Posts Tagged ‘roleplaying’

The Dice Bag of Nine Pockets is easily one of the most popular dice bags I offer at greyedout.etsy.com, and the other day I took some new pictures.

The images show off the pockets, as well as the really cool new dice I grabbed for my Alpha Legion – I’m really excited to start using these in games! The blue and red dice bags also have nine pockets each, and I took these pics mostly to offer some images of the various colors I have available.

In addition to that, there are new pictures of the Tyrannosaur and Killer GM dice bags as well. Take a look, and as always, you can get a discount on your order if you use the coupon code “dftba” at checkout.

I’ve been making dice bags for about four years now, and it still always amazes me how supportive and incredible the gaming community is.  I still get a kick out of mailing out every order, and like seeing new countries to send a dice bag to.  I’ve done a few giveaways before, but this time I thought I would be a bit more “official” and use Rafflecopter to help make things a bit smoother.

 

In this giveaway, I’m going to letting go one of my Greyed Out Dice Bags, in the Orc Clan style, along with a set of five orc-themed dice from Q Workshop.  I own a set of these in red, and they’re fantastic.  

 

Find Greyed Out online at Greyed Out or on Facebook at Greyed Out.

 

 

Click the link to find your way to the Rafflecopter page:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

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orc 1 dice bag

Some new dice bags available at greyedout.etsy.com

Dice Bag Sale!

20% off sale at Greyed Out! Click on the image to get to my Etsy shop. Use coupon code SAVE20 to get the discount.

Chaos Star Dice Bag by Greyed Out

The dice bag is lined in black fabric.

 

I’ve been working on ideas for new dice bags, and ended up with something that I think a lot of Warhammer 40,000 players will really like, especially with the recent release of the 6th edition Chaos Codex and the newer miniatures for Chaos Space Marines.

The dice bag is sewn from black cotton canvas, with a yellow chaos star screen printed on it.  It’s also lined in black fabric, so the only colors on the bag are the star and the dark brown drawstring.  You can find the dice bag listed at Greyed Out.

I’ve also been working on a Warpwolf Stalker for my Circle Orboros; I think he’ll be getting a mohawk modeled on him, and I’ll try to post some pictures of that. I’ve updated my Miniature Painting Commissions page a bit as well. My rate is $8/hour, which includes assembly, pinning, etc. I will probably cap certain projects after a certain time period, meaning that while I quote $8/hour, I would only charge for 7 hours of work for say, an infantry squad. The cap option comes into play when painting entire armies, where a discount for volume might be really appropriate.

 

 

 

 

The past few weeks I’ve been working on new dice bag designs, and I’ll also be working on a few wargame themed commissions.  One of the Privateer Press Pressgangers at my local gaming store asked me to make a few dice bags as prizes for a Halloween tournament, so they’ll be Warmachine faction icon dice bags with a Halloween influence.

I also made a wolf’s head icon, which I’m rather proud of.  It works well for House Stark, Space Wolves, Twilight fans, Battletech’s Wolf’s Dragoons or Clan Wolf, and much more.  And if you just like wolves, and want a dice bag to represent that, that’s cool too.

 

 

I’m planning to grab some grey fabric when I get the chance, so that I have a bit of variety.  I can also print the icon on black, green, or red fabric, in either black or white ink.

That’s right, I got some red canvas – I’m going to print one of the orc skulls on it, for proppa orc bags.  Pics will be going up once that’s done.

The Greyed Out Fall Sale is still going strong!  Remember, until October 31 you can free shipping with coupon code FREESHIP or 25% off your order using the coupon code FALLBASH – please spread the word!  It’s never too early to pick up Christmas gifts, and these dice bags(if I may say so) are too cool to pass up.

 

Greyed Out is the Etsy store where I sell my handmade dice bags. I’ve been a gamer for 15 years, starting with AD&D 2nd edition, and eventually moving to roleplaying games like Shadowrun, Vampire: the Masquerade, as well as tabletop miniature wargames like Warhammer 40,000 and Warmachine. A few years ago I decided to try my hand at making my own dice bag, and the designs evolved from there. Greyed Out currently has 35 different dice bags listed, which offers enough variety for anyone. I also do custom orders, and am always happy to discuss design ideas.

Hey everyone,

 

It’s finally starting to feel like fall outside.  The air is starting to smell crisp, trees are beginning to change colors, and the nights are cool now.  In order to celebrate that, I wanted to have a fall sale at Greyed Out.

