Chessex Custom Dice Created by Listeners
We have had several listeners comment on the great fun they've had designing custom dice through Chessex. Here's a place to post pictures for all to see (and drool!). We'd love to see what you have come up with. It's also a great source for inspiration if you're pondering custom dice of your own.
I'll get things started with a few pictures sent in to the Spiel Mail Bag.
First from Travis "Tensider" Bryant come the You Burst Into Flames Die. This is the name of his game group and he had special dice made up for each member.
Next three submissions from Daniel "Chica-bunga-Conga" Sheron. Daniel writes:
"In addition to a number of Board Games, my sons and I play Warhammer 40K and it happens that two of the 40K armies (Tau and Orks) have their "language" (specifcally numbers) documented. Thus, I had Chessex produce two sets of dice with Tau (very linear and techno numerals) and Ork (very rudimentary and caveman-like numerals) numerals in place of the pips. I particularly like the Ork numerical representation of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and anything greater than 5 as "lots."
The third set of dice Chessex produced for me is a set used in games that utilize dice roll modifiers for 2s, 3s, 4s, and 5s, but do not modify 1s and 6s (typically a 1s is always good/OK while a 6 is always bad/hit). Battleground Fantasy Warfare is an example of this type of game. The graphical representation of the 1s and 6s act as a memory aid/warning sign (Stop - do not apply modifier) for me. The dice work well as in the heat of gaming, I don't always remember to ignore the modifiers when appropriate.
Bottom line, I love Chessex customization and do love supporting The Spiel through supporting Chessex."