Quick, Dirty, (Ugly), and Functional Dice Tower

I needed a dice tower quickly for a face-to-face session tomorrow. Being cheap, I didn't want to spend $15-20 and order one online. Also, I didn't want to spend several hours in a woodworking shop. I put this dice tower together in about 30 minutes using only a box, pocket knife, and glue. I didn't even measure the pieces (which is obvious upon close inspection). Everything was eyeballed. I post this to show how easily it can be done with common things you have around the house. If you are not concerned with aesthetic beauty or long-term durability but only function, I encourage you to try it. '

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Comment by Nathan on March 4, 2012 at 5:14pm

@Anthony - we still get (friendly) debates about dice not landing flat, and the occasional die that decides to jump out and land on the table. In my little towers I even get dice landing on top of other dice. Then you have issues with people rolling 5 dice, then rolling 5 more, and the 5 extra 'upset' the result of the original 5 dice rolled.

Comment by Anthony Hicks on March 4, 2012 at 2:57pm

At least the dice tower prevents arguments. "The dice rolling program is not really random." "My opponent does not really roll his dice, just drops them on the table." whaa, whaa. My cheap little tower short-circuits any complaints (mine included). 

Comment by Kev on March 4, 2012 at 10:04am

it is perfectly reasonable to 3 12s in a row.....or not.... just not when you want them.

Comment by Robert Ryan on March 4, 2012 at 6:46am

Ania & Steve; I know,  I was joking...I am am well aware of the not so random vassal die roller ...lol  

Comment by Steve Arthur on March 3, 2012 at 8:27pm

For the record Robert,Tom Stearns and I recently brought up the die roller matter on a Vassal user FB site after a lot of seemingly non-random die roll results in our on going game of 'Ardennes 44'...I have to tell you that this was vehemently repudiated by Joel (the guy who generously maintains Vassal entirely at his own expense) who stated that the die roller had been extensively tested for randomness...under the circumstances we were prepared to accept this..  

Comment by Robert Ryan on March 3, 2012 at 7:15am

What ! Who needs a dice tower when Vassal has a fantastic and totally random die roll generator built in....lol

Comment by Enrico CS Viglino on March 2, 2012 at 9:39pm

"For me, rolling on the board adds too much risk of knocking down what it took an hour to set up. " 


I see you understand what I mean by 'excitement' 

Comment by Anthony Hicks on March 2, 2012 at 8:20pm

Yes, it is hard to get some of the older ones. Stonewall in the Valley and Stonewall's Last Battle can be had for decent prices but the others are much more difficult. They have a new one in print, Battle Above the Clouds, that is also beautiful and plays great. The reprint of the first game of the series, Stonewall Jackson's Way II, is due out this spring from MMP. I have been able to collect five games from the series but Roads to Gettysburg and On to Richmond can only be had for a pretty penny. 

Comment by Steve Arthur on March 2, 2012 at 8:14pm

GCAW nice looking games..but expensive!!

Comment by Anthony Hicks on March 2, 2012 at 7:57pm

We played Here Come the Rebels from the Great Campaigns of the American Civil War series. We did the McClellan's Opportunity scenario. It was a close-cut affair that basically ended in a draw. 

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