Frequently Asked Questions
What are chiral d6s?
Chiral (/ˈkīrəl/) is an adjective used in mathematics, physics, and chemistry, meaning that the object lacks mirror symmetry.
Normal d6s are just cubes, and have a lot of symmetry. More than is needed, really. My chiral d6s discard a bunch of that, and only keep what is needed, which is rotational symmetry. They may not appear fair at first glance, but they definitely are. How do you know? If you took off the numbers, then you would not be able to tell one side from the other. For a more complete explanation, you can check out this youtube video by Numberphile. Also, because there is no mirror symmetry in these chiral d6s, they obviously need mirror-image buddies, which is why I sell them in pairs.
How much is shipping?
Domestic shipping (USA) is $3. International shipping will be calculated at checkout, but expect around $15 or more, depending on where you live.
What do you mean when you say your dice are handmade?
All of the dice I sell are made personally by me. I cast the dice from epoxy resin, sand, polish, and ink the dice by hand. If anyone else touches the dice before they get to you, it is just to admire them.
What are your dice made of?
I cast my dice using epoxy resin. The colors come from alcohol inks, resin colorant, acrylic ink, and mica powder, among other crafting supplies I have hoarded. Depending on the dice, there may also be glitter, metallic leaf, dried flowers, etc.
You sure put a lot of stuff in your dice... does that affect the balance?
These are handmade pieces of art, and not casino-grade dice. That being said, it takes a lot more than a bit of glitter to "load" a die. If you are curious about what it takes to make loaded dice, I suggest doing a quick google or youtube search. It's actually pretty interesting (hint: in usually involves lead, which is way denser than anything I use). That being said, if I am concerned about the balance of any of the dice I sell, I will include that in the description.
Can I commission a custom set of dice?
Yes! If you are interested in a commission, please fill out this form.
How can I contact you?
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is your return/exchange policy?
I do not offer returns or exchanges. However, if your dice are lost or damaged in the mail, or if you are unhappy with the dice you have received, please reach out to me and we can work something out.