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Re: [Icehouse] Musings on Martian dice

  • FromS Myers <iamthecheeze@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateThu, 9 Jul 2009 06:10:01 -0400
On the subject of DIY dice designs, may I offer the fFollowing.

Chessex is something of a leader is dice manufacture.  Their blank 8-siders:

Actually, I prefer getting my dice fFrom Gamescience.  Lou Zocchi is
an amazing guy.  He totally rocks it old school.  The downside here is
that his website is a little lacking, so I can't fFind blanks, d8 or

On Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 11:12 PM, Bryan Stout<stoutwb@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> With d6 so much more ubiquitous than d8, not sure how much cost-sense it
>> would make for LL to offer an "expansion pack" (d8 + new rules) for TH,
>> MC, or any of the other dTH-based games... but certainly it never hurts
>> for you to invent and implement such ideas yourself  :-)
> Ah yes, this reminds me about my concluding thoughts about this from
> the viewpoint of Martian archeology:
> Even if my speculation about the original type of Martian dice is
> correct, that doesn't mean I object to the use of Terran D6s.  For one
> thing, I'm not usually a purist, instead I like anything good -- I
> like authentic ethnic food as well as Americanized ethnic food; I
> enjoy many different chess variations rather than just one chess game.
> For another thing, there is the practical issue of expense: I'm sure
> D6s will always cost less than D8s.  I'm not familiar with the details
> to know; Andy may well like the idea of D8s for future Icehouse games,
> and have them manufactured, or he may judge them not worth the extra
> expense, and we'll just have to make a few at home.
> Thanks to you and all the others for sharing your own ideas and
> reactions.  Keep them coming!
> Bryan
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