Hobby shops and retail stores that carry RPGs could all likely benefit from adding more RPG accessories to their in-store inventory. The first part of this feature article series delved into some of the offerings of larger publishers of RPG accessories, mostly focusing on dice, dice bags, and various folios (see "Part 1"). The second part offers a few more suggestions on dice and dice bags but also goes deeper into the "luggage" aspect of RPG accessories.
One of the great conundrums for roleplayers over the last four decades has been, "How do I carry all my books, miniatures, and dice from game session to game session without incurring serious strain or injury?" Back before the Digital Age, gamemasters were sometimes tasked with hauling 50 pounds or more of books and other game items up and down basement steps just to run a game. The advent of the Internet and PDFs, of course, helped make this load lighter by allowing tablets and laptops to carry some of the rules, but GMs still carry a significant burden where hauling RPG materials are concerned. Luckily, a few companies are making stylish "Bags of Holding" to help players carry their RPGs in style.
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Heading back into the wonderful world of dice options, there are three time-honored companies that need to be mentioned in any article discussing RPG accessories that is worth its salt. Chessex has been a leading dice maker for the hobby game community since 1987. Chessex makes hundreds of different products, in all shapes, styles, and colors, and are an excellent "go to" company for affordably priced dice sets that simply sell.
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Gaming Accessories"). SJG's themed dice sets are very unusual and offer up some interesting takes on lesser used themes like rune-carved dice and fortune-telling dice (see "Three New Dice Sets").
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