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Old August 2nd, 2010, 09:39 PM
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What is it about dice?

I'm a gamer. I have the ubiquitous mounds of dice--all shapes and sizes--enough to last me many life times of gaming. I even have the stereotypical Crown Royal dice bag, though I don't use it to hold my dice anymore.

Yet, I happen upon a store this weekend, and I spy some really cool looking dice. So, yeah, I bought 'em. I bought the friggin' dice. Two sets. More friggin' dice.

But...they're so cool looking.

Something as simple as new dice has got me hankerin' to roll 'em in a game.

New dice!

I spent $14 bucks on 14 dice--a buck a piece! Stupid! I got robbed!

So, why do I feel so good about the indulgence?

And, why can't I wait to use 'em.

I mean, they're just friggin' dice!!

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Old August 2nd, 2010, 10:15 PM
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Periodically I have to redo the red dots in all my black 6-siders. All 24 of them.

But I bought some of these a couple of months ago:

http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/games/a7d4/

I keep them on my desk at work and when some guy comes in to write a report and can't figure out how to get the computer working I give him these to diagnose the problem before he TASERs the monitor.

Oh, and my most extravagant dice purchase was this one:

http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/ga...a/images/1159/

Hematite dice that make dents in the table when I roll them so my wife got mad at me about it. Now I just threaten to throw them at obnoxious players.

But those giant steel 20-siders call to me at night in my dreams......
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Old August 2nd, 2010, 10:35 PM
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Hey, I found a set of Traveller dice at Noble knight games.com. Black 6 sided, with red numbers in a white Imperial starburst . They're sold in pairs......I bought three.......I'm such a grognard.....
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Those official Trveller dice were crap; the paper numbers glued to the sides fade. Still, everyone who comes to play in any game I run know that whatever game it is, it will always be with 6-sided die.

Or as I heard one of my players tell a newcomer: "The Ref doesn't go for those perverse polyhydrons".
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Hehe, I just bought a "Cup o dice" at Comicon, came out to over half a pound of dice as you get to cap the cup with a hand as you move it from the barrel of dice to the bag, for a meer 14.99. somehow, in the 78 dice I only got 4 d4. HAD to go back for another scoop.

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You spoiled, sissy kids with your new-fangled dice!
Why, back in my day, we only had pencils with notches! PENCILS!
And before that, we had to roll sheeps' knucklebones!
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Until a few weeks ago, I'd only ever bought three dice in my life - a pair of percentage dice and a D20. All the others I have came with games. I still don't have a lot, which is why I bought a set of 36 D6 a few weeks ago when I wanted to try out a couple of games that used dice pools and I just didn't have enough to throw.

Edit: The old memory is playing tricks; those dice were in a game too - it was a D12 and a pair of average dice I bought. (D6 reading 233445).

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My favorite set of dX dice are the 6 that came with my Basic D&D set. The set came with a wax pencil to fill in the numbers to make them more readable. I've had to refill the numbers a few times on the ugly orange, chipped dice, but I still use them while wondering how I didn't lose at least one of the set over the decades.
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My favorite set of dX dice are the 6 that came with my Basic D&D set. The set came with a wax pencil to fill in the numbers to make them more readable. I've had to refill the numbers a few times on the ugly orange, chipped dice, but I still use them while wondering how I didn't lose at least one of the set over the decades.
A younger bud of mine started up with D&D4e and invited me along. So, I brought my original dice (yellow d4, orange d6, green d8, white and pink d10, blue d12) and sat amoungst his peers of twenty-something year olds. 'Yep', I told one of them. 'My dice are several years older than you....now get the old man a beer!'


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