All Rolled Up

By on 4 July 2013

A mini-review today.

All Rolled Up is a new take on the classic dice bag. The idea being that, rather than just holding your dice it also holds your pencils and other items you may need at the gaming table.

When it arrived it came with a few business cards (one for All Rolled Up themselves, another as a kind of “thank you” note, and a final one which looks like a loyalty card for a small collective of companies) and a small, mini-dice, phone charm. I especially liked the loyalty card. On one side was the loyalty card bit: get 5 stamps and you can get 20% off your next purchase from Arion/Just Crunch Games. The cool bit? You can get a stamp for taking part in a demo as well as by making a purchase. On the other side is a card from a game called Ninja – Silent But Deadly.

Made from fabric, you can choose from a wide variety of different designs. I went for the “Information to Die For” version with the addition of a toggle – you can also add a clip as well if you wish. For my ARU (which is so much easier to say in conversation) I grabbed seven complete sets of (seven) dice and my 12-sided d4s and a bundle of branded dice – including my UK Role Players dice. All told, it was 80 dice of varying sizes and shapes. For the large pocket in the middle I had two of my mini Moleskin notebooks (one blank and one with graph paper) and for the pen side: a combination pen/highlighter; OHP pen, three pencils, and an eraser. Everything fitted together well and didn’t feel squashed.

The ARU itself is made very well and looks like it will hold up to years of use. The one I have is standard cloth (as opposed to the premium chalk cloth ones they have available) and I can see that being a handy bonus for that occasion when someone spills something on the table – as it’ll be easy enough to wipe clean. To be honest, there’s not much more to say about the ARU. It’s a good design and it works well. So well, in fact, that I’ve got a bit of a fight on my hands at home to keep it as my son wants it to use as a pencil case at school! I think I’ve managed to buy him off by letting him have the phone charm 😉

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Congrats to Paul and Fil, I think you’ve got a winner here (and definitely a sale when my son saves up his pocket money for his own one!)

9/10

About Dave McAlister

Dave has been roleplaying for over 30 years, having played and/or run most mainstream systems with the espionage genre being an early favourite. So much so that, in 1999, he started Modus Operandi. That same year he joined the Sarbreenar "Living" campaign team as their plotline controller before moving across to the Living Spycraft campaign team (as UK Regional Branch Director) in 2003. 2003 also saw the birth of UK Role Players as well as Dave's first freelance writing appointment (co-writing World Militaries and consulting on both US Militaries and Battlegrounds, all for Spycraft). Since then, Dave has concentrated on supporting the UK gaming scene. He has organised and run several small, one-day, events and was the RPG Area Manager for Gen Con UK in 2004. His current favourite systems are Dungeons & Dragons (specifically 5th Edition), Savage Worlds and Cinematic Unisystem. He has a (currently neglected) blog at dave.mcalister.org.uk and runs a D&D 5e SRD website at DnD5e.info.

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