About this project
NOTE: If you need help determining what reward level to pledge for and how much to pledge for ... this spreadsheet can help solve that for you.
STRETCH GOAL #8 - $30,000 - UNLOCKED - Extra Picks
- WANDERER - 1 extra pick - new total of 9 picks
- WISE ONE - 2 extra picks - new total of 124 picks
- JUDGE - 4 extra picks - new total of 161 picks
STRETCH GOAL #7 - $29,500 - UNLOCKED - Translucent (Gem) Blue added to the colors available for all dice.
STRETCH GOAL #6 - $25,000 - UNLOCKED - Extra picks
- EXPLORER - 1 extra pick - new total of 20 picks
- SECOND BREAKFAST - 2 extra picks - new total of 41 picks
- COLLECTOR - 3 extra picks - new total of 57 picks
- ACCUMULATOR - 5 extra picks - new total of 89 picks
- WISE ONE - 6 extra picks - new total of 122 picks
- JUDGE - 7 extra picks - new total of 157 picks
The Add-On pack for the Judge level is also now changed to get 6 picks (instead of 5) per an extra $8 added on.
STRETCH GOAL #5 - $24,500 - UNLOCKED - Yellow added to colors available for all dice.
STRETCH GOAL #4 - $22,000 - UNLOCKED - Orange added to colors available for all dice.
STRETCH GOAL #3 - $20,000 - UNLOCKED - Free dice
- EXPLORER - 1 extra pick - new total of 19 picks
- SECOND BREAKFAST - 2 extra picks - new total of 39 picks
- COLLECTOR - 3 extra picks - new total of 54 picks
- ACCUMULATOR - 4 extra picks - new total of 84 picks
- WISE ONE - 5 extra picks - new total of 116 picks
- JUDGE - 6 extra picks - new total of 150 picks
STRETCH GOAL #2 - $19,500 - UNLOCKED - Purple added to colors available for all dice.
STRETCH GOAL #1 - $18,000 - UNLOCKED - White added to colors available for all dice.
Goodman Games (www.GoodmanGames.com) has a really well written RPG in an old school style D&D style called Dungeon Crawl Classics (DCC for short). The DCC rulebook, with the insights from Joseph Goodman on how to be a great judge / game master, is worth the price. It's a great game, and when incorporating these insights should never result in a Monty Haul situation.
DCC uses an extended dice set with a total of 14 dice in the set. The dice in the set are D3, D4, D5, D6, D7, D8, D10, D12, D14, D16, D20, D24, D30 and D%10.
Previously we ran a KickStarter which gave Impact! the ability to mass produce a D7 and D14 ( http://kck.st/SSfJg0 ). Since that KickStarter, Impact! has worked on having a mould made for a D5 but have not had the funds to mass produce it to make it available beyond conventions and one online dice outlet.
While at Gen Con in 2013, we had the following available in our booth: a Chessex D3, Impact!'s D5, D7 and D14, a Dice & Games D16 and a Koplow D24 and D30. It was a mismash of sizes, dice styles and the colors did not match at all. However, it meant that we had the extra 7 dice to create a full DCC set for sale at our booth. This was brought to the attention of Joseph Goodman from Goodman Games who created DCC. He stopped by the booth and we talked dice. A great conversation that led to several emails and then to my excitement - interest from Mr. Goodman for Impact! to create fully color matched affordable dice sets compatible with DCC RPG (with all the dice being about 1" or less in diameter to make a more playable set). And that is what this KickStarter is about ... helping Impact! get the funding we need so we can complete the set of 7 special dice for our store and for Goodman Games to eventually sell with DCC. This KickStarter is an Impact! initiative, and if things go well may eventually result in our dice being sold by Goodman Games for DCC RPG.
The funding from this KickStarter will give us the means to create moulds for a spherical D16, a d6 with the Roman numeral I, II, III for a D3 as well as our own D24 and D30 so that we can produce full color matched sets for all 14 dice. In addition, we have received agreement from Chessex to color match our opaque dice to 8 of their colors so that if you already own one of these Chessex sets, you can just pick up the extra 7 dice from this KickStarter to complete your DCC set.
The initial goal of this KickStarter will give us the funds to create all the moulds we need for the full set as well as to produce full sets in 4 colors: Black, Blue, Green and Red. The 1st six stretch goals will be to get enough funding to also make the DCC dice sets available in White, Yellow, Purple and Orange (in that order). After that, we will have a stretch goal at least every $8000 after the previous stretch goal to make either a) another new die available with the KickStarter or b) to add more choices to the types of DCC sets we'll have made (including possibly gem dice colors). or c) offer more picks to the reward levels.
In addition, thanks to the generosity of Andrew at the TheDiceShopOnline.com, we were given enough starter capital to also include creating a 9 sided die and an 11 sided die as part of this KickStarter as he offered to help work with us to have these dice made. These are unusual dice that work just like the D7 we funded on our previous dice KickStarter. Because they had an odd number of faces, the dice have numbers on the edges of the die so that they work and a result shows at the top of the die (just like a normal die) when rolled. You can see a video of the D9 at https://www.shapeways.com/model/223823/d9-sphere-dice.html and the D11 at https://www.shapeways.com/model/224115/d11-sphere-dice.html
Please note on the images of the D16, D24, D30, D9 and D11 only one side shows as being inked in for the number. That is because these are 3-D images of the dice so the numbers are just engraved at this point. When we make the final production version all the numbers will be inked in. (We had someone ask if they needed a crayon to color in the other numbers and the answer is definitely ... no crayons required!)
