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Fistful of Lead: Gelatinous Cubed

gelatinous cube miniRecently, I was bidding on an iconic monster mini on eBay when I came up with a homebrew alternative:


  • Knox gelatin
  • Cooking oil spray
  • Square mold
  • Victim miniature


Coat the inside of the mold lightly with cooking oil spray. This will aid in the extraction of the Monster later on. Add the gelatin to very hot water and mix thoroughly until the gelatin is completely dissolved. Insert the victim miniature and chill in the fridge for at least 3 hours. When it has set, gently shake out of the mold and clean the vegetable oil off with a paper towel…

Now, this mini won’t last forever, but it should last for an entire gaming session.

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10 Replies to "Fistful of Lead: Gelatinous Cubed"

Charles Ryan

November 5, 2010 at 5:08am

Hmm. So it’s not messy?

James Thomas

November 5, 2010 at 7:17am

I’m sure it’s messy, but also delicious!


November 5, 2010 at 10:18am

I think a little green, blue, or red food coloring would also be a good touch.

Especially if you need to track HP for multiple cubes in a gelatinous traffic jam…

Adam Weber

November 5, 2010 at 11:22am

Alternately, if you wanted a permanent one just go where the sell model train supplies and pick up a bottle of clear liquid resin (the kind they use for making waterfalls etc.) and pour into a mold. You will lose the victim model so I wouldn’t use your favorite mini for this.

Richard Pett

November 5, 2010 at 12:36pm

This is awesome:)

Andrea "never name your character Phoenix" Mc

November 9, 2010 at 11:00am

Needs some loot too… don’t all cubes come with random loot?

Andrea "never name your character Phoenix" Mc

November 9, 2010 at 11:00am

(which is to say that this is awesome and inspiring, and it’s probably a good thing I’m not home right now, because making cubes is probably more fun than what I should be doing)


November 9, 2010 at 4:01pm

Cool. Take a look at the cubes at the Hirst Arts site, too:


Definitely more involved, but it looks so good.


November 9, 2010 at 7:16pm

can use strawberry and other flavors and eat the gelatinous cube after combat