HIGHLIGHED DICE FOR AUGUST 2009
AUGUST 2009 HIGHLIGHTS



Here are the highlights of the dice added in AUGUST 2009

EVENTS OF PARTICULAR NOTE

August 2009 was a big month ...
    Gen Con Indy 2009 ...
    470 new dice ...
    14 new dice themes  ...

Gen Con Indy   was as usual ... fantastic

    I got to work at the new
GAMESCIENCE Booth (CLICK HERE)
        all new and updated ... as compared to previous years

        I got to speak to the movers and shakers at GS ... and there are
          some great things at work ... that I need to keep
          'under my dice hat' .. but I will keep you informed as things
          develop ... thanks for the info Matt and Aaron

    This years dice hat was a big hit as usual ...
         many thanks to Joe Campbell of BrainCase Designs for designing
         and fabricating the lighting harness for this years hat

    My biggest thrill of the convention was being interviewed by
the Spiel
     They did a 2 part piece on Gen Con
          PART 1
(a great piece ... with a few mentionings of dice related topics)
          PART 2 33:00 ... Interview with Lou Zocchi founder of Gamescience
                               42:05 ... Interview with ME :P


Number 28000 is in sight ...
         and will be another Donation from Krusen CNC ... for September


DICE OF PARTICULAR NOTE

First ... I have some people to thank for donations

Dice : MINT19 BUTCHER BLOCK MAPLE LEAF 01 Joe Barbercheck

for his donation of this maple die
we finally got to meet face to face
at GenCon

You may recognize Joe's name
from his dice collection
hosted on this site


Al Walker
of
 
OUTOF THE BOX
Letter Roll
went through a few design
and name changes ...
but it is finally here
Quality takes time
Dice : D20 OPAQUE ROUNDED SOLID OUT OF THE BOX LETTER ROLL 01


Dice : MINT19 CATALYST SHADOWRUN 01 Jennefer Asperhiem
(you may recognize her name from HERE)

donated this Shadowrun pair

I intended to go back and purchase the other set of the other color of
Shadowrun dice
when I returned ... they were sold out :(
you snooze ... you lose

If anyone got the other color ... and are willing to help ... please contact me


Dave and Stephen of
the Spiel
provided me with this Limited Edtion pair
just after my interview
Dice : MINT19 CHESSEX CUSTOM FOR THE SPIEL 01

Dice : MINT19 CHESSEX CUSTOM FOR ZARI 01

Zari (Shaby and Topher)
for the 3rd year in a row

tossed some Zari dice my way


Mark of
CRYSTAL CASTE
Included this pair of  Cyber Skull dice
along with my purchase (see below)

Dice : MINT19 CRYSTAL CASTE CYBER SKULL 01


Dice : MINT20 GAMESTATION PROTOTYPE FINGER JOINT 01
Dice : MINT19 GAMESTATION CUSTOM PHIL AND CALYE 01

Matt Ragsdale
of

GAMESCIENCE
Custom made this finger joint D6 and as such spawned a new Effects theme

He also donated this
Weddng commemorative die

The Crew over at Hinterwelt.com
provided me with these new dice



Dice : MINT19 CHESSEX CUSTOM FOR HINTERWELT 01



Finally and certainly not least ... as these guys
(not sure if there are any gals left in Poland)
have for the past 5 years ...
been cranking out the most beautiful dice I have ever seen

Patryk ... Michal ... and Maciej of
Q-WORKSHOP

Thank you for contribution of the dice detailed in your own section below



 ACE PRECISION R&D
Dice : MINT19 ACE PRECISION JEWISH STAR OF DAVID 01 Greg has been very prolific this month

these are just a few of his creations
Dice : MINT19 ACE PRECISION YIN YANG 01
Dice : MINT19 ACE PRECISION D12 ALUMINIUM STICK PIPPEDED 01 I forgot to update the
DICE SHAPES
page when I added the brass
versions of these

