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We are introducing our new style of Two-Tone leather dice bag and updating our Classic style with new hardware and color options.
We are introducing our new style of Two-Tone leather dice bag and updating our Classic style with new hardware and color options.
88 backers pledged $7,717 to help bring this project to life.

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Final Progress Report:

$5,000 - UNLOCKED Initial goal met

$6,000 - UNLOCKED Classic and Two-Tone Leathers: Fuchsia/Fuchsia, Oxblood/Burgundy, World War II/Distressed, and Turquoise/Jade. Bonus unlock: Voter's choice paracord: Rust, Gold, Silver Grey, Charcoal Grey, Turquoise, Colonial Blue, Midnight Blue, Orange, Imperial Red, Yellow, Emerald Green, Coyote Brown, and Walnut.

$7,000 - UNLOCKED Voter's choice leather: Classic and Two-Tone Purple and Classic Sky Blue / Two-Tone Baby Blue.

Who we are and what we are doing:

LeatherDiceBags is a small home business trying to expand our product line. We have a new Two-Tone design to introduce and a redesign on our Classic style.

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Not all options shown may be unlocked yet.

We've been beta testing our Two-Tones for over a year now and we've been making our old Classic style for over five. We work exclusively with high quality leather, which is expensive. (It is also very soft, very durable, very attractive, and once it has been broken down, it is even affordable.) To buy it, we have to buy it in huge pieces (20-30 sq. ft. each) and large quantities. It is not cost effective otherwise. This is where you come in.

What's our goal? We are trying to accomplish three things:

  • 1. Introduce our new Two-Tone design made of soft lambskin. 
  • 2. Order enough leather to be able to introduce new colors with no surcharge.
  • 3. Update our Classic style with new hardware and new leather colors.

Why should I own a dice bag? A dice bag (well, a good one anyway) lets you secure your dice so they don't open unexpectedly. It also protects your dice from most forms of damage.

Why should I own this dice bag?

1. QUALITY MATERIALS: It's high quality leather. (What? It needs more explanation? Really?...Fine.) Don't get us wrong. This is 100% a luxury item (as are all gaming items). That being said, it is luxurious, soft, and durable. Leather doesn't generally damage dice.

2. SUPERIOR DESIGN: Our shape makes it easy to pick out which dice you need. It opens up nice and really wide, allowing you to pick through your collection for your lucky die

3. MULTIFUNCTIONAL: You can roll in the bag, just smooth it out on a flat surface. 

4. SIMPLE TO USE: We use cord stops; they stop cord. Simple, right? Yeah, we thought so too. When you close the bag, it stays closed. It also means that you can open it as much or as little as you like and it will stay that way until you decide to adjust it.

5. DURABLE: 450 test paracord, our cord of choice, is durable. It is rated to hold hundreds of pounds of weight before breaking. Okay, so really it is overkill, but it comes in great colors and we know the odds are good that the cord is going to be the last thing to give out on this bag.

6. STYLISH: Eyelets add strength and look good doing it. Our eyelets help the cord move smoothly without getting caught on the leather. They add a polished look to the bags and they come in multiple colors.

7. COORDINATED: We use paracord tip covers. These keep your cord stop from sliding off without the need for a knot. They also add a polished look to the ends of the paracord, so you don't have exposed melted ends. Plus, they match the basic cord stop colors of Black or White. If you want them coordinate instead of match, you have a lot of options for that as well.

8. CUSTOMIZED: You get to pick your own custom colors to express your unique style. There are lots of options and even more to unlock with stretch goals.

9. NOT ONLY FOR DICE: You can even use these for things other than dice. (We recommend avoiding sharp objects.)

The Rewards

Options Explained

In our Rewards section, you'll see you have lots of options. You get to customize your own bag(s) from the unlocked colors. You pick the Leather(s), Cord, Cord Stop & End, and Eyelet colors for each bag in your reward.

STYLES: Classic VS. Two-Tone

A Classic dice bag has one color of leather (chosen from the Unlocked Classic Leather Colors chart). The inside of the bag is the suede (the fuzzy back) side of the leather. The inside color can vary a little and generally has a tendency to be slightly lighter than the grain (the smooth outside) side. The Classic leather is made from cow and is thicker than the Two-Tone leather.

A Two-Tone dice bag has two colors of leather (chosen from the Unlocked Two-Tone Leather Colors chart). The inside and outside/top of the bag is the grain side of one color choice and the outside/bottom of the bag is the grain side of the second color choice. This leather is made from lamb and it is very soft. The inside piece wraps around the top so the eyelets go through three layers of leather for added strength. There is no exposed suede side, so you get the nice, soft, smooth grain side on both the inside and the outside.

On both, you get to pick your cord color, eyelet color, and cord stop/end color. The cord stop/ends will match each other (unlike in most of our pictures) so if you pick a black cord stop, the cord end will be black too.

Here is the anatomy of a dice bag:

The Dice Bag Style and Sizes (Options A - E):

Capacity Chart

Here's what we can actually measure (as you can see, someone around here has a lot of d10s).

