Thursday, May 15, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Inking Dice

For Throwback Thursday I was thinking about dice having recently received a big swag order for a summer con. Specifically those fun oddly colored dice that came in all the boxed sets of the 1980s. Both my basic and expert sets came with a d4, d6, d8, d10, d12 and d20. But most importantly they came with a crayon also to "ink" them.

This was a fun experience and one I hope they bring back in the 5E basic set for nostalgia. Being 10ish years old I still had a respectable crayon collection available to ink dice with. Those early sets only came with a white crayon. After the dice were all inked they went proudly inside a Crown Royal bag. You see back in the 80s you were not cool unless you had one.

You can still ink dice by ordering Gamescience unpainted sets and color them up. So who else recalls doing this and still has some vintage dice that survived the carpets of the 80s and that foul beast known as the vacuum cleaner?

2 comments:

  1. Remember? Hell, I had to do that two years ago at Gencon....mainly because my eyes are getting worse at this age.

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  2. I know the feeling! Some of my non inked dice have been regulated to the "guest jar" in the game room!

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