It’s certainly true that picking one’s next set of D&D dice has always been a science of sorts (psychologically speaking) but who knew manufacturing ‘em could be the same way?
Ben’s observed GameScience dice from afar but never had the strength to actually purchase and use them in his own dungeons and dragons game.
Gamers are a stubborn bunch. This accessory swap can be a bit of a leap…especially if you’re superstitious. After all, a man’s own dice hold a special place in his RPG heart. And these dice are much different from the status quo. They weigh far less and look much different (but in a good way).
Still, Gen Con was the perfect setting to see GameScience dice in all their glory. Their booth was pretty amazing. You could order them (with white numbering paint included) and then just walk the floor until your crystally new set was done.
The lighter dice-weight-feel will certainly gnaw you at first but after a couple of sessions, that will wear off. Plus, they look pretty and roll even prettier. The white numbering on the huge array of color options makes them very, very easy to read.
Scientifically, GameScience dice are supposed to roll much more randomly which is all by their unique design (look closely for the subtle “nub”). We’ve included a couple a YouTube videos to help explain point. For Ben, it sounds good but honestly, who knows if any of it’s true.
The dice are typically sold in 12-piece sets and Ben plans on making these puppies an annual Gen Con purchase. So, if you’re just looking to break the table monotony or your current dice just let you down, GameScience dice deserve a spot in your precious dice bag.
Questions to Ponder: How many dice sets do you own? How often do you buy dice? Do you buy singles, sets or both? Do you share your dice? Do you have a guest dice bag? Will you eventually buy GameScience dice or do you already own a set? What’s your favorite color?