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Title: DICE!
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 31, 2020, 02:26:11 PM
Thread of random diceness....
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 31, 2020, 02:26:25 PM
magic dice?  R-P-S and you always win?

https://themagnet.substack.com/p/the-magnet-0003
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: Martok on August 31, 2020, 04:22:55 PM
Fascinating!  I've come across a couple vague mentions of them before, but didn't really know what they were or how they worked. 
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: BanzaiCat on August 31, 2020, 05:22:12 PM
 :2funny:

I had a set of loaded d6s back in the day that I brought to RPG games. I never used them, just had them for comedic effect. They were WAY too obvious.
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 31, 2020, 05:37:02 PM
I want a d20 that replaces the 3 and the 6 with an extra 17/18

Everyone would notice an extra 20 or a missing 1. But who looks for a 3 or an extra 17?
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: Martok on August 31, 2020, 11:26:24 PM
^  That is a devious, and brilliantly simple concept.  :applause: 
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: bob48 on September 01, 2020, 06:42:11 AM
Hint; never play a game with Brant that requires a D20.
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: Martok on September 01, 2020, 04:36:03 PM
...Unless it's D&D or something similar.  Then he's the first person you recruit into your party.  :D 
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: BanzaiCat on September 01, 2020, 04:45:39 PM
Everyone would notice an extra 20 or a missing 1. But who looks for a 3 or an extra 17?

"We've played RPGs for 20 years and that boy has not once rolled a three."

(https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/facebook/001/151/543/119.jpg)
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 01, 2020, 04:55:38 PM
yeah, but back to my point: who remembers a 3 on a d20?
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: BanzaiCat on September 02, 2020, 02:01:49 PM
From the "for people who have more money than sense" department - I give you Louis Vuitton dice!

https://us.louisvuitton.com/eng-us/products/dice-case-monogram-other-nvprod1780048v

(https://us.louisvuitton.com/images/is/image/lv/1/PP_VP_L/louis-vuitton--GI0411_PM1_Side%20view.jpg?wid=640)

I don't know what's sadder...that this set of d6 dice is $720, or that it's sold friggin' out.  ???
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: Martok on September 02, 2020, 02:32:28 PM
 :o

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 :o  :o  :o  :o

 :o  :o  :o  :o  :o  :o  :o  :o

 :o  :o  :o  :o  :o  :o  :o  :o  :o  :o  :o  :o  :o  :o  :o  :o
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: thecommandtent on September 02, 2020, 08:13:44 PM
From the "for people who have more money than sense" department - I give you Louis Vuitton dice!

https://us.louisvuitton.com/eng-us/products/dice-case-monogram-other-nvprod1780048v

(https://us.louisvuitton.com/images/is/image/lv/1/PP_VP_L/louis-vuitton--GI0411_PM1_Side%20view.jpg?wid=640)

I don't know what's sadder...that this set of d6 dice is $720, or that it's sold friggin' out.  ???

....but why?? :-X
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: bbmike on September 02, 2020, 08:20:27 PM
Well, at least now I feel a bit less guilty about spending $40 on that metallic dice set a while back.
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: bob48 on September 03, 2020, 06:06:24 AM
Good Lord - I've brought games for less than that!
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: Sir Slash on September 03, 2020, 11:52:14 AM
For $700 the dice should at least roll themselves.  :o
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: Barthheart on September 03, 2020, 12:50:09 PM
For $700 the dice should at least roll themselves.  :o

Or come with a hooker to roll them for you.....
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: bob48 on September 03, 2020, 01:40:42 PM
I don't want to get rolled by a hooker.
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: Sir Slash on September 03, 2020, 03:32:10 PM
Just wash the dice afterward and you're OK.  :hehe:
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: Martok on September 03, 2020, 04:55:20 PM
For $700 the dice should at least roll themselves.  :o

Or come with a hooker to roll them for you.....

