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 Post subject: D12s!!! Where on earth am I going to get d12s from?!?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:51 pm 
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Greetings all,

My objective here is to provide players of Blade with the option of getting a fabubulous set of dice at a bargain price for playing what is after all a virtually cost-free game.

In my opinion Q-Workshop in Poland produce the best looking dice going around. Their dice production technology allows the greatest amount of detail -- as a result their custom dice have the highest resolution imagery and therefore look "the best".

To get you salivating over the prospect...

Dragon Dice

Skullyd12
A really nice dragon theme...


Dwarven Dice

Skullyd12
For the vertically challenged...


Elvish Dice

Skullyd12
For the elegant and sophisticated amongst us...


Nuke Dice

Skullyd12
Post Apocalyptic...


Runic Dice

Skullyd12
Screams Swords & Sorcery to me...


Skully Dice

Skullyd12
Skully...


Steampunk Dice

Skullyd12
Steampunk rules...


As with just about everything else that is up for sale the best isn't the cheapest. Retail, the Dwarven d12 and the Steampunk d12 are 2.5 Euros each while the others are 1.5 Euros each (plus postage). We expect to be able to sell a set of 12 for 15 Euros and 9 Euros respectively. On top of that is postage and packaging which will be at cost. That is roughly half price.

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 Post subject: Re: D12s!!! Where on earth am I going to get d12s from?!?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 2:03 am 
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They do look pretty, however I prefer the practicality of ease of readability which these dice lack and chessex plain-old-opaque dice provide.


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 Post subject: Re: D12s!!! Where on earth am I going to get d12s from?!?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 4:06 am 
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They do look pretty, however I prefer the practicality of ease of readability which these dice lack and chessex plain-old-opaque dice provide.


No problem, easy to get a hold of plain dice at any game store. They're around US$0.50 to US$1 each -- US$6 to US$12 for a set of 12 plus postage when ordering online.

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 Post subject: Re: D12s!!! Where on earth am I going to get d12s from?!?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:04 pm 
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Ian.Plumb wrote:
My objective here is to provide players of Blade with the option of getting a fabubulous set of dice at a bargain price for playing what is after all a virtually cost-free game.

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We expect to be able to sell a set of 12 for 15 Euros and 9 Euros respectively. On top of that is postage and packaging which will be at cost. That is roughly half price.

Thank you very much for going to the trouble of organizing something like that, Ian; much appreciated.

As you are however located at quite a distance from Poland, with prospective European players being situated much closer, I'd like to quickly ask you about some details:

Are you attempting to strike some kind of bulk deal with Q Workshop where you are just relaying orders at a discount price for Q Workshop to ship directly to the buyer, or are dice going to be shipped in bulk to Melbourne and then distributed by you?

Btw, I happen to own several sets of Q Workshop dice, a Runic dice set among them. They are indeed superb dice (the prettiest I know), and even though I, too, was worried about readability before buying my first set, I have never encountered any difficulties here, save with one set that is really over the top.

Note to self: Stop buying dice! :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: D12s!!! Where on earth am I going to get d12s from?!?
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Are you attempting to strike some kind of bulk deal with Q Workshop where you are just relaying orders at a discount price for Q Workshop to ship directly to the buyer, or are dice going to be shipped in bulk to Melbourne and then distributed by you?


We are going to add Q-Workshop products to our online retail store. Blade sales will be at cost. We'll get free inbound postage on the first order as it is over a certain amount. So the idea will be to buy the Blade d12s in that first order.

The outbound shipping to the customer is quite low. The maximum cost from Australia is AU$12.50. However, if I could get one person in Europe and one person in the US to handle "local" orders then I'd ship half the dice to each and they would send the dice to the customer. Obviously shipping to the customer would be lower if that could be achieved.

I think Blade deserves the best dice on the planet!

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 Post subject: Re: D12s!!! Where on earth am I going to get d12s from?!?
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Ian.Plumb wrote:
I think Blade deserves the best dice on the planet!


Amen to that!

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 Post subject: Re: D12s!!! Where on earth am I going to get d12s from?!?
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How quickly will the products be added to the store?

Unrelated; I just got in a sample shipment of these clip together western buildings from the UK. Don't have the suppliers info on me at the moment, but they were very good.

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aprewett wrote:
How quickly will the products be added to the store?


Not pre-Christmas. Negotiations are continuing...

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How goes the dice negotiations?


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 Post subject: Re: D12s!!! Where on earth am I going to get d12s from?!?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:24 pm 
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Sadly, not well.

As an individual, you can buy individual dice. As a wholesaler, you can only buy their blister packs of D&D-ready dice sets.

When BotIT is ready for publishing I will aim for a once-off order of a couple of hundred dice of one type and try to negotiate a one=off discount.

The dice themselves are brilliant. Best I've seen. But if I can't get a deal on a bulk purchase, it'll be Chessex dice (where I know I can get a discount).

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 Post subject: Re: D12s!!! Where on earth am I going to get d12s from?!?
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Here is a nice example of a cool d12!

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