So I tried my hand at creating a wooden DM screen/dice holder to use for my D&D games and was quite pleased with the results. It’s all handmade out of red oak with brass fittings.
I’ve included a couple of pictures below and some links to additional photos.
I’d love some feedback, in particular what I would like to know is:
1. Do you think there is a market for something like this? Might you, as a DM, be interested in buying one?
2. If people are interested, what do you think people would be prepared to pay? (bear in mind the cost of materials and that it took a long time to make!)
3. Are there any improvements or changes that you’d suggest?
More pics and info:
The whole thing folds up into a box and is clasped shut so it can be stored more easily
The compartment lid lifts up to allow access to the dice compartments. The lid also forms part of the screen preventing players seeing dice roles and DM notes.
Detail of the compartment lid latch and pencil holder
Detail of the small wooden ramps in the dice compartments which make it easier to get dice out without getting stuck in the corners (especially for d4’s)
Drawers for counters etc and the larger compartment on the right can be used for storing mini’s etc (it has a separate lid so you can keep this closed to prevent any curious players seeing what’s in store for them)
The drawers have magnetic strips on the back so they ‘snap’ shut when pushed in.
The box in use (from the DMs side)
..and from the players side
Thanks for any comments and if any of you are woodworkers try not to be too harsh about the woodworking skills. It was my first attempt at making something like this so I kind of made it up as I went along.