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TSR "rainbow" low-impact dice 37%       37%  [ 22 ]
TSR 1981 Dragon Dice (polyhedral or percentile) 5%       5%  [ 3 ]
TSR dice from Moldvay/Cook Basic/Expert Set 36%       36%  [ 21 ]
TSR 1983 Dragon Dice ("gemstone" style) 0%       0%  [ 0 ]
TSR dice from Mentzer Basic/Expert Set 10%       10%  [ 6 ]
other TSR dice - explain 2%       2%  [ 1 ]
Armory, Chessex or Gamescience dice - explain 2%       2%  [ 1 ]
other non-TSR dice - explain 8%       8%  [ 5 ]
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Post Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:24 pm 
 

Stepped on the D4!  Ouch!  Dice are like caltrops!  The only thing worse might be stepping barefoot on an upturned high heel shoe!


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 4:38 pm 
 

I started with chits in the Holmes Basic set and got some "Rainbow" low-impact dice somewhere. I recall it took a month or so before I found any. Were the rainbow dice sold separately? I don't remember if I traded for them or purchased them.


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Post Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 11:57 am 
 

I'm trying to better sort out the chonology of the TSR Dice...

...and to the best of my understanding:


TSR "rainbow" low-impact dice (from the Holmes set?)
      
TSR 1981 Dragon Dice (polyhedral or percentile)        (these should be after the moldvay types, they came in the last versions of the Moldvay and Cook sets and the early Mentzer sets)

TSR dice from Moldvay/Cook Basic/Expert Set (pre-dates the  "dragon dice" and Mentzer sets, Usually plae blue or Brown "swirl")       
TSR 1983 Dragon Dice ("gemstone" style)        (Blecvh!!! I don't care about these...)
TSR dice from Mentzer Basic/Expert Sets (oftern pale blue or navy, but also multi-colored, ie, orange, yellow, red etc. maybe the bright colors came later? but I think these were even LOWER-imact than the Holmes edition dice.

I'll try to post pictures of my old dice tonight...

Oh yeah, I started with my Aunts dice which were a combo of the pale blue Molvay set dice and a package of dark blue "Dragon Dice", which I still have with half of the crayon and blister pack.

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Post Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 12:07 pm 
 

I never owned TSR dice until I'd been playing a long time. I actually used simple d6s stolen from Yahtzee and Monopoly. I had a system of my own that would let me "roll a d20" but it wasn't very good (high rolls were very rare) so when I finally got a couple other games that had d10s in them (Chill is the one I recall immediately) I combined d6 and d10 to create a d20. Eventually, I got TORG and I used its d20, which I still have and use sometimes. I have, of course, bought other dice since then, but I have never actually used any from TSR that I am aware of.


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Post Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 12:27 pm 
 

A set just like this:

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Purchased these on eBay but I still have my original set somewhere, although as I recall it is battered to hell.

  


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Post Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 12:46 pm 
 

clangador wrote:I started with chits in the Holmes Basic set and got some "Rainbow" low-impact dice somewhere. I recall it took a month or so before I found any. Were the rainbow dice sold separately? I don't remember if I traded for them or purchased them.


Yeah, I bought mine separately, first the polys and then percentiles later on.

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Post Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 12:53 pm 
 

megnelwil wrote:A set just like this:

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Purchased these on eBay but I still have my original set somewhere, although as I recall it is battered to hell.


NICE!

My friends Holmes set had a red d20 I think... I just e-mailed him to confirm.

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