Friday, September 2, 2016

Tabletopper Friday - Conspiracy: Take the Crown

A big thank you to everyone who was able to participate in the Conspiracy: Take the Crown draft at the store last Saturday.  It was a huge turn out, almost to capacity, and it helped the store tremendously.  My blogs and Facebook will be (mostly) dark for the next couple of weeks so I leave you with some crowded store pics to tide everyone over.  Thank you!

Mostly about card games and board games,
unless they have a decidedly wargamey feel.
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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Nostalgia Thursday - Early Dice

Polyhedral dice have been used in roleplaying games since the beginning and one of the stalwart suppliers of those dice has been Lou Zocchi of Gamescience Dice here.  Their precision dice are the envy of many lesser dice manufacturers and they take it seriously.

In 1983, the Dragonbone Electronic Dice wand hit the wider market but at $25 it wasn't embraced by everyone and, of course, trying to get gamers to trust an electronic dice or replace their actual dice wasn't going to happen.

In the early 1990s, Mayfair Games started selling a standalone Gemstone dice game using polyhedral dice sets for their Gemstone dice game that included one d20, one d12, one d10, one d8, and one d4, but no d6.  The rules for the game came right on the back of the blister pack.

Focusing on the roots of current tabletop gaming
with an eye toward the last century and before.
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