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By Jonathan Ross
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Quick, how many d4s in a Superior Healing Potion? Which is larger, Superior or Supreme? You might know (+1 to your Medicine stat if you do), but you likely have players or DMs who don’t, and with everything else to keep track of while playing D&D, any way to avoid slowing down the battle to hit the Index of the Handbook and hunt down the modifier is a positive for everybody playing.

The Healer’s Kit solves all that. Next time the halfling is stepped on by a giant, the dwarf gets surprised by a mimic, or the druid jumps off a cliff for funsies ending up crumpled in gore on the rocks, you’ll be ready. Simply flip the latch on the box, admire the handiwork, select the proper size potion for the occasion, unscrew the cap, and dump the dice onto the opened lid, it’s also a rolling surface! Add the dice numbers and the right modifier (provided on the underside of the lid) to reveal just how many or few Hit Points you’re getting back.

My goal here is to provide the easiest to use, most glorious potions for everyone. How is that going to happen?

  • Bottles that LOOK like potion vials!  Some stylish adornments will be on the bottle but not enough to obscure those handsome dice.

  • Matching red d4 dice! It’s actually quite hard to get matching d4s, and you’ll have enough to make any potion with d4 dice you might need.

  • Professional designs. The ones on the prototypes are ok, but Amber (the most excellent artist) will do way, way better than me!

  • Underside of the the lid will be leather, allowing it to double as a dice rolling area!

  • The leather of the rolling area will also have the potion requirements etched in, so you’ll never have to crack a handbook for that info again.

  • The foam holds everything neatly in place and perfectly spaced, making it easy to keep the potions ordered how you like them.

  • 5 Box finish options: Unfinished - Dark colored etch (great for darker stains), Unfinished - Light brown colored etch (great for lighter colored stains), Natural with clear coat, Colonial Maple, and Sedona Red.

  • Two suede leather color options for rolling area: Brown and Tan OR a Druid Friendly option of Cork Wood

Product Pictures

*NOTE* : Artwork isn't final. I have budgeted to pay a professional graphics designer to make amazing artwork for all of this. It will only get better :)

 

Professional Healers Kit - $80
Professional Healers Kit - $80

 

Available Finishings for Pro Kits
Available Finishings for Pro Kits

 

26 Dice up close
26 Dice up close

 

Starter Vial - $15
Starter Vial - $15

 

Basic Healer's Kit - $25
Basic Healer's Kit - $25

Stretch Goals

$17,500 Stretch Goal - Keychain Colors available as a choice
$17,500 Stretch Goal - Keychain Colors available as a choice
 
$20,000 Stretch Goal - Matching Dice Tower Unassembled
$20,000 Stretch Goal - Matching Dice Tower Unassembled

 

$20,000 Stretch Goal - Matching Dice Tower
$20,000 Stretch Goal - Matching Dice Tower

 

$30,000 Stretch Goal - Red Mahogany stain with golden artwork
$30,000 Stretch Goal - Red Mahogany stain with golden artwork
 
  • $17,500 - Unlocked - Keychain color is now a backer choice instead of randomized
  • $20,000 - Unlocked- Free matching dice tower for each Pro kit. It will be easily assembled and disassembled and attach to the rolling surface side of the Pro kits. 
  • $30,000 Locked - New design that works well with gold or silver foil and unlocks an additional, very dark red stain, Red Mahogany. The foil looks awesome, but requires a completely different approach to how the artwork will be made, and is one of the few things that shows up well with the stains that are really dark. 
  • $40,000 Locked - 1 new suede leather color!
  • 5,000 vials sold - Locked - Golden Caps for all vials!

