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17 Sep 2016 12:33 p.m. PST
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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian17 Sep 2016 12:32 p.m. PST

When wargaming, do you throw your dice into a tray when making game rolls?

Bob the Temple Builder17 Sep 2016 12:35 p.m. PST

Whenever possible, yes.

VCarter Supporting Member of TMP17 Sep 2016 12:43 p.m. PST

I'll see you and raise you a 2x2 dice table on rollers.


PzGeneral17 Sep 2016 1:03 p.m. PST

Depends on how many dice are used and wbo's playing. Kevin has a knack for knocking things over….

Winston Smith17 Sep 2016 1:08 p.m. PST


TMPWargamerabbit17 Sep 2016 1:13 p.m. PST

For drinks?

RKE Steve17 Sep 2016 1:18 p.m. PST


Ivan DBA17 Sep 2016 1:38 p.m. PST

Nope, never liked them. I do try to keep dice coraled, and not all over the board, during play.

Onomarchos Supporting Member of TMP17 Sep 2016 1:55 p.m. PST

Sure do.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Sep 2016 2:03 p.m. PST

No, but I hope to make a crater or volcano mouth for rolling dice in for appropriate scenarios in the future.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP17 Sep 2016 2:05 p.m. PST


Robert66617 Sep 2016 2:35 p.m. PST

Yes, some foam base in a shoe box.

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP17 Sep 2016 2:35 p.m. PST

We have been using a dice tower recently.

alien BLOODY HELL surfer17 Sep 2016 3:18 p.m. PST

sometimes we use a box lid

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP17 Sep 2016 4:16 p.m. PST

Generally not.

Personal logo Condotta Supporting Member of TMP17 Sep 2016 4:28 p.m. PST

Yes. Reduces damage to dice and miniatures from errant throws. Also removes the odd tipped dice. We play that if the die is not lying flat, it must be rerolled. Dice tray eliminates that issue and presents all dice within an easily transferable view of everyone if needed.

VCarter Supporting Member of TMP17 Sep 2016 5:19 p.m. PST

RE: drinks on the table. Not allowed at all violations lead to a morale check (house rule).

Rich Bliss17 Sep 2016 5:53 p.m. PST


Yesthatphil17 Sep 2016 6:06 p.m. PST



Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP17 Sep 2016 6:08 p.m. PST

No dice trays. No drinks on table. Offender's troops automatically fail morale and rout.

McKinstry Fezian17 Sep 2016 6:24 p.m. PST

Whenever possible, yes.

vagamer63 Supporting Member of TMP17 Sep 2016 6:57 p.m. PST

Yes, always! Fail to see the need of players having dice rolling all over the place on the game table! Might as well just roll them on the floor!

wrgmr117 Sep 2016 7:09 p.m. PST

Our group uses dice towers.

whitphoto17 Sep 2016 7:23 p.m. PST

I don't like dice towers, but I'm become more partial to a heavily padded dice tray since we started using a map for D&D night

Buck21517 Sep 2016 7:48 p.m. PST

Used to use them, now I use a tower…

Combat Colours17 Sep 2016 7:56 p.m. PST

yes, especially for multiple dice being rolled.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP17 Sep 2016 9:16 p.m. PST

Moving to a dice tower.

Tacitus17 Sep 2016 10:33 p.m. PST


Zippee18 Sep 2016 1:32 a.m. PST

I have two very nice trays – inevitably they get used to hold the dice and the dice get rolled on the table.

Not really the intent but a perfect example of planning meets people resulting in friction. . .

Oberlindes Sol LIC18 Sep 2016 1:42 a.m. PST

Usually we use some kind of box or something.

myxemail18 Sep 2016 5:11 a.m. PST

As much as possible

pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP18 Sep 2016 5:50 a.m. PST


Ottoathome18 Sep 2016 8:59 a.m. PST

This is an individual thing. I don't use dice trays much when I play with my 28mm or 20mm troops. However when I play boardgames where stacks of counters or placement can be easily disarrayed by an incautiously thrown dice they are seential to prevent great mayhem.

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP18 Sep 2016 8:24 p.m. PST

We us them more often in games where you roll handfuls of dice to stop them from spraying all over the table and floor or ending up cocked.

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP19 Sep 2016 9:47 a.m. PST


Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP19 Sep 2016 12:29 p.m. PST

For TSATF we do. But not anything else.

Rusty Gold22 Apr 2017 6:23 p.m. PST

I was looking at a disused parrot perch in the Shed .It survived 2 garage sales .
Then I realised its a Dice Tray .
Unbolted the perch .
Sanded the Beejuzez out of it and gave it 3 coats of varnish .
Then to my stunned disbelief the kids , when younger , had left behind some Green Felt in a paint /arts cupboard .

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP03 May 2017 12:40 p.m. PST

Dice tower. I play bucket-o-dice games, rolling one die for each figure attacking. Too many dice to roll on the tabletop. The tower keeps things from going everywhere, knocking figures, getting lost, etc. Cheers!

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