I've been in the dice and gaming business for years, but every now and then a new innovation comes along that knocks me and my pointy wizard hat to the floor. First it was metal dice, then layered dice -- commonplace enough now, but only made possible by creative manufacturing techniques that were new back in the day. In the dice biz, things progress rapidly and the latest innovation making its debut are inclusion dice -- Sharp Edge Inclusion dice to be more exact.
Sharp Edge Inclusion Dice
So what exactly are Sharp Edge Inclusion dice, and what makes them so special? Well, there are a number of things that makes these dice extraordinary, but for me two things stand out:
- First and foremost is just how absolutely breathtakingly beautiful they are. At Dark Elf Dice, we pride ourselves on carrying one of the largest selections of dice on the internet, and there are many beautiful dice in our ever growing catalog. Sharp Edge Inclusion dice though are something extra special -- these are dice with a beauty factor +10. Crafted with pure resin and filled with a holographic foil "inclusion", these dice capture the light in a remarkable way. Just sitting on the game table they seem to have an inner fire and a life of their own. Amazing!
- Secondly, Sharp Edge Inclusion dice are handcrafted in small batches, each set being hand-poured. The molds used to make these dice are slightly larger than a standard set (makes it easier to add the inclusions). Once the resin cures, the dice are washed and finished by hand. The dice aren't tumbled like acrylic and most resin sets (resulting in rounded corners) so the dice retain their sharp points and edges. Though the edges are sharp, the face of each die is glassy-smooth with an almost gem-like feel.
Sharp Edge Inclusion dice: lovingly made by hand!
As you can imagine, making Sharp Edge Inclusion dice is a time intensive process, and we just can't keep the numbers in stock that we'd like to. By their very nature, Sharp Edge Inclusion dice are a boutique product made in much smaller batches than mass produced dice. While this in turn adds to the specialness of the dice, it will result in dice going out of stock fairly frequently. In fact, we sold out of the Dark Adaptation color within a few days of its initial release. More are coming, but it takes time and the manufacturing process really can't be rushed.
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So how about it fellow travelers? What do you think about our Sharp Edge Inclusion dice? I've posted photos below of two of the other colors we currently have available: Blood and Ice and Polar Vortex. The dice are beautiful and we hope to have even more colors in stock shortly.
Stay tuned, and here's hoping that all of you have an amazing week with many opportunities for gaming and camaraderie! Always remember that life is special -- that you're special -- and that you have the ability to touch people's lives in so many important ways, and the power to make this world a better place. Happy adventuring!
Sharp Edge Inclusion Dice: Blood and Ice
Sharp Edge Inclusion Dice: Polar Vortex