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Celebrate 45 years of Dungeons & Dragons with these $299 sapphire dice

A set to die for.

Wizards of the Coast has released a limited edition set of D&D Sapphire Anniversary Dice Set to celebrate both 45 years of Dungeons & Dragons overall, plus five years of D&D 5E.

A limited run of dice has been commissioned, with only 1,974 sets available for purchase - which is a reference to Dungeons & Dragons inception in 1974. Since then, Dungeons & Dragons has run through a vast range of campaigns.

The set comprises eleven custom-designed anodized aluminum dice from Level Up Dice - a manufacturer that specialises in making dice from “luxury” materials.

Each individual die includes an engraved D&D ampersand on its highest value.

Meanwhile, the d20 contains an inlaid lab-grown sapphire in place of the twenty number. Despite having a jewel in it, this die allegedly still maintains rolling balance - following extensive testing.

The set also includes a matching dice tray and dice box, plus 5E D&D stats, art and details for the sapphire dragon monster, commemorative stickers and a sequentially numbered collector’s card confirming the set’s authenticity.

The whole dice set can be purchased now at the official D&D store for a mere $299.99 (£224).

If you fancy a significantly cheaper start to D&D, be sure to check out our Dungeons & Dragons buyers guide.

In addition, if the sapphire dragon monster appeals, take a gander at our best sourcebooks for D&D - where plentiful beasties abound.

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Sara has been writing since 2017, contributing news, features and more to outlets including Eurogamer, Rock Paper Shotgun, Variety, The Guardian, BBC and Tabletop Gaming magazine. An expert in Dungeons & Dragons, they’re also a fan of all things horror and psychedelia both on and off the table. They are happiest rolling big dice, raising mobs and rocking out with their Bard-Lock.