AUGUST 2012 HIGHLIGHTS



Here are the highlights of the dice added in AUGUST 2012

EVENTS OF PARTICULAR NOTE

This month was the second biggest for the collection second only to August 2006

A large part of this is due to the 414 dice acquired at Gen Con Indy

The 39000th die was added this month and it is very likely the 40000th will be added in September

DICE OF PARTICULAR NOTE

         CONTRIBUTIONS THIS MONTH
         
Dice : MINT32 TROLL LORD GAMES 2012 PROMO 01 Dice : MINT32 TROLL LORD GAMES CASTLES AND CRUSADES 01 Many thanks to Steve from

for these dice

Thank you Tom Anders from
IMPACT MINIATURES
You came through for me again!
Dice : MINT32 IMPACT MINIATURES BLOOD BOWL 01 Dice : MINT32 IMPACT MINIATURES GEN CON BOWL 12 BLOOD BOWL 01

Dice : MINT32 BLUE KABUTO COOKIE FU 01 Thanks Brian (Kowalski) from
blue kabuto dice
for this years new Cookie Fu dice

íMuchas gracias to Timothy of
 

for the contribution of the Alien Frontiers Die
Dice : MINT32 CLEVER MOJO GAMES ALIEN FRONTIERS 01

Dice : MINT32 STRATUS DICEAFARI 01 Thank you to Melanie from

for the Diceafari dice

Thank you Dennis of Gaming & Anime Dice : MINT32 WIZARDS OF THE COAST DCI 01

Dice : FOAM2 WOOD WELDED 01 And last but not least

Thanks to Joe Barbercheck

Q-WORKSHOP
Released some truly neat neon color dice at Gen Con Indy
Dice : MINT32 Q WORKSHOP ELVEN II 02 Dice : MINT32 Q WORKSHOP ELVEN II 03 Dice : MINT32 Q WORKSHOP ELVEN II 04 Dice : MINT32 Q WORKSHOP ELVEN II 05
The also released some more of their 'jelly' dice
Dice : MINT32 Q WORKSHOP ELVEN II 06 Dice : MINT32 Q WORKSHOP ELVEN II 07 Dice : MINT32 Q WORKSHOP ELVEN II 08 Dice : MINT32 Q WORKSHOP RUNIC 01
and most amazing was their Spherical Dual d4 and D8's


Dice : MINT32 Q WORKSHOP SPHERICON DUAL D2 01 Dice : MINT32 Q WORKSHOP SPHERICON DUAL D4 01

They also released some new Steampunk dice
including Glow in the Dark and Metal


Dice : MINT32 Q WORKSHOP STEAMPUNK 01 Dice : MINT32 Q WORKSHOP STEAMPUNK STEEL 01


Here are the
CRYSTAL CASTE
dice released at the convention

Dice : MINT31 CRYSTAL CASTE GENCON 2012 01 Dice : MINT32 CRYSTAL CASTE DWARF INSECT ANIMAL DINOSAUR ORC 01




Dice : STONE D20 CRYSTAL CASTE HEMATITE 01 Dice : STONE D20 CRYSTAL CASTE OBSIDIAN OBSIDIAN 01 Dice : STONE D20 CRYSTAL CASTE QUARTZ CRYSTAL 01 Dice : STONE D20 CRYSTAL CASTE TIGERS EYE 01

New
KOPLOW
Dice
Dice : MINT32 KOPLOW TACTILE 01 Dice : MINT32 KOPLOW 6 ACE SHAPES 01

STEVE JACKSON GAMES DICE
New releases
Dice : D12 OPAQUE ROUNDED IRIDESCENT STEVE JACKSON GAMES CTHULHU DICE 01 Dice : MINT32 STEVE JACKSON GAMES MUNCHKIN 01 Dice : MINT32 STEVE JACKSON GAMES MUNCHKIN 03 Dice : MINT32 STEVE JACKSON ILLUMINATI 01
Dice : MINT32 STEVE JACKSON GAMES CTHULHU DICE METAL BRONZE 01 Dice : MINT32 STEVE JACKSON GAMES CTHULHU DICE METAL NICKEL 01 Dice : MINT32 STEVE JACKSON GAMES CTHULHU DICE METAL PEWTER 01

