Altoids D&D Dice Carrying Case (update 2010-06-20)




About: @garooob

Yes, something else to put in your Altoids case.

Before you can enter the Cave of ... Tracts of Land, you need your trusty dice. And to keep them safe, use your 10 levels of Craft: Altoids to make this dice case!

Step 1: Cut Some Foam

Stiff packaging foam works the best for this. Scrounge some up from packaging for computer parts. (When in doubt, ask your IT department or the equivalent thereof.)

Cut it to this size:
2.25" deep (front to back)
3.5" long (side to side)
0.75" inner height (from inside bottom of tin to rim)

Cut a bit extra off the height to make it easier to remove the dice.

Step 2: More Cutting

Decide how you want your dice to be laid out inside the tin. Then once you're ready, trace them with a pen and cut the holes.

Step 3: Skill Check

Squeeze the foam into place in the tin and press the dice in! If you make your craft skill check, you're finished!

Step 4: Bonuses!

Mini Game

This is what I've been looking for!  A mini D&D-type game for any occasion!  Print off these quick instructions, fold them up and stick them in your dice tin.  Next time you're waiting for something but you don't have the time for a full-on game, whip out the Arena 4e instructions and hack each other to bits!

Mini Tin
Look, a tiny one!  This little tin can be found here:

Step 5: References



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    18 Discussions


    3 years ago

    Handy! I made mine with foam from a set of samples i got from a company that makes high density foam sheets for tool boxes.

    1 reply

    3 years ago

    They're Dungeons & Dragons Premium Dice, but I don't think they're sold anymore. Amazon has some with inflated prices, though:


    3 years ago

    Just curious, which polyhedral set is that?


    4 years ago on Introduction

    cool i made mine out of wood i didn't have any foam i just used a router and chisle

    Haha. "10 levels of Craft: altoids".


    To be honest, my adventurer buddies and I played a special ruleset that only used six-sided dice. Unfortunately where I found this when crawling the web is lost to me.

    I also find it's extremely useful to keep a six or eight sided in your pocket at all times. Playing games, making decisions, calculating statistics, hey, maybe someone will hold you at knifepoint in the subway and tell you to a roll saving throw.


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    garooobdungeon runner

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Funny you say that; I always have a d20 with me!  I play with it when I'm on the phone at work or out shopping with my wife.  It's raised some eyebrows at the airport security checkpoints.  Thanks for the comment!

    dungeon runnergarooob

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Today I bought a d20 at a curio shop, and couldn't help but feel geeky pride. It is now my favorite die in the universe. d6, I'm leaving you. -Y

    lol i use my extra special dice all the time its a sterling silver d20 plated with 24k gold, it cost $150. This is the kind of sacrifice a nerd needs to make sometimes. It does give the satisfying clunk when it hits the table though. Full set of 7: $499.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    THANK YOU!!! I made a tiny piece of foam though, so I used an electric pencil sharpener to make about 5 mini pencils, put in a cap eraser and pencil sharpener, and put a piece of manila folder taped on all sides but one to make a slot for a folded character sheet!


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    I haven't played properly for nearly two decades, but I have a pouch of over 80 dice on my desk, including a d30 and four knucklebones.


    9 years ago on Introduction

     I've never played dnd before... I've watched a few games, and I want to play... I'm gonna get the starter set (dice, player's manual, dm guide, and a couple of campaigns.) later on... Then i'll have to find people to play with....


    9 years ago on Introduction

    I've kept my favorite set of dice in an altoids tin forever...but I never thought to put foam in there to keep them from rattling around. THANKS!