Dice & the Bag of Devouring

New Dice Bringeth D&D Geek Happines

There’s something absolutely giddy making about getting a bunch of new, nice looking dice. I’ve always felt a bit deprived in the dice-quantity side of things. Typically I buy a single poly set at a time every couple of years, but not this time.

I’d been coveting the Wiz Dice Bag of Devouring on Amazon  that comes with “140 Polyhedral Dice in 20 Guaranteed Complete Sets” for a while now and finally gave into temptation.  There’s also a Wiz Dice Bag of Holding, but that one had less of the cool marbled and swirly types and more solids and translucent sets.

SO MANY PRETTIES!!

And the bag that comes with the dice is fun, too.

And yes, of course I had to separate them all out, group each set, and admire each one. Does everyone do this or just me? Anyway, I’m very please to have all these new swirly and shiny dice.

 

And then they mingled

With great ceremony the new dice were introduced to the veteran dice of many a past epic battle and perhaps some not-so-epic moments.

Dice-Mingling

Your GM Dice and Your Player Dice Don’t Mix

The hardest part is figuring out which dice to put in my GM dice box and which ones to I’d use as a player. I’m not really a superstitious sort, but I’m absolutely positive that GM mojo will curse any dice if I try to use them as a player. Heck. I even have a hard time sharing my dice because of other people getting their potentially bad luck all over my dice. That stuff is SO difficult to get off!

The D&D 3.5 Eberron game that I’ve been a player in for the past 4 years is on hiatus, which means there’s no real idea of when or if that will start up again. So if I pull some of those new dice aside to be my player dice, who knows how long it will be before I get to fondle and toss them in a game session!

Wooden Mimic Box

I recently obtained this really neat mimic dice made by a talented artist named Kayla in British Columbia that has the 9FlameCreations Etsy shop. (Yeah, sorry. This is a bit of a product review/advertisement more than anything, but it’s just so cool!)

I’m not sure how many she makes at a time, but it’s not unusual for these to run out of stock and to have to wait a couple of weeks before more are available. It was totally worth the wait. I love all the details in the mimic’s face: the eye folds hold that the glass eyes (option of colors!), the furrowed eyebrow ridge, the indented nose bump, and the ferocious teeth that part for a terrible bite attack! The little rivets along the top arch and the front corners are a lovely touch that really make it feel like a chest.

I haven’t had the chest long, so I don’t know how well the gold latch and hinges will hold up to regular use. They seem like pretty good quality.

I ordered the large brown box with the blue eyes. It’s not cheap (about $58, depending on the Canadian to US exchange). The smaller ones were around $38. It was a luxury splurge for me. But considering I squeeed when I opened the box and am still smiling when I look at it, it was worth it.

The Etsy site says that the larger box holds about 75 standard size dice and the smaller one about 2 dice sets. My one complaint is that she doesn’t make a larger size. After all, the gamer credo is, “You can never have too many dice!”