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Scott Mangini
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Wondering if anyone out there has ever had to do this. Not because they were missing but due to the quality of them.

I just opened up my copy of Field Marshal and was happily punching out the chits. I moved the board to get to the storage tray at the bottom of the box and there was the die. I picked it up and it must be the lowest quality, cheapest feeling, badly painted abomination I've ever seen.

I did only pay $5.50 retail for this game - which with the price of games in Australia is like giving it away - but seriously I'd have trouble throwing this at someone it was that light.

I just went to my box of dice and grabbed another one and turfed the one that came with the game but I'm thinking a lot of people wouldn't have that option.

Has anyone else out there had this kind of experience and with what games ?
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Battle dice for War of the Ring (Second Edition). Those are so out of line with the Action dice in size and colour, so I replaced them with dice from Chessex. Think a lot of gamers have done the same.
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The original King of Tokyo dice, the non-engraved ones, were very crappy. All chipped up and faded quickly. They were bad enough that the manufacturer actually sold the engraved dice set separately so people could replace them.
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Bimm wrote:
The original King of Tokyo dice, the non-engraved ones, were very crappy. All chipped up and faded quickly. They were bad enough that the manufacturer actually sold the engraved dice set separately so people could replace them.


I was surprised when I saw these considering how MUCH rolling you do with them.

My DOOM dice had to be replaced and got stickered dice for those. Same type of dice as KoT. Any game that comes out with silk screened/printed dice is just about a no-buy for me.
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I remember when I was a kid and played HeroQuest http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/699/heroquest that the images on the dice faded fast. What I am unsure about is if this happened from extensive play or cheap components. Best I recall the dice were rather light.
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I replaced my dice in Star Trek Fleet Captains. Not necessarily due to quality, but because those dice were so small.
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Dice from Ghost Stories were the worst I had ever seen. Some sides completely lost all paint after just 10 games!
 
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I think I have 1 of original d&d dice. The D20 was almost a marble when me and my friends tossed out the second story of the barracks in late 83.
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Both groups I play Mansions of Madness with have replaced the included d10 with one or more "better" ones. As the keeper, I haven't noticed any problems with the included die, but the players seem to think it rolls too many tens. (Ten is auto-fail for a check.)

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Although I never bothered to replace them, the dice that game with came with the LEGO Orient Expedition sets were easily the worse I've ever seen. They were just regular 6-sided dice, but they were misshapen to the extent that no two opposite sides were actually parallel with each other.
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parkrrrr wrote:
Both groups I play Mansions of Madness with have replaced the included d10 with one or more "better" ones. As the keeper, I haven't noticed any problems with the included die, but the players seem to think it rolls too many tens. (Ten is auto-fail for a check.)



I was going to light a candle and perform an exorcism on that d10. It truly seems possessed.
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Ratio wrote:
Battle dice for War of the Ring (Second Edition). Those are so out of line with the Action dice in size and colour, so I replaced them with dice from Chessex. Think a lot of gamers have done the same.


Yep. I did exactly the same thing (and came to this thread to say so!). Chessex red/black marbled dice for the Shadow and blue/gold marbled for the Free People
 
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Oh yah, speaking of mishapen dice, the 20 sider in Aquaduct is squished some. Squished enough to notice and man, you notice when rolling the die, too.

It has become our starting die, just because.
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cbazler wrote:
Ratio wrote:
Battle dice for War of the Ring (Second Edition). Those are so out of line with the Action dice in size and colour, so I replaced them with dice from Chessex. Think a lot of gamers have done the same.


Yep. I did exactly the same thing (and came to this thread to say so!). Chessex red/black marbled dice for the Shadow and blue/gold marbled for the Free People


Same here, the included dice are so bad the only use I've found for them was to put them in a screw-top container and make a rattle toy for a very young child.

I haven't upgraded to fancy colored dice, just using plain Bicycle brand, but it's still a major upgrade from what comes with the game.
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On a more serious note, the dice that came with my copy of Terakh: A Creative Strategy Game were truly atrocious. The first thing I did with that game was go to my local game store and dig some appropriately-colored d8 out of their big-jar-o-loose-dice.
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theflint wrote:
Dice from Ghost Stories were the worst I had ever seen. Some sides completely lost all paint after just 10 games!


Were the dice sticky? I played a friend's copy that he just opened up and the dice were sticky from I think the paint on the sides. It was quite odd.
 
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Not a fan of the Pathfinder adventure card game's polyhedral set. Don't know what it is about them but they just don't do it for me so I'm looking at swapping them out for another lot.
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magicman6173 wrote:
I remember when I was a kid and played HeroQuest http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/699/heroquest that the images on the dice faded fast. What I am unsure about is if this happened from extensive play or cheap components. Best I recall the dice were rather light.


HeroQuest dice were wood and definitely suffered from a combination of use general use and low quality.

There are quite a few third party makers of HQ dice that make them anywhere from plastic to metal to the original wood. I love the classic wooden ones as I associate them with that specific game, but once you see them in plastic its like they should've been there from the start!
 
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My copy of Police Precinct had a die that was broken in half. Being a gamer I had plenty of dice ready to grab and toss in the game.
 
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Arkham Horror, just because those plain white Yahtzee dice don't fit the look of the game at all. Got some nice green Chessex dice instead.
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I replaced the dice in Arkham Horror with more and better dice. I swear the dice that come with the game are cursed, I constantly failed check with them!

I also replaced the dice in Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords – Base Set again with more and better dice.
 
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I pull all the dice out of most games and pool them.

Larger dice just don't get used (usually) - being replaced
with old AH dice for actual use.

Unfortunately, some of the worst dice (say the wooden ones
from Catan) STAY in the box and end up getting
used for that reason.
 
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Remember those crappy dice that came with the original Basic D&D. And custom dice were born.
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Gwfalcon wrote:
Remember those crappy dice that came with the original Basic D&D.


You mean these:



Though 'dice' is a bit of an exalted term for chits.

Prior to that (with the original three booklets) it was even harder to find polyhedrals.
At least with Basic, they gave a mail-away offer where you could get
some dice.

I was lucky though - had an old game called Reckon (not in the DB here)
which had most of the polyhedrals. No four-sider though.
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I hated the dice in Eclipse. They just didn't seem to roll properly (and there weren't enough!) Bought a different set of about 60 dice in appropiate colours and gave my old dice to a very grateful friend who had bemoaned of not having enough of the originals. Everyone happy!

 
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