Thanks fellas! All lovely ideas. Norm, given that her's will be much smaller than mine (I had to make mine big enough to hold enough dice for an ork players...which by the by, it can hold around five blocks of GW dice in it..not much shake room but...
) and it will taper to fit her hand. Her's will be two inches wide at the bottom and two and a half inches wide at the top so she should be able to easily just hold the lid closed if I made one similar to mine. The push stud idea sounds ace too. I'll have to remember that one!
Deneris...ye olde vile traitorous dog, you...
Err.. Ahem... Sorry. Old habits and such...
I'm liking your idea more and more. It's in line with Typhoid's (which ironically has been suggested as well!
) and would be an interesting way of doing it. I could score the center a little bit, make it hemispherical and it would allow her to both shake, open easy and pick up dice. Genius fellas... Genius! As for making it look like a squig (just because my orkish tendencies get the better of me, oh vile and traitorous heathen xeno-loving filth
), shant be doing that. It must have a Sisters of Battle motiff. However, working along the lines of your idea, I could tool it to look like arches in a cathedral, adding Imperial icons in each of them. The only problem would be ensuring durability. While the leather we use is thick (13-17 ounce), even it would start to wear down swiftly after repeated use. On top of that, creating a pouch large enough to hold plenty of dice would make it difficult to both shape the dome and keep it the right size for her hand. A softball would be too large I think. Somewhere between a baseball and a softball might work though. Still, the issues of durability and getting it into shape (and it keeping that shape after use) would need looking in to (something I shall be working on to see if I can get it to work). If I can get it to work, I'll let you know bud. All of this has gotten me to thinking about game aids to help the handicapped. The ideas I've gathered so far will be kept in a folder and as I get time, I'll test them out to see if I can't find what would be the most useful for someone who could use them.
Again, thanks all around fellas!
Good luck and good gaming,