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Hans Persson
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(I'm not sure if I'm in the right thread here, but I hope so.)

I'm collecting dice. I'd like to extend my collection, of course, so I'd like to come in contact with people all over the world who are willing to exchange interesting dice for other dice, Swedish games, geekgold, money or whatever.

I'm interested in anything that I don't already have, but primarily dice that are old, handmade, made of something other than plastic or specific for a country or area.

Let me know if you have anything interesting, or if you just want to discuss dice.
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Any chance that you know where I can find a copy of Vikingatid?

I've sent unusual dice overseas before, and will keep my eyes open for some. What are you looking for in specific?

Or, maybe it will be easier to let us know what you aren't looking for...
 
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I'm primarily interested in dice...

- ... in strange materials. Most of my collection is in plastic,
although I also have dice in bone, foam, wood, bakelite (I
think), some kind of metal and amber. Any other material is
interesting, as well as dice in identified kinds of wood and
metal.

- ... which are handmade and/or old. I have one bone die that
claims to be or Roman origin from about AD 50, but apart from
that I don't think anything is older than the beginning of the
20th century.

- ... which are specific to some country or area. The only such
that I know I have now are six-sided of the Asian variety
(large red 1, red 4, straight 2 instead of across). I'm not
sure how common country-specif dice are; I'm not aware of any
that are specific to Sweden.

- ... with an unusual number of sides. I have dice with 3, 4, 5,
6, 8, 10, 12, 16, 20, 24, 30, 34 and 100 sides (and a spherical
die behaving like it had 6). Any other number of sides is
interesting.

- ... with anything other than pips/digits on the sides, or which
are not simply numbered from 1 to whatever the number of sides
is. I have dice with letters, roman numerals, chinese numbers,
hexadecimal numbers, compass directions, colors, playing cards
and probably some more.

- ... with advertising. I have a couple, but very few.

- ... that belong to all-dice games. I have some from Dragon
Dice, Cities of Doom, Chaos Progenitus, and Throwing Stones.
I don't plan to build complete collections of the CDGs, but
I'd like at least a few dice from each game.

- ... that cheat somehow. I have a set of craps dice that always
roll 7 or 11 (one has only 5, the other only 2 and 6) and a
set of dice that double the highest or lowest number. I haven't
found any dice that are actually weighted.

I don't recognize Vikingatid and it's not available on the Swedish Ebay-analog right now, but I will keep an eye open.
 
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Hi Hans,

I saw your post and thought I'd reply. I have some unusual dice you may be interested in. I was working in Taiwan several years ago and bought a handcarved 6-sided die made of jade. I thought it would be cool to use while gaming but it's not too practical because it's not exactly symmetrical. However, it's a nice looking die.

I also have a die that has printing instead of pips. It is white with orange printing and has a crab instead of the number '1' on it.

I also have some offically voided casio dice from differnent casios. The casino's name is printed on the die, along with a refernce number and the word 'VOID' as part of their rules and regulations. They're all red transluscent with large white pips. I also have some 16mm transluscent blue, purple and green casino dice as well.

Let me know if you're interested and I can send you some photos.

Thanks,

Rob Gamez
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> Let me know if you're interested and I can send you some photos.

Definitely. PM sent.
 
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An ash I know, Yggdrasil its name. With water white is the great tree wet; thence come the dews that fall in the dales. Green by Urth's well does it ever grow.
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I picked up a pair of dice in a game called Skunk from the 1950's yesterday with you in mind. (image 2)

And I have a set of 5 Monkey Business dice, which are advertising dice from a store which I visited in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, on an island with no car traffic, LOL.



I'm gonna amass a bunch of dice, scouring the FLGS store dice bins, looking for stuff for you.

Locally, I have seen a set of "pizza dice" which comes in a ziploc baggie with a nifty logo, which have 12 different pizza toppings written on their sides, and you roll them to help decide what to get on your pizza.

I also can find you a Simpson d12 or maybe even a set of dice which have D'oh! instead of the number 1 on them.

I've also found a die for Advance to Boardwalk. Wooden with colored squares on four sides and "w" and "f" on the others.



I have a die with serif font numerals on all sides numbered 0-5.

I've got a larger wooden die of natural color with tan pips 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, & a castle door on the final side.

Also, about 16 small wooden dice (the size of an Avalon-Hill bookshelf die) made by a small manufacturer in NW Wisconsin in the 1970's. They have black pips on a clear-coated blonde wooden cube.

But there will surely be more to come.

GM me if you're interested...

Peace,
Christian
 
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Have you geek mailed user keng ho? http://www.boardgamegeek.com/user/Keng%20Ho who also collects dice
 
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Now I have!
 
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I'm still interested in any weird dice that anyone wants to trade my way!

I've now made my dice collection viewable on the web: http://familjen-persson.se/dice/
 
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After looking through your 6 sided dice I notice that you don't have many of the Liar's Dice variants. They usually aren't too expensive and I'm sure many folks on the geek have them for trade.

Here's some:
Pirates dice, Based on Pirates of the Caribbean

These are found cheap thrifting many times.

Simpsons


Some sort of Wanye's World edition


Animal House
 


Also I found some skull dice on ebay where they have skulls instead of pips. Costs money though
Here's the link: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?type=4&cam...
 
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Also www.rpgoverstock.com has some different dice.
They have dry erase 6 sided dice, a variety of foam dice, and a wooden number set.

Here's the dice page:
http://www.rpgoverstock.com/product_info.php?products_id=388...&

And finally....there was some funky die at Origins this year. If I remember right it was a die that was all dice combined. I'll see if I can find it on the net.
 
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I've seen the Dtotal on the net somewhere but haven't ordered it yet. It was pretty expensive.

As for d6 with special images on one of the sides (normally 1 or 6), I do have a few and will buy those that I stumble upon, but they're not my main collecting focus. What interests me the most are old dice and dice in unusual materials.

I'll have a look at the page you pointed to!
 
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Hej!

I have found two nice sets of dices on French ebay :

Old dices made of bone

"Poker Dices"

If you are interested but have difficulties to communicate with the guys, just tell me. French are not really known to be good in English so I could translate to you

 
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pinkunicorn wrote:
I haven't found any dice that are actually weighted.

I have several dice weighted for six, and others of the exact same style weighted for one.
I once had a friend smuggle some into an Axis & Allies game.
I'll confirm it is harder to find weighted dice than mis-numbered ones, but not impossible. The ones I have are made of black wood, with silver painted pips.
 
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Thanks for the offer, but I have found similar bone dice on English-language Ebay. These even had small red stamps of a crown and the letters "GR" on the six side. This means that the appropriate tax was paid for them, and that they were made when king George taxed dice. This was apparently 1760-1820. During queen Victoria's reign, the stamp was VR. (The "R" is for "Rex".)
 
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