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By Twistie

It’s a little known fact of my life that I first played Dungeons and Dragons when the rules were printed in three staple-bound booklets. There were no metal figures, no board, no websites devoted to giving you hints. There were Rules Munchkins, but they have been with us since the carving of the first cribbage board.

Nevertheless, dice became a way of life early on. Cool dice have remained a bit of a fondness in my world.

It’s also a little known fact that when I was a kid, I spent a lot of hours listening to the sets of LPs (that’s long playing records, for those of you who were born after the first time I had to re-purchase Sgt Pepper in a new format) my parents bought for me and my brothers of the late, great Cyril Ritchard reading Lewis Carroll’s Alice books. Oh, how his plummy tones enhanced the fun of Jabberwocky!


Finding a combination of dice and Alice was really a dream come true for me… albeit one I didn’t know I had until I spotted (get it?) these Alice in Wonderland dice by Etsy artist harshec. Each die in the set of four is hand painted after the John Tenniel illustrations, beloved by generations of Alice fans. One die is all Alice, the other three have pictures of other denizens of Wonderland and the world behind the looking glass, such as the Caterpillar, Humpty Dumpty, the White Rabbit and more.

So far these gorgeous dice are the only thing on offer at harshec’s store, but I really hope there will be other possibilities soon! Oh, harshec? If you’re reading this, I would really love a set of Oz dice based on the Jno. R. Neil illustrations and including the Nome King, the Woozy, and General Jinjur. Just in case you’re looking for another idea.

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