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For those who appreciate the dark side, dice featuring a skull face on every side.
For those who appreciate the dark side, dice featuring a skull face on every side.
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My first attempt at launching HYDRA DICE included a wide range of styles all in one project, and did not reach its goal. However, in the process I learned many things, and can now with confidence begin anew.

First, I discovered that since my primary concern is getting the dice made, it is not necessary that I mass produce them at first. There are 23 completed designs made in 3D design software, but there's no reason that I should make all 23 from the start. Instead it is now my intention to launch each style of dice as a separate project, and to produce them on a small scale. Each set will be cast and finished by hand with great care using high quality materials, and based on very high quality mold positives made by high end 3D printers. The final result should be not only high quality dice, but each set can be made to order in custom colors. This will be a level of craftsmanship rarely seen in the making of dice.

The initial costs will include the high quality 3d printed positives made from STL files, RTV molds, and high quality resin for castings.

This method also means that the bottom line cost will be much lower than the previous attempt.

Specifically this project is for the NECRON skull dice sets only. Please look for other sets to come!

If you'd like to see previews of a few of the future sets, please go to this address:

http://purdydesign.com/dice/

The complete dice sets now also include a d2, the Coin of Acheron:

FAQ

  • No, they're not metal, although I may consider adding a metal version in the future. They're intended to be cast in professional grade plastic resin in multiple colors.

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  • Everyone who pledged for a set will get one. However, if you pledged for multiple sets, you will get as many d2's as the number of d4's in your package. So, if you got sets that include a total of 7d4, you will also get 7d2. That's a lot of coins!

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  • I have decided that if international shipping is higher, I'm going to pay for it myself (within reason). My reasoning in this is that these people who are helping me do this are worth more to me than the cost of shipping by far. If you pledge, you get your dice no matter the shipping cost. That's my commitment to the supporters of this project. It might not be first class shipping, but the dice will get there. I'll eat the cost as long as it's not more than the cost of the actual items being shipped. I know that sounds a bit mad, but it's important to me to get these to the people who want them.

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  • When I designed these, I did initially feel that the design was to protruding to allow easy rolling or level seating on a surface, so I actually had to (for lack of a better word) squash the shape to make it more level with a flat surface. The design you see it the result of experiments and compromises to get it to feel right. I honestly don't think it will be an issue in die rolls. I may try posting a nice close-up of the design graphics to show how level they are. In some ways they shape is almost an optical illusion that appears to stick out a lot, but is actually pretty level on a surface.

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    For your support I offer my sincerest thanks. You'll be listed as a supporter of the project on the web site and put in a place of honor.

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    One set of four (4) six-sided dice, or 4d6. This costs a little more per unit because it means the creation of additional positives and molds.

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    One set of six (6) six-sided dice, or 6d6. This costs a little more per unit because it means the creation of additional positives and molds.

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    One (1) set of seven dice, featuring a d4, d6, d8, d10, d%, d12, and d20.

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    Full set with two extra six-sided dice. One (1) set of ten dice, featuring 1d4, 3d6, 1d8, 1d10, 1d% (used with the d10 to do percentile rolls), 1d12, and 1d20.

    The original D&D used 3d6 to generate stats and many of today's games use multiple d6 for various purposes. Traditional six-sided dice come in sets of two, so this way you can either have a separate set for a regular pair or have the extras for gaming.

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    10d2! That's right, you can now order the Coin of Acheron in a set of ten.

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    The Pi Set: 3d2, 1d4, 1d6, 2d8, 1d10, 1d%, 2d12, and 2d20

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    Plenty of sixes! Full set with six extra six-sided dice. One (1) set of ten dice, featuring 1d4, 7d6, 1d8, 1d10, 1d% (used with the d10 to do percentile rolls), 1d12, and 1d20.

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    Three (3) sets of seven dice, featuring a d4, d6, d8, d10, d%, d12, and d20.

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    By popular demand, 20d10. Twenty ten-sided dice. (Price reflects additional tooling costs.)

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    The Wargamer's Pack: 10d6 + 10d10
    Roll for big damage!!

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    The Wilco Pack combines these two:

    ■$25 - 10d10
    ■$25 - 1d4, 3d6, 1d8, 1d10, 1d%, 1d12, 1d20, and the mystery die

    The total in this pack includes:
    1d4, 3d6, 1d8, 11d10, 1d%, 1d12, 1d20, and the mystery die

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    20d2! Why would you need twenty coins of Acheron? I shudder to think...

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    Three (3) sets of nine (9) dice: 1d4, 3d6, 1d8, 1d10, 1d%, 1d12, 1d20. This is two more d6 than the standard set.

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    Chad's Package (thanks for the suggestions, Chad!)

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    The Sanderson Set - 2d2, 2d4, 6d6, 2d8, 12d10, 2d%, 2d12, 2d20. That's two full sets with the extra d6's, plus a set of 10d10.

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    Curtis' Extra Sixes Pack: It's the $60 pack of three sets with extra sixes plus an additions 10d6.
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    The Qomi Set - 8d2, 4d4, 4d6, 4d8, 4d10, 4d%, 4d12, 4d20, and two Death miniatures.

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    The Spellslinger's Set for Magic-Users: 5d2, 5d4, 10d6, 10d8, 10d10, 1d%, 2d12, 3d20

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    Seven (7) sets of seven dice, featuring a d4, d6, d8, d10, d%, d12, and d20.

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    The Xinshu Package -

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    Seven (7) sets of nine (9) dice: 1d4, 3d6, 1d8, 1d10, 1d%, 1d12, 1d20. This is two more d6 per set than the standard set.

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    Walker's Warchest: 1d2,1d4, 33d6, 1d8, 11d10, 1d%, 1d12, and 1d20.

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    Sixteen (16) sets of seven dice, featuring a d4, d6, d8, d10, d%, d12, and d20.

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    The Cole Set: 20d2, 10d4, 30d6, 10d8, 20d10, 10d%, 10d12 and 10d20

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