Thursday, March 20, 2014

Dice Coffin - RPG Arts and Crafts


I know that the bag from a bottle of Crown Royal is the traditional dice-holder of choice, but for my money (a little less than $4, to be exact) you can't go wrong with a DICE COFFIN.

Around Halloween time you can find small, hinged wooden coffins at the craft store for about $3. Buy one, treat it with whatever leftover wood stain you've got in the shed or basement, hit with a coat of sealer, and you've got a pretty spectacular (and portable) container for your dice.


Better yet, you can spend another seventy cents for a piece of felt and line the interior. Regular white glue will do the trick. Now you have a dice carrier *and* a nice, quiet dice tray for rolling the bones during your games. No more dice rolling off the table if you've got one of these.

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  1. It occurs to me that this could be a gimmick to put some fear into the players. Let's say some major bad guy (ideally undead, let's say a lich for a Fantasy game!) is about to enter the scene. The GM takes out his previously unseen Dice Coffin, carefully sets it on the table. Players suddenly wonder what the hell is going on. If the game uses minis, the mini for the bad guy is also in there. The GM opens the coffin, brings out the mini and places it where it needs to go, then grabs the black dice within... And players are like "Oh no." >:D
    As a side-note, I've come across this post right after ordering the 20th anniversary edition of Vampire: The Masquerade...

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    1. Who needs gimmicks to put fear into the players? ;)

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    2. Hey, I LIKE gimmicks! D': Sure, this one is a bit meta-gamey, but I like it anyway. :P

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  2. Cool. I have the Crown Royal bag, but what is weird is that I do not drink and haven't for over 20 years. I have a vague notion that it was boosted from one of my players roomies back in the 90's, but really I 'm not entirely surer where it came from.

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    1. I'm not even sure I've ever had Crown Royal. But I do have a variety of drawstring bags that I have no idea how I ended up with. There is something sinister at work there.

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  3. I've never used a Crown Royal bag, either. I used a small box some injectable medication came in for a long time, then a ziplock bag.

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    1. I like the injectable meds idea. Probably too much.

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  4. I use tackle boxes, but I have had the 'ole Crown Royal bags. I prefer my tackle boxes or the occasional cigar boxes because I'm kind of choosy about what dice I use for the night, so its easier to open a box and pick a few out. The coffin does look neat. That might be a third in line if I ever get more dice and need more boxes.

    Or I could just separate my dice in different boxes too, there's a thought.

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    1. Tackle box? You must have tons of dice!

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