Gamers don’t just use their dice to determine random numbers.
Spindown dice are specially designed to be easier to use as life counters, hit point trackers or mana well gauges. That’s to say, the number 19 on the dice face is right next to the number 20, so it’s easy to find, and the number 18 is right next to that.
If you’re doing to have a dice out in front of you, a thing that everyone looks at when you take damage or pull off a stunning recovery, then surely you want it to ooze geek cool.
MyTinyTokens 3d-prints these slightly larger than normal dice from steel. And it certainly looks cool! It’s not cheap, though.
The Etsy boutique calls the design a “Peel Dice”, and I can’t disagree. The way the twenty faces of this d20 seem to be peeling away from one another looks dramatic, impressive and unusual!
A full set of steel peel spindown dice are available, MyTinyTokens note;
Because these dice are 3d printed in steel, and because they are larger to be able to conform to the minimum detail size and wall thickness requirements for this manufacturing technique, they are a little heavier than regular dice. Because the designs are hollow though, they still handle and roll very well.
As it happens, some light experiments by Four Sided Guy showed little difference in results when testing a spindown d20 against a typically designed one. The construction quality of the dice is more likely to impact how random it really is.
- Peel dice Spindown d20.
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