Here’s a brief description of someone at Wizards that’s had a hands on:
This set of dice makes a quantum leap into the modern world of dice technology, actually being made of high-impact plastic, with a pearlescent, swirling mix of blue, green, and gold (deep, rich colors), and gold-inked numbers. The dice were produced for us by Dice & Games Limited. (I think they’re from the “Gold Mist” series.) They really are sweet-looking dice — I’m going to get a set to replace the dice with which I’ve been killing my characters. The dice bag is a soft, black suede with black drawstrings (that really work). The line art Dungeons & Dragons logo (the one you see as single-color, without the shield device behind it) is nicely embroidered in a vibrant, but not bright, red. The bag is big enough to fit the dice it comes with, plus you can add four more 4-siders (so you’ve got five for your magic missile), 16 more 6-siders (to total the 20 you’d need for a maxed out fireball), a couple minis, an eraser, pencil sharpener, and a small pencil (like you’d get at a miniature golf course). Then throw in a few more dice from your collection, if you have more you wanna cram in there.
That sounds pretty nice! And for some more technical info, here’s the text from the back of the box:
Gather your dice, grab your D&D Player’s Handbook core rulebook, and embark on the adventure of a lifetime. This accessory for the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game will help you decide your fate as you battle fearsome monsters, explore ancient dungeons, and claim magnificent treasure.
This box contains a suede dice bag and a complete set of dice for use in the Dungeons & Dragons game:
- One 4-sided die
- Four 6-sided dice
- One 8-sided die
- One 10-sided die
- One percentile die
- One 12-sided die
- One 20-sided die
I’ll be sure to put up a picture of the dice themselves when I can. If the dice are in fact from the “Gold Mist” collection from Dice & Games Ltd., then you can follow this link to get a decent idea what they’ll look like.
The dice bag seems like it’s going to be way too big for most people’s taste from what I’ve observed. I prefer using the chainmaille dice bag that I made for myself a while back.
Either way, I’m sure this set will start making it’s way to gaming tables all over starting in March.