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GM’s Day Contest: Win a Set of Solid Metal Dice

Happy GM’s Day! As part of Gnome Stew’s March 4th blitz, we’re holding our third contest.

We thought, “What does every GM need?” And the answer was “A set of badass metal dice.”

The Prize

Specifically, a set of 16mm solid metal polyhedral dice with a brushed steel finish from Crystal Caste [1].

Crystal Caste makes great dice, and these puppies are $45 — they’re not your grandpa’s worn, un-inked plastic nuggets.

Sure, they’re called “Dwarven Stones” — but it’s a little-known fact that dwarves actually can’t forge for shit. These are Gnomish Stones, my friend.

And they’re dead sexy:

How to Enter

We like to make our contests easy to enter — all you have to do is comment on this article, and you’ll be entered to win.

To comment, you’ll need to have a Gnome Stew account. If you don’t already have one, you can register here [2].

One entry per person, and as always Gnome Stew authors are not eligible to win. You’re welcome to comment more than once, but only the first one will count.


This contest will end at 7:15 am Mountain time on Tuesday, March 10th. The winner will be chosen at random, and we’ll announce the proud owner of these dice in a separate article.

The lucky winner will be contacted by email, so make sure your Gnome Stew account is tied to your actual email address.

That’s all there is to it. We wish everyone who enters the best of luck, and we can’t wait to give away this set of dice!

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#1 Comment By rocketlettuce On March 7, 2009 @ 3:52 pm

Oooooh. Oooooh. Oooooh. Pick me!

#2 Comment By giftedmunchkin On March 7, 2009 @ 5:03 pm

Count me in, please.

#3 Comment By Balakesh On March 7, 2009 @ 6:12 pm

I hope they don’t dent my table, but I’d like to find out

#4 Comment By Botho On March 7, 2009 @ 6:13 pm

I’ve always wanted an account so as to be able to comment. The chance to score some Gnomish Stones was great motivation.

#5 Comment By Rock3r_Chick On March 7, 2009 @ 6:37 pm

It would be really cool to be able to pull those out when I GM … make everything else dead jealous!!!!!!

#6 Comment By oohshiny77 On March 7, 2009 @ 7:29 pm

Very nice, I’d probably get distracted every time I roll, though ^_^;;

#7 Comment By afstanton On March 7, 2009 @ 8:49 pm

The last time I had metal dice of any sort was back in the 80’s. Very thin copper over cheap plastic that somehow wound up peeling. Corroded just by handling them.

It would be nice to have some quality metal dice.

Thanks. 🙂

#8 Comment By Randall Jhen On March 7, 2009 @ 8:49 pm

Oh, I am all about winnin’ me some big metal dice. They’ll be perfect for the Iron Heroes game I’m about to start.

#9 Comment By kirakane On March 7, 2009 @ 9:55 pm

Winner, winner, turkey dinner.

#10 Comment By Ytinasni On March 7, 2009 @ 11:25 pm

Metal dice are always fun, although I’d have to game on a less valuable table if i wanted to actually use them.

#11 Comment By vlenleak On March 8, 2009 @ 6:27 am

Did I win?

#12 Comment By luftwaffle On March 8, 2009 @ 11:11 am

Mmmmm… Metal dice.

#13 Comment By tomnute On March 8, 2009 @ 11:53 am

Mes likes metal dices

#14 Comment By Verax On March 8, 2009 @ 2:03 pm

I’m on hiatus from GMing, but my turn will come again soon…

#15 Comment By Thasmodious On March 8, 2009 @ 2:47 pm

Me like shiny dice

Shiny dice look good in hoard

#16 Comment By penguin133 On March 8, 2009 @ 3:05 pm

Extremely neat! I already have loads of dice, but metal ones are supercool; my Games club will be so jealous it hurts. I might even volunteer to run a game, even if I am a stick in the mud 1e merchant!

#17 Comment By Tamarantha On March 8, 2009 @ 3:34 pm

These would look great with my amethyst dice! I probably shouldn’t keep them in the same bag or I’ll end up with a spell component (ground amethyst) and some metal dice : 0 )

#18 Comment By norinrad On March 8, 2009 @ 3:43 pm

Free Dice!!!

Sign me up! I love Crystal Caste dice! They’ll go great with my two hematite sets, my Heavy Metal d20 and my numerous other Crystal dice. You know what they say. You can NEVER have enough dice. Especially metal dice.

We love your site as much as we love dice! You know what they say about gnomes after all. You can never have enough gnomes for they are crunchy and tasty with ketchup. Or is that dragons?

#19 Comment By Shlabam On March 8, 2009 @ 3:58 pm


Or not dibs.

Y’know. Whatever.

#20 Comment By coolcyclone2000 On March 8, 2009 @ 8:33 pm

I would like to win some sexy metal dice! Also this is a test to see if my gravatar works…

#21 Comment By BryanB On March 8, 2009 @ 10:36 pm

YES! More damage dealing capacity to problem players… Much More. 😀

#22 Comment By andytarr On March 8, 2009 @ 11:01 pm

I’ve been looking for a sign as to whether I should start running a game again. let’s see if this is my sign.

#23 Comment By ketjak On March 9, 2009 @ 12:58 am

I, a true fan of gnomes, claim these dice.

#24 Comment By Simulant On March 9, 2009 @ 6:15 am

My old dice keep producing unpleasant crits so I could really use these. And they’re shiny!

#25 Comment By Ethic On March 9, 2009 @ 8:37 am

As I lament the loss of my old set, I look forward to the chance to get some shiny new stones!

#26 Comment By DrowJones On March 9, 2009 @ 8:55 am

Those must be mine! Huzzah!

#27 Comment By RuminDange On March 9, 2009 @ 9:07 am


#28 Comment By JohnK On March 9, 2009 @ 9:13 am

Great site. Great Dice.

#29 Comment By MountZionRyan On March 9, 2009 @ 9:56 am

Dice are nice.

#30 Comment By Bravemaximus On March 9, 2009 @ 12:08 pm

I would love a set of these Dice. I’ve been looking at them for a long time (it’s tough to decide between brushed steel and Bronze, I”m leaning toward Bronze) and intend to buy some. Winning them is even better.

#31 Comment By Mordyan On March 9, 2009 @ 1:46 pm

One of my players has a set. They are so badass that they ding the table when you roll. We had to get a rolling mat just for these dice.

#32 Comment By Dexter Drake On March 9, 2009 @ 2:34 pm

I’ll take a shot at those dice. Please Please…….

#33 Comment By Zippy On March 9, 2009 @ 3:02 pm


Me want!

#34 Comment By dancingotter On March 9, 2009 @ 3:39 pm

Would absolutely love these! I have only recently found this site and have been enjoying it immensely! Thanks for all of your hard work!

#35 Comment By shekaka67 On March 9, 2009 @ 6:54 pm

count me in…need the metal…love the metal..long live the metal!!

#36 Comment By slickam On March 9, 2009 @ 11:16 pm

It would be great to have a set of dice that don’t hate me.

#37 Comment By Martin Ralya On March 10, 2009 @ 7:16 am

The contest is now over; we’ll announce the winner in a day or two. 🙂

Thank you to everyone who participated — we weren’t expecting this many entries!