We love gaming!
The time spent with friends and the stories and memories that come from gaming are some of our best. We also love dice...who wouldn't? They might as well be the currency for fun. With that in mind we set out to create our own currency of dice in our favorite medium...Metal. We wanted to offer nice sets of high quality metal dice that won't break the bank. With our shop's ability to produce precision metal parts quickly and efficiently, we are just the right guys for the job. After a few months of programming and prototyping we have some products that will fit the bill. We are all very excited about getting our dice out to the public and we hope you like them as much as we do.
The base set is the Mithril Aluminium Set and each reward tier will unlock additional metal options.
Here are the font options:
As well as two specialized d6
What's it all for?
We will use the money earned in this campaign to purchase milling tools for a CNC milling maching that is capable of machining dice from materials such as steel, brass, aluminium, and copper.
The benefit for you, the backer, is that a CNC mill can produce these items in a matter of minutes, which will ensure that you will receive a precision crafted product in an extremely timely manner. Now you may say to yourself...I've seen metal dice on kickstarter before and they took forever to get to me. This is very likely due to those campaigns having to send their dice out to be milled or logistical errors in production. We have the benefit of being able to do all of our milling here in our shop and since we own our business and the machines, we don't have to worry about being on someone else's time table.
Another portion of the money earned in this campaign will go towards purchasing materials to make the product and the packaging for shipping your dice safely to your home or business. We also want to work on growing this business with new tools and designs so that we can make designing and producing exciting new gaming accessories our full time job.
After our first goal is reached for the Mithril set of aluminium dice, we will have some stretch goals to get the funds necessary to purchase anodizing equipment so we can offer anodized colors on our aluminium dice. We will also be offering goals for dice in several different metals. We have got the prototypes done and they are looking pretty great. Here's a sneak peak at some of the other metals in production.
We are really looking forward to getting to make all these dice for you, and if we can get the funds to do all these we have some more ideas that we would like to offer as well :)
Anodizing of Mithril Aluminium Set $8000
Paladin's Resolve Steel and Dragon's Gold Brass Set $10,000
Druidic Bronze and Dwarven Cast Iron Sets $20,000
Ethereal Copper Set $50,000
Gloaming Forge Leather Padded Dice Tray $75,000
Handmade Leather Dice Bags $100,000
Risks and challenges
The biggest hurdle for us will be with marketing to make sure our project gets enough exposure to fund. We don't have any concerns about our shop being able to produce the dice or of our suppliers getting us the metals to make them. That being said if things go incredibly well we might have to add to the shop a little, but that is an excellent problem to have. My partner and I are relatively new to using the internet for business outside of ebay to buy and sell parts for the shop, so there will be a bit of a learning curve. We will be devoting a good portion of our time to learning new ways to promote this project and we would appreciate everyone who might be excited about gaming and cool dice to spread the word and help us out. We have a lot of cool things we would like to do with this campaign, and if we meet our goals I think this business has a lot to offer the gaming community as a whole :)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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