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Aggie2130 Sep 2018 8:33 p.m. PST

Hi everyone,

What is your opinion about use of dice trays? I have seen gamers launch dice from well above the table and at others with some force at lower heights. This leads to chasing dice through stands across terrain. Unfortunately I have seen several figs damaged from errant dice. The owners were gracious but it was avoidable. I have always been very careful when playing. I was thinking of putting on a game and wondered about use of trays to circumvent this. What are your thoughts?


ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP01 Oct 2018 4:39 a.m. PST

Use them most of the time. I have 2 cardboard octagonal boxes I have used & now I have a dice tower.

Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP01 Oct 2018 4:47 p.m. PST

Dice trays are great for any number of reasons. I just think they're nicer than flinging dice everywhere. They keep dice off the floor. They save figures and terrain.

Personally, I like to keep the actual area where the game is unfolding as just the diorama – no rules, record sheets, dice, and especially not snacks. Have them all on the table, but not in amongst the figures and terrain. Dice trays help with this.

On top of that, and this is mostly just me, as much as I love dice I have developed an unhappy sound sensitivity that makes certain sounds very uncomfortable. Clattery sounds like dishes top the list, but dice clattering across a hard surface will also wind me up. So a padded dice tray is almost a necessity.

But dice trays need to be nice, and I think they need low walls. One thing I dislike about box lids and deep dice trays is that when *you* throw the dice they end up on my side of the box, where you can see them but they are hidden from me by the side of the box. Vice versa. Throwing the dice where your opponent can't see them seems like a bad thing. So nice and shallow dice trays are awesome.

Sean D Clark03 Oct 2018 7:45 a.m. PST

Agree on this….i like dice trays but I do want to be able to see what my opponent has thrown without having to stand over the box to see.

FlyXwire05 Oct 2018 8:07 a.m. PST

All good points!

I only use one if I don't have enough off-the-map table space provided for dice throwing [um – rolling]. ;)

lesbt6513 Dec 2018 6:31 a.m. PST

Sean what happened to yours at the WWWeekend?

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