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Collectable Aluminum dice for east Asian culture related games.
Collectable Aluminum dice for east Asian culture related games.
175 backers pledged AU$ 5,596 to help bring this project to life.

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 Collectable dice for east Asian culture related games

  • Aluminum body: Magatama Dice uses top quality Aluminum material for main body.
  • Laser engraved faces: All patterns are Laser engraved, therefore very durable and good looking.
  • Anodized surface: The surface of Magatama Dice is anodized, therefore the color is much more durable and beautiful.

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Story behind Magatama and East Asian culture

Magatama (勾玉), are curved, comma-shaped beads that appeared in prehistoric Japan from the Final Jōmon period through the Kofun period, approximately ca. 1,000 BC to the 6th century AD.

 Many abstract symbols in east Asian culture shaped similar to magatama. Like Yinyang(阴阳) or Taiji(太极), which is one of the most famous Chinese symbol for Daoism. A similar symbol can be found in South Korean flag as well. Also, the famous Japanese symbol Mitszudomoe(三つ巴) can be found through out Japanese culture representing divine meanings. No one know for sure how these symbols are related exactly, but it is beyond doubt that magatama is one of the most important key to understand east Asian culture.

Mitszudomoe and Taiji
Mitszudomoe and Taiji

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Divine Taiko performance with Mitszudomoe symbol on the Taiko surface
Divine Taiko performance with Mitszudomoe symbol on the Taiko surface

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About balance

 According to our design, Magatama dice is over-all balanced. That is to say the dented area of each face is approximately equal. However, deviation might occur in the manufacturing process. We really can't guarrentee a perfect balanced dice, but we will die trying. :)

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 We offer three color opitons

Silver, Black, Golden
Silver, Black, Golden

 

 

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  •  Gathering order info: For two weeks, we shall wait for backers to answer their survey. Please note that backers can always change their address, however do shoot us an message when you about to do so. And do let us know ahead of time if you are moving. Kickstarter can be a long march :( 
  •  Confirm order and buy materials: For this step we shall start calculating the material we need and start ordering them. 
  •  Manufacturing: We shall work with our contractors and start making Hero dice. Tell from experience that timing could be on and off for this stage, you never know. But even if you are off the schedule, please understand that we are only trying to make sure that Hero dice is of good quality. 
  •  Packaging: Packaging can be quite challenging as well, since we have backers from all over the world. Have to be careful. :) 
  •  Shipping: Please note that our estimated delivering date is the shipping date, not arriving date. Shipping time could be quite different depends on the locations of each backer.

Risks and challenges

1. On timing:
Since the exact number of backers is unknown to us, so the timing may fall out of schedule a little. But we did leave ourselves with extra time already, and we will try to get ahead of time for each step, so don't worry. :)

2. On shipping:
Shipping is another potential problem as well. Should the shipping take way too long than regular time, we will assume the package is lost and resend the reward. Promises promises :)

3. On refund:
We will arrange refund, if it is strongly insisted. There is no point in keeping the money from backers if they don't have our back any more. We will do our best to meet backers' anticipation as we should, and hope the worst won't happen.

4. On the actual balance outcome of the dice
We refuse to pay any compensation for gambling lose in related to Magatama dice in all cases. Please note this before purchasing.
Magatama dice is majorly designed for board game, not gambling purpose. Although we did our best in designing a balanced dice, diviations and errors still might occur.

5. On dice paint damaging during game.
Dice durablity can really depends on how the player roll the dice. Heighth, gaming surface, and ground impacting force. Our dice are designed to have unique shaped, so please be more careful during game rolling, in this way the paint of dice will last longer.

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    Thank you so much for your support, and please keep your backership and stay with us. We will keep you updated with our latest news :)

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    Early bird reward for two Magatama dice

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    You will get two Magatama dice at the best price.
    You can choose color and fill up shipping info by answering the survey at the end of the campaign.

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    Pledge AU$ 23 or more About $17

    Magatama for two reward

    About $17 USD
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    You will get two Magatama dice at a very good price.
    You can choose color and fill up shipping info by answering the survey at the end of the campaign.

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    Magatama for three reward

    About $25 USD

    You will get three Magatama dice at a very good price.
    You can choose color and fill up shipping info by answering the survey at the end of the campaign.

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    Magatama for sIx reward

    About $49 USD

    You will get six Magatama dice at a very good price.
    You can choose color and provide shipping info to us by answering the survey at the end of the campaign.

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