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Re: FS (order) - Custom Avatar-specific Dice

Post by CDavis7M » Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:01 pm

I got an update from the manufacturer. The process is "nearly complete." However, they no longer have the marble white/gold color in stock for the Saruman dice. Unfortunate that stock isn't better tracked.

They sent me a list of available stock and I requested the two best fit color options. But I am still not happy. The translucent clear dice seem hard to read, and don't fit as well with the other dice. And while the Nebula clear/"black" (looks like dark blue) dice look cool, they still aren't what I'm looking for.

Potentially the marble color will be back in stock in October. I've asked about a pearl color, which would be preferable. Heck, even plain white/black if they can get that in stock.
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Re: FS (order) - Custom Avatar-specific Dice

Post by Theo » Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:04 am

Super bummer.

Translucents in general are a very different direction. I'd personally rather wait, although obviously it would impact shipping costs. If forced, I'd do clear long before blue. Do they have no stock even of speckled to match his deep darkling eyes and stormclouds?
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Re: FS (order) - Custom Avatar-specific Dice

Post by CDavis7M » Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:36 am

Definitely a bummer. I don't think speckled dice are available at all for the custom process. Here is a list of what available. I spent quite some time looking and didn't like any of them...

Opaque Ivory/black
Opaque Yellow/black
Opaque Orange/black
Opaque Green/white
Opaque Purple/white
Opaque Grey/black
Translucent Clear/white
Translucent Yellow/white
Translucent Orange/white
Translucent Red/white
Translucent Green/white
Translucent Blue/white
Translucent Purple/white
Translucent Smoke/white
Borealis Light Green/gold
Borealis Purple/white
Borealis Sky Blue/white
Cirrus Light Blue/white
Gemini Black-Copper/white
Gemini Black-Gold/silver
Gemini Black-Red/gold
Gemini Black-Red/white
Gemini Black-Shell/white
Gemini Black-White/red
Gemini Blue-Green/gold
Gemini Blue-Magenta/gold
Gemini Blue-Orange/white
Gemini Blue-Purple/Gold
Gemini Blue-Red/White
Gemini Copper-Green/white
Gemini Copper-Steel/white
Gemini Copper-Teal/silver
Gemini Gold-White/black
Gemini Green-Gold/white
Gemini Green-Purple/gold
Gemini Orange-Yellow/black
Gemini Pink-Black/white
Gemini Pink-Purple/white
Gemini Purple-Red/gold
Gemini Purple-Steel/white
Gemini Red-Yellow/silver
Gemini Teal-White/black
Leaf Black Gold/silver
Lustrous Black/gold
Lustrous Green/white
Lustrous Slate/white
Mother of Pearl Blue/silver
Nebula Black/white
Phantom Black/silver
Phantom Teal/gold
Scarab Blue Blood/gold
Scarab Jade/gold
Scarab Scarlet/gold
Velvet Blue/white
Velvet Bright Blue/silver
Velvet Copper/white
Velvet Gold/white
Velvet Purple/white
Velvet Red/white
Velvet Silver/white
Vortex Black/yellow
Vortex Blue/gold
Vortex Orange/black
Vortex Purple/gold
Vortex Teal/gold



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Re: FS (order) - Custom Avatar-specific Dice

Post by Theo » Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:57 am

Yeah, definitely not ideal.

Opaque Ivory/black: decent, if not exciting.

Gemini Gold-White/black: maybe the closest to the original choice, but definitely more tea-stained. Probably my personal pick if delaying isn't an option.

Gemini Black-White/red: made me think of "Right in the middle of the road the long forefinger lay, white in the dusk, its red nail darkening to black." But a non-overthrown die would suit this Avatar set better.

Lustrous Black/gold: again, seems more fallen, and seems to need a lot of light to see the white in the luster.

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Re: FS (order) - Custom Avatar-specific Dice

Post by CCG Collector » Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:01 pm

October is only a few months away. I'm comfortable waiting if the others are.
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Re: FS (order) - Custom Avatar-specific Dice

Post by Kjeld » Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:19 pm

I can wait.

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Re: FS (order) - Custom Avatar-specific Dice

Post by CDavis7M » Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:21 pm

I followed up with the manufacturer. We will be waiting until October for the Saruman dice. The other dice will begin manufacturing soon (better to order now with certainty than to wait). Unfortunately, there is no way for him to get us in the queue when there is no stock available. So while we can order again in October, we will likely have another 8 week manufacturing queue to wait in. Still, better happy and late then not happy.

I'll post back when I get the other 5 colors. I'll discuss shipping with you guys individually.

Chessex expects to have the original Marble color (see above) in stock as well as White Mother of Pearl, which I like more and originally wanted, but it was out of stock. I plan to make the order for the Mother of Pearl dice instead of Marble.

Both colors are side by side here: (unfortunately, their "Festive" many colored line is not available for custom dice).
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Re: FS (order) - Custom Avatar-specific Dice

Post by Vastor Peredhil » Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:23 pm

I can wait as well, though I am unsure if Chris or Wolfgang does handle the european sets
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Re: FS (order) - Custom Avatar-specific Dice

Post by CDavis7M » Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:31 pm

I have talked with Wolfgang and Eric regarding the European players and I followed up with him a few weeks ago. I believe that Wolfgang intends to order separately but I am not sure whether he did. And now we are realizing there are stock shortages...

I still expect to have extra dice and I am still willing to ship to a single person in Europe. And I'll see if that goes smoothly.

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Re: FS (order) - Custom Avatar-specific Dice

Post by rezwits » Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:26 am

Yeah let's just wait for the stock, unless you feel people CAN "deal" with the change, I am fine with whichever... THX AGAIN!
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Re: FS (order) - Custom Avatar-specific Dice

Post by CDavis7M » Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:06 am

The deal is already done. The 5 colors are in production. The Saruman dice will be ordered in October and likely be received in December/January.

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Re: FS (order) - Custom Avatar-specific Dice

Post by Kjeld » Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:33 pm

For the dwarf-lords, we need something like this: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/du ... ure-forge
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Re: FS (order) - Custom Avatar-specific Dice

Post by CDavis7M » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:06 am

I got a shipping notification from Chessex. Maybe I'll get the dice next week. I'll likely pass out to my local group when I see them but wait for the Saruman dice before mailing anything. I'll keep you all updated.

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Re: FS (order) - Custom Avatar-specific Dice

Post by Tholland3 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:41 pm

I am new to the group and just got back into the game. If there are any extra sets I would love to buy a set. Please let me know. These are amazing!

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Re: FS (order) - Custom Avatar-specific Dice

Post by CDavis7M » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:16 pm

Hi Tholland. There may be extras but it depends on whether some of the European players end order sets directly or if the sets I ordered are the only ones, and whether I ship to them, etc. etc.

It seems unlike that there will be extras, you are next on the list after everything else is sorted. Where are you located?

Also, we might end up ordering another batch of dice for Dream Card Elf and Dwarf Lords. And then we could re-order these colors depending on stock at Chessex.

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