It’s known amongst a good number of people that I’m a dice collector – the more unusual, the better (even if I don’t always play the games to which the dice belong). With this in mind, RPGamer99, Bar_Barian and alefnull pointed me in the direction of the one known as Dicecreator, aka Abraham Nedderman (links: Dicecreator’s blog; Google+ page).
Dicecreator (his preferred handle, over his real name) makes simply stunning artisan-created dice, and his blog is really worth a look; I narrowly avoided shorting out my keyboard with drool 😉 Amongst the creations you’ll find there are dice based on Portal, JRR Tolkien’s The Silmarillion, and even (just for kicks) one with cellphone-style battery-charge symbols!1
… and it was suggested by RPGamer99 that I could throw together a blog post, highlighting Dicecreator’s work in the hopes that I could help get the word out to the Minecraft community. So, after having calmed down my desire-created shaking and gibbering, I was happy to oblige – though it should be pointed out to Dicecreator that he might end up with more than a handful of orders, if there are a good number of Minecraft-playing dice collectors out there…
Additionally, I’ve found – from an occasion when I sought permission to refer to Minecraft in a novel – that Notch passed on my request to Carl Manneh… so when this blog post is tweeted out, it’ll be heading Carl’s way, too 🙂
I could also easily see more complex Minecraft-based dice, if someone was to come up with a Minecraft dice game… Mind = blown!
Anyway, good luck to Dicecreator – I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you! 😀
1 Dice-collector-nerd note to Dicecreator, by the way: You commented on your blog that the d10 version of your “battery” die is a little hard to read… Perhaps a d6 version might be more useful 🙂