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robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP02 Jun 2017 2:41 p.m. PST

Following up the recent discussion on rolling high and low, I'd like to suggest a few things you can do with dice to speed up play or reduce confusion, and ask what other people do.

--Especially in "buckets of dice" games, each side has dice of a distinctive color to reduce arguments over whose die a particular one might be.
--If the game calls for percentile dice, there is always a 10-00 and a 1-00, to avoid arguments based on "of course the blue die was the tens die!"
--D6's are always spots. DAV are always Arabic numerals.
--If dice with a logo are used, all the logo dice in any one game MUST have the logo in the same spot. In any one game, either the logo is 1 or 6. There can never be a question.
--I use color if I can. If I'm doing a Brent Oman-style game with green troops rolling D8's, regulars a D10 and elites a D12, each of the sizes of dice is a distinctive color, and the bases of the castings are marked to match--a dot of green and green D8's and a dot of red with red D12's, for instance.

Now your turn: how do YOU use dice to make your gaming easier?

BattleCaptain02 Jun 2017 2:52 p.m. PST

I have some dice within (transparent) dice, sold as an educational tool. When the outer die merits a re-roll (for example, does the hit become a kill), I just look at the inner die.

JimDuncanUK02 Jun 2017 2:54 p.m. PST

Dice rolling has never been a problem for me and my playing group be it a single die or a handful.

VVV reply03 Jun 2017 5:12 a.m. PST

I don't like logo dice. I just buy the charity logo dice at events.
But I have bought dice with good contrasting colours for visually challenged gamers.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP04 Jun 2017 3:06 p.m. PST

good contrasting colours

I think that is a must for any of us, visibly challenged or otherwise.


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