Using Metal Dice

Using Metal Dice

Metal dice can be a fun and stylish addition to your table. Their strong edges and heavy weight, and stylish metal shine set them apart. But there are a lot of questions for players purchasing their first set, so we wanted to take a moment to address a few common questions.

Common Questions:

Will metal dice damage my table?
    The idea of metal dice doing damage is a common one, but it's not as simple as a yes or no. Table surfaces have a huge variety - and some may have a soft top coat that can get scratches from usage as simple as writing with a pencil. Your own roll strength is also a large factor, but again if you are throwing your dice hard enough even polymer dice could be a problem. From our experience; standard usage of metal dice will not damage a typical play surface. Our standard 16mm dice weight approximately 0.9 ounces each and with a normal roll the force would not be strong. However if you are rolling on a soft wood table or think there still could be another cause for concern, then you may want to take a look at purchasing a gaming mat or simply rolling on a notebook to stop the force.


      Will my metal dice rust?

      In our earlier post we covered simple cleaning instructions for metal dice. While normal usage should not be cause any fear, it's important to keep your dice clean and away from liquid. Rusted metal expands and tends to disrupt the protective coating which allows more rust to form so the best protection is staying proactive.


        Do metal dice roll true?

        Due to molten zinc casting in perfectly machined casts, metal dice exhibit beautifully distributed rolls, showing no bias towards any particular number.



        Did we miss anything? If you have any other questions about using metal dice for your game then get in touch and we will be happy to answer your questions or do the research if needed. Contact Us here, or leave a comment below. 

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