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This Adventure Time dice bag rides in my gaming bag every day, just in case. What’s inside? Why, it’s a big ol’ pile of Rory’s Story Cubes! I carry these to every game because they’re one of the most useful improv tools in my GMing toolkit. Here’s my full assortment: That spread includes the following […]

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I have a container fetish. Not a problem, mind you,[1] a fetish. Browsing in office supply stores is dangerous for me. When we moved to Seattle, and everything I owned became, at some point, another fucking thing to haul across the country, I threw out a box full of smaller boxes.[2] I own more dice […]

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I play a lot of PbtA games these days, so when I’m eyeing new dice I’m generally thinking about pairs of six-siders.[1] And I’m a sucker for pretty dice. These puppies stopped me in my tracks — they’re anodized titanium dice from Flytanium, combining one of my favorite metals with one of my favorite colors: […]

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I love dice, so when MathArtFun‘s 120-sided Disdyakis Triacontahedron crossed my stream, I ordered one — along with a couple other oddities. The big red one’s the d120, of course. To the right of it is their “Recast 2d6” pack (a version of Sicherman dice that uses a d12 and a d3), and below those […]

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When I opened and sorted the pound of Gamescience dice I ordered from their website (here’s the listing), I didn’t notice that there were some odd dice “masquerading” as ordinary dice. At least for me, it’s hard to tell what’s on a Gamescience die until I’ve inked it — I see a decahedron, I assume […]

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I ordered a pound of dice from Gamescience the hot minute they came back in stock, and I figured I’d break it down here so folks could see what’s in the current assortment. Das basics At $55, it’s not cheap — but neither are Gamescience dice in general, and you get a lot of dice […]

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I love dice, I love fiddling with game design, and I love simple tools that make things easier. At the nexus of those three things sits AnyDice. Developed by Jasper Flick, AnyDice calculates the probability of each possible result for just about any die roll. (I say “just about,” but it’s never let me down.) […]

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Tonight’s dice inking project: a ruby Gamescience set I found in my dice box, and a big, beautiful Armory d30 Guy Fullerton​ gave me. I used an extra-fine point Sharpie white paint marker on these. Ultra-fine point is a great size because it fits the grooves on most dice perfectly, and it’s my inking weapon […]

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Step 1 Remove box from shelf. Step 2 Open box. Step 3 Remove sealed bag of dice from box. Step 4 Cut open dice bag. Step 5 Remove dice. Step 6 Clean dice with soap and water to remove crayon residue. Step 7 Ink dice with Sharpie. Bonus step (optional) Realize your white paint marker […]

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I’ve discovered that if I’m careful I can de-ink — de-crayon, really — old precision-edge dice, then ink them anew with a Sharpie. My first real test of this was tonight, using the dice from my Cook Expert set. They’d been nicely crayoned years ago (by someone else), but crayon isn’t really my jam.[1] Here […]

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