Thorn Dice Set with Decader

by ceramicwombat
Thorn Dice Set with Decader 3d printed Games Dice In stainless steel.
In stainless steel.
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    Bronze-infused stainless steel with visible print lines and rough feel.

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IN: 2.397 w x 4.298 d x 1.173 h
CM: 6.088 w x 10.916 d x 2.98 h


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@shawn_fortier The stainless steel takes 9 business days to arrive and stainless steel with a finish takes 12 business days. If you order tomorrow, you will receive plain stainless dice by August 12 but might not receive them by August 12 if you order finished stainless steel. All of the derivatives of stainless steel (Matte Gold Steel, Polished Bronze Steel, etc.) are stainless steel with a plating or finish. None of my dice have developed rust in my dice bag over the past four years. However, a friend left his set out in the weather on accident for several weeks and his set developed rust spots.
9 hours ago
Also has anybody purchased any of the non-stainless dice? Do they Rust? Or is that not a concern with the nickel content? thanks!
10 hours ago
How long from order to ship time is there normally? I'd like to pick up a set of these dice for a birthday gift on the 12th of August... Thanks =)
10 hours ago
@bikanar You are correct, the center die in the picture is the normal d10, not the decader. I do try to equalize the surface area of the numerals, but with the way they interact with the main structure of the die, there are still slight differences (comparable to the differences you would see with the embossed numerals on a plastic die). If you want dice that look like the dice in the default picture above, go with stainless steel as that is what they are in the picture.
July 2, 2014, 9:56 pm
@ceramicwombat Almost. In the default (at least for me) stainless steel photo the decader d10 is outside and the regular d10 in in the center. Also in response to your comment to tekamlou... Couldn't you redesign the size/shape of the numbers to account for the variance in volume due to the different numbers on each side that way the die would be even on all sides? That would probably be way to much work/effort to figure out how to shape the numbers so the volume is the same on all sides but would be nice to know the die is even all around. Also I do have a question. I have been trying to find what the other finishes look like since all that is shown is stainless steel, matte black, polished grey, antique bronze. I saw the link you put that shows some of the other metals but I really like the look of the stainless in the above picture and im not sure if it would be better to do bronze to get a similar look or risk getting the stainless and hope it comes out the same as your picture. Any help on that would be great.
July 2, 2014, 6:07 pm
@aparcae Clockwise from top left in the default photo are d4, d6, d8, d20, d12, d10, and (center) decader d10.
June 25, 2014, 11:04 pm
This is a stupid question, but could you clarify what dice are in the set? As in sides?
June 25, 2014, 10:52 pm
@aparcae No, there is only one d4 in each set.
June 25, 2014, 2:39 pm
Wait, so are there two four-sided dice?
June 25, 2014, 1:21 pm
@tekamlou Yes, the only variable between sides is the volume of each numeral. I haven't noticed a bias in any of my dice because of this difference though.
June 1, 2014, 2:03 pm
they look wonderfull but are the face of equal weight ? The only variable seem to be the number on each one but they seem to have uneven volumes.
June 1, 2014, 10:26 am
@Glock001 A needle tool or Xacto blade work well, but it does take some time if there is an overabundance of polishing medium.
May 16, 2014, 10:31 pm
i love the dice, and the way they turned out when i got them, the only down side is you need to clean the sand out of the dice from being sand blasted, which wouldn't be a big deal if you had the tools for it haha. does anyone know an easy way to get the sand out of the nooks and crannies? im trying to use a thumb tack but its taking forever =P
May 16, 2014, 8:45 pm
@AssumingStraw The plain stainless steel has variations in color caused by differences in production during the bronze infiltration process. My set of thorn dice arrived with the color shown above in the default photo, but other sets in stainless may have a more coppery or brassy hue. If you are looking for a shiny, chrome-like appearance, the polished nickle option is a good choice.
April 9, 2014, 2:58 pm
I just wanted to know exactly what the stainless steel looked like because in all of the pictures iv seen they are different colors
April 6, 2014, 10:31 pm
@PatrickMC Hello. I do not have a picture of the set in polished gold steel as I do not own a set in that material. The Shapeways material page for steel at has good comparison photos of the various steel finishes.
March 27, 2014, 10:34 pm
@ceramicwombat Could I get a picture of the polished gold steel dice? I am looking to buy but am not sure what colour I want.
March 27, 2014, 10:04 pm
@davermin Yes, my thorn dice do collect an unusual amount of polishing medium because the design has an overabundance of nooks and crannies. Thanks for sharing the picture!
March 6, 2014, 2:52 pm
Got my set in stainless steel and I am very happy with it. It is a lot heftier and sturdier than it looks. I was particularly worried about the D20 dice but it turned out great. My only gripe is when it came, there are still a bunch of sandy material stuck in the nooks and crannies so I had to take some time and remove them. It's more of the creation process really but after doing the cleanup, they look awesome.