this oversight has been corrected

Dice : MINT19 ACE PRECISION D8 ALUMINIUM STICK PIPPED 01

Dice : MINT19 ACE PRECISION DOLLAR 01 Dice : MINT19 ACE PRECISION EURO 01
Dice : MINT19 ACE PRECISION NIN NINE INCH NAILS 01 For those Trent Reznor
fans out there
<---------------------
For those Masons
who like dice
------------------------>
Dice : MINT19 ACE PRECISION MASONS 01
Dice : MINT19 ACE PRECISION JESUS FISH 01 Dice : MINT19 ACE PRECISION PEACE SYMBOL 01 Dice : MINT19 ACE PRECISION FEMALE SYMBOL HAND MIRROR 01 Dice : MINT19 ACE PRECISION CROSS 01
Dice : MINT19 ACE PRECISION SPADE 01 Dice : MINT19 ACE PRECISION HEART 01 Dice : MINT19 ACE PRECISION DIAMOND 01 Dice : MINT19 ACE PRECISION CLUB 01

Brians Bazar
Dice : MINT19 BRIANS BAZAR KLINGON 01.jpgMINT19 BRIANS BAZAR CROSS 01 Hadn't heard from Brian in a while
so I contacted him this month
and he sent these

I especially like the blood like
Cross Dice

Dice : MINT19 BRIANS BAZAR PENTAGRAM 01

Dice : MINT19 BRIANS BAZAR KLINGON 01


CHESSEX
Dice : MINT19 CHESSEX 2009 CUSTOM BONED 01 Joe Kogin was once again
very busy with customs for Gen Con

Dice : MINT19 CHESSEX 2009 CUSTOM SCREWED 01
Dice : MINT19 CHESSEX 2009 CUSTOM CSA CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA 01 Dice : MINT19 CHESSEX 2009 CUSTOM CHAOS 01 Dice : MINT19 CHESSEX 2009 CUSTOM LOL 01 Dice : MINT19 CHESSEX 2009 CUSTOM US 01
Dice : MINT19 CHESSEX 2009 CUSTOM NUTS 01 Dice : MINT19 CHESSEX 2009 CUSTOM FRAK 01
Dice : MINT19 CHESSEX 2009 CUSTOM SPIEL 01




Dice : MINT19 CHESSEX 2009 CUSTOM DONT TOUCH MY DICE 01 These two are my favorites of this years customs
Take a look and you will see why
Dice : MINT19 CHESSEX 2009 CUSTOM I WENT TO INDIANAPOLIS AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS STUPID DIE 01




Dice : MINT19 CHESSEX CUSTOM KLINGON FOR RPGSHOP 01 these are cool custom Klingon Dice
for RPGShop.com


Dice : D10 OPAQUE ROUNDED SPECKLED CHESSEX CUSTOM KLINGON FOR RPGSHOP 01




My personal favorite set from GenCon
was the new MicroMetal dice
Not only were they the only dice ... that got their own Banner
they also lowered the bar ... for
SMALLEST dice

Dice : MINT19 CHESSEX MICROMETAL 01

CRYSTAL CASTE
Dice : MINT19 CRYSTAL CASTE GENCON 2009

The required (for any collector or Gen Con attendee)

Dice : MINT19 CRYSTAL CASTE TOXIC MINI POLYS 01

If you liked the CC Toxic Dice then you may like them in MINI size

Dice : MINT19 CRYSTAL CASTE METAL RED 01

Dwarven Metals are now available painted

Dice : MINT20 CRYSTAL CASTE INFLATABLE D20 01

I liked this die so much ... I bought two

One to keep deflated in the collection

The other to fill with hydrogen and send off into the atmosphere
(No seriously .. I gave one as a gift ... but the recipiants thought that would be really cool)



DAGON INDUSTRIES
Dice : MINT19 DAGON INDUSTRIES D10 ELDER YELLOW SIGN 01 Dice : MINT19 DAGON INDUSTRIES MISKATONIC UNIVERSITY 01 Dice : MINT19 DAGON INDUSTRIES CTHULHU 01
Released more Cthulhu dice this month at Gen Con

My favorite has got to be the Casino R'lyeh


Dice : MINT19 DAGON INDUSTRIES CASINO RLYEH 01

PLAYROOM ENTERTAINMENT
And Riener Knizia

bring us Scary Tales
(discussed in part 1 of The Spiel interview ... above)


Dice : MINT19 PLAYROOM SCARY TALES LITTLE RED VS PINOCCHIO 01 Dice : MINT19 PLAYROOM SCARY TALES SNOW WHITE VS THE GIANT 01


Q-WORKSHOP

As promised

Dice : MINT19 Q WORKSHOP DWARVEN HAMMER 01 These DWARVEN / HAMMER prototypes
have such detail .. notice that you can see the
'wooden' background as well as the detailed grip of the hammer?