Closing difficulty:

Easy - Usually no adjustment necessary. This is the ideal amount of dice, in our opinion.

Moderate - You will probably have to adjust every time you go to close the bag. Not a lot, but some manipulation halfway closed is very likely. This is fuller than we like, but we might do it on a rare occasion, maybe for a one shot.

Aggravating - We cannot recommend this. It was hard to finesse it closed once, taking an extra amount of shifting. This is over full. It is a pain to close (hence the name) though technically it will still close.

Note: Sizes are consistent across styles. A Two-Tone and a Classic each hold the same amount of dice. Another Note: Any dice that brick together naturally (d6s are notorious for this), may need a little shake or squeeze from the bottom of the bag when closing to break up the bottom layer enough to close the bag.

Color Options

Each chart below shows the currently unlocked colors for that item. Once we've reached our initial goal, we will be able to try for stretch goals. Most of those will be more color options.

For each Classic bag you order, you will pick 1 unlocked option from each of the following charts: Unlocked Classic Leather Colors, Unlocked Paracord Colors, Unlocked Eyelet Colors, Unlocked Cord Stop/End Colors.

For each Two-Tone bag you order, you will pick 2 unlocked options from the Unlocked Two-Tone Leather Colors chart and 1 unlocked option from each of the following charts: Unlocked Paracord Colors, Unlocked Eyelet Colors, Unlocked Cord Stop/End Colors.

These are the new cord stops. The old ones were deemed "not good enough to grace your dice bags". The cord ends will still look like the red ends in the photos and will be available in Black, White, or Red. If you want a round cord stop and you want it to match, you can choose from the originally unlocked Black or White. The Red ends also match the Red cord stop, which only comes in the block style. If you want a different colored cord stop, please be aware you will have to pair it with a Black, White, or Red end.

Stretch Goals

$5,000 - UNLOCKED Initial goal met

$6,000 - UNLOCKED Classic and Two-Tone Leathers: Fuchsia/Fuchsia, Oxblood/Burgundy, World War II/Distressed, and Turquoise/Jade. Bonus unlock: Voter's choice paracord: Rust, Gold, Silver Grey, Charcoal Grey, Turquoise, Colonial Blue, Midnight Blue, Orange, Imperial Red, Yellow, Emerald Green, Coyote Brown, and Walnut.

$7,000 - UNLOCKED Voter's choice leather: Classic and Two-Tone Purple and Classic Sky Blue / Two-Tone Baby Blue.

$8,000 - LOCKED Voter's choice leather.

Add Ons

Note: Add ons require a pledge at the CLASSIC TINY ($20) reward level or higher. Exception: If you pledge "KEY"P UP THE GOOD WORK ($5+) or higher, you can add additional random colored key chains, just add $3 each.

Note: The prices on the Add Ons chart are per each. If you want to add multiples, make sure you add the prices together. These prices are in addition to your Reward Pledge.

United States Backers (no additional shipping required).

International Backers (additional shipping may be required):

(This is only for Add ons! If you are just ordering a listed Reward, the international shipping is listed with the Reward level.) We want to make this as cheap and fair as possible, so email us. The dollar amounts for the Add Ons above applies to you too, but adding on might bump you to another shipping tier. So, here's the deal. You email us and tell us what you want to order, we'll email you back with the reward level to pledge, and the shipping amount to add (if any additional is required). If you are right near a shipping price change point, we will try to let you know. Then, if you decide that's what you want, add it. We've calculated how much we can fit in each box, but we just don't have the ability to post every possibility here. If we know what you want, we can determine what size box we will need to ship you. If you don't email us, it will complicate things after funding closes, possibly require additional payment or less Add ons, and it may impact your Reward shipping date. So, if you are outside the United States of America and want an Add on, just email us please.

Confused trying to add or upgrade something?

No problem. Here's what you should do:

Right now: If you want a limited edition, pledge enough for it and select as your Reward. If you don't want a limited edition, Pledge THE PICK ME! (If it is full, pledge the PICK 1) Why? These might fill up and we don't want you to miss out waiting for our response. You can adjust your selected reward and pledged amount while the project is live (before the funding ends).

Next: Email us. Tell us what you want to order (just sizes, style, and quantities please, no colors yet). We will tell you the least expensive way to order it. We will tell you exactly what Reward to choose and what dollar amount to pledge to order what you want.

We think the "Kicking It Forward" movement is pretty cool and are pledging this project's participation. 

We have a Crowd Funding Forum thread too.

Our Team for this Kickstarter: Mary Thompson (owner), Charles McPillan (actor), Mary Bichner (music), Christopher Night (technical assistance), James Thompson (video, co-owner), and David Yauch (website)

Risks and challenges

We can really only imagine two possible risks.

The first risk is that of time delays. Some of the backers may not return their surveys right away. One of our vendors may not be able to fulfill an order right away. Something might be out of stock temporarily. All of those things might create a small delay; worst case, we'd find a new vendor. We've been doing this for years, we know what to look for in a component and if we have to replace a vendor (highly unlikely), we will do so to make sure you get your rewards. We've spoken with each of our vendors and we've let them know our plan. The likelihood of a mishap here is pretty slim. We are a small business, but all of our vendors are accustomed to much larger orders on a regular basis.