March 6, 2014, 6:31 am
These dice are great! They look awesome and they roll well as well. I had lots of polishing material stuck in all the little nooks and numbers but a sewing needle and metal file got rid of it all pretty quickly. My only gripe about these is even in stainless steel they come out looking like bronze instead of just plain metal. For the price to get the other metal styles I might paint them with some silver or something to bring them back to a steel look instead of bronze. Overall though I am very please with my purchase! thank you so much for creating this awesome set of dice!
February 27, 2014, 7:02 pm
@untoldpaige The numbers on a bronze set aren't less legible than the ones in the plain stainless set. The numbers are legible even on the matte black steel. None of the dice in the pictures above are inked. They won't mar a wooden or plastic tabletop through normal rolling. They will put little dents in character sheets but not the erasable laminated grid sheets used for tabletop gaming. I have a cloth dice bag and it's in rough shape from holding my accumulated metal dice collection of the past few years. However, my friends don't have a problem with their cloth dice bags holding up to a single set of thorn dice over long periods of time. I don't recall commenting on the pictures on the Dice Collector site, but after visiting the page to which you are referring, I think I know what you are talking about. In my experience, all dice printed together in a set are the same color. There is some variation of color in materials, but I haven't seen variation within a set printed at the same time. Perhaps the Dice Collector ordered them at different times or used different lighting when taking some of the shots.
February 26, 2014, 6:31 am
Hi @ceramicwombat I have a couple of questions that I haven't seen posted below. I like the color of the glossy bronze but I worry that it will come out too dark and the numbers will be hard to read at a distance/not in bright light. I also like the stainless steel but I just want to double check that the pictures you have posted aren't "inked" & that they're as legible in the pictures if they aren't inked. People have asked about wooden tables but do think they would scratch/nick a hard plastic top table? My DM uses one of those clear plastic top tables with a grid under and I don't want him to murder me for using these dice. Will these cause tears in a leather bag? I assume that they will probably cause pulls/tears in cloth bags. On the DiceCollector site (under thorns) you said the 1st one in the 4th row was an unusually dull raw stainless - but how unusual is it to get that? Also is the 1st one in the 1st row a bronze or is it another off-color of the raw stainless? Thanks!
February 26, 2014, 2:29 am
@Dreamcane The metal ones won't bend even if you hold them very tightly. All of the plain stainless steel models I have received have the same level of polish, so any apparent difference in polish comes from deficiencies in my photography and videography skills. Information about shipping times for your country is at
February 25, 2014, 6:22 pm
Are they strong enough? I mean if I hold them tight, will they bend? And another questions - on the video and some pictures stainless steel set looks much more polished than on another ones. Is there some addition service about that or I should do it myself? And the last for now - if I order them now, how fast will they get to me if I'm from Europe? Thank you in advance for the answers.
February 25, 2014, 9:53 am
@SrgNarwhal The picture to the right of the default picture is in matte black steel. There is also a closer view of the matte black steel on the third picture at
February 21, 2014, 5:28 am
@amcarthy254 Pictures of all of the materials available on Shapeways are at
February 21, 2014, 5:25 am
I'd really appreciate being able to see just one of these things in matte black steel before I buy them. I'm certain it'll be awesome enough to convince me to spend all my money...
February 21, 2014, 3:56 am
Is there anywhere I could see pictures of all the different materials? I'm having a tough time deciding between them because I don't know what they all look like :(
February 21, 2014, 1:26 am
@Danzinar Yes, the ones in the main image are the plain stainless steel. Singles are available at
February 1, 2014, 12:37 am
Is the main image the raw stainless steel? Is there any way to buy additional single dice?
January 31, 2014, 11:33 pm
I just received my Thorn Dice Set with Decader in Polished Nickel Steel and they look great. I am now the envy of my gaming group.
January 21, 2014, 6:54 pm
@ceramicwombat Check your email....
January 16, 2014, 11:54 pm
@Barricade Please send your order number to me at and I will contact Shapeways to see what's up.
January 16, 2014, 10:37 pm
@ceramicwombat Ive been doing that since the 6th of Jan....Ive only received one reply and it was an "Ill ask whats up" they wont even answer. Its been sitting like this since early Dec:
January 16, 2014, 5:40 pm
@Barricade A month is unusual. Please e-mail with your order number and they can give you information about your order.
January 16, 2014, 4:02 am
Been waiting over a month on these....has anyone else successfully had them made??
January 16, 2014, 1:32 am
@hotmaildotcom1 They will leave little dents in character sheets but they are not heavy enough or sharp enough to mar a wooden table. There are some pictures of these dice in plastic at
January 15, 2014, 8:40 pm
Is there any pictures of what these would look like in plastic? Im starting to fear for the safety of my tables with the heavy metal dice, but I dont want to compromise the hardcore look of these dice.
January 15, 2014, 4:57 pm
@hotmaildotcom1 These will be available for the foreseeable future.
January 14, 2014, 12:57 am
How long will these dice be available? I am absolutely getting a set, but the 85 dollar expense will have to wait a while.
