Retro Dice

A few weeks ago, while at a local hobby store (Millennium Games - nice store if you’re in the Rochester, NY area), I started to dive through the big box of random dice they have for fun. I quickly discovered what looked like a yellow retro-styled d20. It reminded me of the dice I had when I was a kid. They might be from the red box (Basic Dungeons & Dragons), though I don’t recall. The color was about the same as was the lettering.

A couple of minutes later, I had all but a d8 pulled out. I was frustrated. Did they not have it?! It became my mission to find one. I had to have this set, and so I dug in more, nosily scrambling through this massive box of dice. About 5 minutes later, when I was on the verge of giving up and almost in tears, I found it, possibly the only d8 of its kind in there. Mission accomplished!

Having this set is not only a huge nostalgic trip for me but an excellent piece for my collection. While they are not the same dice (the old ones got damaged very easily at the corners), I’m unsure if I will ever play with them. If I ever come across a vintage set, maybe I will put those away and start playing with these. Who knows.

Anyway, why are you still reading this, go buy some dice!