Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Show Me Your DIce

We're all dice fetishists to an extent, a tendency Tim over at Gothridge Manor has identified and decided to celebrate. So without further ado:


These are the contents of the bag I take to our regular games. There are a couple of full seven-dice sets in there, a d30, a d16, a bunch of two-tone d10s, a handful of d8s, a couple of twenty-sided d10s and some twelve-sided d4s. There's also a tape measure in case of wargame-type activity, a decent rubber because the ones you get at the end of pencils always smudge the character sheet, and a plastic tengu from the D&D miniatures line; this is Wu Ya, my character in Ben's Kingmaker game. He's a monk with the potential to bust out seven attacks a round, so I have quite a few d20s in the pile; there's one for each colour of the rainbow, in case order of attack is important, and a few extra just in case.


This is everything else. It may not look much bigger than the other lot, but this is a pile that's a couple of inches high in the middle. The bulk of it is made up of a Chessex Pound o' Dice bought by a sympathetic relative one Chrimble, but you've also got a few seven-dice sets -- including one still in its case for no apparent reason -- and then a fair number of odd dice. There's a Zocchihedron, an inkless precision d20, a set of FUDGE dice, some of those funky third edition WFRP dice, a set of HeroQuest dice and a spare set of Blood Bowl blocking dice acquired from the NAF. Most of these dice go unused -- we haven't played WFRP3 yet and a Zocchihedron is to be admired, not rolled -- but I doubt I'm the only one with such a reserves pile. There's something satisfying about tipping them all out then putting them back in their box, akin to when I did the same with my Lego as a child.

7 comments:

  1. That's one seriously impressive collection!

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  2. Good variety there, Kelvin! I do think sneaking in a rubber and a tape measure is just showing off though ;)

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  3. You have quite the dicegasm going on there.

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  4. I've been looking around at other people's dice collections, and I'm a little surprised that they're so much more modest than mine. I thought it was quite normal in our circles to have a bit of a dice fetish, but perhaps I'm just weird!

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  5. ...I have quite a few d20s in the pile; there's one for each colour of the rainbow, in case order of attack is important...

    Clever. One of those classic 'obvious, but only in retrospect' ideas.

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  6. Thanks! It came up through play as my monk became able to unleash multiple attacks and rolling them individually started to slow the game down. At one point I tried rolling the damage as well, but that became unwieldy very quickly; rolling a handful of d20s is a nice compromise between efficiency and Bucket-of-Dice impressiveness.

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  7. Hey there,
    I have to say it's a nice collection you have there!
    I have some dice myself, it's not as amazing as yours, but I'm quite proud of it^^

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