2019. The year of limitless innovation

Welcome to our lookback on 2019, to see all of the incredible new innovative ways to bring your D&D table to life. Here at Level Up Dice we are always looking at different ways to bring new fresh ideas to dice. From day 1 Level Up Dice have had an RND team, their soul focus is on experimenting designs and testing them for your enjoyment. This team is an important part of any company to maintain growth and development. In a constantly evolving industry it is always effective to keep moving forward and branching out into new directions. From this we bring you our innovative products of 2019.

January 2019

Flametouched Copper Solid and Caged

Released at: PAX South

Available: Currently Unavailable 

Cool Facts: Each set of Flametouched Copper is individual because they are all heat treated to change the colouration of the metal, because heat is applied by hand the colouration on every set is different.

Ruby in Zoisite

Released at: PAX South

Available: USA | AUS

Cool Facts: also known as Anyolite, is a stone comprised of zoisite, pargasite, and ruby. The lighter green colour is zoisite, dark green or black is pargasite, and red or magenta colour is ruby. Ruby in Zoisite comes from Tanzania and Kenya.

March 2019

ECCC Exclusive Dice

Released at: Emerald City Comic Con

Available: Was only available at ECCC

Cool Facts: We created these exclusively for ECCC they were 4 Green anodised aluminium D6s in an aluminium casing created for them.

Toxic Diemetric Aluminium

Released at: C2E2

Available: USA | AUS

Cool Facts: This set has two separately anodised areas the black outer and the yellow numbering, it was very difficult to perfect this process as it is done on a molecular level… Also the black and yellow colouring is perfect for a Puff. 

Raised Hematite, Eramosa Marble, Gold Sandstone, African Jade, Egyptian Marble

Released at: PAX East

Available: USA | AUS

Cool Facts: We originally released the Raised Obsidian at NYCC in 2018, this was apart of a new process that we created, where we were able to hand engrave the numbers raised on the outside of the semi-precious stone. We then tried this process on other stones which created our raised semi-precious line.

May 2019

Sylvan Opalite & Watermelon Tourmaline Glyphic

Released at: Phoenix Fan Fusion

Available: USA | AUS

Cool Facts: These were the first creations of one of my personally favourite ranges. The glyphic range is created by our amazing Creative Technology Manager Rachel. Herself and Alex (CEO & Creator of LUD) go through different elements of the gaming industry to create these inspired sets. This set is based off Ancient forest fairy runes and wings.

Phoenix Lapis Lazuli

Released at: Phoenix Fan Fusion

Available: USA | AUS

Cool Facts: This stone is synthetic which is a combination of Lapis Lazuli and Turquoise which because we loved the vibrant colourations we created dice out of them.

June 2019

Fossilized Coral

Released at: Origins Game Fair

Available: USA | AUS

Cool Facts: Its exactly how it sounds, it is fossilised coral that we make dice out of. Every set is different and when you purchase these at a convention you get to build your own set designed the way you prefer.

Blue Sandstone Chip

Released at: Origins Game Fair

Available: USA | AUS

Cool Facts: Electronic motherboards and networks inspire the Chip Glyphic design. The design transforms the Blue Sandstone dice into an artifact, bringing the world of gemstones and circuitry together.

White Lavender Jade

Released at: Origins Game Fair

Available: USA

Cool Facts: White Lavender Jade is a form of Jadeite, this Jade is mainly white with splashes of Jade green and lavender purple.

Damascus Ti

Released at: Origins Game Fair

Available: Unavailable (Limited Sets)

Cool Facts: Folding Steel and Titanium together to create a strong pretty metal and then making it into dice.

Moku Ti

Released at: Origins Game Fair

Available: Unavailable (Limited Sets)

Cool Facts: This is a Japanese style of metal folding that is folded with Titanium which has been heat treated which creates the perfect ripples of colours.

Damascus Brass

Released at: Origins Game Fair

Available: Unavailable (Limited Sets)

Cool Facts: There is only one set of Damascus Brass in the world and this is it. Steel and Brass folded together to create beautiful golden patterns throughout the metal.

July 2019

Crown Crystal

Released at: RTX

Available: USA | AUS

Cool Facts: After much searching to find the right medium for our glass range, as well as many hours of testing, we are proud to present the worlds first optically clear crystal set of dice. The same material used in many lasers and optics, it sports an index of refraction of 1.5, this is a clearer medium than glass or Zircon and also sports a higher durability.