For $700.00, it ought to be a courtesan who can recite poetry and likes playing boardgames.  :D 

Title: Dicenerdness
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 09, 2021, 10:47:28 AM
https://tactilehobby.com/best-dnd-dice-sets/
Title: Re: Dicenerdness
Post by: bbmike on January 09, 2021, 11:11:15 AM
^If you haven't watched the Lou Zocchi video in that article you need to. I talked with him at Origins in 2018. He (and his booth) hadn't changed a bit.  :bigthumb:
Title: Re: Dicenerdness
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 09, 2021, 11:16:42 AM
His booth hasn't changed since 1977
Title: Re: Dicenerdness
Post by: judgedredd on January 09, 2021, 01:31:41 PM
Well I watched the video and I didn't think I was going to last the course...it's about dice for christ's sake. However - I was enthralled.

I have bought loads of dice tha6t have round edges because I believed they rolled better.

I'm going to have to revamp my dice stock.
Title: Re: Dicenerdness
Post by: judgedredd on January 09, 2021, 01:52:28 PM
By the way...I KNEW IT WAS THE DICE  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Dicenerdness
Post by: bbmike on January 09, 2021, 04:58:47 PM
No need to change your dice (at least if you are using Chessex, though I suspect other brands are similar):

d20 Dice Randomness Test: Chessex vs GameScience (https://www.awesomedice.com/blogs/news/d20-dice-randomness-test-chessex-vs-gamescience)
So Which Dice Are Better?
It’s worth stressing that based on our tests you would need a lot of dice rolls before you saw a meaningful difference in any of these gaming dice — roll a thousand times and maybe you’ll see 5 or 10 less of a given number than you’d expect (or more). So for gaming purposes both dice will work just fine. Seriously.



Now whatever it is that Vassal is doing? That needs to be investigated!  ;D
Title: DICE!
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 12, 2021, 10:03:21 AM
inspired by our most recent podcast episode (https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-6-ep-3-dice/)....


show us your dice!

Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: bbmike on February 12, 2021, 10:20:09 AM
Okay! Here's a picture of a d20 that was included with some other miscellaneous stuff in a used copy of the Star Trek RPG that I bought from ebay. Any idea what game this d20 goes with (if any)?
What's with the arcs over the numbers?

(https://www.aarcentral.com/pics3/d20w.jpg)
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 12, 2021, 10:28:49 AM
Warp vectors?
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: bbmike on February 12, 2021, 10:34:51 AM
No, this wasn't actually part of the Star Trek RPG. It was just put in the box with some other stuff not related to the game.
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: bbmike on February 12, 2021, 10:38:11 AM
A link to an interesting article on d20 randomness: d20 Dice Randomness Test: Chessex vs GameScience (https://www.awesomedice.com/blogs/news/d20-dice-randomness-test-chessex-vs-gamescience)

And the mentioned famous Lou Zocchi video:





Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 12, 2021, 11:11:27 AM
that's the happiest Lou has ever looked
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: bbmike on February 12, 2021, 11:12:13 AM
 :ROFL:
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 12, 2021, 01:34:47 PM
Here's some of my dice 


The fishbowl I keep referring to on the game table
(http://armchairdragoons.com/acdgraphics/dice/B-Dice-Fisbowl1.jpg)

the contents of the fishbowl - a mix of oversized Black Oak dice, cool-looking d6s & d20s, a couple of polyhedral sets, the roman numeral d12s, and more
(http://armchairdragoons.com/acdgraphics/dice/B-Dice-Fishbowl.jpg)

the advent calendar from Black Oak, with the dice in their sets
(http://armchairdragoons.com/acdgraphics/dice/B-Dice-BlackOakCalendar.jpg)

the new set of dice I got this summer from Amazon.  Nice dice cup, and comes in reusable box styled to look like mimic/treasure chest
(http://armchairdragoons.com/acdgraphics/dice/B-Dice-NewSets.jpg)

the dice that were in the work bag for years, with a few figs (Brandis & Raf)
(http://armchairdragoons.com/acdgraphics/dice/B-Dice-WorkBag.jpg)

