About this project
The dice that will change the way you play tabletop games forever. It is my pleasure to announce you the Cubble Dice. I am a former architect, current graphic and product designer and I felt in love with a dice I saw presented right here on KickStarter. I promissed myself I will create a better version, with less compromises.
The StoryCubble Dice was borned from my obsession with dice and odds. There’s nothing more enjoyable in a game than that emotion when you’re rolling the dice and you wait to see the outcome.
This was a passion project, and you can help bring it to life if you like what you’re seeing. A lot of effort, time and thought went into the design, and the math of the dice.
Traditional dice was used as a base, and I worked on that. I have taken simple architectural concepts and techniques to implement modern elements into this retro-clean dice. This simple idea, resides in a complex concept, beautifully integrated into this new design.
This dice feels so natural in your hand that you don't want to throw it. They are different from everything else I've ever tried, the special design gives it that certain extra excitement you can't feel in regular D6 die.
Having a dice, that looks a lot like a decoration for your desk, is definitely a big advantage.
Each set of Cubble Dice will contain a pair of dice in anodized aluminum. You chose your colors, and I will do the rest.
Also Comes In Tungsten?
YES! And here are a few reasons why this is one of the strongest dice you'll ever own:
- 70% denser than lead
- Denser than Uranium
- Nearly impossible to melt
- 4x harder than Titanium
- 19x denser than water
Tungsten as a metal, has the highest melting point of any element. Did you know that? Actually, you can't easily build a container to melt it. You have to use expensive powder compression techniques to shape it.
Needless to say CNC machining is a real challenge and a lot of skill and patience is needed for each piece.
Tungsten is also an extremely rare element (only 100 parts per billion in the earth's crust!!!), that's one of the main reasons behind the high cost.
But it is totally worth the pain, because it really is a beautiful thing, wouldn't you agree?
Cubble dice takes the old boring regular dice, and converts each number into simple shapes. As you can see on the design, each number from 1-6 has a different setting, based on the corresponding number. The cool part is these numbers are all connected via custom CNC engraving. Where the pip line of one number, continues on a adjacent face of the dice to create a nice look and feel.
THE MATH BEHIND IT ALL
I had to take into account the Centroid of the geometric shape. Which is the center of an object. That means I had to keep the Center of Mass (or Center of Gravity) as close as possible to the one of the original pip dice.
When I decided to create this particular metal dice, I wanted to minimize the rotational Moment of Inertia in order to develop a dice that would roll to stop at statistically even probabilities for each of the six possible outcomes.
I’ve accomplished this, by making sure I’ve subtracted the same amount of material from each face of the cube. This is the result:
Obviously there is room for error since the die is CNC machined and obviously the material used is not exactly homogenome in density, but this is as close as it gets to a perfectly balanced dice.
MY CHALLENGE, YOUR GAIN
Now I’m obviously satisfied with this design, otherwise I wouldn’t have brought it to your attention. BUT, I also want to bring this product into mass production, and here is where you can make a difference.
All the funding I get from this project, will go into initial order, packaging, shipping & handling, and other related costs.
These things come at a steep price, since this is a custom, unique design you won’t find anywhere else in the world. At least for now.
All materials are CNC machined.
The colored dice are 100% Aluminum, not zinc alloy. That's why is pretty expensive, since the process takes time, and can only be completed in 3 phases:
- 1. The initial outside shape of the dice
- 2. Anodization
- 3. CNC machinning
The basic set package for early adopters I’m offering a special discounted price of $13. This price will be available for a limited amount of time. After that the price will go up to $15 (even so you're still getting it cheaper than the estimated sale price of $17)
As an add-on, we have special price for multiple sets you order (check right hand side for specials) in case you want to share this special dice with your loved ones.
Cubble Dice will make a perfect gift for your friends or family.
For any of the basic packs of Colored Aluminum Dice, be it 2, 4, 6, 8 or 10 CUBBLE dice, you can add dice made of different metals according to what you like.
So for example if you order a "FOUR (4) Cubble Dice - Get 4 CUBBLES in any colors you like" for $25, and you also want a CUBBLE made of Brass, you just add to your pledge another $17.
So your final pledge would be $25 + $17 = $42
If you want to add one CUBBLE in Stainless Steel it would go like this:
$25 + $25 = $50
If you want one CUBBLE in Tungsten it would go like this:
$25 + $55 = $80
Of course, you can also add pairs of the above different metal dice to your Aluminum Colored Dice. You can consult the prices on the diagram above, where each extra is described to let you know how much to add to your main pledge.
That's the plan IF the funding goes well and Cubble Dice is generously funded. This is the extra you gain, because production cost will go down considerably and stretch goal rewards will be unlocked for all backers with more finishing choices AND FREE SHIPPING worldwide will be achievable.
Get One Of These Luxury Presentation Box
Then message me with a link to your post! And I'll get you on the list for the Free CUBBLE Box!
How you can help us deliver you new colors:
If you want to make these new colors attainable please SHARE this project wherever you see fit. On your Facebook profile, a Facebook page you manage, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram. Forum links are also accepted.
But wait! There is more! More for YOU! Sharing will get you a FREE custom Cubble BOX for your brand new pair of dice! - just let me know where you've shared the link via a direct message - I read them all.
CUBBLE Dice in Different Metals
By backing this project you not only help me bring an amazing project to life, but you also help start new ones. But if you can’t afford to back at this time, you can still help by sharing my project via social media, email and word of mouth to let your friends about this brand new dice.
Thanks in advance!
P.S. here's a little preview of the dice rolling
Risks and challenges
I’m confident this dice is nothing short of amazing. I have tested, calculated and contacted the best manufacturer I could, to be able to provide quality in due time. The only challenges I have at the moment is producing and distributing it.
Of course, there are possible challenges to this KickStarter project, but I’m confident I can deliver a great experience to each and every one of you that get this dice.
Thanks for taking the time to review this Project, that means a lot!
Now go roll that awesome dice!
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