There are a lot of dice manufacturing companies out there, and there are many different shapes, styles, and colors of dice to choose from; everyone has their favorite(s), for one reason or another.
My favorite dice are the European style opaques, with their aesthetically pleasing, smooth, rounded (but not too round) corners, high gloss finish, rich, deep colors, and “old school” numeral font. I love the rough, rugged, uneven way that the numerals are stamped; it gives them the feeling of being “hand-made.” And the smooth corners mean that they roll well, and are resistant to chipping.
The European style dice that I own have been in my possession for a long time; 20 years or more. People have often complimented me on them in the past, because of their distinctive look. Here are a few examples:
There’s just something about this set of dice that feels really right to me. They’ve been with me for a long time, and I don’t foresee a time when I would ever consider getting rid of them.
I think that once a person finds the dice that are just right for him or her, that their overall gaming experience changes for the better. You feel more connected, to the overall game, and to your character. Having the right dice gives you a feeling of control, and a sense of belonging. I just don’t know what I would do without my European Opaques. Having the right dice does indeed make all the difference.