Game Components

Sooner or later you are going to want to turn your game from idea into reality.  You might want cards, tokens, boards or dice to come with your game.  In the last year or two there has been a resurgence of publishing roleplaying games in a box, complete with dice and character sheets.  So even if you’re not planning a board game or a card game, the option for game pieces is still available to you.

In that light, an option that came my way recently is The Game Crafter.  Personally, I’ve had no experience with them for printing game boards and the like, but they have a wide selection of common game pieces and a catalogue of complete games.  One option for my game Siege is a game board, so I’ll be keeping my eye on this.

I’ve added this link to the Resources section on the front page.  Since the list is quite small at the moment it’ll stay there.  But as we go, this list is likely to get larger and probably earn its own page on the site.

But enough about my links.  What about you?  What resources have you found on the web to help with your games?  Do you know a great publisher for Print On Demand?  Do you know a great graphic designer to help with art or layout?  Add your find to the comments of this post.

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3 Responses to Game Components

  1. SteveD says:

    Just saying that Game Crafter is awesome. Perhaps a link to Lulu would be useful?

  2. pdk says:

    A couple of links I’ve come across in my travels looking at board games. May or may not be of use for RPGs.

    Bits:
    http://boardgamebits.com
    http://www.spielmaterial.de/english/

    POD:
    http://superiorpod.com/

  3. John Reid says:

    A photo library for the budget conscious (i.e. it’s free):

    http://www.sxc.hu

    This is a great source for inspiration, and you sure can use the photos within for your final publication – if you read the licensing for each image carefully.

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