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Hi. Is there a set of cool dice you'd recommend I check out. I'm looking for a gift for someone who'd appreciate a set (roll play, gamer, engineer).
 
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For true old skool awesomeness...

Gamescience dice. http://www.gamesciencedice.com/

Guaranteed to roll accurately, which other polyhedrals won't. Requires inking, which is part of the charm. Increasingly hard to find these days.
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I know I'd appreciate a set of polyhedrals from Q-workshop. I'm particularly fond of their Classic and Elvish designs. Let me know if you need my shipping address.
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VanVeen wrote:
For true old skool awesomeness...

Gamescience dice. http://www.gamesciencedice.com/

Guaranteed to roll accurately, which other polyhedrals won't. Requires inking, which is part of the charm. Increasingly hard to find these days.


Failing to find gamesciencedice, I like translucent dice. Because you can see through them, you know there are no voids to throw off the balance. And, when the light shines through them the look pretty, almost gem like. If the gamer has a favorite color, consider that.
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I've always used Chessex dice when buying mine...
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Chessex Pound-o-Dice is fun because it's a grab bag. There are sometimes a couple of seconds and misprints in there, but there is always one matched set (in a small sealed manilla envelope). Every order is unique. I've gotten a seven-sided die once, and quite few 10mm dice as well.

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I know I'd appreciate a set of polyhedrals from Q-workshop. I'm particularly fond of their Classic and Elvish designs. Let me know if you need my shipping address.

These guys make some absolutely lovely, very difficult to read dice, particularly from across a table. Not recommended for actual gaming.
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ThroughTheDeckGlass wrote:
VanVeen wrote:
For true old skool awesomeness...

Gamescience dice. http://www.gamesciencedice.com/

Guaranteed to roll accurately, which other polyhedrals won't. Requires inking, which is part of the charm. Increasingly hard to find these days.


Failing to find gamesciencedice, I like translucent dice. Because you can see through them, you know there are no voids to throw off the balance. And, when the light shines through them the look pretty, almost gem like. If the gamer has a favorite color, consider that.

My favorite dice of all are the translucent GameScience dice. I've not seen more attractive gem dice and they've got nice weight, even distribution and are just fun to roll.

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https://easyrollerdice.com/

Great dice
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You could google them made with semi-precious stones too. Less practical, but nice to display.
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I know I'd appreciate a set of the go first dice.

[https://www.amazon.com/Maths-Gear-Go-First-Dice/dp/B015P4KQH...]
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Polyhero dice are worth taking a look at. I was thinking of getting these as a gift for someone a while back.

They're come in themed sets, in shapes that match items typically associated with that theme. So the figher theme has a d6 in the shape of a sword, and the wizard set has a d6 in the shape of a fireball, etc.

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I was very impressed with a set I got from here: http://www.dieharddice.com/

Specifically, picked up a Sinister Chrome with Pink set, with the case; I call them my Cyberpunk dice. angry
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Perhaps die in a die?

Amazon

Gruntz dice at Clearhorizon Miniatures

Gigglenook Math Store
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Geoffrey Burrell
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http://www.skybluepink.com may sell dice sets.
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JonSnow972 wrote:
I know I'd appreciate a set of the go first dice.

[https://www.amazon.com/Maths-Gear-Go-First-Dice/dp/B015P4KQH...]
Seconded.

To explain, they're 4 d12 with faces from 1-48 that can be rolled to determine first player status, all balanced, and even balanced for determining 2nd, 3rd, and 4th player, too.

Further, for 2-player and 3-player games, any two or three dice from the set have the same properties: perfectly even distribution for first, second, etc, player.

You could also check out Start Player Express, which isn't as mathematically interesting as go first dice, but is more scaleable.
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