One of the coolest things that I have seen in a long time turned up last September with that D20 Critical Hit cake pan that made cakes that looked like the dreaded 20-sided dice from Dungeons & Dragons.
If you’re into board games or tabletop games chances are you’ve been disappointed in the quality or appearance of the tokens included in your games. Board game maker Stonemaier Games has a solution in the form of its Treasure Chests – sets of detailed resource tokens.
If you need something to be the centerpiece of your next Game of Thrones viewing party, this could help. This cake pan makes a cake that looks like a dragon coiled around three eggs.
I think this would be the most difficult cake to frost in the history of cakes.
Our latest oversized D20 sighting comes courtesy of Etsy shop Inner Geek Outer Beauty. Its giant D20 has a crazy 10″ diameter. But despite its imposing size the die is actually fragile because it’s made only with thin acrylic or wood triangles.
Every year ThinkGeek comes up with an April Fools’ joke product that you want to be real. The EnCounter Wearable Interactive Quest is one of those ideas. It’s a fitness tracker that turns your movements and activities into tabletop RPG quests.
Subscription gift boxes have become incredibly popular in the past couple of years, and now there’s something for everyone. A new one called Mythoard caters to tabletop RPG players.
Mythoard appears to have launched just this year.
I have mentioned before that growing up we played a bastardized version of Dungeons & Dragons because we didn’t like rules. We also never once used a game board. In fact, we didn’t even know there were game boards.
Growing up, my cousins and I played our fair share of Dungeons & Dragons. In fact, we went so hardcore geek as to make up our own game set that used similar rules. The problem was that our dungeon master was a dick and you never knew if you wanted high numbers or low numbers when it came time to roll.
Johannes Grenzfurthner and Heather Kelley present the successor to dogs playing poker paintings: Dogs Playing D&D. The artists finished the oil painting in 2010, and now you can get it printed on canvas, clothing, gadget cases and various other merch on Red Bubble.
Maps are one of the most helpful accessories for tabletop gamers. They make it easier to imagine your characters’ setting, to remember your progress and to make plans. Here are a couple of map designing software that can help you make custom maps, so you can have more diverse and personalized adventures.
This neat adventurer’s kit was designed by Mitch Barchi who has a lifelong passion for role-playing games. It makes D&D adventuring a very classy thing. If you have a butler or manservant you should definitely call him over and have him bring it to the table.
Dice need to be balanced i.e. have perfectly even weight, surfaces and corners to ensure that all rolls are random. Kyle Sorensen’s metal dice are made one at a time, using CNC mills that are precise to within 0.001″.
John Baichtal of MAKE Magazine shared a hidden gem in Wizards of the Coast’s Dungeons & Dragons website. It turns out writer and illustrator Jason Thompson has been making comic strips of epic proportions for the D&D website.
So, standard dice aren’t doing it for you. There are a ton of special dice sets that you can buy to spice things up a bit. Although I think these are the first I’ve ever seen with thorns sticking out of them.