Unrelated to Gen Con .. I found a company
EAI Education
who had some really cool vinyl dice .. as well as a few others

Dice : FOAM2 EAI EDUCATION VINYL 01
Dice : FOAM2 EAI EDUCATION 10 SIDED EQUIVALENCY DICE 01 Dice : FOAM2 EAI EDUCATION 10 SIDED PLACE VALUE DICE 01 Dice : FOAM2 EAI EDUCATION MAGNETIC WRITE ON WIPE OFF 10 SIDED DIE 01 Dice : FOAM2 EAI EDUCATION QUIETSHAPE DOT DICE 01
Dice : FOAM2 EAI EDUCATON JUMBO QUIETSHAPE POLYHEDRA DIE 10 SIDED 01 Dice : FOAM2 EAI EDUCATON JUMBO QUIETSHAPE POLYHEDRA DIE 12 SIDED 01 Dice : FOAM2 EAI EDUCATON JUMBO QUIETSHAPE POLYHEDRA DIE 20 SIDED 01


To wrap up Gen Con
these are some other dice of note
(notice there is a zombie trend again this year)
Dice : D10 OPAQUE ROUNDED IRIDESCENT KING ZOMBIE 01 Dice : D10 OPAQUE ROUNDED SWIRL KING ZOMBIE 01 Dice : D10 OPAQUE ROUNDED SPECKLED KING ZOMBIE 01 Dice : MINT32 BATTLE BUNKER GAMES DICE OF THE DEAD APOCALYPSE EDITION 01 Dice : MINT31 ATTACK DICE WHEN ZOMBIES ATTACK 01
Dice : MINT31 HAYWIRE GROUP DICE T 01 Dice : MINT31 MINDTWISTERUSA FANDOOBLE 01 Dice : MINT31 TALICOR KOR KEEP ON ROLLIN 01 Dice : D10 OPAQUE ROUNDED SOLID MERCS LLC MERCS 01 Dice : MINT32 CATALYST SHADOWRUN 01 Dice : MINT32 CHESSEX CUSTOME FOR THE SPIEL 2012 01
Dice : MINT32 CLEVER MOJO GAMES ALIEN FRONTIERS 01 Dice : MINT32 CRAFTY GAMES BRANDON SANDERSONS MISTBORN ALLOMANTIC SYMBOLS 01
Brandon Sandersons's
Mystborn dice
Dice : MINT32 CUBICLE 7 THE ONE RING 01
One Ring
FINALLY
Yay !
Dice : MINT32 D20 RADIO GN STUDIOS 01 Dice : MINT32 ETERNAL REVOLUTION UNCLE CHESTNUTS TABLE GYPE 01Table Gype

A cross between
chinese checkers
and
chess
Dice : MINT32 GAMESCIENCE CUSTOM FOR FLYING BUFFALO NUCLEAR WAR NUCLEAR ESCALATION 01
Dice : MINT32 MIRANDA DOTZEE 01 Dice : MINT32 SCHLOCK MERCENARY 01 Dice : MINT31 ARES MICRO MONSTERS 01 Dice : MINT32 WIGGLES THREE D ARMY VS ALIENS 01 Dice : MINT32 PROGAGONIST GAMES 01 Dice : MINT32 WIZARDS OF THE COAST GEN CON 2012 DROW PROMO 01
The D&D Promo set
Dice : MINT32 TRIPLE ACE GAMES HELLFROST 01


D-Day Dice were finally released

Dice : MINT31 VALLEY GAMES D DAY DICE 01 Dice : MINT31 VALLEY GAMES D DAY DICE MACHINE GUN FIRE MGF DICE 01 Dice : MINT31 VALLEY GAMES INC D DAY DICE ATLANTIKWALL EXPANSION 01

