I like dice. I particularly like unusual dice, whether they have unusual designs (like those of Q-Workshop) or methods of manufacture (like the heavy cast-iron dice I found at GenCon, whose manufacturer I can't remember).
I'm particularly interested in artistic or unusually crafted dice. I want beautiful things which you could nevertheless use in an RPG.
To clarify, here are things I'm not interested in. First some general classes, then some examples:
- Unusual types of dice, such as d25s, Crown and Anchor dice, d10s-inside-d10s or dice with Arabic numerals.
- Dice with unusual things on the faces: such as, for example, Cthulhu dice where a picture of Cthulhu replaces the one.
- Dice which we've all seen many times at conventions, such as fake knucklebone dice, foam dice, metal dice or wooden dice. (This one is slightly less quantifiable, but as a rule: if more than one manufacturer makes it, it's probably uninteresting.)
- Chessex dice.
- Antique dice.
- Glowing green zombie dice.
- Dice that make noises
- Loaded dice
Which manufacturers should I be looking at?