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Re: Dice Talk
« Reply #100 on: June 01, 2008, 12:56:50 PM »
Chaimail die is kinda cool. Gives it to us.
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Re: Dice Talk
« Reply #101 on: June 01, 2008, 02:38:41 PM »
Chaimail die is kinda cool. Gives it to us.


I think Jason can supply you with whatever you wish :)

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June 2008 Highlights
« Reply #102 on: June 30, 2008, 09:30:53 PM »
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« Reply #103 on: August 01, 2008, 01:29:46 PM »
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« Reply #104 on: September 02, 2008, 08:48:05 PM »
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« Reply #105 on: October 01, 2008, 10:06:13 AM »
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Re: Dice Talk
« Reply #106 on: October 04, 2008, 07:04:08 PM »
Dr Simkin's D-Total

Got me to thinking ... I haven't invented a new die lately ... and especially not a new shape ... so I got to thinking ... how many different outcomes can 2d6 produce ... 36

Hmmm ... there isnt a D36 ... so I need to make one ... and ... viola !



The die is numbered 1-36 ( I can't think of any other use for a D36 ... can you? ) as well as being pipped with the 36 different possible rolls of 2 d6

Now .. I just need to get all the casino's world wide to give up their foolish attachment to pairs of dice ... when there is one die that can do it all !

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« Reply #107 on: November 01, 2008, 03:12:45 PM »
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Re: Dice Talk
« Reply #108 on: November 03, 2008, 12:29:21 PM »
Those dice are very cool.  I need those the next time I want to play a western game.
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Re: Dice Talk
« Reply #109 on: November 04, 2008, 12:38:42 PM »
Those dice are very cool.  I need those the next time I want to play a western game.


Cool .. let your voice be heard by signing the petition for Chessex ... so they can get a scope of the number of people who would like to own these dice <<CLICK HERE>>

The problem is ... Chessex is quite reasonalbly charging $77 a set for these as they only charge $1 per custom face ... they custom carve each of the 70 faces ... and charge $7 for USPS Priority shipping

If enough people sign the petition ... it may show Chessex that there is sufficient demand to make a mold for these dice ... then the cost would likely drop dramatically
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« Reply #110 on: November 30, 2008, 05:26:21 PM »
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Re: Dice Talk
« Reply #111 on: December 20, 2008, 04:24:35 PM »
Do I have something for you to look at.  I was just checking this month's Wired (Jan 2009) and on page 62 I see something every hardcore gamer would want. 

D20 Ottomon  by Designer Jeroen Hammer. It is made of 20 triangular pieces of blue plexi with numbers and interior connection.

The article is about www.ponoko.com a custom fabrication site.
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Re: Dice Talk
« Reply #112 on: December 21, 2008, 06:34:56 AM »
Interesting ... I subscribe to Wired ... but I have not received the Jan 2009 issue yet

I will have to check it out once it arrives

Thanks for the heads up MH

Any chance you could scan the article and email it to me?
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Re: Dice Talk
« Reply #113 on: December 28, 2008, 07:30:26 AM »
My copy finally showed up ..

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Re: Dice Talk
« Reply #114 on: December 29, 2008, 09:53:12 PM »
HERE is the article if anyone is interested

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« Reply #115 on: January 03, 2009, 10:09:32 AM »
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Re: Dice Talk
« Reply #116 on: January 28, 2009, 03:14:09 PM »
Kevin, I have a question from rpg.net 

http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?t=435243

I've seen the Dwarven Stone metal dice: steel, brass, and copper. But I haven't seen any other metals. Presumably because they are too expensive to be implemented. Well, there are other reasons I guess (I imagine lead dice would be pretty dangerous).

But what about silver or gold? Do they exist? I've found 18K gold 6 siders, and they go for about $5K a piece.

Obviously the thing that seems to prohibit the manufacture of solid gold dice is no market. Big difference between a $40 steel d20 and a $5000 gold d20.

But with the extra old gold jewelry I've collected over the years, It wouldn't be hard for me to create molds, melt, and create gold dice (having a father in law who is a jeweler helps).

But then that brings up another question. Would gold dice be too soft to use?



*Edit* Ah, where it appears I've answered part of my own question. Here are some gold plated dice, but no solid gold. I wonder if that's because of the cost and softness of gold?

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Re: Dice Talk
« Reply #117 on: January 28, 2009, 08:15:29 PM »
I'm sure the novelty of solid gold dice would wear off soon after you made them. And of course, you'd never break them out except for those really important game-breaking rolls.

But, you'd be able to say, "Yeah, I made my own dice. No, not those ones, these ones."
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Re: Dice Talk
« Reply #118 on: January 30, 2009, 09:03:14 AM »
Kevin, I have a question from rpg.net 

http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?t=435243


LOL .. its funny .. I missed THIS Strolen post (somehow) ... but found your RPG.NET post via Google ... and replied yesterday

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I've seen the Dwarven Stone metal dice: steel, brass, and copper. But I haven't seen any other metals. Presumably because they are too expensive to be implemented. Well, there are other reasons I guess (I imagine lead dice would be pretty dangerous).

But what about silver or gold? Do they exist?


The Dwarven Metals are / were available in Gold plated Sterling Silver ... Sterling Silver ... Brass ... Copper and Steel ... With brushed or bright finishes

I also suspect that precious metal dice would be cost prohibitive ...

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I've found 18K gold 6 siders, and they go for about $5K a piece.


Wow ... they must be large .. as $5000 US would pay for several ounces of gold

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Obviously the thing that seems to prohibit the manufacture of solid gold dice is no market. Big difference between a $40 steel d20 and a $5000 gold d20.


I think $5000 for a d20 is far too much .. unless it is huge

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But with the extra old gold jewelry I've collected over the years, It wouldn't be hard for me to create molds, melt, and create gold dice (having a father in law who is a jeweler helps).


That would be cool

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But then that brings up another question. Would gold dice be too soft to use?


10K ... should be fine ... 24K ... would round over really easily

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*Edit* Ah, where it appears I've answered part of my own question. Here are some gold plated dice, but no solid gold. I wonder if that's because of the cost and softness of gold?


Likely it is both

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January 2009 Highlights
« Reply #119 on: January 31, 2009, 04:37:24 PM »
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« Reply #120 on: February 28, 2009, 05:57:41 PM »
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« Reply #121 on: April 03, 2009, 07:02:27 PM »
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Re: Dice Talk
« Reply #122 on: April 10, 2009, 11:26:18 PM »
Those are some pretty dice there.
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« Reply #123 on: May 01, 2009, 03:15:30 PM »
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Re: Dice Talk
« Reply #124 on: May 04, 2009, 11:12:42 PM »
I agree with Kevin Cook






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