Dear Team Doublesix,
Thanks for all your support. We are maintaining a great pace! Notice here how we continue to hold the trend towards about $80,000. Please keep sharing and promoting this KS, like with this Reddit post (thanks Techmyst), in relevant forums like in DakkaDakka (thanks, Adam), or just by Facebook liking the KS page. Doing so will help me continue to pour on more Stretch Goals.
STRETCH GOAL #5 UNLOCKED!: 2 additional Y colored dice (Solid Red) added to each NON-BULK order.
DICE LAYOUT: The next thing we have to determine is the layout and look of the pips. I have been wanting the pips to be placed in the standard/classic d6 arrangement (to clearly indicate to others that it is a d(2x6)). However, there are other options(see the lower six dice on the image below). You will be able to vote on your preference in the pip color poll (link below), and I will take the results into consideration.
Initially, I wanted opposing faces to have the same number as this would add to the balance of the dice (same # of indented pips = same weight). However, Criswell brought up an interesting concern about axial rotation and bias (e.g. if I had two 6s on the opposite sides of a cube, and 1s on another axis, I may be able to (in theory) influence the outcome of a roll based on how I threw (rotated) the dice, and because of the axial weight difference). Complicated for most of us, and probably negligible, but it actually leads nicely to...
DONATIONS, BUT NOT CONSULTANT FEES, ARE FORBIDDEN BY KICKSTARTER: As I previously mentioned, I am not allowed to promise to give a financial gift to anyone (in my case, the Ron Larson (original patent holder) sponsored Washington-Lee HS math club). But, I am willing to pay $300 to the math club to make a thoughtful proposal on what the best (or most fair) layout for the dice to be. Thanks to the many of you that messaged me about this similar idea.
RATE BLACK and SOLID RED DICE PIP COLORS: As mentioned, the first two colored dice to be added are Black and Solid Red. Please rate (from 1-5, worst to best) the pip colors for each here.
Please note that I will likely make limited-run Kickstarter green dice (Hex #76CC1E; thanks Rick) with black pips. Because of this, I didn't add KS green as a pip color option on the black or red dice.
LOGO: Thanks to those of you that voted for the Doublesix Logo. The clear winner was Dhanika's, with a 4.1 (out of 5) average rating (325 ratings).
And second was Ziher design's, with 3.0 average (281 ratings).
These were also my top two favorites going in. Dhanika's captures the essence of the idea (dodecahedron, with two 6's visible on one dice) though it may not be literal (the actual dice will likely not have 2 sixes adjacent).
Ziher's also has two sixes, but the pentagons may not adequately convey the idea that the dice are dodecahedrons. But I like how the logo is skewed (compared to Ziher's other similar submission), which to me, hints at dice rolling.
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Thanks again, team. I continue to be honored and humbled by your support and engagement (honestly, tears came to my eyes as I wrote that).