Hello, I'm Casey. I have been playing board games and role playing games since I could read and never stopped. I have been actively involved with a local D&D group with my younger brother for five years now. When Christmas came around last year I pulled my brothers name out of the hat. I felt my destiny move that day, as I had narrowly avoided my yarn loving sister. Unfortunately I had already depleted my local stores of epic gifts. I can think of no better gift then a truly awe inspiring 20 sided die. Thus began my online quest for the perfect unique dice. After traveling the wasteland of online shopping and battling the search engines of unhelpfullness I was able to find some dice. The loot was never quite what I was looking for. At that point inspiration struck. I've always enjoyed making things and I realized I could make him a die! I didn't realize it at the time but my side quest had just become part of my main storyline. I grabbed a die that I had and started trying to craft a new one. I failed horribly my first time, my second time and even my third time. It seemed like my quest would be a failure before it even truly began. Despite my numerous critical failures I was improving. I was also loving every minute of it. I was able to complete my brothers die in time for Christmas. He loved the die I made but had a few suggestions on how it could be better. After I completed his die I decided to attempt an even more challenging dice. I started to carve new dice to make molds from. I wanted the next dice I made to be truly my own. I faced even more daunting obstacles. My original carved die was destroyed in a unfortunate accident. Then the evil oxygen bubbles attacked the quality of my die. Unexpected deformities in the shape of my dice next retaliated. The quest was hard; but eventually I was able to reach my goal. I had successfully created what I had envisioned.
After finished my brothers die I looked at it and thought “I could make a die better then that one”. That's the same thing I've said after every die I've made since then. I'm finally at the point where I think I can share what I've made with the world. I would love for you to help me bring these dice to as many people as possible. I hope that people will enjoy using them as much as I did making them.
The dice are made from epoxy resin. The internal elements are made from the same material but have pigmentation added. I want to give people as many options as possible. First you pick out the size of the die that you want. The standard dice are 18mm in diameter. The large are 31mm in diameter. Next pick the element for the inside. I have 5 elements for the inside of the die; a skull, a tree, a water drop, the sun or fire. Select the color of the internal element. Finally select the color you want the numbers to be. I'm currently offering 5 colors for the internal elements. White, blue, green, purple and red. All the internal elements glow in the dark. The skull element has highlights. The highlights can be any of the glow in the dark colors or number colors. There are nine colors available for the numbers. Black, purple, brown, blue, green, yellow, orange, red, and white. I really want you to have a die that fits your essence. With the options I currently have available there are 450 different combinations possible. The combination of the glowing internal elements and the paint blocking the light at night means the numbers are visible even in the dark. This is great if your DM wants to turn off the lights to set the mood for a dungeon crawl. You can play easily even in the dark.
Add On Dice
You can add on dice to any backer reward level except the first. Shipping is free for the first 5 add on dice. Then its $2 dollars. Add an additional $2 per increment of 5.
If you want to add on dice click the “manage your pledge” button on this page. Increase your pledge by the amount needed to get the dice. Save your pledge. Do not change the tier that you originally pledged at. Send me a message with what you want the additional funds to go toward. You will also be able to let me know what add ons you selected during the survey process.
Standard D20 with internal element- $19
Large D20 with internal element-$24
One standard size D20 made from pigmented epoxy resin-$14
One large size D20 made from pigmented epoxy resin-$19
You will be able to add on any of the stretch goals once they are unlocked as well.
I would like to offer even more customization and types of dice and that is where the stretch goals come in. If I can get more backing then it will allow me to buy more equipment and improve the quality of the dice I make. With more equipment I can improve my rate of production.
Stretch Goal #1: $2000 (Unlocked! Pictures added to bottom of page)
Expanded color options for internal elements unlock. There are eight additional colors that can be used for the pigmentation of the elements. There is pink yellow and orange that have the same day and glow color. I can also use a white color that glows differently at night. The night glow colors are green, blue, dark blue, orange and aqua.
Stretch Goal #2: $5000(Unlocked! Pictures added to the bottom of page)
Dice made entirely from colored epoxy resin. You can select one or two colors. I will make the dice entirely from the glow in the dark resin. These dice will really shine at night. The paint makes all of the numbers dark against the glowing background so they are still easy to read.
Stretch Goal #3: $10,000
Countdown dice. I will carve new dice with the numbers arranged in the countdown configuration. Anyone who has used a die to keep track of their life in a game knows how frustrating it can be to look for the next number. If you plan on using a die for keeping track of your life total, this is the recommended number configuration.
Stretch Goal #4: $20,000
I will make five new elements for the inside of the dice. These will be from the ideas that people submitted. I will put the elements up for a vote and the top five will be chosen. The elements will be carved the same as the current elements.
Stretch Goal #5: $30,000
This is the big one! I will carve a set of 7 polyhedral Dice. The set will be the standard size and dice configuration. I will carve elements for the dice so they all fit inside. With this set you will be able to select the elements and colors for each die individually. If you wanted your D6 to be a fire element because you only roll that for the fireball spell then you can. You can mix and match whatever you want so your set of dice matches whatever you are currently doing.
Ryan Blackstock was asking about pigments added into the dice with internal elements inside. The addition of a small amount of pigment does effect the clarity but it adds a color and glow to the outer portion of the dice. I can add pigment to the internal element dice if you want it. It will effect your ability to see the elements though. You can see this in the pictures.
Risks and challenges
The primary risk to my project is delivery time. Depending on how many people pledge the delivery time for the non early bird dice may get pushed back. Hopefully I will be able to overcome this with the purchase of more and better equipment.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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