Alea Simplex Dice
…are premium resin dice with a simplified arrangement of colors, usually just one, that hearkens back to the dice days of old. A time when dice were simpler, colors weren’t blended, and layering wasn’t possible. Through it all, beauty was possible, and pearlescence and a little sparkle was above and beyond. We’ve gone back for this set and knocked it out of the park. We hope you enjoy its simple beauty and shine.
This Alea Simplex set is designed after our 2nd-born son, Galahad. It bears the shield of Sir Galahad on the high numbers, the knight that completed the quest of the Holy Grail. Both the grail and the shield were brought to Christendom by Joseph of Arimathea at the end of his life to protect them from destruction by Roman persecution.
Generations later, King Arthur was set upon the quest to find the Holy Grail. Three more generations later, Sir Galahad, illicit and abandoned son of Sir Lancelot, rose through the difficulties his parents handed him, clung close to Jesus and the Catholic Church, and chose purity and chivalry above all else. A dedicated virgin and humble soul, through all the trials, tumult, and civil wars he endured as an adult, his purity and humility found him worthy to complete the long sought quest. In a vision Jesus revealed to him the Holy Grail, and appointed Galahad a priest. On the spot Galahad celebrated the Holy Mass for King Arthur and his few remaining loyal nights, Sir Bors and Sir Percival.
Legend has it that in the following years he asked only that he would not have to suffer death in this life, and several pieces of art depict him being assumed into Heaven like Enoch, Elijah, and Mother Mary before him.
Whatever you make of this awesome legend, it leaves “Galahad” a boss level name for a son. May you be inspired by both of their stories.
“The Lord is my help and my shield.” Psalm 28:7
Additional Dice Notes:
Each die has the high and low numbers centered on the color halves for high-speed number recognition.
Made of high-impact resin, with the same casting process we invented for Halfsies Dice in 2013 that prevents air-bubbles from forming inside, Gate Keeper Games dice bear the honor of being the heaviest, densest, and most well-balanced resin dice in the galaxy!
- 7-Die Sets – Contains a d4, d6, d8, d10, d% (00), d12 and a d20. Ships in a Dice Keep!
- 11-Die Sets – Contains a d4, d6, d8, d10, d% (00), d12 and a d20, PLUS 3 extra d6, and 1 extra d20 for rolling advantage/disadvantage. Ships in a Dice Keep! Guaranteed 1 Shield d6, may include 1 normal d6. Post in order notes if you prefer all one or all the other.
- 12d6 Packs – Contains 12d6. Ships in a Dice Keep! May contain roughly half Shield d6s and half normal d6s. Post in order notes if you prefer all one or all the other.
- 10d10 Packs – Contains 10 ‘Single Digit’ d10s. Ships in a Dice Keep!
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