Dice Etiquette: Is it Okay to Touch Other People’s Dice?

We have a new player at our table who hasn’t quite gotten all the rules down. In our last session he was rolling for a check and for some reason, despite having his own dice, grabbed one of mine. I know some people probably wouldn’t care but for me dice are personal and sacred. It was a little worse because these were the dice I had gotten a little while ago sold on shop.critrole.com, the Critical Role store. They were the Vox Machina Dice and my husband and I had just finished the first season. I’m also a dice goblin. I LOVE dice! I can’t help it. There are so many beautiful dice and I WANT THEM ALL! 

Jokes aside, all my dice are carefully picked and used. I have dice for different characters and ones I use for various rolls. I wasn’t too upset or anything but I moved my dice away from the person. Since he was new I tried to be more understanding. One of the other players who was helping the new guy let us know that he hadn’t really explained that to him. 

That is a great example of why a table should always make sure the general etiquette is agreed upon. There should be an agreement by all members to respect each other’s dice and d&d tools. There are those who don’t care and they should also make that known, that way the table knows which things are shared and which are not. That said, one should also avoid overreacting about those things. At the end of the day we are all there to have fun and slip ups shouldn’t get in the way of a good time among friends.


Published by dndwife

My husband and I run a dungeons and dragons table together and I write about our crazy adventures both in and out of the story. My husband DM's and I am the table artist. I paint minis for everyone at the table and provide crafted gifts like dice boxes, bags, and artwork.

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