If you play RPG’s then you know (or maybe you don’t) that your dice are like a god that watches over your character. If that god is in a bad mood that day, you roll a 1 and accidentally get married to a 1-legged cave troll. If said god is feeling nice, they’ll smile upon you and that 1-legged cave troll turns out to be your crush from high school who won the Powerball for $250 million and owns a chain of McDonalds.
Dice are NOT something to be purchased without thought or feeling. I’ve been playing RPGs for many years and still use dice I bought in the 80’s. The power that watches over you should not be taken lightly. Your dice could even one day save your ass from a DM that wants to kill your ass for (accidentally) setting fire to all their copies of every roleplaying game they own, because you forgot that paper (and lighter fuel) are flammable and lighting cigarettes next to flammable objects may cause them to catch on fire. Lesson learned. Fire causes flames. Flames cause your level whatever-at-the-time Warrior to be eaten alive by a pack of sheep. From my experience, sheep are vegetarian, but not in this case.
I’m writing this because today we got a package from Easy Roller Dice. I know what your thinking, “More dice”. Yeah, I know, I thought the same thing when I left the box sitting in the hallway for a few hours, peeking around the wall every so often, like a cautious cat about to pounce on the next dead bird for their owner. After tripping over it a few times, I cracked it open and… You know me, I tore open the heaviest piece in the box.
If Daenerys Targaryen played 5th edition, THESE WOULD BE THE DICE SHE’D HAVE IN HER POUCH! They’re spikey and metal. And shiny, oh so shiny…
Oh look, a dice tray. You WILL need a dice tray for these dice. Unless of course, you’re playing on a glass table that you really want to smash to bits. If you’re like us and can’t afford to drop a grand on a gaming table, or don’t have the room for one, you need this dice tray. It feels like a mini gaming table, all velvety and leathery…
A dice cup? Oooohhh, yeah. These dice deserve a dice cup. A cup for dice. You need a dice cup. All this faux leather and felt, metal dice… Did I just fall into the World Series of Dungeons & Dragons?
No seriously, what more can I say about these dice? The colors on the regular dice are gorgeous, the metal dice are phenomenal and the dice bags feel like a fresh comforter just back from the dry cleaners. If I could get a few of them, I’d sew them together and make a blanket I can snuggle in. Until now, I had never understood the reason people use dice towers or dice trays. For one, they keep your dice from ending up on the floor and two, they’re just plain awesome.
Like I said at the beginning, dice should stay with you the life of your hobby, and most of us will probably be buried with our probability machines. Is $44 too much for a set of dice that’ll stay with you forever? No freakin’ way. I can’t stop touching them.