The other risk we can imagine is that one of the colors we have unlocked becomes unavailable. We have spoken with our vendors and verified stock, but even with those precautions it is possible (though not likely) that a color just becomes unobtainable. If this were to happen, we wouldn't know about it until after all the Backer orders are placed. We will resolve this issue by emailing anyone who selected the color in question, apologizing for the inconvenience, and explaining the situation. We will ask for the Backer to choose an alternative color or to reselect all the options for the bag, if the Backer so chooses. If it is determined by the Backer that there are no suitable alternatives, we will offer a refund.

The biggest challenge we can see is if this project blows way past the initial goal. We've done the math and we know how fast we can work. If we go well past our initial goal (and we are talking really, really, really far past), we may have to push back the shipping estimate. We say may because we've already built in extra time and we have help we can enlist before the shipping date needs to be readdressed. We don't want to move back shipping any more than anyone else, so we'll be working extra hard to get you your rewards on time.

Regardless of the challenges and setbacks, be assured, we will do our best to fulfill your rewards in as timely a manner as possible and we won't sacrifice quality to do it.

Congratulations on reaching the end. Thank you for your time. Remember: Have Fun and Be Nice to Your Dice!

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    GOOD LUCK: We truly appreciate your generosity and support. Thank you so very much. You don't get a dice bag, but you still get access to all project updates, including any Backer only videos and photo updates we may release. You also get to vote (on voting stretch goals) along with the other backers.

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    "KEY"P UP THE GOOD WORK: You get 1 random colored key chain made from the same supplies as our Classic style dice bags stamped with the company logo.

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    THE CLASSIC TINY: You customize 1 Classic Tiny bag in your choice of unlocked Classic colors.

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    THE CLASSIC: You customize 1 Classic Standard bag in your choice of unlocked Classic colors.

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    PICK ME!: (Early Backer Best Value) You pick (and customize) 1 option: A. Classic Tiny and Standard Combo, B. Classic Large, C. Two-Tone Tiny, D. Classic X-Large (add $10), or E. Two-Tone Standard (add $10). You also get our lowest prices on any Add Ons for supporting us early and getting the dice, we mean ball, rolling.

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    PICK 1: You pick (and customize) 1 option: A. Classic Tiny and Standard Combo, B. Classic Large, C. Two-Tone Tiny, D. Classic X-Large (add $10), or E. Two-Tone Standard (add $10).

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    LIMITED EDITION GOLD BACKER: You customize 1 limited edition Gold Two-Tone Standard. We have 1 piece of shiny gold lambskin which we will turn into the bottoms of 5 of these bags. The outside/bottom color will be gold. You customize the other colors from the Two-Tone unlocked colors.

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    SILVER BACKER BETA TESTER: You get a Classic Large in Shiny Silver leather. This is untested leather, but it is from the same leather manufacturer as all of our other awesome leathers. As a beta tester, we will want a few progress reports and maybe the occasional photo. And you still get to customize your paracord, stop/end, and eyelets from our unlocked colors.

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    PICK 5: You pick (and customize) 5 options: A. Classic Tiny and Standard Combo, B. Classic Large, C. Two-Tone Tiny, D. Classic X-Large (add $10 each), or E. Two-Tone Standard (add $10 each). You also get a lower price for any add ons.

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    THE COLLECTOR: You customize 1 of each option. That is 1 of each: Classic: Tiny, Standard, Large, and X-Large, and Two-Tone: Tiny and Standard for a total of 6 dice bags. You decide on the colors you want for each bag. You also get a lower price for any add ons.

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    DICE BAG OF HOLDING: You customize 1 (Classic) Dice Bag of Holding capable of holding a lot. You also get 2 Classic Tiny bags and 1 Classic Standard bag (that I customize) for use INSIDE to keep tiny and small things in. You also get the lowest price for any add ons.

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    PICK 10: You pick (and customize) 10 options: A. Classic Tiny and Standard Combo, B. Classic Large, C. Two-Tone Tiny, D. Classic X-Large (add $10), or E. Two-Tone Standard (add $10). You also get the lowest price for any add ons.

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    THE FANATIC COLLECTOR: You customize 5 of each: Classic: Tiny, Standard, Large, and X-Large, and Two-Tone: Standard and Tiny for a total of 30 dice bags. You decide on the colors you want for each bag. All of them at our lowest prices. You either have a lot of dice or a lot of friends. You also get the lowest price for any add ons.

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    THE ULTIMATE COLLECTOR: You customize 10 of each: Classic: Tiny, Standard, Large, and X-Large, and Two-Tone: Standard and Tiny for a total of 60 dice bags. You decide on the colors you want for each bag. All of them at our lowest prices. You also get the lowest price for any add ons. Do you own a game store? Maybe you should consider opening one...

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