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    Blocking Dice - Proxies?

    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,

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    Re: Blocking Dice - Proxies?

    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
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    Re: Blocking Dice - Proxies?

    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...
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    Re: Blocking Dice - Proxies?

    Just to point out, you CANNOT buy dice from the NAF. You get dice as a gift when you take up a memebership.
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    Re: Blocking Dice - Proxies?

    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..

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    Re: Blocking Dice - Proxies?

    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...
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    Re: Blocking Dice - Proxies?

    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.)

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    caled them yesterday, US direct has none. thanks again GW
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    I took blank dice and drew the blocking symbols on them, was pretty sweet and was only 45 cents
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    Re: Blocking Dice - Proxies?

    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.
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    Re: Blocking Dice - Proxies?

    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...
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    Re: Blocking Dice - Proxies?

    I hope not green with red symbols again. My regular opponent is colourblind which makes using these dice a bit of a nuisance.
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    Re: Blocking Dice - Proxies?

    I just bought some white enamel paint, thinned it down and filled in the grooves...
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    Re: Blocking Dice - Proxies?

    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.
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    Re: Blocking Dice - Proxies?

    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.
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    Re: Blocking Dice - Proxies?

    i bought my blank dice from this ebay seller:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Blank-White-Dice...742.m153.l1262

    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.
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    Re: Blocking Dice - Proxies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bloodknight View Post
    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...

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