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The ModCube is a gaming aid which enables you to keep 6 common gaming tokens on a single cube, and quickly rotate between these tokens.
The ModCube is a gaming aid which enables you to keep 6 common gaming tokens on a single cube, and quickly rotate between these tokens.
The ModCube is a gaming aid which enables you to keep 6 common gaming tokens on a single cube, and quickly rotate between these tokens.
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Announcing ModCube 2.0 - Coming in December!

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We're excited to finally announce what we've been working on - the ModCube 2.0! We've taken our original ModCube design, and improved every aspect of it for the new version. Features of the ModCube 2.0 include:

  • Full color tokens!
  • Smaller 16mm cube size (same as a standard gaming die)
  • Token size equivalent to the original ModCube
  • Magnetic, making for very easy to remove tokens!

Our website update just went live, and several blogs will be posting the news today. Please check out the site or the pics below and let us know what you think! More sets will be coming soon = )

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks so much for your support or our original ModCube, and let us know what you think of the new 2.0 version in the comments below!

GangfightGames, Maarek Stele, and 15 more people like this update.

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    1. 3rd Dimension Gear (3DG) Creator
      Superbacker
      on September 1

      Thanks Damian, and for the link Jeffrey, I'll totally use that!

      We're showing off the prototypes at the Nova Open today (I'll have pics in the next update!) and then will be hard at work on getting the 8th edition set ready to show when we're back. Reception has been great so far, just need more sets! Make sure to say "Hi" if you're there = )

    2. Jeffrey Williams
      Superbacker
      on August 31

      http://www.physlink.com/Education/AskExperts/ae472.cfm

      I don't know how credible this site or Gareth Hatch, Ph.D., Director of Technology - Dexter Magnetic Technologies are, but they're more credible than whoever told me that magnets lose magnetism when I was a kid.

    3. Damien Smith on August 29

      Looks like an amazing update! Congrats Steve!

    4. 3rd Dimension Gear (3DG) Creator
      Superbacker
      on August 29

      Jeffrey - Nice! Do you have an exact link, I'd love to have that article handy in case others have the same question = )
      Rad - We'll be putting that in the next update, showing the removal tool. It will be extremely easy to change the faces, as they can be removed directly instead of needing to take apart the cube like in the original!
      Maarek - You got me lol = P and thanks!!

    5. Jeffrey Williams
      Superbacker
      on August 29

      I was going to ask if there was concern over the lifetime of the magnets due to the shock of rolling/dropping them repeatedly, but then I read on http://www.physlink.com that that's only an issue for older magnets and not modern magnets. I learned something today!

    6. Rad on August 29

      How easy is it to change the token?

    7. Maarek Stele on August 29

      (I was only teasing) Can't wait to see these! Looks like a wonderful evolution of an innovative product! You rock, Steve! :)

    8. 3rd Dimension Gear (3DG) Creator
      Superbacker
      on August 29

      Paul, more great questions, and yes, we do have some of the old style available - we don't have them up on the website since we don't want someone accidentally buying them when we're about to launch the new version, but for any original backers we'd be happy to get you whatever you need (just note there will be a delay to cut the tokens since we're not in production).
      And that is a really cool game, I will check it out! I have been hoping that someone will design a game around the ModCube 2.0 too - there's potential for a true "dice construction" game with how easy it is to change the tokens. But we've got to produce it first = )

    9. Paul Holden
      Superbacker
      on August 29

      Don't get me wrong, I'm really likeing the new design for most purposes.

    10. Paul Holden
      Superbacker
      on August 29

      There is at least one game design paradigm where this might be an issue..
      https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/137330/cube-quest
      Will the old style still be available?
      Would the magnetic tiles fit on the old style cubes?

    11. 3rd Dimension Gear (3DG) Creator
      Superbacker
      on August 29

      Hi Maarek, great question, asked like a true ModCube owner = ). That is one tradeoff we had to make - under normal rolling circumstances, the tokens will indeed stay put, and the production tokens will likely be even stronger. This is because on the prototype versions shown above, most of the strength comes from a neodymium magnet recessed in the face of each cube, but the backing on the tokens is only sheet magnet. If we're able to use sheet metal, even Very thin, it will hold much tighter (if you've ever tried to magnetize models to a tray, you know what I'm talking about!). But even as they are now, you can roll them - but you can't throw them across the room like the original design. Hopefully you weren't doing that to our original creations, though = P.
      Thank you for the excellent question!

    12. Maarek Stele on August 29

      If I throw ModCube 2.0 as hard as I can against the wall, will the tokens stay put?