Donald Reents and the Colorful Journey of Chessex – Ep 311

Chessex dice display

Chessex dice display

I’m talking to the founder of Chessex, Donald Reents. Chessex makes a variety of high quality dice in different shapes, color combinations, and designs.

Donald has been in the gaming industry for decades as an avid chess and backgammon player. Donald cares about the quality of his products and one day decided that he needed to take matters into his own hands and make his own beautiful dice.

When he found the right factory in Germany, Donald’s creativity took off with a myriad of designs and color combinations. For over 25 years, Donald and Chessex has brought fun and quality to the gaming community.

Chessex aka Fear Deer

Chessex aka Fear Deer

I caught up with Donald during the summer of 2017. I hope you enjoy my conversation with Donald Reents, the founder of Chessex.

Music Credits (in order of appearance)

Our theme song is Play the Game by Antracto (Yes I bought the rights, if you’re curious)

Card Kingdom ad music:
Take Me Higher by Jahzzar

Paragon City Games ad music:
Clouds by Joakim Karud

Preview clip music:
Gold Standard by Minden

 

Play MTG

Play MTG

I’ve got a new YouTube Channel called Play MTG

Woo! And if you like the Kitchen Table Magic podcast by Sam Tang, you’re gonna love the new YouTube channel Play MTG by Sam Tang!

It’s an upbeat, fast paced new YouTube Channel featuring deck techs from Pros, learn to play tutorials, expert difficulty level up advice, single card discussion, MTG community news, and more.

I’ve only got a few videos uploaded right now about my vlog from Hascon. So if you wanna see what I look like, go check me out on Twitter and Facebook. It’s on YouTube at http://YouTube.com/c/playmtg

Follow the new show on Twitter @play_mtg

It’s on Facebook.com/playmtg

I’m looking forward to creating content in video!

Thanks everyone for listening to this episode of Kitchen Table Magic.

A big thank you again to all my Patreon Supporters, your support of Kitchen Table Magic allows me to share stories about the amazing people in the Magic: The Gathering community with the world.

I would like to thank all my Patreon Supporters: Brian, James L, Markus, Alex, Trevor, Katelyn, Mark, Aaron M, Neil, James G, Aaron C, Jonathan, Chad, James E, Joe, Logan, The Magic Man Sam, Jesse, Ben, Nick, Eternal Durdles, Matthias, Charlie, Geraint, Scryfall, Matt, Iain, Prescovie, and Ryan for your generous contribution!

Your support of Kitchen Table Magic allows me to share stories about the amazing people in the Magic: The Gathering community with the world.

Everyone’s getting a very special gift from Donald Reents of Chessex. I’ll be sending out color test dice straight from the Chessex factory in Germany. These dice have unique color combinations and have never been in public, until now.

A big thank you to Donald who grabbed all these dice for my Patreon Supporters while visiting Europe.

Listeners, if you’d like to get special gifts like these from my guests, become a supporter at Patreon.com/KitchenTableMagic

Your financial contribution goes to making the show better and keeping it running by helping to pay for audio equipment, software, and server costs.

Again, if you’d like to get these never before seen Chessex dice, become a supporter at the Gilder Bairn level or higher.

If you’re a new listener to the show: Welcome! and I hope you’ve had a chance to listen to the past interviews in Season 1 and 2. Season 3 is amazing with all of the guests that will be on the show.

Over the past year I am grateful that so many listeners have found the show, and I will continue to make content that high quality and meaningful for the community.

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CardKingdom.com

CardKingdom.com

This episode of Kitchen Table Magic is brought you by Card Kingdom:

Looking for that hard to find card for your Commander deck?

Wanting to keep up with the ever changing meta of Standard?

Interested in building that new Modern deck?

Saving up to buy those old school Legacy and Vintage staples?

CardKingdom.com is a great place for shop for Magic: The Gathering singles, sealed product, pre-constructed decks, and gaming accessories.

They have a huge selection of singles, from the latest sets, to an everflowing supply of Modern and Legacy staples.

Card Kingdom also loves to buy Magic cards. They’ll offer you cash or store credit for your Magic singles.

And, if you’re new to Magic, you’ll love playing any of the 36 new preconstructed battle decks built by Card Kingdom.

Sign up for Card Kingdom’s email newsletter to receive coupon codes and deck techs by Magic Pro Chris VanMeter.

You’ll get access to Card Kingdom’s Private Reserve, which are special deals for chase rares at significantly discounted prices.

Card Kingdom has so much to offer, so I hope you’ll check them out.

And if you’d like to support Kitchen Table Magic when shopping at Card Kingdom, please use the Kitchen Table Magic affiliate link when you shop, just go to cardkingdom.com/ktm

Paragon City Games

Paragon City Games

This episode of Kitchen Table Magic is brought to you by Paragon City Games.

The Kitchen Table Magic podcast has been all about the origins of the game and members of the community.

And as a community, we’ve come a long way since the game first started.

Apart from the Kitchen Table, the only other places in your local community to play Magic are at local game stores.

That’s why places like Paragon City Games is so important for our community.

At Paragon City Games, you’ll find a spacious and clean showroom with lots of elbow room for Magic events.

You’ll find thoughtful accessories like Die Hard Metal Dice and hand crafted wooden deck boxes.

You’ll find a huge supply of Legacy, Modern, and Standard staples, sealed product, and table top games.

It’s places like Paragon City Games that allow local Magic communities to gather in.

And if you can’t make it there in person, be sure to watch their weekly stream at Twitch.tv/ParagonCityGames.

Remember to spread the love with a Like on Facebook and a follow on Twitter for Paragon City Games.

They also have great online reviews and that shows their commitment to excellent customer service for their player community.

Hipsters of the Coast

Hipsters of the Coast

Hey everyone! Great news! Kitchen Table Magic is now on Hipsters of the Coast!

They’re the mages with the curly beards and the vegan potion options!

Hipsters of the Coast is the premier news and strategy blog for the Magic: The Gathering Community.

And Kitchen Table Magic is honored to be joining their lineup. If you’re listening to me right now from Hipsters of the Coast, I’m pleased to meet you. You’re going to love all the guests I have lined up for Season 3.

If you’re new to the HotC blog, head on over to http://hipstersofthecoast.com to get strategy and content for all your favorite formats.

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