Moar dice posts… What do you use for dice storage? I’m specifically looking for away-from-game storage, i.e., you have so many dice that you bring only a subset with you to a game, and the rest live… where?

Right now I have an assortment of plastic boxes I got from the office store, but I’ve pretty much overflown them. Plus, I have no solution whatsoever for all of the counters/poker-chips I’ve accumulated.

Input is appreciated.

(Attached image is from an article on Scholastic.com about using hardware storage bins for classroom supply management. I get the impression that useful solutions are going to be found outside of gaming circles, as all I’m seeing when I search within the hobby are custom $100 wood containers that are 100% impractical. FNRE.)

44 thoughts on “Moar dice posts… What do you use for dice storage? I’m specifically looking for away-from-game storage, i.e., you…

  1. What you have pictured is the close to the amount of space I have for physical RPGs. The dice I carry around fit into a plastic case meant for print on demand card decks from DriveThruCards. The rest have sat unused in a peanut butter jar that I haven’t opened in a couple of years and will probably give away at a convention next year.

  2. < ![CDATA[What you have pictured is the close to the amount of space I have for physical RPGs. The dice I carry around fit into a plastic case meant for print on demand card decks from DriveThruCards. The rest have sat unused in a peanut butter jar that I haven't opened in a couple of years and will probably give away at a convention next year.]]>

  3. John Powell I hear you. It’s like when I see people post about the Duluth Clincher bags they use for dice — which hold like, what, 400 dice or something — and all I can think is “That looks incredibly cool, but I can’t think of a single reason I would ever need to cart around that many dice.”

    I’d bet that unless a game calls for custom dice (e.g. The One RIng), I probably take the same handful of 20-30 dice to just about every game session.

    But, I ain’t throwing away the rest of them anytime soon, so…

  4. < ![CDATA[John Powell I hear you. It's like when I see people post about the Duluth Clincher bags they use for dice — which hold like, what, 400 dice or something — and all I can think is "That looks incredibly cool, but I can't think of a single reason I would ever need to cart around that many dice." I'd bet that unless a game calls for custom dice (e.g. The One RIng), I probably take the same handful of 20-30 dice to just about every game session.
    But, I ain’t throwing away the rest of them anytime soon, so…]]>

  5. I have a dice bag per game. If I’m feeling ambitious I get a sweet greyed out bag with a design related to the game.

    Then all the bags live in one of those cloth covered collapsible cube things that exist to hide clutter.

  6. < ![CDATA[I have a dice bag per game. If I'm feeling ambitious I get a sweet greyed out bag with a design related to the game. Then all the bags live in one of those cloth covered collapsible cube things that exist to hide clutter.]]>

  7. Look up containers for sewing and bead work. I picked up a cheap one from amazon with a handle, 3 layers that snap into each other and customizable sectioning inside. I actually use it more for home (and huge dice pool games like Dogs in the Vineyard) and a small dice bag for travel.

  8. < ![CDATA[Look up containers for sewing and bead work. I picked up a cheap one from amazon with a handle, 3 layers that snap into each other and customizable sectioning inside. I actually use it more for home (and huge dice pool games like Dogs in the Vineyard) and a small dice bag for travel.]]>

  9. Do you need storage for transport or storage for long term sorting and kept at home?

    You might want to take at art supply shops. I got a nice bag years ago designed to hold a stack of four plastic trays with optional dividers that could be used for dice (mine hold acrylic paints; but I have a second set of boxes that fit in it for card games & supplies).

  10. < ![CDATA[Do you need storage for transport or storage for long term sorting and kept at home? You might want to take at art supply shops. I got a nice bag years ago designed to hold a stack of four plastic trays with optional dividers that could be used for dice (mine hold acrylic paints; but I have a second set of boxes that fit in it for card games & supplies).]]>