Dice Digest — May 2024 (#22)

I used to put together Dice Digests with a selection of new dice releases a few years ago but stopped doing them in 2021 because of the amount of time and effort involved. However, I’m thinking of bringing them back and so let’s kick it off in 2024 with dice news and new releases from the past months or two.

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Different d4 shapes and where to buy them

Top-Read Pyramid d4

This is by far the most common d4 layout and used in the vast majority of commercially available polyhedral dice sets. Just look at any shop that sells mass produced dice and you’ll have several options for d4s like this. The Dice Shop Online and Dice Emporium also sell single dice if you don’t want a full polyset.

🛒 The Dice Shop Online
🛒 Dice Emporium

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The Oddball Dice Series #17

For the past two weeks, I have made daily posts where I spotlighted unusual or lesser known dice I have in my collection that I hope were interesting for everyone to see and learn about. This is the last post in the series, at least for now. I hope you enjoyed it!

The Ones That Got Away

After I had written up this series, I found a number of other dice in my collection that weren’t previously featured, so as the last post for now, let me conclude the Oddball Dice Series with a few more random oddities.

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The Oddball Dice Series #16

For the next two weeks, I will make daily posts where I’ll spotlight unusual or lesser known dice that I have in my collection that I hope are interesting for everyone to see and learn about. Each day I’ll cover a different theme, I hope you enjoy this series.

The dice I haven’t been able to ID to date

The penultimate post of the Oddball Dice Series features a few dice that I haven’t been able to ID to date but that I think are interesting and maybe a little unusual.

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The Oddball Dice Series #15

For the next two weeks, I will make daily posts where I’ll spotlight unusual or lesser known dice that I have in my collection that I hope are interesting for everyone to see and learn about. Each day I’ll cover a different theme, I hope you enjoy this series.

DoraTaco Periodic Table d6

This also isn’t necessarily an oddball die. It’s a custom d6 that Japanese retailer DoraTaco offered as Periodic Table die. The science nerd that I am, I had to have this one.

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The Oddball Dice Series #14

For the next two weeks, I will make daily posts where I’ll spotlight unusual or lesser known dice that I have in my collection that I hope are interesting for everyone to see and learn about. Each day I’ll cover a different theme, I hope you enjoy this series.

Gio Lasar’s handpainted Halloween d6

This isn’t so much an oddity as more of a really special, unique die. Back in 2019 at the Spiel fair, some of the European collectors in attendance met up for a dice collector dinner, which is also where I met some of these lovely people for the first time in person.

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The Oddball Dice Series #13

For the next two weeks, I will make daily posts where I’ll spotlight unusual or lesser known dice that I have in my collection that I hope are interesting for everyone to see and learn about. Each day I’ll cover a different theme, I hope you enjoy this series.

The “Real d10s”

Some of you may have come across d10s that have an actual 10 instead of the usual 0, and today I wanna show off the two specimens I own. I think they’re most abundant in this particular D&G mould, but I also know Chessex has or had moulds in the Danish factory that have a 10 instead of 0 (this was used for the Chessex Speckled Scorched d10 set, for instance).

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The Oddball Dice Series #12

For the next two weeks, I will make daily posts where I’ll spotlight unusual or lesser known dice that I have in my collection that I hope are interesting for everyone to see and learn about. Each day I’ll cover a different theme, I hope you enjoy this series.

The Danish Lottery Dice

Most long time collectors will have probably heard of or come across these in their day: The fabled Danish lottery d34.

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The Oddball Dice Series #11

For the next two weeks, I will make daily posts where I’ll spotlight unusual or lesser known dice that I have in my collection that I hope are interesting for everyone to see and learn about. Each day I’ll cover a different theme, I hope you enjoy this series.

Weible Joker

These are kinda funky and very unusual. The company who is offering these is called Weible, and they are actually still available for purchase today, though not in the original triangular packaging they first came in many years ago.

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The Oddball Dice Series #10

For the next two weeks, I will make daily posts where I’ll spotlight unusual or lesser known dice that I have in my collection that I hope are interesting for everyone to see and learn about. Each day I’ll cover a different theme, I hope you enjoy this series.

The King Cards dice most people don’t know about

When people say King Cards, most collectors think of King Cards Pearl or King Cards Rainbow, which are fairly well known to collectors. However, King Cards also released other things that you don’t see all that often. Here are a few examples:

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