The Lens Artists this week ask us to share images of displays. The first fits with the season: it’s a small part of the collection of Christmas trees I set out on my mantle at this time every year. I love their bright colors and the huge variety of materials they are made of.

A dozen Christmas trees in different materials, colors, and sizes against a tan brick wall.The second couldn’t be more different, except that it also contains many different colors. I wanted to get a 20-sided die to give to a gaming friend of mine as a thank-you for a small favor she did, and spent some time ogling the huge variety of polyhedral dice available at my local gaming store. Each little box contains seven different dice identified by the numbers of sides they have: four, six, eight, ten, and twenty. (There are two with ten sides, one marked 1-2-3-etc. and one 10-20-30-etc. You roll them both when you need a percentage.) All those who love tabletop role-playing games (Dungeons and Dragons and its many descendants) also love dice. Aren’t these lovely?

A store display with many dozens of sets of polyhderal dice, suitable for role-playing gamesPosted in response to Lens-Artists #76: On Display, with thanks to Amy for posting this week’s challenge.

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WW Photo Challenge: Dice and D&D

D is for Dice and D&D

As I’ve said before, I love playing table-top dice-rolling role-playing games with family and friends. It’s a terrific way to enjoy time together and it’s always good for lots of jokes and fun. For the D photo challenge this week, I decided to take a shot of just some of the dice I use when playing Dungeons and Dragons on Monday nights with my family. Players will notice the 20-sided die, known as a d20, near the middle that’s showing the 20 on top. Rolling a “nat 20” is almost always a great thing, so it’s good luck in this photo. Green is my favorite color (can you tell?), and I’ve collected several different sets of green dice. This means when I get to do 3d8 damage to the rock worm that’s threatening my party, I’ve got the dice to do it with!

You’re invited to join in! Pick any image you created you can label with the letter D. Show us your dog, your dojo, or your diamond-studded dagger. Here’s how to participate.

  • Post an image on your own blog or website.* All types of images are welcome. If you have serious equipment and serious skills, that’s awesome! If you snap pics on your phone (like me), that’s also awesome!
  • Post a comment on this page with a link back to your post. If you post a comment that includes a link to your blog, I will add a link to your post below.
  • Check back over the next week to follow the links. That way you can see what other people did with the theme and join in the fun.

Here’s a book cover by Olga Godim for this week’s challenge. Who doesn’t love dragons?

*Just so we’re all clear, you post your photos on your own site, which means you aren’t giving control to me or to anyone else. We’re all invited to view the images you post (and comment if your site allows for comments), but nobody has the right to use your images in any way without your permission. Got it? Great!