17 March 2011

Quake Dice

Repost from Adventures In Wargaming

Quake Dice

Posted on March 14, 2011 by izza111s

As you may know, Christchurch, New Zealand was hit by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake on 22nd Feb, causing substantial damage and some loss of life.
I live 2 hours drive away, but for 8 years Christchurch was home. My wife is from Christchurch, all her family live there and we have alot of friends who also live there.
Christchurch is where I started my interest in wargaming, and is very close to my heart.

When an earthquake hit in September last year, I organised a series of charity Wargaming events, (a gaming tournament, a raffle and some online auctions) we managed to raise $555 for the Red Cross Earthquake Relief Fund.
This time other people are organising Wargaming events in my area, so I have been trying to think of another way we can raise money for charity.
So I was lying in bed the other night, when a bolt of inspiration hit me (and it wasnt my wife digging me in the ribs because I was snoring either!).

“How about doing a set of custom dice to raise funds?”

So I approached Chessex dice about getting some dice made.
The dice are a nice mix of Red and Black colours, their Gemini design with gold pips.
Then on the 6 pip side, we have a seismograph. The quake was a magnitude 6, after all.
Red and Black are the traditional colours for Christchurch based sports teams, and is reckonised thoughtout New Zealand as being the colours of Christchurch.

100% of profits will be donated. 50% will go to the Red Cross Earthquake Appeal, with the other 50% going to the 2 wargaming clubs in Christchurch (the Christchurch Cavaliers and the Christchurch Wargaming Club). The gaming clubs are still closed, and they have not been able to get in to see what the state of their terrain, table etc are in, but I have a feeling there will be alot of repair work needed.
I think its kind of nice for gamers to be helping gamers.

These dice will be sold in sets of 6 for NZ$12 plus postage.
For non New Zealand orders, payment can be made via PayPal

So send an email to quakedice@gmail.com to place your order.


Owen Payne


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