In 2017, I joined a cool little Kickstarter that offered unique dice employing themes of H.P. Lovecraft and Cthulhu. Two Kickstarters later, I have more gorgeous dice than I know what to do with, and a colorful landscape of gaming accessories with otherworldly designs. Credit Infinite Black LLC, makers of the Elder Dice line of products, for my treasure trove of vibrant dice.
This blog is part-unboxing, part spotlight for the products that they've Kickstarted over the last few years. I've been involved in their Kickstarters since the beginning and have built an impressive collection of creepy Cthulhu-inspired gaming accessories with their product lines. As a lover and appreciator of Lovecraft and the Cthulhu mythos, I'm a big fan of their Elder Dice, and have built this blog to be a visual appreciation of Infinite Black's work over the last few years.
The macabre and horrific imagery associated with each creation is impressive, stunning and beautiful. The attention to detail and the stories they've built behind each Elder Sign help build a mysterious experience that give each box of dice character, color and dark class.
From a cost perspective, they are generally more expensive than the basics you'd find at your local gaming store, but their added value is definitely worth the price for collectors of showy gaming tools. As you'll see in the photos below, the dice are high quality.
The dice are kept in horrific boxes of hard cardboard with magnetic shutters.
The casing of each die box is sturdy hard cardboard, and they pack neatly together like books.
Each die box tells the story of an Elder Sign, both through the macabre art and via info cards that are included with each box.
The highest value of each die in each set features the unique Elder Sign of the corresponding box (instead of the number), and each is crafted from colorful plastic (that also corresponds to the color scheme of the box) with deep grooves that are easy to read.
These are the coolest dice I've ever owned, bordering on even too pretty to use, implements that may be smarter stored on a collector's shelf. But, use them, I do.
And I was blown away the other day when I received my Kickstarter box for "Colors Out of Space". I want to walk you through my experience, because those with an artistic eye will value the meticulous work of Infinite Black; those with a crush on Lovecraft will greatly appreciate the trippyness of their most recent release "Colors Out of Space" (watch for my upcoming review of the recent Richard Stanley release); and those who are longtime gamers will dig the utilitarianism of their line, and how their Elder Dice system helps keep your dice neatly contained in sturdy coffins.
For sake of chronology, the photo show below is ordered from first to recent. Their 2017 "Original Collection" is featured first, and their full collection is highlighted last.
If you're interested in more information on Infinite Black and/or how to grab some of these cool dice sets for yourself, check the link at the end of this blog (along with a disclaimer, so you know this isn't an advertisement but a genuine shout of product appreciation).
Photography by Artemis Sere.
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The first Elder Dice Kickstarter (2017/2018).
The second Elder Dice Kickstarter (2018/2019).
This product review is not an official or paid endorsement, and was not created in collaboration with the spotlight company. This content represents the opinion of the author of this post (not of Grimspell Gaming in general), and is shared in the spirit of recommending products that help enrich the lives of gamers and/or the gaming experience.