We have a gaming focus on the Once and Future Podcast this week! What could supplement podcast guest Marc Tassin's game of the World of Aetaltis better than a cool set of dice? You might have seen PolyHero Dice on Kickstarter. Their Warrior Set and more recently, their Wizard Set, have been getting a lot of attention. Not only do they have unique shapes, but they come in gorgeous colors as well. I heard many a gamer say, "Oooh, pretty, I'd love to add that to my collection!"
But how do these dice measure up as far as actual gaming goes? Are they are good as regular polyhedral dice?
When I got my set of PolyHero Warrior Dice, I took them out to give them a roll. Immediately I eyed the d20. It had such a strange shape, I had my doubts as far as rollability. So I gave it a roll.
Yep. That's good enough for me! After rolling it several more times, I found that yes, indeed, it did give random results, landing on both sides.
All of the dice, in fact, passed the random roll test. While they didn't have the same heft as other polyhedral dice, I think that would have been a hindrance to these, with their unique shapes. They actually need to be light enough to roll, and I think their mission is accomplished.
Now, you'll notice I said there was a Warrior set of dice and a Wizard set. Is there a difference? Yes. They have different shapes, in order to capture the aesthetic and inventory items of the different classes. They also come in different colors.
PolyHero also has a game you can play with a friend using your unique dice called Knight Fight. In this game, you use your dice as weapons, and go head to head with other knights. You'll need two sets of dice, but any polyhedral dice could be used.
I have a set of Crimson PolyHero Warrior Dice and a set of the Knight Fight cards to giveaway to a lucky fan of the Once and Future Podcast!!
Melanie R. Meadors is an author of science fiction and fantasy, blogger at The Once and Future Podcast, and a professional author publicist. She is also the editor of Hath No Fury, an anthology currently on Kickstarter. You can find her at her website, melaniermeadors.com, on Facebook, and Twitter, @melaniermeadors.