0-99 Spin-Down Life Counter for Commander Players

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Posted on April 19, 2017, 6:34 a.m. by Cold_Pizza

landofMordor says... #2

Not super sure what your question/comment is...I personally like to use a 1-20 spindown and then just remember how many "twenties" I am above 0. So I'll start at 40, and then if my Oloro gains life I'll spin up to 2, 4, 6, etc above 40.

April 19, 2017 8:28 a.m.

Epochalyptik says... #3

I believe OP wanted to link this.

It's ok. I generally don't like spindowns, though. Pen and paper master race.

April 19, 2017 9:10 a.m.

Yeah, I'm with Epochalyptik. Pen and paper are the only way to go, especially in higher level sanction tournaments.

A dice can move because the table got bumped, or someone may have tapped the screen one too many times on a life counting app. If a judge is ever called in these situations, they will almost always go with the pen and paper record.

That being said, I love dice collecting in general. A 99-sided spin down would be great to add to my ever growing hoard. I've seen randomized ones, but I honestly don't think I've ever seen a spin down one.

April 19, 2017 9:28 a.m.

Epochalyptik says... #5

For reference, the item in question is a cradle that holds two spindowns d10s side by side; it's not a single d100 (though such a die would be impressive).

April 19, 2017 9:56 a.m.

Ah. I'm currently at work (don't worry, I'm on a break), and certain links don't work here :(

I thought it looked like this

99 sided die

But honestly, what you were describing is sounds really neat. I would actually play with one of those.

April 19, 2017 10:26 a.m.

maxon says... #7

I use 10 sided dice exclusively for my life totals. They are rock steady, and clearly readable to all players. And most importantly, easy for me to find the right number since one side is odds, the other evens. And only 3 dice can get you to 999 life.

April 19, 2017 10:31 a.m.

Cold_Pizza says... #8

Thanks for checking out my G10: 0-99 Spin-Down Life Counter Kickstarter Page & video.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/g10/g10-0-99-spin-down-life-counter

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/g10/g10-0-99-spin-down-life-counter

I agree that pen & paper is the way to go for tournaments.The G10 is designed for casual game play around a crowded table. The spin-down D10 is more intuitive than a standard D10, making a simple process even easier.

April 21, 2017 2:56 p.m.

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