January 13, 2014, 5:59 pm
Just ordered a set of the black plastic ones! I'll hunt around for some care instructions on cutting out the plastic and learn more about "inking the dice". I'm actually looking forward to working on my new dice before bringing them to the table.
December 12, 2013, 7:31 pm
@ceramicwombat Thanks for replying-- I appreciate your patience. I do love the dice-- they're gorgeous!
December 9, 2013, 11:45 pm
@amsalem It sounds like you received a set with quite a bit of polishing medium trapped in the crannies. An Xacto blade, pottery pin tool, or dental tools help quite a bit with the removal of the medium. I do need to find a way to post a FAQ about this issue and how to ink dice. Thanks amsalem!
December 9, 2013, 11:35 pm
I love the dice, and they're gorgeous. But a bit of "buyer beware" or, at the very least, a care guide on the main page would be a good idea. I've been waiting for these to give to my husband, and I was ecstatic to see that they'd arrived in time for our anniversary. But when I opened them, I found the detail was obscured on at least half of each die, covered in the material that's used in the printing/sandblasting process. I've spent 30 minutes picking at all of them with straight pins (I've now gone through several, as they bend trying to scrape them around the metal) and it's certainly not anywhere near the photo yet. I would have bought these regardless if I'd known, but not knowing, I was disappointed when I opened them. They aren't fit to give someone as a gift until you put some time into it, so be aware of that when you buy.
December 9, 2013, 11:08 pm
@DancingKoi Hello. No, files with multiple parts are not available in the cast materials. Earrings and cufflinks are the only exception.
December 9, 2013, 9:01 pm
@ceramicwombat Do you have anymore sets in Raw Silver?
December 9, 2013, 5:31 pm
@KhaleesiNasuda This set is 7 dice.
December 9, 2013, 12:50 am
@ceramicwombat how many dice come with one order?
December 9, 2013, 12:11 am
@bartv Wow! Thanks!
December 2, 2013, 9:14 pm
This model is now featured on our homepage. Enjoy! :)
December 2, 2013, 12:38 pm
Cnat wait to get these:)
November 30, 2013, 6:44 am
@OMGpopcorn Nope, I don't have the set in polished gold steel or matte gold steel to compare the two.
November 21, 2013, 2:53 am
@ceramicwombat Is there a picture of the polished gold steel and matte gold steel anywhere so I can compare the two? I really love the design and have been looking for a unique set of dice for D&D for a while.
November 20, 2013, 10:45 pm
@Sorenstram Unfortunately, I do not have a picture of these in Frosted Ultra Detail.
November 7, 2013, 4:06 am
Can you show them to me in frosted ultra detail plastic? I think these would be sick and make my dnd friends jealous but I'm not willing to drop more than $40
November 7, 2013, 1:58 am
I just bought these. Man, they look amazing. I spent a whole day looking for some awesome dice. These are the only once I found that just screams "AWESOME" when you look at them. Really looking forward to using them.
September 16, 2013, 7:10 pm
@Keyboard_Failure The Thorn Die6 is available individually at
August 29, 2013, 2:33 pm
I'm confused. Why can't I buy just a handful of D6? I'd love to use these for Warhammer 40k, but not if I can't get the D6 without all the other dice I will not use.
August 29, 2013, 2:21 pm This video will show you a little more about how the stainless steel dice handle, the guy even rolls them for you; they're actually a lot better than i thought, i love these!!! p.s the silver ones aren't actually made of silver :)
August 11, 2013, 1:13 pm
@bortonia Thanks for sharing photos and the process!
June 15, 2013, 10:19 pm
For anyone else looking to dye and paint White Strong & Flexible, I posted the process here in the forums:
June 15, 2013, 6:43 pm
These are SOOOO incredible. I ordered them in White Strong & Flexible, then used Jacquard's iDye Poly fabric dye to dye them black (I soaked the dice in water overnight, then mixed the dye in boiling water, added the dice and stirred for about 20 minutes, popping them in the microwave whenever the water stopped steaming). After they dried I dry brushed them with metallic acrylic paint and they turned out beautifully! Thanks so much for creating these, they're gorgeous. Here's a pic of mine after dye :)
June 15, 2013, 5:50 pm
Fuckin awesome! sharing with tons of rpg players !!
May 25, 2013, 10:23 am
Here's the Antique bronze dices that I bought for the 25 th anniversary of my best friend, I can't wait to give him !! Bought with a cute little box, with a cute litle ribbon. A big thanks @ you Wombat, it's a beautiful job !!
May 24, 2013, 12:55 pm
@douglascarega The Dice Collector has pictures of this set in Strong & Flexible (not black though) at
May 7, 2013, 10:03 pm
Hello Could you show pics of the material: Black Strong & Flexible?
