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After an early KS delivery & great reviews for our first set of Dice Coins, we have more art, custom ordering options, and $18 pledges.
After an early KS delivery & great reviews for our first set of Dice Coins, we have more art, custom ordering options, and $18 pledges.
184 backers pledged $8,573 to help bring this project to life.

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This is our second kickstarter project for Dice Coins.  We have greatly expanded the amount of artwork and customization options. The first set was delivered AHEAD of schedule and had great reviews.  Here are SOME of the comments we have received from kickstarter backers:

Manata: I have had my dice coins long enough to have a couple of gaming sessions with them. They're awesome, and I wanted to drop you a quick line to let you know how pleased I was to be a part of the kickstarter campaign. The product was great, and the campaign ran very smoothly. Great work!

Marvin Langenberg:  I just received them today, just in time for tonight, RPG night. They feel great, look awesome.

Tim Mattes:  Got mine last night.  Wow, what a quality product.  Far exceeded my expectations. This is why I love Kickstarter.  Cheers.

Mark:  Asked my GM if I could use my set tonight after rolling terribly.  He agreed and it was amazing.  Much more random results and easier to read than I was expecting.  100% recommend.

You can read more comments on the first Dice Coins kickstarter page.

We were unaware, but one of our backers, Matthew J. Neagley, is a research/writer for Gnome Stew The Gaming Blog.  He did an independent analysis of the accuracy of the Dice Coins. The results were very good to exceptional.  Click here for the article link.

d10 (older version). New version is designed to work as percentile 1 digit
d10 (older version). New version is designed to work as percentile 1 digit

  

Dice Coins are a completely new take on dice. They work just as well as regular gaming dice but allow amazing artwork to be displayed on each one. They can also be used as stat counters and markers.  

  • Designed to military challenge coin standards. 
  • Made from solid brass. Each coins weighs over 2 ounces.
  • Coins are 2 inches (50.8 mm) in diameter. 
  • Epoxy coating protects the artwork. 
  • Plastic protective sleeve comes with each coin. 
  • Just as accurate as regular gaming dice. 
  • Dice Coins come in d4, d6, d8, d10, d%, d12, d20, 

The common side of the coin has a knob molded into the metal. Players use one or two hands to spin the coin like a top. Once the coin is spinning at full speed (which just takes a second), the player puts their finger at the bottom of the coin and stops it. The result is the number displayed in the first visible sector to the left of the player's finger. A sector is considered visible if you can completely see both of the sector lines surrounding the number. It is that simple. The project video shows them in action. Patent pending.

The knob in the center of the common side is raised slightly.
The knob in the center of the common side is raised slightly.

 

  

It is up to you! On our first kickstarter, you had limited choices. You had to buy a complete set and you had no choice on the artwork. If you wanted a d8, you got the dwarf. No choice.

However, we have worked with our manufacturer to eliminate some of the set up fees. Now you have multiple options.

Type of Dice:  You can order any combination you want.  All d6, one of each, etc.

Metal Plating:  You now have the choice of antique gold, antique silver, and antique copper. 

Artwork:  You have 21 choices of artwork. Any piece of artwork can be put on any type of coin, with any metal plating option. You can also order "blank" coins with no artwork. Some of our original backers wanted this option so they could experiment on their own.

The only thing you need to decide when you pledge is how many coins. A survey will be sent out after the project is over asking what options you want. You pick your options later.  

 

Barbarian
Barbarian

 

Centaur
Centaur

 

Dark Valkyrie
Dark Valkyrie

 

Dwarf
Dwarf

 

Elven Mage
Elven Mage

 

Enchantress
Enchantress

 

 

Futuristic Mage
Futuristic Mage

 

Gold Dragon
Gold Dragon

 

Knight
Knight

 

Lich
Lich

 

Monk
Monk

 

Ninja
Ninja

 

Old Wizard
Old Wizard

 

Orge
Orge

 

Red Dragon
Red Dragon

 

Spearman
Spearman

 

Southern Amazon
Southern Amazon

 

Thief
Thief

 

Tribal Lizardman
Tribal Lizardman

 

Warden of Purgatory
Warden of Purgatory

 

Werewolf
Werewolf

 

Blank coin. No artwork or epoxy coating.
Blank coin. No artwork or epoxy coating.