Sakura Rose Quartz Glyphic

Released at: AV Con & RTX

Available: USA | AUS

Cool Facts: This glyphic pays homage to the beautiful flowers of Japan, the Cherry Blossom. The design not only features these small but iconic flowers but also alludes the way they float and dance their way down to the ground as they fall. These tiny beauties are hand-carved onto Rose Quartz, a stone that's well known for its delightfully pinkish hue, just like the Sakura themselves.

August 2019

Ionized Raised Clear Quartz & Hematite

Released at: Gencon

Available: Clear Quartz USA | AUS Hematite USA | AUS

Cool Facts:  We have taken our semi-precious stones, added in our raised numbering process, and then infused the stones with gold and titanium molecules.

Arboretum Ruby in Zoisite & Picture Jasper Glyphic

Released at: Gencon

Available: USA | AUS

Cool Facts: Glyphic Design is inspired by the ephemera found on forest floors in Autumn. Unlike their counterparts, the beautiful forest beings will live forever on the Glyphic stone dice, serving your Druid or Ranger forever.

Hyro Hematite & Tiger’s Eye Glyphic

Released at: Gencon

Available: USA | AUS

Cool Facts: This design is based off the ancient Egyptian formal writing system, the Hieroglyphs. A combination of logos, symbols and alphabetic elements, these dice will help bring your ancient creatures to life on the table.

Shadow Masque Raised Obsidian

Released at: Gencon

Available: USA | AUS

Cool Facts: These beauties pay homage to all things dark and mysterious. Featuring some rounded elements but mostly sudden and sharp shapes along with a mixture of sharp curves and points the design harken to medieval rosaries and sculptures, masquerades and the occult.

LifeCog

Released at: Gencon

Available: USA | AUS

Cool Facts: Created in collaboration with Game to Grow a non-profit organization founded on the belief that games of all kinds have the power to improve people’s lives.

Wyrmwood Hero Vaults

 

Released at: Gencon

Available: Only Available at Conventions 

Cool Facts: First convention these vaults have been available before Wyrmwood were selling them on the floor, we have three exclusive woods, Maple, Mahogany and Bloodwood.

VTM Dice 

Released at: GenCon

Available: USA | AUS

Cool Facts: We created exclusive Aluminium dice for Vampire the Masquerade in partner with Whitewolf, the clans we released in hunger and standard were Anarch, Thinblood, Ventrue, Tremere, Toreador, Nosferatu, Malkavian, Gangrel and Brujah.

L5R

Released at: GenCon

Available: USA

Cool Facts: Created in collaboration with Fantasy Flight Games to make luxury dice for their game Legend of the Five Rings. Available in Obsidian and White Lavender Jade.

Fortune Feyvours

Released at: GenCon

Available: USA | AUS

Cool Facts: Working in collaboration with an Australian artist called Brie who makes handmade resin dice.

Ionized Sylvan Glyphic Raised Clear Quartz & Hematite

Released at: PAX West

Available: USA | AUS

Cool Facts: With these sets we started to combine effects that we started to perfect with Ionized, Raised and adding our Glyphic font into the mix. These were the first sets to be made in our Ionized Glyphic and the beautiful gold and titanium molecules make the dice spring to life with colour.

Unicorn Horns

Released at: PAX West

Available: USA | AUS

Cool Facts: The single horn can be used interchangeably with each base and yes there is 7 bases for 7 dice!

Pinny Pins Echidna

Released at: PAX West

Available: Only Available at PAX Conventions

Cool Facts: Second pin released in our rainbow Australian animals Pinny Arcade Pins. A cute echidna wearing a red D4 on its head.

Ivory Jade

Released at: PAX West

Available: USA | AUS

Cool Facts: also known as Mutton Fat Jade and Chicken Bone Jade, is a Variation of Nephrite Jade and is a calcium magnesium silicate mineral. Ranging from white, off white or cream in colour.

Purple Cats Eye

Released at: PAX West

Available: USA

Cool Facts: We created our first in house synthetic purple cats eye stone that has the cat’s eye effect. Cat’s Eye, also known as chatoyancy, is an optical effect on the stone where a band of reflected light is seen moving across the surface of the stone.