May 7, 2013, 5:45 pm
Bought this set in Strong Black Plastic and I'm very happy with them. While they are obviously not as heavy as solid dice they do still roll - so I'd only worry about that if you have a 'thing' about your dice having some heft to them. They are quite strong too, so I'll have no worries tossing them in a bag with a bunch of other dice. The numbers are particularly small on the D20, so you will likely need to highlight the numbers on the dice somehow (detail painting), but I planned on doing that anyhow. I can see how they'd be even more impressive in metal.
April 13, 2013, 4:28 am
@bear_irl Yep, the Dice Collector has a few pictures of this set in plastic at
April 12, 2013, 2:29 am
are there any photos of these in plastic? I'm considering buying a set in violet or white eventually..
April 12, 2013, 12:46 am
Could we see a photo of the violet set?
February 3, 2013, 7:01 pm
Bought the set in stainless steel. Arrived much earlier than expected. The dices are fantastic!!
January 28, 2013, 11:44 pm
They are very light in plastic. They are still pretty in plastic, but the lack of heft makes them feel a bit odd as dice.
January 28, 2013, 1:28 am
How do these turn out in the plastic? Do they look, and roll, alright? I'd absolutely love the stainless ones, but I sadly cannot afford them yet.
January 28, 2013, 12:55 am
These are gorgeous. I got excited when I saw the under $30 price tag, but didn't realize that didn't include the stainless steel. Maybe as a present some day. :)
January 13, 2013, 6:26 pm
Shapeways explains their metal printing process on their steel material page at
January 7, 2013, 3:43 pm
@ceramicwombat Awesome, I think I'll get a set or 2 sometime. Probably a bit later in the year when I can afford them. How is the 3D printing done? I've always been interested in it, especially projected 3d printing (because of the detail it gives, done with liquid resin and a projector that hardens it from the bottom) but I don't know how you would print 3d metal.
January 7, 2013, 6:38 am
The metal version of the dice weigh a bit more than a normal plastic set of dice. Yes, they will take a bit of weight. I haven't tried stomping on them or anything, but I don't think having things piled on top of them in a bag would deform them at all.
January 7, 2013, 5:53 am
How heavy are the dice(metal)? Also how durable are they? Meaning do they bend or buckle under pressure? I wouldn't think so, being constructed out of metal they can probably take some weight. Just wondering if they can just be chucked into a carry bag and have other stuff piled on top or some other similar situation where they may have some weight put on them.
January 7, 2013, 4:40 am
Nice work, your design is also in the top ten most viewed 3D printed designs of 2012!!!
December 28, 2012, 4:37 pm
Congrats, your design is in the top 10 most favorited designs of 2012.
December 28, 2012, 3:32 pm
I just got my set in stainless steel a few days ago. They're very attractive, and the closed D10 is pretty close in design to the open D10, so that change didn't bother me any. Budget a bit of time for cleanup, as the corn-based polishing media will get captured in the details. Nothing poking at it with a plastic-headed pin couldn't solve. Hopefully the gf will like them as much as I do, since they're for her :D
December 21, 2012, 4:25 am
Yep, the Thorn Decader Die10 page ( has a pic of the new closed-top version.
December 20, 2012, 9:58 pm
Are there any pictures of the new closed top the d10 available yet?
December 20, 2012, 10:10 am
Darn, too bad - I really loved that design.
December 9, 2012, 12:00 am
The d10s all now have closed tops. The ring of spikes at the top and bottom was causing production problems and Shapeways requested that I change the design. The gold and bronze are plating over stainless steel.
December 8, 2012, 2:07 pm
I've been considering getting a set of these, but I have a few questions. One is, that I see the D10 being different in the pictures, some where the lines join at the pioints of it and some where they dont. Also, what is the gold plated on top of on the gold plated version, and is the bronze one made of solid bronze, or...?
December 8, 2012, 9:16 am
I ordered the glossy bronze stainless steel. So awesome. Very worth the wait (not too long, but they did have to make them), and worth the extra money. They roll great, and although the edges are a little sharp they are not heavy enough to damage a table unless your just slammin em down (saw some comments concerned with that). Love em. Wish I wouldnt have bought them as a present so I could keep them for myself...
November 28, 2012, 4:07 pm
Nope, there is no gray plastic option available currently. Alumide is gray, but it is not compatible with this model.
November 22, 2012, 11:59 pm
it is not in the material section but can you make these dice in gray tones. like '' old gray strong and flexible''?
November 22, 2012, 5:57 pm
These dice arrived last week and I am now the envy of my gaming group. I may have to defend myself with the D4 in upcoming weeks. The only negative I have are that the D20's and the D12 are both very very light even in the metal versions. (especially the D12). They are all useable though and I like them very much. These dice are great!
November 21, 2012, 5:16 am
Hello. No, I have not produced any spindown versions of my dice.
November 21, 2012, 3:16 am
Do these come in spindown versions on the D20? I am looking at the double sized D20 specifically
November 20, 2012, 5:36 pm
Do these come in spindown versions on the D20? I am looking at the double sized D20 specifically
November 20, 2012, 5:35 pm
Do these come in spindown versions on the D20? I am looking at the double sized D20 specifically
November 20, 2012, 5:35 pm
I saw your design in Wired Magazine and had to get them. Love them. Thanks Wombat.
