(I should explain that I am normally a Gamescience man, but the recent uncertainties, reported poor dice quality, and ownership change with Gamestation have not been easy on those of us who like our "precision" dice. As a result, Gamescience have become rare, and the price has gone way up. I have hope for their booth at Gen Con under Lou Zocchi, but for now, it's a tough road for the Gamescience fan).
I've been looking for some good dice for my loaner sets, for my box of "reward dice" for my gaming group, and for a couple of other projects. So precisely what did the Wiz Dice bag yield?
The kids and I poured out the dice on the table, and started putting complete sets together. We ended up with 13 complete sets of polyhedral dice. Some were rather plain green or red, but some had a nice sparkle effect or sort of a whorled look:
13 sets of 7 each yielded 91 dice. There were 7 in a small wiz dice dice bag--sort of a blue/gray swirl set. There were another 13 dice that were "strays"--mostly part of a green set and a white set. Overall, I had 111 dice in this bag, almost totally evenly split between each dice type.
As far as the dice quality, they aren't Q-Workshop, but I'd say they're on par with what you'd get from Chessex or Crystal Caste. The numbers are big, and except for one set of white "cloudy" dice, are pretty easy to read. I only found a few where the number paint was chipped at all--of course, at Amazon, it says the bag will contain "no factory seconds", so take that as you will. Compared to the Chessex Pound-O-Dice, there seems to be more complete sets in Wiz Dice, which is going to be a big plus for many.
Overall, this was a really nice surprise, and I think 100+ polyhedral dice for $19.99 is a pretty good deal. I was able to put together some nice loaner dice bags, and had plenty more left over for the general pool and other projects. Wiz Dice are currently available at Amazon under free Prime Shipping, if you want to check them out for yourself. They'd be great for a group who's just starting out needs to grab some dice for everyone, for folks who like to have a healthy dice stockpile, or for anyone looking for some pretty nice dice at a pretty good price.