Wednesday 23 February 2011

Glowing Critical Hit Dice

I spend a lot of time trawling the Internet and I often come across articles, games or products that excite my imagination. But when I discovered the Critical Hit LED d20 all I could think of was "It must be Mine!" This is an extract of the description on the website ThinkGeek:

"PLAYERS: You know that amazing feeling you get when you roll a crit? The sight of the "20" on your die blasts straight up into the pleasure center of your brain and you feel like a million astral diamonds. Then you get to roll an obscene amount of dice and tally up the damage. Imagine all of that, but your d20 flashes red to let everyone at the table know just how awesome you are.

GMs: For starters, we'll let you know that we did our very best to ensure the Critical Hit LED d20 Die is weighted as evenly as possible considering the electronics inside. The Die will gently illuminate your face with an evil red glow when you roll a crit behind the screen. Since every GM has a wee bit of sadist inside, we knew you'd love that."

I could wax lyrical about my instant love of this product but I guess most readers (especially D&D players) will understand perfectly. This is a dice born from the deepest geeky desires of our ill spent youth. When I roll a crit I want to roar with satisfaction and anticipation of the damage I'm about to inflict. Punching the air and bellowing "By the Power of Greyskull" just isn't enough. Now my dice will celebrate with me and all will bow down before is glowing red awesomeness! Life is sweet.


  1. $9.99 from Amazon

    I'd like to apologise in advance, but I just can't help myself.

  2. £10! Lordy!

    In some of our rule sets (such as Principles of War) a 20 denotes a disaster. Perhaps they can bring one out that sounds a siren followed by the opening bars of Beethoven's 5th - with a skull and crossbones replacing the '20'.

    Looks fun though.

  3. Lee - if you're buying one you might as well make it two.

  4. What a great find! Thanks, this is going on my to-get list.

  5. 10 Dollars, so a little over £6 GBP. Still expensive but worth it I think.

  6. No apology required. To me, that looks like a prudent investment....

  7. What can say. Oh my God, my dice are flashing. Nurse, the screens.....

  8. Cool! but £6!!!!! I think I'll stick with the non flasy type!

  9. Our DM just received one as a way belated christmas gift.

    So he used it that night until we protested the extremely high number of crits he rolled with it.

    Its weighted and predisposes to the 20. It's cool, if you are the one rolling it. But if you're on the receiving end of max damage, no good.


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