The steel die I talked about as the streak-buster
(http://armchairdragoons.com/acdgraphics/dice/B-Dice-SteelDie.jpg)

the other pouch I kept in my game bag with some of my rulebooks/character sheets; more figs, fewer dice (I suspect I had more dice that were moved to other places)
(http://armchairdragoons.com/acdgraphics/dice/B-Dice-gameBag.jpg)

the itty-bitty dice, except for the mini polyhedral set that I can't find right now
(http://armchairdragoons.com/acdgraphics/dice/B-Dice-Minis.jpg)

some crystal-looking d6s that I was using for the Civ Dice game I'd been playtesting off-and-on for a few years now (pawns are for the workers in that game)
(http://armchairdragoons.com/acdgraphics/dice/B-Dice-crystals.jpg)

The big box of random dice on my RPG shelf, dumped into the dice tray
(http://armchairdragoons.com/acdgraphics/dice/B-Dice-BigBox.jpg)

some of the singles from that box, including some story dice, a d30, some character-custom d6s from Black Oak, and several sizes of d6s
(http://armchairdragoons.com/acdgraphics/dice/B-Dice-BigBoxSingles.jpg)

my faction-specific Heroscape dice w/ their color-coded bags.  I have 2 more factions still in their boxes w/ their standard bearers
(http://armchairdragoons.com/acdgraphics/dice/B-Dice-HeroScape.jpg)

The Ninja Dice game I talked about on the podcast
(http://armchairdragoons.com/acdgraphics/dice/B-Dice-NinjaDice.jpg)

The Throwing Stones game, where each die is a different set of skills that you'd mix & match our of your character's 'set' of dice to resolve things
(http://armchairdragoons.com/acdgraphics/dice/B-Dice-ThrowingStones.jpg)



what's not here?
There's at least a dozen or more polyhedral sets in the different starter boxes I have for different D&D games.
The custom dice in games like Runebound and 1754: Conquest and Mage Knight
All the stray d6s that are piled up everywhere, whether from A&A Minis sets, or lost copies of Risk & Yatzee
I had a whole bunch (like, 40 or 50) of black d6s with skulls on the 6, that I got from a friend who was unloading a lot his dice, literally by the bag, to friends when he was moving back to the US from Europe in the 80s
I have a half dozen of the gold-colored carved-skull d6s from the Pirateology folks
There's a bunch of d6s and d10s in different boxes with playtest components in them (like the Warfighter box and the Orange Crush box)

I'm sure I'm forgetting something....
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: mcguire on February 12, 2021, 06:12:41 PM
A link to an interesting article on d20 randomness: d20 Dice Randomness Test: Chessex vs GameScience (https://www.awesomedice.com/blogs/news/d20-dice-randomness-test-chessex-vs-gamescience)

And the mentioned famous Lou Zocchi video:



Cheery dude.

But...

(https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/001/866/838/cdc.jpg)

There are tests (http://www-users.math.umn.edu/~garrett/students/reu/pRNGs.pdf) for random number generators which are easy to apply to dice (modulo the whole rolling 10,000 times thing).  (Most of that PDF file seems to be a direct paraphrase of Don Knuth's sections from Seminumerical Algorithms. It's not up to date, but it's as good a source as I'm likely to get.)

Since I got my new, spiffy dice tower, I got curious and am going through Knuth's tests for some dice I found lying around. I'll post some results when I get off my buttocks (or rather, get onto them) and and produce some. And I've ordered some Gamescience dice to test, too.

Here's some old AD&D dice:

(https://cf.geekdo-images.com/cjxEOEXJ69WhQ8RPakM7bQ__imagepage/img/Y7GB5mM1dumnJa_aYAd28m_8cgk=/fit-in/900x600/filters:no_upscale():strip_icc()/pic4904753.jpg)

No idea where these came from:

(https://cf.geekdo-images.com/pLORNXzP_jKt2kUr8XZXgQ__imagepage/img/bb8rpmgBNgUmxCceRXF6MXgd54E=/fit-in/900x600/filters:no_upscale():strip_icc()/pic4904745.jpg)

All of 'em that were in my dice bag when I found it in storage. There ought to be more; for one thing I thought I had a d100 golf ball.

