Monday, August 4, 2014

Good News For Gamescience Fans at Gen Con!

Over the last few years, the Gamescience dice brand has seen some woes. With another entity having taken over production for a bit from Lou Zocchi, there were numerous reports of quality control issues with the dice. That was a pretty bitter pill from a brand that had always prided itself on precison, and not much fun for us long-time fans.

However, over the past year, Lou Zocchi had regained manufacturing control of the dice. I saw there was a Gamescience booth listed this year (Booth 1503), and just wanted to confirm it would be the "genuine article", as it were. Previously, there had been two booths--one with Lou Zocchi, one not--claiming to be selling Gamescience, and it was a bit of a mess. So, I fired off an email, to try to confirm what to expect at this year's Gamescience booth. Here's the response I received:

Zach,

It is true that Lou Zocchi has retained ownership of Gamescience® Dice and has a team working diligently to return the quality and service that is expected to the brand. Full production plans are being made and stock levels should start going up for the fourth quarter. Lou Zocchi and Russ Blakeman will be representing Gamescience® Dice at GenCon Indy this year at Booth #1503 across the aisle from Atlas Games and next to Anime Palace just inside the Exhibit Hall Entrance where to the left of Troll and Toad. Hope to see you there we will have limited stocks at this show so first come first serve.

Website is under construction and partially operating at gamesciencedice.com.

Thanks,

James

So, that's a bit of welcome news. I love my sharp-edged gamescience "gem" dice, and I love my opaque "ugly" dice from Zocchi & Co., too. Hopefully, I'll be able to add to the collection with confidence, both at Gen Con and beyond.

3 comments:

Mike said...

Great news!

Anonymous said...

Next to Anime Palace?!?! Say it ain't so Lou! :(

Zachary Houghton said...

As long as it isn’t in Anime Palace. That would be one of the stranger Gen Con team-ups of all time. :)