Shapeways Stainless Steel Cage Dice Set with Decader Review (and Giveaway!)

(This post is authored by blogger Sarah Gonzales. View her full profile at the bottom of this article!)
Shamalama, a level one human rogue, nervously approached the alleyway hoping to make a trade. She hoped the relics she brought with her would be enough to for the exchange. Out of the shadows a giant rat charged, she turn in surprise and rolled initiative!

I’ve been playing different versions of the role playing game, Dungeons and Dragons, since I was about 10 years old. It’s been mostly a family affair through the years either playing with my brother or with my husband and friends. Now we have started playing with our children.

For this review, I have been fortunate enough to receive this beautiful Cage Dice Set with Decader in Stainless Steel, Made by Wombat and sold by Shapeways. I originally was interested in the white plastic set but they encouraged me to try out one of the metal dice sets because, well, they are that awesome. Shapeways is a company that brings the community together to create using 3D Printing, visit its forums to learn more about how you can be involved or shop for some of their sweet sweet gear.

Unboxing the Cage Dice Set!

Appearance:

These stainless steel dice are described as “Bronze-infused stainless steel with visible print lines and a rough feel” and I see more of the bronze in my set then were pictured on the website (CLICK HERE to see), which I didn’t mind at all, however one of my dice had a more silver look than the others, the decader (percentage) 10 sided dice is noticeably more silver than bronze compared to the others. The dice in the picture on the website are inked, but mine were not. I didn’t realize that mine wouldn’t come inked and the only reason it matters is because by design, the cage dice make it somewhat difficult to read the numbers. The dice had a few bits of metal, like sand, that came with the dice. All I need is a few minutes with a toothpick, and I could easily pick the bits out. With the exception of the decader the dice are hollow. Many people mentioned in the comments that they had inked theirs on their own and just by reading the comments you can see how much people love this company and what they are doing in the tech world.

Functionality:

The set has a pleasantly hefty weight that is really fun to roll. They appear to be appropriately balanced to roll randomly to ensure fair game play. The cute glitter green dice in the photos are what I have left of my first seven piece dice set for size reference and I used them to show, that for the most part, the dice are very close to the same size as your average dice set. My 20 sided dice, had a corner that was rounded off which seems like a flaw in the processing. The dice are metal so they do make tiny dents in paper, but you would have to be trying to do damage to hurt a tabletop.

Overall:

Overall I am very pleased with the dice set. They are beautiful, creatively designed, and fun to roll. The dice have an ancient artifact sort of appeal that would make an unique gift to present for your gaming friends. This cage set version is one of a variety of dice sets including thorn dice and more, check them out in their Dice section under Games.

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Enter to Win!

Enter for a Chance to Win a Cage Dice Set with Decader in Stainless Steel

– Entry is open to United States residents that are over the age of 18 years.
– You can enter to win once per day.
– The entry period is from December 21, 2016, to January 15, 2017.
– Winner will be notified via email and must respond within 48 hours or the prize will be forfeited and a new winner selected.
– Shapeways will forward the prize winning goods to the lucky person.

 

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This post is authored by Sarah Gonzales! Sarah started playing Dungeons & Dragons and performing at renaissance fairs when she was eight. Her father taught her how to play cards, her brother taught her how to play Magic, and her sister taught her how to make costumes.

The Hobbit was one of the first books she read by choice, followed by years of Dragonlance novels. Some early dates with her husband Sammy (aka Sammy G Art) included watching Warhammer 40K combats, 80’s movie nights, and listening to Harry Potter in the car. Their five children already love comics, gaming, fantasy, and drawing as much as they do.

Sarah loves sharing with the community family friendly events that come to the valley. View her blog at fresnofrugalista.blogspot.com. Contact Sarah at Sarahg@zappcon.com.

Sarah Gonzales

This post is authored by Sarah Gonzales! Sarah started playing Dungeons & Dragons and performing at renaissance fairs when she was eight. Her father taught her how to play cards, her brother taught her how to play Magic, and her sister taught her how to make costumes. The Hobbit was one of the first books she read by choice, followed by years of Dragonlance novels. Some early dates with her husband Sammy (aka Sammy G Art) included watching Warhammer 40K combats, 80’s movie nights, and listening to Harry Potter in the car. Their five children already love comics, gaming, fantasy, and drawing as much as they do. Sarah loves sharing with the community family friendly events that come to the valley. View her blog at fresnofrugalista.blogspot.com. Contact Sarah at Sarahg@zappcon.com.

