Your Dicebag and You. What makes a perfect Dicebag


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I am in the market for an actual dicebag and I've been searching game stores and online sources for a good bag. I know a lot of people use Crown Royal bags and then theres leather ones and chainmail ones but I cant make up my mind. If you were looking to buy or make a new dicebag, what features would you look for and what would you think would make the perfect dicebag?

I'd love to hear from the community what they think.

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Well, my current dice bag is one of the Dungeons & Dragons bags that came with the set WotC released a year or so back. I the same bag comes with the 'new' dice set they sell. I like it for the D&D logo.

If I were to buy a new bag, and I am considering it, it would llikely be one of Chaosiums Cthulhu themed bags to match the Cthulhu dice that I use.

Irda Ranger

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If you were looking to buy or make a new dicebag, what features would you look for and what would you think would make the perfect dicebag?
Big. I have lots of dice.

Light. Dice are heavy enough. No leather or chainmail.

Quiet. Doubly no chainmail.

A good cinch mechanism. You don't want to lose dice. Many of the drawstrings and such are actually lousy for this, particularly leather ones. I got a really nice bag some years ago but the string is too smooth (it's silk) and doesn't hold a knot.

A circular base. This is a personal taste, but I like my dice bag to sit on the table open without flopping over. For that it needs a real "bottom piece", like the base of a column.

I think wine bottle bags are an excellent choice for repurposing as dice bags. Here's an example, which even a Michigan grad would have to admit meets my above listed criteria.



Except no substitutes.


I actually don't like dicebags - I prefer using a small Tupperware container, because I can get the dice I want out of it much more easily. I also have it packed to the gills, so it rattles much less than a bag.


I went with a small Plano Tackle Box I bought at Target for a couple bucks.

It's just about perfect for sorting & storing dice. :)

:eek: You segregate your dice. I tried that once. My d12s cried because they never got any action and they couldn't talk to any of the others. My first barbarian had less hit points than the rogue. He didn't last long. They are happier now that everyone is back in general population, but they still seem sad. Maybe my next fighter will use a great axe. Don't segregate your dice :)


My mother is a professional embroiderer and so I had her make up some bags with dragons embroidered on them. They're very cool.

But, for maximum capacity, I've found that the cloth wine-bottle bags are actually pretty close to perfect.



I gave up my dice bags for a felt-lined wooden box that opens flat on the table. Thay way, the dice are all on one side ready to roll on the other side. The box actually contained wine tools, but I bought it to convert to my uses. I had a run of bad rolls on an uneven table, so I really value having a true surface on which to roll.

The box replaced 2 bags. One was a soft white leather beaded shaman's bag purchased on a Native American reservation. The other was a canvas bag from a Bahamian sail maker's shop.

Fallen Seraph

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I have this horrible, horrible colour palette/theme addiction. So as such the perfect dice bag is the one that colour(s) match the colour palette/theme of that setting being played in. Same goes with dice and everything else :p

It really can get annoying at times actually, lol.


-Get a leather type piece of material about 1 foot square.
-Draw and cut it to a circle as close to the 1 foot square as you can.
-Punch holes around the circle 1 inch apart and 1/2 inch in from the edge.
-Take a piece of leather lanyard and weave into the holes
-*Length of lanyard needed depends on method, one closure or two
-Tie off ends of lanyard and put a bead of something on the end to stop lanyard from pulling back through the holes.

You can put gromets in the holes to make them stronger, and make the bag smaller if you want.

You would also take and sew the side and bottom of the bag up with two square pieces and have a leather pouch with the laces weaved at the top, but it won't open up all the way and cross stitching is a little longer in making the bag this way.


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My dice bag is decidedly uncool. Many years ago I bought a gallon bag of dice off of ebay because I was tired of there never being enough dice when I played at college. I've given most of those dice away over the years to people I've played with that didn't own dice of their own. I don't have a ton of them left, but more than enough for a few people to play with if need be, but I don't give them away anymore. Anyway I still carry them around in the ziploc bag they came in. I like the clear bag I can see which dice I'm after without having to get them all out.


I still keep my dice in the chessex clear plastic square tubes that the dice come in.

Although I am wanting to start using altoid tins, to organize them more.

Once, I had a beautiful dicebag. A friend actually made it for me; she knitted little green and purple beads, and it glittered and stuff. But I lost it during a move.
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Because I don't feel the need to transport every die I've ever owned with my, I get by with a pretty small bag. It just needs to hold my cthulhu dice set (which I wouldn't dare anger by using a different one) plus a few d6s for extra rolling.

That said, I have a slightly larger leather bag that I use to hold my dice bag, a short length pencil, extra eraser, small mini transport cube, and a few other bits. That way, I have an assortment of useful items all together.


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I agree, accept no substitute. I use a strict system of rules, refined over decades of gaming, concerning Crown Royal dice bags.

1. You must first empty the dice bag.
2. A bottle with liquid in it must remain in its bag, for its own protection.
3. Once the bottle can safely be removed, place your dice in the bag.
4. Take care of your bag, keep it in the floor in a corner, use the empty bag as a drink coaster during the game, wet it slightly and use it wipe marker off the battlemat. If desperate, use it for personal hygiene situations (runny nose, split lip).
5. A bag that becomes fouled in any manner is not a proper receptacle for dice. If your bag picks up a water mark, a stain, a bit of bodily fluid, a smudge of ink from a wet erase marker, etc., the bag must be discarded and rule 6 implemented as quickly as possible.
6. Replace your fouled bag with a new Crown Royal bag from the store. Move back to Rule 1.


Except no substitutes.

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