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Dice of Awesome creates some of the coolest and most awe inspiring dice on the planet . Welcome the Wizard's Gambit Dice set!
Dice of Awesome creates some of the coolest and most awe inspiring dice on the planet . Welcome the Wizard's Gambit Dice set!
2,099 backers pledged $85,213 to help bring this project to life.

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WE ARE FUNDED!!!

So I will be very active on updates and comments throught the  process. 

As well, for those that I couldn't get to today I am more than willing to accept paypal to complete your pledge if you are ok with that. I will message you to find out

If you want to find out anything else about the project please message me, leave a comment or use smoke signals. I will respond to you within 24 hours.

Thanks so much everyone and I can't wait to get these shipped out to you!

Cheers

If dice were drugs I would like to think my dice would be high grade ecstasy. And I need to deal my dice. 

I make dice. Dice of awesome.  

Dice are the gateway for reality and our imagination. So isn't it high time that you own a set that inspires you? A set that you love to marvel at? A set that your friends would say, "Holy sh&tballs, those dice are epic!" The Wizard's Gambit dice set is just that set.  

The Wizard's Gambit is my interpretation and embodiment of the Wizard's tutelage and intelligence. It is the representation of a wizards spell working on dice for greater luck. A wizard's Arcana Fortuna if you will. And who knows, perhaps these dice are really magically enhanced to help you slay your foes, swindle the unsuspecting and perform feats of awesomeness.  

My goal is simple, to bring dice into the world that bridges the gap between your gameplay and the stories unfolding in your mind. That and to make your friends wickedly jealous of your sweet shwag. Just saying.

 The Dice 

Creating dice is a lot of fun. I start by drafting designs on my Nexus 7. Surprisingly the drafting process can be somewhat difficult. You have to create a design that can scale down to less than 15 mm while still looking good and having the numbers easily legible. Not an easy feat especially when you are trying to create ridonkulous designs.

From there I import the designs into Photoshop (or Illustrator if I have a lot of touch ups) and size the designs to fit a die facet. The real fun begins here. Once the design is sized and set I take a blank die and place it in a laser engraver. Then I hit print in PS and watch the magic begin. In case you don't know, a laser engraver shoots a high wattage laser beam and burns images directly onto an object. It's literally like printing with ink except this printer can kill you. #Ilovetechnology. 

Once the die is created it's back to the drawing board, er, drawing tablet. I examine what's flawed in the design and make tweaks. Then I burn several new sets and the dice and the final prototype is made.

ADD-ONS

1) 6xD6 Add-on. If you wish to add 6xD6 just add an additional $12 to your pledge. Please message me letting me know that you increased your pledge for the 6xD6 add-on. 

2) 10xD10 Add-on. If you wish to add 10xD10 just add an additional $14 to your pledge. Please message me letting me know that you increased your pledge for the 10xD10 add-on.

3) KS Specialty Die - If you wish to add the KS specialty die add an additional $2.

4) Wizard's Gambit set add-on -- If you wish to add an extra set of the WG add an additional $14 and message me that you are adding it on.

5) Blood Spatter + Thieves Combo Plate add-on. If you wish to add the Thieves and Splatter set add an additional $30 to your order and message me.

6) Blood Splatter or Thieves set add-on - If you wish to add-on either Splatter or Thieves add an additional $15 for each set and message me.

6) Splatter or Thieves 6xD6 add-on. Ifyou wish to add 6xD6 of splatter or Thieves just add an additional $12 to your pledge per set. Please message to notify.

Stretch Goals


1) 20k - WG will be available in red numbering.   UNLOCKED

2) 25k - WG will be available in a blue die with white numbering UNLOCKED 

3) 30k - WG will be available in a white die and glow in the dark numbering   UNLOCKED

4) 35k - WG will be available in a black die with white numbering   UNLOCKED

5) 38.5k - Specialty Dice Case from Hrothgar's Hoard Dice Towers will be available as an add-on for $27 (international backers please contact me for shipping quote) UNLOCKED  

6) 40k - WG will be available in a black die with glow in the dark numbering UNLOCKED

7) Specialty Dice Towers from Hrothgar's Hoard Dice Towers will be available as add-ons for $75 (international backers please contact me for shipping quote) UNLOCKED

8) The Last Stretch Goal - If we hit 75k in pledges all backers will receive a free set of dice. You will be able to choose from any of the dice lines (Wizard's Gambit, Thieves, Blood Splatter or Neptune's Might). As well you will be able to choose the color style for the WG line.

