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Subject: octopod symbols on black dice are black rather than pink? rss

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Silver Bowen
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The rule book shows the octopod symbols on the black dice as pink in color. On my copy, the symbols are black. I actually thought those faces were blank at first, until I realized there was supposed to be something there and looked really close. Was this intentional or is it a misprint. It makes reading the dice difficult and looks pretty terrible.
 
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Misprint. Mine have a real color. To me it is more like purple. On both dice - black and white.
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Robert Seater
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definitely a misprint.
 
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Mine are the same way.
 
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Mine are also too dark to see easily... I have the 2016 English only edition by AEG/Pegasus Spiele.

The dice in general are really poor quality, with the number circles off-center on the black dice, and some symbols off center on the white.

Very disappointed - going to try and write the publisher to see what's up with that. Who makes a dice game with crappy dice (except whizkids :P)? Especially one based on such a high quality game as Aquasphere!
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Seems like a widespread problem with the NA release, then. I contacted AEG and they are sending a new set of black dice. I don't have high hopes that they will be any better, but at least I'll have a spare set I can color properly.

I noticed also that the robots on my white dice aren't that well colored, either. Not enough to make it difficult to play the game, but not great either. I wish AEG had gone for higher quality plastic embossed dice, even if the MSRP had been a bit higher.

I've played the game a few times solo, BTW, and it is quite fun. Probably my favorite quick reroll for score type game ATM.
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I'm considering using some indented dice and printing out the die symbols to make my own set of dice.
 
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Received my replacement set of dice from AEG -- excellent customer service, btw!!

Unfortunately, they're identical to the original set in terms of color. There are other imperfections as well, so I guess this production run is what it is.

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Just picked up the NA version myself, and the dice are, sad to say, garbage. Easily the worst quality dice in my entire library. They literally look like they've been chewed on. Both the white and black dice have damage to their images (not to mention the deep purple octopods on all dice which reads as black on black). If I hadn't opened the shrink myself, I would have thought they were from a heavily used copy. Really, really unprofessional presentation for a $20 game.

I may ask for a replacement set, but it seems this is widespread.

Real shame, too, because the game itself is fun. The dice didn't need to be gorgeous, but at least make the paint readable and the images should all be complete (ie, not partially missing or scratched).

EDIT: Finally grabbed my camera for a quick pic. This is under good lighting, and the camera has an excellent color sensor, so the dark purple Octopod symbol is a lot clearer here than in real life. But you can see a crack on the left side of the off-center Octopod. And the large missing part of the Crystal image (plus dents in other faces of the white die). And one of the scratches in the black die faces (there are more on other faces). This is the condition of the dice right out of shrink.
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Same story here on the dice, cracked wood some of the faces are partially printed the purple octopus is almost invisible on the black dice and one of the black dice is not printed on 3 sides at all, so all in all I can't even play the game. I have emailed AEG I will update on the fix hopefully this has a good ending...

edit: so the new dice arrived today, quickly I might add. They are better quality than my original ones, not perfect, the octo is still basically black... however the rest are printed on all sides and un-cracked. All in all this company has great prompt customer service! While the dice quality should be better, there customer service is top notch quite unlike my experience with Machi Koro the deluxe edition which was the worst I have experienced to date in this hobby. and I will do business with them in the future because of it.

Fun solo dice game all in all will be one of my go to for travel when I want to take something to scratch my board game itch.
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FWIW I sent AEG a pic of my dice and they immediately sent me a whole set of six replacement dice...which are just as bad as the ones I already had.

It's a shame really as I quite like the game.
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Jasonbartfast wrote:
FWIW I sent AEG a pic of my dice and they immediately sent me a whole set of six replacement dice...which are just as bad as the ones I already had.

It's a shame really as I quite like the game.


This was my experience as well. Except the dice I got were marginally better. And no real difference in the octopods. Still bad, but not awful.
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silverbowen wrote:
I'm considering using some indented dice and printing out the die symbols to make my own set of dice.


This is exactly what I was thinking of doing. Did you ever get this done? How did it turn out? I need to find some good images to print stickers.
 
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I never did this. If I was still going to, I'd try getting images from the manual or pad.
 
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