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Dice towers

;For wargamers......or for those who want to find more about this strange breed.....

Nearly every wargame represents the presence of luck in battle with dice rolls.
Most are d6 but I also use D4s, D20s & percentage dice in various games, not to mention the rune-marked dice for SAGA Dark Age wargaming.

So: how do you roll?

Just on the surface of the table & risk cocked dice? On a tray? or do you use dice towers?

I'm a bit of a fan of dice towers as I think they give truly random rolls but they're fiddly & a bit time consuming so I don't often use them.

how about you? Or have you different methods....something electronic, maybe?

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We mainly use dice towers (self made). Each its own. As the tension in the game rises, the dice begin to fly all over the table. The dice towers at that point take on the roles of silent silhouettes.

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I have looked at dice towers, but to be honest it's just another thing to carry to the club.

We just roll the dice and pull the ones that score and discard those that don't. Cocked dice aren't that much of a problem, we've been playing against each other for years.

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Steve Pickstock
I have looked at dice towers, but to be honest it's just another thing to carry to the club.

We just roll the dice and pull the ones that score and discard those that don't. Cocked dice aren't that much of a problem, we've been playing against each other for years.
Steve, dice towers make a wonderful rattle as the dice cascade down but you are correct in that they're but one more piece of paraphernalia. On some crowded battlefields they take up needed room, too.

I'm of two minds about them.

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Can't be bothered with them. I don't have but dice trays are quite useful for keeping dice on the table and avoiding cocked dice. At least one of the companies that make printed terrain cloths makes them out of mouse mat material. They are flat but have poppers at each corner that turn them into a little tray.