November 8, 2012, 7:20 pm
How to see picture in other material and colors??
November 2, 2012, 8:35 pm
I haven't tried them in the new colors. They were legible in the old gray color and less so in the black or white.
October 28, 2012, 2:12 pm
What is the easiest color to read of strong & flexible material?
October 28, 2012, 1:54 pm
You can order a quantity of 10 of the single model from the page All of them are available individually, and you can make the sets as you wish.
October 7, 2012, 1:54 pm
Is it something you'd be able to supply? If needed, we could set up an invoice through paypal.
October 7, 2012, 4:37 am
I do not have a set of 10d10, and I can't post new sets due to new(er) Shapeways guidelines.
October 6, 2012, 3:43 pm
I was wondering if you had a 10 D10 dice set, or if it's be possible to make one. I primarily play World of Darkness, and would definitely buy a set of your dice, if they were an NWoD set.
October 5, 2012, 1:54 pm
Yes, if you have very steady hands, you can paint the numbers for extra clarity.
September 19, 2012, 9:31 am
this is very cool.. however, i am curious to know if one is able to put a white enamel wash to the digit for clarity?
September 19, 2012, 6:33 am
There is an answer from an individual way back in the beginning of the comments about rolling, but I was curious to see if anyone else had comment on the randomness of the rolls with the stainless steel thorn dice. thanks
September 17, 2012, 5:53 pm
How are the throws on the thorn stainless steel dice, are they consistently random ? Thanks for answering my other question.
September 17, 2012, 5:20 pm
Nope, the detail of the numbering is too fine to allow casting in silver. Shapeways did produce these in silver at one time, but they had to reprint many because of errors.
September 16, 2012, 9:08 pm
I was wondering the same thing. Can these dice be made in actual Silver, not just the color ?
September 16, 2012, 6:08 pm
Thanks for the quick response! I just ordered them, hope to see them soon. :D
September 12, 2012, 2:11 pm
Hello, Anchimayen. These are not heavy enough to dent a wooden table.
September 11, 2012, 11:00 pm
Hi Wombat, I adore these dice, but before i'm going to order them i want to know one thing: do they leave dents in wooden tables? Sorry if my English isn't that great, but i'm from Holland so English it isn't my native-tongue.
September 11, 2012, 3:56 pm
Wow!! So now I need to make a velvet lined box to carry these in.
September 8, 2012, 12:22 am
questo sito ha un indirizzo mail ? se si vorrei averlo il prima possibile grazie (lingua: Italiano)
August 24, 2012, 4:26 pm
Just arrived in gold plated matte, looking and feeling great. I'll admit I wasn't expecting the fine detail on the numbers to be there, but in the metal ones at least it certainly is! Tiny spot on one of them where the gold finish hasn't applied, but it only adds to the overall effect.
July 24, 2012, 2:31 pm
Or should I say, thank you to ceramicwombat =]
June 12, 2012, 3:59 pm
Absolutely amazing, bought in Stainless Steel. Did have some of the 'yellow grain' that a previous customer has stated but was removed really easily with a needle in about 5 minutes. Will make the perfect gift. Thank you to Shapeways for the incredibly fast production and delivery!
June 12, 2012, 3:07 pm
I haven't been receiving notifications when new comments are posted, so I'm sorry for the late response to some of your questions. @jrqsr: These are a bit larger than standard dice already, and I do have a larger size of the Thorn Die20 available. I don't have any plans to make the whole set at a larger size. @CarlosBrazil: No, the dice in the picture are stainless steel, not silver. Shapeways ships exclusively through UPS.
May 27, 2012, 9:50 pm
These just arrived in gold plated stainless steel. They look awesome and feel quite heavy and solid as a rock. Detail is amazing. These are for a present but I'm thinking of buying a second set for myself. They feel like a tool, not a toy. Absolutely love them. Only very slight criticism is that the numbers are obviously the same colour as the rest of the die so can take a bit longer to read than on plastic dice. But this could be fixed with a steady hand and a paintbrush.
May 23, 2012, 3:41 am
Hello, I'm thinking on buying the silver dices and I have some questions. Are they really made of silver or is just the color? I know you send them by UPS, can you send it by post and not by courier company? Thanks a lot!
May 9, 2012, 3:08 am
Hello, I'm thinking on buying the silver dices and I have some questions. Are they really made of silver or is just the color? I know you send them by UPS, can you send it by post and not by courier company? Thanks a lot!
May 9, 2012, 3:07 am
Hi! Always loved these - I even go to the page every now and then just to have a look, even though I can't afford to buy them. Why don't you make them available in aluminide? It would be ideal, both metallic and affordable. If some details are lost, I wouldn't mind.
April 19, 2012, 8:26 am
Would it be possible to get these bigger - 35 mm - or more?
April 18, 2012, 12:23 am
This set was a great addition to my collection. They feel great and they look great. They are a bit costly, but if you enjoy having a unique dice set, it will be worth every penny!
