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10 is a nice number.  Most of the world’s math is in base 10 (OK, or binary, but that makes 10 different math bases, and we’ll just ignore the other one), we usually have 10 fingers, and volume dials go up to 10.  Usually.  There’s even this spiffy metric system of measurement that’s all about tens and powers of ten.

We even just recently passed $1000 in the Tinker Dice campaign, so we’re all about the metrics today.

Naturally, then, it’s time for another measurement system:  Dice!

If feet, yards, hands and cubits can work, why not dice?  They are sorta standardized.  This, for example, is a 6.8D6 HXBT with a .8D6 head.  It might take a practiced eye to really get familiar with this system, but I’m confident that gamers are up to the task.

Metric Dice

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Following up on yesterday’s Daily Dose of Dice, it should also be noted that dice make excellent rubble.

Rubble2 Rubble

It’s not quite as photogenic as something like Hashima Island or Chernobyl/Pripyat‘s rubble, or the hauntingly beautiful short film RUIN, but it’s good reference for porcine construction crews everywhere.

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Dice are excellent for temporary structures.  When a construct absolutely, positively, must be able to fall down without much fuss, dice are perfect for the job.

Construction

Disclaimer:  No pigs were harmed in this production.  On purpose.

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Dice can be moderately successful projectiles.  Their ballistics are a bit on the less than reliable side, but for short range, low velocity use, they work well enough.

Projectile

Disclaimer:  We at Tish Tosh Tesh and Project Khopesh do not endorse projectile use, especially not during heated RPG sessions, family gatherings, or games of Monopoly gone terribly, horribly wrong.

Reminder:  If you write about the Tinker Dice Kickstarter project on your blog and link back to the announcement post, we’ll send you an extra pair of the plastic dice, if we get the project funded.  Thanks!

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Dice can be useful to randomize letters, say, when you’re making a cipher, or trying to write fantasy or science fiction proper names.  Ojmwrgm, the pirate, for example.

D20 Alphabet

Unless you’re trying for something like Drizzt.  Or any other name requiring a Q, U, V, X, Y or Z.  This is just a 20-sided die, after all.  (Though they keep the C, K and S, when they could have left out the C as redundant.  English is weird.)

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Dice can provide an excellent way to show some color theory and set up a palette.  Tinker Dice are dark brown, so they fill an important niche in the color wheel that is all too often ignored.

Color Scheme

 

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Dice are excellent support for the base of a “lucky bamboo” plant.  The mechanical design of Tinker Dice may or may not confuse the plants, but their brown coloring may be sufficiently dirt-like to compensate.

Lucky Bamboo

Disclaimer:  The luck-based nature of dice may or may not have a substantial effect on the luck imparted by the bamboo.  Project Khopesh, Tish Tosh Tesh and Tesh may not be held responsible for what may or may not happen due to luck.  Please consult a witch doctor before leaving your life in the hands of luck.

 

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