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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Dice Digest — May 2021 (#16)

Here’s all the dice releated news from May that have caught my eye.

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Dice Digest — April 2021 (#15)

Here’s all the dice releated news from April that have caught my eye.

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Dice Digest — March 2021 (#14)

Here’s all the dice releated news from March that have caught my eye.

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Dice Digest — February 2021 (#13)

Back after another month, a bit late again, so my apologies. Here’s all the dice releated news from February that have caught my eye.

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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 locally available products.

As a German, I’ve struggled with finding something will work as well as LA Awesome, and I have finally made a breakthrough that I would like to share.

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Dice Digest — January 2021 (#12)

2021 is here, and it’s time for the first Dice Digest of the new year. Here’s all the latest news I found sharing-worthy.

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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.

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Dice Digest — November/December 2020 (#11)

Just in the nick of time it’s finally here: No. 11 of my Dice Digest. I have to apologize for the long wait. This was supposed to be written up in early December, but things at work were kinda crazy in December, and then Cyberpunk 2077 got released, and that was that. 🙂 Some of this was written up in November, so it may be old news by now.

Then of course, I would also like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and a good 2021 to come! Hopefully things will look up over the course of the new year, with the world getting closer to a sense of normalcy. Let’s kick this virus in the butt!

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Not all that glitters is Borealis…

Updated 08 Oct 2023

The Original Chessex Borealis

Some of the most sought-after dice in the collecting world are the old Chessex Borealis lines like Aquerple, Clear and Confetti that are made out of a clear acrylic base with colour shifting glitter inside.

Sadly, these three particular lines are no longer made because the EU started using the iridescent glitter material in Euro banknotes and it became a controlled substance. Borealis Clear was discontinued in 2014, Aquerple in 2015 and Confetti likely around the same time, though these are even rarer as they didn’t sell well at the time and never went into full production after an initial limited release.

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