Bio

I’ve always been a geek and enjoyed tabletop gaming, and growing up I had heard about d&d but never was around anybody that was playing. It wasn’t until the Geek & Sundry twitch channel launched that I actually got to see it played. My curiosity drove me to watch Critical Role the first day it was broadcast. As I watched the show over the first few months I eventually put in the effort to find a place to play it myself. I’ve since played in a few adventure league groups and really enjoy the opportunities I get to live in another world with friends, doing outlandish and witty things. My passion just keeps growing for this game and I found a way to contribute to the community.

Project History

A Facebook D&D group gave me the idea: labelled glass bottles with the formula and requisite dice for each health potion type in 5th Edition. I ordered the same bottles and remade them myself, getting a more complete idea of how I could improve the labels. The first night’s work boiled down to ramping up the fancy with the stronger potions, having more fun with the filigree, font, and overall presentation. I knew some DMs and players who would want to add this to their toolbox, but wanted to make sure they were ready first.  

To help brainstorm further improvements, I enlisted trusted friend Jared Bouck, who already has successful Kickstarters under his belt. We spent weeks going over options for various aspects. Moving away from glass bottles that break during gameplay to source containers that could take a real beating proved a good idea when one of the glass bottles broke during a game. I also wanted the vials to be part of the experience of a session, to help place the players in their character’s shoes during a tense moment where someone’s hit points are down, and the aesthetics of an apothecary is a great match. It’s not hard to imagine a hardy adventurer walking into a shop, seeing a wooden box with beautiful artwork containing potions, and immediately dropping some hard-earned gold to be ready to heal with style at a moment’s notice. Bringing the box and potions into the real world for everyone to see is an extra treat brought to the table.

Where are the funds going

Most of the funds will be going towards raw materials, purchasing the needed equipment to do this at scale, and a budget for artwork. I'll be purchasing a larger laser engraver and creating a small usable workspace in my garage. All the rest will be used to establish myself as a business that can go forward and keep making awesome Dice Bottle kits in the future. 

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Risks and challenges

My largest risk is supplier delays. The delivery dates chosen have a built-in buffer which should absorb any delays or issues with the suppliers. While all of the companies I am working with are well-established and professional, things happen which can cause unintended delays. My suppliers and I are doing our best to ensure this does not happen.
I have every expectation to meet the deadlines and will provide feedback through kickstarter for each milestone along the way. You'll know when I place my orders, when I expect to receive them, when I actually receive them, how I'm working on processing different items and so on.

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    Starter Vial

    Dip your toe into the restorative arts with a single compact vial and enough d4 dice to create any healing potion for Fifth Edition, perfect for even the most crowded Bag of Holding. Specifically for this vial, you can put your own mark on the cap, permanently removing any questions of ownership.

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    • 10 d4 translucent blood red dice
    • A scroll with instructions on proper usage
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    Basic Healer's Kit

    Equipment befitting a beginning adventurer. The vial is placed in a simple box with soft padding to keep it safe and secure, holding enough d4 dice to create any healing potion for Fifth Edition.

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    • Slender Wooden Case to hold a single potion vial.
    • 1 Vial for Potion storage
    • 10 d4 translucent blood red dice
    • Padded insert for potion safety
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    Save on shipping and get enough vials to stock your potion shop for the next session, or to give some away to your players.

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    Professional Healer's Kit

    For the adventurer who appreciates quality in their ministrations! The ornate box not only commands attention to its craftsmanship when produced, it silently opens to reveal four vials stocked with d4 dice cradled in the softest foam, rendering a timely pick-me-up never more than an action away. The underside of the lid is lined with leather, allowing it to double as a luxurious rolling surface! Formulae for the healing potions of Fifth Edition are inscribed in the leather, ensuring the manuals and handbooks need never be consulted again.

    Choices of wood finishes are:
    Unfinished - Dark colored etch (great for darker stains)
    Unfinished - Light brown colored etch (great for lighter colored stains)
    Natural with clear coat
    Colonial Maple staining
    Sedona Red staining

    Includes:
    • 4 Vials for storage of all potion sizes
    • 26 d4 translucent blood red dice
    • Wooden case with laser etched artwork
    • Leather rolling area with laser etched potion instructions
    • Padded insert for potion safety
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    DM Bundle - À la carte

    Save on shipping and get kits at a discounted price by bundling. This bundle makes a wonderful gift for a DM and their players.