April 2, 2012, 8:20 pm
Love the Dice, Hate the price.
January 17, 2012, 10:18 pm
would love a video of someone rolling these babies!
January 9, 2012, 6:32 am
These are amazing! I know my boyfriend is going to LOVE these. I really appreciate the email notifications during each step of processing and they arrived super fast! Thanks again :)
December 19, 2011, 7:47 pm
Hello. The grains stuck in between the metal are the polishing medium used in the Shapeways barrel tumbler. I think it is ground walnut shells as is used in sandblasting. I get a bit of that in the prototypes I order from time to time, and I pick it out with an X-acto knife. It's usually not much, and I'm sorry your order has an excessive amount of polishing medium stuck in it. As far as the color, is it an even dark bronze? If so, they could have sent you an antique bronze set instead of stainless steel. Please e-mail with a description of this problem and a picture of what you received. They are the ones who can help you out with this. Please cc me on the e-mail as well at
December 14, 2011, 8:51 pm
I'm really frustrated! I ordered a set of stainless steel but got some rusty color instead. also the spaces between the metal are filled with yellow grain - it's really filthy. I'm absolutely dissapointed!!
December 14, 2011, 1:36 pm
Thanks for liking them! Unfortunately, yesterday was the deadline for ordering from Shapeways with assured delivery in time for Christmas.
December 7, 2011, 12:08 am
any chance an order would be done in time for christmas? these are utterly gorgeous!
December 6, 2011, 8:25 pm
These are absolutely wonderful, got the set last night as a gift for my friends, now I really want some of my own.. fast delivery also, thanks Shapeways.
November 14, 2011, 10:58 pm
Alrighty then! ordered and excited to get them. I'm not into all the table top games but my boyfriend sure is and I'm positive that he's gonna love these as his christmas gift! ^-^ i'll post pictures when i get them. i ordered the stainless steel ones
November 12, 2011, 1:18 am
It is no longer available in silver. There is a $30 startup fee for each object in silver to reflect the sprueing and casting of each part. Each die can be ordered from the individual product pages in silver, but can't be ordered in silver as a full set from this page.
November 8, 2011, 3:20 am
Are the dice not available in silver anymore? I cannot find silver in the selection of materials.
November 7, 2011, 5:50 pm I don't have a picture of these in bronze, but another customer ordered them in bronze and posted pictures at @aqlissa32: As noted on my shop page, these are designed to be printed in metal and prints in plastic are too light to function as dice. I'm sorry the order took so long. That is not standard Shapeways behavior. @jaredb05: Did Shapeways straighten out your order? Did you send them a picture of the dice you received with the incorrect finish? Please let me know at
November 6, 2011, 12:57 am
very expensive
October 23, 2011, 5:49 pm
wow guys! I'm feeling a little frustrated. my 85.00 order is outright wrong! i ordered stainless and i got brass and a cute little sorry for being slow card. whats up! i need this in stainless not brass! This not what I ordered and paid for. 1 x Thorn Dice Set with Decad Scale: 100% 6.10 x 10.90 x 3.00 cm Stainless Steel
October 22, 2011, 4:20 am
Was really disappointed with the White Strong Flexible dice I recieved... Should have read the reviews. I also waited forever for them to get here. Nearly a month... not worth the 26 dollars.
October 19, 2011, 10:17 pm
Just received my set of stainless steel thorn dice in record time! They look great and even though they are the steel version, they are not very heavy - I imagine the plastic ones will be very lightweight. so if in doubt, go steel.
September 29, 2011, 7:03 pm
have you a picture of these in antique bronze? thanks.
September 20, 2011, 5:55 pm
Well, i buy this dice for my husband and, they are awsome! the most lovely dices ever, i really glad with this buy and im from mexico
August 27, 2011, 9:10 pm
The dice in and are dyed examples of White Strong and Flexible. Please note that dice printed in WSF will be very light. They will be too light to really be useful as dice and will be decorative objects only.
August 16, 2011, 8:56 am
thanks for the quick response, can you tell me which pictures are of the White Strong and Flexible? nothing looks quite like it.
August 15, 2011, 11:38 pm
The Dice Collector has pictures of the dice in dyed White Strong and Flexible at
August 15, 2011, 11:20 pm
does anyone have pictures for the simple white plastic ones? I really don't have the money to afford the more expensive ones and I'm afraid the plastic would make them lose the effect.
August 15, 2011, 10:46 pm
Got them! Amazing design! I?m looking for a strong dice bag now :D
August 11, 2011, 9:32 am
Waiting the stainless ones for august 8th, can't wait to showoff in my next Pathfinder session :P
August 1, 2011, 9:17 am
Here are some "Antique Bronze Glossy" pictures, as promised: Really, really awesome work. Thanks for those.
July 26, 2011, 4:37 am
The Dice Collector has images of the set in gold, but I'm not sure if they are in glossy or matte. The pics are at To match a set in steel, you should probably go with the matte.
