UPDATE: Someone suggested countersinking the cap into the dice. I wasn't sure how it would turn out, but it worked, and more importantly, it survived 2 weeks driving around on my car. So now you can pick which style of cap you would like, mounted or inserted, same price! This option will be listed on the backer survey that I will send out at the end of the kickstarter.
Years ago my brother and I started a new line of products that we call Geek Chic. We thought if you took standard roleplaying dice and mounted them on various things, you could make some amazingly awesome products. We have necklaces and earrings featuring removable d20's, weapons with giant dice mounted on top, even leather armor spiked with d4's.
While I get very excited about new products in our Geek Chic line, I never know if my customers will be as excited as I am. I figure that Kickstarter is a great way to gauge peoples' interest in making new and exciting products before investing money and time into them. I had previously thought about making d20 Tire Pressure Caps, but wasn't sure how I would make them, or how well they would hold up.
Well, it took a little time, but I figured out the first hurdle, exactly how I would make them. I was still nervous about the durability of the caps though, something that is always a concern of mine on new products, so I did what any true geek would, I beta-tested it! I drove all the way to Dragon*Con and back with the prototype model, and it survived the 600 mile journey! So after testing a single one, I decided to make a matching set for my car and test a whole set. How can you one-up beta-testing at Dragon*Con? I took a painting class with Larry Elmore and tested them on the drive to and from the class. And success!
If you pledge for the $20 reward, you get to choose the color that you would like for your set of caps. You can choose any color from the Chessex website. For those that choose the $100 pledge, you get one of the last remaining Geek Maces that I can make. Unfortunately Kolpow Games has discontinued making these 75mm d6's, and I have the final remaining 4 dice that they produced. This year before GenCon they had dug through their warehouse and brought all their discontinued products, and I got the last 4.
And finally, here is the bumper sticker for all the pledges.
Risks and challenges
Since I don't have to rely on others to make these products, this is a project that I am very confident in producing in a timely fashion. I have tested these products quite thoroughly, and now I just need to know if people are excited as I am about them.
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