Product Spotlight: Litko Game Accessories

Greetings, Gamers!

Today, I wanted to take off my DnDNext Prophet hat, and talk a little bit about a cool company with some great product. That company is Litko Game Accessories.

Many of you are probably already aware of this company. Basically, Litko is a company that specializes in board, war, and role-playing game accessories. Most of their product is precision die-cut acrylic or wood. Just about every token you can think of is made by Litko, and sense I just purchased some of their product, I wanted to share that with you.

The first item I purchased was a counter. There are several different varieties available on the site, but I chose a dial that can read from 0 to 100. Available in several colors, I chose black (the color of my Assassin character). The dial is cleverly designed. Three neodymium magnets hold the three pieces of the dial together and also function as a axis for the dials to spin around. The magnets are tiny but very strong*. As you can see from the photo, it looks pretty cool.

Here are the components of the counter, with tiny magnets inserted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m using this counter for hit points. I realize that at some point my Assassin will have over 100 hit points, but even then, it will serve quite nicely to track those hit points.

Poor Picture - I highlighted the numbers with yellow crayon for better visibility.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second product I purchased was a couple sets of different sized door counters. As many of you know, I’m a bit of terrain enthusiast (okay, that might be an understatement). While I love my Hirst Arts molds, and some of them contain door pieces, I’m not happy with how fussy some of them are (and rather fragile, too). In addition, I wanted some 3D stand up doors that could be used on flat maps as well. When I saw Litko’s offering in this area, I couldn’t resist.

Here are the Litko doors, laid out and ready to be assembled.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you can see from the photo, these items come disassembled as well. While breaking out the model glue might seem like an inconvenience for some, I think it really serves a great purpose. Shipping what is essentially flat product saves space and reduces the fragility of the time. Fortunately, the pieces are easy to put together; a simple “tab into slot” design. Add a little model glue and you’re good to go.  Here’s what the “Medium Doors” looked like when assembled.

Here are the medium doors assembled, glued, and ready to go!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And here are the “Large Double Doors”. I really like this design, as either side or both can be maneuvered in such a way as to appear “open”. It’s really quite clever.

Here are the large doors, assembled, glued, and ready to go!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m pleased with these purchases and definitely recommend them to my fellow gamers who would like some nice looking terrain counter pieces. I’d like to add that Litko ships things in Ziploc bags so that if you don’t get everything assembled in one go, you can zip it up safely for the next time.  At the same time, the only drawback to many of Litko’s offerings (especially the 3D type stuff) must be assembled and glued together. While it no more difficult than putting a simple model together, some might not have the patience to do that. For the “gamer in a hurry”, I’d recommend the huge assortment of 2D counters available at Litko, many of them customizable!

My name is Randall Walker and This Is My Game.

*Editor’s Note: Tiny neodymium magnets can be dangerous if swallowed. I would not assemble this around a small child, especially if they’re in that “eat everything my hand touches” phase.


Part idiot. Part old man. All geek. R.M. Walker, who can be found in numerous places on the internet as “DeadOrcs”, is a long time gamer with some 30 years experience playing RPGs. Despite occasional forays into the bizarre, Randall has always come back to Dungeons & Dragons.


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R.M. Walker, who can be found in numerous places on the internet as “DeadOrcs”, is a long time gamer with some 30 years experience playing RPGs. Despite occasional forays into the bizarre, Randall has always come back to Dungeons & Dragons.
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  1. I own the Litko invisible party and monsters set and find it pretty useful, but I’m especially fond of the various fire/ice/darkness tokens which can be used to show spell areas or to show things are on fire. I also like their elevation “token” where you can put one mini above and one mini below all in one square of the battlemat. It is a very simple and portable for a medium or smaller flying creature. Finally, I’m a huge fan of the torch token that wraps around a medium mini. It’s a great way to make the entire party (and DM) aware of which PC carries the light source and what everyone can see (especially if you disallow sunrods!).

    • They have so many great things. I will definitely shop there again. The torch holders, flight stands, and various “effects” tokens are amazing. So much good stuff!

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