Frequently asked Questions

Wat exactly are roleplaying games or RPGs?

A role playing game, or Role Playing Game (RPG) in English, is an umbrella term for a collection of diverse games.

What is the same in all role-playing games is that the players imagine an imaginary world, in which they control characters (or personages in Dutch) and bring a common story to life while playing.

The players are free to let their character do whatever they want, although there are some rules that the characters must adhere to.

There is a game system for everyone and every taste and playing style. Some examples of role-playing games are Pathfinder, Shadowrun, Fiasco, Only War, Starfinder, Tails of Equestria, GURPS, and Vampire: the Masquerade. And of course Dungeons & Dragons.

Dungeons & Dragons, sounds familiar!

Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) is a role playing game (RPG). It is usually played by a group of players of 3 to 6 people plus the game leader, who is called Dungeon Master or DM. D&D usually takes place in a world reminiscent of the Middle Ages, but with magic.

Why do you need these dice exactly & what is their purpose?

The outcome of most actions in game is determined by rolling one or more multi-sided (4-6-8-10-12-20) dice. This creates a certain tension because people are not sure whether an action will succeed.

Sounds rather compilcated.

It really is not hard to play. The best way to learn it is to just do it once. Whether you're with a group of friends who have never played or are the only one who hasn't tried it yet. Everyone can do it and everyone was nervous the first time playing.

Okay, color me intrigued. Where do I start?

This page from Wizards of the Coast has a free basic rule set for Dungeons & Dragons. In addition, so-called “starter boxes” are available for various systems.

Sometimes the dice I order come in damaged, why is this?

Dice are generally made in molds, these molds are filled with fluid resin or acrylic mixed with a colorant to achieve the intended result. After the dice have hardened in the mold, they are cut from the mold and sanded with a rotating drum. This last step is not always thorough, so the points where the dice have been attached to the mold sometimes remain visible. You can always exchange these dice if you don't like it. The same goes for pits in the faces of some dice (specifically in the numbers) and scratches.

Cool, 3d printed mini's! What should I know about these?

Mini's designed by Bestiarum, M3DM, Critit UK and others are printed under license by one of Jack's minions.

The product is delivered unassembled and unpainted. Models are made on a 3D printer. This means the possibility of light warping of parts and fine details. Very small lines may be visible but the fine details will not suffer. Deburring, grinding, bending, filling and other work may be needed to ensure that parts fit properly. Very small details may come out slightly different than shown on the photos. The models are delivered without base. 

The minion is easily distracted by shiny new colors. Resin print can be in a different color then on the pictures.

It is recommended to remove remaining support structure with a sharp knife and then harden the models in UV light (sunlight or 405 wave UV light.) for at least 24 hours. In the sun on the windowsill and turning every once in a while is enough. Do not heat the models. After curing, it is easier to sand away the attachment points of the support structure if they remain. 

Safety instructions: resin dust is harmful when inhaled. Dust can cause irritation to the eyes, skin and airways. Accidental intake can lead to illness or irritation. Avoid generating dust. When incinerated, toxic fumes can be released. The risk of inhalation can be reduced by taking certain precautions. When sanding polyurethane resin, use wet sandpaper to reduce the amount of dust in the air, and always wear a filter mask and goggles. Gloves and a long-sleeved shirt are also a good idea to reduce skin exposure. The space in which you work must be well ventilated. If you start to experience side effects while sanding polyurethane resin, stop. If you continue to have side effects, you should contact a doctor.