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Personal logo Old Contemptible Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2023 8:38 p.m. PST

You might have a dice fetish if you…

Only want to roll your dice.
Don't want anyone else to touch your dice.
Carry your own dice in a bag.
Carry a variety of dice with you so you are always prepared.
Hold your dice and roll them a certain way to get better results.
Test your dice to see which die rolls better.
Constantly rolling your dice even when it's not your turn.
Will turn the place upside down to find one die.
Have a different dice for each set of rules you play.
Use dice that have the same color as your figure's uniforms.
Talk to your dice, even when you're not in a game.
Sleep with your dice under your pillow.
Keep the plastic case the dice came with to store them in.
Take a hammer to your dice when you roll poorly during an entire game.
You give your dice a name.

Titchmonster03 Jan 2023 9:03 p.m. PST

After reading this twice and ticking off the ones that apply, I've come to a realization.

Rosenberg03 Jan 2023 11:39 p.m. PST

10 applies but not the rest

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Jan 2023 12:50 a.m. PST

Great post.
Good fun.

A recent change for many gamers is that there will be reluctance to share dice when there are various transmissible diseases about.

I would not like to play a game wherein the dice were in a bag and various folk swilled them about and grabbed one.

Seeing how gamers like to blow on, rub and otherwise intimate their dice stops me from sharing.

I do take care to provide my own dice (plus pen, paper etc) for any game I attend. It shows that I am involved and not just a dipper.


witteridderludo04 Jan 2023 4:14 a.m. PST

you left out:
executing bad rolling dice in the microwave while forcing the rest to watch…

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2023 4:37 a.m. PST

I have trouble with the "different dice for each set of rules" and "different dice to match the color of army uniforms." Works for horse & musket, of course, but surely in moderns, fantasy and SF you need different dice--with appropriate symbols--for each nation, race or alignment?

(One of this year's projects is dice with the Vichy French "Frankish Axe" for my WWII games. Then it's on to the Dwarves.)

Mr Elmo04 Jan 2023 4:41 a.m. PST


Ended up in the emergency room needing them surgically removed.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2023 7:31 a.m. PST

I do prefer to think of it as an obsession or addiction rather than a fetish, though. Nothing to do with sex or religion.

At least not MY sex life or MY religion. OC, if you really have a dice fetish, please don't tell us about it.

Trajanus04 Jan 2023 7:47 a.m. PST

Word of advice, if any of the above apply, stay away from the Craps Table, or large men in Tuxedos will indicate their disapproval!

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2023 8:11 a.m. PST

Of these, I have multiple dice bags (I have a lot of dice), and keep Chessex dice sets in the plastic case they came in. I also have an acrylic cube that formerly held candy which now houses several sets of "Official" D&D dice (which I got because they were on sale, not because they were "official").
Alas, I just got two more of these sets, and there's no more room in the cube… whatever am I gonna do?

But I have never, ever, gotten out my dice, rolled them around in my hands and murmured "My precious…" over and over.
At least, not when anyone could see or hear me.

14Bore04 Jan 2023 2:58 p.m. PST

My dice to have national colors, no other country can use them and count. Has to be yours or no dice

Gear Pilot04 Jan 2023 3:28 p.m. PST

"Take a hammer to your dice when you roll poorly during an entire game"

The hammer only comes down on every 10th die – as an example to the others.

Striker04 Jan 2023 3:32 p.m. PST

There was a youtube animated series that covered a guy's rpg experiences and the term I'm stealing, and my daughter assigned me, is a "Dice Dragon". It's my horde and I will protect my piles.

Thatblodgettkid04 Jan 2023 6:04 p.m. PST

I admit, I am guilty of a couple of these. But I can give it up any time I want. I just choose not to give it up…

Wolfhag05 Jan 2023 6:25 a.m. PST

I fantasize about having a pair of dice that have "6" on each side, for my use only.


Nine pound round05 Jan 2023 9:51 a.m. PST

If you take the hammer to every tenth die, is that "dice-imation?"

Deucey Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2023 4:37 p.m. PST

"…post questions about Dice Fetishes."

(Or post responses)😇

Zephyr105 Jan 2023 10:25 p.m. PST

I once set fire to a pair of old dice from Las Vegas (their luck had run out, Ha!) I was surprised at how flammable they were… :-o

Personal logo Wolfshanza Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2023 11:14 p.m. PST

The things I have named my dice, at times, are unprintable in genteel company :0

Joe Legan03 Apr 2023 7:52 p.m. PST

I only checked off 7. And of course every army has to have their own dice; how else would they ever win?


robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2023 3:18 p.m. PST

I checked off 6. It would have been 8 once.

zircher14 Apr 2023 7:57 p.m. PST

Have a custom dice tower, die rolling tray, or storage container made for your dice.
Have multiple of the above dice accessories.
Having designed your own dice accessories.
Created one or more drop tables for your dice.

Last Hussar19 Aug 2023 1:34 a.m. PST

I occasionally match dice to uniform, but only if available immediately.

The rest isn't me.

wballard07 Sep 2023 2:43 p.m. PST

"Hold your dice and roll them a certain way to get better results."

Get caught doing this in a craps game and expect broken fingers or worse. Stacking dice and rolling will affect probability of rolling a 7 due to the way 6-sided dice are made.

I won't say it is a great difference but measurable.

Murvihill09 Sep 2023 6:02 p.m. PST

I keep my dice in a thirty year old salt water taffy box.

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