Celebrate D&D’s 45th Anniversary with an extremely limited run of aluminum and sapphire dice that are on sale right now.
When the original three-box-set for D&D was first released in 1974, it started a whole everything. D&D was a game changer, founding a new industry and opening up doors of imagination to whole other worlds. Now that D&D has hit its sapphire anniversary, according to whatever shadow council decides what stone goes with what month, and whether or not it’s okay to wear jorts before July (it is, every day is a fine day for jorts), the folks at D&D are cramming a lab-grown sapphire into a set of anodized aluminum dice (aluminium if you’re overseas from the US).
There was an unexpected, monthlong delay in releasing this dice set–probably because when they were growing their sapphires in the lab, something…got out, but they’re here now, so let’s take a look at all of the details. Once this run is gone, they’re gone. So if you want yours, grab them today.
via Wizards of the Coast
It’s been five years since Dungeons & Dragons fifth edition launched, and the explosion of D&D’s popularity since then has been a wonder to behold! Now fans can celebrate D&D through the D&D Sapphire Anniversary Dice Set, available directly from Wizards of the Coast starting at 11a.m. (PT) on November 21, 2019 (check back then for link to purchase). The set commemorates both #5yearsof5e AND forty-five years since D&D’s first publication in 1974.
In honor of the original release year of Dungeons & Dragons, 1974 sets of this custom-crafted treasure have been created for this special occasion.
And these dice look amazing. They’re part of a partnership with Level Up Dice, who have crafted here a set of eleven precision anodized luxury aluminum dice. You’ll get two d20s, one d12, two d10s, one d8, four d6s, and a lone d4–and you won’t find these anywhere but Wizards of the Coast.
But what would custom dice be without a special box and tray to display them:
Alongside the box, you’ll get a premiere foldout card featuring the official D&D 5E rules for adult sapphire dragons–unavailable anywhere else in 5th Edition–and the certificate of authenticity that you’d expect to accompany a collector’s item like this.