This is a special D8 die in my 'Twined' dice series, that can be used to keep track of the power and toughness of 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 version with the numbers in a regular D8 pattern can be found here
The die has a height of 18 mm (0.71'') (the distance between each set of two opposing faces), which is slightly larger than a regular gaming D8. This size works very well when printed in any of the steel materials or other metals, but is also suited for strong & flexible plastic. Please note however that it will be very light in plastic. 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 fair and well balanced, and therefore throws should not be biased.
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 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.
- 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.
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.
Links to all the dice available in the 'Twined' series:
- 'Twined' Dice, complete set of 6 dice: link
- 'Twined' Dice, complete set of 7 dice including 10D10 (decader): link
- 'Twined' D20 Spindown Die Extra large (32 mm): link
- 'Twined' D20 Gaming Die Extra large (32 mm): link
- 'Twined' D20 Spindown Die (24 mm) link
- 'Twined' D20 Gaming Die (24 mm): link
- 'Twined' D12 Gaming Die (20 mm): link
- 'Twined' D10 Gaming Die (18 mm): link
- 'Twined' 10D10 / Decader Gaming Die (18 mm): link
- 'Twined' D8 Gaming Die (16 mm): link
- 'Twined' D6 Gaming Die (14 mm): link
- 'Twined' D4 Gaming Die (16 mm): link
- 'Twined' D6 Gaming Die Tarmogoyf P/T Version [14 mm]: link
- 'Twined' D6 Gaming Die Tarmogoyf P/T Version [12 mm]: link
- 'Twined' D8 Gaming Die Tarmogoyf P/T Version: link
- 'Twined' D8 Spindown Die Tarmogoyf P/T Version: link
- 'Twined' D6 -1/-1 Counters Die: link
- 'Twined' D6 +1/+1 Counters Die: link