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A $200 d20?

November 26th, 2007 (03:18 pm)
amused

current mood: amused

Seen on Ars Technica: a $200 twenty-sided die. The justification? It's carved out of a meteorite. So you get to pay extra to have a heavy iron die that will scratch your gaming table. Yeah, I think I'll pass. :-)

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Posted by: C. Virtue (cvirtue)
Posted at: November 26th, 2007 08:30 pm (UTC)
LotR pants

And it will probably rust from hand moisture.

Posted by: Who, me? (metageek)
Posted at: November 26th, 2007 09:10 pm (UTC)
Rust

Ooh, I hadn't thought of that.

Maybe they're counting on their target audience's greasy hands to keep it rust-free.

Posted by: ariannawyn (ariannawyn)
Posted at: November 26th, 2007 08:48 pm (UTC)

But the cool factor is off the charts...

Posted by: Who, me? (metageek)
Posted at: November 26th, 2007 09:11 pm (UTC)

True. If I were gaming seriously these days, and had a ludicrous amount of money, I suppose I might buy one.

But it'd have to be so ludicrous that I didn't have to ask myself, "Do I want a d20, or 4 new games?".

Posted by: metahacker (metahacker)
Posted at: November 26th, 2007 09:00 pm (UTC)
fireworks

I bought galaneia and myself some stone dice from them. I was very unimpressed with the quality -- off-center digits, and not deep enough. I know it's a hard material to work with, but for a boutique product I expected they could put in the extra effort?

Posted by: Who, me? (metageek)
Posted at: November 26th, 2007 09:14 pm (UTC)
Quality

Ouch. Yeah, I did notice that the picture at Ars shows that the $200 d20 had the standard hand-crayoned numbers. ...oh, and look: they're off-center. Yup.

Posted by: Alexx Kay (alexx_kay)
Posted at: November 26th, 2007 09:20 pm (UTC)

But, but, but... it could give you a 25% increase in accuracy!

Posted by: Who, me? (metageek)
Posted at: November 27th, 2007 06:32 pm (UTC)
Accuracy

I think people would notice if I were using a +5 die. They'd at least get suspicious the first time it rolled a 25. :-)

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