Louis Cassidy-Rice has launched an ambitious Kickstarter to make unique gaming dice; they’re shaped like mushrooms.
When I say “ambitious”, I mean nearly £40,000 is needed in pledges. However, the campaign took in about £2,500 overnight. We can also see that the answer to the question “Can you have dice shaped like mushrooms?” is “Yes, you can” because Louis shows us some. You have to allow dice and spinning tops to be equivalent, though.
How likely is the campaign to succeed? Well, you can see the latest tally or join in from the project page.
The idea behind the dice comes from saving money… Louis explains;
I have been playing board games and role-playing games for years but always play on a budget… Charity shop finds, second hand games ect. In the last few years I have taken up Dungeon Mastering and have loved it. Most if not all of my setup is homemade, but I wanted to expand the tabletop experience for my players, however I couldn’t bring myself to buy plastic terrain pieces that I might not use in each session. That’s when I came up with the solution of Terrain Dice. I wanted something I could use as terrain for my players, and myself, but when I’m not using them on the table, they still have a use as dice.
Suddenly this mad idea is beginning to make sense. As for terrain, the mushrooms make sense and are easy to use. As dice? Well, they fall, and you have to make a call on which number should count as “at the bottom”, but a respin is not a hardship.
Knowledgable about your shrooms? Here’s how they map;
- D4 – Muscaria
- D6 – Agaricus Xanthoderma
- D8 – Entolotum Sinulatum
- D10 – Campantulate
- D100 – Campanulate
- D12 – Entolotum Sinulatum
- D20 – Phallus Indusiatus
Now, the early bird deals are gone in a flash.
There’s only one tier; £55, and you’re all in. One of each type of mushroom dice, and it’ll go anywhere around the world, with you paying to ship.
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