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Help us create a new set of solid metal polyhedral RPG dice! 4 Stretch Goals Completed (Pips, Fudge, Gold, 14mm). Next: Countdown!
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$10,000 GOAL REACHED!

COMPLETED STRETCH GOALS:
$13,500 - Spotted (Pipped) 6-Sided Dice!

Each complete set (either RPG set, Roleplayer set or Wargammer set) will include a spotted die. Additional spotted dice are available, too!

$17,000 - Fudge Dice

We'll be able to create beautiful metal fudge dice and offer them to backers. Current backers at the $35 tier or higher will be able to get a set of 4 for $20, or you can get it through the new $27 dollar tier.

$20,000 - Gold Dice

We're able to create dice in both the chrome and gold colors, and people ordering RPG sets will be abe to choose which ones they want (we're working on getting other sets available in gold!). You can add an extra gold RPG set for only $35!

$25,000 - 14mm Dice

We're able to create 14mm dice! People can add a RPG set for only $15 (additional RPG sets will be $20), or a Wargamer or RPG set for $30.

NEXT STRETCH GOAL:
$30,000 - Countdown Lifecounters

For years, Foam Brain Games has traveled around the country, convention after convention, selling board games, collectable card games, and most importantly, dice -  lots of dice. In fact, we have become one of the biggest retailers of dice in the United States. In an average month, we go to four conventions and sell hundreds of sets of dice. Everywhere we go, we hear the same thing: people want more! They want more specialty dice, more jewelry made of dice, more colors of dice, and so on. However, none of these trump the single biggest request we hear: solid metal RPG dice sets.

Introducing 'Foam Brain Dice'

Foam Brain Dice is going to be Foam Brain Games' brand new line of dice products. While we have a large project plan for this line, we have decided to start with two types of products: dice jewelry and solid metal RPG dice. Foam Brain Dice is intended to be a mass produced line with hopes that we will entice other hobby game stores to carry these products.

What will they look like?

Foam Brain Dice: Metals will eventually come in multiple colors, but we have decided to start with the most requested color - steel. We are also investigating the feasibility of offering gold colored and raw pewter colored dice as options. We wish to make additional available colors available as stretch goals later on.

In order to produce metal dice, we need all of your help here on Kickstarter. We need to make the molds and then get these dice cast, packaged and shipped. We have a variety of exciting rewards, including some unique opportunities to see what goes on behind the scenes as a convention vendor. We also have a full slate of outstanding stretch goal rewards to offer.

So far we've made a set of prototypes, which are pictured below. We split them between 14 and 16mm, and have decided we want to do a full 16mm set (the same size as most popular gaming dice), with the smaller size being a stretch reward from there.

Our current prototypes are around 90% of the way there - we are asking for some changes in the way the dice are finished (to minimize surface imperfections) and in the design of the D6, along with making the rest of the molds in matching sizes.


Rewards

$1 - Our eternal thanks for help with this project. For all pledge levels below, add $15 for international shipping.

$5 - A plastic Foam Brain logo die in a color exclusive to Kickstarter, plus a button with the Foam Brain logo.

$10 - Foam Brain Dice: Metals 20-Sided Die, plus everything from the $5 tier.

$27 - A set of 4 Foam Brain: Metals Fudge Dice (usable for Fudge, Fate Core, Dresden Files, and other fun RPGs!), plus everything from the $5 tier.

$35 - EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Foam Brain Dice: Metals 7-Die Set (D4, D6, D8, D10, D1%, D12 and D20), plus everything from the $5 tier.

$40 - Foam Brain Dice: Metals 7-Die Set (D4, D6, D8, D10, D1%, D12 and D20), plus everything from the $5 tier.

$55 - Wargamer Pack: Foam Brain Dice: Metals set of 10 6-sided dice, plus everything from the $5 tier. *UPDATE* You can also get this in spotted dice, if you prefer!

$55 - Roleplayer Pack: Foam Brain Dice: Metals set of 10 10-sided dice, plus everything from the $5 tier.

$70 - Foam Brain Dice: Metals 7-Die Set plus a Foam Brain Jewelry metal D20 necklace, and everything from the $5 tier.

$75 - Two Foam Brain Dice: Metals 7-Die Sets from the $40 tier, plus 2 of everything from the $5 tier.

$140 - Four Foam Brain Dice: Metals 7-Die Sets from the $40 tier, plus 2 of everything from the $5 tier.

$250 -  Foam Brain Exclusives Collection: Foam Brain Dice: Metals 7-Die Set, all 7 plastic Foam Brain Games logo dice colors from the past 7 years, an exclusive Foam Brain Games logo die necklace, a copy of The Resistance (full game) with the Anime Resistance 2012 promo cards, a copy of Oz Fluxx (full game) with the Foam Brain Keeper promo card plus a hand knitted dice bag to hold all of your swag in. *BONUS* Get one of the prototype dice from our video.

