Once you’ve got the DND Dice that you need, you’re all set! You can start playing any day now - but sometimes the bare minimum just doesn’t cut it. The character sheets and the dice are fun to create and collect, but it's also fun to supplement your Dungeons and Dragons game with additional gaming accessories - bags, boxes, towers, trays, journals, and more.
The bustling cities along the Sword Coast are filled to the brim with traders and merchants, shipping their wares from overseas, or hoping to sell tokens and trinkets to the visitors who may not know their proper price. You can find almost anything if you know where to look among their number - from magical weapons and armor to small accessories and delicate jewelry. Many adventuring parties make a point to head into the area before they start out on particularly dangerous quests - hoping to find good prices and unusual items that will help them along their journey.
Gearing Yourself Up
There are a variety of items that can be included under the umbrella of d&d accessories. Some of them serve similar purposes, but each have their own unique look and feel, and can be carefully chosen to fit your own style of play and appearance.
There’s also a lot to choose from - whether you’re interested in picking up a dice box or bag for your dice, a tray or a tower for your gameplay, a backpack of holding, a journal, a mug, or a set of adventure coins, D20 Collective is proud to have options for you.
You’ll also find that gaming miniatures and tabletop and battle maps are included under the umbrella of Dungeons and Dragons accessories - these particular tools have inspired a subculture all of their own. You can find advice and ideas for making maps and minis all over the internet, and really customize them for your own use.
Keeping Track of your Tools
Many gaming accessories are used to transport and keep track of other tools - dice bags and boxes hold and separate dice, journals hold your notes and handouts, backpacks and bags of holding hold, well, almost anything.
Dice bags are the most common of d&d accessories. They help you carry and collect your dice collection in a place a little sturdier than a plastic baggie, or the flimsy plastic box that they come in. They’re easily customizable to the player and character, or just according to taste.
Dice boxes are also common, and favored among dice fanatics. They usually only hold one set of dice, but they’re even more sturdy than bags, and are amazing display options for your fancier (such as wood or metal) sets. They aren’t as easy to customize, but they always look high-class.
Backpacks/Bags of Holding
Not everything that you need for a game will be as small as dice, and when you need to carry larger items, a Bag of Holding comes in handy! Designed after perhaps the most popular magical item in Dungeons and Dragons, backpacks make it easy for you to tote about all of your books, folders, pages, and other accessories to and from your games.
Enhancing Your Tabletop Experience
Some accessories aren’t necessarily for transportation - they’re meant to enhance your gaming experience at the table (or over the computer). These towers, trays, coins, and more are great for increasing engagement with your rolls, acting as props and decoration for your set up, or simply keeping you in the style of your character.
Rolling just on the table or the floor works, but it isn’t nearly as fun as a dice tower, which is designed to really shake up your rolls and randomize them. These towers are mostly-vertical rolling aids - you just put your die in the top and let it roll down the inside.
You can find them in a variety of styles, from the super simple blocks, to hyper detailed realistic imitations of towers, castles, and other structures, so you can match their to either your character or your preference.
If you don’t like the show of a dice tower, dice trays are much more subtle, and serve as a container in which to roll your dice by hand. They make sure that dice don’t fall off the table or into anyone else’s space. Many of these are wood, leather (which can be collapsed) or plastic, as can also come in a wide variety of styles.
It’s important to stay hydrated throughout your gaming session, no matter which ttrpg you’re playing. If you want something thematically appropriate, we’ve got several options for you to have your coffee, tea, soda, or water, and still fit in with the group seamlessly.
5th edition of Dungeons and Dragons, in particular, has an ‘Inspiration’ mechanic, in which the DM (or a bard) can give other players another die to add to their rolls. These can be a little bit difficult to keep track of, which makes tokens and small items useful to hand out as reminders.
Adventure Coins, made to look like gold pieces for various races and classes, are a perfect option for this, or merely as a prop to make your gameplay more realistic.
DMs love players to keep notes, and often need to keep track of a lot of information themselves. Leather Journals are a useful tool to look fun thematically appropriate and store all of the notes, maps, and shortcuts that you need.