SOCIAL STRETCH GOAL - LOCKED - Extra 2% bonus Reward Dollars if the annoucement of his new color gets 100 Shares ( https://www.facebook.com/impact.miniatures/posts/1976368232603894:0 )
STRETCH GOAL #4 - UNLOCKED - All backers will now receive an extra 2% in dollars (rounded down) to spend on the dice menu (so 4% total when combined with Stretch Goal #2). Free Bonus dollars will be added to your pledge manager account for you to use.
STRETCH GOAL #3 - UNLOCKED - All dice now available in Cotton Candy color.
STRETCH GOAL #2 - UNLOCKED - All backers will now receive an extra 2% in dollars (rounded down) to spend on the dice menu. Free Bonus dollars will be added to your pledge manager account for you to use.
STRETCH GOAL #1 - UNLOCKED - A true 3 sided D3 (the Apple D3) was added as a free die to many sets and one you can purchase individually in all colors as well.
THE STORY BEHIND THE DICE
Impact! Miniatures is seeking to add to their dice of unusual size with mass production of the final 4 dice we need to complete two different dice chains (a D17, D19, D26 & D28 sided die in 9 opaque and 2 speciality colors). These 4 dice will allow Impact! to offer D20 dice chain sets with all the dice from D3 to D20 and D30 dice chain sets with all the even dice from D4 to D30 to RPG developers and players.
Impact! has a lot of experience producing odd sided dice and the designs for these dice look great and have been tested to be as fair as possible despite having an odd number of sides. Due to assistance from Andrew at the Dice Shop Online (thank you very much Andrew!) and Joseph Goodman from Goodman Games (thank you Mr. Goodman!), we have been able to research the shapes and receive a small batch of the D17, D19, D26 & D28 to test the production designs. We are very happy with the test batch and want to get the dice into full production but really need your assistance to get the mass production run of the dice created.
DICE CHAINS (What are they? Why are they great?)
I have helped several game companies design rules for games. When I was introduced to Dice Chain Mechanics for RPGs by Dungeon Crawl Classics and Freeblades I realized they created just a smoother set of rules for RPGs.
With a standard RPG as your character progresses he/she receives +1 or more to their dice rolls but then you need special rules that a roll of a natural 1 still fails in the rules. With Dice Chain mechanics as you character progresses the next dice in the chain is used. So at level 2 your Barbarian rolls a D11 instead of a D10 when using an axe. No need for special rules for failure as a 1 is still possible when they roll. The problem was that no one made all the dice needed for a full dice chain for a D20 system or for a D30 system. Four years ago, I started a quest to offer those two chains. This KickStarter gives us the final 4 dice we need to complete those two dice chain sets.
New D24s and D30s and Compressed Resin
All sets in this KickStarter will contain my new D24 and D30 dice. These two dice were redesigned to make them roll better based on customer feedback. In addition, all the dice for this KickStarter will done in compressed resin instead of acrylic. We used acrylic dice on our first 2 KickStarter but have moved to the heavier and more durable resin for all our dice we manufacturer now. These give the dice a better feel when being used and hold the color better as well.
Due to an investment from angel investor, a 26 sided die with one side for each letter in the Alphabet has been added to the KickStarter. For now it is available in Black and Purple opaques as well as all the Specialty colors.
Below are the colors that you can choose from for all of the dice sets in the project. 9 opaque colors and 2 specialty colors.
Below is a menu that you can use the amount you pledge plus any bonus dollars your reward level offers to pick your own custom reward. When the pledge manager is released after the project is over, each backer will be able to select the dice sets, dice and colors that you want from the below menu. All backers can add extra to their amount pledged to any reward level to use to shop with on the dice menu. Stretch Goals many add on additional bonus dollars for you to use for free.
Shipping will be charged after the KickStarter is over as part of the pledge manager based on current shipping costs. Currently I expect these charges to be $5 for US shipping, $10 for Canada shipping and $15 to the Rest of the World. PLEASE NOTE: Shipping is EU friendly. In the 3 previous dice KickStarters I ran I did not have anyone report paying customs so there should be no risk of customs charges on your reward.
WAVE 1 EARLY SHIPPING
You can add on money to your pledge for shipping your order early (or in 2 shipments). Wave 1 shipping will be in February 2018 instead of July 2018. Black, Purple, Rainbow, Translucent Teal and Glow in the Dark dice sets should be ready to ship by February 2018. For an extra $5 for US addresses, $10 for Canada or $15 Rest of the World, your reward will ship (or as much as possible will ship) in February 2018.
SOCIAL MEDIA (or How you can help get yourself and everyone else more free dice and options)
Below are a list of stretch goal for the project. I will do everything I can do get the project out there but nothing works for unlocking stretch goals like the backers of a project giving it some assistance. Share the project on Facebook, Send out a Tweet that you backed it, Let friends know about it on group pages and forums. If you want to get the most out of the project in terms of free items from stretch goals, a few seconds to plug the project will go a very long way and is deeply appreciated.
- Thank you to Andrew Weir from the www.thediceshoponline.com for all of his support in helping fund the prototyping expenses throughout the project of creating these two dice chains.
- Thank you to Joseph Goodman from Goodman Games (www.goodman-games.com) for taking a chance on an incredibly small company to provide the dice for a game as up and coming as Dungeon Crawl Classics. This KickStarter would not exist without that support.
- Thank you to my wife and 2 sons for supporting my business and assisting me getting my dice projects out the door so we can keep growing this part of the business.
- Thank you to Casey Nordell, Magic Vince and Matthew Cornelisse for your assistance in designing the dice.
- Thank you to my son, Sparrow, for all his help making my dice shop on Amazon.com successful. The Stretch Goal #3 color was designed by both of us and is a special thank you to him for his assistance with my dice business.
- Also another thank you to Casey Nordell for naming the color of the dice for Stretch Goal #2. My son and I tried to think of one better and could not especially when his birth name Andy is in the color name!
- Thanks to http://worldartsme.com for the Dice border art
- Finally thank you to all the first day backers who make this project fund on its first day and all the backers who help us break stretch goal after! All the work before hand would not matter without your support to cross the finish line!
Risks and challenges
Impact! has experience making unusual sided dice. We have already spent the money on mold testing to make sure the dice can be molded. We have successfully delivered on 25 KickStarter projects of which 3 were dice KickStarters.
The only risk is if the dice are delayed in production or shipping but there should be no risk of the dice being eventually delivered.
Impact! does not provide new dice funded by KickStarter to non-backer retailers or online shops until all backers are shipped.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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