Norse Foundry Review: Atmar’s Cardography (Fiery Pits)

Improvisation is important as a DM. As is planning. The venn diagram overlap of those two is slight. However, this Kickstarter from Norse Foundry fits squarely between the two. It’s a very weird product – not for people who love cards, not for people who love maps – but perfect for both. Let’s take a gander under the hood of “Enter the Fiery Pits.”

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Wyrmwood Review: Bespoke Cherry Dice Tower System

It’s been over a year since we took a look at the Complete Dice Tower system by Wyrmwood, and in the wake of their new Kickstarter … I have such sights to show you…

Today we take an exclusive look at their new iteration, aptly named “Bespoke Dice Tower System.” Let us begin!

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Elderwood Academy Review: Hex Chest Elite Series

Our (yours and my) relationship with Elderwood Academy has been rock solid since day one. They’ve been a remarkable company selling incredible products for a pretty fair price, so when they announced their Elite Series Hex Chests, I just knew showing one off to you guys would be a wise choice.

Is the new Elite Series worth the cost? What’s new? How is it different? Well, let’s take a closer look!

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Wyrmwood Review: Customized Cherry Wood Hero Vault

In the beginning, I had several companies in mind to work with. One of those companies I never believed would take any interested in my work at all was Wyrmwood Gaming. But it’s touching and thoughtful showings of their appreciation like this that still blow my damn mind.

Today, we take a look at the Custom Hero Vault!

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Eldritch Arts and Kraken Dice Review: Iconic Blue + Fire and Fury

I’ve decided to tackle a double review this week. After 11 days of CONSTANT camera issues and photography hang-ups, computer problems and project failures, at least I’ve finally gotten around to writing about two of my favorite products: A new Dragon Themed Pencil Dice Box from Eldritch Arts, and the highly sought after Iconic Blue limited run dice from Kraken Dice!

Why a fire-breathing dragon and a sea-foam kraken together? Let me show you –

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EmBrace Leather Review – Premium Dragon Eye Leather Dice Bag

You can plainly see from any dice bag in Mandy’s shop – she’s got not only an eye for artist flare but one hell of a set of skills. Without a closer look, many people avoid a $30+ purchase to hold their dice, particularly bags, but this offering brings a lot of style, design, and craftsmanship to the proverbial and literal table.

Let’s take a closer look at this unexpectedly creepy leather dice bag. (Creepy good, not ‘balding unfit neighbor watering your bushes with no shirt on in red gym shorts he had from highschool’ creepy.)
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Easy Roller Dice Co. Review – Staging Area Lidded Dice Tray

Easy Roller has been exceptional at bucking average trends in the gaming world. While people were making small 4×8 dice trays, they made an 11.5″ dice tray. People flooded the market with cheap metal dice, Easy Roller launched high quality gunmetal dice.
Today, I’m here to let you know that they’ve went even further beyond their previous incarnations – with the Wolf Dice Tray we’re about to look at!

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The Rook & The Raven Review: Mischief & Misadventure Campaign Diary

So, lets imagine a nightmare scenario: You hate dice. You don’t care about rolling trays or dice boxes! You think ‘Who uses coins?” and one time your friend caught you spitting on their dice tower in disgust. You’re a honest to goodness monster.

But you still need a character sheet… You still probably write down something, anything, during your game. Chances are, you’ve also written some bullshit down on a random page and then use a post-it note with an even smaller note on the edge that says something vague to remind you what’s on that page.

Well, good news – I’ve got a product even you’d have to admit is pretty handy! Rook & Raven’s Campaign Diary! And better still: I’ll help you save a little bit on your order, just for reading. Use the offer code “dropthedie” at checkout to get $5 off on your preorders! (Good through 2/15/18)

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Eldritch Arts Review: Avalon Dice + Pencil box

You can all probably remember that I love EldritchArts a little too much. Gene is a really great and inspired guy, the honesty and care they put into their stuff is just… it’s great.

Last time I reviewed their products, it made a HUGE impact on their production. New additions were added to not only their smaller box, but other, bigger, products. Almost every issue I had before has been addressed in some fashion, so it’s no surprise that I’m incredibly excited to review the new offering from these guys: Their premium dice and pencil boxes.

Use Promo code: DROPTHEDIE15 to save 15% off any EldritchArts order! Holy cow!

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Cantrip Candles Review: A Walk In The Woods + Samples

Now we’re really bucking tradition! Not dice, not even a common accessory – these Cantrip Candles have taken Twitter and Facebook by storm the past few months. Allegedly they are appropriately themed to give ambiance to your gaming room that matches the scene of the game, leading to further immersion.

By Example: My D&D group was on a trek eastward from Waterdeep to Parnast in the Forgotten realms. As they passed by the enormous High Forest, I pulled out this candle and burned it for an hour to help set the mood of woods, mud, winding hills. How did the candle fair? Let’s find out! 

