Twist Counters

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Details

  • Shot glass-sized counter for hit point values 00 to 99.

  • Satisfying snap when dials are twisted into one of ten distinct positions.

  • Use the included art or customize it to fit your character or campaign.

  • Secret inside space for dice, etc.

Dice are pictured to show scale and are not included.

"This dugeon is a meat grinder, and combat is bogging down. To spice it up we need... a pepper grinder!"

Players have many ways to track the hit points of their characters: like erasing and rewriting, using separate scratch sheets, special ordering a pair of spin-down d10s, or repurposing their mom's knitting counter. We humbly propose a new solution that blows them all away.

A Twist Counter is about the size of a shot glass and twists like a pepper grinder. Two dials show the tens place and ones place, allowing you to track hit points up to 99. Each dial has ten distinct positions that generate a visceral snap as your character's HP count down. Toss it in your backpack and it will still have the same value next week.

Aside from tracking your dwindling life force, each Twist Counter also has a secret space inside for a shy mini, those dice that are too darn good for tonight's group, or a small snack to bribe the cleric into healing you first.

Materials

How to Make

Paper crafting difficulty: Moderate.

  1. Pay what you want for the templates at DMsGuild.com. You will also gain access to a Google Drawings that you can copy and edit.

  2. Select parchment, plain, or light-colored cardstock.

  3. Choose included art or customize with your own. Print at home. Make as many as you like.

  4. Follow instructions to cut out, fold, and glue.

Game Night Advantages

  • Track hit points without the need to erase.

  • Keep player's hands and minds on the game with a tangible prop that feels good in their hands.

  • Show off your character art on an unusual prop that everyone will want to try.

  • Build group cohesion by making them for everyone using campaign-themed art or words.

  • Gift them to your DM or players as unique keepsakes.

Two points of slashing
Plus three of poison damage
Snap-snap snap-snap-snap