July 17, 2011, 11:45 pm
Hi, great work! I'm looking forward to order a thorns-set in steel and a d10 decader in gold. Which one will fit better to the set, the gold glossy or matte? Are there any pics of this colors? Greets Skotty
July 17, 2011, 7:28 pm
The Frosted Detail material page is at and includes information on its properties. I haven't ordered any of my existing dice in this material yet, but I have a prototype on the way. There isn't a significant difference between bronze and silver in how they feel and roll. Silver has a much smoother finish though. I have a picture of the Thorn Die20 in stainless steel vs. in silver at Regardless of which material you choose (I think they are all kinda cool in their own ways), you will not receive it before July 23. It will be 10 business days for any of the plastic materials and at least 14 for any of the metals.
July 14, 2011, 9:06 pm
Also, is there a significant difference between the weight and roll of the bronze vs. the silver? Which one "looks cooler"? Do you have pictures? Aaaaand... are either the silver or bronze significantly cooler than the frosted ultra detailed? I need to take a nap before work so hopefully you can respond soon. :) Also, I know this is pushing it but I was hoping to order these for my hubby's birthday, which is July 25th, but we're celebrating it on July 23rd... So that may have some bearing also? What do you think? :)
July 14, 2011, 2:38 pm
Hey there. I am literally moments away from ordering, but I want to know what material the Frosted Ultra Detail set is made of? Is it standard acrylic like those little dice sets you buy at nerd shops? Or is it weaker/stronger? I am leaning towards the stainless steel set because come on, they're freaking amazingly awesome... but I wanted to ask about the frosted Ultra. Do you have any photos of them at all? I am having a hard time getting shapeways' page to work correctly... anyway I hope to hear back sooooon!
July 14, 2011, 2:23 pm
I see... well, just ordered in bronze glossy, will upload a pic when I get it!
July 7, 2011, 4:05 am
I don't have any pictures of the same die in both antique bronze matte and antique bronze glossy for a side-by-side comparison. The design of the d10 and the decader d10 is identical except for the numbering.
July 6, 2011, 1:13 pm
Great design! I've been dying to buy these for almost a week now, in Antique Bronze Matte/Glossy (any idea where I can find pics with the difference? The sample ones on the material info. don't really show much). Anyway, what's the difference between the D10 and the D100 (apart from the obvious numbering)? Is the design different?
July 6, 2011, 5:00 am
I have fixed this oversight, it is now available in silver.
July 3, 2011, 12:37 am
Hm-m. The Thorn Dice set without a decader is avaliable in silver, but this one, with a decader, is not. Is there any way that could be amended? I would dearly love to purchase a set.
July 2, 2011, 7:41 pm
The price in stainless steel is $89.60 USD. Shipping is included in the price.
June 26, 2011, 8:56 pm
hi again,i think tou didn't understood what i mean with "how much does it cost",i was tring to ask wats the price to send it to brazil,in the stainless steel.
June 26, 2011, 8:36 pm
Those are in stainless steel.
June 26, 2011, 6:20 pm
thank tou by the information.
June 26, 2011, 4:22 pm
Yes, Shapeways ships to Brazil. The price depends on which material you choose, and Paypal can convert Brazilian Reals to USD.
June 26, 2011, 3:02 pm
hi,im from brazil,so sorry my problably wrong english. i want to order one of these kit but i don't now ifyou send it to were,and if you do,how much is it? thank you.
June 26, 2011, 12:05 am
I cannot thank you enough, ceramicwombat, for these dice. They are the talk of my gaming groups and I'm sending more business your way every time I show them around. The stainless steel (the ones I got) are absolutely breathtaking. One note to those those get these, especially in metal: you will want a heavy duty dice bag; these things are sharp in every sense of the word!
April 27, 2011, 5:39 am
I just received my order. Shapeways did an incredible job getting the package here (GA, USA) in the time frame given. The designs are stunning! I went the cheap route and ordered the plastic ones. The level of detail is amazing. I didn't experience any issues with there being burrs in the cut-outs. They are definitely light weight though, but I expected that going into the order. Unfortunately, the acrylic wasn't an available option (and I noticed that black plastic is no longer listed). I would recommend to anyone considering buying these to pony up for the stainless steel (the acrylic may also be a decent option, but I cannot say how much more heft it will have). If you can't get a set, then try a D20 or D 12. The D20 is more useful, but I prefer the design on the 12. @ cw: Best of luck with getting these out there. I look forward to being the only one in my area to have these awesome dice until you can mass produce these puppies. Maybe I can figure a way out to get a little more weight into them. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
April 26, 2011, 6:40 pm
I guess when Shapeways added the new acrylic material, they set it to "not available" for all models. I have changed the settings for all of my models so they are available in the Frosted Detail and Frosted Ultra Detail.
April 25, 2011, 11:41 pm
@ceramicwombat Is there a specific reason why these(and the other sets) are not available in acrylic materials? I would be very interested in buying almost all of the sets if they were.