These DEADLANDS prototype could be
used for any Old ... Wild West Campaign

I particularly like the Cards die here

Dice : MINT19 Q WORKSHOP PINNACLE DEADLANDS 01
Dice : MINT19 Q WORKSHOP PATHFINDER SECOND DARKNESS 01
These are the new ... 3rd Gen ...
Pathfinder Chronicles Dice


Not sure what these prototypes will be used for
but you can bet it will be SUPER

Dice : MINT19 Q WORKSHOP COMIC BOOK 01

wizards of the coast

released the new Magic 2010 Expansion this month
Dice : D20 MTG OPAQUE ROUNDED SPECKLED WIZARDS OF THE COAST MTG MAGIC 2010 M10 01 Dice : D20 MTG OPAQUE ROUNDED SPECKLED WIZARDS OF THE COAST MTG MAGIC 2010 M10 02 Dice : D20 MTG OPAQUE ROUNDED SPECKLED WIZARDS OF THE COAST MTG MAGIC 2010 M10 03 Dice : D20 MTG OPAQUE ROUNDED SPECKLED WIZARDS OF THE COAST MTG MAGIC 2010 M10 04 Dice : D20 MTG OPAQUE ROUNDED SPECKLED WIZARDS OF THE COAST MTG MAGIC 2010 M10 05

They also did a limited release of From The Vault: Exiled



Dice : D20 MTG OPAQUE ROUNDED SPECKLED WIZARDS OF THE COAST MTG FROM THE VAULT EXILED 01


Dice : D100 GOLD SMOKE AND BLACK LARGE 01 GAMESCIENCE

released a new color of d100


Seems to have risen from the dead .. judging by eBay

This is a color of 2 inchers that I have never seen

Dice : MINT20 CRISLOID BLUE 01
Dice : MINT20 GALE FORCE NINE FOR FLAMES OF WAR TD021 3 SS PANZERDIVISION TOTENKOPH FLAMES OF WAR

gives us their 21st set
in their commemorative tin set


THEME Changes (Updated/Added) this month

  BRANDS

ACE PRECISION R&D
ARISTOPLAY
BRIANS BAZAR
CARDINAL
CHESSEX
CRISLOID
CRYSTAL CASTE
DAGON INDUSTRIES
DICE OF THE DEAD
FLAMES OF WAR
FUNDEX
GALE FORCE NINE
GAMESCIENCE
GAMESTATION
GIGAMIC
GORGEOUS CHAIN
HASBRO
HC EDWARDS
JETCO
JSPASSNTHRU
KOPLOW
MAYFAIR
OUT OF THE BOX
PLAYROOM
Q-WORKSHOP
RIO GRANDE GAMES
WINNING MOVES
WIZARDS OF THE COAST

effects dice

CHAINMAIL
FINGER JOINT
INFLATABLE

GAMES

BINGO
CATAN
CROWN AND ANCHOR
TRIVIAL PURSUIT

general themes

ADULT
AIRCRAFT
ALTERNATIVE INDICIA
ANIMAL
CTHULHU
CURRENCY
CUSTOM MADE
DICE ON DICE
EYES
FACIAL EXPRESSION
FACTION
FOOD
GAMING INDUSTRY ADVERTISMENT
LETTER
MOVIE AND TELEVISION
STAR TREK
MUSIC
PEACE
PLACE VALUE
PLANT
RAILROAD
RELIGIOUS
SECRET SOCIETY
SHIP
SKULL
SMALLEST AND LARGEST
SPORTS
STARS
SUPER HERO
TABLEWARE
WEAPONS
WEATHER
YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED
ZARI
UNDEAD
ZOMBIE

MATERIALS

FOAM
METAL
WOOD

SHAPES

STICK

INFORMATION ABOUT DICE CHANGES

GENCON 2009
COLLECTION STATISTICS
WANTED
WHAT SHAPES DO DICE HAVE?
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