Hey, Team Doublesix,
We continue to hold steady, chugging right along.
- Doublesix Dice size will likely be 19mm face-to-face
- Stretch Goal #6 Unlocked: Extra dice roll added to all Random Rolls.
- Add-ons are pending and to be determined.
- White beat out silver pips for Black dice, but red still needs to be considered.
- Black and white pips pretty much tied for Red dice.
- Most preferred the Standard pip arrangement, and we will produce those first, as planned.
- But there will be another poll (with images) to firm up pip colors, and to gauge interest in other mold options for later.
DICE SIZE: Doublesixes are slated to be 19 mm face-to-face, like the dice in the video (an image below). I want them larger than 16 mm or 17.5 mm to allow enough room for 6 pips on a face without looking crowded or too small.
STRETCH GOAL #6 UNLOCKED: One extra dice roll added to all RANDOM ROLLS (original color; 6 total dice rolls, giving an average of 21 dice). Sorry, but I won't be able to mix up the colors on this one, so you will only get the Classic Ivory.
ADD-ONS: I will likely have add-ons towards the end of the campaign, once I get a better sense of how many different colors there are. Thanks for your patience on this one.
PIP COLOR POLL RESULTS: The poll was confusing to some, who ranked 1-5 best to worst, instead of rating 1-5 least preferred to most preferred. I quickly made edits and clarified the directions (within minutes), so the damage was minimal. Here are the following results for Black Dice, where WHITE is the most preferred pip color, with SILVER a close second:
A vast majority of the 87 comments suggested RED pips as an option.
For Solid Red dice, the results are below, with BLACK and WHITE pips neck and neck, with WHITE having the slight edge:
Most of the write-ins were for green.
Because I didn't initially add Red pips to the BLACK dice poll, I plan to poll again between White, Silver, and Red pips. Red does look cool on black, but harder to read.
For the RED dice, I will do a run-off vote between White and Black pips.
I hope to have sample images for each of these options, so folks have a better sense of what to expect. And yes, this new poll will be clearer and better worded. The poll results don't necessarily determine the final outcome, though I will weigh the results heavily when making the final decisions.
PIP ARRANGEMENT: About 64% of you preferred the Standard pip arrangement (like on the prototype and typical pipped d6's) over the Larson arrangement (see update #8). This is what we will be sticking with (i.e. we are continuing with Standard pip arrangement). However, many of you suggested the Hybrid option, mostly with numbers 1-4 being standard, and 5 and 6 being Larson.
The next general poll will try to gauge how many folks would actually buy Hybrids or pure Larsons, as well as FUDGE DICE and d(3x4)s. This will help determine what other options should be considered for this Kickstarter, or my next one.
Thanks again for all your ideas and feedback.