These polyhedral dice are crafted from black architectural-grade soapstone, which gives them a dark charcoal coloration that makes for easy to read numbers thanks to high-contrast engraving. Soapstone can be worked with regular wood working tools, and when it turns to dust it magically becomes baby powder, keeping the minions’ hands soft and supple. The Architectural-grade soapstone we use has a much lower talc content than the artist-grade stone we used in the original Scotch Rock d20s, thus making for a much more durable die. We highly recommend that you do not roll these on glass, and if you want your wooden table to survive for more than one gaming session, a padded surface is a good idea.
Soapstone has many uses from countertops and fireplaces to pipes and figurines. My favorite use for soapstone is whiskey stones. That’s right: pop these bad boys in the freezer and give a new meaning to the term “on the rocks”. You can get a set of three Scotch Rocks here.
PLEASE NOTE: soapstone has a tendency to get a powdered appearance when it dries out. Occasionally wetting the dice with mineral oil will help to maintain the black lustrous appearance.