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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian30 Apr 2016 3:04 p.m. PST

(complete the sentence)

Personal logo PzGeneral Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2016 3:12 p.m. PST

Originally in a pouch, but now in various containers…..for they have multiplied over the years…..

Mute Bystander Inactive Member30 Apr 2016 3:30 p.m. PST

in an Art Bin large clear divided case.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2016 3:40 p.m. PST

Various boxes, bags and drawers. None of them roll what I want!

JimDuncanUK30 Apr 2016 3:45 p.m. PST

a secret!

coopman30 Apr 2016 3:51 p.m. PST

in a plastic toolbox.

rustymusket Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2016 4:00 p.m. PST

in a dice bag, upsized to bags, downsized to a bag, thinking of upsizing to 2 bags because of starting Morale Napoleon and gaming (solo) again. Never thought of anything but dice bag.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2016 4:03 p.m. PST

Under my pillow ready to take out any intruder with a well placed double six!

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2016 4:10 p.m. PST

… In assorted dice bags commandeered from other intended uses. Oh, and the original Chessex plastic box because it's a handy container, why not use it?

RavenscraftCybernetics Inactive Member30 Apr 2016 4:15 p.m. PST

in the hollowed out skull of my enemy.

mjkerner Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2016 4:20 p.m. PST

…close, but my enemies closer.

Stryderg30 Apr 2016 4:44 p.m. PST

In a Crown Royal bag, of course.

Dynaman878930 Apr 2016 5:12 p.m. PST

In a Gallon size ziplock bag.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2016 6:10 p.m. PST

friends close, and my dice enemies closer.

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2016 6:31 p.m. PST

In plastic trays, boxes and bags – oh and always a few lying on the table

IanKHemm Inactive Member30 Apr 2016 6:36 p.m. PST

…in a crappy, little old box.

Cosmic Reset30 Apr 2016 8:22 p.m. PST

… in an ancient haunted spice box from the orient.

The box was retrieved by an American sailor from the USS Rocky Mount during WWII, removed from a dead Japanese officer during the campaign in the Pacific. At that time, the box contained a mummified finger with a gold ring.

The ring was identified after the war as having been Korean in origin, and it is assumed that the finger was also. The finger was disposed of in some sort of ritual during the early 1970s by the sailor, after seeking advice from a Korean cultural historian (who proclaimed the box to be a "spice box"), and direction from a contact made through him.

The box was given to me sometime after that in the late 1970s along with a small Japanese flag with writing and blood spatter on it. The flag was later taken and sold at a flea market by my step-mother. The ring mysteriously disappeared shortly after the death of the sailor, and there was some fight by surviving family members over the location of the ring and ownership rights. In the end, nobody discovered what happened to the ring, but I later have come to suspect that the sailor returned it to Korea a few years before his death. This is based on some things he said, that didn't make sense to me at the time.

For a while, the box held my Dad's ribbons from service in the Korean war. Later those were removed, and it sat empty for some years. Several years ago, my plastic dice box vibrated off of a table during a severe thunderstorm and broke, and the dice were picked up and placed in the empty spice box setting near-by on a bookcase out of convenience. The dice have been kept there since.

Every once in a while, I discover the dice box lid removed and setting next to the box, with the dice stacked in a sort of arch. The top die varies, the a three is always the number displayed on the top die.

Black Cavalier30 Apr 2016 8:33 p.m. PST

I keep my dice in a bag made from US desert BDUs. After that last story, this sounds really morbid, but it's not.

Someone hear on TMP made dice bags out of their uniform, and I liked the idea that my dice would be closer to combat than I ever would.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2016 8:34 p.m. PST

… in zippered nylon mesh bags, one bag for StarGrunt, one for Traveller, and one with all kinds of dice to take to conventions.

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2016 10:08 p.m. PST

Ready to roll.

Personal logo Tacitus Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2016 10:43 p.m. PST

Yes I do. Never give 'em away.

