To clear up some confusion, the main image of this project is NOT what the final project will look like. That image is an older project used as the basis from which this project developed. This project is VERY similar in design, but you will see some differences.
What Are These?
These custom-molded dice at 16mm and made from plastic acrylic. They will be made with the "Elder Sign" symbol shown in the pictures. The green "Normal" dice show an Elder sign on two faces, indicating a "Success" in many Cthulhu-themed board games. The blue "Blessing" dice show a success on three sides, and the "Curse" dice show a success on only one face, to represent the different conditions a player might find themselves in!
Unlike in the photo, none of the faces will be completely blank. Each face of the die will have a small number in one corner. The purpose is so that the "Success" sides are more readily identifiable, but the dice themselves can be used for any game you can think of! With numbers on every side, they can be used in all of your board games, dice games, etc!
As you can see above, the numbers on the faces will be small but readable. The primary goal is to make the "success/fail" aspect of rolling the dice as quick and obvious as possible, while still maintaining flexibility in terms of alternative uses for the dice.
What Are They For?
There is more than one Cthulhu-themed board game out there that uses this "Success/Fail" mechanic. This works with any of them, or any number of other games you can imagine! Take these dice to the table when you battle Eldritch monsters in Arkham Massachusetts ! Just don't let their Horror drive you insane!
Each addon is available, depending on your tier. Please note that addons may increase international shipping costs, so please feel free to contact me at any time! Also note that dice addons are limited to one per backer, per tier. They are meant to bridge the gap between tiers!
Please use the following form so I can track your add-ons:
Basic Supporter 1 or 2: For an additional $3 you will receive 7 additional dice: 3 Normal, 2 Cursed, 2 Blessed.
Early Bird 1, 2, or 3: For an additional $4.50, you'll receive 14 more dice: 6 Normal, 4 Cursed, 4 Blessed.
Standard Backer: For an additional $5.50, you'll receive 21 more dice: 9 Normal, 6 Cursed, 6 Blessed.
Foundation / Dice Bagger: For an additional $10, you'll receive 35 more dice: 15 Normal, 10 Cursed, 10 Blessed.
Collector Tier: For an additional $22, you'll receive 70 more dice: 30 Normal, 20 Cursed, 20 Blessed.
Unlimited Addon - Dice Bags!
For an additional $4, I will send a custom dice bag with your order. These dice bags will be black with a blue Elder Sign - just like the one on the dice - screen printed on one side. Approximately 8 inches by 6 inches. You may buy as many of these as you'd like at any tier! This option is not available unless you are already ordering dice!
International backers: Please add an extra $1 for each bag after the first to cover increased shipping costs. Thanks!
Unlocked - Stretch Goal 1 - $9000 - Mythos Mania!
I will include a copy of my home-brewed rules-light Cthulhu-mythos tabletop RPG - entitled Mythos Mania - free to every backer at the $8 level or above! It's a one-sheet, double-sided pamphlet that uses your brand new dice to explore the world of HP Lovecraft! Each backer will also receive a link for a free PDF download of the game, along with PDF downloads for any additional material I create. All for free, all for you!
Unlocked - Stretch Goal 2 - $18000 - Bonus Dice!
If we can get to $18000 in backers I will include an additional split of 3/2/2 dice for all backers who purchased the bonus dice add-on for their tier.
It's not a lot, but I have thin margins on these dice! It's coming out of my pocket to give you these dice, but I want to thank the community for your help in bringing this project to life!
Risks and challenges
There are only a couple of challenges facing this project. The primary concern is meeting the goal! $6000 is quite a bit, but every backer will get a great deal on these amazing dice, and the community as a whole will benefit!
I am a long-time member of the website Board Game Geek, and have the backing of the forum community there to help see this project through!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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