I like dice towers for two reasons. Firstly, there’s dramatic, a visual centrepiece that focuses attention on dice rolls. Secondly, they ensure nonsense free rolls awkward conversations with anyone who gets on getting lucky rolls.
Some dice towers are really noisy, though. The dice clatter down, and then they clatter out. I hangover less often these days, mainly due to drinking less in my old age, but there were years when the rattle of dice was the worst thing student me could emerge from post-drinking sleep from.
Dice cups are better for stealth. They’re not as sexy, I know, but Easy Roller Dice have some oversized and padded dice cups that look darn good. The padding assists the silence too.
This isn’t a review, though. I don’t have, don’t need to and can’t afford to ship faux leather dice accessories from the States. This is a “Hey, aren’t these cool?” post. Let’s look at a selection.
Celtic knot dragon tumbler
Easy Dice Roller measures this dice cup, with the lid on, at about 5 1/2 inches. That’s enough space to hold 80 16mm d6. 80! They say that lid fits tightly, too, so the dice can be used for storage.
Assassin’s blade tumbler
I did say these dice cups were good at stealth!
The assassin’s blade design dice tumbler is the same size as the Celtic knot to hold 80 d6. When it comes to actually shaking the dice to bounce them around, that number drops to 50.
Easy Roller Dice’s eCommerce system lets customers review purchases, and these dice cups review well. The Ouroboros, for example, has 2 reviews and 5/5 stars/
The Ouroboros is a favourite design for dice because I link the idea of “neverending” with them both. Dice never end, neither does the serpent.
Dragon’s breath tumbler
I don’t think there’s an official D&D dice cup, at least not on Easy Roller Dice. As a sidebar, there are some interesting official D&D cups.
The dragon’s breath design (which hasn’t been reviewed) might be pretty darn close, though. There are touches of Celtic inspiration here, too, with hints of knots in the dragon’s swirls.
To be honest, I see the world tree before I see the book. But there is a book there. If that creates conversations about what came before the great spellbook used to make all life, then so be it!
- Easy Roller Dice’s dice cups.
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