If you like pen and paper games, sooner or later you’ll want a set of dice. And while there are tons of options (seriously, one boatload of choices), how many dice do you know that connect to your phone and tablet, light up when you roll, and charge wirelessly? That̵
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Sure, you can buy glow-in-the-dark dice, but how often do you take on the (rolling) battleax in total darkness? Pixel electronic dice not just glow-in-the-dark; they light up. Roll them and they can blink, change color or perform strobe effects thanks to the built-in RGB LEDs. The dice should last up to five hours before needing to be recharged.
The resin dice contain LEDs, Bluetooth electronics and a wireless charging coil. Because you don’t feel like connecting to a plug anyway. You get a wireless charging case that varies in size based on the number of dice you order.
But while the LED bit is super cool, the fact that you can customize how they work adds an extra wow factor. You can pair the dice with a companion app that Systemic Games promises to release with the dice. There you can change how the LEDs react when you roll the dice, but that’s not all.
You can also create your phone will play sound effects when you roll or upload the roll results directly to Roll20, Foundry and other online platforms. On those platforms, you usually have to roll virtual dice, or you roll your own and upload the results manually. Pixel Dice gives you the best of both worlds, lets you roll physical dice and the results are instantly uploaded to the digital platform.
The dice come in D20, D12, D10, D8, D6 and D4 which should be everything you need for most table games. You can get one die for $ 39, two for $ 77, four for $ 149, or a set of seven for $ 199. Anything less than seven comes with an individual charging case to charge the dice. The set comes with a to-go case that can hold eight dice and is a battery for recharging on the go. You can choose from a variety of styles, including Midnight Galaxy, Aurora Sky, Onyx Black and Hematite Gray.
Again, this is a Kickstarter so you might lose your money. But if you’re comfortable with that risk, these dice look great. You have until April 8 to behind the KickstarterThe stated goal is to deliver by March 2022.