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Solid Polyhedral, D6 with PIPS, Fudge, Artillery & ScattR Dice machined from recycled aluminum metal. Let's Recycle, Roll and Play! Read more

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Solid Polyhedral, D6 with PIPS, Fudge, Artillery & ScattR Dice machined from recycled aluminum metal. Let's Recycle, Roll and Play!

About this project

Made From Recycled Aluminum
Made From Recycled Aluminum

 **When pledging for any reward level to the right you can choose a different color or finishing for each one of your dice.(Choose from Clear anodized, Pure Blue, Kickstarter Green or Machine Polished Finish.**   Anodized "Red" is now Available! 

Why are these dice so cool?

You will be able to choose from D6(PIPS and Numerical), Polyhedral, Fudge, and Artillery/ScattR dice made from 100% recycled 6061-T6 aluminum that has been melted, compressed, turned into solid billets and manufactured into dice. Light weight and simplistic in design for easy rolling. Smooth rounded dice faces that will not scratch your boards games like straight edged metal dice. Replace your standard acrylic style dice with the metal Upcycled Dice which are designed to last.(Wouldn't recommend rolling the dice on concrete surfaces). 

OH YEAH did I forget to mention that they feel and sound amazing!

Below are images of the prototype D6 style dice and colors each style of dice(D20, Fudge, Artillery and ScattR will come in. 

You can see exactly how these dice will look below(see images). These are absolutely going to be some cool dice that you are not going to want to miss out on. Get in on the action and be the first to grab yours.

The final D6 manufactured dice will not have colored anodized PIPS so that the PIPS will stand out on each face of the dice. The PIPS will be the natural color of the metal (grey/silver in appearance). 

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Out Of Aces
Out Of Aces
Geek Native
Geek Native
Kickstarter Green Or Pure Blue Anodized
Kickstarter Green Or Pure Blue Anodized
Clear Anodized or Natural Machine Polished Finish
Clear Anodized or Natural Machine Polished Finish
D6 Dice Protoypes- PIPS will be machined out after anodized
D6 Dice Protoypes- PIPS will be machined out after anodized

{Below are what the Fudge Dice, D20 Polyhedral Dice, Artillery & ScattR Dice will look like.}

Fudge Dice Design
Fudge Dice Design
Polyhedral Set Dice Design (D4,D6,D8,D10,D12,D20,D1%)
Polyhedral Set Dice Design (D4,D6,D8,D10,D12,D20,D1%)
Polyhedral Dice Set
Polyhedral Dice Set
D20 Numerical Polyhedral Design
D20 Numerical Polyhedral Design
D20 Roman Numeral Polyhedral Design
D20 Roman Numeral Polyhedral Design
Artillery Dice Design
Artillery Dice Design
ScattR Dice Design
ScattR Dice Design
Why recycled aluminum for the Upcycled Dice?   

The simple answer honestly is the fact that I am a Eco friendly natural resource recycling crazed type of person that believes in re-using resources we use everyday and turning them into really cool products. More and more products today are being produced from clean recycled materials. The process of recycling aluminum has been in common practice since the early 1900's. It has proven to be both economically and ecologically of value that both recycling and recovery has become a huge industry in itself.

All Upcycled Dice Come With Their Own Dice Bag
All Upcycled Dice Come With Their Own Dice Bag

                                    Extra Dice 

Add on any additional number of dice to one of the pledge reward levels to the right by increasing your current pledge to include the additional cost below. Additional cost below INCLUDES shipping. PRICING DOES NOT APPLY TO THE LIMITED REWARD LEVELS.

** Ex. (USA) Pledge for the (D20) $16 level for one D20 + two Add-On D6 $13 = $29 or (International) Pledge for the (D20) $16 level for one D20 + shipping $7 + two additional D6 $16 = $39**

1. Two D6 Add-on dice(Choose PIPS or Numbers): USA $13 ------ International $16

2. Two Artillery Add-On dice: USA $19 ------ International $21

3. Two ScattR Add-On dice: USA $19 ------- International $21

4. One Artillery and One ScattR Add-On dice: USA $19 -------- International $21

5. One D1% Add-On die: USA $16 -------- International $18

6. One D20 Add-On die: USA $16 --------- International $18 (D20’s are priced lowest possible, Choose either 16mm or 20mm)

7. One D12 Add-On die: USA $15 --------- International $17

8. One D10 Add-On die: USA $13 --------- International $15

9. One D8 Add-On die: USA $11 -------- International $13

10. One D4 Add-On die: USA $9 -------- International $11

Weight and Measurments: 

**Polyhedral Set, D6 PIP, Fudge, Artillery/ScattR**

Die Weight- 0.4 oz  

Dimensions- 5/8" or 16mm on each side

**D20 Polyhedral Die Only Reward Level-Special Edition Die**

Die Weight- 0.69 oz

Dimensions- 20mm overall 

Manufacturing of the Upcycle Dice:

I have commissioned my metal machine and die company that I am working with that manufacturers different products from all makes of metals. Large quantities of aluminum, stainless steel, titanium, and other recycled metals are purchased and processed onsite . Once the metals have been brought back to a solid state diverse products are produced using metal cutting and drilling machinery. Your pledge will help with the tooling, labor, materials, packaging and shipping cost.

