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We are trying to create 3 different faction 16 mm dice for playing world war 2 related table top miniature games. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on May 5, 2013.

We are trying to create 3 different faction 16 mm dice for playing world war 2 related table top miniature games.

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UPDATE

There is a new Add-Ons section at the bottom and all pledges at the $10 reward level and higher have sets of 20 dice thanks to us reaching our stretch goals.

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I'm asking you to help me create a very specific product and to make it affordable: 16mm Faction Dice. Recently, a new weird war themed game came out, but it was missing something that many people wanted but could not get. In the shop I even heard stories of the trouble people went through to try to make their own dice or have them made. It got pretty crazy. It seemed like people really wanted US Army-, German-, and Soviet-themed dice with the faction symbol on the 1 and the 6 facing and the rest of the facings blank.

I thought, how hard could it be? I make a variety of products at Ironheart Artisans in various mediums, and I figured I could do it. Well, I was wrong. The equipment, materials, and manpower to do it all by myself just wasn't reasonable. To bring the price down to an affordable level I can hire a factory to do it for me. But that takes money, and a big order, and that immediately made me think of Kickstarter.

Down the road, there are a number of projects for Ironheart Artisans I would like to bring to reality through Kickstarter. This initial project seems like a pretty straightforward way to get my feet wet. I have calculated postage, packaging, production time, and costs on everything. Things are as ready as they could be. Now I just need the cash to make it happen.

Below are a explanation of the pledge levels, some include Ironheart Artisans Weird War 90 Token set. If you are thinking about pledging at one of those levels please take a look at what is in the set exactly.

$2 pledge
$2 pledge
$5 pledge
$5 pledge
$10 pledge
$10 pledge
Early Bird $25
Early Bird $25
$35-pledge
$35-pledge
$65 pledge
$65 pledge
$90 pledge
$90 pledge

My initial stretch goals are geared toward achieving $2000. For every $100 beyond the project funding ($1500), I'll add another die to the $10 pledge level, up to 15 dice total when we achieve $2000. This is what the Early Bird Special is based on. If your gaming group has one player for each faction, this is the way to go.

stretch goal 1
stretch goal 1
stretch goal 2
stretch goal 2
stretch goal 3
stretch goal 3
Stretch Goal 4
Stretch Goal 4
Stretch Goal 5
Stretch Goal 5

If we surpass the $2000 mark, there are more possibilities. Ironheart Artisans already produces a set of 90 resin Weird War Tokens that I included in some of the reward levels, but we’re equipped to produce a lot of interesting additions to your game. (Perhaps some laser cut minefield markers appeal to you ,for instance.) But let’s stay focused on meeting our initial goal first, cool faction dice, before we head off looking for stretch goals.

Now let’s get this thing rolling!

We flew through all those stretch goals here is a new one to chew on for a bit while I think up something else. This goal will affect all pledge levels $10 and above.

stretch goal 6
stretch goal 6

Here is our last stretch goal 

Stretch Goal 7
Stretch Goal 7

Zombie Hitler will be a resin cast miniature with a diamond plate textured base. Based off the above sketch.

Follow these steps to receive an Add-on:  

Click on the blue "Manage Pledge" in the top right of the Kickstarter page. 

 Increase your pledge by the cost of the Add-on(s) you wish to receive. 

Keep your preferred pledge level selected. 

At the end of the Kickstarter we will provide you with a pledge manager that you will use to tell us which Add-ons you want.

International backers please remember to add the additional shipping fee as well.

3D Tokens Add-on
3D Tokens Add-on

Here are some pics of the samples

3D tokens as they will come to you with unpainted bases
3D tokens as they will come to you with unpainted bases
3D Tokens with primered grey bases
3D Tokens with primered grey bases
3D Tokens Close Up
3D Tokens Close Up
3D Tokens Size Reference
3D Tokens Size Reference
3D Tokens Close Up
3D Tokens Close Up
Faction Dice Bag Add-on
Faction Dice Bag Add-on

Here are pics of some of our production Sample Dice bag

Mock up Symbol Dice Bag
Mock up Symbol Dice Bag
Dice bag showing interior pockets
Dice bag showing interior pockets
Weird War (90) Token Set
Weird War (90) Token Set
Zombie Hitler Mini
Zombie Hitler Mini

And last but not least the more dice option

Mixed Faction dice Sets
Mixed Faction dice Sets

Risks and challenges

The factory is ready and they have my designs based on the image shown above. As soon as this gets going, I'll try to get some samples made to show you guys. I have tried to leave myself plenty of lead time by making the shipping date August, but there is always the possibility of unforeseen issues on the manufacturer’s part. But, if everything goes smoothly, the ship date could potentially be much earlier.

The only real risk I foresee is the potential of a delay on the the manufacturer’s end. Everything else is ready to go because I already take care of designing, packaging, and manufacturing all of Ironheart Artisans’ products. I'll keep you posted as things move forward and will stay on top of any issues. I've backed a few projects myself and dislike being out of the loop, so communication to you is paramount in my book.

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Rewards

  • You selected
    Pledge $2 or more

    8 backers

    US Backers Only
    If you just want to be part of the action and get a single dice from your choice of faction this is your spot.
    Includes free US shipping

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $5 or more

    5 backers

    A set of 5 dice from any one faction.
    Includes free US shipping.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $10 or more

    46 backers

    A set of 10 dice from any one faction.
    This reward level will increase by 1 additional die per $100 beyond the $1500 funded level, up to a total of 15 dice in the set when we reach $2000.
    Includes free US shipping.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $20 or more

    10 backers

    A set of 15 dice from 2 factions of your choice. That is a total of 30 dice.
    Includes free US shipping.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $25 or more

    60 backers All gone!

    A set of 15 dice from each faction.
    That is a total of 45 dice.
    Includes free US shipping.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $30 or more

    30 backers

    A set of 15 dice from each faction. That is a total of 45 dice.
    Includes free US shipping.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $35 or more

    17 backers

    A set of 15 dice from your choice of faction and a set of our Weird War Tokens cast in resin the color of your faction. The token set has 90 tokens in 12 different variations. http://ironheartartisans.com/shop/weird-war-tokens-set/
    Includes free US shipping.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $65 or more

    6 backers

    A set of 15 dice from 2 different factions and 2 sets of our Weird War Tokens cast in resin the colors of the 2 faction. The each token set has 90 tokens in 12 different variations. http://ironheartartisans.com/shop/weird-war-tokens-set/
    Includes free US shipping.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $90 or more

    7 backers

    For the completionist.
    A set of 15 dice from each of the 3 factions and 3 different Weird War Token sets to match. The token set has 90 tokens in 12 different variations. http://ironheartartisans.com/shop/weird-war-tokens-set/
    Includes free US shipping.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world

Funding period

- (24 days)