(https://cf.geekdo-images.com/E-O7iH2dilBMhEj1L9rJ2g__imagepage/img/XMTbzda9Yr-ga_6eNFs8kjEryEw=/fit-in/900x600/filters:no_upscale():strip_icc()/pic4904744.jpg)
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: thecommandtent on February 12, 2021, 08:42:24 PM
Thats a few dice you have there.  :D My dice collection is a bit small to be worth posting but then again y'all have several decades of collecting on me.  :whistle:
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: bbmike on February 12, 2021, 09:18:27 PM
Nonsense! Post those pics!  :D
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: Staggerwing on February 12, 2021, 10:06:25 PM
Best I can do is this:

Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: bbmike on February 12, 2021, 10:15:54 PM
As god as my witness, I think those are pretty cool dice.  8)
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: BanzaiCat on February 12, 2021, 10:34:35 PM
Car Talk!  :D

I lost most of my polyhedral dice over the years, but I started gathering them again, outside of the games I've gotten. I added a bunch of Bolt Action/Battlefront Minis type dice with American, British, German, Soviet, and Japanese iconography on them for WW2 games requiring d6s. Thinking of getting the French set too, but don't have many games (if any, none I can think of) with Frenchies in them. Might get the Afrika Korps d6 set. Really would like an Italian set but haven't really looked too far for those yet.

I did pick up a set of polyhedral dice at Christmas - metal ones. They're verra nice but I don't do RPGs any more so...it's just nice to have a full set of those in case I don't have any handy.

A shame I lost my original D&D polyhedral dice set - red ones, which came with a yellow crayon, so I could fill in the number engravings on the dice myself. I got that set in middle school and used it so much, the d20's edges were smoothed to the point it pretty much just rolled like a ball on a table.  ;D
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: Staggerwing on February 12, 2021, 10:45:09 PM
As god as my witness, I think those are pretty cool dice.  8)

LOL
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: thecommandtent on February 13, 2021, 03:08:21 PM
Nonsense! Post those pics!  :D

My collection so far.

Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: Barthheart on February 13, 2021, 03:16:42 PM
My collection is neither as large as some nor as neatly kept as most of yous.
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 13, 2021, 03:17:01 PM
gotta start somewhere!

that's not a bad batch o' dice to get underway


also, keep in mind that some of us are total pack rats about certain things (https://www.armchairdragoons.com/forum/index.php?topic=698.0), too.
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: mcguire on February 13, 2021, 08:40:21 PM
Does anyone else prefer small dice? I've got some 5mm d6 from various games and they're my favorites.
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 13, 2021, 09:29:23 PM
Does anyone else prefer small dice? I've got some 5mm d6 from various games and they're my favorites.


I am totally buying one of these when I get a chance.  Not that I'll ever need it, but it looks damn cool

https://www.amazon.com/Wiz-Dice-Halflings-Haversack-Polyhedral/dp/B07BWK7HVB
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: bbmike on February 13, 2021, 09:36:48 PM
I don't have 5mm (goodness, that's tiny!) but I do have a set of 10mm RPG dice.
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: thecommandtent on February 14, 2021, 02:22:14 PM
I don't have 5mm (goodness, that's tiny!) but I do have a set of 10mm RPG dice.

I can imagine I would want to go smaller than 10mm, unless maybe they were being used as markers to track stats or some such thing.
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: mcguire on February 14, 2021, 09:48:59 PM
I don't have 5mm (goodness, that's tiny!) but I do have a set of 10mm RPG dice.

I can imagine I would want to go smaller than 10mm, unless maybe they were being used as markers to track stats or some such thing.
One of the advantages is that I can no longer read them without glasses, so I can just make up whatever roll I needed.

