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Re: Around the Table

Posted 07 August 2014 - 06:55 AM

I'm not sure how I feel about that pound-o-dice.

It says right on the page that they're all defects. IMO you'd be better going to a local game shop and spending your $20+shipping on:

a d10 set ($7)
a d20 set ($10) (as in 1/ea d4, d6, d8, d10, d12, d20, d%)
a d6 brick($5)
and a dice bag($1-2)

At least you know they passed factory QA for weight, balance, and shape.
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Posted 07 August 2014 - 07:01 AM

I believe the defects were in coloring, not all just malformed dice.

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 07:01 AM

Your prerogative. Our group has purchased several Pound-o-Dice sets. We have them sorted out into full sets and keep them in craft supply boxes.

Like this, but bigger and holding matching dice sets:
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We've never really had an issue with them. If you don't like the way you're rolling with one set, swap it for another. No big deal. There are a couple of us that have our own sets we bring along, but if you forget them, there's always the Pound-o-Dice sets.
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Posted 07 August 2014 - 07:07 AM

Right on. I'm also for supporting local game stores though. About the only thing I don't buy online is game books, dice, board games, etc. It's a wonderful brick and mortar business to have around but they always fail because their customer base is so low to begin with that they simply can't compete.

What kind of dice bags do you all use?

I buy Crown Royal dice bags. They come with a free bottle of whiskey. So baller.
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Posted 07 August 2014 - 07:09 AM

Chessex is fairly inexpensive, but yeah you just need a set for each person.
Just make sure you get d4,d6,d8,d12,2x d10, d12, and a d20. Sometimes you can pick them up at your local gaming shop for around $4 for a set.

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 07:09 AM

This is where living in a more urban area would be awesome. There are no local game stores in Podunk, Pennsyltucky. :cry2:
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Posted 07 August 2014 - 07:12 AM

The opaques on Chessex are $3.5 + tax. I would probably check ebay or amazon out too.

I got my organized in a Bolt and Screw sorter case. It includes my D10 set and alot of mixed matched dice, and my d100.
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Re: Around the Table

Posted 07 August 2014 - 07:21 AM

View PostBenignDesign, on 07 August 2014 - 08:09 AM, said:

Pennsyltucky.

You know, I wonder what suffix Kentuckians use to call a place redneck. I live near "Hamiltucky" and was born in "Ypsitucky" and you're in "Pennsyltucky"

Lexingtucky just sounds...well, amusing for one but what do you suppose they call their hillbilly district?
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Re: Around the Table

Posted 07 August 2014 - 07:28 AM

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 07:33 AM

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Re: Around the Table

Posted 07 August 2014 - 07:55 AM

View PostBenignDesign, on 07 August 2014 - 08:28 AM, said:

View Postalapee, on 07 August 2014 - 09:13 AM, said:

I will have to check on pathfinder, I enjoyed DnD 3.0/3.5, D20 system in general. 4th Edition just messed it up IMO.

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Everything I've read indicates that 5th Edition is very similar to 3.0/3.5 in mechanics. I'm curious to try it out....


If 5th is like 3rd and not like 4th , I might just check it out.


@Xaos - as far as figurines go, Go down to the local dollar tree and grab a bag of multi colored dragon tears. Paper and pencil can work for mapping out your dungeon. Check out the local book stores (especially any Half price book stores) and you might be able to pick up a used copy for $12 a piece (if you don't want to use the SRD).
Starting out the biggest cost will be your dice at ~$3.50 to 5.00 a set. Later you can check ebay for book deals, I picked up my set plus several others for about $40 + shipping back in 2003.

Shadowrun is the king of d6s, for a long time I played with a photo copy of the book and my dollar store d6s. (hey when you can get 12 for a buck and you generally only have a dollar to your name it was worth it)
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Posted 07 August 2014 - 08:09 AM

I think we're going to use the free ones you linked, some paper/pencil map and BYOF (Bring your own figurine). We'll split cost on the dice and away we'll go!
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Re: Around the Table

Posted 07 August 2014 - 08:24 AM

Sounds awesome.
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Posted 07 August 2014 - 09:28 AM

awesome dude I hope you have fun!
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Posted 07 August 2014 - 09:57 AM

5th addition takes you back to 2.0 - 3.5. It is a very nice system IMO. I've played several games during the playtest and have always had a good time.

I am currently a part of a Pathfinder group that meets on Wednesdays. We use Teamspeak and Fantasy Grounds to run our games as everyone is apart.

As far as finding games, there are several online resources that you can use.

I am personal apart of The Tangled Web, but you can find games on Myth-Weavers and also on the forums for WOTC.

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