The neckties of death

Plush dice

Have you ever looked at your happy, well-adjusted three-year old child playing with a ball in the sunshine, and thought: Hmmmm. How do I turn this kid into a reclusive, pasty nerd who spends hours in the basement playing Dungeons and Dragons?

Why, with a set of plush 20-sided and 10-sided dice, of course!

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I'm Clive Thompson, the author of Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better (Penguin Press). You can order the book now at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powells, Indiebound, or through your local bookstore! I'm also a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and a columnist for Wired magazine. Email is here or ping me via the antiquated form of AOL IM (pomeranian99).

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