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NOLA Chris04 Jul 2012 11:11 a.m. PST

Hi all,

I have always disliked lound clatery dice rolling,
so I bought a tower from Litko,
glued felt to the baffles and sides,

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and Presto!
a nice quiet (well, muffled) dice tower!

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works well!

next modification will be an "arena" for the
dice to roll out into, to make them easier to see

Chris
(just say "NO" to dice cups)

Personal logo Rrobbyrobot Supporting Member of TMP04 Jul 2012 12:47 p.m. PST

I wanted nothing on my game table but terrain and figures. So I started rolling dice in a box on the desk by the table. This was a bit noisey, so I lined the cardboard box with felt.
I also sometimes play a game that uses buckets of dice. So I bought some dollar store plastic cups and lined them with felt. But I really like your felt lined dice tower idea.

Dark Knights And Bloody Dawns04 Jul 2012 12:50 p.m. PST

Dice tower with added silencer…

All you need now is some 9mm dice!

Personal logo Tango 2 3 Ditto Supporting Member of TMP04 Jul 2012 1:15 p.m. PST

So I started rolling dice in a box on the desk by the table.

Me too! My wife found me a nice shallow wooden box for this from a resale store.

This was a bit noisey, so I lined the cardboard box with felt.

But.. but… the rattling is the sound of machine gun fire! laugh
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Tim

CPBelt Inactive Member04 Jul 2012 2:31 p.m. PST

Hmmm…maybe I'm the only one, but I like the sound of rolling dice.

For many years, this was my favorite dice tower. it even has a bell.

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Skeptic04 Jul 2012 5:50 p.m. PST

Good idea! A local club member seems to enjoy using his dice tower, but the noise is rather annoying, especially if you're not at the same gaming table…

Personal logo Tango 2 3 Ditto Supporting Member of TMP04 Jul 2012 6:23 p.m. PST

CPBelt, ahhh, I had one of those – it was from a Parker Brother (I think) board game – what was it called?
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Tim

Toaster04 Jul 2012 11:08 p.m. PST

I made my dice tower from cork tile, no issue.

Robert

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2012 12:38 p.m. PST

You can also buy self-adhesive cork at most DITY yourself stores, usually in the same area where they have shelf paper. Cut, peel, stick -- reduces about 80% of the noise.

Personal logo richarDISNEY of the RDGC Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member06 Jul 2012 8:18 a.m. PST

Me? I love the sound of rolling dice…
beer

Feet up now06 Jul 2012 10:32 a.m. PST

Great idea for a stealth dice tower.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2012 2:55 p.m. PST

CPBelt's mechanical tower is from The Inventors, by Parker Brothers. link
My family had this game when I was growing up, which means my parents or my sister probably still do have it stored somewhere.

Another solution for a quieter dice tower is to build one out of card stock paper. The dice make more of a "rumble" sound than the high-pitched clatter of plastic or wood towers.

Last Hussar08 Jul 2012 6:12 a.m. PST

I love the sound of dice in the morning. Its the sound of Victory.

Charlie don't roll.

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