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Honestly, it really depends on how fancy you want to be.. there are plenty of decent acrylic and MDF ones out there that are cheap.. they all work the same.. solid wood ones are great until you add them to all the books, dice and other stuff you are already carrying.. 

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Yeah, "worth" is a highly subjective term.  I have files to print out a cardstock dice tower, and I haven't done it.  I have a friend who has an acrylic one, and I don't use it when we play.  I don't find dice towers "worth it" but that doesn't mean they're not useful. 

 

Wyrmwood has a good business of, basically, bespoke items.  They are beautiful, and I would love to have one gracing my game table.  But they are not "worth it" to me. Neither is a new car; I get along just fine with used vehicles. 

 

It really depends on what you want out of it.  Games have been played and dice have been rolled for centuries without dice towers. They are a luxury, so if you want to buy one, get one you want that fits within your budget.

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After seeing other dice towers during ReaperCon, I know how useful a dice tower can be in a crowded environment.

 

I also know that depending on the background noise, wood and acrylic can be very noisy.

 

Myself, I got one from Kickstarter (Moroz Publishing, Russian gamers). Specifically the MDT-7 tank. Inexpensive, compact and portable. Unless you're rolling high level fireballs, it's big enough.

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I've been meaning to build Fat Dragon Games' Ultimate GM Screen II for my wife for some time. Blueprints for 2 dice rollers and a GM screen for $12.

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After looking at dice towers, I ended up getting a dice tray.  It's easy to pass around the table and the felt and wood walls do enough randomization without knocking over figures.  It works for me and is much quieter.

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I bought some dice towers from Unique Dice Towers. Originally ordered a few through their kick starter a couple of years ago I believe he is still selling them but you have to do a Google search as it is against forum rules to directly link to a commerce site.

 

I like them because of their smaller size, they take up less space on the game table, they look good and they fold up to about the size of a pop can.

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I got a really good deal on a nice wooden Geek Chic dice roller, one of the ones that folds up into itself. It was a gift for my hubby, and he uses it to store his dice in transport so it's not a huge loss of space. It seems to be useful when he's DMing since the rolls are partially concealed as well as contained.

 

I got him the model with Rick Astley engraved on it, because that's how we roll. :;):

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Take the core from a paper kitchen-towel roll, cut a out a chunk of one end and hot-glue it to a wood coaster...

 

If you're feeling artistic you can paint the outside of it.

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I got a really good deal on a nice wooden Geek Chic dice roller, one of the ones that folds up into itself. It was a gift for my hubby, and he uses it to store his dice in transport so it's not a huge loss of space. It seems to be useful when he's DMing since the rolls are partially concealed as well as contained.

 

I got him the model with Rick Astley engraved on it, bencause that's how we roll. :;):

If you want something pretty, the chic geek towers are a good option. I got a non foldable one when my wife bought me one of their tables for ourea 20th anniversary (have I mentioned how much I love my wife!) And it's both pretty and functional. It also winds up as part of the Tae scenery when we play warhammer, D&D or other fantasy tabletop stuff so it's pretty robust too

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Nobody mentioned Litko.

 

Look for "Litko Dice Tower", they have an acrylic model and their online catalog page says they will make it in any of 28 colors.

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Hirst Arts has one - I plan on making mine in resin, instead of dental plaster or ultracal though.

Great. Now I want that one, and it will cost me the most expensive resource I have. Time.

 

Seriously though, I have one that is probably made out of stained balsa wood.

Great for randomizing the numbers if you have a problem with your throw.

 

Also, Litko used to have one with a giant skull on it. That probably would have been what I got, were I not first in line for one of my stores a few years back on Free RPG day.

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i have not used them much in gaming, but I bought two of the FoxTower dice towers off Amazon. They break down into 4 pieces for transport and could easily pass as a castle tower as terrain. The dice fence is a tad short if you dump a bunch of dice in at ones as some bounce over. My sons favorite past time from 2-4 YO was dumping dice through these towers. He also dumped miniatures through them which made the 4 piece design critical for removing errant zombies.

 

If you want really compact, the folding plastic dice towers that can be bought with CMON's Zombicide game may be worth looking at.

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