55 thoughts on “Shapeways Stainless Steel Cage Dice Set with Decader Review (and Giveaway!)

  • 22 December, 2016 at 2:14 pm
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    What a fun and cool giveaway! Good luck to everyone!

  • 22 December, 2016 at 2:22 pm
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    I can truly say I’ve never seen a set of dice like this. They do have that ancient artifact sort of appeal. I think they would be a great conversation piece to have on display.

    • 22 December, 2016 at 4:16 pm
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      Yeah, I am kind of drooling over here. Those look so ancient and like some old relic from a lost civilization or something haha…

  • 22 December, 2016 at 4:17 pm
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    These are so neat! I’d be the coolest person in my D&D group hahah!

    • 22 December, 2016 at 5:01 pm
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      Oh dont lie, you are already the coolest person in your D&D group! haha! 😉

    • 22 December, 2016 at 9:18 pm
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      You can always enter and if you win, have the goods sent to a US friend! 😉

  • 22 December, 2016 at 6:52 pm
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    I’m hoping to start playing D&D soon, so these would be great for getting started with it!

  • 22 December, 2016 at 6:58 pm
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    I simply loved the stainless steel dice, with so many sides, so creative! So nice that you play with your kids! I don’t live in the US, ooohhh… but one of my sisters-in-law does (my brother would never enter a giveaway) and so I will tell her to enter for me 🙂 Hope you have an amazing Christmas time, with your family, full of love and good energy, positive vibes!
    DenisesPlanet.com

    • 22 December, 2016 at 9:19 pm
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      You can always enter and then if you win, have the prize sent to her! 😉

  • 22 December, 2016 at 7:09 pm
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    These look so cool!! I am seriously jealous! For one of our first Christmas’ together Gingi got me a pound of random dice and a cool bowl/candle to make a really awesome geeky-chic coffee table centerpiece.

    • 22 December, 2016 at 9:19 pm
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      Hahahaha, that was before we had to worry about choking hazard with toddlers running amok. 😉

  • 22 December, 2016 at 8:51 pm
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    Wow! Those dice are absolutely gorgeous! I can just imagine how they feel to roll!

  • 23 December, 2016 at 6:09 pm
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    These are great! I would definitely use them for D&D!

  • 23 December, 2016 at 8:57 pm
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    I’ve never played D&D, but these sound awesome for big fans! I love the idea. Thanks for sharing.

  • 24 December, 2016 at 3:37 am
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    Oh my gosh! This dice set is freaking cool. And my hubby used to play D&D a lot:)

  • 24 December, 2016 at 8:39 am
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    This dice set is amazing. If I live in US, I would joined this giveaway.

  • 24 December, 2016 at 10:39 am
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    Happy Christmas! kisses

  • 24 December, 2016 at 10:55 am
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    Hi Gingi = thanks for the visit … glad you enjoyed the Wenceslas historical post I put up … have a good Christmas – cheers Hilary

    • 25 December, 2016 at 11:09 pm
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      That was an amazing post sweetie.. thank you so much for posting it, and thank you for visiting my blog! <3

  • 24 December, 2016 at 12:13 pm
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    Wow! This is the first time I see dice like those! O.o They look so cool!

  • 25 December, 2016 at 9:02 am
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    Wow, these look beautiful!

    -Kati

  • 25 December, 2016 at 8:22 pm
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    Really cool pieces!
    Merry Christmas!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  • 26 December, 2016 at 1:05 pm
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    I started playing when I was 12, but it was “DSA”, the German equivalent, and I only ever tried D&D when I was around 17. Sadly my husband doesn’t play, so I only roll my dice very rarely with friends. My kids are still too small to be interested.

    • 26 December, 2016 at 4:40 pm
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      You should find a group to play with till the little ones get older!!!

  • 27 December, 2016 at 9:44 am
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    it makes great gift

  • 2 January, 2017 at 5:21 am
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    I never heard of D & D before now. However, my grandson collects dice. He took an interest in them at an early age. I really don’t know what the fascination was-lol.

  • 2 January, 2017 at 5:37 am
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    my 14 year old loves to play D&D so I would gift these to her, or not lol maybe keep them for mama

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