This is a larger version of my Tarmogoyf D8 die in the 'Twined' dice series. It can be used to keep track of the power and toughness of the Magic: the Gartering card Tarmogoyf (and similar creatures).
Please note: this version has the numbers arranged in a spindown order, which means that consecutive numbers are placed next to each other. This breaks the regular D8 pattern where the numbers on opposing sides add to 9.
The die has a height of 24 mm (0.95'') (the distance between each set of two opposing faces. This size is better suited for printing in strong & flexible plastic, but will look good in metal too. The power/toughness levels on the sides of this die are 1/2, 2/3, 3/4. 4/5, 5/6, 6/7, 7/8, 8/9. Great care has been taken to ensure that the die is well balanced, and therefore rolls should be fair.
This die is part of a larger family of dice with the same design aesthetics, which is available through my Shapeways shop
To enhance the look of the die, and to make the numbers on the die stand out more, you can do the following:
- On the plastic version you can color the numbers using acrylic paint and a fine brush. Because the numbers are raised above their background plane this is quite easy to do.
- On the metal version you can darken the recessed ares by painting the die with thinned dark acrylic paint and rubbing it on a rough cloth after the paint has dried. This will clean the paint of the heightened details, leaving them shiny and contrasting nicely with the darker lower areas.
For a six sided die in this same look, as well as several other Tarmogoyf and other MTG dice, please have a look at the Magic: the Gathering category
in my shop.