Bot-Life Roll Playing Safari is getting close to release. This game is looking better and better. If you haven’t seen the Thursday with Xxaxx broadcasts you are probably in the dark about this project. I’ll get into that in another blog post. I want to take a short break from that in order to introduce a truly fine set of multi-side dice.
When playing Bot-Life or any other RPG based game you will need multi-sided dice.
What are multi-sided dice?
Multi-sided dice are dice with a variety of different numbers of sides. The dice we are most familiar with from standard board games have 6 sides. That is not because this is the best die to use, this is because 6-sided dice are the easiest to manufacture.
In a proper set of multi-sided dice you will find:
- 4-sided (digits 1-4)
- 6-sided (digits 1-6)
- 8-sided (digits 1-8)
- 10-sided (digits 0-9)
- 10-sided (digits 00, 10, 20, 30, … 90)
- 12-sided (digits 1-12)
- 20-sided (digits 1-20)
Why Copper Dice?
Recently I’ve stumbled across a super fantastic set of dice from Easy Roller Company. What makes this particular set so super fantastic? They are made from copper. That’s right solid copper. You can find a link to the dice here: Legendary Copper Metal Dice Set.
Solid and weighty in the hand… when you roll with these dice you can feel the process. A word to the wise: Don’t use your antique finely polished oak table top for rolling. These dice will leave a mark. But then again so will the light-weight plastic dice.
With copper dice you will have dice that are sure to be true. But, what about the gun metal dice and other metal dice sets that Easy Roller has to offer? For me the copper dice feel magically correct. I like the look of the other metal sets — you even have a choice of digit color — but, as mentioned, the copper feels right.
By the way…
I recommend that when you buy the Legendary Copper Dice for yourself you pick up a set or two of the standard multi-sided dice so that you have dice to lend and use for standard game play. If you’re like me, you will want to keep the copper dice for special occasions. And you probably will be less than enthused to loan them out to other players.