D.O.U.S. - Dice of Unusual Size - D21, D36, Pulse & Alphabet
New unusual dice. A D21, D36, Pulse Fudge Die, Vowel D5 and Consonant D21
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, October 26 2018 3:59 AM UTC +00:00.
Stretch Goal #1 - $17,500 - LOCKED - Translucent Teal Pulse Dice and Purple Pulse Dice will be added to the Dice Menu for the KickStarter. $500 Reward Level will automatically receive these these 2 dice for free. Backers at $100 or more will get additional free funds to use for pledging: $100 moves to $105; $150 moves to $160; $200 moves to $218 and $250 moves to $277.
Stretch Goal #2 - $20,000 - LOCKED - Backers at $50 or more will get additional free funds to use for pledging: $50 moves to $52; $100 moves to $106; $150 moves to $162; $200 moves to $220 and $250 moves to $280.
Stretch Goal #3 - $22,500 - LOCKED - Backers at $100 or more will get additional free funds to use for pledging: $100 moves to $107; $150 moves to $163; $200 moves to $222 and $250 moves to $282.
Stretch Goal #4 - $25,000 - LOCKED - A Backer Voted on Opaque color of D36-2D6, Numbered D21, Pulse Dice, Alphabet D26, Consonant D21 and Vowel D5 will be added to the Dice Menu for the KickStarter. $500 Reward Level will automatically receive these 6 dice for free. Backers at $50 or more will get additional free funds to use for pledging: $50 moves to $52; $100 moves to $108; $150 moves to $165; $200 moves to $224 and $250 moves to $285.
THE NEW DICE
Impact! Miniatures is seeking to add 5 new dice of unusual size with mass production of new dice for their dice chains!
First up the D36-2D6
A D36 (results from 1 to 36) that also accurately shows the results of rolling 2 D6s as well (the pips above and below the D36 show the result of each D6). The combination of being able to roll 3 dice with each roll allows you to create some interesting new fantasy tables for your RPGs. One samples is shown below
Next we have a D21 (the super crit die)
The D21 (results from 1 to 21) extends the dice chain that Impact! offers with now all the numbers of sided dice from D3 to D21. The D21 should make a fun element for a DM/GM. If you feel that a player is playing very well or has important advantages for an upcoming D20 roll ... hand them the D21 to roll instead allowing them 2 chances to Crit a natural 20.
Two new alphabet dice into the mix
The D26 Alphabet die with the entire alphabet on it was popular from the last KickStarter. So for those creating/playing word games we added to complimentary dice to expand the options. We split the D26 into a D5 and D21. The D21 has all the consonants on it and the D5 has the five major vowels on it.
Finally we are adding a Fate die to the mix based on a human pulse!
Fate RPG systems are fun alternative systems. This converts the +, +, -, -, 0, 0 into a human pulse going around the die. See a pulse (+), flatline (-) and then 2 blank sides.
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.
Below are the colors that you can choose from for all of the dice sets in the project. 9 opaque colors and 5 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.
PLEASE NOTE AT THIS TIME FOR THE NEW DICE:
All 5 dice (D36-2D6, D21 (numbered), D21 (consonant), D5 (vowel) and Pulse Fate) are only available in Black and Purple for opaque colors and Glow in the Dark and Translucent Teal for specialty colors.
(more colors will unlock when stretch goals are reached)
Quick Read Dice Menu first (provided by Backer Alvin Helms)
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, $13 for Canada shipping and $17 to the Rest of the World. PLEASE NOTE: Shipping is EU friendly. In the 4 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 before February 2019 instead of September 2019. This means any dice in your reward that are ready to ship by end of year will be shipped to you by February 2019 and any dice not yet in will ship to you as soon as they come in. For an extra $5 for US addresses, $13 for Canada or $17 Rest of the World, your reward will ship (or as much as possible will ship) in February 2019.
"Pulse" FATE / FUDGE Dice KickStarter and The Merged D6 (Md6) Revoluntionary Dice KickStarter Backers
While I have no connection to either of these KickStarter projects that never delivered those dice to the backers, I will work with you to get the dice I made similar to those projects. If you just want to get those dice at cost (you can pledge for the $2 reward level) and after I confirm you were a backer of one or both of those projects I can get you those dice for cost.
OR you can pledge for this dice from this project and let me know you backed one or both of those projects and I will give you one free Pulse Fate die or one free D36-2D6 for every $10 you pledge up to the amount you should have received from those projects that you backed.
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.
Risks and challenges
Impact! has experience making unusual sided dice. We have successfully delivered on 35 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