dice Archive

  • DungeonMorphs Are Back!  These mini-maps on 1″ dice or cards join using corridors that match up on each side.  Simply grab a few dice (or some cards) and roll them (or deal them) then line them up next to each other and you have an instant RPG map. They were originally Kickstarted over 3 years ago with 2 dice sets of dungeon (“Adventurer” and “Explorer”) and 1 dice set of cavern (“Spellunker”) map designs. One deck of cards included the designs of all 3 sets.The new Kickstarter features city & village designs. Initially one set of dice with both city & village maps is planned. But if the modest $10,000 goal is doubled, that one set will be split into […]

    DungeonMorph Dice Kickstarter

    DungeonMorphs Are Back!  These mini-maps on 1″ dice or cards join using corridors that match up on each side.  Simply grab a few dice (or some cards) and roll them (or deal them) then line them up next to each other and you have an instant RPG map. They were originally Kickstarted over 3 years ago with 2 dice sets of dungeon (“Adventurer” and “Explorer”) and 1 dice set of cavern (“Spellunker”) map designs. One deck of cards included the designs of all 3 sets.The new Kickstarter features city & village designs. Initially one set of dice with both city & village maps is planned. But if the modest $10,000 goal is doubled, that one set will be split into […]

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  • Today NERD TREK brings you an exclusive interview with Brian Wood from AwesomeDice.com to talk about a new WordPress plugin that he and Dashifen have developed.  This plugin fills a desperately needed function for those of us with RPG websites.   Brian, please tell us about this great new plugin!   Well, we’re obviously huge fans of dice over at Awesome Dice, but the sad fact is you can’t always have dice on hand when you need them. We thought it’d be a great idea to make a dice roller that people could put on their own blogs, rather than having to go to a special dice roller site. One of the main motivations for this was the idea of using a […]

    WordPress Plugin: D&D Dice Roller

    Today NERD TREK brings you an exclusive interview with Brian Wood from AwesomeDice.com to talk about a new WordPress plugin that he and Dashifen have developed.  This plugin fills a desperately needed function for those of us with RPG websites.   Brian, please tell us about this great new plugin!   Well, we’re obviously huge fans of dice over at Awesome Dice, but the sad fact is you can’t always have dice on hand when you need them. We thought it’d be a great idea to make a dice roller that people could put on their own blogs, rather than having to go to a special dice roller site. One of the main motivations for this was the idea of using a […]

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  • On a cold November evening in 1976, in the basement of the downtown library, I met my watery end. My flagship was spotted, attacked and sunk carrying all hands down to their doom. Sighing, I rose from the carpeted floor and congratulated my opponent, handing back to him the tape measure and the little ship figures. I was out of the battle, and now adrift within the meeting of my high school’s War-game Club. So what to do now? It was only 7 pm and my Mom would not be coming to pick me up for another hour, at least. All the other club members were happily engaged in their respective Avalon Hill pursuits leaving me odd man out. Walking around the tables I noticed that there was […]

    Discovering Dungeons & Dragons

    On a cold November evening in 1976, in the basement of the downtown library, I met my watery end. My flagship was spotted, attacked and sunk carrying all hands down to their doom. Sighing, I rose from the carpeted floor and congratulated my opponent, handing back to him the tape measure and the little ship figures. I was out of the battle, and now adrift within the meeting of my high school’s War-game Club. So what to do now? It was only 7 pm and my Mom would not be coming to pick me up for another hour, at least. All the other club members were happily engaged in their respective Avalon Hill pursuits leaving me odd man out. Walking around the tables I noticed that there was […]

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  •   I’m not kidding when I say these dice are HARDCORE.  IronDie dice are made from solid metal, custom crafted with unique shapes and colors, and laser engraved with exquisitely minute details making each die one of a kind.  These dice are crafted in Italy and were discovered by Dan from Green Lake Games in Seattle, WA. NERD TREK spoke with Dan of Green Lake Games about how he came across IronDie in Italy and what he is doing with them. “Back in October we saw IronDie at a game convention in Italy and thought that they looked and felt amazing, though were a bit pricey. We brought 72 dice back to Seattle (1 of each shape & color), priced them at […]

    Iron Die – Hardcore is the way they roll

      I’m not kidding when I say these dice are HARDCORE.  IronDie dice are made from solid metal, custom crafted with unique shapes and colors, and laser engraved with exquisitely minute details making each die one of a kind.  These dice are crafted in Italy and were discovered by Dan from Green Lake Games in Seattle, WA. NERD TREK spoke with Dan of Green Lake Games about how he came across IronDie in Italy and what he is doing with them. “Back in October we saw IronDie at a game convention in Italy and thought that they looked and felt amazing, though were a bit pricey. We brought 72 dice back to Seattle (1 of each shape & color), priced them at […]

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  • If you’re reading this then you too probably love Role-Playing Games.  I’m not talking about those computer games where you are given 3 different answers to a question but the game still goes down the same path.  I’m talking about table-top role-playing games with paper, pencils, and dice.  (Although some of my younger players now bring laptops to the gaming table!)  Ah, the smell of a fresh boxed set campaign setting split open with fresh polypropylene polyhedron dice rolling about the table while players finish filling out their crisp character sheets.  Soon those sheets will have holes worn in the HP box where the pencil eraser has dug a groove big enough to shove your finger through.  The gear section […]

    Dungeons and Dragons – Why I’ll never stop playing

    If you’re reading this then you too probably love Role-Playing Games.  I’m not talking about those computer games where you are given 3 different answers to a question but the game still goes down the same path.  I’m talking about table-top role-playing games with paper, pencils, and dice.  (Although some of my younger players now bring laptops to the gaming table!)  Ah, the smell of a fresh boxed set campaign setting split open with fresh polypropylene polyhedron dice rolling about the table while players finish filling out their crisp character sheets.  Soon those sheets will have holes worn in the HP box where the pencil eraser has dug a groove big enough to shove your finger through.  The gear section […]

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