Dicecreator's Blog
Handmade dice, for the gamer and collector.


Hi people, I’m on a Cybercafe checking my emails. My ISP  is having problems and I won’t have internet for the next 24 to 48 hours, so the  update for the new die (a riveted D8) will have to wait until then.

See you soon.


2010 is almost over, and with it, a year that has brought us many things. Anonymous threats to the world, Wikileaks, Tron Legacy, and interesting International Politics.

Also, today it’s the shop’s 1st birthday. ^_^

As stated on the latest facebook status update, I have a few wishes for 2011

  1. Continue as succesful as 2010 has been.
  2. Becoming a small threat to the big dice companies. (more on this, later)
  3. Moving from EvilBay to my own domain www.dicecreator.com The job got assigned in a record 10 minutes time. AWESOME!  Thanks Mr. B.!

Point 1:

It’s been a great year. I’ve been having so much fun that I can barely translate that into words (I’m afraid that my english level is not up to such task).

As I’ve done before, I’d like to thank to many, many people for their purchases, custom orders and inconditional support and best wishes. As doing a complete list would be lovely but unfeasible, I would just like to thank a few individuals who, apart from being awesome persons, have gone well beyond the “customer/seller” relationship on one way or another.

  • M.W. Because without you this blog won’t exist.
  • K.C. & J.A. Because your purchases and patience started it all.
  • J.R. For all your help and permission, and because receiving tips feels awesome.
  • H.P. Swiss Swedish kindness that made the laser engraver possible!
  • K.K. Made possible to ackquire the laser at an affordable price.

And may many more…To all you, THANKS!

Humoristic intermission.

Because I hate to make a super serious posts.

Point 2.

About the other dice companies, don’t get me wrong, I do not wish to be anything to them. I’m quite happy being invisible and doing the things the way I want, and not the way they do. The danger I meant was that I recently unlocked the secret for doing the printed dice even more easily. No need to sand the dice or dangerous after-printing procedures (sanding over the printed face). Of course, I do sell dice, so I’m a bit afraid that doing so would incur in a loss of customers. The thing that keeps me wanting to share the knowledge is that I don’t sell so many printed dice, and that altough is cheap, you have to buy 20 to 30€ of supplies (without blank dice) so it will still be cheaper to order from me if you want just a single die.

Also, I do use a TON of freeware and open source software on a daily basis. DoublecadXT, Avira antivirus, VLC media player and many more. I find quite adequate for me to release something into public domain too.

I will be doing a complete tutorial, including videos, complete supplies and such, so anyone, anywhere, will be able to do the printed dice I do. If anyone needs the info right away, just send me an email and I’ll give you a quick answer.

Point 3.

As said, I must move from EBay into my own webshop. EBay fees have become a considerable nuissance, and they reduce my efective benefit margin quite considerably. Also, I have already paid the domain and Zencart APP, so it’s a bit sad to not use it.


I’m seeking for a ZEN-Cart programmer who is willing to tweak the current webshop CSS into something similar to the blog theme I currently use. I don’t want super fancy designs, just that when people goes from the blog to the shop,  they’ll feel a pleasant transition.

Before aplying, I have to make clear that my budget is quite limited (around 200€), please, don’t feel cheated if the amount is too low for you. It is what I can afford, no more, no less.

If you’re interested, or you know someone who might be, please, drop me an email to dicecreator@gmail.com with “Webshop Job Offer” as tittle.


As good news for everyone, I’ll be posting a new die tonight ^_^. Se you soon!


Dice-o-Meter V.2

A customer requested if he could round up his order with a D-o-M. As many might remember, I commented that the design was being reworked, making the plates bigger, and better readable. I think I posted some preliminary pieces on Facebook.

I was leaving the die for next week’s update (the “at least once a week update“) but decided instead that I could sleep a little less today (I mean, go to sleep late) and just finish the die for him to see.

Super High res photo.

If you open the super high resolution photo of my hand (the dice just seemed to be there by chance XD  ) you will be able to compare the previous version with this one.

  • V1: The plates are a single etched piece. The dark parts are hand painted on a recess.
  • V2: The plate and the numbers are different pieces. The numbers are inlaid on the die, while the front plate is riveted to the plastic, giving a nice depth feeling. Of course, the “black” part will not fade, nor be scratched, over time.

Unfortunately, the good looks come at a price. Because the die must be inlaid with precision and then “riveted”, it is quite time consuming to do. As a result, a single die costs 17€     ^^U

This one will go for sale on the shop, as it is the better looking of both, and also, it will outperform the V1 in terms of durability. (that is a personal opinion, I find that the painted recesses on the V1 are quite sensitive, and they might be scratched easily if not stored properly). Anyhow, if anyone wants the V1, just ask and I’ll make them for you.


  • V2: 17€
  • V1: 9,5€


  • V2: Soon avaliable at the shop.
  • V1: Special request.

As many can see, I’m not having much spare time lately, anyhow, at least one dice a week must be done. I have many on the pipeline, but until past Christmas, they will be coming slowly. Sorry! ^^U

Back on business, lately I realized that one of the dice types I made, was falling into oblivion. One custom order touched it, but it’s been 4 months since the last Fudge set.