Topaz

Released at: PAX West

Available: USA

Cool Facts: Topaz is generally regarded as a precious gemstone and is our first dice of that classification. It is the traditional birthstone for those born in November and comes in a wide range of naturally occurring colors. The topaz we use is the traditional, natural color and ranges from golden brown to yellow.

Black Network Agate

Released at: PAX West

Available: USA | AUS

Cool Facts: its the same material as Indian Agate, a chalcedony otherwise known as microcrystalline quartz. The colour difference between Black Network Agate and Indian Agate lies in the various embedded materials.

October 2019

Ionized Sakura Glyphic Raised Clear Quartz

Released at: NYCC

Available: USA | AUS

Cool Facts: After much success with our ionized sylvan glyphics we put our sakura design on the stone to give it new life and push ourselves to see if other designs would work and how far we can push it.

Brass 35mm & 45mm D20

Released at: NYCC

Available: Currently Unavailable

Cool Facts: These are insanely heavy, when you roll for initiative you can feel the weight of your roll and how it will effect your character.

Hematite Shadow Masque Ionized

Released at: NYCC

Available: USA | AUS

Cool Facts: We continue to try difficult glyphic designs with ionization on Hematite which polishes up so beautifully.

Shadow Council Dice

Released at: PAX Aus

Available: Only Available at PAX Conventions

Cool Facts: These sets were designed with Acquisitions Incorporated to create the best visible set with their logo on the lowest number. It is a set of 10 with a full set of 7 it comes with 2 extra D6s and a D20s. 

Stealth Dice MK3

Released at: PAX Aus

Available: USA | AUS

Cool Facts: This is the 3rd iteration of our Black light activated stealth dice. These are made out of clear resin with sharp edges for all those good hand feels

Pinny Pin Platypus

Released at: PAX Aus

Available: Only Available at PAX Conventions

Cool Facts: Cool Facts: Third pin released in our rainbow Australian animals Pinny Arcade Pins. A cute Platypus sitting on a yellow D8.

Halloween Orange Cats Eye Wyrmwood Exclusive

Released at: October

Available: Limited Halloween 

Cool Facts: These were a limited run in partner with Wyrmwood, these are very limited sets with a beautiful Halloween inspired dice sets and vaults which wont be made again. The Jack-o’-lantern face on the D4 is incredible.

December 2019

DND Sapphire Anniversary Dice Set

Released at: Went up for preorder in December

Available: DnD.wizards.com

Cool Facts: We worked closely with Wizards of the Coast to create an exclusive 45th Anniversary product for D&D.  A complete set of eleven precision anodized luxury aluminum dice, The centerpiece of the set is a dice masterpiece, a d20 that contains an inlaid lab-grown sapphire in the place of the twenty.

Swash Font

Released at: Unplugged

Available: Available on Aluminium Sets At the moment

Cool Facts: This font is inspired by the ruffians of the high seas it is very flowey and will keep you hooked… for sure. It is also a style of typography that stands for “flourish”. This was used on regular letters to evoke a sense of fancy, elegance, and luxury, a technique dating back to the 16th Century.

Pinny Pin Kookaburra

Released at: PAX Unplugged

Available: Only Available at PAX Conventions

Cool Facts: Fourth pin released in our rainbow Australian animals Pinny Arcade Pins. A kookaburra perched above a green D6.

Rose Quartz Ionized Sakura Glyphic

Released at: Critmas Time

Available: USA | AUS

Cool Facts:  We started trying the raised method on different stones, to test stones suitability for the method.

Rose Quartz Ionized HP font

Released at: Critmas Time

Available: USA

Cool Facts: Tested the Ionized technique with Rose Quartz again with our HP font.

Widow Purple Cat's Eye 

Released at: Critmas Time

Available: USA | AUS

Cool Facts: This set was definitely incredible to see finished, these will send shivers up your spine with their spider inspired glyphic set. This takes inspiration from all things Lolth and Demonweb. The design features spindly thin lines of web carefully engraved across the surface of your stone dice, as well as the spider herself gracing the D4.

Obsidian Shadow Masque Ionized

Released at: Critmas Time

Available: USA

Cool Facts: This beautiful set works to bring a rainbow spin to the darkness that is raised obsidian. Which brings us to the end of the year.

Yes there were a lot of products to go through, if you enjoyed our 2019 products. Just wait to see what we have in store for you in the year of double 20s (2020).

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