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Art Is Resistance
24-03-2008, 16:17
Hi There,

I have the old versions fo Blood Bowl, and about ten teams! AS I can download the new rulebook for nothing, legally, all I'm short of is the blocking dice!

As they are six sided dice, Could I just use the symbol table numbered up to represent the various results? I think this would work, but as there are only 5 symbols, which is duplicated? And what number should go to each symbol?

Or is there somewhere I can buy just the blocking dice? I've checked ebay, but there's none there, and GW don't sell them separately.

Many thanks,

Darryl.

Anaris
24-03-2008, 16:53
I'm pretty sure the NAF sell them - I was told this once.

Indeed - front page of site

http://www.bloodbowl.net/index.php

As for the dice themselves, you could easily make a chart.

1. Attacker Down
2. Both Down
3. Push Back
4. Push Back
5. Defender Down (unless you have Dodge)
6. Defender Down

Howlinggriffon
24-03-2008, 19:25
You're options are:

Join the NAF - as part of the membership fee you get sent three special block dice. http://www.bloodbowl.net/

Buy some of Impact Miniatures alternative dice...
http://www.impactminiatures.com/index.php?option=dice

Scour Ebay for original or buy a Blood Bowl box set. Until very recently, you could buy the dice individually direct from GW. No longer though...

Darkson
27-03-2008, 00:44
Just to point out, you CANNOT buy dice from the NAF. You get dice as a gift when you take up a memebership.

Lord_Squinty
30-03-2008, 10:47
I've ordered them from GW mail order before - try there, with the changes recently they may not do that anymore, but its worth a try..

Howlinggriffon
31-03-2008, 00:13
If it helps, the product code for the block dice was 99359999016. Worth a phone call to GW Mail Order if nothing more than to confirm they don't have them anymore...

WallyTWest
18-04-2008, 01:26
I really tried ordering them a few days ago. The cost of dice is up from .60 USD to whatever you might find them on E-bay for. (Sucks.)

studderigdave
18-04-2008, 01:54
caled them yesterday, US direct has none. :( thanks again GW

Krootman
21-04-2008, 02:38
I took blank dice and drew the blocking symbols on them, was pretty sweet and was only 45 cents

Bloodknight
21-04-2008, 12:39
I joined the NAF for a year. GW had not had them for years in Germany and ebay prices for blocking dice were ridiculous, so I joined for 10$ (at that time about 7€, which was half of what you paid on ebay) and got a set of 3 dice.

TracerBullet
22-04-2008, 03:03
I too joined NAF a while back, and got three green Block-dice I'll use with my Orcs.
I recently rejoined too. Can't wait to see what colour dice they'll send this time...

Bloodknight
22-04-2008, 09:39
I hope not green with red symbols again. My regular opponent is colourblind which makes using these dice a bit of a nuisance.

TracerBullet
23-04-2008, 10:53
I just bought some white enamel paint, thinned it down and filled in the grooves... ;)

Darkson
26-04-2008, 17:17
New NAF dice are released at the BB GT, so if you've renewed recently, you can expect (very nice) orange with black ink dice.

studderigdave
27-04-2008, 02:19
while waiting for my NAF set, i made a set out of d6 "blanks" with sharpie symbols. works fine as a stand in. beats paying for a box set with an out of date rulebook and crappy minis.

studderigdave
01-05-2008, 20:35
i bought my blank dice from this ebay seller:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Blank-White-Dice-16mm-Great-for-Crafts-Counting_W0QQitemZ140221556696QQihZ004QQcategoryZ1 0909QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l 1262

dice come in slightly roundsed and have some weight to them, i busted out the sharpie for a quick draw job and got me 3 custom blocking dice, along with my custom templates and scratchbuilt team, and printed out rulebook, ive full alleviated the need to buy the box set.

Pink Horror
06-05-2008, 05:44
I hope not green with red symbols again. My regular opponent is colourblind which makes using these dice a bit of a nuisance.

Sounds like the perfect dice to me...