We're Metallic Dice Games. After making numerous different gemstone dice sets in the past, we've taken the suggestion of one of our backers to create dice from the beautiful stone: Cat's Eye.
Cat's Eye is a manmade stone that comes in several different color variations. We've selected 5 color variations to offer if the project funds. Additional colors can be unlocked through stretch goals.
Our stone dice are hand carved with quality, making each die like a small work of art.
Polyhedral Sets, d6's, and d20's
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 Cat's Eye d6's with pips. Below are some examples of d6's with pips from some of our previous Kickstarters' stones.
We had numerous requests for individual d20's in our last project, so we've decided to offer Cat's Eye d20 rewards for this Kickstarter!
Obviously the d20's will have numbers, but these were just some sample d20's we made with the beautiful stones :)
We would love to offer as many color variations of Cat's Eye as possible! With your help, we can unlock more great color options.
Stretch Goal #1: $20,000
Stretch Goal #2: $40,000
Stretch Goal #3: $65,000
Stretch Goal #4: $80,000
Below are pictures of the stretch goal colors of Cat's Eye that we've been sampling with!
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. We've sample with hundreds of stones, and only offer stones that have proven to be durable for practical rolling.
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.
Thank you for your consideration!
Please back with confidence, as we have hundreds of satisfied backers to attest to the quality of our stone dice. As a family business, we thank you for helping us make new dice available to the gaming world. I look forward to communicating with all of you throughout the project!
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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