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Picture Jasper, Blue Turquoise, White Howlite, Carnelian, and Ruby in Zoisite. Beautiful stones from a trusted, quality manufacturer!
239 backers pledged $18,040 to help bring this project to life.

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The Project

We're Metallic Dice Games.  For over a year now, we've been manufacturing quality, full-sized (16mm) stone dice for our customers and Kickstarter backers.  With the outpour of positive feedback and requests for further projects, we've decided to manufacture 5 new stones for this Holiday Kickstarter:

  • Picture Jasper
  • Sythetic Blue Turquoise
  • White Howlite
  • Carnelian
  • Ruby in Zoisite

The Stones We've Made

In the past, we've manufactured 14 stones in polyhedral sets and d6's with pips.  Pictured below is some of our work (also available on our website):

New Stones for this Project

We're very excited about the possibility of working with 5 new stones.  In our previous projects, backers were ecstatic when they received their dice, as pictures truly do not do any of these stones justice.  Having that said, we've tried to capture some different photos to show a glimpse of their natural beauty:

Picture Jasper

Synthetic Blue Turquoise

White Howlite 

Carnelian 

Ruby in Zoisite

Reward Tiers

We need your support in order to make these new stone dice a reality!  The reason we use Kickstarter is so we can offer extremely low prices, while keeping our high quality standards.  The cost of the stones in this Kickstarter are more expensive than any of our previous projects, so we really need your help to keep prices low!

For this project, we've added a completely new tier- the Holiday Tier.  Ruby in Zoislite is the most expensive material we have ever used to make dice.  The natural stone would be a perfect Holiday gift for that special someone.

First Tier: $35 Per Polyhedral Set (4, 6, 8, 10, 10 with %, 12, and 20 sided dice)

  • Picture Jasper
  • Synthetic Blue Turquoise

Second Tier- $45 Per Polyhedral Set (4, 6, 8, 10, 10 with %, 12, and 20 sided dice)

  • White Howlite
  • Carnelian

Holiday Tier- $85 Per Polyhedral Set (4, 6, 8, 10, 10 with %, 12, and 20 sided dice)

  • Ruby in Zoisite

Shipping- Our affordable shipping prices are listed with each reward.

D6's With Pips

We are also offering d6's with pips for this project.  There are several reward tiers that include d6's with pips, and even a reward that has an assortment set that includes all of our different stones.

New Sets of d10's

You asked for them.. so we delivered!  Now available are reward sets of d10's.  These come in pairs of 2 and sets of 10, but you can always combine multiple rewards!

Other options:  We would love to offer other dice options (ex. sets of d8's, "Fudge Dice," etc.).  In fact, we have been working on our manual printer to print "+"'s and "-"'s.  Unfortunately, since our goal is to deliver all of the rewards for this project as close to the Holiday season as possible, these reward options will have to wait for a future project.

Combining Rewards:  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.  

Durability and Numbering

As we've found with experience, these dice are durable for practical use. The durability of each stone varies (since we are using real stones), but all of the stones we use are durable enough for practical use.

Why are these dice not engraved?  We have tried several different engraving processes, but have ran into cracks, bubbles, and overall quality issues that were not up to our high quality standards.  We have invested in a new friction test that individually tests the durability of the numbers of every die that leaves our factory.  Moreover, the durability of our numbers has increased with every production, and we had virtually all positive feedback from our last Kickstarter!

Having this said, we do recommend rolling these stone dice on padded surfaces and being careful shaking them up together during use and transportation.

Will These Dice Be delivered by the Holidays?

As this is a Holiday Kickstarter, we are going to work as hard as possible to deliver all rewards as soon as possible.  However, you can see that our estimated deadline is in February.  All of our deadlines are very conservative.  

To be safe, please assume that you will not receive your dice by the Holidays.  Having that said, we are confident we will be able to fulfill some of our rewards (hopefully close to half) by the Holiday season.  The worst case scenario is that you and your loved ones will have some beautiful dice to look forward to bringing in the new year!

Stretch Goals

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: $25,000

Stretch Goal #2: $50,000

Stretch Goal #3: $75,000

Stretch Goal #4: $100,000

We've been working with some stone samples, and have made numerous prototypes to show some of the possible stretch goal stones:

First Tier Stretch Goal Stones

Mahogany Obsidian

 Strawberry Quartz

Peach Aventurine

Second Tier Stretch Goal Stones

Dalmatian Jasper

 Black Lined Rhodonite

 Snow Quartz

Sodalite Light

Green Brecciated Jasper

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 to help create very Happy Holidays!

Risks and challenges

Timing- As I'm sure you all do as well, we hate delays. Our last project was 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 these stone dice before. 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 Kickstarter!

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.

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    Pair of d6's with Pips from the FIRST TIER: Grab yourself 2 d6's with pips! 2 Stones from this Kickstarter to choose from (plus any added stretch goals):

    1) Picture Jasper
    2) Synthetic Blue Turquoise

    Or 9 established stones:
    1) Blue Sandstone
    2) Green Aventurine
    3) Red Jasper
    4) Rose Quartz
    5) Clear Quartz
    6) Hematite
    7) Synthetic Opalite
    8) Black Obsidian
    9) Goldstone

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    First Tier Pair of d10's: Receive 2 d10's from the FIRST TIER! Available in 2 stones:

    1) Picture Jasper
    2) Synthetic Blue Turquoise

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    Pair of d6's with Pips from the SECOND TIER: Grab yourself 2 d6's with pips from the second tier! 2 Stones from this Kickstarter to choose from (plus any added stretch goals):

    1) White Howlite
    2) Carnelian

    Or 5 established stones:
    1) Tiger's Eye
    2) Rainbow Fluorite
    3) Kambaba Jasper
    4) Amethyst
    5) Lapis Lazuli

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    Second Tier Pair of d10's: Receive 2 d10's from the SECOND TIER! Available in 2 stones:

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    2) Carnelian

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    Pair of d6's with Pips from the HOLIDAY TIER: Grab yourself 2 Ruby in Zoisite d6's with pips!

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    Holiday Tier Pair of d10's: Receive 2 Ruby in Zoisite d10's!

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    Set of 6 d6's with Pips from the FIRST TIER: Can mix up to 2 stones (3 of each stone).

    Two Stones from this Kickstarter to choose from (plus any added stretch goals):

    1) Picture Jasper
    2) Synthetic Blue Turquoise

    Or 9 established stones:
    1) Blue Sandstone
    2) Green Aventurine
    3) Red Jasper
    4) Rose Quartz
    5) Clear Quartz
    6) Hematite
    7) Synthetic Opalite
    8) Black Obsidian
    9) Goldstone

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    New Stone d6 Assortment: Receive 5 d6's, one of each of the 5 new stones (Picture Jasper, Synthetic Blue Turquoise, White Howlite, Carnelian, and Ruby in Zoisite.

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    First Tier Polyhedral Dice Set: Choose 1 polyhedral set of Picture Jasper, Blue Turquoise, or any other stretch goal material that has been unlocked in this tier.

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    FIRST TIER AND SECOND TIER d6 COMBO: Set of 6 d6's with Pips, 3 from the FIRST Tier, 3 from the SECOND Tier:

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    Set of 6 d6's with Pips from the Second Tier:
    Can mix up to 2 stones (3 of each stone).

    Two Stones from this Kickstarter to choose from (plus any added stretch goals). :

    1) White Howlite
    2) Carnelian

    Or 5 established stones:
    1) Tiger's Eye
    2) Rainbow Fluorite
    3) Kambaba Jasper
    4) Amethyst
    5) Lapis Lazuli

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    FIRST TIER AND HOLIDAY TIER d6 COMBO: Set of 6 d6's with Pips, 3 from the FIRST Tier, 3 from the HOLIDAY Tier:

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    Second Tier Polyhedral Dice Set: Choose 1 polyhedral set of White Howlite, Carnelian, or any other stretch goal material that has been unlocked in this tier.

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    SECOND TIER AND HOLIDAY TIER d6 COMBO: Set of 6 d6's with Pips, 3 from the SECOND Tier, 3 from the HOLIDAY Tier:

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    Set of 6 d6's with Pips from the HOLIDAY TIER: Receive 6 Ruby in Zoisite d6's with pips!

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    Set of 12 d6's with Pips from the FIRST TIER: Can mix up to 4 stones (3 of each stone).

