Brass Dragon’s Dice
A staple of the steampunk motif, this shiny golden alloy of copper and zinc helped facilitate the industrial revolution.
Roman called it Aurichalum. and used it to produce special coins and ornate golden colored helmets. For the Greeks it was oreichalcos an exotic white golden metal they could not make for their lack of zinc. For ancient Egyptians brass was of little use out side of its golden coloration.
The Age of Sail
Towards the end of the Renaissance period, Brass became sought after for its ease of manufacture, and its resistance to corrosion. This lead to a boom in its popularity that would see its use as the favored metal for intricate instruments like clocks and navigational aids and thus cementing its use right through the industrial revolution.
Science and Lasers Oh My!
Unlike other metal dice on the market, our Dragon’s Dice receive their numbers at the very end of the crafting process. This makes for incredibly crisp and hyper-contrasted numbers. They are engraved with a laser ablation process. Which is a fancy way of saying we blast the surface with 1.21 gigawatts of laser beam awesome sauce that vaporizes the base meal in to its constituent components leaving behind an ultra polished number recessed a few thousandths of an inch deep. This process leaves the perfect balance of the underlying platonic solid completely intact, unlike machining away a deeply recessed number.
In 1748 William Champion would invent the English Process for distilling Zinc which made it much easier to control the ration of zinc to copper while manufacturing brass alloys.
Prior to the invention of the English Process, copper and zinc ores where heated together allowing the zinc vapor infuse the copper ore in a process call cremation.
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