Bronze Age Bog Oak
Ancient Bog Oak is an exquisite material steeped in history and lore. These Bog Oak Dice were raised from an Irish peat bog and crafted with inlaid Celtic knotwork.
Bronze Aged Beauty
Ancient Bog Oak is a stunning material steeped in history, literally steeped like a fine swamp flavored tea. As such, it seems only proper to push the boundaries of what can be created with such an amazing material. So how do we do that? We scale up to our Big Ass dice, engrave them with a gorgeous Celtic Knot pattern and inlay the whole set with Bronze. The material dates back to the Bronze age, which if you hadn't guessed, is characterized by the extensive use of Bronze. Seeing this ancient oak hail from the Emerald Isle, there is no better way to show that heritage than with a traditional Celtic Knot pattern.
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 intricate Celtic knot engravings with bronze.
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.
Bronze Age Motif
We love history and particularly the history of the materials we use to make our dice. Ancient Bog Oak is one of the oldest woods around and as such it's rich with history in its own right. This wood dates Bronze Age, when human cultures discovered the ability to smelt copper with tin to create Bronze. It was an advancement that allowed the use of a metal stronger than any other available at the time.
To build on this historically signifigant period, we've inlaid dice with a highly polished bronze producing solid metal Celt knot design unrivaled in its beauty.
Celtic Knot Work
The patterns have been adopted over much of the world, particularly throughout the former Holy Roman Empire, most commonly seen adorning churches and illuminated manuscripts. Typically a Celtic Knot is characterized by a single line twisted and laid upon itself in plaits, connecting back to their beginning to form a continuous loop. It is widely believed to symbolize the interconnectedness of life and eternity.
Each die is engraved with a custom knot pattern painstakingly hand drawn by our resident Art Minion. Each die even has an intricate Celtic animal drawn for the high number, with its own symbolism and significance.
On the d12 you'll find The Salmon, a creature of great wisdom, was said to have acquired its knowledge from eating the Nine Hazels of Wisdom that fell from the Tree of Knowledge. Many sea creatures are viewed as symbols of wisdom but the salmon was also said to be the oldest of living creatures as well.
Each set of Bronze Age Dice comes nestled securely in our brand spanking new Big Ass Reliquary crafted from Exhibition Grade Crotchwood Black Walnut. The lid of the box is also engraved with matching Celtic knot work. Each Bronze Age d20 comes in our standard round tin.
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