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General $299 D&D Anniversary Sapphire Dice

This just dropped into my inbox. $299.99, limited run, available directly from WotC.


Celebrate Forty-Five Years of Dungeons & Dragons and Five Years of D&D Fifth Edition with theD&D Sapphire Anniversary Dice Set

Only 1,974 sets - featuring a gnome-grown* sapphire gem - will be available to the public on November 21!

RENTON, WA – Nov. 11, 2019 – It’s been five years since Dungeons & Dragons fifth edition launched, and the explosion of D&D’s popularity since then has been a wonder to behold! Now fans can celebrate D&D through the D&D Sapphire Anniversary Dice Set, available directly from Wizards of the Coast starting at 11a.m. (PT) on November 21, 2019. The set commemorates both 5 years of 5e AND forty-five years since D&D’s first publication in 1974.

“When the D&D team realized the sapphire is the traditional anniversary stone for both five years and forty-five years, and that adding a laboratory-created sapphire to a twenty-sided die wouldn’t jeopardize the integrity of a roll, we couldn’t pass up the chance to make something really cool to celebrate the milestones” said Nathan Stewart, VP of the D&D Franchise at Wizards of the Coast. “The team put together a fun product for our fans that includes art and newly updated stats for sapphire dragons, making these classic dragons ready for play in your next D&D session.”

The D&D Sapphire Anniversary Dice Set includes eleven custom-designed aluminum dice from Level Up Dice. Embedded in one of the d20s is a sapphire lovingly grown** by a rock gnome artificer in a charmingly-cluttered workshop. Additionally, each set includes a high-quality dice box and a matching dice tray displaying the ampersand, fifth edition D&D stats and details introducing the sapphire dragon, commemorative stickers, and a sequentially numbered collector’s card confirming the set’s authenticity. Oh, and every die, except that extra-special d20 has an engraved ampersand on the highest number - boosting your D&D cred whenever you roll max damage with that trusty battleaxe!

Only 1,974 D&D Sapphire Anniversary Dice Setswill be available to the public, so mark November 21st at 11am Pacific Time on your calendar so you don’t miss out! These dice sets will only be available directly from Wizards of the Coast at a price of $299.99 (USD). For more product information, including more images of these beautiful dice, head to D&D Sapphire Anniversary Dice Set.

Join in the celebration of D&D’s forty-fifth anniversary and pick-up this beautiful dice set when it’s available on November 21st!

* Okay, you caught us. Humans grew these sapphires in laboratories on Earth. Sorry.

** Still kidding. Still lab-grown by humans.

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Russ Morrissey



Victoria Rules
Logo on 1 means you’re always associating their logo with failing a roll - not the message they’d like to reinforce.
Annoying as hell, though: you grab a mittful of d6s to roll for fireball damage and when 4 of them come up with a logo, each one has to be checked to see if it's a 1 or a 6.

That, and maybe having logo on '1' might encourage the return of some roll-low mechanics?


Tempting... but, if you follow the link to the WotC product info and watch the trailer, you can see the dice close up. I hope the final product has a cleaner finish on them...


40th lv DM
General question: what's with the trend these days of putting the logo/graphic/whatever to replace the highest number on the die, rather than the '1' which used to be the standard?

Really annoying when you've got dice from all eras, as I do.....
Because you don't want to feel bad when you roll your &, army symbol, whatever.

Olaf the Stout

-Why not swindle people into bying overpriced dices? Much easier than making quality D&D supplements, adventures and source books.

-Brilliant! You know are now head of marketing at WotC.
I fail to see how this is swindling people into buying overpriced dice.

Have WotC advertised the dice at $50 and then charged $299 for them? No.
Have WotC dictated that you must have these dice in order to play in the Adventurer's League? No.
Have WotC said that buying this dice will get you any in-game advantages, such as a free re-roll per session? No.

All WotC has done is announce that they've made these dice, there are less than 2,000 sets available, the d20 contains a lab-grown sapphire and that you can buy a set for $299.

Don't like the dice? Don't buy them. There are plenty of dice you can buy for $5 that will serve exactly the same function as these dice. There are hundreds of cheap and easily available alternative options out there.

Will I be buying these dice? Absolutely not. There is nothing about these dice that would make me consider, even for a second, spending $299 on a single set of dice.

Are they overpriced? Absolutely, but that doesn't mean that WotC are swindling people into buying them.

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