As I mentioned previously, for many years Gen Con was a mecca for role-playing aficionados. As with any pastime, players grow fond of their tools and toys. Role-playing is no different and one can look no further than a player’s dice to get a sense of a gamer’s personal style. The field of dice manufacturers has exploded of late, fueled by every gamer’s credo of “hey, I could always use more dice.” It used to be enough to provide interesting colors – perhaps going so crazy as to have a swirl of two colors AT THE SAME TIME! Simply Incredible. Now, coloration is no longer enough. Gamers can get dice made out of metal, semiprecious (even precious) stones, and wood. There are extra large and small varieties and a wealth of options for the symbols appearing on the faces. Since the dealer hall is just chock full of vendors, I thought it might be fun to take you, the reader, on a trip through the
dealer dice hall. Note, that many, if not most, of the dice vendors have multiple stalls throughout the hall. Letting no temporary dice-buying urge to go unchecked.
With so many vendors (and their duplicates) scattered around, my deepest apologies for any photos mismatched with incorrect vendors…
MDG – Metallic Dice Games
Quick Pastel Break…
This was the most pastel booth I’ve seen in years… I felt obligated to take a photo.
Gate Keeper Games & Dice
Black Oak Workshop
Gemhammer and Sons Gaming
With that, I’ve run out of Gen Con things to say. Lots of words written (especially if pictures count as 1000 of them) I hope you’ve found at least one or two things of interest. Thanks so much for reading. If you have a dice addict friend, feel free to forward a link on to them (if you’re mean.) I plan to be back at Gen Con next year, so if you have a specific request for a special report (this year it was dice) put it in the comments below. We’ll see what I can do.