The passion to create a range of dice came a reality for me and my wife back in 2017. As a woodworker who creates gaming accessories it was out of our usual comfort zone but as a regular gamer I knew I wanted to create a quality dice but that was different and unique.
From this the 'Spirit of' range of dice was born. The idea of a trapped spirit with in the dice depicted by a 2 colour swirl effect is finished off with the highest dice number being an image of the animal itself.
Each D4 also has a symbol relating to the animal itself represented in place of one of the number 4's.
The dice are made from a high quality poly-resin, they are a nice weight to hold in your hand and have proved to be durable and hardy to wear.
My favorites from series 1 would have to be the dragon and hornet spirits I use mine weekly and always think of them as my Patronus helping me battle the monsters within a game or if I am the DM to terrorize the players....but that probably just me! :-)
We were so nervous when we put up the Kickstarter for the first range of animals, were people going to like them? Did we have any hope at all of being funded?.....We were blown away by their success and so pleased everybody had the same enthusiasm for the animals that we did. Not only that but great suggestions kept rolling for other animals, two fantastic dice were commissioned with the 'release your spirit' pledge and the ideas rolled on...
So here we are at Series 2 still just as nervous but looking forward to showing you – a range of animals mainly suggested by this wonderful community and supportive backers :-)
New Stretch Goal!
The Spirit of the Owl as requested and suggested by our wonderful backers.
Now the Owl is unlocked those pledging at the £85 level will receive this dice included in your bundle at no extra charge, and will be available as a option for all other backers to choose :-)
Risks and challenges
This will mainly read as a list of things we learnt from the first Kickstarter, we believe we have listened to our previous backers in how the first could be improved, and the previous project certainly set us on a steep learning curve, to say we were unprepared for just how popular they would be is an understatement.
Time – We delivered on time! Yay! But we want to make sure this happens again, we will be putting in place the same caution and time allowances to cover any delays to try our absolutely best to achieve this again.
Posting – We thought using the cheapest posting option would be the best to offer the lowest possible rate for our backers, whilst on the whole this was absolutely fine, it does leave questions open when a package is delayed along the way. This time all packages will be tracked and the number given to you so you can check where your dice are :-) We are working with our postal system to negotiate the lowest possible rate for this :-)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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