Recently a rumor surfaced that new sets of Blood Bowl dice were on the way, and other Blood Bowl items that had been long out of stock were making a return. Then last Saturday, pre-orders went up on the Games Workshop site for for new sets of dice for the Reikland Reavers, the Gouged Eye, the Skavenblight Scramblers, and the oddly generic, “Goblin Team.” Having been lucky enough to get one of the two sets allotted to my FLGS at launch, I skipped the Skavenblight Scramblers dice, but I did order one set of each of the new dice. Well, six days later, and one day before their official release, my new dice showed up in my mailbox.
Now, for those of you that have been living under a rock, the previous two sets of team specific dice that Games Workshop released were IMMEDIATELY sold out, and have stayed that way for months. It would seem that this time, Games Workshop has learned from their mistakes and ordered in sufficient quantities, because it’s now a week after the pre-orders started and all the new dice sets are still in stock. It’s also worth noting that the new Skavenblight Scramblers dice set is slightly different than the original dice set. The original dice set had the Blood Bowl logo on the six face of the standard D6’s and the new set has swapped out the Blood Bowl logo for a Skaven logo. That isn’t enough to make me buy them again, but if you’re a major dice collector, you might want to be aware of the differences.
On to the dice! There isn’t really a whole lot to say about dice, so this will be a relatively short post. All the dice sets come with three Block dice, two D6’s. one D8, and one D16.
Here are all my new dice alongside the previous two sets that were released.
Here is a closeup of the Gouged Eye dice set. There are a marbled green with red pips.
Here is a closeup of the Goblin Team dice set. There are solid black with yellow pips.
Here is a nice group shot of all the team specific Block dice. The word is that all teams will get their own dice set as long as we keep buying them. I don’t know about you, but I plan on buying them all. It’s not really that I’m a dice collector, because I’m not. It’s more that I’m simply a Blood Bowl collector.
I decided to take another picture of all the sets of different “official” Games Workshop Block dice that I have. Obviously, if you include all the different NAF Block dice that I showed in my complete Blood Bowl collection post, I have quite a few more sets. I simply decided to keep this picture all about the Games Workshop specific dice.
Well, that’s pretty much it. As I said, there really isn’t a whole lot to say about dice. They all look great, and I’m happy to add them to the collection. I definitely don’t NEED more dice, but I’m a complete sucker who buys pretty much anything with a Blood Bowl logo on it.
For a slightly more descriptive and in depth review of the dice, check out the Double Down Dice review.
On a final note… stay tuned as I have another unboxing post coming VERY soon!
What do you guys think? Did you buy any of the new dice?