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CA$ 908
pledged of CA$ 20,000pledged of CA$ 20,000 goal
25
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, December 22 2015 5:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

Over 400 designs and growing.  4ddice.com

There are many great 3D Printed dice designs out there, but the current printing services charge so much to make them that most dice enthusiasts can't justify the cost. Our goal is to make 3D printed dice that can compete with injection molded dice in price while allowing customers to be confident in their purchase.

We plan to do this by printing and photographing every die made so you know what it really looks like before you buy it. This will also prevent orders from ever being canceled because they are unprintable like some companies do.

To start off, we will only be offering black nylon dice. As time goes on and we expand, we will offer more color and material options (see Stretch Goals below).

No die is completely fair. There is always some imperfection that can influence the result of a given die. We will be analyzing the models and will let you know how fair they are so you can know this before you buy them. Hopefully this testing process will push designers to be more careful in their designs. There is no reason 3D printed dice can't be as fair (or even fairer) than injection molded dice.

Please tell your friends. We will give you a gift card to the shop for $1 for every backer you refer that gives $25 or more. To join, go to http://4ddice.com/?ref=-1

Thorn 7 Die Set
Thorn 7 Die Set

For the designer:

  • Formula-based pricing. Prices will automatically adjust when material costs change
  • Allow and even encourage encapsulated void spaces. Making models hollow reduces cost, increases mass, and increases fairness of the die.
  • Each designer can have their own store and domain.
  • Shop-specific gift cards and coupons will be an option.
  • We'll try to add any other features you need as quickly as possible.

Planed features for the site not yet written:

  • Manage and track your dice collection
  • Shareable wish lists
  • Pregrouped dice packs
  • Get your dice inked before shipping(costs $0.33 per face but if we screw up we reprint it and try again.)
  • Customizable dice

Timeline:

January 2016 - Receive money from Kickstarter
May 2016 - Receive equipment, start printing, and photographing dice
June 2016 - Officially launch site for backers and start printing dice chosen by backers
August 2016 - Launch site to the world. All backers will receive their dice before we start printing dice for the general public.

Rewards:

At every reward level except the $6 level you can get as many dice from the shop as you like.  There is a handy shopping cart calculator on 4ddice.com to help you decide on how much to give.  On the rewards above $6 the shipping charges are probably more then it actually costs to ship.  If this is the case we will let you spend the excess on more dice.

Stretch Goals:

$50,000 - Include complete 360 photo view of dice for sale.
$100,000 - 5% discount for backers for 1 year after public launch.
$200,000 - 10% discount for backers for 1 year after public launch.

The Truly Audacious Stretch Goal:

If we raise over $700,000 USD, we will purchase a 3D printer capable of printing in metal as well as the nylon printer. Backers will be able to choose to use pledged funds for either metal or black nylon dice. Note: the price of metal dice will be higher than nylon, and these prices will be added to the site if it looks like we are going to hit the stretch goal.

Photos:

background is 1cm grid

Inked Minimal by MCTrivia($2)
Inked Minimal by MCTrivia($2)
Jaws D8 by mctrivia
Jaws D8 by mctrivia
Super Die by mctrivia
Super Die by mctrivia
Super Die(inked) by mctrivia
Super Die(inked) by mctrivia
Cross D6 by mctrivia
Cross D6 by mctrivia
Dx D6 by mctrivia
Dx D6 by mctrivia
Dx D12 by mctrivia
Dx D12 by mctrivia
Easy Binary D6 by mctrivia
Easy Binary D6 by mctrivia

Risks and challenges

We have done our research and tested the printing capabilities of the hardware we will purchase to print the dice. We are confident in our technical abilities and our knowledge of the software involved. All work will be done in-house, so we don't have to worry about delays from outside vendors. Based on these factors, we consider this a low risk project.
Our greatest challenge will come if the project is wildly successful. A 3D printer has a set production capacity, and dice will be shipped in the order in which the pledges were received. If feasible we will purchase multiple printers to speed up the printing process.

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Support

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    Pledge CA$ 1 or more About $0.75

    A great big thanks and if you ever decide you want some dice we will send them to you up to the value pledge(see note about exchange rate). You will just have to pay shipping at that time.

    Store is in US dollars so will award in dice at an exchange rate of $6.625 CAN to $5 US or the rate when kickstarter transfers the funds. Which ever is better. Feel free to increase pledge to cover any dice you want.

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    Pledge CA$ 4 or more About $3

    Get 4 Minimal Dice by Mctrivia( http://4ddice.com/die/447 ). You can get up to 10 by adding extra $1 each.

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    Pledge CA$ 6 or more About $5

    Get any dice worth $5 or less. Checkout 4ddice.com for all the dice that you can chose from. If you want more and don't want to pay high shipping charges chose $1 option and up bid value to cover. We will calculate real shipping cost from Canada Post and ask for it in July 2016

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    Pledge CA$ 50 or more About $38

    Custom 1 or 2 of a kind die. $50/set. Will never make for anyone else so you will have a truely unique die. Just provide a design idea. Organic designs require model to scan contact at oakbanktechnologyinc@gmail.com for aany questions.

    Shipping extra and depends on size. Under 17mm can be shipped for less then $8 world wide.

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    Pledge CA$ 66 or more About $50

    Early Bird: Get a free limited edition die along with the dice you want from the shop. Only 100 will ever be made and you will have input on the design.

    Get any dice you want from the store. Checkout 4ddice.com for all the dice that you can chose from.

    Store is in US dollars so will award in dice at an exchange rate of $6.625 CAN to $5 US or the rate when kickstarter transfers the funds. Which ever is better. Feel free to increase pledge to cover any dice you want.

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    Pledge CA$ 100 or more About $75

    RESELLERS ONLY:

    Get twice the dice you bid for so you can sell in your store. Proof of ownership required. 3 year sales contract included. Must contact at oakbanktechnologyinc@gmail.com for more info. Some restrictions apply.

    Shipping will be charged at time of delivery.

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    Pledge CA$ 1,000 or more About $754

    No Exchange Rate: For helping so much I will eat the exchange rate for any dice designed by mctrivia. There is no time limit on when you can claim reward so you can use on any of the hundreds of dice I will design in the future also.

    Get any dice you want from the store. Checkout 4ddice.com/shops/mctrivia for all the dice that you can chose from.

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Funding period

- (42 days)