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Brandon: I once made a dice tower based on the Porkins’ Dice Tower and helped Tarehna make a birdhouse themed dice tower for herself. You can get a good look at them both in this video! In that video you can also see a dice tower I purchased from Troll Works with cashy money. Well, with an electronic card thing over the internets. Thank you internets and thank you cashy electronic card thing. The first dice tower I purchased from Troll Works is a Memoir ’44 themed dice tower and I love it. The construction is excellent and the fake little rivets are all turned different directions. This dice tower fits in so well with the theme of the game. A Glen Miller playlist on Pandora, Memoir ’44,  and this dice tower (pictured below) make for an excellent evening.

It came completely flat and I got to assemble it!

It came completely flat and I got to assemble it!

I enjoyed the Memoir ’44 tower so much I kept going back and looking at the Trollworks Etsy shop. One of the products that stood out to me was a fold-down (or up) tower. It appeared to have the same great quality as the dice tower I had purchased and presented additional benefits. It folded up, or down, or both. Space saver! Also, there’s a lid that goes on the top so that you can plop your dice in it, put the lid on, fold it up (or down), and travel to your next adventure!

I had a dilemma on my hands though. I already had a Memoir ’44 themed dice tower, and I was eyeing yet another Memoir ’44 themed dice tower. I couldn’t do it. There was no way that I could justify two Memoir ’44 themed dice towers. Or could I? No! I could not. Not to worry. Zpocalypse to the rescue! I did a review of Zpocalypse for the now defunct Zombease.com, but you can read the text of that interview at my BGG page. You can also read my review of the excellent expansion Zmergency. How did this help? Time for a zombie themed dice tower! It is a thing of beauty.

Toxic Dice Tower

Toxic Dice Tower

I can report that the construction and attention to detail are excellent. The dice flow and bump their way to the built in tray. The dice tower folds down (or up) and, with the lid on, does in fact keep my dice within for travel. The color is an excellent toxic green and really accentuates the feel of a game of Zpocalypse.

I do, however, have two issues. First, I wish I had purchased these in the reverse format. The fold-down (or up) tower seems more appropriate for Memoir ’44 to me. But that’s just me. Or maybe it’s you too. Go us! Second, I feel like I need to purchase all of the dice towers Troll Works has to offer. Castle designs, Star Wars (or Trek), Cthulhu, D&D. So many options. Unfortunately, I don’t have the space and I’m pretty sure that my being in grad school means my cashy money electronic card thingy just won’t be able to handle the strain. And that’s not all! Troll Works also offers box inserts and various game accessories. You should check it all out.

Visit Troll Works at this fabulous internet location and tell them Brandon sent you.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/Trollmanufacturing

They don’t know who I am, but maybe they will if you tell them often enough.

Oh! I almost forgot to mention the lovely smell of freshly laser etched wood! Yum!

 

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Thursday Thoughts: Accessories

What do you add to your games?

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News Nov. 4, 2014

Really cool story and resources about Parkes Library Tabletop Superheroes.

Get caught up on the Witcher Adventure Game.

There is a new Ticket To Ride World Champion. Oh, apparently their was some controversy

I love Memoir ’44, but I’m not that great at it. Luckily, there is a strategy guide!

Can’t wait for Pandemic The Cure? Tough.

Something very, very shiny!

You may have read my interview with Cartography creator Jon Adams. Well, the Kickstarter surpassed its goal. There are still 9 days to contribute if you want.

 

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News Nov. 4, 2014

Really cool story and resources about Parkes Library Tabletop Superheroes.

Get caught up on the Witcher Adventure Game.

There is a new Ticket To Ride World Champion. Oh, apparently their was some controversy

I love Memoir ’44, but I’m not that great at it. Luckily, there is a strategy guide!

Can’t wait for Pandemic The Cure? Tough.

Something very, very shiny!

You may have read my interview with Cartography creator Jon Adams. Well, the Kickstarter surpassed its goal. There are still 9 days to contribute if you want.

 

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Tuesday Talks: Music

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Gaming Drink Coaster! What?!

We recently purchased an old copy of Axis and Allies via The Craigslist. You know which version. The cool version. The one from 1984! How Orwellian! Not really, but possibly a bit racist as the Japanese pieces are yellow…
Here it is!
Axis&Allies
So anyway, the guy we bought it from said it was complete, but he was, sadly, mistaken. What to do? To the internets!!! I found this amazing website: http://www.historicalboardgaming.com/
You should go to there now and glory in its wonder. Or wonder at its glory. One or both of those.
I did both and then I purchased the replacement parts I needed. I have nothing to compare it to, but the prices seemed extremely reasonable to me. And the shipping was quick. So quick! But I digress, or inform, or both!
Back on track: When my parts arrived there was a free gift with purchase. A coaster! An Axis & Allies coaster. What?! Amazing! Here’s a picture for you:
A&A&Coaster
So, I asked myself “Could it be possible this is a thing they sell? How can I find out?” To the internets! Again, go to this website: wait, no, go to this link on the website: http://www.historicalboardgaming.com/search.asp?keyword=coaster&search=GO

I immediately added the coasters not in my possession to my internet shopping cart. And then I had a thought: “Oh, that’s like a symbol of the Third Reich right there on that coaster. Do I want that? Do I want to put that in front of friends who come over for gaming?” And then I had the thought: “Yeah. I mean, I already have Axis & Allies which has lots of tiny little Nazis in it…” So I clicked “yes send me these things I have asked for”.
Here they are. Both sides:

Coaster Side 2
Coaster Side 1

I like having them. They are a nice and inexpensive accessory. One thing I would recommend if you also purchase your own set from the internets is to spray them with a little Scotch Guard. They soak up liquid pretty good and I can see them wearing out fast. So, Scotch Guard! So far we haven’t used them while playing Axis & Allies, but we have used them while playing Memoir ’44 with Glen Miller playing in the background.

One other issue, they sent me another free coaster with purchase. I feel like I need to order more to complete that set, but then what if they send me another free coaster? I’m onto you, Historical Board Gaming, and I like it.

So, there you go. An entirely way too long post about coasters. Gaming drink coasters! What?!

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