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The Dizzying Demand for Dungeons & Dragons Dice


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Amazing, my page count was through the roof today, major kudos to Wombat! The dice are amazing! But seriously, how come he can have "points that will break off in polishing" on his stuff and mine get rejected? :-)
#1 noesis (Homepage) on 2011-03-31 05:16 (Reply)
Congrats, C.Wombat! I've always admired the detail you put in these dice. Well done and good luck with the sales.
#2 Gijs on 2011-03-31 06:26 (Reply)
Congrats Wombat!
@Gijs Lets hope he gets ALL his sales logged/counted properly..
#3 Dizingof on 2011-03-31 10:34 (Reply)
@Dizingof: I'm sorry to see that reaction - as far as I am aware we have ensured all of your sales have been fully accounted for. If not, then please get back in touch with me via email. If anyone has any queries about their payments please contact us directly to resolve it.
#3.1 Bart Veldhuizen on 2011-03-31 14:07 (Reply)
@Bart Sorry about that, this really isn't the place to discuss what led to my decision to close my shop with it's close to 300 designs.

I do appreciate and thank you for your help and intervention on resolving a more then $1000 discrepancy between my logged sales and the actual PayPal payments sent - over 3 pay periods in 2010.

I also hope all bugs i reported to you concerning missing sales emails/missing logged sales/co-creator disappearing To-Do jobs - have all been fixed and taken care of.

I'm actually thinking about re opening my shop...
#3.1.1 Dizingof on 2011-04-01 10:53 (Reply)
@dizingof Looks like you missed the increase dice traffic, should have opened your shop earlier
#3.1.1.1 Anonymous on 2011-04-01 11:00 (Reply)
Heh... I woke up this morning to find that people had ordered over 20 of my dice. I'm usually happy if I sell 3 in a week. I'm gonna go ahead and assume that this had something to do with the sudden surge in popularity.
Thanks Ceramic Wombat : )
#4 Jed Laurance on 2011-03-31 21:54 (Reply)
Congrats Jed and all the Dicemen and Ladies of the Dice who are benefiting from the attention the Thorn Dice set are getting. This is a great effect of being part of a community like Shapeways in that 'a rising tide lifts all boats'

If your boat is in the water ;-)

We have seen this effect before and are bound to see it more and more often as more of your products get the attention they deserve.
#4.1 drscott on 2011-03-31 21:59 (Reply)
Yes, pretty impressive. The last few days I've seen a sudden increase in traffic to my shop as well, even though I don't have anything that looks like a D&D product. Normally being around 50-70 visitors per day, yesterday had a peak of 167 visitors. The highest peak so far was when one of my products was posted on realsimple (I didn't have analytics before unfortunately) when I got 519 visitors on one day. I am wondering what it means to shapeways' total sales on a day (percentage wise) when something like this happens, I imagine it is significant.
#4.1.1 Gijs on 2011-04-01 07:52 (Reply)
Oh my god! Those are some of the most desirable dice I've ever seen, I think I'd actually have to break the fingers of anyone who dared roll them were they mine!
#5 Max (Homepage) on 2011-04-01 11:12 (Reply)
I think if people has

these must be very beautiful.We women must be beautiful when go shopping .We must be charming .That is
wonderful.
#6 rongyun (Homepage) on 2011-04-03 08:03 (Reply)
Well, there's a point missing, maybe no major, but one or two minor.
First: Dice Sets do not only mean, D&D or AD&D - there are (fortunately) way more Role Playing Games than D&D.

Second: If you're buying dice, you want something special. Merely, if you are in a gaming-group, there are 4 to X People, that all use multisided dice. You don't want to have your dice mixed up with the others, also you want something that simply looks great.
If you're regularly buying dice online, your choice looks somewhat like this:
http://www.thediceshoponline.com/

So there are pretty ones indeed, but mainly they are differently colored. The only way to get design onto your dice would be ordering some with a carved design in multiple colors.
Also if you want metal-dice... well, check out your design-options and prices.
Another point is, that dice are somewhat related to luck. Luck is (even for geeks who like games including math and calculating percentile chances) a pretty spiritual concept. If you get spiritual, you might connect better looking dice to better results, to more luck.

So a pretty special dice is more than a dice per se, it's more like the ultimate talisman in roleplaying. This is also, why there's allways a need for uncommon dice conceptions and designs, simply because the luck-concept seems to be connected with.
#7 markus glanzer on 2011-07-28 10:44 (Reply)
Thanks Markus,

I believe Ceramic Wombat is working on a new set of dice right now,
looking forwards to seeing them.
#7.1 duann on 2011-07-28 10:48 (Reply)

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