More Keep on the Shadowfell

Except this time, with a dice tower. It had an amazing impact on game play. Mostly because people had trouble seeing their results, or seeing the map over the giant tower. I’ll have to focus on making it smaller and easier to see the dice roll results.

I think it does a good job of actually removing the dice or the person as the problem. In my mind, that means rolls are more random and I didn’t see any long streaks of bad rolls. But, to others, it means the dice tower must be the problem when a bad roll happens. 🙂

I still maintain that it’s nothing more than a gimmick if you are a good dice roller. But we all get lazy, and we all have tables that are not ideal rolling surfaces. And those things, coupled with a D4, for example, are just asking for trouble. In the end, it’s just a die roll and the tower just gives you a better view of your own naval.

v2

v2

I wasn’t really happy with the first one. You might think a dice tower is a dice tower is a dice tower, right?

WRONG.

The first one had two major problems. It was way too large, and the baffles inside were not tumbling the dice well. The size was easier to fix. In the second version, I made it a tad taller, but I made it much narrower and the dice catcher can flip up against the tower. As for the baffles inside, I made sure the new one had the baffles at a very steep forty five degree angle. I also added a third baffle. This has the dice fly out of the bottom of the tower spinning.

The dice feel more random than ever after going through this new tower. 🙂

Tower of Chaos!

Dice Tower

We all have those nights. Your playing a game that involves dice and you just can’t seem to roll anything worthwhile. Is it the dice? Is it the black cat that crossed your path while you walked under a ladder after breaking a mirror? Did someone put your dice in their mouth to curse them? Or do you just need to learn 2 roll, noob?

Turns out that there is a thing called a Dice Tower. And I’m not talking about those monuments to boredom you build with your dice. It’s a dice randomizer. Toss the dice in the top and they bounce around and come out totally random.

I just had to make one. Since I’m cheap and the one I wanted costs way too much. Now, do I name it the Battle Box? Or maybe Eris-o-matic?

The end?

It's alive!

Finally.

A working computer. Just in time to wander back to Warhammer Online and see the guild I was in is totally dead.

But, Free Realms plays really well on it. :/

Darkest before the light

So long clean room

Still. Not. Fixed.

Three motherboards. Two CPUs. Two PSUs. Two sets of RAM. Three video cards. Not a working computer among those parts.

Until, I got some helps from a friend and found out that both sets of RAM were bad. Most likely damaged by my first motherboard.

Today I might get something of a working computer back. Luckily memory prices are rock bottom these days.

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