30 sided die book from The Armory
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Post Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:06 pm 
 

I recently came across this 'book' about what I think is The Armory's 30 sided die introduction.  It is 40 pages in length, printed in 1982 and details how the die can be used for D&D and other systems.  I wasn't sure of its rarity or value so I figured I'd throw to the people who would.  I love all the CYA verbiage on the cover about trademarks not sanctioned by the holders.  

Edit: I found a couple on eBay ranging from $8 to $80



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Post Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:02 pm 
 

Yes....but do you have the dice to back it up?

I have 2.

One is an old school + and - 1 through 10. and one is a 1-30. Don't know which I like better....


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Post Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:25 am 
 

jkason wrote in 30 sided die book from The Armory:Yes....but do you have the dice to back it up?

I have 2.

One is an old school + and - 1 through 10. and one is a 1-30. Don't know which I like better....


It was also reprinted....
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And they also put out Character and Adventure to push their 30 sided dice....
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The Armoury were the main proponent of the 30 sided dice. I didn't know they had one at 3d10. Any chance of a photo or two? :D. I believe I have one d30, but I may be wrong. I might not have one at all.


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Post Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:31 am 
 

The introductory book is more fun to read than use in a game. They include all sorts of marginally relevant game stats like determining the height of a dwarf, but there are also line-drawing illustrations of minis.

  

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Post Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:22 am 
 

sauromatian wrote in 30 sided die book from The Armory:The [snip] book is more fun to read than use in a game.

I tend to find that with almost everything I read TBH.


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Post Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:52 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote in 30 sided die book from The Armory:The Armoury were the main proponent of the 30 sided dice. I didn't know they had one at 3d10. Any chance of a photo or two? :D. I believe I have one d30, but I may be wrong. I might not have one at all.



I'll see what I can do.


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Post Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:45 pm 
 

Here they are - I had 3. Only one of them was a 1-30.

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Post Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:41 am 
 

:D  Thanks.
They very much look like the old style cast dice. I think mine (can't lay my hands on it right now) has more rounded corner and pre-inked numbers, so a much more modern d30 (and numbered 1-30). I wasn't aware of the 3d10 d30 option. But the d30 in dark amber (toffee?) is really cool.

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This is the one I have. I assumed it was from the Armory as it came with a couple of blistered packs of dice still on Armory card hangers, and a couple of the Armory books, but it looks like the kind of dice you buy from a jar, so it could probably have come from anyone producing late 80's poly dice. The presence of the copyright symbol is curious. Does anyone know if The Armory tried to copyright the d30?

I also have an old d16 that I think comes from Lou Zouchi, but I I don't know and haven't seen any old soft plastic d16s before.


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