Dice Collection

Following the life, the love, and the foibles of a
slightly compulsive
dice collector.
2 Gamescience D10s on a Butcher Block table top

2 Gamescience D10s on a Butcher Block table top

oldschoolfrp:

These are some of the old dice that saw action on our table yesterday.  I’m pretty sure I painted or inked the red and white numbers on the purple gem and black d20s.  Both are numbered 0-9 twice, so I read white as 1-10 and red as 11-20.
The purple gem die is a GameScience d20, identifiable by a “TM” and “G” on the “+1” face.  It is a sort of transition style, marked “0-9” and “0+” through “9+”, so even if you don’t ink it in 2 colors you can read all of the “+” digits as 11-20.
The yellowed die marked 1-20 may date from around 1981.  That style didn’t appear until enough people started using true d10s that they no longer needed to use their d20 as their d10, d20, and d%.

oldschoolfrp:

These are some of the old dice that saw action on our table yesterday.  I’m pretty sure I painted or inked the red and white numbers on the purple gem and black d20s.  Both are numbered 0-9 twice, so I read white as 1-10 and red as 11-20.

The purple gem die is a GameScience d20, identifiable by a “TM” and “G” on the “+1” face.  It is a sort of transition style, marked “0-9” and “0+” through “9+”, so even if you don’t ink it in 2 colors you can read all of the “+” digits as 11-20.

The yellowed die marked 1-20 may date from around 1981.  That style didn’t appear until enough people started using true d10s that they no longer needed to use their d20 as their d10, d20, and d%.

oldschoolfrp:

This 1981 ad for TSR’s Dragon Dice* touts the blister pack as a “pocket-sized carrying case” and grandly promises “a special die marker” (it’s a wax crayon).  Of more historic significance is the inclusion of both a d10 and a d20 that the ad claims is “the only die of the market numerically labeled 1-20”.
It was later that we started using two different colored d10s to roll d%, then later still after many arguments about which die to read first that we finally got dedicated percentile dice with a tens place die labeled 10-00.
Image via Grognardia, where James Maliszewski recalls 1981 as the first year he saw a die marked 1-20.
(*Not to be confused with TSR’s collectible dice game “Dragon Dice” introduced in 1995.)

oldschoolfrp:

This 1981 ad for TSR’s Dragon Dice* touts the blister pack as a “pocket-sized carrying case” and grandly promises “a special die marker” (it’s a wax crayon).  Of more historic significance is the inclusion of both a d10 and a d20 that the ad claims is “the only die of the market numerically labeled 1-20”.

It was later that we started using two different colored d10s to roll d%, then later still after many arguments about which die to read first that we finally got dedicated percentile dice with a tens place die labeled 10-00.

Image via Grognardia, where James Maliszewski recalls 1981 as the first year he saw a die marked 1-20.

(*Not to be confused with TSR’s collectible dice game “Dragon Dice” introduced in 1995.)

strangereaper:

My jar of dice that I choose from for each session, and will more than likely start bringing with me for sessions I want to run with a couple friends. #dungeonsanddragons #geekweek #geekgasm #d20 #dice #playershandbook

strangereaper:

My jar of dice that I choose from for each session, and will more than likely start bringing with me for sessions I want to run with a couple friends. #dungeonsanddragons #geekweek #geekgasm #d20 #dice #playershandbook

infravisions:

The oldest dice in my collection, the only remnant(s) of my original Holmes and/or Moldvay Basic Set(s). I know I had a Basic Set, but both Holmes and Moldvay seem so familiar to me that I can’t say for sure which I got for Christmas around 1979 or 1980. Maybe I eventually got them both. Memory is strange.

Anyway, I had a ten-sider too, but it got lost in the mail. I was sending it to a guy in Texas, weird story.

d12, d8
Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set

Of further interest: Dice also available separately at your local retailer 33 years ago.

ackthrice:

Little dice! The tiny one is adorable. Large dice shown for scale.
Dice series 8/? (ackthrice.tumblr.com/tagged/my-dice)

ackthrice:

Little dice! The tiny one is adorable. Large dice shown for scale.

Dice series 8/? (ackthrice.tumblr.com/tagged/my-dice)
french-foxy:

Normally in the USA I would be called a nerd. Right ? I’ve played roleplay board games one time but I already want more and so I took my owns dices.

french-foxy:

Normally in the USA I would be called a nerd. Right ?
I’ve played roleplay board games one time but I already want more and so I took my owns dices.

annawanderer:

Just for gun. #random #dice #blue #yellow #red #green

annawanderer:

Just for gun. #random #dice #blue #yellow #red #green

bon-appeteats:

The trip to the gaming store was a success! 20 more dice to work with. :) #dice #D20

bon-appeteats:

The trip to the gaming store was a success! 20 more dice to work with. :) #dice #D20