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Old 07-03-2015, 09:37 PM   #1
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Default Special GURPS dice?

Hello all. Long time GURPS player here. Started on my 12th birthday, still playing 25 years later.

I want a good set of dice that represent the critical success and failures for the 1s and 6s.

Are there any dice out there that have something like skulls for the 6 and stars for the 1?
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Old 07-03-2015, 09:59 PM   #2
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I don't know of any specific dice, but you could always make your own custom dice through Chessex Dice.

http://www.chessex.com/Dice/Dice_Home.htm
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Old 07-04-2015, 02:14 AM   #3
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I've been getting Chessex to make custom dice recently. The prototypes looked good in the photos they sent me; I don't have any physical dice yet.

Their web contact system is a little confused, but the correct e-mail address is custom[at]chessex.com.

I used Inkscape to design faces, and saved each one as a plain SVG file, which Chessex didn't seem to have any trouble with.

If you PM me your e-mail address, I can supply more details of how to do this. They're kind of boring for a forum post.
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Old 07-04-2015, 04:34 AM   #4
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Gamestation sells skull dice... if they're the same as the ones I have (been too many years to tell), the skull is on the "1" face. Unfortunately, the "6" face is just a "6."
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Old 07-04-2015, 05:23 AM   #5
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They're kind of boring for a forum post.
On the other hand, unless SJG decides to announce a product, it's kind of what this thread is going to be about - I would hazard most of us would rather risk droning on-topic posts than coming upon this thread in a web search a few years down the line and wishing the details had been posted...
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Old 07-04-2015, 07:12 AM   #6
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I was once lucky enough to get three dice with pyramids instead of 1-pips as bonuses in a Warehouse23 order. (One die was a different colour from the other two, so they're useful for both GURPS and In Nomine.) Much like the skull dice mentioned above, the 6 face is just six pips.

It wouldn't hurt to ask whether they still have those - the worst that can happen is that you're told "no, they're all gone."
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Old 07-04-2015, 07:44 AM   #7
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... I would hazard most of us would rather risk droning on-topic posts than coming upon this thread in a web search a few years down the line and wishing the details had been posted...
OK, if I get another response asking for them, I'll post them next week, when I'm home from the convention I'm currently at.
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Old 07-04-2015, 10:40 AM   #8
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I was once lucky enough to get three dice with pyramids instead of 1-pips as bonuses in a Warehouse23 order. (One die was a different colour from the other two, so they're useful for both GURPS and In Nomine.) Much like the skull dice mentioned above, the 6 face is just six pips.

It wouldn't hurt to ask whether they still have those - the worst that can happen is that you're told "no, they're all gone."
They're still available.
http://www.warehouse23.com/products/pyramid-dice-mixed
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Old 07-05-2015, 02:57 PM   #9
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A really bizarre, albeit expensive, form of dice.
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Old 07-05-2015, 03:50 PM   #10
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A really bizarre, albeit expensive, form of dice.
Since we're still in the GURPS forum, I should point out that they also do 3d6 triple rings, with numbers or pips. Search for "3d6". I'm actually kind of tempted, but trans-Atlantic returns if the sizing doesn't work out could get expensive.
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