 

Dice have been around forever and they work really well. However, Dice Coins do have some advantages over traditional dice. 

Appearance, Weight, and Uniqueness 

The appearance of regular dice are generally limited to color, material, and size choices. A limited amount of artwork can be put on them but this often makes it difficult to see the numbers or symbols. Dice Coins have a large area that allows elaborate artwork to be displayed. Players can choose coins that have artwork that fits the theme of their game or their personal style. When you pick them up, they have substantial weight since they are made of solid brass. 

Dice Coins just look and feel cool. They are unique and each design is truly a work of art. 

Accuracy 

Dice are rolled and land on a number. Imperfections in the design, manufacturing, or composition of dice can result in statistical inaccuracies. Multi face dice are harder to manufacture so they are more prone to this. 

This is NOT a factor with Dice Coins. A player manually stops the coin from spinning. Any manufacturing imperfections that would manifest themselves if the coins were allowed to stop spinning and come to rest on their own, do not happen since the player stops the coin before this occurs. 

In addition, players can't manipulate the coins like some players do with dice. When a Dice Coin is spinning at full speed (which just takes a second), the numbers are totally blurred and you can't anticipate the results of the spin. 

We were unaware, but one of our backers, Matthew J. Neagley, is a research/writer for Gnome Stew The Gaming Blog. He did an independent analysis of the accuracy of the Dice Coins. The results were very good to exceptional. Click here for the article link.

Stat Counters, Markers, or a Nice Paperweight 

Dice Coins can be used as stat counters by using the bottom number on the coin. You just rotate the coin until the desired number is at the bottom. We staggered the placement of sequential numbers to eliminate any confusion on what number was being displayed in case a coin is moved slightly. 

Dice Coins can also be used as game markers. You can even use them as a nice paperweight that is sure to be an attention grabber. 

Spinning Surface and Amount of Space Needed 

Dice Coins spin on everything you would roll a dice on. Tables, play mats, notebooks, etc. Just like dice, you would not use them on carpet. And again--just like dice--they make more noise if spun on a hard surface like glass. A table cloth, piece of paper, etc. eliminates the noise and they spin just fine. They excel on gaming play mats. 

Dice can bounce into another player's area or off the table. A VERY bad spin with a Dice Coin can do the same. However, Dice Coins are easier to control than dice, require a little less space to use, and they stay in the same area where they are spun. 

Disadvantages 

Dice Coins are more expensive than plastic poly dice. However, Dice Coins are actually cheaper than most specialty dice made of metal. Dice Coins are easier to make. 

You generally only want to spin one Dice Coin at a time. You can roll several regular dice at once. This is an advantage that regular dice have over Dice Coins. However, you can rapidly spin a Dice Coin several times in a row and add the results. See the project video. 

Dice Coins are not aerodynamic tops. On harder surfaces they can wobble some as they spin. However, this does not affect their accuracy one single bit. 

In addition, the epoxy coating is like a clear coat on a car. It looks striking and beautiful when you look at it normally. But if you hold the coin at certain angles in bright light and look close, you may see some striation marks and small imperfections in the epoxy. This is just the nature of an epoxy coating. When you carry the Dice Coins, you should keep them in their plastic sleeves so they don't rub against each other. This will cause the epoxy to wear.

We had a few comments from backers, who stated that they really liked the Dice Coins, but thought they were a little dark. We think this is a matter of preference but are going to try to brighten the artwork a little and try to have a slightly thinner coat of epoxy put on. This should lighten them up some.

Older version of Enchantress Artwork
Older version of Enchantress Artwork

 

 

Risks and challenges

We own a small company that has been designing military challenge coins since 2010. We have designed over 200 coins and have NEVER been late on a delivery. We have been using the same factory since 2010 and are very familiar with shipping and fulfillment.

Our first kickstarter projected shipped ON time. Our second kickstarter project shipped EARLY. While anything can happen, we see very little risk in this project.

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    3 Dice Coins of your choice

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