We’re back and better than ever with a new production partner and a new project. EdgeElite® Six-Sides Unleashed is a venture that focuses on the common, yet greatly underappreciated six-sided dice and it’s relative the fudge dice.
Now you may be asking, “aren't there like a billion other companies that already make six-sided dice?” the answer is yes. Six-sided dice are the most common of all types of dice. They are used in board games, roleplaying games, tabletop wargames, and even games of chance played in Monte Carlo and Las Vegas. Yet, if you want premium six-sided dice, there aren't many options out there.
This is where our project comes in. Our all aluminum CNC machined EdgeElite® d.6 and fudge dice will bring some much-needed class to an otherwise bland market. It is our hope, that with your support we will not only bring our project to life but also bring some flair into your next game.
Over the course of 2018, we have seen a growing interest in d.6 and fudge dice. There are a number of role-playing, board, and tabletop miniature games that strictly use these dice and yet there aren’t a lot of options for the players of these games in terms of dice.
While it's true, roleplaying games along with polyhedral dice have been enjoying a renaissance of late, it seems that the humble six-sided dice has been largely ignored. Which is a real shame since these seemingly mundane cubes have so much to offer in terms of gaming.
With your help, we can raise the six-sided dice to glory and garner all the respect they deserve! For all of you board gamers, tabletop wargamers, and d.6 system junkies out there, let them hear you roar as you bring flair to the table.
We are offering a selection of five different face types: From concept to completion, we pay special attention to our dice. This starts by choosing the right material. All of our dice start out as solid blocks of 6063-T6 Aluminum, a material that is not only strong but also takes anodization well.
We mill (not cast) all of our dice using CNC (computer numerical controlled) machining to accurately manufacture our dice. This offers better performance when compared to casting, which could incorporate hidden voids and other imperfections.
Concerning design, we have rounded all corners on our standard dice (not including our blunt or crisp edge dice which incorporate hard edges by design). This is done to help protect both the dice and any surface they might contact.
As stated before, our dice have a very strong anodized finish, which not only makes them look great but, also protects them from scratching. Just have a look at the clip below.
With regards to quality control, we hand-inspect and clean all of our dice before we ship them. This ensures that our dice are free of blemishes and flaws.
Our dice are more than just a novelty. They are designed to not only look fantastic but also, to survive the rigors of gaming and bring many years of enjoyment.
For the express purposes of this Kickstarter, we are offering custom six-sided dice. However, in addition to this great offer, we also have a whole range of unique dice and vaults for those who are not inclined towards custom dice. We will talk more about the custom dice in a moment, but for now please have a look at our other offers.
EdgeElite® Cage Dice: With an inside that is completely routed-out from the outside, these dice are sure to stand out at your next game, and that’s not even mentioning the unique sound they make when rolled.
Please Note: Our cage dice are offered as either numbered, fudge or modifier face types.
Casino Style Dice: Our casino style dice not only look great, but are also extremely fair. They feature laser-etched pips as opposed to traditional engraved pips. This allows us to add markings to all faces without removing any material, thus greatly increasing their balance.
EdgeElite® Simplified Chinese: Perhaps a bit easier to read than the traditional Chinese numbers (you can count the number of strokes to determine the value of a face), these dice, though less decorative, are still very cool dressed out in Chinese characters.
EdgeElite® Traditional Chinese: Not as easy to read as the Simplified Chinese numbers (you can't count the number of strokes to determine the face value), these dice are extremely unique dressed out in traditional Chinese characters.
Early Bird Fudge Packs: Don’t like to wait? Try our early bird fudge packs; these packs of six standard single color EdgeElite® fudge dice come in a random assortment of colors. Please Note: These will ship out when the Kickstarter project completes.
EdgeElite® Mystic Storm: Harness the power of unbridled magic and unleash it upon your foes with these unique dice.
EdgeElite® Eclipse: Many would say an eclipse foreshadows a tragedy, yet one man’s tragedy is often another man’s opportunity. Take your opportunity and give your foe a bad day with this special set of six-sided dice.
EdgeElite® Midnight: Midnight is the ideal time for dreams, or perhaps delirium if you are not already asleep. Either way, let your imagination run wild after hours with this set of dice dressed in a special confetti color.
EdgeElite® Blaze: Harness the power of an inferno with these EdgeElite® fudge die. Dressed in a special confetti color these dice are certain to heat up your next game.
EdgeElite® Pixy Magic: This set of EdgeElite® fudge dice come in a whimsical color scheme.