Because of the variety of dice available with this KickStarter, we decided the easiest way to help you get the reward that is exactly what you want is to have you pledge for a level that will give you a certain number of picks that you'll be able to use with our pledge manager when the KickStarter is over to pick the exact dice you want with your reward. Every dice or group of dice will have how many picks you will need to get that item so all you need to do is make sure you pledge for a level that has the number of picks you need. (For example if you wanted 2 DCC compatible 14 dice sets and a D9 and D11, that would be 18 picks (8+8+1+1)). You can add as many picks as you want to any level for $2 each to insure you can get exactly the reward you want. If the word Picks is confusing to you, replace the word Picks everywhere in this KickStarter with the word Points and it might make more sense.
The below image breaks down the dice that this KickStarter is helping fund to be made as well as some related groups of dice we'll be able to produce from the funding from the KickStarter.
1) For $2 you can add a pick on to any reward level. You can add-on as many picks as you want to any level for $2 each.
2) If you are pledging for the Judge reward level ... you have the option to add on 5 picks for $8. You may select this add-on as many times as you wish. No reward level other than the Judge can use this offer.
STRETCH GOAL #9 - $35,000 - Extra Picks
When we reach $35,000, we will unlock more free dice for certain reward levels.
- EXPLORER - 1 extra pick - new total of 21 picks
- SECOND BREAKFAST - 2 extra picks - new total of 43 picks
- COLLECTOR - 2 extra picks - new total of 59 picks
- ACCUMULATOR - 2 extra picks - new total of 91 picks
STRETCH GOAL #10 - New color of dice from poll - $38,000
When we reach $38,000, we will unlock all the dice and dice sets being available in current winner of our die color poll (that is not the color created by Stretch Goal #7).
Dice Farmer is a fun quick very simple game that is meant for adults to quickly play with younger players (you can get in several games in just 10 minutes normally). We have sent this game to teachers with good feedback for it being a quick game that helps teach addition and basic decision making.
The D6 as D3s with normal arabic numbers on them are not color matched to the other dice in this KickStarter. The below image will help you see how the colors of those arabic D6 as D3 compare to the colors of the dice in this KickStarter (a D14 is shown next to each D3).
The Day of the Week die is our D7 die but with a 2 letter abbreviation for each day of the week instead of numbers. Below is an image of all 7 sides of the die.
In addition to the compatible with DCC sets in this KickStarter, we are offering a set of dice compatible with DGS Games Freeblades system. Freeblades is a fantasy skirmish game set in the vibrant world of Faelon. Freeblades are fortune hunters who operate under contract from one of Faelon's many factions. A freeblade contract permits the holder to operate without restraint outside of the issuing faction's boundaries for a share of any plunder or profit. In return, the freeblades can expect protection once back inside the faction's borders. Freeblades uses our unique tiered dice system and is quick-playing; most games are completed in less than 90 minutes. The rule system is suited for casual gamers as well as tournaments; there is also a special section on league play. You can find Freeblades for sale here: http://www.dgsgames.com/
Getting the word out:
KickStarter projects live and die based on how well they are advertised by the backers through social media. Facebook, Twitter, discussion forums and blog posts are all incredibly important to the success of a project. If you can take a few moments to use social media to advertise this KickStarter, a sincere thank you for your help in making this KickStarter a success.
To help you with getting the word out we have created badges that you can use if you want to help with the effort. Thank you!
Kicking It Forward:
Impact! Miniatures is a big believer in the Kicking It Forward effort ( http://www.kickingitforward.org ) where successful KickStarters help other KickStarters succeed. We've help back over 50 other KickStarter projects to date from our commitment to the Kicking It Forward program. This pledge is that we promise to spend 5% of any profits made on this project to help other KickStarter projects succeed.
Tom Anders and Chris Adkerson are the owners of Impact! Miniatures and will be handling everything related to the project. This will be our 14th KickStarter and our 2nd dice KickStarter so we hope we have learned a few things by now on how to make it all work. Normally if someone is speaking for Impact! on this project, Tom will normally be the voice of the Impact! if your see us post.
Magic (Vincent Greco) and McTrivia (Matthew Cornelisse) are the designers of the dice for the KickStarter. We want to thank them for their help in creating the dice prototypes.
Risks and challenges
We have already sent prototypes of all the dice except the D9 and D11 to our manufacturer and they have been approved by them for production. The D9 and D11 will use the same manufacturing techniques as the D7 we already produced so we do not foresee these dice having any production issues.
Given the lessons we learned from our previous dice KickStarter, we have set the delivery date for a time when it should be reasonable for the dice to be completed and for shipping to complete as well.
As is normally requested by KickStarter, Impact! has two open KickStarter projects at this time that have not finished delivery of the rewards. The first our Ogre football team is already 25% completed for shipping and the remaining items will be shipped out by my wife before this KickStarter ends. The 2nd project is for our Asian Chibi miniatures which we should receive in early February and have shipped out by the end of March. Neither of these projects will interfere with Impact!'s ability to give this KickStarter the complete attention it deserves while running (as another person will be handling the shipping of the other 2 KickStarters) or with the manufacturing of the dice (all master prototypes will already in the hand of the dice moulder by the end of the KickStarter and just need one email to say "Go For It") or with shipping this KickStarter when completed (as all open KickStarters we currently have will be shipped out by end of March and the dice at the earliest for this KickStarter would arrive in July (but most likely early September 2014)).Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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