While most gamers, myself included, want the coolest, unique dice that stand out, there is certainly something to be said for just focusing on price. After all, the cheapest dice out there will roll just as good as the multi-hundred dollar Artisan Dice sets.
There are two main ways to get cheap dice without ordering in wholesale (the absolute lowest price would be to order thousands of sets from China, of course):
- The Pound of Dice, made famous by Chessex. It’s a bag of around 100 assorted dice in different sizes and colors — including a lot of clearly messed up color combinations and particularly ugly dice. You can buy it on Amazon for around $22 — which is just 22 cents per die.
- If you want just a single D&D set, you can get cheap opaque dice sets for under $4 per set — or about 55 cents per die.
Of course, the best way to get cheap dice is to inherit them from a veteran gamer. Most RPG gamers gather dice over the years, and usually have a pile of ugly ones they never use anymore that they’re happy to pass on to an owner who will make use of them!