Here’s an easy idea to add a little light heartened drama to your gaming table. Use a dice jail.
What’s a dice jail? It’s a specially made little wooden crate, complete with bars, that you lock poorly behaving dice into. Just pop off the top and drop the dastardly d20 or accomplish inside.
Do you have a player that asks for rerolls because the dice rolled onto the floor or bounced off a book? The dice jail could be used in trade; “Sure, reroll that dice, but for punishment for its bad behaviour you have to put it in dice jail. You’ll have to use this replacement dice I have for you in the meantime,”.
Games like Wrath & Glory have a system where dice can be saved up by the gaming group and by the GM, in a pool, to be tapped into later and then spent at a dramatic moment for either the PCs or the enemies. The dice jail could be used for that.
Perhaps the dice jail could be used in any system to hold a ‘magic’ reroll dice that the players have to unlock by engaging in some rewarding roleplaying first. Once opened, the ‘magic’ die can be used one time, whenever a player decides, before being returned to jail.
The dice jail and other accessories are available at Easy Roller Dice and at today’s prices will set you back $12.
How would you use a dice jail at your table?