 ;)
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 14, 2021, 09:57:56 PM
I was trying to find a YouTube clip of the scene from Guys & Dolls when Big Julie was just making up whatever the rolls were on his blank dice, but I can't find one
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: bbmike on February 23, 2021, 08:39:13 AM
I caved and back the "Advent-ure Calendar 7: Santa's Workshop" on the Black Oak Workshop Kickstarter (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1398817948/polyhedral-dice-advent-ure-calendars-5-7/description). I really wanted Calendar 6: The Deathgale Galleon but figured I could actually put up the Santa one at Christmas time. And it will probably be the only time I'll ever use it.
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 23, 2021, 10:16:48 AM
I caved and back the "Advent-ure Calendar 7: Santa's Workshop" on the Black Oak Workshop Kickstarter (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1398817948/polyhedral-dice-advent-ure-calendars-5-7/description). I really wanted Calendar 6: The Deathgale Galleon

(http://armchairdragoons.com/gifs/both.gif)
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: bob48 on February 23, 2021, 10:18:58 AM
<shakes head>
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: TTC on February 24, 2021, 11:06:11 AM
I don't have 5mm (goodness, that's tiny!) but I do have a set of 10mm RPG dice.

I use 5 mm dice as alternative to numerical counters in some games--such as attrition counters in the GBOH series--and as altitude markers in the Red Storm (and related) games.
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 24, 2021, 11:08:35 AM
Merged 3 different "dice" threads into a single thread
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: bob48 on February 24, 2021, 11:11:49 AM
But only if you roll => than your moderator rating on a D20. ;D
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: bbmike on February 24, 2021, 11:46:07 AM
Rolled 1d20 : 12, total 12
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: Barthheart on February 24, 2021, 12:31:05 PM
 :Loser:
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 24, 2021, 12:35:31 PM
Rolled 1d100 : 72, total 72
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: BanzaiCat on February 24, 2021, 03:44:49 PM
The dice tower I ordered via Etsy is on its way! Very stoked. Sad that I'm stoked over such a thing, but stoked nevertheless.
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: bob48 on February 24, 2021, 03:49:49 PM
Its OK. We understand.

Just sit quietly down here and nurse Gus will surgically remove your credit card.
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: BanzaiCat on February 24, 2021, 04:01:59 PM
It's the only thing game-related I've actually ordered this year, so far.
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 24, 2021, 04:02:57 PM
ordered

note, not "received"  :hehe:
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: BanzaiCat on February 24, 2021, 04:04:36 PM
No, this is true.

Stone Valley Games keeps sending Martin and I a ton of stuff for reviews on Solosaurus. Plus trades. So none of that counts as actual purchases.  :D
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: mcguire on February 24, 2021, 04:05:25 PM
It's the only thing game-related I've actually ordered this year, so far.

Good lord! It's February. Are you feeling alright?
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: BanzaiCat on February 24, 2021, 04:24:33 PM
Not bad.  :bigthumb:

Nothing that a game purchase might help...hmm
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: mcguire on February 28, 2021, 04:31:18 PM
Ok, so I listened to the episode. (Gasp! They jumped the queue?!)

No love for 3d6? Added together? (Yeah, I started with TFT and played a lot of Champions/Hero system.)

With 1 dice, you get a uniform probability. With 2, you get sort of a degenerate, triangular distribution. With 3, you get a fully formed normal distribution. 10 or less is 50%, 14 or less is about 90%, 3 and 18 are really unlikely, and modifiers are interesting: +1 goes from 26% to nearly 40% or 50% to 62%, or 90% to 95%---it goes from really useful to not that great depending on where you start.
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: bbmike on February 28, 2021, 05:11:44 PM
Ok, so I listened to the episode. (Gasp! They jumped the queue?!)

No love for 3d6? Added together? (Yeah, I started with TFT and played a lot of Champions/Hero system.)

With 1 dice, you get a uniform probability. With 2, you get sort of a degenerate, triangular distribution. With 3, you get a fully formed normal distribution. 10 or less is 50%, 14 or less is about 90%, 3 and 18 are really unlikely, and modifiers are interesting: +1 goes from 26% to nearly 40% or 50% to 62%, or 90% to 95%---it goes from really useful to not that great depending on where you start.