$400 - Convention Business Help: We'll spend at least 5 hours on Skype  with you about your convention based business, and answer questions about how to get started, how to expand, or anything else you want to talk about. Plus, you'll get everything at the $40 level.

$2500 - Game Room: We'll bring our massive game library of over 250 board games (and our convention retail booth if you'd like) to your weekend long convention, party or event and hand out a bunch of prizes and free stuff, too! Plus you get everything from the $250 tier. Limited to within 750 miles of Troy, NY (please contact us if you want to do this and are more than 750 miles away).

$3500 - Convention Insider: You and a friend can join Foam Brain Games at any 2013 convention we're attending of your choice - Someone will dedicate their weekend to showing you the ropes of the convention circuit industry, and answer your questions about what goes on behind the scenes in the convention world and the gaming world. We'll tell a variety of amusing stories of things that have happened at conventions over the years. We'll pay for your badge and hotel room, and take you out to dinner with convention circuit people every night of the show (you're responsible for your own transportation), plus we'll send you home with games, dice, a Foam Brain staff polo shirt of your very own, and more.


Stretch Goals

COMPLETE! $10,000 - Success: We get to start our Foam Brain Dice line with Foam Brain Dice: Metals and Foam Brain Jewelry!

COMPLETE! $13,500 - Pipped Dice: We'll be able to create pipped 6-sided dice (ie with spots) as well, and will include one free with set (RPG, Roleplayer, or Wargamer).

COMPLETE! $17,000 - Fudge Dice: We'll be able to create beautiful metal fudge dice and offer them to backers. Current backers at the $35 tier or higher will be able to get a set of 4 for $20, or they will be available as a separate reward.

COMPELTE! $20,000 - Gold Dice: We'll be able to create gold colored dice in addition to the normal chrome colored dice. Kickstarter supporters at the $35 tier or higher will be able to choose which one they would like, or add a second set for $35.

COMPLETE! $25,000 - 14mm Dice: We'll offer both full sized dice and smaller dice. Kickstarter supporters at the $35 tier or higher will be able to add a 14mm set of dice for only $15! Additional sets are $20. Also, RPG and Wargamer 14mm sets are available for $30.

$30,000 - Countdown Life Counter: We'll offer a D20 with the numbers ordered from 1-20, useful for keeping track of life totals. These will be the same size as our normal D20s our possibly larger (we'll need to work with the factory on this if we get close)

$35,000 - Dice Towers:  People have asked for ways to roll their dice without risk to their glass or wood tabletops, and we've found it. We stress tested these last week, and they held up really well to the metal dice, and will be in a fairly awesome design (which we'll reveal if we get to this tier). They're laser cut wood, and will be a $20 add-on to any pledge. .

$40,000 - LOCKED - REVEALED AT $35,000

More stretch goals will be added if they're needed - we have lots of ideas for things we want to do, so I hope we'll be able to get there!


Add-Ons:

If you would like increase your pledge and receive additional items, you may add on to your total pledge the amount listed next to the item you are interested in. You will have a chance to confirm which add-ons you wanted when we send out our post Kickstarter Campaign survey.

Add any of the following, provided you backed at the $5 tier or higher:

- A single metal die of any of the shapes - $6
- An extra Foam Brain Logo Button - $2
- An extra Foam Brain Plastic Logo Die - $2

Add any of the following, provided you backed at the $27 tier or higher:

- A set of 10 D10s (from the Roleplayer Pack Tier)- $50
- A set of 10 D6s (from the Wargamer Pack Tier)- $50

- A set of 4 metal Fudge dice (usable for Fudge, Fate and other systems) - $20
- A gold colored RPG die set (D4, D6, D8, D10, D1%, D12, D20) - $35
- RPG Set of 7 14mm Dice (D4, D6, D8, D10, D1%, D12 and D20) - $15 for the first set, $20 for each additional set
- Roleplayers set of 10 14mm D10s - $30
- Wargamers set of 10 14mm D6s (Numbers only! We're not planning on doing spotted D6s in the small size) - $30

More add-ons will become available as we reach various stretch goals!

Risks and challenges

The primary risk with this project is in the manufacturing. We have made a set of prototypes split between 14mm and 16mm, and we would like to continue working with the manufacturer we used for these prototypes for the final dice. However, any overseas production work carries with it some challenges, and we will need to navigate this through the creation process. Fortunately, the small size of our product will allow our entire run to be airshipped, avoiding the time concerns related to shipping via sea.

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