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    1. Jeremy Huntink on June 6, 2012

      While it never reached it's goal I do hope to see this re-appear in the general future with all the gained knowledge from it. A different angle, better promotion and knowing what you are doing from the start will go a long way. Good luck and hopefully a see you later!

    2. Gerolf Nikolay on June 2, 2012

      Maybe you could team up with some RPG developers. They often offer dices as stretch goals, like Deadlands Noir: http://uploads.peginc.com/Dice_Small.png
      Good luck!

    3. Michael Russell on May 30, 2012

      if this doesn't make funding will you have a way for us to still get the dice?

    4. George Edward Purdy 2-time creator on May 25, 2012

      There are a few on the web site here: http://purdydesign.com/dice/

      I'm hesitant to show too many up front, but I probably should show more of them. There are some very unusual ones.

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      Edward on May 24, 2012

      I liked some of the designs that you show on the page and and video. Will you be Showing more of your design concepts on the updates during the drive.

    6. George Edward Purdy 2-time creator on May 8, 2012

      Although some designs are more irregular than others, the plan is for the first run of 3D printed prototypes to go through extensive roll testing to make sure there's little to no bias in the results generated by these dice as randomizers. One of the great things about designing these in software and generating rapid prototypes is the ability to make changes in the design before it's finalized.

    7. Pete
      on May 8, 2012

      What are you doing to check the "fairness" of these dice? I can imagine some (particularly the d20 with raised numbers) will balance significantly better on some numbers rather than others...

    8. George Edward Purdy 2-time creator on May 7, 2012

      My intention is to set up forums and an online poll to determine which sets get made first, so the backers will be able to choose. The prototypes/positives will be 3D printed, but the dice will be molded. Injection molding is possible for some designs, but others have prohibitive undercuts in their designs, so rubber molding and casting with high quality resins will probably be the better way. My primary focus is on quality, so there will be a number of test castings to determine which plastics offer the best qualities. They need to allow paint to adhere for numbering, and they need a certain weight for rolling properly. The translucent ones will need very specific properties so their surfaces shine and they catch the light well in the facets. With smaller scale resin casting it will be easier to make specific dice sets to meet individual needs, rather than mass production via assembly line. The biggest difference is in cure time. A plastic injection molding machine spits the out in seconds, while resin casting in rubber molds can take several minutes or even hours depending on the specific type of resin.

    9. David Cassiday
      on May 7, 2012

      Which of the sets you have displayed are on offer as a backer reward? Will these be 3d printed or injection molded? Is there a balance issue with embossed compared to the debossed standard for dice?

    10. George Edward Purdy 2-time creator on May 7, 2012

      I should be clearer about the size of the dice as currently designed. I felt like they needed to be a bit larger to capture more of the detail in the designs, and I'm actually open to offering different sizes in the future since 3D printing the prototypes/positives makes it easy to change the size of the dice. For the sake of scale, a Gamescience d6 is about 0.5" square, while in a set of the dice I've designed the d6 is about 0.8" square, so the whole set is a bit larger than typical dice, but I wouldn't say they're jumbo-sized or anything that would seem absurd on a gaming table.

      If this succeeds, I definitely plan to go into full scale production. It's really a question of demand. As long as there's a demand for one of the dice sets that I've designed, I want to make sure people can have them. I'm also hoping to follow up by releasing my own RPG books through the internet as well if there's enough interest.

    11. David Cassiday
      on May 7, 2012

      When you say large, are we talking 36.5 mm? Also, are you planning to go into full scale production of custom dice if this succeeds?