More coins shipping
I just shipped out some more coins. In addition to coin-only orders, I've shipped out single coins to all the dollar backers I had addresses for.
I have redesigned the mold positives to incorporate the mold and keys, but the larger positives mean more expensive 3D prints. Here's what the current version looks like.
Some of... Read more
Design Innovation in Moldmaking
For those who may not have tuned in for the earlier parts of the process of making these dice, here's a recap.
Initially I looked into having the dice made... Read more
My Big Idea for Mold-Making
Okay, I'm excited about this new idea for how to make the molds. One of the problems I had before in making molds was in creating nice, clean seams. When... Read more
New Test Positive
As many of you should remember, there were some initial problems with the 3D printed positives for the dice, despite the boastful claims about what the high end 3D printers... Read more
Coins are shipping, Dice in pewter
I just shipped some coins. The coin-only orders and coin-heavy orders will ship first. The rest will ship with the dice.
For those who wondered how well pewter casting works... Read more
I'll try to keep this one short and sweet.
Tips for pewter casting (for others who may attempt it):
1. Mold Max 60 is great, but what do you use... Read more
A Perfect Mold
Recently I showed you what a messy disaster looks like when making a mold. Now I'll show you how a perfect mold is made.
Step One: Materials
First, I went... Read more
I had a breakthrough with the dice. The initial discovery is what I would call a happy accident.
Previously I had a minor disaster in attempting to make a mold... Read more
Some of you have shown interest in seeing some of the problems and mistakes along the way, and the messy results. There have been quite a few lessons learned in... Read more
More coming soon...
I'm planning to post another update soon. I've been taking pictures of the mold creation process for the coins. They're being cast in pewter, which means they require a high... Read more
Why am I holding a can of MoldMax 60? What the heck is MoldMax 60?
MoldMax 60 is high heat resistance silicone rubber for making molds.
But, wait a minute.... Read more
Recently I have added a new associate to this project, and he has been going through the process of all the steps I've gone through so far. He has made... Read more
How it's going
Unfortunately the most recent delay has not been a technical one so much as a personal one. My wife left me and our daughter, and I've been taking care of... Read more
Sorry there hasn't been anything to report. I've been in the process of moving. All the molding and casting stuff is still packed in boxes, but should be unpacked this... Read more
Pressure Pots, Molds, Metal Powders, and Don't Drink that Smoothie!
Sorry it's been a while since the last update, but I'm hopeful that we'll be shipping this week. Of course I've also been doing my work as a web developer,... Read more
I just wanted to share some images with you guys. Sorry I've been too busy to post updates as often as I'd like.
Here are some images from Reynolds, the... Read more
Web site update
To simplify getting to the web site you can now use HYDRADICE.COM to get to it.
Unfortunately people are having problems with the coupon code, so I've removed it from the system.
It has been suggested that the prices have increased. I have tried to keep... Read more
Special Coupon Code for December!
I've received several messages from people who missed the Kickstarter and wanted dice. I've also received messages from backers who wanted more dice, but couldn't get them because they missed... Read more
WEB SITE IS NOW LIVE...
I've spent quite a bit of time setting up an e-commerce web site for this project, and now it should be up and functional. Although it may take a little... Read more
Still Hard at Work
I just want to let you guys know we're still hard at work on this project. Currently we're still trying different molding and casting materials and trying to get the... Read more
For those of you who wanted the Cybertech dice and were disappointed that they were put on hold due to STL check failures, I have good news. Thanks to what... Read more
MOLDING AND CASTING!!
You know you're dealing with the right molding and casting company when they have a huge dinosaur.
These images are a product of my last visit to a great company... Read more
First set of prototypes in!
Today is an exciting day for me. I finally received my first set of prototypes from the 3D printing service bureau. I'm including some images.
Here are a few of... Read more
A short update
Currently I have someone analyzing different plastics, and I have the prototypes ordered and on their way to me this week. Once the prototypes are here and my plastics guy... Read more
Task Master Studios Kickstarter almost done...
I want to give another shout-out to my friends over at Task Master Studios. They have a Pathfinder adventure module project going, and they're commissioning me to make some custom... Read more
Miniature Update 2
I'm honestly not sure what level of detail these high end 3D printers can capture, but I'm going to put a lot of detail into the figure and hope for... Read more
I just want to share what I'm working on with everyone. I decided to take a stab at designing a miniature figure to go with the dice. Here's a work-in-progress... Read more
Several people have contacted me because they would like to have combinations of various sets, and the way Kickstarter works you can't really do multiple rewards without combining them into... Read more
What is the mystery die?
Yes, the time has come to reveal the mystery die. It's the d2, a coin for flipping. A coin can add drama to any game. On the "heads" side of... Read more
Clarification on the sets...
There's been some confusion as to how many of each type of dice is included in each set (largely due to typos, my bad!) I've also announced the addition of... Read more
More expanded options now available!
Thanks to Chad's suggestions I've added some additional packages with more dice for those who play lots of different games. Oh, how the other players will be jealous of you... Read more
I just want to give a shout out to the guys doing the Wooden Promises module for Pathfinder. Check them out! They're planning to buy a whole run of custom... Read more
To satisfy demand, I've put together some other options for assortments of dice. Among the new rewards you'll find larger orders of d6's and d10's.
You'll also soon be seeing... Read more
My typo is your gain!
When I posted the listing for the sets with 3d6 instead of just 1d6 along with the rest of the set, I put in that it was ten dice. You... Read more
For those who wanted more six-sided dice...
I got quite a few requests for additional six-sided dice, so I wanted to make sure I let everyone know there are now new rewards in the list. If you... Read more