Understanding the math behind dice is important for any game designer. In this article I describe how I used a spreadsheet to simulate dice rolls. The spreadsheet (in OpenOffice and Google Documents formats) and formulas used are available in the article as well so you can experiment yourself!
A great looking gaming board is an eye cathing feature of your game. A gameboard gives your players a central focus point and an overview of the game status.
The Game Crafter provides an excellent quality gameboard. I have made a template that is easy to use, so you can quickly generate the left and right images required. Take a look and download the Photoshop template.