When it comes to dice, there are literally thousands of different varieties to choose from. One new company, Tiny Tokens, is specializing in 3D printed dice made specifically for Magic: The Gathering players. Tiny Tokens sent byteclay.com two sets of their new Hedron D10 spindown life counter dice, and after a couple months of testing our verdict is in: They’re fantastic.
The Hedron D10 spindown life counter dice are unique one-of-a-kind works of art in and of themselves. A quick look at the picture, and you’ll see how they symbolize the Hedrons from Magic: The Gathering. They come in two main varieties: Colored plastic or steel and bronze. As the name implies, the Hedron D10 spindown life counter dice have their numbers arranged so that when you spin them the numbers will move up or down. With a set of two you can easily keep track of life totals from 1 to 100. As dice, you can also use them for any other application that you’d need a D10 for.
The first thing you’ll really notice about the Hedron D10 spindown life counter dice is their weight. The metal Hedrons are 30 grams. Compare that to typical D20 spindown dice at 9 grams and normal six sided dice that are 4 grams. The plastic Hedrons weigh much less at 7.3 grams. The details of the dice are great, and we honestly wouldn’t know that they’d been 3D printed if we hadn’t been told. Both sets have held up great after a couple months of use. Over time the plastic Hedrons D10 may become scratched, but that’s to be expected. We’ve probably inflicted more damage with the metal Hedron D10 than it has taken.
We really do love the novelty of the Hedron D10 spindown life counter dice; However, there is one drawback: They’ll cost more than your average set of dice. That’s becuase they’re 3D-printed on demand by Shapeways in the USA and the Netherlands. Shapeways is responsible for shipping and customer service, and will ship worldwide. You’ll want to check the shipping info.
- Tiny Tokens hits the mark with their take on the Hedrons of Magic: The Gathering.
- Highly durable.
- A little pricey after shipping is factored in.
Overall, the Hedron D10 spindown life counter dice by Tiny Tokens are fun Magic: The Gathering accessories if you’re looking for something more special than your typical D20. The plastic Hedron D10 spindown life counter dice are available in 10 different colors: Grey metallic, white, black, blue, green, yellow, orange, red, purple, pink for $14.50. The Metal Hdron D10 spindown life counter dice are available in eight different metal finishes: Stainless steel and polished bronze for $27.00 and matte bronze, polished gold steel, matte gold steel, polished nickel steel, polished grey steel, matte black steel for $31.00. For more information about Tiny Tokens you can visit their website, Tumblr, or Facebook.
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