DECEMBER 2008 HIGHLIGHTS



Here are the highlights of the dice added in DECEMBER 2008

EVENTS OF PARTICULAR NOTE


If you have not seen THAC0 - The Movie ... I highly recommend it

I finally got around to adding a CONVENTIONS page ... to display the photos and movies taken at various conventions
 

A WANT page was added this month for those wishing to trade with me
(or for those looking for a gift for me :)

Added a CONTACT page (and removed the previous email links) to explain a few things about the website and hopefully head off some questions

At the request of a fellow dice collector ... with whom I converse regularly via IM .... I added line numbers and column letters to each of the program generated pages ... NEWEST being the most noteable

If you wish to reference a photo ... It is always best to supply a URL for a photo ... rather than a column and row ... as these will change on a regular basis

Another request from the same collector was Monthly Statistics ... I found it interesting that JULY is the biggest month for acquiring dice

I forgot to mention (in previous months) ... that the Q-Workshop 2008  dice design contest concluded and the winner was Shannon Coutuer ... HERE are the details of her win

I moved the collection to a much more stable ... and larger set of shelves this month ... this should give me a good bit more room to expand

The cost paid for the collection crossed $50K US this month

I should be hitting the next milestone for the collection ... next month ... any suggestions for the 26000th die?


DICE OF PARTICULAR NOTE

Dice : FOAM2 UNKNOWN GIFT FROM DICE DAME 01
Many Thanks to Linda Norris
The Dice Dame
for these contributions
Dice : D6 OPAQUE ROUNDED SOLID CHESSEX CUSTOM FOR LINDA NORRIS DICE DAME 01





Dice : D6 OPAQUE ROUNDED SOLID CHESSEX FOR DUNFERMLINE WARGAMMINGAND ROLEPLAYING FELLOWSHIP DWARF 01
Alex of DWARF
(DUNFERMLINE WARGAMMING AND ROLEPLAYING FELLOWSHIP)
Donated these sets this month
Thank you



Dice : D6 BOTH SHARP SOLID ACE PRECISION DOUBLE DIE WHITE PLASTIC 03 Dice : METAL BRASS D6 ACE PRECISION FLOATING FACE 03
Dice : METAL BRASS D6 ACE PRECISION NUMBERED 02
Once again have
ACE PRECISION R&D
outdone themselves

The dice below ... are Titanium dice

Dice : METAL TITANIUM D6 ACE PRECISION PIPPED 01




and these are PVC dice
Dice : MINT17 ACE PRECISION r AND D FLOATING FACE BLACK PVC 01 Dice : MINT17 ACE PRECISION r AND D FLOATING FACE BLACK PVC 02 Dice : MINT17 ACE PRECISION r AND D FLOATING FACE WHITE PVC 01

Dice : MINT18 CHALKTALK SPORTS BASKETBALL 01 CHALKTALK SPORTS
released two more sets of sports dice this month
Dice : MINT18 CHALKTALK SPORTS FOOTBALL 01

Dice : MINT18 DISCOVERY BAY GAMES BARISTA 01 Dice : MINT18 DISCOVERY BAY GAMES BE RHYMED 01 Dice : MINT18 DISCOVERY BAY GAMES MARTINI 01
Dice : MINT18 DISCOVERY BAY GAMES POTIONS 01 Thanks to a watchful collector
and Barnes and Noble
a new brand theme was added

DISCOVERY BAY GAMES

There is at least one more die on its way from this
fine manufacturer
Dice : MINT18 DISCOVERY BAY GAMES SCOOP 01



Dice : MINT18 PAUL LAMOND SPORT DICE GOLF 01 Dice : MINT18 PAUL LAMOND SPORT DICE SOCCER 01
Dice : MINT18 PAUL LAMOND SPORT DICE CRICKET 01 These took me quite a while
to hunt down ... and also
resulted in a new brand theme
PAUL LAMOND GAMES
Dice : MINT18 PAUL LAMOND SPORT DICE TENNIS 01

