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I rolled a natural 20 when trying to decide whether or not to snag these.

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Not bad, but you can tell they're a cheap set. The sides are too rounded. More high-end sets of die have sharper sides.

EDIT: And their homepage hasn't been updated in three years. Did Chessex go out of business?

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chessex is still going, they've just gone to mail order exclusively through the site now. I just got some dice on them on friday, they're still good to go. Most chessex dice are the same quality, the more expensive ones have odd color combinations.

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Okay, so these aren't made of real crystal but dude these look pretty cool. The rounded edges keep the die looking good even after many a roll. I have had pointy tipped die in the past and the points just chip off and look ugly. The price seems more than reasonable and best of all, with a die set like this, you'll gain at least +5 on your geek-factor. buy a set you'll see.

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I have a couple sets of Chessex dice. They look cool, as far as coloration and whatnot, but the rounded edges bug me. One of the guys I game with has a set of completely transparent sharp-edge dice that he's been using for the last couple years. They're horrible to try and read, but they look AMAZING. And there's not a chip on them. I gotta ask him where he got them from...

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@shadowdragoonftw: Not bad, but you can tell they're a cheap set. The sides are too rounded. More high-end sets of die have sharper sides. EDIT: And their homepage hasn't been updated in three years. Did Chessex go out of business?

Err, seeing as their 2009 Catalog is the first thing on their home page, I don't see how that equals "three years." Chessex is a relatively high-quality dice retailer, and their dice go for about $8-10 generally. Chessex is the primary supplier of dice at your FLGS (friendly local gaming store).

Rounded edges are a result of 'tumbling' dice, which is a process necessary to mass-produce dice with painted-in numbers. This does produce statistically skewed dice with a non-linear probability set, and egg-shaped irregularities on the order of ~0.1 to 1mm.

If you're looking for "sharp-edged" dice (i.e. nontumbled dice with a true random distribution) go to GameScience.com. GameScience is the original US dice manufacturer, and they do not tumble their dice.

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While you're @ GameScience, by the way, check out the videos by Col. Zuochi and be schooled.

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I will definitely check that site out.

As for their site not being updated in three years, I just realized that each page has a different copyright date on it. For example, this page is copyright 2001.
http://chessex.com/figure%20boxes/Figure_Storage_Boxes.htm
The page I was looking at at the time of posting was copyright 2007, hence the 3 years thing.

EDIT: GameScience.com is no longer a website... just generic GoDaddy advertising.

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@shadowdragoonftw: EDIT: GameScience.com is no longer a website...

Append www. My bad.

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@wesoloid: Ah, that's better. Very cool looking site. Thanks for the link.

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bleh these are nerd dice, not negro gambling or white trash drinking game dice.

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@unclefreddy: Don't question the power of the nerd. We could make up our own trash drinking gambling game!

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@kentton77: Could? At my table, we take a drink every time someone fails a save. And two drinks every time the characters are offered a quest in a tavern. It's not real D&D unless it degenerates into drunken debauchery within two hours.