Modifier Dice: These 17mm modifier dice are great for tracking bonuses and penalties. Though not targeted toward any specific game, they are quite useful for tactical RPG games and tabletop miniature games. Aside from tracking modifiers, these dice are also great as count-up/countdown dice, should you need them for this use.
Please Note: Modifier dice come in two types:
- Bonus dice (showed in red above), these dice range from +6 to +1
- Penalty dice (showed in blue above) These range from -1 to -6.
EdgeElite® Sleek Dice Vault (Eight-Piece): If you fancy yourself a minimalist these simple yet elegant eight-piece dice vaults might be just what you’re looking for. You can easily throw them into you book-bag without fear of the lid snagging and spilling out all your dice.
Sorcerers Case: Now unlocked!
This lovely clamshell case will hold 13 of your most powerful gaming tools, truly a relic fit for the most formidable of wizards.
Handmade here in the USA from a beautiful reddish-brown tight grain mahogany, this case can hold up to thirteen 24mm dice. Brass hinges are used to hold the box together while powerful magnates are used to keep the lid securely closed. On the inside of the box, the built-in dice tray is lined with your choice of high quality leather, or synthetic leather.
A decorative hand-carved Celtic knot pattern with wood burnt accents will be centered on the lid. The entire box will have a high-grade lacquer finish for durability.
Only four will be available, dice not included, free shipping on this item.
Assassin’s Kit: For those of you who live to feel the cool night breeze flow past you, for those of you who seek to strike fear into your foes from the shadows, this package might suit you.
This package includes four EdgeElite® "Midnight" Fudge dice dressed in a special confetti color, a unique dice vault, and free shipping on this item.
Ace of Spades: Pick up the dice and take your chances. The Ace of spades set includes four EdgeElite® casino style dice in your choice of cherry, emerald or royal blue, and a special four piece dice vault, and free shipping on this item.
SZTZ Year of the Boar Dice Vault: In honor of our manufacturing partner we are offering a six-piece SZTZ year of the boar dice vaults. This unique sleek vault is exclusive to this Kickstarter campaign and will not be offered again. Furthermore, this offering comes with six standard EdgeElite® dice that are marked with traditional Chinese numbers.
Ok, this is where we are letting you, our backers, take the reins and unleash your inner creativity. You will be able to select from a variety of options such as: shape, face type, size, and color, to create dice that are uniquely of your own design.
By doing this, we hope to gain information on what dice are popular. This is a win-win situation for everyone; we gain valuable knowledge on the market and you, our backers, get custom dice that otherwise may never be produced.
We know that not everyone is a fan of our standard rounded d.6, nor are they appropriate for all situations. For this reason, we are offering three options for the shape of your dice:
- Round Edge: Rounded dice, the long-standing standard shape for EdgeElite®, have a longer roll than other shapes, but the major advantage to this shape is the rounded corners protect against marring of softer surfaces, such as wooden tables.
- Blunt Edge: Dice of this shape will roll a much shorter distance in comparison to our round edge dice. The drawback, however, is they tend to be a bit rougher on unprotected surfaces.
- Crisp Edge: Also known as precision edge, dice of this shape are extremely square and have crisp edges. They are somewhat reluctant to roll, even when bumped; this makes them highly suitable for countdown or stat tracking. When rolled they will usually settle on a face quickly, only rolling a short distance. (Warning: This style of dice can and will mar unprotected wood surfaces! Furthermore the apexes on this style of dice are prone to losing their anodization if rolled on hard surfaces).
We are offering a selection of five different face types:
- Numbered: This face type incorporates sanserif numerals onto all faces of the dice. This makes it very easy to visually identify the value of each face.
- Pipped: This face type incorporates traditional pips on all six faces of the dice. This is a very classic layout seen on many dice, especially those used in board games.
- Fudge Standard: This face type incorporates the standard fudge symbols as well as a circular cutout on all faces. It should be noted, the cutouts are more functional than ornamental as they allow us to remove an equal amount of material from all faces. Please Note: blunt edge and crisp edge dice will incorporate a square cutout rather than a circle, as these dice have square faces.
- Fudge Standard Plain: This face type is the same as the standard, but it incorporates a more basic "plus" symbol.
- Fudge Simplified: This face type incorporates a fudge pattern that is much simpler than the standard fudge dice, with larger symbols and omits the cutout seen in the standard design.
Extra Options for Fudge Dice
If you are getting fudge dice you will have a choice of two face arrangements: Adjoining and Opposing.
