FAQ

How are your dice made?

My dice are made using epoxy resin, and silicone molds (created by me).
I spend a while planning out dice designs using various materials such as mica powders, inks and dyes, glitters, and other inclusions (like flower petals/ gold leaf etc.).


I then mix and degass the resin in a vaccuum chamber to eliminate most bubbles. The resin is then poured in to the molds using various techniques (dependant on design) and then pressurized in a pressure pot to cure for 24h, to further ensure a bubble free product.

After curing, the dice are cleaned up and hand-polished using polishing papers and compound and a pottery wheel.

Once polished, the dice are inked with acrylic paint!

 

Are your dice balanced?

All materials that I include inside my dice are extremely lightweight and would not affect balance in any significant way. They are totally fair to use in any tabletop game, however should not be used for gambling.

 

What are RAW dice?

RAW dice are dice that still require sanding, polishing and inking. They are perfect for those who like to finish their own dice, or would like access to Dicepoint sets at a steep discount and don't mind the extra labour required to finish the dice.

My RAWs come out of the molds with quite a bit of shine! They usually only require polishing on and around the cap face of each die to roll properly (cap faces are "9/90" face of the D10's, "1" face of all other dice). They may have some subtle mold marks that can be removed through polishing.

 

How do I finish RAW dice?

1. Start by obtaining polishing papers to polish them with. I personally use Zona polishing papers. Ensure that you have a flat surface to work on, and some water or polishing compound. 

2. Remove any excess resin that you can around the cap face of the die ("9/90 face of D10s, "1" face of all other dice).

3. Start with your lowest grit/ highest micron polishing paper. Lay the polishing paper flat on your work surface. Dip your dice in water to wet it, or put a dab of your polishing compound on the face. The wetness of the water/ compound will help control any resin particles that might enter the air when polishing.

4. Ensure that the face of the die you're polishing is flat on the surface of your polishing paper and begin dragging it across the paper in a controlled, circular pattern. Be careful not to over-sand the face when working with the lower-grit polishing papers.

Check the face of the die often. Once it looks uniform in level of polish, move to the next highest-grit paper.

5. Once your dice are polished, you can ink them with any acrylic paint. For this, you'll only need your paint and a brush, some water, and some paper towel. Lay a piece of paper towel flat on your work surface.

6. Next, use a brush to paint in the number on a face. Once the number is filled with paint, wipe the face on the flat paper towel. This will remove most excess paint from the face and leave your number inked. Use your finger to remove any leftover paint on the face and then move on to the next face. 

Once all the faces have been inked, set the dice aside to dry.

7. That's it! If you have any questions about this process feel free to reach out to me on Instagram.

 

What are Amalgams?

Amalgams are RAW 24mm D20s that are made using the extra resin from pours. They can be raw versions of established designs, but in most cases are totally unique.

I put effort in to making the Amalgams look beautiful using the resin that I have left at the end of my pours. This process helps me discover new designs that I can make in to full sets!

 

How do you price your dice? 

I consider many factors when pricing my dice. A few of the biggest considerations are:

- Manual labour time (usually 6-8+ hours per set)
- Material cost and rarity
- Uniqueness of design
- Other business expenses (cost of marketing the dice, taking photos, packaging, mold depreciation, etc.)

My dice are priced in a way that makes it worth it for me to make and sell them. At the end of the day, what you are paying for is a piece of art that took days of dedication to be made by a single person.

 

What size are your standard dice?

Dicepoint dice are larger than standard-sized dice. Measurements are below!

D20 - 22mm
D12 - 20mm
D%/ D10 - 18mm
D8 - 17mm
D6 - 17mm
D4 - 16mm
D2 (coin) - 38mm

Do you do commissions?

I do take commissions, but am only open to new requests at certain times. Please check my Instagram profile for my commission status!