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NerdistWoodworking Review: Padauk Greater Tray of Rolling

Practically everyone, by now, knows of Wyrmwood Gaming and their amazing dice trays. I’ve loved working with them and have been blown away by their products.

Today, we look at a direct competitor: NerdistWoodworking  – an Arkansas based start-up company breaking into the quality wood gaming accessory world. This is the first product of theirs I’ve had in my hand, so lets take a close look.

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Elderwood Academy Review: Scroll Codex Dice Tower System

So, you sit down at your gaming table and pull the shoe box lid out of your bag. Everyone nods, they know the struggle. You roll dice, have some laughs, and enjoy a night of gaming.

So, you sit down at your gaming table and pull out a blue velvet bag nearly a foot long. You unwrap a leather and cherry wood etched and ornate scroll sporting the likeness of a dragon on the black leather exterior. You remove the leather and cherry wood insides and snap them together into a dice tray just as gorgeous. Everyone nods, because hell yeah. You roll dice, have some laughs, and enjoy a night of gaming.

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VyseriArt: Deck of Many Things

Today we’re looking at one of those single use props that are completely worth buying. As I’ve always said, each person determines their own level of investment and involvement in purchasing gaming products. If you’re happy rolling in the lid of a shoe box and writing the various card names on index cards – DO THAT. Otherwise, let’s take a look at this Tarot style Deck of Many Things by VyseriArt from Etsy.

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Aggro Boxes Review: 5″ x 7″ Dice Tray

How cool does that look? Today, we’re taking a look at one of the most sought after of dice accessories: the affordable and small dice tray! The gents and gentettes over at Aggro Box (or Aggro Boxes – both are acceptable I’m told) have married two of my favorite things – beautiful wood and affordable, stylish options! Let’s start the review.

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Wyrmwood Gaming Review: Complete Zebrawood Dice Tower System

We’ve done boxes, we’ve done bags, we’ve done trays and coinage and NOW… We tackle the truly ostentatious. We tackle the most iconically one-use item at your gaming table: Dice Towers! Let’s start inspecting the various layers to this parfait of wooden pleasure… I have no idea where that came from, but lets start our review of the Zebrawood Dice Tower

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Dog Might Gaming + Easy Roller Review: Skull Dice Box

Another premium product. Premium. The gents and gentettes over at Easy Roller have combined efforts with the mostly-lumber-blooded craftsman at Dog Might Games to bring this gem to life as part of Easy Roller’s ongoing “Rose Gold Dice” series (you’ll see a review in the future, trust me!). To give you all extra time to decide if it’s worth preordering/prepurchasing, we’re taking an early look at it. Onward, to the review!

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Dogmight Gaming Review: Chechen Viking Axe Dice Tray

There is no monopoly on RPG gaming gear, lucky for all of us. You’ve seen my take on the modern, very simple and clean design by Wyrmwood – so to contrast, we’re going to take a look at a more stylized and eye-catching product from the (very cordial) lumberjacks over at Dogmight Games.

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Wyrmwood Gaming Review: Dice Tray (Adventurer’s Gift Set Lottery)

Opening Ceremonies

Much to my absolute glee, I managed to get my hands on an Adventurer’s Gift Set (a matching set of Dice Vault and Rolling Tray drawn at random through the wide variety of woods at Wyrmwood, the vault comes with complimentary laser etching of your choice). This time, since you were robbed of it before, I will take you through the impressive unboxing of this remarkable offering from Wyrmwood Gaming.
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Wyrmwood Gaming Review: Leather Playmat

Every once in a while, a product comes along that embodies YOU as a person. I think this may be mine. I’ve had and reviewed playmats before, but there’s really nothing to say about them: they are giant mousepads you put your cards and dice on – that’s it. They will eventually fray at the edges, wear through on the top where your hands are, bleach in too much light (back-seat fiasco, don’t ask) – they do their job and that’s all you can say about them; so the main selling point of those products is how they look and what is printed on them… despite having to cover them up in order to use them?

FEAR NOT! By the end of this review, I will instruct you on why this leather playmat is different, and why it is worth your hard earned money.
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EasyRoller Dice Co. – Wyvern Reversible Dice Bag

Okay, you can’t have a name like “Drop The Die” and not have a literal bucket-load of dice. I have enough dice for every player at my table to have 2 full sets and about 15 extra D6s each. Why? Because I have a PROBLEM.

Finding storage options isn’t always easy in our hobby: minis, dice, mats, roll boxes, screens, pens, paper, books, more books, more dice, coins, pawns – it takes a toll on the available space one has to operate.

Well, if you, like me, have a lot of dice – I can promise you that Easy Roller Dice Co. Wyvern Dice Bag is an extremely worthwhile investment. Let’s get into the review!
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