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Subject: So many dice they can't fit in my hand... rss

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Rasmus Pedersen
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Hello BGG,


This is my first thread here, and I must say I really like this place so far

My question to you is: how do you handle dice heavy games?

Recently, I've been playing lots of World of Warcraft: The Board Game, which is really heavy in dice, hovering around 10-15 d8 at high levels without the expansion.


Regards!
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Geki
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I guess I have big hands
While I don't play many of those any more, they never bothered me.

Welcome to BGG Rasmus!

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Greg
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I have no real answer to your question other than recommend rolling them in separate groups or getting a dice tower. However, this just reminded of the time we were playing a game of Universalis, which is an RPG.

In one of the games we played, the power climb was so ridiculous, we were literally rolling over a hundred dice for these Cthulhu gods that were trying to rip a floating city of Atlantis in half. We just gave up and pulled up a dice rolling website. Good times.
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Shaun Morris
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Well if you're talking about having to roll 10-15 dice at a time, I'd just roll half at once, resolve them however necessary, and then roll the second half.

If you're talking about just having a ton of dice on the table all the time, get a dice bag and keep it off to the side.

I play a lot of DnD so rolling a large number of dice is par for the course for me.
 
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Pokey 64
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I use a dice cup.

Look up "Foam drink koozies". They make excellent dice cups.
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dave bcs
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Cup them in both hands and drop them into the box top. That's what we do with Titan.
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Just pick them up and roll on man.



More seriously, as others have said, divide them up in as few groups as possible. One group of 10 and one of 5 or 2 of 5. Just try to balance keeping the game moving with sets of dice.
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Jason Brown
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I'd consider getting a dice tower or a big tray to roll dem bones. They come in all sorts of themes too, they really add a bit o' bling to games!
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Chris Robbins
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Shake in a disposable cup, or anything more elegant as you please ...



... and let fly into a box top or any kind of flat bottomed snack bowl if you want to keep 'em corralled (not knocking things out of position or heading for the floor.)
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Peter S.
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Step 1: Play Champions (HERO System RPG).

Step 2: Marvel at how easily you can now handle a mere 10-15 dice at once.

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Joe Salamone
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Life was much easier when I was a kid. Games came with either 1 or 2 dice or a spinner.
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bltzlfsk wrote:
Shake in a disposable cup, or anything more elegant as you please ...



... and let fly into a box top or any kind of flat bottomed snack bowl if you want to keep 'em corralled (not knocking things out of position or heading for the floor.)


This way if the police raid your game night it looks like your are doing something socially acceptable, like drinking cheap beer, instead of playing board games
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hgman3 wrote:
bltzlfsk wrote:
Shake in a disposable cup, or anything more elegant as you please ...



... and let fly into a box top or any kind of flat bottomed snack bowl if you want to keep 'em corralled (not knocking things out of position or heading for the floor.)


This way if the police raid your game night it looks like your are doing something socially acceptable, like drinking cheap beer, instead of playing board games


Yeah they'd probably take your board game and break it half (like a "water pipe") to save you from yourself.
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Hmmm....these suggestions leave a bit to be desired.

You need a pair of these: https://www.amazon.com/Goalkeeper-Blok--Toughest-Comfortable... . Bigger hands, better grip. Problem solved.
 
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