Win a Free Hex Dice Chest – One Day Only!

by Ameron (Derek Myers) on October 31, 2014

dice-chest-01If it’s one things games never have enough of, it’s dice. And with a massive collection of dice comes the inevitable problem of where to store them all. Well, if you’re sick of keeping you dice in a purple, crushed-velvet Crown Royal bag then you should check out Hex Dice Chests.

Quentin and Dan are just a couple of gamers with a passion for woodworking. They’ve got an extremely successful Kickstarter campaign on right now where you can order your own Hex Dice Chest. It’s already 1,000% funded! The Kickstarter runs until the end of day Sunday, November 2. Check it out.

Now if you think these Hex Dice Chests are just the thing for you, but you’re a bit short of funds right now, you’re in luck. Quentin and Dan have graciously donated 4 free Hex Dice Chests to our readers. We’ve decided the fairest way to dole out these prizes is to have a random drawing.

How to Enter

There are three ways to enter. You can enter all three ways.

  1. Leave us a comment below telling us about your favourite character from any game you’ve every played and your name will be entered into the draw.
  2. Follow me on Twitter (@ameron_dm) and your name will be entered into the draw.
  3. Send me a Tweet telling me about your favourite character from any game you’ve every played and your name will be entered into the draw.

Our contest closes on Saturday, November 1, 2014, and at 9:00 p.m. We’ll contact the winners right away. If you don’t win you will still be able to back the Kickstarter until midnight on Sunday, November 2. Good luck!

Note: Although I do think this is a great product, Quentin and Dan did grease the wheels a bit by promising me a free Hex Dice Chest of my own for running this contest. Hey, I’ve got a crap-load of dice and I’m always looking for someplace neat to put them. Why not in a Hex Dice Chest?

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1 Casey October 31, 2014 at 8:44 pm

Haka, from Sentinels of the Multiverse ranks up there 😀

2 Dan October 31, 2014 at 9:12 pm

Firstly, thank you to Quentin and Dan for their donation.
As for my favorite character, that is hard to say…I think for the sake of interaction with other characters (and general shenanigans), my favorite would be my forest gnome barbarian from Murder in Baulder’s Gate: Polaneon Uranbaer Vantikk Vinesong Partanobe.
With a profound dislike of most taller individuals (as he felt they would not take him seriously) and a deep love of animals, it caused a lot of entertaining roleplay scenarios. During the intro fight, he considered freeing the captive exotic birds to be more important than saving the gathered commoners. Then his use of minor illusions to act as a sketch artist and make himself appear taller made for entertaining running quirks.
All-in-all, the quirks are what made him my favorite. That and the dex-based barbarian build being so ridiculously broken.

3 Naomi Bernard October 31, 2014 at 9:21 pm

So, my fave character is really hard to decide. I love my 4e Drunken Cleric level 14. With a PP of 25. Yes, I dumped all I could into that Sat. I could see upstairs thru walls. It was fun.

4 Feeroper October 31, 2014 at 9:24 pm

Well one of my favourite characters has been my first 5e character – Phineus Bumblebottom.

He was teased so much as a child due to his silly last name that it made him into a social outcast, so naturally he turned into a bookworm, which led to an intense interest in all things arcane. He discovered he had a fondness for the school of Necromancy in his studies and was further shunned by those around him.

He has taken up a life of adventure now in order to fund his research into the arcane, specifically necromancy, and hopes to discover some untold arcane secret that he can unleash onto the world. He is socially awkward and has no sense of tact, but he is bound and determined to turn those laughs at his expense into screams of terror! Or at least sighs of indifference.

5 Tim October 31, 2014 at 9:33 pm

My favourite would have to be Alton Leagallow, the Kender Fighter I played for Legacy of the Crystal Shard. Back when the play test had Kenders.

He was a mouthy little prick who really only cared about himself, but could be depended on in a battle none the less. Had a couple of choice moments with him in that adventure, but the one that really stands out is when he convinced the party to ignore the explosion by the docks and with the help of a Tiefling Rogue lead the party to the pirate base.

Almost ended up in a TPK, especially when the Half-Orc Barbarian tossed Alton over the front line of pirates right at their leader. Called it the Kender Surprise, too bad it ended in Alton dropping. Not all was lost though as the Half-Orc grabbed his body whiles the Rogue covered with arrow fire and the Cleric kept us all alive.

