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« on: December 11, 2006 09:28:54 PM »

No, they aren't the same person! :-)

My stepfather is a retired fire chief. He also just bought a 1942 Chevy firetruck to restore. Any ideas on things I could make for him or his truck?

A guy friend of mine is an avid Dungeons and Dragons player. Does anyone have suggestions for a crafted present? Besides a dice bag?
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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2006 11:35:00 PM »

mann they are hardd. sorry i have no real good ideas?


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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2006 06:59:38 AM »

I'm not sure how to do this, because I've never worked with clay before, but you could make a little Sculpey dalmation for your stepdad's dashboard.  And for the D&Der, make a Sculpey figure of his character or of one of the Monsters in the Monsters Manual.  Just some thoughts, if I come up with more, I'll let you know!

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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2006 09:45:17 AM »

Somewhere on Craftster about a year ago, I saw a tutorial for making 20-sided dice as christmas ornaments. Might be a good fit for the D&D guy. Gotta run or I'd look for the tutorial for you.

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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2006 12:49:52 PM »

I've seen some really neat shirts with D&D designs on it. You could stencil one.

One had pictures of all the different kinds of dice and says "Choose Your Weapon" underneath. (Okay, okay, I OWN that t-shirt.)

Another said "I played D&D before it was Cool."

"Don't make me roll initiative!"

Check out jinx.com for other D&D inspired tees.

If you have access to a drill, you could drill through 3 or 4 of the dice (different kinds, of course.) and make a keychain.

Depending on HOW into it he is, you could make him a pendent out of a d20 (the most common of the D&D dice.) A friend made me one for my b-day this year. She got wire and twisted a little cage for it and plunked it in. She added a small bead at the bottom for added interest.

As a D&D player, I know that our Dungeon Master was really into organization and always lugged around this notebook with all of the ideas he came up with, maps pasted inside, etc. You could decorate the front of a notebook with an older looking fantasy map and add pictures from the old school D&D books, maybe pictures of the dice, etc.

Yowza! I think I'm going to do that ^ for my DM!

Let me know what YOU come up with and maybe we can swap ideas.
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2006 01:53:21 PM »

Does your D&D player ever run the games as dungeon master? If so, all DMs like to have a DM screen - it is basically just a short trifold posterboard to keep the players from seeing their dice rolls - you could print, decoupage, paint, glue whatever onto it and he can use it when he runs games. In FACT, I think I will now make one for my BF - thanks for the inspiration!  Grin
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