From now until the end of October, you can get free shipping using the coupon code FREESHIP or 25% off your order using the code FALLBASH.

 

I believe I mentioned it in my previous post, but I do think that everyone who has a dice collection should have an awesome dice bag to carry them in.  It’s simple and easy to get a mass-produced dice bag when you’re first starting out in your Dungeons and Dragons adventures, but why settle for that?  Greyed Out has a great selection of dice bags available, and while I do sell the same design multiple times, the chances of running into another person with the exact same dice bag are slim.  Get something cool and unique and give your dice a happy home.

You can find Greyed Out on Etsy at: greyedout.etsy.com

 

A few examples of my dice bags:

 

 

 

 

 

I’m a nerd, and I freely admit it.  I get excited about dice, and roleplaying games, and moving little pewter miniatures around on a tabletop battlefield, pretending to be a great general.  (I have very little in the way of tactical skills.)  I think that’s part of the reason I really like sewing dice bags.  Everyone who games in some form or fashion needs a good dice bag, or at least that’s how I feel – and not just because I sell dice bags.  All those funny-shaped polyhedrons are an integral part of gamer culture, so why not have a snazzy way to carry yours and keep them safe?  I know that Knights of the Dinner Table can often be a roleplaying stereotype taken to an extreme, but just look at Brian van Hoose, who almost always has his dice bag hanging from his belt.

I’ve seen gamers keep their dice in little plastic compartmented containers, I’ve seen dice in ziploc bags, I’ve seen dice in Crown Royal bags.  Some people have “dice buckets” where the dice live, ready to be pulled out on game night.  Me, I’ve always had a dice bag, at least as long as I can remember.  My mom got me my first one, and that little black dice bag with the faux-leather rim stayed with me for almost twelve years, until I started making my own.  I’ve come a long way since that first dice bag, and there’s probably still room for improvement.

This summer I started trying to screen print designs on my dice bags, starting with a few orc skulls.  One customer put up a great review on his own blog, and you can read the entry here:

http://duelsanddice.blogspot.com/2012/08/artisian-dice-bags.html

I love hearing about customer experience with my stuff, and it’s great to get good feedback.  One thing that I do sometimes worry about is my price point – my bags are listed in my Etsy shop, Greyed Out, for between $16 and $18, with $3.50 in shipping.  I think that feels a bit high to some people, but I also think it’s reasonable for what I offer, and here’s why.

I make all of these dice bags myself.  It takes about an hour, sometimes a little more, to sew each dice bag.  That includes cutting the fabric, putting everything together, stringing the drawstring, and so on.  Each bag has about $2 of fabric in it.  I purchase all my own fabric, and I don’t drive, so each trip to Hobby Lobby with public transport takes a while.  That also has to be factored in.  Add in the time to wash the fabric, then screen print it, let the ink dry, set the ink, and so on, and it all adds up.  I’d like to make at least some profit on each sale, and I feel that my time is worth more than minimun wage.  Sure, you can get a dice bag manufactured in China for $3.99.  But why do that when the alternative is something sewn right here in the United States by someone who loves what he does?  To me, handmade means quality, and I do my best to make each of my dice bags perfect.  I don’t send out anything that I’m not happy with.

That said, I do have some new designs to show off.  Check them out, as always, at greyedout.etsy.com and feel free to email me with any questions.  I do have wholesale deals available if you’re interested in carrying my dice bags in your game store, bookshop, etc.

 

White orc skull on dark green cotton canvas.

 

A second orc skull dice bag.

 

Red suede bag with a hidden Inquisition symbol inside.

 

Black cotton canvas Inquisition bag.

 

Open dice bag.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I recently picked up some suede, and have been making it into dice bags. Let me just say that this fabric is incredible, and I love working with it. I have two colors, a smoky gray and a rich sienna. I think the pictures have come out really well – I took them both on the map I’ve been working on, with dice scattered around.

The smoky gray suede bag is perfect for moodier gaming days. The color is reminiscent of a stormy day, the sky flashing thunder and lightning as the dice roll.

The rich sienna suede dice bag is more of a traditional fantasy bag. It’s easy to imagine this bag hanging from the belt of a warrior or a wizard, holding spell components or a handful of coins for that night’s ale at the tavern.

I’ve also been continuing with my 365 Sketch Project. So far I’ve been getting at least one sketch a day done, which you can see at my Tumblr. It’s a mix of Mouse Guard fan art, pin up girls, and random other sketches. I’m really enjoying it so far, and I can’t wait to have 365 full days of sketching done.