Dice : MINT32 HERMES 01 Finally got a set of the Hermes Dice
(long time goal)
Acquired a set of the Tri-Square dice
(another long time goal)
Dice : D14 OPAQUE SHARP SOLID CREATIVE ENTERPRISES INC ROLLING AND LEARNING WITH TRI SQUARE DICE 01
Dice : D32 OPAQUE ROUNDED TWO TONE FORTUNE TELLING BALL 01 It seems our fellow collector Frank
is divesting himself of some of his dice
This is another of those divination D32's
Chord Dice
for those of you who are musically inclined
I have a tin ear ... or is that a D10 ear :)
Dice : D8 OPAQUE ROUNDED SOLID CHORD DICE COMPANY CHORD DICE 01
Dice : MINT31 WINDMILL HOBBIES 01 Dice : MINT32 WINDMILL HOBBIES 01 These kind of surprised me
as Windmill has been out of business for decades
and to find two sets still in package ... in one month ... is amasing
This set came as a trade with Kim from
TOMAS THE LAPIDARY
Dice : MINT32 TOMAS THE LAPIDARY RUSSIAN SIBERIAN MAMMOUTH IVORY 01
Dice : MINT32 MARKS AND SPENCER PARTY GIRLS NIGHT IN 01 Ever seen dice come with a Camera before?
Does anyone know what these dice are?
Dice : MINT32 UNKNOWN KING ROGUE 01
Dice : D20 OPAQUE ROUNDED SOLID D5 01 Any idea what this is?

It is a D5 ... numbered 1-5 (4 times)
with the 5's circled
These are handmade dice
from fellow collector Jennifer Asperheim

They are Polymer Clay + Swarovski Crystals
Dice : MINT32 JENNIFER ASPERHEIM POLYMER CLAY SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL 01 Dice : MINT32 JENNIFER ASPERHEIM POLYMER CLAY SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL 02

THEME Changes (Updated/Added) this month

  BRANDS

ADAMS
ARISTOPLAY
BALL AND CHAIN
BATTLE BUNKER GAMES
BLUE KABUTO
CATALYST GAME LABS
CHESSEX
CRYSTAL CASTE
ERIC HARSHBARGER
FANTASY FLIGHT GAMES
FIVE RINGS PUBLISHING GROUP
FLYING BUFFALO
THE GOOD STUFF COMPANY
HASBRO
HAYWIRE GROUP
ICUP
IMPACT MINIATURES
JSPASSNTHRU
KHEPER GAMES
KING ZOMBIE
KINGDOM DICE
KOPLOW
MARKS AND SPENCER
MATTEL
MINDTWISTERUSA
PAUL LAMOND GAMES
Q WORKSHOP
ELVEN
OTHER
RUNIC
STEAMPUNK
SPENCER GIFTS
STEVE JACKSON GAMES
TOMAS THE LAPIDARY
VALLEY GAMES INC
WINDMILL
WIZARDS OF THE COAST
ZEKS

effects dice

CHANGEABLE FACES
GLOW IN THE DARK
LIGHTED

GAMES

BLOOD BOWL
COLLECTIBLE
D DAY DICE
GREED
MUNCHKIN
SHADOWRUN
VIDEO GAME
WARHAMMER

general themes

ADULT
ALCOHOL
ALTERNATIVE INDICIA
ANIMAL
BIOHAZARD
BOOK
CHAOS SYMBOL
CLOWNS AND JESTERS
COMICS
COMPUTER
CROWN
CTHULHU
DECISION
DEMONS AND DEVILS
DICE ON DICE
DIVINATION
FACTION
FLAG
FOOD
GAME BUILDER
GAMING INDUSTRY ADVERTISMENT
GEARS
LAND VEHICLE
LETTER
LIGHTNING
MOVIE AND TELEVISION
DOCTOR WHO
LORD OF THE RINGS
STAR WARS

MUSIC
PEACE SIGN
PLACE VALUE
PLANT
RAILROAD
RELIGIOUS
SKULL
STARS
STEAMPUNK
SUPER HERO
TO SERVE AND PROTECT
TOOLS
UNDEAD
ZOMBIE
WEAPONS
WEATHER

MATERIALS

BONE
CLOTH
ERASER
FOAM
IVORY
METAL
POLYMER CLAY
RUBBER
STONE
WOOD

SHAPES

SPHERICAL

INFORMATION ABOUT DICE CHANGES

STATISTICS ABOUT THE COLLECTION
WHAT SHAPES DO DICE HAVE?
MILESTONES IN THE COLLECTION

39802 (+903)