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Dice IDing and where to start

The Basics This blog post is mostly aimed at people who are newer to dice collecting and are looking for more basic information. Call it a starter guide. 🙂

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European Discoveries in Deinking

As some of you may know, the deinking method of choice in the US is using the degreasing cleaning agent LA Awesome and just soaking the dice in it undiluted for a few days. However, us folks in other countries don’t have easy access to LA Awesome, so some people have tried and tested other …

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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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Scammer Dice Shops

Updated 18 June 2022 Since late 2020 we’ve seen a significant amount of scammer shops pop up on Facebook and other social media. These accounts and stores advertise dice that aren’t theirs, and will not deliver what they promise.

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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 Trading & Selling 101

Crystal Caste Satin

No matter if you’re new to dice collecting, are a veteran collector, or somewhere in between, at some point you’ve probably run across so-called ISO (in-search-of) or WTT (want-to-trade) posts and requests. It’s almost inevitable to trade dice with fellow collectors if you’re looking for a set you’ve fallen in love with that is no …

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What Are the Hard to Find Dice?

A lot of collectors have probably felt the frustration of getting closer and closer to completing that out-of-print dice set, and then there’s just that last elusive die that’s missing. You know, the one that everyone is looking for. It’s a bit of an odd phenomenon, and no one can really explain why it is …

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Glossary of Dice Terminology

Necromancy Dice Palette

Below are common terms and acronyms often used when talking about dice.

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Online Dice Shops

Below is a listing with online dice shops that I compiled for Dice Maniacs’ Club. Shops are listed by country with added information on shipping costs (where available). (Please note that there are different tabs at the bottom for the different regions.) The list is by no means complete, so if you are or know …

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