Category: ID Guides

Dice ID Guide: Swirly Orange Dice

Vortex Orange & Vortex Magma

In this blog entry, I’d like to point the spotlight at orange dice with swirls, particularly the Chessex Vortex Orange and Vortex Magma lines, as well as Crystal Case Silk Orange, which all look very similar.

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Magic the Gathering Spindowns

Magic the Gathering (also abbreviated MtG) uses life counters, also known as spindowns to keep track of life totals. This is where you can find a downloadable list of all MtG spindowns released to date that might also help you identifying them.

Dice ID Guide: Crystal Caste Silk vs. D&G Marble

In my series of dice identification guides, this time I’d like to focus on two other lines of dice that get easily confused: Crystal Caste Silk and Dice & Games Marble. Both are two-coloured styles with one dominant colour and white swirls, but they do have some features that can help you tell them apart.

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Dice Identification 101

“Does anybody know what these dice are?”  This question is asked a lot all across the dice groups, and it’s a blessing that we have many members in the community who have a vast knowledge of the different dice makers and manufacturers, and how you can tell them apart. However, it doesn’t require that you …

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Dice ID Guide: Chessex Borealis

Chessex Borealis Purple OG

Most people who develop an interest in dice and dice collecting almost inevitably eventually stumble across the Chessex Borealis line. You know, those semi-translucent dice with the very fine glitter. They’re really quite pretty, offered in several different colors, and actually available in two types of glitter. Which, admittedly, is veering into slightly dice-nerdy territory, …

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