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Intricately hand sculpted dice tower by artist Jason Hite inspired by the late dystopian surrealist painter Zdzisław Beksiński.
Intricately hand sculpted dice tower by artist Jason Hite inspired by the late dystopian surrealist painter Zdzisław Beksiński.
Intricately hand sculpted dice tower by artist Jason Hite inspired by the late dystopian surrealist painter Zdzisław Beksiński.
376 backers pledged $21,388 to help bring this project to life.

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My name is Jason Hite, I am a product designer and sculptor...plus an avid table top gamer! For years I have wanted to combine my love for gaming with my love for surreal dark art. Back in 2015 I created a surreal tower sculpture inspired by the amazing paintings of Polish surrealist artist Zdzisław Beksiński. So many people responded to the piece I decided to create a version at an affordable price that could be used as a dice tower for tabletop gaming. I like beautiful art that also serves a function.

Work in progress of tower in clay.
Work in progress of tower in clay.

The Surreal Dice tower is; 7.5" tall x 6.5" wide x 4.25" deep and made of Poly Resin that is cast in a semi-soft material making it extremely durable. It fits standard size 12mm and 16mm dice for D&D and other table top games. Sorry, dice not included.   

Surreal Dice Tower
Surreal Dice Tower

  

To make sure the dice roll randomly, I have added 2 sets of stairs on the inside of the tower for them to bounce on as the dice exit onto the collapsed tower tray. We have been using the Surreal Tower in our gaming nights. it looks great along side the types of games we play and it certainly helps my kids keep the dice on the table when they roll ;)

Surreal Dice tower top with internal stairs
Surreal Dice tower top with internal stairs

  

Ghostly Glow Dice
Ghostly Glow Dice

Need some dice with your tower? Check out these marbleized dice that glow in the dark!  Ghostly Glow Orange is a 7 dice Polyhedral set we will also be offering.  

Game Nite at At Ease at Barrel Harbor. Photo by Clint Burgin
Game Nite at At Ease at Barrel Harbor. Photo by Clint Burgin

  

I have tried hard to make each of the 4 sides of the sculpture slightly different with interesting characteristics, textures and details. This could also be some great miniature terrain too! 

Surreal Dice Tower Back
Surreal Dice Tower Back

  

If you would like to learn more about Zdzisław Beksińsk check out the links below.

www.facebook.com/zdzislawbeksinski/

www.facebook.com/beksinski

www.instagram.com/beksinski

www.twitter.com/art_beksinski

Risks and challenges

I'll be completely honest. This is my first Kickstarter project and it feels slightly alien to me still. However, I have 19 years in product development experience working in the Halloween industry. I have worked with several factories to bring great products to market over that time and am confident this is absolutely achievable. I am working with a very reputable factory to make this affordable and efficient. Once we get funded, we will be placing an order. As soon as that order arrives from China, we will be shipping directly to you!

The biggest risk is:

1. I die shortly after the campaign, but I think Erica, my better half could still carry out the task.

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    Ghostly Glow Orange 7 Dice Set

    7 Polyhedral Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) dice set to go with or without a Surreal dice tower.

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    Get in early for 1 Surreal Dice tower. Size is; 7.5" tall x 6.5" wide x 4.25" deep. Fits standard size dice for D&D and other tabletop games.

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    Surreal Dice Tower & Ghostly Glow Dice

    1 Surreal Dice tower. Size is; 7.5" tall x 6.5" wide x 4.25" deep. Fits standard size dice for D&D and other tabletop games. 1 Ghostly Glow set of 7 polyhedral dice.

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    International Dice Tower & Glow Dice

    (For outside the US only)1 Surreal Dice tower. Size is; 7.5" tall x 6.5" wide x 4.25" deep. Fits standard size dice for D&D and other tabletop games. 1 Ghostly Glow set of 7 polyhedral dice. This includes 1st class shipping, which is cheaper for international than other rewards, however there is no tracking, insurance or delivery date.

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    You get 4 Surreal Dice towers for $30 each. Size is; 7.5" tall x 6.5" wide x 4.25" deep. Fits standard size dice for D&D and other tabletop games.

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    You get 10 Surreal Dice towers for $25 each. Size is; 7.5" tall x 6.5" wide x 4.25" deep. Fits standard size dice for D&D and other tabletop games.

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    Custom Surreal Dice Tower

    Get 1 Surreal Dice tower totally customized by creator Jason Hite. Jason will call you and discuss adding an original sculpted element you want then paint it any color(s) you wish! Size is; 7.5" tall x 6.5" wide x 4.25" deep, not including sculpted element. Fits standard size dice for D&D and other tabletop games.

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