Boise de Rose

French for ‘wood of rose‘, this stunningly gorgeous and incredibly rare wood is something we only have the luxury to work very seldomly as its been illegal to import since 1968.  

Endemic to Madagascar

This premier Rosewood is endemic to Madagascar. Sought after the world over for it’s stunning black cherry coloration and amazing tonal quality. It makes fantastic musical instruments. So much so that companies like Gibson use it in their finest guitars. It was also used extensively in the dye manufacturing as well as the perfume industry owing to its deep red coloration and its wonderful sent which smells of roses and cinnamon when worked. This is truly our favorite wood to work.

Due to mismanagement and corruption within the Malagasy government, this incredible wood was placed on the CITES ban list in 1968 where it remains until this day. This means that raw wood can no longer be imported to CITES signatory countries.  We have a very limited stock of preban Bois de Rose, when that material is gone we will most likely never obtain any more. The good news is that due to updates in the CITES restrictions we are now allowed to ship finished good internationally, mean that for the first time ever our most sought after exotic wooden dice are available to our international customers 

Handcrafted Excellence

The process of crafting our dice takes an extensive amount of time and skill on any level.  When we create one of our specialty sets like these, however, the amount of hand work required increases significantly.

After their initial machining, each die gets treated with special care, being shaped and inlaid by hand.  It takes a steady hand and keen eye to fill intricately engraved numbers with turquoise. 

Big Ass Scale

These dice are massive. Coming in at 8 times the volume and weight of our standard sized ¾” d20s and measuring a full 1½” face to face (roughly the perfect size to fit in a minion’s palm), they are guaranteed to make your players cower in fear, or your DM green with envy.

Our Big Ass d20s are crafted from solid billets of exotic woods and at this scale the grain and figure of these exotic woods is showcased in a manner that just isn’t possible at our standard ¾” scale.

Gigantic Reliquary

Our Big Ass dice sets come in one of our Big Ass Reliquaries. At nearly 4 times the capacity of standard Reliquary these massive gaming cases are the perfect size to hold an epically scaled set of dice. These Big Ass Reliquaries feature a marquetry inlaid rose done in Bois de Rose to match the dice contained within, and the leaves are done in Lignum Vitae. The box itself has been crafted from a beautiful Black Limba which has been finished out in a buck skin sued leather. Like all our Reliquaries, this one features a built in padded rolling tray.

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