Wiz Dice 100+ Polyhedral Roleplaying Dice Pack Review

dice_squareThe Wiz Dice 100+ Pack of assorted polyhedral roleplaying dice seems like pretty good deal on face value. But how does the set compare to alternatives like Chessex Pound-o-Dice? We bought a pack to find out…

Okay, so I already have a lot of dice, but I needed more, y’know? Normally we’ve used Chessex dice, which, whilst very good, are kinda expensive. We’ve purchased the Chessex Pound-O-Dice before, and whilst you get a lot of dice, they are factory seconds and amongst the good dice you get… well you get some weird stuff, okay? Like, we got this little d6 with a piece of corn in it. And not all the dice you get are usable.

I heard about Wiz Dice as alternative which is cheaper and offers a guarantee of usable dice in a good distribution. They seem to sell primarily via Amazon: Wiz Dice on Amazon ($19.99).

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First impressions were pretty good. Lots of nice-looking colours, everything seemed to have the correct markings. There was no corn. There were seven full sets, which was very nice, and most were very readable (main notable exception is the white ones with gold numbering). There’s also a little Cloth Dice Bag of Brand Advertising.

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The quality varies a bit. The blue d20 has a nice sparkly pattern, but the transparent ones all look a bit too cloudy, and the cloudiness varies considerably amongst dice in the same set.

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The d10s confused me. They’re flatter and with bigger numbering than what I’m used to. I’m scared. I’m also not a big fan of the garish red.

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There was a special set of fancier dice which came inside the dice bag. The pattern is much more elaborate than the other dice, they’re quite nice. The dice bag is actually not bad, but it only really fits a single set.

The Good

  • Lots of dice
  • Good price
  • All dice are usable
  • Most dice are very readable

The Bad

  • The quality varies a bit
  • Except for the single special set, the patterns are quite plain

Verdict: Wiz Dice are a good option if you just need dice in bulk and don’t need them to be super-pretty.

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About Duncan

Ellisthion's all about 5E D&D at the moment, but has at times has played every edition from 1E AD&D through to 5E, plus Star Wars: Saga Edition, Paranoia, and more. He DMs a lot, and tends to make overly-complicated campaigns and characters.
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