Timbo W01 May 2016 3:07 a.m. PST

In an old Minifigs brown cardboard lidded postage box that I received my first' 'proper' miniatures in, together with an Airfix French Hussar bongo drummer that I meant to convert into a Cossack.

Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP01 May 2016 4:56 a.m. PST

In a dice chalice…

Years ago, I was searching through an oooooooooold almost forgotten shoppe, (and I say "Shoppe" because that is the way that the word was spelled on the sign), and I came across this large chalice like object of heavy cut crystalled glass. The base and stem are a thick clearish color while the bowl itself is a dark fresh blood red glass color. It is large enough to right now be holding close to 150 dice, (I mean this thing is big….

And right now it is sitting quietly on the shelf about four feet behind me between my Copies of Gencon Programs on one side, and a copy of Arkham Horror, "Curse of The Dark Pharaoh" on the other….

advocate01 May 2016 6:31 a.m. PST

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(full stop)

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP01 May 2016 7:29 a.m. PST

in ex-pill vials (LARGE ones) sorted by type so I
can hand them to those who play in various games
I run (mostly D6's and D10's – have a bag for the
4's, 8's, 12's and 20's.)

GildasFacit Sponsoring Member of TMP01 May 2016 8:43 a.m. PST

In a variety of boxes, plastic, card and wooden. Supposedly organised but I can still never find the one I'm looking for when I want it.

GarrisonMiniatures Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member01 May 2016 9:07 a.m. PST

They're lying around all over the place. Usually manage to find some when I need them.

wrgmr101 May 2016 10:50 a.m. PST

In a metal box.

paul liddle01 May 2016 12:08 p.m. PST

In an old margarine box.

Personal logo Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut Supporting Member of TMP01 May 2016 3:18 p.m. PST

In a handmade, handcarved wooden box made in Germany. A gift from my parents from their trip to Europe back in the late '80s.

Micman Supporting Member of TMP01 May 2016 3:32 p.m. PST

I keep dice in whatever I have found that works to take to the game. d20s in baggies. A Crown Royal bag for the D6s. A divided plano box for the D4 to D12. A bunch of D10s live a a plastic box with the other stuff for All Quiet on the Martian Front.

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member01 May 2016 4:09 p.m. PST

in Plano partitioned storage boxes for the most part while a few sets are kept in their original Chessex cubes.

Personal logo The Beast Rampant Supporting Member of TMP02 May 2016 9:04 a.m. PST

…Close. Where I can keep my eye on them. Traitorous little Bleeped texters.

boy wundyr x Supporting Member of TMP02 May 2016 10:44 a.m. PST

…in a drawer in several plastic boxes, faux velvet bags, ziplocs, and loose.

Except the bad dice, they go in the bad place until they learn their lesson.

Last Hussar30 Jul 2016 5:33 p.m. PST

In a 4 litre Really Useful box. On the bottom I have a 15 compartment tray that holds various counters, markers etc, on the top I have one of their lipped stationary trays with the dice, tape measures, pens pencils, Pond shop reading glasses, mini playing cards (from a christmas cracker), laser pointed.

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Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP30 Jul 2016 10:05 p.m. PST

In tin cans at home. I refuse to be on of "those" who carry their dice around in a bag.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP31 Jul 2016 4:26 a.m. PST

… from being on the winning side.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP31 Jul 2016 6:22 a.m. PST

In a Plano compartment box.

Last Hussar06 Aug 2016 10:25 a.m. PST

…closer.

(You need to know the quote!)

Personal logo Toy Soldier Green Supporting Member of TMP06 Aug 2016 1:16 p.m. PST

in a pirate's treasure chest.

CriticalGeek Inactive Member10 Aug 2016 7:57 a.m. PST

Two different dice bags, and like five or six sets of D6s from Chessex and Games Workshop. All of them just sitting on a book shelf.

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