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24 Feb 2005 11:33 a.m. PST
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Jon Perry Inactive Member30 Jul 2004 1:02 p.m. PST

Need those a few of those 6-siders that have 2-3-3-4-4-5 on their faces.

OK - I can go onto Google and find a bunch of companies that make them, but I don't feel like getting them mail order, as the postage is going to be as much as the dice themselves.

I'm going to be going up to Gencon next month, but I can't see that any of the many vendors there will be selling them - at least I can't match up the Google "average dice" search results with any of the listed vendors for Gencon.

My FLGS says none of his distributors have a clue what I'm talking about.

Yes, I could just do mail-order. But any ideas as to
A) What company at Gencon will be selling these?
B) What company that common FLGS distributors carry would have some?

Thanks all!

coopman30 Jul 2004 1:09 p.m. PST

Great minds think alike, Jon! I just ordered me some of those this morning from here:
http://www.tindictator.com/tindic.html

Personal logo Cyrus the Great Supporting Member of TMP30 Jul 2004 1:16 p.m. PST

Jon Perry,

If you are going to GenCon try the Chessex booth. They used to make them. They may have them available for the show.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian30 Jul 2004 1:22 p.m. PST

I second Chessex.

Personal logo Meiczyslaw Supporting Member of TMP30 Jul 2004 1:26 p.m. PST

Speaking of odd dice ...

Gamescience has just added a "Diamond True D3." An example is here:

http://dozensofgames.com/diamondtrued3.html

Unfortunately, this store doesn't seem to have any averaging dice.

Goldwyrm Inactive Member30 Jul 2004 1:33 p.m. PST

You can also buy blank dice in solid white, yellow, red, and blue at some children's education supply stores. I was in a shopping mall and stopped by such a store. The dice are sold in sets with letter labels for randomly rolling compound words or phrases. I think they are $3-4 for 12. You can simply take a marker and label the 6 sides however you like.

vino1967 Inactive Member30 Jul 2004 1:55 p.m. PST

Average dice are integral to the Warrior game. You can order them via paypal from Four Horses Enterprises. Try the following link: http://www.fourhorsemenenterprises.com/sales.htm

If I recall, they have multiple colors both in pipped and "numbered" facings.

Good luck!

rmaker30 Jul 2004 4:23 p.m. PST

Lou Zocchi will have them at GenCon.

Calico Bill30 Jul 2004 4:25 p.m. PST

We had the same problem. In the end, it was easier to just grab some big D6's, white out the 2 middle dots of the 6 and add 2 dots to the 1 with a marker pen.

the trojan bunny30 Jul 2004 5:08 p.m. PST

EM-4-Miniatures has them.

JT

captain arjun Fezian Inactive Member30 Jul 2004 6:01 p.m. PST

Amazon has them too.

Personal logo nvdoyle Supporting Member of TMP30 Jul 2004 6:51 p.m. PST

Chessex and Koplow - though I don't know if Koplow will have a booth. If you've got no luck, find me at GenCon, and I'll get some from my store for you.

Tom Bryant Supporting Member of TMP30 Jul 2004 10:02 p.m. PST

Chessex, Koplow and Gamescience (Lou Zocchi) would be the best sources for average dice.

major blunder Inactive Member01 Aug 2004 11:19 a.m. PST

Careful knocking out spots if you are using mixed average and normal dice--- all the average dice I have ever seen use figures, not dots. In the heat of battle, it's very easy to pick up the wrong one if not..... I use stickers at a pinch.

Tarodin Inactive Member13 Aug 2004 2:16 p.m. PST

Yes Lou Zocchi of Gamescience will have them at GenCon. I know he has them because we ordered some for our on-line store (AdvancingHordes.com).

They are nice little hard-edged dice, easy to tell apart from a regular run of the mill d6... but they do look a lot like the regular Gamescience d6's. He sells them in pairs for about $2.00 a pair.

RudyNelson Inactive Member13 Aug 2004 2:20 p.m. PST

In the old days normal d6 were all pipped. Average dice were always numbered. This was a quick way to tell what you had.

Nowdays normal d6 can also be numbered.

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