Once a week I sift through the millions of Etsy listings to find the best in geek chic for Blog@ readers. Last week I showcased some sweet geek hats to keep you warm this brisk winter, today I’m shifting gears to something specific – Dungeons & Dragons. I got to discussing it this past weekend with some geek gal pals and it reminded me how much I miss playing. So, without further ado, here are some nifty D&D related products I found on Etsy.
As if you didn’t have enough reason to be scared of what your d20 might do, user Geeklore created this vicious Chomp’d20. For $55 you can squeeze the back of the d20/Chain Chompie amalgamation and eat whichever player is annoying you the most. Or some potato chips.
If you live and breathe Dungeons & Dragons, I’m thinking you might need these RPG Dice Wall Decals to decorate your abode. User seanhexed created six decals, approximately eight-inches in diameter each. Yours for $29.50.
Sometimes you need a place to put…stuff. In game it’s very handy to have a bag of holding, which can hold anything from your lunch to your party’s halfling rogue. Well in real life you can have your very own Die of Holding. $120 from user SmartPencilDesigns, the die is a handcrafted leather d20 and measures a decent eight-inches. No guarantees on being able to hold anything larger than it’s size though. Shucks.
For the little gamer-to-be in your household, I highly suggest this set of My First Gaming Dice for $30. User geekyandcheeky has created fantastic soft replicas of the usual gaming dice, safer when thrown and I’d assume digestible if accidentally swallowed.
And finally, for the distinguished gaming party, how about a Gamer Ready Tea Set? User OlBlueHairsOddities includes a dice bag tray, d8 teapot and six d6 cups with the set for $60.
As always, bear in mind, since Etsy is a craft website and not a commercial, mass-market dealer, items are almost always one-of-a-kind or in very limited availability. When you see something you like, buy it. It may not be there the next time you surf round. (Yes, it’s a very dangerous site for your wallet.) Also, since most items are created individually, many sellers are willing to customize something specifically to suit your needs. Just ask!