We narrowly made it out alive, but we got the last laugh. As the pirates made chase after us, Alton was able to use his ability to really get under someone’s skin and taunted the pirate leader right off of his boat, down to Davy Jones Locker.

Good times indeed.

6 Annastacia Smith October 31, 2014 at 9:35 pm

My favorite character was in a Rifts RPG campaign, I was playing a Fallam (kind of gorrilla/human mix with mermaid type ridges and weird beards) Operator (mechanic/inventor/hacker class). He was called “Trig” and he was deaf since childhood (a reason he took up mechanics and weapons engineering, or his war worshipping race would have left him for dead.) He was the first truly disabled character I’d ever played, and also one that I poured the most of my personality into. I am hard of hearing and have been fighting it for years, Trig was the first step towards accepting this part of myself.

It also helped that he was a blast to play, even if he was clumsy and terrible in combat 😉

7 Handsomedude McGillicutty October 31, 2014 at 10:12 pm

I always seem to fall in love with my PC right before the campaign is cancelled, but one of my favourite PCs was a centaur monk. Lots of limbs for punching and kicking.

8 Justin October 31, 2014 at 10:21 pm

My favorite character was from a 3e campaign where I played my first wizard from 1-20. His name was Tirien and was a utility Mage. He eventually became a planewalker and created his own demiplane suitable for elves and would be known to spirit away those who were in trouble to love amongst its crystalline peaks.

It has been a long time since I have visited that character and the plane that he created.

9 Dominick Riesland October 31, 2014 at 10:26 pm

I will take this time to speak of Hammelech Ani, an epic-level sorcerer who was captured and force fed raw essence of chaos beast. To keep from randomly shapeshifting every minute, he was given a blood transfusion using Demogorgon’s blood. Five epic levels of buying off the level adjustment for the Demonic template later, he was finally able to control the shapeshifting from the infusion of chaos beast and enter into the game’s final battle where he (and the rest of the party) ascended to godhood.

10 Brian Criswell October 31, 2014 at 10:34 pm

My first D&D character, which was also my first 5e character in last September’s play test was Tormyr, a human Paladin who had turned from the planned out life that his noble parents had planned for him and went out into the land. Tormyr was named after Torm and Tyr and dedicated to their service. He saved people, righted wrongs, turned zombies and protected surrendering foes from overzealous allies.
While investigating a dragon powder plot, the party found the plot was instigated by the crazy leader of the local mage academy. As the party went to investigate, they encounter a prefect leading a dozen first year students back to the tower.
Tormyr stepped forward to talk to the students, trying to reason with them and gather information. Unbeknownst to him, they were in on the plot. On a signal from the prefect, all 12 first year students used their 1 level 1 spell slot to fire magic missile. 36 bolts hit Tormyr simultaneously, and he was blown apart. The rest of the party stormed the tower and all but two were killed.

The party returned the next day with new heroes and found several kegs of the dragon powder, and they blew up the mages tower.

Tormyr was the natural progression of all the paladins I played in the Baldur’s Gate and Neverwinter Nights video games. He is the most natural for me to play, and he will return when I finally get a chance to play again instead of being the DM.

11 Sakurafire October 31, 2014 at 11:19 pm

My favorite character was my first character. 1st edition half-orc fighter named Ogg. I was 7 years old when I msde him. First thing I did with Ogg was have him kick down a door…. rolling a 1 on my first ever check. He broke his leg and forced the Cleric to heal me.

I made it to level 4 before I was eaten by a Roc. Good times!!

