Gold Emerald Dedication
Announcing Gold Emerald Dice
a brilliantly sparkling dice set in our Gemstone Collection - with a special
dedication to a gifted bard, Karoline Hennum.
Back in March, an amazing thing happened when we decided to hold a Limerick contest in honor of Saint Patrick’s Day. We asked for 5-star reviews in limerick form for your favorite game store or podcast. Imagine our surprise when just 90 minutes later Karoline Hennum posted an epic limerick ballad. How could someone write such perfectly formed and smartly worded limericks so quickly!? Was Karoline some kind of improv limerick rapper?
Privately, we reached out to her and asked, “How were you able to write your limericks so quickly?” The answer blew our minds: Karoline had already written the limericks before we announced the contest. A few weeks earlier, she was inspired by Scanlan, the famous bard of Critical Role, to write the poems after a positive service experience with Die Hard Dice when we replaced an imperfect die for her. She intended to post them to Reddit, but then doubted they were good enough to share.
In Karoline’s words:
“I've been watching a lot of Critical Role, and you responded so great when there was that one die with a tiny bubble in. Even gave me extra sets for free, I was floored. Wanted to post the limericks to Reddit to give you some free advertisement, but I chickened out, I wasn't sure they were good enough. I'm so happy and grateful that you liked them. And I am flattered and honored about the dedication.”
What are the odds, guys? Seriously? It must’ve been the Force, that’s what I think. The moral of this little tale (from our perspective) is: ”Share the awesomeness inside you. Tell your stories, and poems. Sing your songs. You’ll inspire someone and make their day brighter.”
A few weeks ago we sent Karoline the very first set of Gold Emerald as a token of our gratitude. To Karoline, and by extension to Scanlan, we want to say thank you for inspiring us and for making our corner of the world a happier place. These five limericks are now framed and hanging in our little shop:
(words below by Karoline Hennum of Norway)
Inspired by Scanlan (Critical Role), I'd like to inspire you with a limerick:
There’s a dice shop that I know by name,
Die Hard Dice, oh yes, of great fame!
With metal dice gleaming,
Their service esteeming,
The Tiemann’s are top of their game!
So I ordered a handful of dice,
From the shop found through Reddit’s advice,
Deciding was hard,
But not tough on the card,
I have nothing to say on the price.
A bubble was found in a die,
So I reached out, said “’Scuse me, yeah hi,
I don’t want to be mean,
But this die is unclean”,
They said “You’ll get a new on the fly!”
What I got was beyond recognition,
I mean, even beyond my ambition!
A new die, that’s for sure,
And d6 - in fact four,
Plus two sets just for my acquisition!
I think I may have an obsession,
For I have many dice in possession.
But the dice are so nice,
And the Tiemann’s - you guys!
I just bought three sets in succession.