Since everyone seemed to love our first five colors of acrylic dice, we went and added 10 new colors of Acrylic in our Alchemist’s Dice line. Those colors include Aquus, Minion’s Blood, Vermillion, Windu, Ghost, Cinnabar, Intellectus, Phthalo, Viridian, and Shadow. Each new color is still crafted from optically clear cast acrylic. What exactly is cast acrylic? Keep reading to find out.
Acrylic, or poly(methyl methacrylate), was invented in 1928 and first marketed in 1933 as safety glass thanks to is shatter resistant nature. Since its inception Methacrylate has been synthesized in about a dozen different methods leading to twice that many trademarked names for poly(methyl methacrylate). Names like Lucite, Plexiglass, ACRYLITE, and Perspex are all essentially the exact same thing with some very minor differences due in part to how the methacrylate was produced. The PMMA we use in crafting our Alchemist’s Dice is manufactured by Lucite.
Acrylic’s are used in many applications from aquariums, to helmet visors, and even bulletproof body panels for armored vehicle. It’s also used for aircraft canopies and in making ballistic glass. Depending on the application, acrylic is either produced in a casting process or it is extruded, as is the case with the acrylic beads used in injection molding. We chose cast acrylic rod as our base material over, the much less expensive, extruded acrylic as the casting process gives us a significantly increased optical clarity.
Each of our Acrylic dice are individually machined and the polished in 5 stages to bring back the optimal clarity and luster inherent to cast acrylic. This process is labor intensive but as you can see in the image to the right, it produces far superior results to injection molded acrylic dice. As with all of our Alchemist’s Dice, each set of Acrylic dice comes in a laser cut compartmentalized clear acrylic dice box with black high density foam rubber floor.
These first run dice are all numbered with 1St Run in place of the #1 on the d20. There is one polyhedral set available in each color, Aquus, Minion’s Blood, Vermillion, Windu, Ghost, Cinnabar, Intellectus, Phthalo, Viridian, and Shadow as well as a single d20 of each new color.
Our full colors list now includes:
- Æther *
- Crystal *
- Fire *
- Ice *
- Lava *
- Minion’s Blood
D6’s, 10d10 sets and Fudge dice can be found at the aforementioned links as well as Full Polyhedral Sets and single d20s.
*please note these colors are not available in this first run, and they are one of the original colors. you may still order them from the respective pages though.