What's a Talespinner?

A Talespinner is a spinning coin that can be used like a twenty-sided die to determine a random number.



How does it work?


Step 1:  Lay the coin on a flat surface, number side up.  There is a raised point on the center of the coin's back which should allow it to spin on most surfaces.


Step 2: Set the coin spinning fast enough that the numbers on the edge become a blur. 


Step 3:  Stop the coin with your finger or a pencil (pointer).  For the best result catch the edge of the coin.  The number under the pointer is the result.

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