Everyone has resin or plastic dice but why stop your collection there? There are so many materials that they make polyhedrals out of and they’re ALL pretty.
You may have seen this set floating around twitter. I’ve been practically drooling over them for weeks, but I’m clumsy and often roll my dice right out of their tray and onto the floor so many I’m not ready for this level of responsibility just yet. Glass dice – aside from being fragile and immediately turning any game that feels much more high-brow – have a gorgeous ability to play with lights and colors and these dice would make casting any magic spell feel like magic.
I’m no stranger to metal dice – I have a set that I use all the time, but it looks nothing like this. Sturdy, sharply detailed, and handmade these dice are a work of art just as much as a took of the game. The hollow style gives the D20 a look that reminds me of knotted vines or stylized magic bursts and would fit in so nicely so so many different characters. Plus, I bet the weight and hollowness combine to make a very fun dice to roll.
I had a nearly impossible time picking just one set of URWizards dice to feature because they’re all breathtaking, so do yourself a favor and take a moment to do some electronic widow shopping. This particular paridot set has small gold leaf details that remind me of druids and springtime, but every set is a little different with a variety of imagery and stones. Like glass, gemstone dice are an incredible way to step up your D&D game with something a little more fancy and a lot more breakable, so keep these out of young hands.
If you’re a science nerd as well as a tabletop gaming nerd, love fossils, or just think that really old things are cool, this coral fossil set may have your number. This is a unique set with a story to tell, so why not use them to help tell your character’s story? A friend of mine has a similar coral set to this, and they’re even prettier in person.
We’ve been looking at a lot of heavy dice, breakable dice and I think it’s time to switch it up. Wooden dice are sturdy, lightweight (comparatively) and will bring a natural softness and beauty to your dice bag. If you’d prefer something less cold and weighty that you’d be okay with dropping on the floor from time to time, you can’t do better than a simple set of wooden dice.
Do you own any specialty dice? What are they made out of? How do they roll for you? Are they attached to a specific character or are they your every day dice? Let us know in the comments!