Production to Fulfillment Plan for Upcycled Machined Dice

Step 1: Materials purchased and fabrication of tooling

Step2: Recycled aluminum will be cut to size to begin the production process

Step 3: Dice will machined and cut per design specifications    

Step 4: Surfaces will be sand blasted and smoothed to remove any existing production blemishes before anodized surface finishing process is completed  

Step 5: A non-corrosive application is applied and then anodized surface treatment finishing is completed  

Step 6: Upcycled Machined Dice will be packaged and shipped to backers  

I have commissioned my metal machine company which has already produced the prototypes seen above for the D6 dice.

 Below is a time line for production and fulfillment:

 --Production of dice by the metal machine company will start 2nd to 3rd week in Dec. 2013. This process will take approximately 20 days to complete all orders.

 --Surface finishing and laser marking will start and be completed the 2nd week in Jan. 2014.

 --**Dice will be set to start shipping to backers by Mid(3rd-4th week) January 2014.**

During each step of the process I will post updates under the Update Section here on Kickstarter to keep all backers informed of the completion of each phase. It is my goal to 100% make sure this project is carried out and completed from production to shipment.

 
 

Risks and challenges

Ready to get this project underway and bring it to success. Metal machine company that works in recycled metals has been contracted and is ready to start machining of the dice. Dice bag supplier has been established and waiting to fulfill the order.

The only problem that I can see possibly but with little doubt arising is being able to package and ship thousands of pledges out, but if pledges reach into the thousands than I have good solid help that is ready to pitch in and push these out.

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Rewards

  • You selected
    Pledge $12 or more

    31 backers Limited (9 left of 40)

    Upcycled Dice Starter Set- Two recycled aluminum D6 dice with machined out PIPS which includes a quality drawstring dice bag Choose either Clear Anodized, Green Anodized, Blue Anodized or Natural Machine Finish.(More colors may become available)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $14 or more

    0 backers

    Upcycled Dice Starter Set- Two recycled aluminum D6 dice with machined out PIPS which includes a quality drawstring dice bag Choose either Clear Anodized, Green Anodized, Blue Anodized or Natural Machine Finish.(More colors may become available)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $16 or more

    39 backers

    Single D20 Polyhedral- Receive one recycled aluminum D20 dice with either numerical or roman numeral machined sides. Includes quality draw string dice bag. Choose either Clear Anodized, Kickstarter Green Anodized, Blue Anodized or Natural Machine Finish.(More colors may become available)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $16 or more

    14 backers Limited (11 left of 25)

    War Game Limited Special- Receive one Artillery and one ScattR dice made from recycled aluminum metal. Includes quality draw string dice bag. Choose either Clear Anodized, Kickstarter Green Anodized, Blue Anodized or Natural Machine Finish.(More colors may become available)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $20 or more

    3 backers

    It's a HIT! War Game Dice-Receive one Artillery and one ScattR dice made from recycled aluminum metal. Includes quality draw string dice bag. Choose either Clear Anodized, Kickstarter Green Anodized, Blue Anodized or Natural Machine Finish.(More colors may become available)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $24 or more

    12 backers

    Upcycled Game Set- Four recycled aluminum D6 dice with machined out PIPS which includes a quality drawstring dice bag Choose either Clear Anodized, Green Anodized, Blue Anodized or Natural Machine Finish.(More colors may become available)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $24 or more

    12 backers

    Fudge Game Set- Receive a set of four Fudge Dice made from recycled aluminum metal. Includes quality draw string dice bag. Choose either Clear Anodized, Kickstarter Green Anodized, Blue Anodized or Natural Machine Finish.(More colors may become available)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $24 or more

    5 backers

    D6 Dice Numbered Sides Set- Four recycled aluminum D6 dice with NUMBERED sides which includes a quality drawstring dice bag Choose either Clear Anodized, Green Anodized, Blue Anodized or Natural Machine Finish.(More colors may become available)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $44 or more

    14 backers

    Upcycled Pro Gamer Set- Eight recycled aluminum D6 dice with machined out PIPS which include a quality drawstring dice bag. Choose either Clear Anodized, Kickstarter Green Anodized, Blue Anodized or Natural Machine Finish.(More colors may become available)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $44 or more

    1 backer

    D10 Dice Set- Four recycled aluminum D10 dice includes a quality drawstring dice bag Choose either Clear Anodized, Green Anodized, Blue Anodized or Natural Machine Finish.(More colors may become available)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $76 or more

    58 backers

    Polyhedral Set- Receive one set(7 dice) of recycled aluminum Polyhedral dice(D4,D6,D8,D10, D1%,D12 & D20) with either numerical or roman numeral machined sides. Includes quality draw string dice bag. Choose either Clear Anodized, Kickstarter Green Anodized, Blue Anodized or Natural Machine Finish.(More colors may become available)

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $136 or more

    1 backer

    I Want Them All Complete Set- Receive eight D6, four Fudge Dice, two D20, two Artillery and two ScattR dice. Includes four dice bags. Choose either Clear Anodized, Kickstarter Green Anodized, Blue Anodized or Natural Machine Finish.(More colors may become available)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $212 or more

    7 backers

    I Want Them All Plus Polyhedral Set- Received eight D6, four Fudge Dice, two Artillery, two ScattR, two D20 plus a full polyhedral dice set. Includes four dice bags. Choose either Clear Anodized, Kickstarter Green Anodized, Blue Anodized or Natural Machine Finish.(More colors may become available)

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    Ships anywhere in the world

Funding period

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