So, for all the Fate System fans, here you have a somewhat Art Noveau/Industrial Revolution fudge set…

Unfortunately for me, there is noone around my gaming buddies that currently plays Fudge. I’m still using D100 for terror and Char+skill+D10 for Sci-Fi. Anyhow, these are so cool, they go directly to my dice bag. I might get some use for them on the meantime.

I've had time only to make a pair...but I'll finish the set prior to bagging it ^^

I quite like it’s retro industrial look. I must be careful, otherwise, my dice bag might end being larger than myself!

Avaliabiliy: Special Request.

Pricing: 50€ set of four.


The nerdiest of you might have already recognized this catch phrase…and you’ll have loved it.

For the rest of us who are still alive, that is part of a game called Portal, wich more or less is a 3D puzzle game involving teletransport between, as you already imagined, portals. Momentum, inertia and heading (altough ground alignment is auto corrected, for the sake of having fun on the game) are mantained when trasversing a portal. Go see in-game videos at youtube, you will enjoy them ^^

There is a thing tough, I have NOT done the Companion cube. From my point of view, it’s been a bit overdone…

…and I wanted to do something else.

Today, I found the music video I pointed above, and just thought that doing the Aperture Science logo on a die would be rather cool. And indeed it was! ^^

And I was about to publish the post…when just thought about all the imagery, stickmen/cakes/portals that fill the game, and I just had to do it…  :3

And here’s the second die in all it’s awesomeness:

Finally, for those who liked the song so much, as to be downloading it right now, here are the lyrics  :3


Some time ago, I told you that I was doing some works wich where meant as gifts, and I could not show them to anyone, until they where given.

Yesterday, while I was offline, one of such customers contacted me, and gave his permission to show the die I made for her partner.

Mr. Christopher wanted to do a gift for her beloved girlfriend Molly Lewis. Being outside the USA, I’m a bit disconnected about events like wootstock and such, but I enjoyed pretty much her music, specially this Lady Gaga’s parody.

What you can see at 2:42 on the video is Molly’s favourite instrument, her Ukelele:

Chris wanted to do a pair of dice, ukelele themed. He had seen the possibilities (printed, metal inlaid) that allowed to insert a ukelele silhouette on dice, and he knew that he wanted the dice done with the metal inlaid technique, and that they had to have a ukelele silhouette on the “1” face. The rest of the dice was still undecided, and he commented that he had no idea of what font/theme did he want for the numbers.

Before even deciding in the numeric faces theme, you might have notticed the purple flowers on Molly’s uke. I suggested that some detail might be added to the brass ukes, to make them even more like Molly’s one.

Some of you might say “Ok, but those are only dots”…yep, but those are 0,2mm dots. Frankly, I could not do better.

“Any idea [for the numbers] is welcome” he said. As always, I could say it took me a lot of thinking, and a great deal of effort to arrive to the final numeric face design, but that would not be true. I was just poking around on other dice, and it struck me… Chris was very pleased with the idea, so I began to work on the dice themselves. Here’s what he got:

Did Molly like them?  Quoting Chris’s mail:

So I gave Molly the dice this weekend and she loved them.  Feel free to post about them on your blog now.  I’ll applaud you on a job well done, she was defiantly surprised so my mission is accomplished.

And I’m grateful for that ^^

Shut up Wil, those are Molly’s dice, not yours!


First, my apologies for some ebay customers whose packages have been delayed this weekend. I’ve been feeling not quite right, and in the end, I spent yesterday at bed, sleeping…Anyhow, I’m feeling better now, so, it’s time to get to work and send things and such. ^^

Anyhow,  I would like to note that I have an amazing pool of customers, being each one, an amazing person in themselves. Do not ever change, people!

And now, let’s get into other things. (I was about to put the next post in here, but in the end I changed my mind and just created a new one ^^ )

So, as I said a long time ago, I was doing 


Quoting Adam Savage’s words:

And to conmemorate this, I welcome you to the unnoficial “Razorblades” club ^^

Note the flipped question mark. That represents the wrongness of all that. (just kidding, I forgot to flip it on printintg ^^U   )

Should Mr. Savage reclaim the die, I’ll be happy to send it to him ^^

Ahh, international politics, they’re so fun…

Price: it’s not for sale folks…just a joke  :3


Have you ever played a Frankensteinesque character in the verge of reanimating a corpse? Do you have an Igor as henchman? Your steampunk tesla coil needs some damage measuring gauge?…

If so, this might do the trick:

At the time of writing, a better design came to my mind, however, I had used up all the time avaliable for prototyping. That 1.5 version will have to wait a bit ^^

Price: 9,5€

Avaliability: Wait for the next, better done, version ^^


I’d like to let you know that the howto has been updated, making it a little bit easier and less fail prone ^^

Check it out.”

(and why a post just about this issue?…well, I think it is an important update, and also, I’m having some work to do, and less time to just poke around with test, but don’t worry, next week’s will be updated as normal).