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Post Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2005 7:32 pm 
 

Anyone know of any good original D&D dice resources?  I picked up some at DunDraCon this weekend, and I'm pretty sure they're legit, but want to double-check.

Any pointers would be appreciated.  I'll see about posting a picture in a bit....


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 12:13 am 
 

Hopefully I'll post the pic tomorrow, I'm off to bed at the moment....


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 3:39 am 
 

If the 20-sided die has seen any use, its almost round.  The original TSR dice were really soft.

  


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 4:14 am 
 

grodog wrote:Anyone know of any good original D&D dice resources? I picked up some at DunDraCon this weekend, and I'm pretty sure they're legit, but want to double-check.

Any pointers would be appreciated. I'll see about posting a picture in a bit....


Are these the ones?

acaeum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=15280& ... ht=#15280.

Great dice. Although the ones in this pic are far too minty. I check loads of basic sets on eBay in the hope that I can get my hands on more. And I would pay a premium to get ones that have obviously been used. The rounder the better in my opinion.

  


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 1:16 pm 
 

Yep, that's they John---except that all of the sets I picked up are minty and still sealed---that d4's a caltrop ;)

I think it would be worthwhile to have images of the dice that come with each set on The Acaeum---especially when they're included in the box:  that would help with determining when a box is truly complete (just like mentioning what box sets had RPGA and/or Dragon ads, as well as catalogs, etc.).


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 1:19 pm 
 

If you've got any surplus to requirements, I'll happily take them off your hands.  They just need a few cycles in the washing machine!  8O

  


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 3:58 pm 
 

grodog wrote:I think it would be worthwhile to have images of the dice that come with each set on The Acaeum---especially when they're included in the box: that would help with determining when a box is truly complete

*nods to that, Allan*
Might also cause the strict comic books grader who rates anything incomplete as 0.0 (= worthless) to reconsider the value of such a schema applied to diverse RPG materials. ;)

Really haven't done a "survey" of dice here, yet, and migrated to high impact for regular use myself. :oops:
Was certainly willing to pay a bit more for that very fine 1978 UK Basic set with sealed original dice "for reference", and rather happy to pick up originals with a 4th- OD&D set (seller had nothing later than a few early lizard supplements).

OK, maybe I'll have to check out John's "reference collection"... :o

(aside: I presume that no-one here has any of those original late 60s UK polys?).

  


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 4:51 pm 
 

harami2000 wrote:Might also cause the strict comic books grader who rates anything incomplete as 0.0 (= worthless) to reconsider the value of such a schema applied to diverse RPG materials. ;)


To a gamer they might not be worthless, but I will always be looking for another set if mine is incomplete; and if it's only the dice that are missing. (Or try to reassemble it with original material.)


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Post Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2005 8:00 am 
 

harami2000 wrote:OK, maybe I'll have to check out John's "reference collection"... :o




For the uninitiated in low impact 70s dice:



Image



Note the edginess and unloved nature of the dice in the bag.  Not pleasant.



And compare that to the free-range dice as nature intended.



I'd prefer a book in NM condition.  But when it comes to dice, they've got to have been used.



harami2000 wrote:(aside: I presume that no-one here has any of those original late 60s UK polys?).


:?: Tell me more...

  
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