If you’ve been in the dice collecting community for a while, you might know that collectors sometimes give things names in order to tell certain dice apart that may look very similar or just to have a name for something specific that wasn’t quite disguished in that way by the company who made the dice.
Feb 25 2023
The Idiosyncrasies of Dice Naming
Jun 16 2021
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. 🙂
Feb 14 2021
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 …
Jan 24 2021
Dice ID Guide: Swirly Orange Dice
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.
Nov 21 2020
Scammer Dice Shops
Updated 21 Feb 2023 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.
Nov 06 2020
Magic the Gathering Spindowns
Oct 24 2020
Reference 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.
Oct 24 2020
Dice Trading & Selling 101
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 …
Oct 23 2020
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 …
Oct 23 2020
Glossary of Dice Terminology
Below are common terms and acronyms often used when talking about dice.