Helpful tips on how to choose the best dice bag.
What can be said about the lowly dice bag? When I first got into table top RPGs, I admit that I didn't give much thought to dice storage. It wasn't until I started accumulating a few polyhedral sets of my own that I found myself needing a way to safely store and carry my dice to a buddy's house for an afternoon session of Dungeons & Dragons.
Back then, there wasn't a lot of choice when it came to dice bags. At first, I kept my collection of d20's, etc. in a sock. This wasn't a very attractive solution mind you, but my improvised dice bag did make an effective weapon in case of attack by Orc patrols (or neighborhood bullies).
From the gym sock, I upgraded to a purple Crown Royal bag. If you're an old time RPG gamer, you know exactly what I'm talking about. With its gold stitching and draw strings, it seemed that every kid back then had a Crown Royal bag for their game dice.
How To Choose The Best
Today, gamers have more choice than ever when it comes to choosing a dice bag. The Crown Royal is still a viable option (especially if you want a legit, retro look), but there are other choices out there.
Here's a few tips on selecting the best dice bag for your RPG adventures:
1. Pick The Right Size. Today's dice bags come in a number of sizes, so make sure you check the measurements. You don't want one too small or too large for the number of dice in your collection. As a general rule, you can safely store around 100 game dice in a 5 inch x 7 inch dice bag.
2. Pick The Right Material. Dice bags can be made from everything from leather to chain mail. That said, most dice bags produced commercially are made of cloth. Look for one made of soft velvet or with a satin lining. The reason? You want to protect your RPG dice from scratches and nicks.
3. Pick The Right Design. Obviously, you want to choose a dice bag that appeals to your unique, individual tastes. If you're not a horror fan (or if the sight of blood makes you queasy), you'd stay away from a Blood Dice Bag for instance.
Design goes beyond the look of a bag, however. You want a dice bag that can be safely closed. Just like the Crown Royal bags of old, most have drawstrings that will cinch the top closed to prevent the loss of dice during transport.
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