MDG Hematite 16mm Polyhedral Dice Set

MDG Hematite 16mm Polyhedral Dice Set

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Metallic Dice Games makes polyhedral dice sets and accessories from gemstones that run the gamut. This set is made by hand from hematite: a mineral form of iron oxide that is said to help ground us, help us concentrate, and strengthen our connection with the Earth Read More

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Curby
77
May 7, 2018
What's with the 2 on the D12 in this picture? Seems like it wasn't engraved properly, and is just an outline instead of filled in like the other numbers.
https://massdrop-s3.imgix.net/product-images/mdg-hematite-16mm-polyhedral-dice-set/361A9731_20180111101249.jpg?auto=format&fm=jpg&fit=max&w=1272&h=1008&dpr=1&q=80
Is that what people mean when they say "nearly impossible to read in certain lighting"?
Cincinnatux
25
Apr 25, 2018
I was surprised that they arrived with each die in a separate chamber of a plastic pill box, and that the 4-sided die was further bundled in paper. How likely are these to damage each other in a dice bag? Is the 4-sided die exceptionally fragile?
I am also curious to know if anybody has done anything to make the numbers more visible. I can read them without squinting, but it would be better (IMO) to have a high-contrast color there. Way back in the day of cheap plastic dice I used to rub crayon into the grooves to provide that contrast, but these metal dice have extremely shallow engraving and I doubt crayon wax would stick. Any thoughts out there?
gigaflop
143
Nov 23, 2018
Can you show some pictures of what the D4 looks like now?
Cincinnatux
25
Feb 6, 2019
Solid advice, though in the end I simply don't use them. While I love the heft, I hate having to squint to read them every time I throw 'em. They are purely decor on my gaming shelf at this point. I have a pair of steel d6 dice that I bought from The Dice Tower at a tabletop convention in Ohio a few years back that I love, though. Easy to read and they hit the table with authority without worry of the dice breaking each other.
Omenis
2
Mar 26, 2018
Just wondering how heavy these are? Comparable to other gem dice or more like metal dice?
epsilon748
221
Mar 26, 2018
I don't own these, but I own a ton of MDG gemstone and metal dice. Hematite is somewhere in between. Most of the gemstone dice are light, but they do range depending on the stone (and can be fragile). Most of the MDG dice are zinc with plating and zinc is 50% denser than hematite, so you can expect these to be about 2/3s the weight of metal dice.
Ap717
32
Mar 26, 2018
That link was for all the dice with stickers on them. This is the one with engravings. https://shop.metallicdicegames.com/collections/metallic-dice-games/products/engraved-opalite-and-blue-sandstone-sets
acy0
13
Feb 20, 2018
Under certain lighting these dice are impossible to read
acy0
13
Mar 29, 2018
The numbers just disappear on certain angles and lighting, I had to pick up and inspect each time I rolled the dice.
comradepuffs
0
Mar 29, 2018
I have a different pair like that which I don't use much anymore. It's lame to have to pick them up and squint! That's what I needed to know, thanks.
Dude104
2
Jan 23, 2018
sleepyspoonie
9
Jan 24, 2018
Can confirm—the dice on the website have stickers instead of engraving.
Schuyler
163
May 5, 2018
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