Blood Splatter Teaser

Hey all, here is the Teaser for Blood Splatter. Hope you enjoy! *no wives have been harmed in the production these pictures*

Splatter Splatter
Splatter Splatter
Splatter 2 side
Splatter 2 side

Thieves Teaser

Thieves One Side Prototype
Thieves One Side Prototype
 
Thieves Side 2
Thieves Side 2
Thieves side 3
Thieves side 3
Thieves side 4
Thieves side 4
Thieves side 5
Thieves side 5
Thieves side 6
Thieves side 6

 Neptune's Might Teaser

Hey all here is the first Teaser for Neptune's. There is still more design work and modifications happening. Hope you like it!

KS Special Die Neptune's Might Teaser
KS Special Die Neptune's Might Teaser
D6 1 side
D6 1 side
D6 2
D6 2
D6 3 side
D6 3 side
D6 4 side
D6 4 side
D6 5 side
D6 5 side
D6 6 side
D6 6 side
D8 1 side
D8 1 side
D8 2 side
D8 2 side
D8 3 side
D8 3 side
D8 4 side
D8 4 side
D8 5 Side
D8 5 Side
D8 6 side
D8 6 side
D8 7 side
D8 7 side
D8 8 side
D8 8 side
D20 Error Sample 2
D20 Error Sample 2
D 20 Error Sample 1
D 20 Error Sample 1
D20 Error Sample 3
D20 Error Sample 3
D4 enlarged shot
D4 enlarged shot

Risks and challenges

As with any project there are always challenges. I have contracted a full support machine shop with multiple CNC machines and laser engravers to handle all orders.

Set backs can always occur but I'm very confident in the team I have in place to meet and overcome any challenges.

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    This level is reserved for those that love our dice and believe in our future. At this level you want more involvement with Dice of Awesome. To start, you will receive the 3 sets of the Wizard's Gambit Dice. You will also receive a specialty set of our next 4 dice lines before they are released to the public and you will be subscribed to our news letter. You will also be able to give us direct feed back on what you want to see for future dice sets. Finally you will also receive a thank you email and your name will be listed as a participating founder of Dice of Awesome.

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    The Magus -

    This level adds to The Clairvoyant and gives you more opportunity to be part of Dice of Awesome. You will receive the 3 sets of the Wizards Gambit. You will also receive a specialty set of our next 6 dice lines before they are released to the public and you will receive specialty art work and draft designs of each set. You will also receive our newsletter and you will be invited to give feed back on future dice sets. You will also receive a thank you email and your name will be listed as a participating founder of Dice of Awesome.

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    The Architect - Hey Britt here. I want to personally thank you in advance for participating at this level. The Architect adds to The Magus. First off, you will receive 3 sets of Wizards Gambit and you will receive specialty sets of our next 8 dice lines before they are released to the public. I also want to give you specialty artwork and draft designs of each set that are personally signed. As well, I would like to send you our newsletter were you can learn about our developments and shanagins. I will also personally invite you to a Q&A session where you will be able to talk to myself and our creators, give back or just shoot the sh&t. Finally I will send you a personalized thank you letter and your name and picture (if you permit) will be listed as an elite participating member on our website.

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    The Business Wizard - Britt here. I want to thank you in advance for contributing at this level. This level is geared for anyone that is interested in becoming an Entrepreneur.

    You will receive everything in the Architect level plus you will be invited to a private 1/2 hour video conference with myself where we will talk about business your aspirations and the best ways to start your own nerdy business.

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    The Grand Business Wizard - It's Britt again. I want to personal thank you for contributing at this level. This level upgrades The Business Wizard. You will receive a private one hour Q&A session where I will talk to you, in detail, about how Dice of Awesome got of the ground and how you can replicate the process with almost any nerdy business. I will give you a detailed plan of how to get your business up and running and if you want, how to start your own specialty dice company.

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    The Demigod - Hey, it's Britt again. I swear it's the last time! =) I want to personally thank you for supporting Dice of Awesome at this level. I can't thank you enough! At this level I will travel to you and personally deliver your 3 sets of the Wizard's Gambit. I will take you out to dinner in your town or city where we can talk about Dice of Awesome, how to start your own business, the meaning of life and other shenanigans. You will also receive all the benefits of the Grand Business Wizard. That is the art work, 1 hour personal video meeting, specialized Dice sets of our upcoming 8 lines before they are released to the public, art work and draft designs, invites to participate in our Q&A sessions and you will be listed as our executive participating founders.

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