No hate for 3d6. I've played GURPS.  8)
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: BanzaiCat on March 01, 2021, 10:35:04 AM
GURPS is good but sadly I never got a chance to play it. I did play a lot of the Hero and Fantasy Hero system though back in the day, which I really enjoyed.
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 14, 2021, 11:04:05 AM
https://gizmodo.com/these-bluetooth-dice-let-you-send-your-rolls-to-your-on-1846466586
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: HellCat6 on March 15, 2021, 05:18:39 PM
You thought the fashion dice were expensive? Wait till you see these!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pixels-dice/pixels-the-electronic-dice?ref=section-homepage-projectcollection-3-staff-picks-popular
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: bob48 on March 15, 2021, 05:20:43 PM
And they have already got £1.7m - amazing!
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: mcguire on March 15, 2021, 07:26:10 PM
"I'm sorry, I have to recharge my dice" is no longer a euphemism!
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: bbmike on March 15, 2021, 07:29:04 PM
I'll wait to see what Lou says.  :whistle:
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 15, 2021, 07:55:40 PM
I'll wait to see what Lou says.  :whistle:

I can save you the trouble

Quote from: lou
:tickedoff:
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: bbmike on March 15, 2021, 08:29:16 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: BanzaiCat on March 30, 2021, 08:40:24 PM
I'm not sure about the actual usefulness of these dice but damn, some of them look really cool.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/polyherodice/polyhero-dice-cleric-warrior-wizard-and-rogue

Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: bbmike on March 30, 2021, 08:49:02 PM
What's next, bullet shaped d6's?  :whistle:
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: BanzaiCat on March 30, 2021, 08:53:00 PM
 :hehe:

My thought exactly, but these look pretty cool.
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: judgedredd on March 31, 2021, 01:50:22 AM
Bullet shaped die were a good idea - they were just badly implemented. Metal ones were required

(I'm talking about DVG - just in case there's others out there)
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: BanzaiCat on April 09, 2021, 06:22:52 PM
Just arrived  :rockon:

Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: bob48 on April 09, 2021, 06:35:13 PM
 :bigthumb:
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: thecommandtent on April 09, 2021, 08:23:03 PM
Just arrived  :rockon:

I really like the idea of having the different nationality dice to pull out for each side of a wargame.
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: BanzaiCat on April 09, 2021, 11:41:32 PM
Just arrived  :rockon:

I really like the idea of having the different nationality dice to pull out for each side of a wargame.

Me too. I've bought several of these Tanks sets - Soviet (hammer and sickle in the 6 place), U.S. (American white star), England (roundel), Japanese (Rising Sun icon), and German (Wehrmacht crosses). These help flesh things out though I still want some d6s for the Italians. I might get their French set too, as well as the US Marine set.

The Soviet and German d6s are awesome with Pavlov's House. I'd been wanting these for The Dark Sands and some of my other games in this area, though those are sparse. The English set will go well with my new (to me) copy of Raid on St. Nazaire. Soooo many applications for these.

I'd love to also score some North and South Civil War d6s, but can't find anything here in the States (gee, go figure).
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: Martok on April 10, 2021, 01:14:07 AM
Just arrived  :rockon:

Those are aesome.  :applause: 

Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: thecommandtent on April 10, 2021, 02:15:46 PM
Just arrived  :rockon:

I really like the idea of having the different nationality dice to pull out for each side of a wargame.

Me too. I've bought several of these Tanks sets - Soviet (hammer and sickle in the 6 place), U.S. (American white star), England (roundel), Japanese (Rising Sun icon), and German (Wehrmacht crosses). These help flesh things out though I still want some d6s for the Italians. I might get their French set too, as well as the US Marine set.

The Soviet and German d6s are awesome with Pavlov's House. I'd been wanting these for The Dark Sands and some of my other games in this area, though those are sparse. The English set will go well with my new (to me) copy of Raid on St. Nazaire. Soooo many applications for these.

