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Post Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:41 pm 
 

Do these look like a set that would have appeared with a Moldvay Basic? And, is this a fair price for the set? (I'd think about $5-ish myself, but I haven't followed dice auctions).

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:16 pm 
 

I thought the Moldvay Basic set dice were multi-coloured hard plastic?
Did the Moldvay set come with dice and a crayon?


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Post Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:22 pm 
 

SimperingToad wrote:Do these look like a set that would have appeared with a Moldvay Basic? And, is this a fair price for the set? (I'd think about $5-ish myself, but I haven't followed dice auctions).

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Those definitely look like the style of dice which originally came with the 1980 Basic and Expert sets.
You could also get those same style dice seperately in a rigid blister pack case marketed as "Dragon Dice"

  


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Post Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:27 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:I thought the Moldvay Basic set dice were multi-coloured hard plastic?


There were many different colored sets, but all the dice in a set of 6 were the same color.
They were plastic, but weren't very hard by dice standards.  The 20-sider tended to wear down especially quickly to nearly spherical.

mbassoc2003 wrote:Did the Moldvay set come with dice and a crayon?


Yes, the Moldvay/Cook B/X sets included a sealed bag with six dice and a crayon.
To the best of my recollection, the later Mentzer sets did not come with dice, however.

  


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:24 am 
 

Yes. Indeed, at the risk of appearing totally immodest, here is an example (see second pic).

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mbassoc2003 wrote:
I thought the Moldvay Basic set dice were multi-coloured hard plastic?


There were many different colored sets, but all the dice in a set of 6 were the same color.
They were plastic, but weren't very hard by dice standards.  The 20-sider tended to wear down especially quickly to nearly spherical.

mbassoc2003 wrote:
Did the Moldvay set come with dice and a crayon?


Yes, the Moldvay/Cook B/X sets included a sealed bag with six dice and a crayon.
To the best of my recollection, the later Mentzer sets did not come with dice, however.


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:27 am 
 

Serian wrote:To the best of my recollection, the later Mentzer sets did not come with dice, however.


The Mentzer Basic and Expert sets did come with dice. The Mentzer Basic Set I had back then came with the same pale blue dice that Simpering Toad posted above.


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:05 pm 
 

Okay. I think I have a set of those in their little baggie with the crayon.
So what set did the classic set of five gard plastic coloured dice come with?


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:35 pm 
 

You mean these dice (see the first pic HERE)?

But yeah, I've seen boxes of Mentzer Basic come with the type I began the thread with, and another type of multicolored, pre-filled set. Like this one (which has an added bonus...  :D )

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