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AKO (Another Kind of) Dice - The complete redesign custom metal dice.
AKO (Another Kind of) Dice - The complete redesign custom metal dice.
AKO (Another Kind of) Dice - The complete redesign custom metal dice.
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AKO DICE

Hi, everyone! My name is Kacha. While my educational background is in architecture I have always been passionate about product design. I was fortunate enough to have great supports with my previous 2 funded Kickstarter projects (Mochi & Zen Dice), and was able to create my website store at : http://www.monkeyteam.net/. After these 2 projects, I realized that creating unique designs is something I really enjoy. I hope to bring yet another new project with unique “spin” to traditional dice which I call it "AKO DICE".

The Impact:

The use of dice has been recorded to ancient times. The oldest known dice were excavated as part of a 5000-year-old backgammon set at the Burnt City, an archaeological site in south-eastern Iran Dice collecting began with the popularity of the Dungeon & Dragons series of board/role playing games. Since it's inception, players have grown attached to and have collected a wide variety of dice. This started a trend in unique dice designs incorporating various aspects of the gaming world and tapping into themes such as space, fantasy, and more.

For the newest design, I have taken the traditional dice and turned it on it's head. I am using a simple idea, yet complex design concept. The new design is inspired by new age concepts, and has a sleek, space-age, cutting-edge technology style. AKO DICE takes the traditional dice design and improves upon it for a trendy, one of a kind design perfect for all gamers as well as collectors.

A set of AKO DICE with natural finish.
A set of AKO DICE with natural finish.
A set of AKO DICE with black anodized and natural finish.
A set of AKO DICE with black anodized and natural finish.
A set of AKO DICE with black anodized finish.
A set of AKO DICE with black anodized finish.
Close up AKO DICE with natural finish.
Close up AKO DICE with natural finish.
Close up AKO DICE with black anodized finish.
Close up AKO DICE with black anodized finish.
Packaging prototype.
Packaging prototype.

Every set of AKO DICE is made of quality aluminum and is available in anodized black and natural aluminum color. The packaging contains 2 dice per boxed set.

Concept

AKO DICE utilizes a redesigned dice pip with custom engraved artwork on 16 mm 6-faced dice. Each side is flat with beveled edges, contributing to a sleek, comfortable feel for game play. Rather than using traditional dice pips, each number (1-6) represented by line on each side. To continue the design, each side are connected by pip line, creating links between the numbers. 

What I Need & What You Get:

As you can see from the photos above, the design and prototypes have already been created to my satisfaction. I am now seeking your supports to help bringing this dream to the production. The first portion of the fund will be used for all tooling setup. Funding will then be spent on the initial order, packaging, shipping & handling, and other related costs. We hope to offer free shipping to our backers all over the world, so we will need some capital to help make this particular portion of the project possible.

For early bird backers, we are offering this reward for $12! This option will only be available for a limited time, going up to a $15 soon! Estimated shipping is expected around June of 2015.

In addition, we are offering a $12 add-on for backers that are interested in acquiring another set, with your choice of finishes. This is perfect for backers who would like to share our product with others as a gift!

If AKO DICE is generously successful in funding, my goal is to carry forward the results. The production costs will be reduced and stretch goal rewards will be available to all backers with more choices and FREE shipping all over the world.

AKO DICE - Unlocked new color, Red Anodized!
AKO DICE - Unlocked new color, Red Anodized!
AKO DICE - Unlocked new color, Blue Anodized!
AKO DICE - Unlocked new color, Blue Anodized!
AKO DICE - Unlocked Special Edition, Stainless Steel with natural bright finish!
AKO DICE - Unlocked Special Edition, Stainless Steel with natural bright finish!
AKO DICE - UNLOCKED RPG Fan, Grey anodized aluminum Fudge Dice.
AKO DICE - UNLOCKED RPG Fan, Grey anodized aluminum Fudge Dice.
AKO DICE - Most Requested Unlocked, Green Anodized!
AKO DICE - Most Requested Unlocked, Green Anodized!
AKO DICE - Most Requested Unlocked, Black Groove!
AKO DICE - Most Requested Unlocked, Black Groove!
AKO DICE - Most Requested 2 Unlocked, Purple Anodized!
AKO DICE - Most Requested 2 Unlocked, Purple Anodized!
AKO DICE - Most Requested Unlocked, Gold Brass!
AKO DICE - Most Requested Unlocked, Gold Brass!

Backer Bonus as a special Thanks! You guys are awesome!  

AKO DICE Glow in the Dark (Computer rendering, the final product may be different)
AKO DICE Glow in the Dark (Computer rendering, the final product may be different)
AKO DICE Glow in the Dark (Computer rendering, the final product may be different)
AKO DICE Glow in the Dark (Computer rendering, the final product may be different)

 Here are the all AKO DICE selections.

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By backing this project you are helping to give me the funding to make this new project possible but If you can't back at this time, there are still ways that you can help. Please share my project via social media, email and word of mouth to tell your friends about our campaign. Thank you in advance!

Risks and challenges

There are couple of advantages to this project that would make process go smoothly: First, the small size of this product will helps minimize packaging & shipping costs. Second, the final product is made from a single mold without complex assembly lines, which helps simplify the production and packing processes.

While there are potential challenges to this Kickstarter project, I am confident that my experience in previous Kickstarter projects will help me greatly and result in success here as well.

Thank you for taking the time to review this Kickstart Project.

Respect the dice
Kacha

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