In another thread our fellow F:ATtie Thaadd mentioned that she's doing a blog in which she is to upload at least 1 photo everyday for 100 days. I made a comment to Mikoyan about not having my own blog and Thadd busted me by reminding me that The Fort has it's very own blog sections (duh! I forgot I had two entries already.) She then challenged me to take 100 game photos. I thought...."what the hell".
To be realistic, I doubt I'm gonna do 1 a day but I'll try to do it at least once per week with a short write-up of some sort. I'm not promising anything spectacular but maybe, just maybe I can give you all a little glimpse into my world of gaming.
Awhile ago I saw a gorgeous dice tower on BGG. Up until that point I kinda felt "meh" about them, too many fantasy, dragon, lego, ASL, medieval castle-themed towers for my liking. I really didn't see the point of having one when a box lid could do the trick. I also thought why would you want this gaming accessory to draw focus away from your game (I'm a visual person, so some things come down to aesthetics for me)?
But, all that changed when I saw pics of a sleek, "sophisticated" and cleanly designed monochromatic tower. It was beautiful. When I found out that it was made from scratch I set about to make one of my own.
My gaming table is 3'11" by 2'6" so when I play Warriors of God or C&C: Ancients, I have just enough room for my game, it's components & not much else including the box lid. After building it, I was more than thrilled to be able to throw dice on the table, to not worry about a cumbersome box lid or sending games pieces flying all over the board.
I love it. I've used it for everything from Titan to Star Wars: Queens Gambit to Warriors of God. Best of all it actually looks good with any game I play ( did I mention that I was a visual....nevermind).
There are some ATers who frown upon them..cough ... cough... mattthrower... cough,,, cough, but really, what better homage can we pay to our beloved dice than to build our very own Glorious Chamber of Randomness, in their honour.
TOWER POWER BABY!!!!.
Oh yeah, here's my tower in and out of action: