The dJAM is an universal dice, it can be used as any other dice usually used for role games (d4, d6, d8, d10, d12, d20). It was launched as a fun and captivating idea. It’s a simple design object which has different practical functions. It’s an object particularly dedicated to the Role Gamers, but not only. In fact you can find on our social pages some basic games you can play in a group to spend some time.
How does it work? Its sixty faces are divisible for the values of each role game dice. So the values are proportionally presented. It seems complicated but it isn’t. For example the value “1” of the d4 is on fifteen faces, just like the value “2”, “3” and “4”. So we have a total of sixty values, but every result of d4 has the same 25% chance to be drawn. It works in the same way for all of the other dices. As said in the video, you have to declare which dice you have chosen to use.
You have already noticed a little anomaly: the d8 has a surplus of 4 values. These values enter in a medium range and generate a ridiculous statistical division. Alternatively you can throw again these extra values, recognizable by the special faces where they are situated. You can find all the details about the structure and distribution of the values on our social pages (also to show you the work that was done to guarantee the best collocation).
The dJAM, however, can be used as a cute container for dices and little objects. You can attach it to a chain to hang it from a rucksack or bag or where you like. The opening and closing system is easy to use, but really secure, so don’t worry about losing your objects along the way. As said before, on our web pages there are our 3D models with which we have tested the functions, the weights and the balancing.
We would like to underline an important subject: the dices that were shown in the video and photos are the prototypes, made with the 3D printer. They are imperfect and rough, due to evident technical limitations, very different from the final product that you will receive, made by industrial machines instead, and perfect in every detail. For example: transparent model, shown in the video and photo, was simply polished after being printed, and the result is a semi-transparency, not overly convincing. The final model, created by plastic injection (polycarbonate) in steel mould, it has a glassy transparency, absolutely crystalline. Same thing for the opaque surfaces, they are rough, imperfect and only partially polished in the prototypes… but in the final models (the rewards you will receive) they will be perfectly regular and homogeneous. There will be also a complete revision and optimization of the finishing touches and graphic parts, also to increase the legibility of the numbers and make them easier to distinguish (with the final model base it will be possible adjusting and optimizing further on every detail in the best way). But to obtain this possibility we need necessary funds… with your help!
Risks and challenges
Our challenge is to manage to obtain a sufficient agreement to start the production of this idea of ours.
The goal, in fact, is notable due to the costs we have to deal with.
For example, the steel mould itself costs 9.000 Euros.
We would like to create a quality object, with professional production, starting from your rewards.
The gain border, fulfilled the rewards, will be just sufficient to give us the opportunity to set the next production and develop the project step by step.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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