Dice : NUMBERED OPAQUE ROUNDED SOLID USAOPOLY PEANUTS A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS YAHTZEE 01 It seems I missed the
Peanuts Halloween Yahtzee when it was released but once again thanks to BN.COM ... I found a set

It seems that
USAOPOLY
is cranking out these things almost on a monthly basis
Dice : NUMBERED OPAQUE ROUNDED SOLID USAOPOLY PEANUTS GREAT PUMPKIN YAHTZEE 01

Dice : NON NUMBERED CLEAR ROUNDED SOLID BULLFROG LASERWORKS FOR JENNEFER ASPERHEIM RELIGION 01 These are custom dice
made by
another fellow collector
Dice : D6 CLEAR ROUNDED SOLID BULLFROG LASERWORKS FOR JENNEFER ASPERHEIM FLOWER 01

Dice : METAL ALUMINIUM D6 JETCO 01
The addition of these
Aluminum dice
also resulted in a new brand theme
JETCO

There are more dice forthcoming from this vendor



DAYS OF WONDER

released these dice this month
Dice : MINT17 DAYS OF WONDER TICKET TO RIDE DICE EXPANSION ALAN R MOON 01
Dice : MINT17 PARKER BROTHERS RISK EXPRESS 01
These dice were also hard to acquire  I am surprised given the popularity of RISK in the US


FLAMES OF WAR
is becoming like USAOPOLY
as they are releasing new dice nearly every month

Dice : MINT18 GALE FORCE NINE FOR FLAMES OF WAR TD017 SOVIET GUARDS
Dice : MINT18 JON WEBER MANUFACTORY 3 FAVORITE AMERICAN PENNY ANTE GAMES 01
These were a rare find as
JON WEBER MANUFACTORY
has been out of business for years

These dice are from a new game inventor
Squareshooters.com
Dice : MINT18 SQUARESHOOTERS DOT COM SQUARE SHOOTERS 01
Dice : NON NUMBERED OPAQUE ROUNDED IRIDESCENT SWIRL FANTASY FLIGHT DESCENT ROAD TO LEGEND 01

For you Descent fans
out there
FANTASY FLIGHT GAMES
released these new dice
this month


Dice : PAPER D06 PI-RATICAL STEAMPUNK 01 Dice : PAPER D06 SHANNON COUTURE 2008 Q WORKSHOP DICE DESIGN CONTEST WINNER 01
 I made these dice from the
Q-Workshop dice design contest thread
the upper left die didnt win ...
but I liked it so much I had to embody it
the upper right die is just one of the dice
from the winning set

THEME Changes (Updated/Added) this month

  BRANDS

ACE PRECISION R&D
BULLFROG LASERWORKS
CHALKTALK SPORTS
DAYS OF WONDER
DISCOVERY BAY GAMES
FANTASY FLIGHT GAMES
FLAMES OF WAR
GALE FORCE NINE
HASBRO
JETCO

PAUL LAMOND GAMES
PRIVATEER PRESS
RACKHAM
USAOPOLY

general themes

AIRCRAFT
ANIMAL
ALCOHOL
DOUBLE
FACTION
FLOATING FACE
FOOD
GEOGRAPHY
HEARTS
HOLIDAY
MOVIE AND TELEVISION
PLANT
PUT AND TAKE
TRAIN
RELIGIOUS
ROMAN NUMERAL
SKULL
SPORTS
STARS
VIDEO GAME
YAHTZEE

MATERIALS

FOAM
METAL
PAPER
WOOD

INFORMATION ABOUT DICE CHANGES

ARTICLES ABOUT DICE
(WIRED Magazine Jan 2009)
DICE BUILT OR DESIGNED BY ME
CONVENTIONS
COLLECTION STATISTICS

MONTHLY STATISTICS
WANTED
WHAT SHAPES DO DICE HAVE
(Bottom D12)

25850 (+186)