April 25, 2011, 6:40 pm
Yes, the plastic materials are very light and are not as durable as metal. It depends on the material you choose when you order. The plastics are plastic, the metals are metal.
April 20, 2011, 8:44 am
guys! The Matrial is PLASTIC. I thought it was kind of metal and I am not sattisfied with the quality of the Plastic. Its far away from "stable" and if you don't take care while using it, it gets out of shape. So for everyone, who wants this for deko it is ok, but for real use it is for me wasted money. Sorry about that, but reality is as it is...
April 20, 2011, 5:37 am
I purchased these for my husband in the indigo color. Not exactly sure what material it is that was used though. It's super lightweight and almost feels too fragile b/c of the intricate design and how thin some of the areas are. They're dice though so it's not like he's going to be man handling these heh. They are absolutely beautiful though and I'll probably order more for him in the future. Maybe in stainless steel next time :)
April 15, 2011, 3:04 pm
It's ashamed some jerk keeps going through and voting everybody items down.
April 8, 2011, 1:12 am
Yes, Shapeways ships to Mexico. As far as I know, they ship everywhere except Russia.
April 5, 2011, 1:54 am
¿you take order from another country? i'm from Mexico and really want a set of steel dice! thanks..
April 4, 2011, 2:50 pm
A difference in weight between the different sides would come from the different volumes of the numbers. Theoretically, a bias might be detected over thousands of trials. In practice, I haven't noticed a bias in any of them.
April 1, 2011, 4:06 am
I just asked this in the forums, but then realized this might be a better place for it. Are these properly weighted dice?
March 31, 2011, 2:00 pm
The picture is of the set in stainless steel. The inking on the pinwheel set is with black gesso. I paint the whole die with gesso (acrylic model paint works too), wait for it to dry, and then rub the whole die with a cloth until the paint rubs off the high points.
March 31, 2011, 8:53 am
Hi, just wanted to say I've checked out all your dice designs and they're all really fantastic. I'm thinking about picking up this set for my birthday, but I have a couple questions I was hoping you could answer. In the bottom picture they look nicely "weathered" and have a great color. Is this the matte bronze finish? Or just stainless steel? I also noticed on your pinwheel set the caption says that they're inked. I think I have some idea of what that means, but how does one go about inking these, and with what?
March 31, 2011, 6:14 am
Hello. I use these for our weekly D&D sessions, and I have not noticed a bias in any of the dice. They roll much like their normal counterparts do. The dice in my Overstuffed set do tend to roll forever, but the dice in my other sets behave themselves.
March 31, 2011, 1:06 am
I am seriously thinking about ordering some of these dice but my big question is; how do they roll? Are you getting good "randomness" from them? Do they stop almost immediately upon hitting the surface of the table or do they travel for ever?
March 30, 2011, 5:56 pm
I add an underscore to 6 and 9 on d10s and above to let people distinguish between the two numbers.
March 14, 2011, 1:23 am
I was hoping you would share with us how you tell the difference between the 6 and the 9 images on the dice that go above 10.
March 13, 2011, 7:10 pm
Thanks for the speedy response Ceramicwombat, now I just have to work out how I explain the cost to my wife ;)
February 7, 2011, 10:09 am
The material in the picture above is stainless steel.
February 6, 2011, 10:21 pm
I mean the Thorn Dice set in case it isn't clear :)
February 6, 2011, 10:04 pm
I adore these dice, but sadly I dont think Ill ever be able to afford them in the metallic finish :( In the picture above, which material is that?
February 6, 2011, 10:04 pm
The first die on the fourth row is stainless steel. Sometimes the finish on stainless steel varies, and it looks like the finish on that one came out a bit dull. You should receive them by Christmas if you order them now in plastic, but if you order a set in metal, they might not arrive in time.
December 4, 2010, 9:46 pm
These are truely awsome. I want to order some for my brother for Christmas. I was looking at the dice collecter's link above and saw a color of one that I want to order but I don't know which color it is. It is the first die on the 4th row under the title Thorn. I think it's either white strong and flexible or transparent detail. Can you help me out? How long does it normally take to ship? Will I be able to get them before Christmas? You should be proud of your work. :)
December 4, 2010, 3:53 pm
Thanks for the snappy reply, wombat. Seems like refreshing the window caused an accidental double post. I will definitely order some soon.
September 16, 2010, 1:51 pm
I have not tried this set in glossy gold, but Kevin Cook did and the pictures are at The finish does not add an appreciable amount of thickness or obscure detail. I have not tried inking them either. The d20 is the only one in the set that is difficult to read in low light or from far away.
September 16, 2010, 8:45 am
I'm seriously considering getting a set of these in gold glossy finish. Have you tried this particular set yourself with the gold finish? Does it add thickness so that some of the intricate details in this particular set would get lost? Also, have you tried painting these black and then polishing? The preview image doesn't seem like so. The design is wicked, that's for sure. Just mildly concerned about readability from far away.
September 16, 2010, 4:43 am


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