I'd love to also score some North and South Civil War d6s, but can't find anything here in the States (gee, go figure).

Where do you order yours from?
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: BanzaiCat on April 10, 2021, 02:25:09 PM
Amazon, pretty much.

It's both Tanks and Bolt Action d6 dice.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B077Z92LW6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01IHOUPCI/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

One sampling from each company.
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: thecommandtent on April 10, 2021, 08:28:04 PM
Amazon, pretty much.

It's both Tanks and Bolt Action d6 dice.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B077Z92LW6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01IHOUPCI/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

One sampling from each company.

Thanks.

I'm surprised that no one sells a big pack containing a few die with each of the country's flags on them.
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: BanzaiCat on April 10, 2021, 09:27:24 PM
You might find something like that elsewhere. Maybe Etsy - they're full of surprises with gaming swag.
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: bbmike on April 10, 2021, 09:43:59 PM
I bought these on sale from Miniature Market last year. They are perfect for WWII Pacific games.

(https://media.miniaturemarket.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/d/v/dv1-047us.jpg)

(https://media.miniaturemarket.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/d/v/dv1-047jpn.jpg)
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: trailrunner on April 10, 2021, 09:58:44 PM
I assume you've seen the Battle School ASL dice?  If not, here's a sample:

http://asl-battleschool.blogspot.com/p/asl-at-30.html



Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: mcguire on April 27, 2021, 03:36:55 PM
It's good that dice are finally getting the recognition for all the hard work they do.

Quote
But you’re not the only park in town, as other Dice Theme Parks are appearing nearby so you’ll be competing for visitors, attractions, and even mascots, all whilst solving your own unique puzzle of how to maximize the enjoyment of each the dice shaped customers that visit your theme park.

Dice Theme Park (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/alleycatgames/dice-theme-park-the-sequel-to-dice-hospital?ref=thanks-recommendations).
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: mcguire on May 03, 2022, 02:45:14 PM
Ahem.

The 10 Most Shameful RPG Dice (https://www.toplessrobot.com/2009/04/the_10_most_shameful_rpg_dice.php)

Yeah, it's ancient.
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 03, 2022, 02:46:36 PM
ha!
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: bob48 on May 03, 2022, 02:56:30 PM
Very amusing :-)
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 03, 2022, 02:59:06 PM
d4's primary purpose is defensive in nature anyway
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: bob48 on May 03, 2022, 03:23:08 PM
I have a couple of D4's in my collection I think, although I can't say that i have used them.
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: bbmike on May 03, 2022, 03:49:29 PM
d4's primary purpose is defensive in nature anyway

That's why you should use these:

(https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/71X8Hp9cMhL._AC_SX466_.jpg)
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: TTC on May 03, 2022, 04:53:16 PM
Ahem.

The 10 Most Shameful RPG Dice (https://www.toplessrobot.com/2009/04/the_10_most_shameful_rpg_dice.php)

Yeah, it's ancient.

I still have my d100 like that, although I bought my daughter a more modern d100 a few years ago.
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 03, 2022, 04:58:21 PM
d4's primary purpose is defensive in nature anyway

That's why you should use these:

(https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/71X8Hp9cMhL._AC_SX466_.jpg)

I have a bunch of those....

some of them are in this pic from up-thread

(http://armchairdragoons.com/acdgraphics/dice/B-Dice-Fishbowl.jpg)
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: Martok on May 03, 2022, 06:14:02 PM
I have a couple of D4's in my collection I think, although I can't say that i have used them.

Clearly you have never played an arcane spellcaster in D&D, then.  8) 


Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: trailrunner on May 03, 2022, 08:27:41 PM
I forgot we had this thread.  Here is my collection of ASL specialty dice.

Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: thecommandtent on May 03, 2022, 08:38:25 PM
I forgot we had this thread.  Here is my collection of ASL specialty dice.

Very cool. Did you get them all from a specific place or just collected them throughout the years?
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: trailrunner on May 03, 2022, 09:16:10 PM
I forgot we had this thread.  Here is my collection of ASL specialty dice.