- Adjoining: This arrangement has similar faces next to each other with the exception of the blank faces which oppose each other. Though not as common, we have seen some interest in this arrangement as it looks a bit different from other fudge dice.
- Opposing: This arrangement has similar faces that oppose one another.
We realize that one size doesn’t always fit everyone's hand. That's why we are offering our dice in four sizes: Tiny (14mm), Extra Small (15mm), Small (16mm), Standard (17mm) and large (18mm).
Please Note: Most other dice manufacturers use 16mm as their standard, however, we use 17mm as our standard.
We are offering our dice in an attractive array of colors: Black, Cherry, Emerald, Gold, Mocha, Orange, Pink, Plum, Sky Blue, and Royal Blue.
Multicolor dice will also be available with some pledges. These dice incorporate two or more of the standard colors to create a bicolor or tricolor dice. For instance, the plum and black colors could be combined to create the above example of a bicolored dice.
One important aspect of multicolor dice is that there is always a dominant color, which will be uniform throughout the dice. Next, there are secondary colors. These colors will be speckled intermittently over the dice.
Concerning production, we have already made a great number of d.6 over the course of the past two years and have the process of making these dice are fully dialed in. Furthermore, we have extensively prototyped all variations of the dice we are offering for this Kickstarter thus ensuring production will go smoothly.
For the purpose of keeping costs and production time to a minimum, we have teamed up with SZTZ as a production partner for this project. SZTZ is one of the largest manufacturers of CNC gaming products in Asia.
We have developed a close working relationship with our production partner and have staff members on site to assist with any issues that might arise during the production process. We have taken great efforts to make sure that production will go smoothly and you get your rewards in a timely manner.
The project timeline
- Jan, 24 – Feb 12, 2019: Kickstarter Phase
- Feb 13, 2019: Surveys are sent out to backers
- Feb 13 - Feb 17, 2019: Early Bird Packages are shipped out to backers
- Feb 13, 2019: US manufacturing begins for domestic made products.
- Feb 14, Purchase orders are sent to our manufacturing partners in Asia.
- March 31, 2019: Production phase should be complete.
- April 1, 2019 – Products shipped out to backers.
By our estimation, you should get your dice around April 5, 2019. We will do our best to work with our manufacturing partners to get your products sooner if possible.
If you are buying from outside the United States please be aware of shipping rates and all of the associated fees necessary to have your purchase delivered to you in your country.
References for shipping outside the U.S.
Below is a list of the stretch goal, if met each will unlock a special option .
Sorcerers Case (Unlocks at: $1,000)
Unlocks limited edition 13-piece mahogany dice cases, with built-in dice tray.
New Colors Options (Unlocks at: $1,250)
Adds Five new colors to select from: Light Green, Rose-Gold, Silver, Smoke Gray and Maroon.
Reverse Anodized Dice (Unlocks at: $2,000)
Adds specialty sets of reverse anodized dice. These dice are polished aluminum and are only anodized in the engraved areas.
Custom Tricolor Dice (Unlocks at: $3,000)
Gives you the option to create tricolor, much like bicolor dice but they incorporate three colors instead of two.
Figurative Maple Vaults (Unlocks at: $4,000)
Adds two types of figurative maple dice vaults to carry your dice in.
Faces Expanded (Unlocks at: $5,000)
Adds Four new faces to choose from: Double Fudge, Simple Decorative Fudge, Fudge Hearts and Fudge Stars.
Faces Extended (Unlocks at: $6,000)
This adds the hidden face and dish face shape to your selection of shapes.
Retro Numbered Faces (Unlocks at: $8,000)
Adds two new faces to choose from: Retro Numbered, Retro Digital Numbered.
Extended Large Sizes (Unlocks at: $10,000)
Adds three sizes to your size selection: 21 mm extra large, 26 mm giant, and 30 mm colossal.
True Jade Dice (Unlocks at: 20,000)
Adds a truly exotic option for dice made of pure natural jadeite.
Risks and challenges
Manufacturing always has a number of risks and challenges associated with it, no matter how prepared you are, something unforeseen can always happen. We of all people should know this as we were forced to withdraw a Kickstarter last year.
That said we would hope that you would judge us not on our failed project, but on the fact that we would choose to cancel a project rather than risk not being able to deliver on our promises. Actions, after all, speak louder than words.
Trust and integrity are two of the most important values of KHE and we will do our utmost to deliver everything we promise.
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