures wrapped slightly down the curved edges of the wood circles, so I switched to resizing the square pictures in Word with a .95″ circle shaped overlay, printing them on beefy paper, and then cutting them out with scissors. I use Modge Podge to put the artwork on the wood. I may have to go back and make transparent “bloodied” overlays on the artwork, and duplicate what you’ve done. Right now I have little colored foam symbols to mark conditions. Red stars next to the token means bloodied. It gets a little cluttered sometimes.
I would definitely recommend the transparency overlay on the flip side of the token, as it’s one less thing at the table to have to put somewhere.
That’s a great website to order the wooden disks from, I’m not sure if washers even come in 3″ sizes…. have to bookmark that one for future reference….
October 6, 2009
just out of curiosity what kind of washers and which generation of alea tokens are you using? i have the second generation neo tokens and they do not sit centered under the washers i have because of the hole in the middle. i am assuming with the old alea tokens it would not have mattered as much because the magnet had more surface area. i am wondering if maybe fender washers (the kind with a tiny hole) might work better.
Fender washers are the ones I use with the second generation magnets. The ones with the small hole, you are correct.
November 12, 2009
on your suggestion, i ordered the 1″ hole puncher and magnetic base from Alea. also using tokentool (which rocks), but what i really wanna do is use tokentool without the ring they have available. i LOVE the black outline ring you’re using for your tokens. the more art i can display, the better IMO. any suggestions?
also, i’ve made my first tokens scaling down the image down to show the face and torso (as in the Fiery Dragon square tokens), but i think i’m just gonna make tokens that show the face. more details, much better.
will take some pics of our game tonight.
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