12 Joemar McD November 1, 2014 at 3:27 am

My favorite character was my third character ever played, a paladin in 2nd edition. I was young, and knights in shining armor was so damn awesome. Sword, shield, and a nice plated boot to the chest was how he fought, prayers being shouted as battle cries. When I had created him, I was looking for a name for him, and remembered amongst a good one from a Greek mythology book that I had checked out a year earlier. Named him Themis, after the goddess of justice. Played him ( didn’t remember that Themis was a woman) until Options, going into the epic levels. He had traveled Oerth, been to many lands until he and his group of friends went world jumping. He traveled into The Mists and had confronted THE Strahd. After some attitude adjustments given to me by the denizens of Ravenloft and barely surviving the horror based setting, Themis went plane hopping and found himself in Sigil. Inserting himself rapidly, and stupidly, into the Blood War, he lost a hand during a brutal fight while protecting a holy site and its patrons. To replace it, a version of living Truesilver was fashioned for him by some of the finest craftsmen amongst Moradin’s clergy. The title of Silverhand was awarded to him, and he and his companions continued to travel among the planes, even able to set foot on a dead god floating in the Astral. He finally returned to his home world only to find that during the many years he was gone, a wizard, with the aid of the tanar’ri who had removed his original hand, created an evil clone of Themis and had been running amok. Returning to the same world, both Themis and his dark clone became aware of one another.

The last I played him, he and his group were heading to confront the clone. And that was it. My friend who DM’d had moved, I graduated high school and joined the Marines, and we were unable to stay in contact with one another, and unable to finish the tale of Themis the Silverhand.

13 Matt Horam November 1, 2014 at 6:55 am

My favourite character is a six-way tie: the whole party in my Dungeon World campaign = awesome.

14 StormPooper November 1, 2014 at 7:12 am

I’m new to the whole pen-and-paper RPG, and I usually DM, so I’ve only played one character so far – Varskor Jan, a sorcerer gnome who is more interested in having a third breakfast than getting into danger and enjoys winding the group’s paladin up (though never remembering his name).

15 dcdnd November 1, 2014 at 8:20 am

My favorite character was my avatar from Ultima V. He was seduced by the Shadowlords and terrorized the villagers of Brittania. Somehow he never found Lord British in the Underworld.

16 Alex Welk November 1, 2014 at 9:21 am

My favorite character I have ever was Oswaltt Morus, a lucky cleric with a penchant for lanterns. I was ‘the light guy’ whose spells were themed through my lantern, including an unlimited use fire attack while I had a fire spell prepared. I very much enjoyed playing the lucky fool and spouting off as many light and lamp puns and one-liners as I could come up with.

17 Frank November 1, 2014 at 11:40 am

Fargrim a Dwarven fighter. He was the first character I played in the D&D Next playtest. I played him for three seasons of Encounters.

18 John W. November 1, 2014 at 12:04 pm

My favorite character was a DnD high-elf named Curran Goldleaf, also known as the professor. A wizard by trait he taught small children the basics of magic at a wizard academy before he decided to get some first hand knowledge by adventuring. He regards and treats his adventuring companions as students and is always in teaching mode.

19 Michael Maneval November 1, 2014 at 12:14 pm

As a GM-for-life I rarely get to play, but when I do I’ve very much enjoyed playing Namfoodle Silverglass. His details change based on the game.

In D&D 3.5, he was a gnome warlock-favored soul, a devout follower of Garl Glittergold. He very protective of gnomes and resented any harm that came to them.

In 13th Age, he is the only person known to have escaped from all five maximum security prisons in the Dragon Empire. He is a gnomish rights activist, though terrorist might also be a good descriptor.

In AD&D 2e, he is a gnome illusionist who is constantly on a scavenger hunt looking for spell components.

I like gnomes.

20 Joe November 1, 2014 at 1:33 pm

There are so many. For this, I think I’m going to have to go with Malachi Schultz, a Mormon minister going through a crisis of faith when he realized he was a werewolf in White Wolf’s old 2nd edition Werewolf: Wild West game. I really enjoyed playing with the conflicting metaphysical views, and finding a way to reconcile them through his eyes. Just a fascinating and fun character study.

21 Craig November 1, 2014 at 3:38 pm

favorite character is one I’m currently playing in a 3.5 campaign (converting to 5e next session though): A Bard named Crugeon the Motley who bills himself at performances as Motley Crugeon. He never walks into a room he can’t tumble into, never passes a chance to entertain. Best part is imagining what modern songs his fiddle playing sounds like appropriate to the situation. Last time it was a fiddle rendition of something remarkably similar to Heart’s “Barracuda” as a means to Inspire Courage.

22 Ameron (Derek Myers) November 2, 2014 at 12:00 am

The winners of the free Hex Dice Chest are:

1) @theweltzer20
2) @jlbeeh
3) @GoneRonin
4) Craig S (comment #21 above)

Congratulations to all our winners.

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