In the spirit of the season, we thought it might be nice to offer up a few gift ideas for that special gamer in your life. (Note: We’re not affiliated with these products in any way. We just think they’re cool.)

  • Dice — No gamer has ever said, “No thanks. I’ve got enough.” Especially not if they’re made out of freakin’ mammoth ivory.
  • Dice Bags — The scale mail ones are particularly cool, and can be found all over Etsy.
  • Miniatures — There are a lot of options out there, but the custom minis at Hero Forge are pretty dang slick.
  • Storage — If you’ve got minis, you’ve got storage problems. These Chessex figure storage boxes are particularly useful for transportation.
  • Special FX — A subscription to Syrinscape gives your GM access to a ton of audio ambiance. There are also less conventional mood-setting options out there.
  • G̶e̶e̶k̶ ̶C̶h̶i̶c̶ ̶—̶ ̶C̶l̶i̶c̶k̶ ̶a̶t̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶r̶ ̶o̶w̶n̶ ̶r̶i̶s̶k̶.̶ ̶W̶e̶’̶v̶e̶ ̶c̶o̶v̶e̶t̶e̶d̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶i̶r̶ ̶h̶i̶g̶h̶-̶e̶n̶d̶ ̶g̶a̶m̶e̶ ̶r̶o̶o̶m̶ ̶t̶a̶b̶l̶e̶s̶ ̶f̶o̶r̶ ̶y̶e̶a̶r̶s̶ ̶n̶o̶w̶.̶ Site is down and the shop is dead. Sad times.
  • Get Out of Jail Free Card — For GMs on a budget, design and print your own. Give one each to your players, then allow them to cash it in to escape certain in-game doom.
  • Battlemats — Again with the Chessex, these mats hold up well and have served our gaming table faithfully for years.
  • Dice Towers — We made our own from Hirst Arts blocks, but there are some unique options out there.
  • Custom Art — If you’ve never commissioned an artist to draw your character, we suggest you give it a try. Check out our Portraiture comic for details.

How about the rest of you guys? Any bright ideas for X-mas loot? Sound off with your own favorite gamer gifts in the comments!


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