Ah, the heady days of the 1980s before there was on-demand and DVR, when you recorded (and re-recorded) your favorite TV shows as they aired. Flash back to those days with every roll of the dice with 1985 Games’ gorgeous new sets inspired by classic VHS cassette tapes! The crowdfunding campaign is now underway and you don’t want to miss your chance to add these throwback beauties to your dice collection.
Not an ’80s kid, you say? That’s okay. These dice sets are simply just gorgeous. The nostalgia is a bonus for us old people.
The sharp-edged resin dice feature color schemes inspired by VHS cassette tape packaging. Choose from five dice sets with seven polyhedral dice each, available in a rainbow of hues. 1985 Games hand-pours, polishes, and paints each die, they write in the campaign description.
What do VHS cassettes and Dungeons & Dragons have to do with each other, you might ask? It could be that wobbly episodes of the D&D cartoon are often saved with handwritten labels slapped on dusty tapes. 1985 Games reveals the real reason why these glittery sets are 1980s-themed: “It’s just the box they come in.”
We’re cool with that, too. You’ll be the envy of the adventuring party when you slap this box down on the gaming table.
The Sharp Edge VHS Dice can be yours with a minimum pledge of $70 plus shipping. 1985 Games have already reached their initial fundraising goal in the campaign, these sparkly dice will be ready to roll in the near future. Take a look through the campaign to choose the set that catches you right in the nostalgia. (And definitely check out the ’80s-tastic, synthwave-fueled campaign video.)
Kelly Knox is a freelance entertainment writer in Seattle, WA, who writes for Star Wars, DC Comics, and more. Her next book, Be More Obi-Wan, is out this summer from DK Books. Follow her on Twitter for bad puns, pop culture coverage, and more.