Acronym or Term Meaning Explanation
5e 5th Edition (of Dungeons & Dragons) Referring to the 5th (and current) edition of the popular pen & paper RPG
AD Artisan Dice US-based dice manufacturer
AoC Arrows of Chaos Referring to the Chessex Arrows of Chaos dice
BG Beholder’s Gaze UK-based dice retailer
CC Crystal Caste US-based dice manufacturer
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Cotton Candy 1, Cotton Candy 2 Referring to the version of the Kraken Dice line Cotton Candy (version 1, version 2)
CF Crowdfunding or crowdfunder The process of getting the general public involved in funding a specific project, in this case either newly designed dice or dice-related product; or the person joining such a crowdfunding campaign
CG Cozy Gamer US-based dice retailer which also carries a limited number of exclusive dice sets
CHX Chessex US-based dice manufacturer; this acronym is also used as the prefix to their product codes
d4, d6, d8, d10, d%, d12, d20, etc. Die with x number of sides Denotes a die with x number of sides (e.g. d4 = 4-sided die, d6 = 6 sided die, d% or d00 = 10-sided percentile die)
D&D, DnD Dungeons & Dragons Popular pen & paper roleplaying system with a fantasy setting
D&G Dice & Games UK-based dice manufacturer
D4F Dice 4 Friends German dice retailer
DHD Die Hard Dice US-based dice retailer which also carries a limited number of exclusive dice sets
Dice mail Dice that arrive by mail (either purchased from an online store, or dice traded with or purchased from another collector)
Dice tax (Usually unrelated) photos of dice that are attached to an otherwise text-only post, to a) make the post more eye-catching, and b) to make the Facebook algorithm work in your favor since it’s more prone to showing posts with photos rather than those with only text
DM Dice Market (also: Dungeon Master) The market group attached to DMC, where members can trade, sell and buy dice with other Dice Market members
DMC Dice Maniacs’ Club Name of a long-standing group of dice collectors, whose home is the DMC Facebook group
DMD Dice Making Discoveries A Facebook group dedicated to making dice and dice related products
FLGS Friendly Local Game Store Local physical store that sells dice (that ideally has friendly staff)
FO Fire Opal A popular line of glitter dice in turquoise, blue and grey produced and sold by Crystal Caste and Dice & Games, which is now out of print
FS For sale Typically mentioned in posts where people want to indicate that they’d like to sell dice
FT For trade Typically mentioned in posts where people want to indicate that they’d like to trade dice
GDH Goblin Dice Hoard Name of a relatively new Facebook group related to dice collecting
GDHA Goblin Dice Hoard Acquisitions The market group attached to GDH, where members can trade, sell and buy dice with other GDHA members
GKG Gate Keeper Games UK-based dice maker designing and selling exclusive dice sets (produces the Halfsies dice)
GS GameScience US-based dice manufacturer that produces exclusive, sharp-edged dice
HD HengDa Chinese dice manufacturer
HTF Hard to find Out of print dice that have become hard to find
ICD Ice Cream Dice Canada-based dice maker designing and selling exclusive dice sets
ID Identification Requests for identification of dice (e.g. if a person can’t attribute the dice they own or bought to a manufacturer or line or name)
ISO In search of Dice or dice sets that people are looking for (sometimes used as a synonym for a list of dice or sets someone wants to trade or acquire)
Jingle Bones A bag of assorted random dice, sold by Crystal Caste; PoDs usually contain a random mix of different polyhedral CC dice, including some that are out of print
KC King Cards German dice manufacturer, no longer in business
KD Kraken Dice US-based dice maker designing and selling exclusive sets
KS Kickstarter Crowdfunding platform often used to produce new dice designs funded by the public
LDC Little Dragon Corp Canadian dice retailer which also carries a number of exclusive dice sets
LGS Local Game Store Local physical store that sells dice
LHD Lucky Hand Dice US-based dice making company with unique, handmade dice designs
LUD Level Up Dice Australian owned dice business
MDG Metallic Dice Games US-based dice retailer which also carries a limited number of exclusive dice sets
MOP Mother of Pearl A popular line of dice produced and sold by Chessex, which is now out of print, available in white and blue
MS Moonstone A popular line of clear glitter dice produced and sold by Crystal Caste and Dice & Games, which is now out of print
MtG Magic the Gathering Strategy card game that also uses dice (e.g. as life counters, also known as spindowns)
NG New glitter Refers to the type of glitter used in the newer Chessex Borealis dice sets
OG Old glitter Refers to the type of glitter used in the older Chessex Borealis dice sets
OOG “Old” old glitter or other old glitter Term coined by collectors that refers to a specific type of old glitter Chessex Borealis dice sets that are particularly translucent (and is actually a misnomer since only two types of glitter were ever used in the Borealis dice, and the difference in translucency is an unintentional production variance)
OOP Out of print Dice that are no longer produced and cannot be purchased anymore in stores (unless you get lucky and find old stock!)
Pips Pipped dice (in any size), usually six-sided, sometimes also called spot dice
Pipsqueaks Small pipped dice (12mm or smaller), usually six-sided, sometimes also called spot dice
PoD Pound o’ Dice A bag of assorted random dice weighing approximately one pound, sold by Chessex; PoDs usually contain mostly opaque and Speckled Chessex dice, sometimes those that are exclusive to PoDs and are not available as full sets; each PoD includes a full set of 7 polyhedral Speckled dice that is exclusively sold with PoDs
R4I Role 4 Initiative US-based dice manufacturer
RPG Roleplaying game A type of imaginative, interactive storytelling game
T&G Chinese dice manufacturer
TDSO The Dice Shop Online UK based online store that offers a large number of dice sets and single dice for sale
VHTF Very hard to find Out of print dice that have become very hard to find
VtM Vampire the Masquerade Pen & paper roleplaying system with a vampire theme
WD Wiz Dice US-based dice manufacturer
WTB Want to buy Typically mentioned in posts where people want to indicate that they’d like to buy dice
WTS Want to sell Typically mentioned in posts where people want to indicate that they’d like to sell dice
WTT Want to trade Typically mentioned in posts where people want to indicate that they’d like to trade dice