Deffskulls Dice Bag

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Dice Bag Sale!

20% off sale at Greyed Out! Click on the image to get to my Etsy shop. Use coupon code SAVE20 to get the discount.

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Middle Earth 1

I got my hands on some incredible Middle Earth fabric, and turned it into what I best – a dice bag. You can find it in my Etsy shop if you’d like to pick one up.

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Hackmaster dungeon bagAdventure Time!

Hackmaster plus Classic Dungeon Dice Bag = epic gaming!

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Classic Dungeon Map Dice Bag by Greyed Out

Classic Dungeon Map Dice Bag by Greyed Out. Gray suede and dungeon map fabric, 4.5″ tall, 4″ square base, double drawstring closure. Fully reversible.

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Torn Armor Kickstarter is now live!

If you’re a fan of skirmish level miniature games, you owe it to yourself to check out the Kickstarter campaign for Torn Armor.  A mere $75 pledge gets you the full game, and one of the higher pledge levels gets you all sorts of cool bonuses, like any and all miniatures from stretch goals that get unlocked as the campaign progresses.  

 

The miniatures include a variety of cool figs, including some really great-looking stretch goals, like a rhino-headed colossal battle platform type mini on a 120mm base; that’s the size of a cd, to give you some perspective.  

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Greyed Out Productions is proud to announce its first giveaway! Simply “Like” our Facebook page to enter a drawing one month from today, on March 12th. The prize is the dice bag shown below, sewn in gunmetal gray suede with a green clover lining – it’s reversible too!

If Greyed Out receives 200 “Likes” for our Facebook page by the 12th of March, I’ll give away *two* dice bags… so please share and spread the word where you can!

On March 12th I’ll do a random drawing for the winner, and then announce it on the Greyed Out Facebook page on the next day.

You can find Greyed Out Productions on Facebook and on Etsy – note that you must “Like” the Facebook page in order to enter the contest!

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Circle Orboros Inspired Dice Bag

Pattern is based on the runes that Circle Orboros warlocks show when casting spells.

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I’ve been roleplaying in various games like Shadowrun, Dungeons and Dragons, and so on since high school. I also started playing Warhammer 40,000 in high school, and in 2005 or so I began playing Warmachine. All of these games use dice of various denominations to determine a multitude of issues during gameplay.

I have always had terrible luck with dice.

I am the guy who will need to roll a five on two 6-sided dice(2d6) to hit an enemy model, and will roll a 3 and a 1. Or who will roll triple 1′s on a crucial attack roll. Or miss 14 out of 16 possible attacks, because the dice just aren’t cutting it. I’ve always been that guy.

People have commented on it, and I’ve always thought it was somewhat amusing, that I can’t roll high numbers to save my life. Until a few weeks ago, when it happened again, and my opponent said something along the lines of “I have bad luck with dice, but you probably have the worst rolls I’ve ever seen”. That was when I decided that I had to change something. I needed to take action and find a fix for my dice. So I approached David, my friendly local game store owner, and told him I’d like to order new dice.

I had used Chessex and Games Workshop dice for years, and due to being a Shadowrun player, where 6-sided dice are rolled in the dozens sometimes, I had a big block of 36 12-mm dice in the color “Strawberry”.  Meaning red speckled with bright green pips.  They’re small dice, and a handful is about a dozen dice.  I’d also heard that the Games Workshop dice(12mm, red and black dice with white pips) were often terrible rollers and not terribly well made.  “Superstition and poppycock!”, I cried.

In an effort to try something new, I ordered slightly larger dice – 16mm Chessex “Recon” dice.  Green with white pips.  These come in a block of 12.  As luck would have it, they failed to arrive in time for last night’s Warmachine games, so I made due with the only two larger 6-siders that I had in my dice bags.  And lo and behold…. my dice rolls were mostly average and not terrible.  I’ve come to suspect that one of the causes of my years of bad die rolls was the small size of the dice I was using, especially after the games I played last night.  So I’m very much looking forward to trying new dice and seeing the results.

 

Chessex – if any of your reps are reading this, I’d be happy to test any dice you’re willing to send my way!  I ordered the Recon, but I’m partial to any speckled dice you make, particularly Stealth, Ninja, and Water or Veronica.  *grin*

The last few months have been very busy at for both myself and Greyed Out Productions.  I ended up with a large surge of dice bag orders beginning near the end of November, and ongoing to the end of December.  I’m not sure if someone found a Greyed Out product they liked and reviewed it to thousands of readers, or if the holiday season is simply when more people go searching online for gifts both handmade and manufactured.  Either way, I’ve been busy sewing dice bags for the last several weeks, and still have a few orders to catch up on.  It’s been incredible, and I’m hugely thankful to every one of my customers.

One thing I do know is that Graven Games reviewed a couple of Greyed Out dice bags, and that I’ve already seen several orders as a result.  Graven Games is based in the UK, and the last week has seen orders with United Kingdom mailing addresses, so it’s a logical conclusion that the review caused the orders.  It was also pointed out to me by a customer that Tabletop Gaming News posted a link to the Graven Games review.

As the new year approaches, I’m already thinking ahead to 2013 and to a few things I’d like to do differently in the coming months.  I want to build up stock, so that I can reduce my shipping times.  I do make all Greyed Out dice bags myself, and a stock of already-finished dice bags would allow me to ship within 1-2 days rather than the current 3-6.  I also want to seek out more opportunities for having my dice bags reviewed, and may look into craft fairs or conventions here in the area as well.  I have no experience with selling locally, so it would be a learning experience for me.

Life-wise, the year is ending well.  We had our Christmas celebration a week early, when my wife’s mom came to visit for a weekend.  The days afterwards were weird, as I kept thinking that Christmas was already over, and had to keep reminding myself that the rest of the world didn’t celebrate the day on the 17th.  I received several very cool gifts for Christmas, including a few Moleskines(limited edition Hobbit kind), a book on the sketchbooks of various authors and illustrators, new boots, wine, art, and a few roleplaying books.

I now own the Hackmaster Player’s Handbook and the Hacklopedia of Beasts, and Kenzerco has outdone themselves on the production values for both.  These are incredible books, both faux leatherbound, 400 page hardcovers.  I can’t wait to start running a Hackmaster game, and I may already have several interested parties.  Earlier, around Thanksgiving, Kenzerco had a Black Friday sale, offering 50 issues of Knights of the Dinner Table for $50.  I snapped up the deal, and am now actually mostly caught up with the magazine.  I’m still missing a few issues here and there, but for the most part, the entire collection is mine.  It’s hard to believe that the magazine started around 1996-97; I was in high school at that point, and although I can’t remember when I first picked up an issue, the comic/magazine is one of the pillars of my high school roleplaying experience; nobody I knew was like the characters, and yet they were easy to identify with.  Issue 200 is closing in fast, and the magazine is still as great to read as it was in high school.

2013 is going to bring new challenges and tasks, but I’m looking forward to it.  I want to see Greyed Out Productions grow, and I want to take on some challenges for myself as well.