Dec 04

12 Days of Dicember: Q4

 

 

Here at Tales of a GM, I am running the 12 Days of Dicember project, a way for us to share our love of dice. Each day this month, until the twelfth, there is a new question to spark a conversation about the dice we love.

 

See the launch post here

 

 

Day 4

Which is the strangest die in your collection?

 

The question for day four is highly subjective. I chose a die I knew nothing about. This die was a mystery to me, as I cannot recall where it came from or why I own it. I suspect I bought it back when I worked at Lingards Games.

 

Diligent research as part of The 12 Days of Dicember revealed how this die comes from the Inn Fighting dice game, released by Wizards of the Coast in 2007. The game was designed by Rob Heinsoo, who I saw on a panel at Dragonmeet on Saturday. It is strange how these little details link up.

 

This red die is the most attractive one from the game, which also includes five white dice of the same design. Curiously enough, I have those dice in my collection too. Yet, I cannot recall buying the game. Soon I will unpack my games collection from the deep cupboard, to transfer it to the smaller cupboards in the dining room. Maybe I will find the rest of the game hidden away in a box.

 

 

Happy Rolling

Phil

 

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    • Ken on December 5, 2017 at 3:12 am
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    Nice. I do have a few oddball dice from different games — the Shadowrun action figure/dice game, the tiny d6s from Pirates of the Spanish Main, etc. — but at the end of the day they’re still pretty conventional; nothing with their own iconography like this one.

    Here’s my own entry for Dicember 2017, Day 4:

    https://www.nuketown.com/dicember-2017-day-4-strangest-die/

    I don’t know that they are that strange, but people do tend to ask questions about them. 🙂

      • Phil on December 5, 2017 at 12:40 pm
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      Hi Ken,

      Yes, I have some of those tiny d6 from the Pirates game. They seem more like ornaments than something I could use to actually roll.

      You have reminded me how cool those Roman d12s really are. I probably ought to use mine more.

      All the best
      Phil

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