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Reviews You Can Use: Artisan Dice

Hats off to Artisan Dice for letting us have a look at their Aeneus dice and their Mpingo (African Blackwood) dice.  Now in their fifth year of creating handcrafted dice for the discerning gamer, Artisan Dice continues to impress, as you’ll see from the photos included here. Here we have a wooden dice set that’s been created from Mpingo (more …

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Guest Article: Dice Hack Debunked

Guest Writer: Tim Myers It couldn’t really be that easy, could it? Bake Regular Dice Into Trick Dice   It needed to be debunked eventually, it just doesn’t do what it claims. This link will lead you to a website, obviously. This website claims that you can create a pair of “trick” dice, if you are unscrupulous enough to cheat. …

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Adventure Scents: The Review

Cinematic Gunfight! Dank Dungeon! Fishing Docks! Healing Sanctuary! Ice Castle! Mummy’s Tomb! Smoky Campfire! Volcanic Jungle! Titles of tabletop games? RPG adventure modules? Wild new breakfast cereals? Nay, fearless readers. These are just a FEW of the MANY fragrances that Adventure Scents is making. “Scent special effects for games, books, movies, costumes and more” is what it says on the label, …

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Reviews You Can Use: Mad’s Bags

Mad’s Bags in Citrus Heights CA was kind enough to share a few of their handmade dice bags with us.  There’s a lot to love about these little beauties. Crafted from durable specialty fabrics, they feel fantastic when held, especially when filled to two-thirds capacity with lucky polyhedrals. The stitchwork is aces and the pullstraps are adorned with an eye-catching …

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Shapeways: The Review

Advancements in 3D printing have thrust 3D printers forward into the limelight (and the tabletop RPG hobby is the richer for it.)   Technology that didn’t exist when tabletop RPGing emerged as a phenomenon during the Carter administration is finally here; enabling us to now further create what we can visualize in our minds, in a new way, not unlike …

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The Dice Lab: The Review

Hats off to The Dice Lab for creating these delightful dice.  We had a look at their large set which contains seven unique polyhedral dice, as follows: Truncated tetrahedron d4 Truncated octahedron d8 Rhombic dodecahedron d12 Deltoidal icositetrahedron d24 Disdyakis dodecahedron d48 Deltoidal hexecontahedron d60 Disdyakis triacontahedron d120 The resealable plastic tube which the large set comes in is quite serviceable, …

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Shire Post Mint: The Review

As far as collectibles go, fantasy coins are the new hotness, and the coins from Shire Post Mint are hitting all the right notes. As per their Certificate of Authenticity, they are dedicated to producing tangible artifacts from fantasy realms. The style (and variety) of these coins covers a lot of fantasy ground. The craftsmanship and quality is superb. The …

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Easy Roller Dice: The Review

Our playtest of the Easy Roller Dice Company‘s gaming accessories was a big success, at a recent old-school WG5 adventure module session at the Legendary Realms hobby shop, giving new meaning to the phrase “Shake, Rattle, and Roll.” Gunmetal Dice These compact, gorgeous, and heavy polyhedral dice appear to be 10% tighter than standard-sized polyhedral dice.  The edges are on …