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.

A Chessex Nebula Wisteria d4 that has no pink whatsoever.

A Chessex Leaf Steel d8 with very little silver in it.

A Chessex Gemini Copper-Steel d20 that is almost completely silver.

A Chessex Nebula Dark Blue d4 that only has a tiny blue wisp and is otherwise clear translucent.

A Chessex Gemini Blue-Orange d4 that is mostly blue except a bit of orange on the corners.

A Chessex Leaf Fuchsia d12 (on the right) that has no luminary particles in it. (Chessex accidentally made a batch of d12s that was missing the luminary particles.)

A Chessex Arrows of Chaos d6. Chessex released these custom design d6s many years ago, they were available in some Opaque and Speckled colours. The face of the 1 depicts the symbol with eight arrows that is used to represent chaos, and in D&D also chaos magic. The other sides have other symbols that represent the rolled number.

Two 8-sided d4s, I believe initially sold by Gamescience. Chessex is now listing a few remaining colours in their online store, it’s possible that they bought up some remaining stock to sell it off. I believe these are still made today (=> Orange, Green,

An old yellow German acrylic mould in the Silk design with black ink. As far as is known, this colour only exists in the d12 shape and not as a full set. Full sets are only available in Black, Blue, Jade, Green, Orange, Purple and Red.

Two Chessex Rainbow design d30s (Garnet and Tortoise Shell). The d30s in this design are pretty rare, they exist in all Rainbow colours, although I’m not sure which of the ink colour variations were made in the d30 shape.

A relatively rare Koplow d30 in the colour that matches the opaque pink polyset that’s now oop. The Koplow d30s can be spotted by the dots below all the 6s and 9s.

“Dice in Space” 16mm d6 (custom engraved Borealis Light Green old glitter) from the 2016 “Dice in Space” Kickstarter. This was a pretty cool project run by HaGue Nikolayczyk where he flew 120 custom engraved Chessex Borealis dice into the earth’s stratosphere (33.6 km high) and had them return back to the ground, so these dice have literally been in space!

Three raw and uninked 20mm plastic dice (most likely acrylic) that I have no idea what they are or where they come from. The clearer ones have visible bubbles in the centre. Still pretty cool with some great ink swirling!

Three what I believe are catalin dice (16mm pipped). Catalin is a thermosetting polymer that was widely used in the 1930’s to 50’s for household objects, jewellery and other everyday items. In Germany, catalin dice are often associated with dice of GDR origin. They can display a kind of striated banding in the material, as you can also see with these dice if you look closely. No idea what’s going on with the messy pips on the yellow ones, though.