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Dear Team Doublesix,
Thanks for all your comments and ideas. Please keep sharing this KS, because the more successful it becomes, the more likely I can keep making different colored Doublesixes (during the campaign, and after). As additional incentive: The backer to get the most Pinterest repins, Facebook Likes, or Retweets (in a single post for each; three winners possible) by the end of the campaign will get their name in lights, and their order free or doubled.
KICKING IT FORWARD: I pledge to spend 5% of the profit from this campaign on other Kickstarter projects. Read more about this initiative at http://kickingitforward.org/.
PIP POLL: We need a quick follow-up poll to (a) Give Red pips a fair shake at being on the Black Doublesix, against Silver and White; (b) Determine if the Red Doublesix will have Black or White pips.
Please choose your favorite color pips for both the Black and the Red Doublesixes. You will have one vote each. Please reference http://doublesixdice.weebly.com/ for sample images (this website/blog is rough and under construction). The results of this poll will influence (but not necessarily determine) the final outcome. Go to the poll HERE.
STRETCH GOAL #7 UNLOCKED!: Free dice bag with logo. I am going to get more quotes on sizes and materials, and then eventually run a poll to see what you all prefer.
STRETCH GOAL #8 ADDED (at $50K): Every order gets +2 exclusive and limited-run Kickstarter green dice with black pips. I will only produce a certain amount (2 X total # of backers), then retire that version, never to make more again. Because I plan to keep growing the brand and business in the future (since it is clearly a popular item), perhaps these KS green exclusives could eventually be considered a collectors item :)
PIP ARRANGEMENT AND LAYOUT: As mentioned earlier, the initial run of Doublesixes will have the Standard Pip Arrangement. I haven't heard back from the Math Club, so I think I will keep the overall layout simple and stick with opposing faces having the same number of pips. The layout of the top half (looking down) will be in a star pattern (ie. how most draw 5-pointed stars) around the 6, and have aligned pips (image here; that idea thanks to Rick, who will have his order free or doubled).
As far as Larson and Hybrid variations on the pip arrangement: the follow-up poll for a possible second mold will be put on hold for the time-being, as there is another possibility/variation that I want to explore further first (to then add to the poll).
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Thanks again, team. You all rock. And the more we rock, the more we roll.