In 2014 we rolled out something special for GenCon, something we’d been asked to make since the very first day Artisan Dice existed. It’s the 2nd most commonly asked for item on our customers’ wish lists. Bone Dice.
For those that aren’t aware, bone makes for horrible dice, it’s porous, oddly shaped, prone to chipping, and the larger pieces we need to make dice from are hollow and spongy in the middle thanks to that wonderful thing called marrow. So, for the longest time our standard answer was, “Nope sorry, we don’t make bone dice.”
As it would turn out all those issues are solved once you stabilize the bone and cast it in a urethane resin block. The colored holes you see are the resin filling in the teeth holes in the gator jawbone. The white parts are the actual gator jawbone. Yup, these dice aren’t just crated from any old bone, they’re made from an actual alligator jaw bone fresh from the swamps of Lousiana. Actually, they come from an alligator farm in Louisiana where we source gator jawbones from the largest of farm raised gators as it takes an 8ft gator to have a large enough jawbone to craft our dice from. Much like carnivorous cows, these gators are raised for meat and leather. If you haven’t tried it, fried alligator tail is really delicious.
John Foster –
Got my gf, now fiancée a full set of these. They are amazing and completely worth the price and more. Not only is she a GM for a D&D group and shows them off there, but she brings them to my tabletop gaming nights to make the rest of the table jealous. These guys offers great customer service while I was waiting for my order and the quality of the product is superb, I can’t say good things enough about these dice.
Chris D –
Great looking dice, the pictures don’t do them justice. Using these for my Death Cleric/Vengeance Paladin… The D6’s are nice and large, they all roll very well and are all nicely polished. Love these and highly recommend them!