Brass Dice Set for DnD
A complete set of brass DnD dice. They’re forged from 25mm brass balls and weigh about 70 grams each. Made to order. Delay before shipping: 3-14 days.
The pieces included in this dice set are a D4, D6, D8, D10, D100, D12, and D20.
Hand made DnD Dice
The dice set is forged by hand, with nothing but hammer, anvil and raw skill. They are made in brass and is the result of careful and precise forging without the use of machines or grinders. This is a impressive rustic dice set invocative of ancient artefacts or old heirlooms, underscored by the unique aesthetic of traditional blacksmithing. Sets like these are truly unique and not commonly available for sale. As an added bonus, brass has anti bacterial properties, making it the more sanitary option.
Brass dice sets are not inked. They come in a forged finish as shown in the product photos. You may pick the option to have the dice polished. This will give them a brilliant shiny look, while still leaving some of the forge patina showing in some sections, like in crevices and in the numbers.
Forging Brass Dice
Normally brass dice would be cast since it has a low melting point, but as a blacksmith I choose to forge them, carefully, making sure not to melt them. One of the reasons why brass is usually cast and not forged is due to the high technical difficulty of shaping brass by hammer. As brass is a non-ferrous metal alloy of copper and zinc, it work hardens with each blow and will eventually crack and break, even when hot. This issue is dealt with by regularly annealing the metal between each and every heat spent working the metal. This means that forging anything in brass requires a lot of patience and effort. For that reason you won’t see many blacksmiths comfortably working brass.
Rolling the dice
Playing DnD or other TTRPGs you’ll of course need to roll the dice. The dice roll nicely and give a satisfying “clack” when they roll into each other. The pointy bits have been knocked off, which helps facilitate a nice roll. They may take a little getting used to due to the higher weight, but once you roll with metal, going back to plastic simply feels cheap.
The dice are balanced as well as is possible and will not have any noticeable preferences when rolled. With dice forged by hand there will be inaccuracies and signs of the forging process in the finished dice. Most noticeably will be the placements of numbers, which will not always be perfectly placed, but nothing to stop you from enjoying a good game of DnD with your new dice.
Weight of Brass Dice
At 70 grams each the dice are heavy! They may scratch or dent your table and it’s recommended you use a rolling mat or tray to protect the table you’re playing at. Suitable options for trays can be found here!
You will without a doubt be the person at the DnD table with the coolest dice, so be prepared to receive comments about your set, and maybe tell your friends about how the dice were forged by hand in the fires of a Danish blacksmith’s forge.