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RGB is coming to D&D with Pixels' customisable dice

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RGB is coming to D&D with Pixels' upcoming customisable dice

RGB is coming to D&D with Pixels' customisable dice

Tabletop Role-Playing-Games are all about customisation, be it in the form of unique characters, settings, quests or monsters. This enthusiasm often extends to other aspects of these games, with stylised die, character artwork and painted miniatures being commonplace amongst hardcore D&D groups. 

In an effort to bring this customisation to new levels, Pixels has decided to bring RGB lighting to the world of tabletop RPGs, with plans to create illuminated D4, D6, D8, D10 / D100, D12 and D20 dice. These dice will be customisable using Bluetooth on Android and iOS devices, allowing these dice of delivering a rainbow of colour on a roll or unique lighting whenever critical hits or natural 1s are rolled. 

Later this year, Pixels plans to start a Kickstarter campaign to fund the manufacturing of their product, stating that they have plans to offer multiple base colour schemes as well as other alternative designs. This Kickstarter is due to start in, or around, June 2020. 

These dice can be charged using an inductive charging case, with integrated Bluetooth support enabling user customizability. These dice are expected to cost $25-30 per die and be fairly well balanced (this will need to be confirmed by a 3rd party). Here's what pixels have to say about the balance of their die on their website's FAQ section. 

 

ARE THE DICE BALANCED?

They are very close. Thanks to their construction, the dice don’t have any major air pocket or heavy side that would cause them to be uneven.

 



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29-01-2020, 06:34:47

Dark NighT
I have no words... Unless the hardware in there is perfectly centered, those dice won't be rolling so smoothly and always favor a side, this is so stupid.Quote

29-01-2020, 06:43:08

MiNo
^What he said.

Who could possibly even stop to consider a die that is only "fairly well balanced".

Fix that, and it would be fun and finally a sort of useful implementation of "RGB".Quote

29-01-2020, 06:55:44

tgrech
Surely they just use counterweights(Or adjusted the battery placement) to ensure the die is still balanced? It's not too hard to calculate what masses you need where to ensure essentially perfect balanceQuote

29-01-2020, 06:56:27

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dark NighT View Post
I have no words... Unless the hardware in there is perfectly centered, those dice won't be rolling so smoothly and always favor a side, this is so stupid.
Quote:
Originally Posted by MiNo View Post
^What he said.

Who could possibly even stop to consider a die that is only "fairly well balanced".

Fix that, and it would be fun and finally a sort of useful implementation of "RGB".
I have updated the article to reflect what Pixels had to say on their FAQ page. I agree that balance is a huge concern here, as badly balanced die can ruin games.

Their actual quote on the matter is that they are "very close". I wouldn't pay $30 for a single die, but I certainly wouldn't pay $30 for a chance of having an imbalanced die. There's a reason why I only buy Chessex ATM.Quote

29-01-2020, 06:58:12

Warchild
Weighted dice will suddenly pop up as a common accusation for any winners in this area. These would never be allowed for competitions thats for sure.

Even a 0.5% imbalance can throw doubt on the matter.

This would be one of those dragons den ideas that get laughed off, or voted as terrible.Quote
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