New Dice Day the Necron Way

Jun
09

New Dice Day the Necron Way

We love our dice here at Dice Commander. We play with them while not playing games. We stack them at the table and spin them.  (True story.  ~Funiculus) We love to buy the big heavy ones for the make-or-break DM rolls. We love dropping 40 of them at a time for a horde of Tyranids charging into battle. So it is always a happy day when we get new custom dice to play with.

The results of our first roll with each group of dice.

The results of our first roll with each group of dice.


In the Necron Facebook fan page AJ Abate wanted to order some custom dice with a Necron-stylized ankh in place of the 6 pip. He contacted Chessex, worked out the design, color choices and costs for an order and brought it to the group. It went from “Maybe we can order enough to get a discount” to “We ordered how much!?” By the time the group finished collecting and growing there was an order totaling 2,924 dice from members all over the world.

Absolut Lush got in on the action and ordered 40 burgundy and 40 bright green and here are some pics from his unboxing:

New order of special dice arrive

New order of special dice arrive

Barely could contain all of them in my hand. Gauss glowing goodness.

Barely could contain all of them in my hand. Gauss glowing goodness.

Ready to destroy the human scourge.

Ready to destroy the human scourge.

Here are some numbers, because math:

Buyers
49 (two went in on an order together so it could be argued 50 buyers)

Total Dice Counts
513 Burgundy
929 Bright Green
967 Dark Green
261 Blue
254 Orange

Cost
$1,140.36 USD

Weight of Dice (4.1g/die)
26.42989784 lbs
11.988.4 kg

Total Comments in Thread
660

Days From Idea to Delivery
83

Number of Jealous 40K Armies
All of them

This is what 2,924 dice look like at once. Photo by AJ Abate

This is what 2,924 dice look like at once. Photo by AJ Abate

Thank you to AJ Abate for putting together this awesome community buy and for permission to use his name and picture in this post.

4 comments

  • Chris
    Jun 9, 2015 @ 21:35 pm

    Great article! Any chance there are some extra sets lying around or have they all been claimed by Overlords?

    Reply
    • Jun 10, 2015 @ 18:22 pm

      Thanks for the feedback! There are not any extras that we know of. It seems everyone in the group claimed them. Definitely keep an eye out in social media and next time we hear of something like this happening we will let you know!

      Reply
  • Jun 10, 2015 @ 2:48 am

    Damn they look awesome how do I order some ?

    Mike

    Reply
    • Jun 10, 2015 @ 18:21 pm

      It was a group order by a bunch of the people in the Necron Facebook group. You can contact Chessex directly and ask for a quote.

      Reply

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