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Dungeonbowl portals painted

I’ve painted the Dungeonbowl portals. After considering how I might approach these, I decided on a fairly straightforward scheme. Contrast black and grey for the stone, followed by contrast Turquoise (they call it Aethermatic Blue) for the business part of the portals.

I was disappointed with the lack of any stands for these game pieces; they are just meant to lay face up on the board, as shown in the foreground. Also, while you roll a D6 to see where a player appears after going through a portal, the portals themselves are marked in Roman numerals. I like Roman numerals but their use here means you roll, then do some mental conversion, then see where you player goes. Unless…

I bought the above dice from a Kickstarter project in the earlier days of that platform, 2013 I think. They are anodised aluminium, which gives them the colour. For some reason they use I was originally going to put them to made it important to have one differently-coloured dice. They have a new use now as portal dice for Dungeonbowl!

The portals didn’t take long to paint, but there are six of them, which has an impact on the countdown:

3 comments on “Dungeonbowl portals painted

  1. John@justneedsvarnish
    June 3, 2022

    I think they look really good, portals and dice! 🙂 I’ve been thinking about Roman numerals lately and whether to paint any on my up-and-coming VSF stuff – whereas it’s bad enough trying to hand paint “88” on anything, finding the room to paint “LXXXVIII” isn’t easy!

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    • davekay
      June 3, 2022

      True! Any number ending in 8 tends to get long in roman numerals and 88 is about the longest!

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  2. Faust
    June 4, 2022

    Nice work and good call on the Roman numeral dice!! 😀


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