Hello, firstly, thank you for taking time out of your day to check out my project on Kickstarter. My Name Is Anthony, I’m an independent developer and I’m also a huge table top and board game enthusiast.
The idea behind this project was to turn your normal D6 Dice into a work of art, something that looks just as good as the Armies on your battle field and looks just as awesome as the cards/board on your board games. For me to achieve this I didn’t just want to just add some basic etching, I wanted to go 3D and give the dice some serious attitude and features. As well as making the dice 3D I wanted the consumer to have the ability to print the dice using 3D technology.
The five original dice concepts are inspired by a number of fantasy based creatures; we have the Monster Dice, Vampire Dice, Undead Dice, Werewolf Dice, and the Orc Dice. The Dice are made from high detailed resin to bring out the detail and to enable the consumer to paint them with ease. The dice themselves measure 16MM; this is the most common size of dice used in gaming, however, we have also included a 19MM Version of the dice and a 25MM Version. Every dice has the art placed where the number 6 would be situated; they are perfect for collectors, gamers and hobbyists. Special care has been taken to ensure the resin is protected when the dice is rolled by making the edges rounded.
All dice in this project are printed by independent 3d printers, I have chosen to source the manufacturing process this way due to it been a Kickstarter funded project. I would much rather funding was giving to small companies and independent start-ups rather than manufactured in china. The Dice once printed will be shipped to me and then each dice is clipped, sanded and finally oiled.
Please click the images to get a detailed view.
Here is a small video of the first dice printed (sorry about the video quality) but i feel its important to share what a finished product looks like.
Please Note that the STL and OBJ files are to be used for your personal use ONLY, you cannot upload them or distribute them without written consent. They are to be used to print your own dice for personal use only. The reason i have added the STL and OBJ file options is because in some cases it might be cheaper to have the dice printed by a local printer near you from websites such as 3d hubs.
I’ve included a number of stretch goals, if any of these are reached you will be able to pick from any of the new designs once the project is completed. The later stretch goals will be miniature busts/faces sculpted inside the dice and will be at a very high detail level.
By backing this project you are helping to give me the funding to make this project possible, but, if you can't back at this time, there are still ways that you can help. Please share my project via social media, email and word of mouth to all your friends. Thank you in advance!
If one dice is purchased this will be sent via Royal Mail in a bubble wrap envelope for the sum of £1.00 for UK and £3.00 for worldwide. If more than one dice is to be purchased these would be shipped via Royal Mail as a small parcel, costing £3.00 for the UK and £7.00 for the rest of the world. Depending on the location it might be cheaper to buy the STL files and print in your home country or buy multiple dice if you wish to save on the shipping costs.
I rolled the one dice i printed 250 times to see what numbers would show and how it would roll. The results are below:
1 - 49
2 - 39
3 - 29
4 - 35
5 - 34
6 - 64
Please note that other dice may roll different, IF funding is successful I will increase the pip depth and width and this should help with how the dice roll.
Small video on how to dice roll:
Risks and challenges
I’ve already got my hands on the first printed prototype and it looks amazing! The only challenges that would slow down production are if the dice that have not been printed yet have flaws, in this case I would need to make changes to the designs and then reprint.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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