    Two Stones from this Kickstarter to choose from (plus any added stretch goals):

    1) Picture Jasper
    2) Synthetic Blue Turquoise

    Or 9 established stones:
    1) Blue Sandstone
    2) Green Aventurine
    3) Red Jasper
    4) Rose Quartz
    5) Clear Quartz
    6) Hematite
    7) Synthetic Opalite
    8) Black Obsidian
    9) Goldstone

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    First Tier Set of 10 d10's: Receive 10 d10's from the FIRST TIER! Available in 2 stones:

    1) Picture Jasper
    2) Synthetic Blue Turquoise

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    FIRST TIER POLYHEDRAL COMBO: Receive 2 polyhedral sets from the FIRST tier. 2 beginning stones to choose from (plus any unlocked stretch goals):

    1) Picture Jasper
    2) Synthetic Blue Turquoise

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    Second Tier Set of 10 d10's: Receive 10 d10's from the SECOND TIER! Available in 2 stones:

    1) White Howlite
    2) Carnelian

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    Set of 12 d6's with Pips from the Second Tier:
    Can mix up to 4 stones (3 of each stone).

    Two Stones from this Kickstarter to choose from (plus any added stretch goals). :

    1) White Howlite
    2) Carnelian

    Or 5 established stones:
    1) Tiger's Eye
    2) Rainbow Fluorite
    3) Kambaba Jasper
    4) Amethyst
    5) Lapis Lazuli

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    FIRST AND SECOND TIER POLYHEDRAL COMBO: Receive 1 polyhedral set from the FIRST tier and 1 polyhedral set from the SECOND tier.

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    Holiday Tier Polyhedral Dice Set: Receive 1 polyhedral set of Ruby in Zoisite dice.

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    SECOND TIER POLYHEDRAL COMBO: Receive 2 polyhedral sets from the SECOND tier. 2 beginning stones to choose from (plus any unlocked stretch goals):

    1) White Howlite
    2) Carnelian

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    Set of 12 d6's with Pips from the HOLIDAY TIER: Receive 12 Ruby in Zoisite d6's with pips!

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    Holiday Tier Set of 10 d10's: Receive 10 Ruby in Zoisite d10's!

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    FIRST AND HOLIDAY TIER POLYHEDRAL COMBO: Receive 1 polyhedral set from the FIRST tier and 1 polyhedral set of Ruby in Zoisite.

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    Assortment d6 with pips Sampler: Receive 1 d6 in every stone we have ever made- 19 stone d6's in total.

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    SECOND AND HOLIDAY TIER POLYHEDRAL COMBO: Receive 1 polyhedral set from the SECOND tier and 1 polyhedral set of Ruby in Zoisite.

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    Polyhedral Set from Each Tier- Receive 1 polyhedral set form the FIRST tier, 1 polyhedral set form the SECOND tier, and 1 polyhedral set from the HOLIDAY tier. 3 polyhedral sets total.

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    All of the beginning stones Polyhedral combo: Receive a polyhedral set of each of the 5 beginning stones (Or can substitute unlocked stretch goals). 5 Polyhedral sets total.

    1) Picture Jasper
    2) Synthetic Blue Turquoise
    3) White Howlite
    4) Carnelian
    5) Ruby in Zoisite

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    ALL OF THE BEGINNING DICE COMBO:
    Receive one polyhedral set from the 5 beginning stones of this project (5 sets total), plus sets of 12 d6's with pips from the 5 beginning stones of this project (60 d6's total).

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    ALL OF THE STONE DICE WE HAVE EVER MADE: Receive one polyhedral set from the 5 beginning stones of this project (5 sets total), plus sets of 12 d6's with pips from the 5 beginning stones of this project (60 d6's total).

    Additionally, receive one polyhedral set from the 14 previous stones, and one set of 12 d6's with pips from the 14 previous stones. 19 total stones- All of the stones are listed below:

    Blue Sandstone,
    Green Aventurine
    Hematite
    Opalite
    Red Jasper
    Clear Quartz
    Rose Quartz
    Goldstone
    Black Obsidian
    Tiger's Eye
    Lapis Lazuli
    Amethyst
    Rainbow Fluorite
    Kambaba Jasper
    Picture Jasper
    Synthetic Blue Turquoise
    White Howlite
    Carnelian
    Ruby in Zoisite

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Funding period

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