First up we have "Festive Dice" by Chessex:
Basically I got them because I like tie-dye. They're currently my favorite set of dice I own. I come from a family of artists, which probably influenced my love of bright colors and other visual stimuli. This set of dice has a vibrant mix of colors that really calls to me. In fact, I hear them speaking right now... what's that, little dice? Kill them all? Okay... Just kidding, moving on...
This set's design is more for Western settings than anything I've played, but they're still pretty neat. It actually makes me wish I liked westerns more, so I'd have an excuse to use them. But it's just never been a genre that interests me. Westerns are just too "testosterony" for my tastes, I suppose.
But on the d7, the two large sides are the 6 and the 7. To me, that's just weird. However, these are made by GameScience, a company that's known for making "perfect" dice, so I have to believe they know what they're doing. If they say there's an equal chance of it landing on any of the seven sides, I want to believe them. But even if they're right, I still would have felt better if they'd made the d7's largest sides the max and min. Also, I don't really like the style of the d7. It makes me think of casinos more than fantasy gaming.
The others are from Q-Workshop, and I got them for specific skill rolls. The circuit ones (Chip and Cyber) are for Computer rolls, and the gears (Mechanical) are for Engineering.
It's unfortunate that our Traveller campaign didn't last longer, but I don't regret buying the dice. I really like the designs, and I'm sure I'll play other sci-fi games in the future. I could probably use the mechanical ones right now for my Savage Worlds character (she's a mechanic), but her repair rolls use a d10. I guess I could use one as her wild die when she makes a mechanical roll, but then I don't get to use my Deadlands wild die. I know, "first world problems".
(Completely unrelated mini-rant: One good thing about the Traveller campaign being over, is that I'm sick of the computer's spell-check yelling at me over the British spelling of Traveller.)
|Elvish Dice and Forest Dice|
Unfortunately the dice arrived right after our final session, so I never got to use them. But there's always the possibility we'll pick that campaign back up again. In any event, I like playing tree-hugging characters, so I'm sure they'll get used eventually.