We're Metallic Dice Games. We've run numerous Kickstarters in the past with thousands of satisfied backers.
All of our previous projects have been for gemstone dice with printed numbers. A common request has been for gemstone dice with engraved numbers- so now it's here!
We've chosen some of the most popular stones to produce in large quantities in order to keep prices affordable. This project will help fund the very expensive engraving machine.
Pictures truly do not do these justice. As light hits them, they illuminate in yellows, oranges, and blues.
Each die looks like a sparkling galaxy when hit by light.
Each die reflects in the light.
You asked for gold numbers, so we gave you gold numbers!
d6's with Pips
All of our gemstone dice sets are full-sized, 16mm dice.
We generally sell our gemstone dice in polyhedral sets (d4, d6, d8, d10, d10%, d12, and d20).
We will also offer rewards for engraved d6's with pips. Below are some engraved samples:
Unfortunately, we've offered other individual dice options in the past and they were not popular enough to make it worth our investment. If we see enough more demand for individual dice, we can offer these in future projects.
If you would like to pledge for multiple rewards, please simply pledge for the most expensive reward you would like, then add the extra reward amounts to your pledge (with no added shipping!). If you decide to do this, please message us right away so we can make note of your rewards.
As we've found with experience, these dice are durable for practical use. We've sampled with hundreds of stones, and only offer stones that have proven to be durable for practical rolling.
Having this said, we do recommend rolling all stone dice on padded surfaces and being careful shaking them up together during use and transportation.
The more funds we raise, the more funds we will have to reinvest into large amounts of new stones. With your help of sharing to your friends, family, and social media, we're confident that we can offer even more new stone options! With every stretch goal we hit (shown below), we will send out a survey to make 1 more stone option available.
Stretch Goal #1: $26,000
Stretch Goal #2: $55,000
Stretch Goal #3: $80,000
Attached are some images of stones that we can engrave for stretch goal options:
Cat's Eye Aquamarine
Can I ship you my gemstone dice to engrave? Unfortunately, we run our engraving machine in mass productions of over 1,000 dice for efficient costs. This along with shipping costs would unfortunately make it more expensive to engrave a single set as it would to make a complete new set of engraved dice.
Thank you for your consideration!
As a family business, we thank each and every one of you for your consideration of backing our project. With your help, we will spread new stone dice all over the world!
Risks and challenges
Timing- As I'm sure you all do as well, we hate delays. Our last two projects were completely fulfilled by our promised deadline. As we have gained experience making these stone dice, we are confident we will be able to fulfill all rewards in a timely manner.
Uncertain Demand- The most difficult part of planning for manufacturing is the uncertainty of demand. We generally have relatively accurate estimates that allow us to reserve some stone quantities in advance, but we have allotted some extra time in case there are some fluctuations in demand.
Manufacturing- Manufacturing is always a risk, but we have made gemstone dice for over a year now. Further, our customer service team will respond quickly to any quality issues that you may have. We have received great feedback from our backers in our previous Kickstarters!
Shipping- We are generally able to ship all of the dice out within a few days of them being made. With our experienced packing team, there shouldn't be any issues with shipments. If USPS loses your package, we'll replace it. If dice are damaged during shipment, we will replace the damaged dice.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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