Three years ago, my husband and I got into Dungeons and Dragons through some friends. Our lives have never been the same. In addition to the world expanding into fantastical creatures, epic quests, and enough situational math to fill more than two full textbooks, we discovered the phenomenon of our plastic weapon; dice. Sets of dice are such an industry in the tabletop and nerd community. The variety, formats, designs, materials. I never could have imagined. It is a collectible, a useful obsession.
For those who love the game of Dungeons and Dragons or are just curious about the appeal of rolling numbers, here is my personal dice collection and where I got the items. I love supporting local businesses and online shops as well. In addition, I added a few fun related goodies for all you fabulous players. Let’s roll!
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As a note that I am sure you will be able to see; I love sparkly dice. And purple is my favorite color, so this set as a gift was very nice. ^__^ This site is fantastic for your dice needs.
My brother got myself and Derrick each a set of dice for Christmas and I am madly in love with the set he got for me! He called them the “Cotton Candy Dream.” I am a huge fan of all things pink, purple, sparkly, and sugar-sweet, so these are perfect and make me giddy! And I think their wizard mascot is the bomb too. Miles got me a deep plum velvet dice bag too from D N D Dice of excellent quality. They have all sorts of designs for all your needs.
I met these fine folks at a convention about a year ago in St. Louis. The girl at the table greeted me with a huge smile and was showing kids how to stack all seven dice that come in a D and D set into a tower. I was hook by that genuine kindness. I got my first metal set from them (a bronze set) and a purple set as well. I also got this leather dice bag with their logo for the purchase of two dice sets. I got Derrick an orange and white set that turned gray and white after a few months. Ha! But this Bard is rocking! Please check out their Facebook.
This is our local used book store and tabletop and board game stop. They are cool cats and are so supportive of local authors. I have done signings and events with them. 🙂 They have an assortment of fun, unique dice. My friend Matt has purchased many and took a photo of some of them below. I really need to get me one of those large D20’s (I am told there are about 6 different colors and they sale for about $15). Aesop’s does not do official online sales, but I am sure if you message them, my local rock stars can hook you adventures up!
Okay. This may sound like a copout, but Amazon really does have everything you need. Like any all-purpose site of store, make sure you read the reviews from the multitude of companies. For the last few Christmases, I get a set or two of dice from Derrick, usually that I request. He is tickled pick we can get dice together. Some of my sets are below (the one in my silver box are metal). We also have foldable felt dice trays that slide flat into our folders that we love.
This set has flowers in it.
We both have a set of these. It’s called confetti dice. They are cool, but they do have big pieces of what looks like confetti there, so it’s hard to read the numbers sometimes.
My black and gold metal sets. My school colors! 🙂
These is one of my favorites. I love how they glisten in the light!
I have a friend who has one of these rad leather dice trays that can adjust into different things. Thought I would share. GeekOn!
I have also heard good things from others with these sites:
This is one of the mini make-up cosmic galaxy bags I got from a three-piece night sky set I got from Hot Topic (for you lovely folks’ information, I am a Hot Topic fanatic and VIP, baby!). You can carry your weapons in a lot of fun and creative ways. The “That’s How I Roll” keychain was made by a vendor at a convention in Jefferson City.
May all your rolls be high, my friends! Game on! Geek on!
Educator of young minds by day, super nerdy savior of justice, and cute things by night, Morgan Straughan Comnick has a love for turning the normal into something special without losing its essence. Morgan draws from real-life experiences and her ongoing imagination to spark her writing. In her spare time, she enjoys doing goofy voices, traveling to new worlds by turning pages, humming child-like songs, and forcing people to smile with her “bubbliness.” It is Morgan’s mission in life to spread the amazement of otaku/Japanese culture to the world and to stop bullying; she knows everyone shines brightly.
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