Place item was collected
via text message
Point of Discovery/Informant Bio
Thaddeus Mitchell has played Dungeons and Dragons for 4 years and is a philosophy major attending Utah State University.
When someone who plays Dungeons and Dragons buys himself a set of personal dice it is considered a rite of passage.
S: Can you tell me about the first set of dice you got?
They are actually my clear dice! I bought them in a gaming shop with Scott back in Tooele. I’ve had them for about 3 or 4 years.
S: Why did you want your own dice?
Because it gave me a sense of belonging in the group. I think it was a reason to propel myself forward and pursue the game. Having ones own dice is part of the game I suppose.
This interview was conducted via text messaging.
Dr Lynne McNeil
Semester and year
G6: Socializing Games
Shumway, Steven, "First Set of Dice" (2018). USU Student Folklore Fieldwork. Paper 590.