    Includes: 1 Pro Healer's kit
    Use the À la carte items below to customize your bundle.

    À la carte items:
    Pro Healer's Kits - Add $65 each
    Basic Healer's Kits - Add $20 each
    Starter Vials - Add $10 each

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    DM Bundle - Pro Pack

    Reward yourself and all your players. Give the gift that keeps on giving! This bundle gives you five beautiful Pro Healers kits for you and your players to use. Add to the atmosphere for the game during intense battles and clutch life or death moments.

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    Early Bird Special of $20 off full price! (25% savings!)

    For the adventurer who appreciates quality in their ministrations! The ornate box not only commands attention to its craftsmanship when produced, it silently opens to reveal four vials stocked with d4 dice cradled in the softest foam, rendering a timely pick-me-up never more than an action away. The underside of the lid is lined with leather, allowing it to double as a luxurious rolling surface! Formulae for the healing potions of Fifth Edition are inscribed in the leather, ensuring the manuals and handbooks need never be consulted again.

    Choices of wood finishes are:
    Unfinished - Dark colored etch (great for darker stains)
    Unfinished - Light brown colored etch (great for lighter colored stains)
    Natural with clear coat
    Colonial Maple staining
    Sedona Red staining

    Includes:
    • 26 d4 translucent blood red dice
    • 4 Vials for storage of all potion sizes
    • Leather rolling area with laser etched potion instructions
    • Padded insert for potion safety
    • Wooden case with laser etched artwork
    • 1 Dice Bottles Keychain.
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    Early Bird - Pro Healer's Kit #2

    Early Bird Special of $20 off full price! (25% savings!)

    For the adventurer who appreciates quality in their ministrations! The ornate box not only commands attention to its craftsmanship when produced, it silently opens to reveal four vials stocked with d4 dice cradled in the softest foam, rendering a timely pick-me-up never more than an action away. The underside of the lid is lined with leather, allowing it to double as a luxurious rolling surface! Formulae for the healing potions of Fifth Edition are inscribed in the leather, ensuring the manuals and handbooks need never be consulted again.

    Choices of wood finishes are:
    Unfinished - Dark colored etch (great for darker stains)
    Unfinished - Light brown colored etch (great for lighter colored stains)
    Natural with clear coat
    Colonial Maple staining
    Sedona Red staining

    Includes:
    • 26 d4 translucent blood red dice
    • 4 Vials for storage of all potion sizes
    • Leather rolling area with laser etched potion instructions
    • Padded insert for potion safety
    • Wooden case with laser etched artwork
    • 1 Dice Bottles Keychain.
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    Early Bird - Pro Healer's Kit #3

    Early Bird Special of $15 off full price!

    For the adventurer who appreciates quality in their ministrations! The ornate box not only commands attention to its craftsmanship when produced, it silently opens to reveal four vials stocked with d4 dice cradled in the softest foam, rendering a timely pick-me-up never more than an action away. The underside of the lid is lined with leather, allowing it to double as a luxurious rolling surface! Formulae for the healing potions of Fifth Edition are inscribed in the leather, ensuring the manuals and handbooks need never be consulted again.

    Choices of wood finishes are:
    Unfinished - Dark colored etch (great for darker stains)
    Unfinished - Light brown colored etch (great for lighter colored stains)
    Natural with clear coat
    Colonial Maple staining
    Sedona Red staining

    Includes:
    • 26 d4 translucent blood red dice
    • 4 Vials for storage of all potion sizes
    • Leather rolling area with laser etched potion instructions
    • Padded insert for potion safety
    • Wooden case with laser etched artwork
    • 1 Dice Bottles Keychain.
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