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It seems like no matter how many dice you buy, you still never have enough d6s... meanwhile, your collection of unnecessary d20s keeps getting bigger. 

Dice of Rolling are not rocket science. They’re just regular dice that come in the amounts you actually need, and they use color for more than just decoration. One simple purchase, and you’re good to go for most of the situations you’ll encounter in the 5th edition of the world's greatest roleplaying game. And since each dice type is a different color, you'll always grab the right ones. It’s kind of a no-brainer, but nobody else is doing it so we're bringing it to Kickstarter. 

This is the dice set we’ve always wanted for our table, and with your help we can bring it to tables everywhere!

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We’re keeping the rewards real simple. You can pledge to receive 1, 2, 4, or 20 sets, and each set will include the same 29 color-coded dice + microfiber dice bag.

  

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Whoa, this looks like a great dice set for DMs. I'm in. Thanks for posting this SJ. Backer# 260. ::D:

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Cool idea. Shame it's US only or I'd share it with my group, we have three newer players who are always borrowing dice for big rolls.

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... but getting tons of d20 with your dice sets is important, so you can shun the ones who rolled badly!

 

It's a great idea though, at least for people who buy dice more responsibly and don't just hoard them bc they're pretty.

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Aww man... US only!?!? :(

 

Shame.. for shame...

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hmmmmm.....   Interesting concept.  It's worth thinking over.

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This is a great idea if you only wanted one "complete" dice set. Otherwise it messes with the whole plan where each set of dice follows its own color pattern.

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I actually like the die-color-coding approach.  It's one reason why, once upon a time, when Toy Liquidators still existed, and a miniatures game called "Battle Bowl" came out, I got several boxes on dirt-cheap clearance JUST FOR THE DICE.  Why?  Because it had a full set of polygonal dice, with a different color for each die type.  At the time, I hoped it would help speed things up with the sorts of game systems I was using at the time that required LOTS of different types of dice (Deadlands Classic, and Ironclaw).  (The trouble was, even with several packs of Battle Bowl, and although it WAS a decent price compared to buying polygonal dice new at a game store, it was really only enough for maybe one or two players.  Those games were really dice-crazy.)

 

Since then, however, it's not been quite as extreme of an issue, and I just use whatever dice I come across cheaply -- but I still think it's a neat idea.

 

IMHO, caltrops (AKA d4s) ought to be BRIGHT AND GARISH colors, like screaming neon orange, rather than relatively subtle purple, in order to provide any sort of boost to the chance to detect it on the floor before stepping on it.  That's always a plus.  :)

 

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My hang up is that if all the players have this set of dice, keeping a set together will become a nightmare at game night conclusion. I don't know about you guys, but dice rolling can get a bit chaotic at my table. 

 

"...... erg... why do I only have 7 d6? And 3 d12?"  And that's if they notice or bother to take an inventory. 

 

I don't know. Maybe it wouldn't be an issue.

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But for $20 I could pick up another 100+ Wiz dice pack off of Amazon.  Admittedly you can't pick your color that way, but if several people buy one you can trade for sets...

 

For these guys I'm just not big on their choice of colors.

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I think it's a cool idea, and great for new players, it just doesn't fill a need for me.  Once you've been role-playing a while you already have more dice than you need.

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9 hours ago, DixonGrfx said:

My hang up is that if all the players have this set of dice, keeping a set together will become a nightmare at game night conclusion. I don't know about you guys, but dice rolling can get a bit chaotic at my table. 

 

"...... erg... why do I only have 7 d6? And 3 d12?"  And that's if they notice or bother to take an inventory. 

Do you not obsessively count your dice at the beginning and end of every session, organizing them into little squads of color-coordinated goodness, with each die with its highest number face up to properly charge it while waiting for use?

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1 hour ago, etherial said:

Do you not obsessively count your dice at the beginning and end of every session, organizing them into little squads of color-coordinated goodness, with each die with its highest number face up to properly charge it while waiting for use?

 

No, they go in a pile in front of me. I have dice dating back to the 70s I'm over it.

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i'm not really feeling this.  the dice look like starter dice that came in the old tsr boxed sets to me.  color coding is interesting.  I might see about doing that with my play dice bag.  

 

it good for someone just starting.  but I've got a zillion dice already.

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I like the idea but I already have a good set. ::(:

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