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Oct. 31st, 2017 @ 12:31 pm Dicepot
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I remember that back in the 1980’s, being hospitable meant having a tall glass filled with cigarettes on the table, next to a heavy table lighter and an ashtray. Visitors could take a cig and light right up: smoking was meant to be ‘cosy’, something to enjoy with friends.
I don’t miss that (I’ve never smoked), and that’s not how we roll in our house. Instead, we have a little glass pot on top of a piece of rootwood, which we originally bought for a mini-flower arrangement. We filled it up with dice: many of the games we play at home (and that includes RPGs) use six-sided dice. So if you come over to play a game, you can select the dice you want to use!

I guess we can add one more Chessex reference packet before the pot is completely full…

Crossposted from my blog. Comment here or at the original post.
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From:ashmedai
Date:October 31st, 2017 07:11 pm (UTC)
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Seeing those dice brings back fond memories of my Magic the Gathering days, though if I remember those had 20 sides.
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From:fub
Date:November 1st, 2017 09:37 am (UTC)
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In MtG, you have 20 life points. There are special dice to use as life-counters in MtG: normal 20-siders have the opposing sides sum up to 21 (so the 1 is opposite of the 20, the 11 to the 10 etc), but the life-counters have the consecutive numbers next to each other.

These are all six siders though! I do have a dice bag full of polyhedrals, but those stay in the bag for easy transport when I'm playing somewhere else.
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From:nucleosides
Date:October 31st, 2017 11:31 pm (UTC)
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That dice pot looks awesome!

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From:fub
Date:November 1st, 2017 09:37 am (UTC)
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Thanks!
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From:spiral_meter
Date:November 1st, 2017 03:25 am (UTC)
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i like your dice idea! and i miss D&D.

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From:fub
Date:November 1st, 2017 09:39 am (UTC)
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You should totally see if there's a game store with the D&D Adventure League going on. The organised play is all single-session, so there isn't even a long-term time commitment needed!
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From:spiral_meter
Date:November 2nd, 2017 02:32 am (UTC)
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thanks for the tip. i think i'd annoy everyone with my novice-ness though.

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From:fub
Date:November 3rd, 2017 02:13 pm (UTC)
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Meh, these games are aimed at novices. :P
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From:spiral_meter
Date:November 4th, 2017 03:16 am (UTC)
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i should definitely check it out then.

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From:changeling72
Date:November 2nd, 2017 06:46 am (UTC)
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I can remember my brother having those dice in the 80s.

Great dice holder!
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From:fub
Date:November 3rd, 2017 02:15 pm (UTC)
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Thanks!
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