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Lately, I've been thinking about rolling trays. I do have a small one for DnD, but let's just say that for 40k, it's a bit on the small side.

So, I wanted to ask, does anyone around here use dice trays, and what size do you have?

   
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Upstate, New York

 Dolnikan wrote:
Lately, I've been thinking about rolling trays. I do have a small one for DnD, but let's just say that for 40k, it's a bit on the small side.

So, I wanted to ask, does anyone around here use dice trays, and what size do you have?


I use a KR accessory tray. It’s $15, but pushed me over the free shipping limit, so was basically free. Roughly 6”x9”



Overall happy with it. Keeps my stuff together when on the go, and the dice from scattering all over the table.

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Anti-Armour Swiss Guard






Newcastle, OZ

I have 2.

One is a folding one (the corners snap together, but it packs flat for travel) the other was made from a "picture box" type frame used by crafters.

With the glass removed and I lined it with felt. I've never needed to roll more than 20 dice at a time, though.

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Total gimmick, but I backed a kickstarter for dice trays that converted into dice bags. I got a drop pod and a dragon egg.




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Longtime Dakkanaut





Yes and its made from a photo-frame. Its felt-lined to reduce the sound, which can be annoying for others in the household.

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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

I've one of those KR Multicase dice trays too

https://warminiatures.wordpress.com/2018/08/01/kr-multicase-review/


Neat thing is those older GW metal dice tins that they used to sell (which still turn up on ebay fairly regularly) actually just fit inside so you can hold counters in a tin and then have more space for dice and such.

   
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I'll use a box top if one happens to be near the table(probably from transporting the army), otherwise nothing.

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I use this. It's a wooden tray from some fancy chocolates or something. I lined it with some green felt for that classy casino look

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Fixture of Dakka





West Michigan, deep in Whitebread, USA

I used one of those shelf-sitting inspirational frames from Hobby Lobby, and simply laid it down and lined it with a sheet of craft foam to silence the dice. Looks like Vim's above, now. I think it cost me 8 dollars.

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I made the classic IKEA RIBBA picture frame Dice Tray.

https://www.ikeahackers.net/2015/06/board-gaming-dice-tray-using-ribba-frame.html

Most people use the 23x23 square one, I have the smallest size one so I could travel with it.

Paint the "glass" black, put the cardboard backing over it, glue on some coloured felt. Cheap, easy to make, and looks the business imho.
   
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Koplow Dice Tray:

https://www.amazon.com/KOPLOW-GAMES-11888-Koplow-Dice/dp/B000XVG8XY
   
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Foul Dwimmerlaik






Minneapolis, MN

 AegisGrimm wrote:
I used one of those shelf-sitting inspirational frames from Hobby Lobby, and simply laid it down and lined it with a sheet of craft foam to silence the dice. Looks like Vim's above, now. I think it cost me 8 dollars.



Craft foam and a picture frame is the best way to go. It's cheap, easy to make, readily available, and looks pretty good.


   
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Aren't there some tournaments that ban the use of dice trays?


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Upstate, New York

General Hobbs wrote:


Aren't there some tournaments that ban the use of dice trays?



Why?

The only reason I could think of is that if someone had a high-sided tray it might make it more difficult to see the dice for your opponent. Or its fixed size and shape makes it easier to do trick throws and cheat with dice.

But honestly, the potential for slightly easier cheating is outweighed by not having to track down rouge dice scattering everywhere and avoiding arguments on cocked and leaning dice. There might be someone running a tournament out there somewhere that disagrees. If so, I suspect they had to make the rule because they had one known bad apple exploiting a dice tray somehow.

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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

Are we mixing up dice trays with dice towers? I could see some places perhaps banning dice towers if they proved rather loud to roll or had issues with them etc.... But a dice tray is just a tray, if its used to make trick dice rolling easier that's one thing, but in the end all its doing for most people is stopping the dice rolling all over the place.

   
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I really, really want the Warhmmer Community one :(

   
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 CragHack wrote:
I really, really want the Warhmmer Community one :(


You mean the one that you have to spend $500.00 USD on a "new project" (i.e. product from a game system that you don't already play) to get? Yeah, I was interested for a minute until the Warhammer store manager explained the absolute bs circus act you had to perform to get one.
   
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That was probably the Warhammer Citadel one. Wrhammer Community one was sold as event exclusive thing for a 'reasonable' price. Looks really great, though. And ideal if you use FW or GW plastic/resin boards.

   
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 CragHack wrote:
That was probably the Warhammer Citadel one. Wrhammer Community one was sold as event exclusive thing for a 'reasonable' price. Looks really great, though. And ideal if you use FW or GW plastic/resin boards.


Ah, right. The wooden one. I think the Warhammer Cafe in TX has them on the shelf that you can just buy. At least they used to. I know a couple of people who got one there.
   
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Cary, NC

I have one. A good friend got me one at some tabletop gaming event he attended. It is very nice-a bit larger than most dice trays, with higher sides-so better suited for rolling larger amounts of dice than typical RPG sessions. Not terribly portable, though, due to the same larger size.

You could probably emulate it pretty well by finding a wooden box/tray of the size you want and getting a neoprene mat of the appropriate size printed from a mat-making company that does custom graphics.

 
   
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Fixture of Dakka





West Michigan, deep in Whitebread, USA

Mine said something about "Grandmas Are the Best", or something, before I stuck down a square of purple 3mm craft foam. It's only 8"x8" so I can travel easily with it (and most of the skirmish games I play don't need more than 5 or 6 die at a time rolled, so it isn't cramped). The sides are only about 1" tall, so it's easy to see the dice even when they do into the corners, and I have yet to have any "escape". My first Dice Tray attempt used much thick craft foam, and it was like dropping dice onto a damn trampoline, and they kept flying out.

I usually like the clatter of dice rolling, but the craft foam actually helps them roll better, rather than hit and just sort of "slide". Especially with D4's when I use it for RPG's, which are terrible for just plunking down and sliding along on one face.

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Minneapolis, MN

I forgot that i use my vaultz pencil box that i commandeered into my portable wargaming accessory container (dice, tape measure, etc, you know the drill), that works likes a dice tray when opened and laying flat on te table.

Its been awhile since ive played a game outside of my house...

Its just big enough to be usedas a dice tray and still keep all your crap on the other side of the box. (4"W x 8"L x 1"D per side)

They can usually be found at walmart for less than $3. Dont pay over $10 for it, as you can find them everywhere. Even dollar general.



   
 
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