Very cool. Did you get them all from a specific place or just collected them throughout the years?

They are all Battle School dice.  He designs the dice with certain themes, or just different nationalities.  They are very nice, although like most dice they tend to roll boxcars when what I really needed was snake eyes.   >:D

More info:

http://asl-battleschool.blogspot.com/p/kitshop-store.html
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: BanzaiCat on May 04, 2022, 10:39:45 AM
I've collected a few Tanks and Bolt Action d6 dice to use in games...I just added some British Airborne, Israeli, and Canadian. I have some Italian d6s too but I just realized I'm not sure where they're at...probably in my Lion of Judah box. A few polyhedral sets too even though I don't do any RPGs. Regardless of that, I've collected a few of those new hardback redos of old DnD adventure modules and just a couple of days ago went ahead and ordered the Player's Handbook for 5e. No plans on playing but I am interested in seeing the system again after all these years. I haven't really played since 2e.

Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: mcguire on May 04, 2022, 02:40:48 PM
I have a couple of D4's in my collection I think, although I can't say that i have used them.

Clearly you have never played an arcane spellcaster in D&D, then.  8)

Trigger notice, please!

I'm having a D4 hit points flashback.
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: thecommandtent on May 04, 2022, 10:15:07 PM
I forgot we had this thread.  Here is my collection of ASL specialty dice.

Very cool. Did you get them all from a specific place or just collected them throughout the years?

They are all Battle School dice.  He designs the dice with certain themes, or just different nationalities.  They are very nice, although like most dice they tend to roll boxcars when what I really needed was snake eyes.   >:D

More info:

http://asl-battleschool.blogspot.com/p/kitshop-store.html

Thanks!
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: Rekim on May 30, 2022, 01:43:38 AM
Bluetooth enable 6-sided dice.

An interesting concept with potential use for online play of wargames. $120 sticker price (for 5 dice) put's them in a similar price range to the BattleDice. Unlike the BattleDice, balance IS likely to be an issue.

(https://photos5.appleinsider.com/gallery/48493-94803-IMG_0627-xl.jpg)

https://appleinsider.com/articles/22/05/26/godice-review-make-game-night-more-fun-with-these-bluetooth-enabled-dice?fbclid=IwAR2h8SiFHVzKFsM1uKVpkqmPGL1glkn3GO1kPiarKBMsEhMgL4liF4Fxu64 (https://appleinsider.com/articles/22/05/26/godice-review-make-game-night-more-fun-with-these-bluetooth-enabled-dice?fbclid=IwAR2h8SiFHVzKFsM1uKVpkqmPGL1glkn3GO1kPiarKBMsEhMgL4liF4Fxu64)
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 07, 2022, 09:12:27 AM
Am I going to spend more money with Black Oak Workshop this year at Origins?  8)


Don't be silly.  :silly:


I'm going to try to spend someone else's money with Black Oak Workshop this year at Origins  :whistle:
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: bob48 on June 07, 2022, 09:21:10 AM
lol

I could almost buy a large, dubious, ACW game with that amount of money  :whistle:
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 23, 2022, 01:32:05 PM
I never posted by dice from Black Oak this year, but it's not a bunch.

An oversize d20 w/ a diamond for the 20, a matched pink/purple cat set of d6/d20 for Bayonette, a V for Vendetta inspired knife die, and a glow-in-the-dark cthulhu-looking die.  There's also a 7-piece standard RPG set (4/6/8/10/00/12/20), a d2 masquerading as a drink coaster, and 2 dice bags, one of which was the Kickstarter prototype for the campaign that closed on Sunday at Origins.

So not near as much as normal, but that was true of most of my Origins loot this year as I was trying to keep things a bit more frugal.



The dice tray is one of the ones we got from Blue Panther as a part of the booth decor
Title: Re: DICE!
Post by: Martok on June 24, 2022, 02:49:05 PM
That's still excellent, even for a smaller haul.  The "V" die and d2/coaster are probably my favorite.  :bigthumb: