As gamers at some point we all fantasise about having a dedicated gaming room where all our prized games and miniatures can be displayed and brought out to play at a moment's notice, with no kids, parents or spouses to disturb a Very Important Activity. Our dedicated gaming room will of course have a custom made gaming table with tricks and little creature comforts that not only make it fantastic to game on, but also a place where non-gaming items like drinks and stuff can be kept out of the way safely yet within reach.
We can all dream and while a dedicated gaming room might not be feasible for most of us, a custom gaming table is a lot more achievable.
Check out what a fellow tabletop gamer has done. What I especially like is how he integrated his TV /monitor into the gaming surface so that it sits flush. The stained wood surfaces are a nice classy touch although personally I would preferred painting it all black or a dark mahogany. The TV and the inner surface can be covered…
I have played enough games with enough people to find having an confined area for dice to roll a good thing to have. At the same time it should be aesthetically pleasing. I decided to try my hand at making one.
A trip to Daiso turned up a SGD2.00 (~USD1.60) picture frame about A4 in size with enough thickness of frame to hold most throw of the dice yet not hide dice in the corner. Next I bought a cheap cork sheet from Art Friend for less than a dollar, which with a bit of trimming fitted the picture frame nicely where the glass was.
Here's a look at the stuff I bought.
And here is the completed dice tray along with some dice for comparison. The small dice are 12mm.