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December Customer Update

December Customer Update

The weather outside is frightful but RetroVice is so delightful. 

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Salt Water Balance Testing Dice

Salt Water Balance Testing Dice

If you've been playing D&D for a while you've probably come across a couple of dice that always seem to roll better or worse than others. In some cases it is obvious that the dice are malformed and will therefore not be random but in others it can be harder to be sure. Enter the salt water test. Essentially what you do is take a cup of warm water, drop the dice in and then add salt until the dice float. For light acrylic dice this will take almost no salt but for denser resin dice you will need to...

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How do I get truly random dice?

First up the simple answer is you won't. Polyhedral dice are a complex shape made in factory conditions and will never be truly random. Further even if the dice were completely random over time they would wear slightly and the randomness would be impacted. That said there are a few things you can look for: Consistent Shape - Any dice should have faces that are exactly the same shape. Any deviation from this will cause problems. Uniform Density/No inclusions - Anything inside the die that changes the weight distribution will make it less random. Although they are often very pretty...

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Policy on Kickstarters and Pre-Orders

Policy on Kickstarters and Pre-Orders

So there has been some recent issues in the Kickstarter/pre-order space that has caused us to adjust our policies going forward. The first issue was our 'RetroVice' pre-order which we ran on our own site. We ran this as a small 100 participant preorder at a 40% discount from retail price to help us hit a larger production run on the 'RetroVice' set. We clearly labeled the images we used as renders of a design we would be making and we thought that people were clear that a render may have significant differences from the finished product. This was something that...

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What to get a Gamer for Christmas?

What to get a Gamer for Christmas?

As world renowned experts on all things geeky and gaming related we decided to pull together a couple quick suggestions if you're looking to buy a gift for the gamer in your life. 1. A classic adventure revisited. If your gamer has been gaming for a long time they have almost certainly played the Keep on the borderlands. This module is one of the foundational classics of Dungeons & Dragons. The Keep on the Borderlands revisited is essentially an updated and expanded version of the original for the 5th edition and pretty much a must have for any gamer.  2....

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