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A revolutionary 36-sided die which generates the same results as rolling two six-sided dice.
A revolutionary 36-sided die which generates the same results as rolling two six-sided dice.
472 backers pledged $7,613 to help bring this project to life.

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One of the inconveniences in table-top gaming is having to roll an excessive amount of dice. This holds especially true for those who enjoy role-playing games, such as Dungeons and Dragons. Introducing the Md6, our solution to halving the amount of six-sided dice required to roll. We have agonized over a design that will not only replicate the odds provided by rolling two six-sided dice but will also hold true to the panache dice enthusiasts love. The Md6 not only drastically cuts down on the mayhem of rolling multiple dice, but it also simplifies the math involved, while being the same size as a standard D20.

A brief description of the die:

This die has 36 sides. Each side contains numbers ranging from two(2) to twelve(12). It is 25mm (same size as a D20) in diameter and from pole to pole, featuring rounded facets to facilitate an easier roll. Color options will be available, however, the main line of dice will be a white acrylic with black numbering.

The faces of the die are displayed randomly and match all of the possible outcomes from rolling two six sided dice. They are as follows:
2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 9, 9, 9, 9, 10, 10, 10, 11, 11, 12

We will also be coloring 6 of the numbers differently than the other 30 numbers to simulate rolling doubles.  The 2, 12, and one 4, 6, 8, and 10 will stand out from the rest.  These will be the "doubles" result.

How is this die better than rolling 2D6?

Our die provides four key advantages over its six-sided cousins.

Firstly, Six-sided dice are cubed in nature, as such, they have a tendency to resist rolling. Taking advantage of this aspect, some people learn how to drop the die to achieve a specific outcome. Our die will make this feat almost impossible to accomplish, due to its shape and number of faces. 

Secondly, by rolling our dice, which is exactly like rolling 2 six-sided dice, you reduce the amount of six-sided dice needed to be rolled by half. Thus you eliminate the need for rolling an excessive amount of dice and having to deal with dice-related cleanup.

Thirdly, when totaling up the result of rolling a copious amount of six-sided dice, the numbers can become difficult to handle. You have to pair the dice off, write them down, or find some other method of keeping the math simple and organized. Because our dice are numbered two through twelve (2-12), the math is already done for you.

Fourthly, because of the size, shape, and balance; this die will roll better than any six-sided die, or for that matter, any other bi-pyramidal design.  It also feels better in the hand, and when rolled, will provide a truly random result.

How can I be sure I'm getting the same results as rolling 2D6?

Remember that our die has 36 sides. This is to help replicate all of the potential outcomes since there are a total of 36 different outcomes when rolling two six-sided dice. Now, keep in mind that an "outcome" is more than just the total of two different dice, it is the combination of numbers which achieve that total. For example: if one die rolls a 2 and the other a 3, then the total is 5; however, that is only 1 potential outcome out of 4 which totals 5.

In Summary....

Our dice require less clean-up, less math, less hassle, roll better, prevent cheating, and have the same odds as any 2d6 combination. Heck, they even look better.

This product is protected under US Patent: patent pending.

CHECK US OUT AT OUR WEBSITE!
http://throneofgamesor.com

We will be kicking it forward!!

http://kickingitforward.org

STRETCH GOALS:

6K- FUNDED!

10K- We will increase the number of dice sold for the following tiers:
$15- From 5 dice to 6
$25- From 10 dice to 12
$50- From 25 dice to 26 (This option was originally as close to being sold at a loss as possible)
$245- From 125 dice to 132
AN EXTRA COLOR OPTION! Pledgers get to choose their colors! By visiting our survey (posted when goal is met).

12K- AN EXTRA COLOR OPTION! Pledgers get to choose their colors! By visiting our survey (posted when goal is met).

16K- FUDGE DICE md6 will be made.  This md6 will have the same odds and results as rolling 4, yes four, fudge dice. Customers will choose if they want fudge dice included with their reward and will replace the regular md6 on a one-for-one basis.

AN EXTRA COLOR OPTION! Pledgers get to choose their colors! By visiting our survey (posted when goal is met).

20K- We will reconfigure the dice and add 2 smaller numbers to each face. This will display what the 2d6 result is. This means there will be a total of three numbers per face, one large and two small. If necessary, we will enlarge the die for ease of reading. For example, the largest number will have the total (11), the two smaller numbers will have the resulting die combination (5/6). To make sure everything is comfortable and easy to read, we will hire an engineer to help redesign the die.

30K-We will include one Throne of Games Md6 dice bag with every order of $10 or more!

Where we are in the process so far:
Presently, we have our initial prototypes. The prototypes were made using a 3-D printer so we can have a product ready to display and to help drum up funds for our Kickstarter. The final product will be acrylic dice manufactured by our Chinese partners who are awaiting our signal to begin production.

Risks and challenges

There are a few potential problems we might encounter with the product:

1) There could be unforeseen production delays from our manufacturer in China.

2) In the event of poor dice quality, it could cause significant delays in mailing the product to you, the consumer. However, because we will check each and every dice before distribution, you will never have to worry about receiving an inferior product.

3) Because of the quantity of outgoing mail, there can be some slight delay in the shipping. However, we have faith in the US Postal Service and will work with them as all other businesses do who ship out massive amounts of product.

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    Pledge $7 or more About $7

    For the curious gamer...
    "Oooh, what's this?"

    You will receive two (2) Md6 revolutionary 36-sided dice with S&H in the continental United States included.

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    For those of you who are want to spice up your gaming life.
    "I might need this..."

    You will receive three (3) Md6 revolutionary 36-sided dice with S&H in the continental United States included.

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    For those of you are tired of yelling at your dice...
    "I need to roll less!"

    You will receive five (5) Md6 revolutionary 36-sided die with S&H in the continental United States included.

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    For the avid Fireball user:
    THE SPELLCASTER PACKAGE:

    You will receive 10 Md6 revolutionary 36-sided dice. S&H in the continental United States included.

    With this, you can finally master that fireball spell....

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    For gamer who likes to give or for the gamers who who want to buy cheap:
    THE GLAD BAG

    You will receive 25 Md6 revolutionary 36-sided dice. YOU WILL NEVER HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT SIX-SIDED DICE AGAIN! You can sell them, gift them, or even throw them at your gaming rival (not that we can recommend it). It is also the best price to die ratio we can afford for a non-bulk order. Shipping and handling is included in the price.

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    Are you an interested retailer? Or do you just have a huge amount of friends and family who would want the Md6 as a gift? Then pick the package which gives you the most bang for your buck, pick...
    OH DEAR GOD WHY!?:

    You will receive 125 Md6 revolutionary 36-sided dice. This is the perfect option for the curious retailer or the spend-happy gamer. S&H in the continental United States included.

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