YBLTV Review: KakapopoTCG’s Metal D30 Dice Set
KakaPopoTCG’s set of 4 D30 solid metal dice have changed the way I play my favorite games. Instead of using dice from my old collection of plastic polyhedrons, these 100% zinc D30s are the new centerpiece of any gameboard when it comes to keeping track of life totals, rolling for initiative, or seeing who goes first.
And while the 30-sided design may not be useful for games like Yahtzee or Monopoly, for games like Magic: the Gathering or a tabletop roleplaying game, they’re ideal.
“KakapopoTCG’s Metal D30 Dice Set are above and beyond the typical fare a gamer might regularly use,” – Aaron Dunn, YBLTV Writer / Reviewer
The craftsmanship that went into creating these polyhedral dice is apparent from first glance alone. The edges are clearly defined, almost sharp, and their size (about the same as a golf ball) means they stand out on any table. The color choices are strong and contrast well. For instance, the dark blue of the numbering against the bright silver die in particular is striking and eye-catching. Plus, they’re heavy – much more so than I expected they’d be.
One problem I’ve found in the past with many “cool” polyhedral dice is that they’re hard to read. This is likely because the designer spent more time thinking about the look of the die and not their actual use. The markings are often carved in a rune-like font that opponents in a game will stare at and invariably ask, “Is that a 13 or a 19?” Sometimes, I’m not quite sure either.
But with KakapopoTCG‘s D30s, you’ll never worry about that uncertainty.
- 30mm diameter
- 130 grams (each dice)
- Set contains 4x D30 dice, one of each color: Purple, Black, Gold, Copper
- 100% solid zinc metal
- Countdown/Spindown Design
- Each Dice comes in a Ring/Pendant Box
The only real negative I’ve found so far through my use of these dice in games is the effect they have on more sensitive surfaces. For instance, if you’re playing a game on your mother-in-law’s beautiful oak coffee table, you might want to cover it in a playmat or other surface. Otherwise, you might end up with some tiny dents you’d rather not have to explain.
To me, though, that makes them even more appealing. Who doesn’t want to feel that much power in the palm of their hands when reaching the most critical moments of your favorite game?
These 4 metal dice from KakapopoTCG are above and beyond the typical fare a gamer might regularly use. From their size and weight to their strong colors and easy readability, they’re well worth adding to your collection.
Disclosure of Material Connection: YBLTV Writer / Reviewer, Aaron Dunn received KakapopoTCG’s Metal D30 Dice Set for free from KakapopoTCG in consideration for a Product Review.