Sandra and I have been diligently advancing the dice towers project since funding closed. It has been easier to focus on cutting and assembling dice towers lately and I didn’t want to slow things down by publishing incomplete information (instead of cutting more dice towers).
Maker Faire was great! It was fun to walk around with two dice towers in hand. I saw a bunch of KickStarter projects and material suppliers there too.
I am happy to report that everyone that sees a dice tower in person says “the picture doesn’t do it justice” and the greatest praise I receive are from people who say they would never buy one (because they don’t game)! They are very specific in their praise and critique, commenting on many of the design and use features without my prompting.
My latest goal was to select six acrylic colors and finish three dice towers of each wood type for pictures. We finished cutting/assembling last night and snapped pictures today (after work) as the sun was going down. Hopefully this will help in Wood and Window selection. See pictures below:
Final acrylic window colors are: Smoke, Purple, Orange, Blue, Clear, Green. Light colors were chosen so you could see dice tumbling, back window artwork and occasional back lighting.
Before the survey officially goes out I would like to
- Take pictures outdoors during the day (but won’t be able to get to that till this weekend)
- Create a relative ‘wood durability rating’ as all Dice Towers are not created equal
- Generate acrylic window recommendations for each wood type
Bag of Holding Update! The bag company provided the wrong specs for embroidery, so I needed to modify the design. The spirit of the bag remains unchanged but I had to fit the content in less space and change a font to improve readability. Here is the latest design we submitted:
What will be on the survey:
- Ship to Address
- Hardwood type
- Assembly options (Fully Glued, "Don't Glue Front/Back", Fully Unassembled)
- Acrylic window type
- Engraving details
- Optional: Waive engraving for expedited shipping?
- Dice bag color selection
- BOH bag color