Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
#{project_title}'s video poster

Tired of games always asking you to roll a d3 when there's no such thing. Well that's a thing of the past with our new 3 sided dice! Read more

488
backers
$4,736
pledged of $3,000 goal

Funding Canceled

Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on March 16, 2014.

Tired of games always asking you to roll a d3 when there's no such thing. Well that's a thing of the past with our new 3 sided dice!

About this project

Why?

The game is looking good, your on the attack, your friend is starting to sweat as your wizard picks a spell. You cast fireballs and cause d3 wounds.....d3 wounds? Where is your d3? Has this or similar ever happened to you? As a long time tabletop wargamer I have been frustrated by this often. Sure you can just roll a 6 sided dice and either count 1-2 as 1, 3-4 as 2, and 5-6 as 3 or even just keep rolling until you get a 1, 2 or 3. But there is just something about this that doesn't seem right. So finally one night I decided to create a working three sided dice. Have any of you ever tried the down right laughable d3s already out there? Like the one shaped like a pyramid that rolls even worse or the long triangles that have 2 sides with no numbers and therefore must be re-rolled if it lands on them then you know that a true d3 does not exist. Until now that is!

What is it?

Broken Arrow Games is proud to bring you the first real working d3. A simple design shaped kinda like a bean. Rounded on all but 3 flat sides opposite the numbers so only the 1, 2,or 3 can point up. 

Large 1 inch dice.
Large 1 inch dice.
Small 19mm dice.
Small 19mm dice.

Because of the rounded nature of the dice they roll very well and make cheating impossible. The flat sides also left some room to have interesting designs and markings. The ones you see are my prototype dice I hand-made out of wood the real ones will be made from acrylic, they roll and bounce very well. The colors are red and blue so far with equal amounts sent in each order ie: an order of 6 dice will get you 3 red and 3 blue dice.

Sizes

There are 2 different sizes shown but only one will go into production. There will be a running poll to decide the final size. To vote just message or email which size you would rather have after you back the project. We will keep a running tally with who voted for which size and update a pie chart daily to show the results. Why are we limiting the campaign to only one size? The cost of each mold is around $1300.00 so we can not afford both molds. 

1 inch on left 19mm on right
1 inch on left 19mm on right

This is a pic of the dice next to a standard six sided 19mm dice.

Size tally

Day 24 is done! No change today. Note- for those of you who have not voted to be fair we will send out a poll to everyone to get final votes to decide the winner.

Its Fudging Time

#{project_title}'s video poster

The fudge dice has arrived! After getting many requests for fudge dice here they are. These are the wooden hand-made prototype dice I made to see how well they work. The ones you receive will be made from acrylic like a standard dice. As fudge dice are designed to only have 3 outcomes the D3 is the perfect match for them and games that use them. A plus side, minus side, and blank side they roll and bounce very well. They are red and blue only for the demos, the real ones will be made with many different colors to choose from. The color options will be posted soon.

Chainmail Dice Bag

Carry your unique dice in style with a chainmail dice bag. Each dice bag is made from over 700 machine cut bright aluminum 16 gauge chainmail links. They are over 7 inches long and can hold a whopping 200+ 16mm dice! Each bag is topped with a leather strap 'black/brown' for easy carrying and fastening shut. I have been making chainmail armor for years and each bag will be hand made by me.

Dragonscale Dice Bag

Chainmail not cool enough for you? Want something truly unique that only a very few will ever have? Then look no further as these Dragonscale dice bags will be hand-made to your color choice. Choose either all 1 color or any 2 stripped as in the picture.

This is not my bag. Used as an example.
This is not my bag. Used as an example.
Your color options.
Your color options.

Only 100 will ever be made! Each bag will have a numbered plaque with your name on it as its base inside the bag. You get to pick the color of the plaque and your name/title.

My name as an example
My name as an example

The scales will be knitted together with black thread so the inside of the bag will be soft and smooth to not scratch anything inside. Fastened at the top with a black leather strap for easy closing, opening, and hanging. A serious collectors item for those of you who come to kickstarter to get something unique not found anywhere else. Note -  the reward tier says only 99. That is not a typo bag number 100 is saved for a special upcoming event. Details soon.

Stretch Goals

$4,000.00 - +1 dice roll to all Let Lady Luck Decide orders

$5,000.00 - +2 dice to all non-bulk (High Roller) orders

$6,000.00 - +6 dice to all bulk (High Roller) orders

$7,000.00 - +1 dice roll to all Let Lady Luck Decide Orders

$8,000.00 - +1 dice to all non-bulk (High Roller) orders

$9,000.00 - +4 dice to all bulk (High Roller) orders

The future

Broken Arrow Games is a game designing company my girlfriend and I made to showcase the games we've been making for a few years. This is our first game piece design so we look forward and welcome any comments you may have either on the dice themselves or additions to our campaign. Being new to kickstarter we learn as we go and will be reinvesting in the kickstarter comunity by spending 5% of the profits on other kickstarter campaigns with http://kickingitforward.org/

Risks and challenges

There is the risk that the product could be unsatisfactory. However, this is unlikely because:

(a) It is a simple design (a solid piece of acrylic)
(b) The production company I am using specializes in game pieces and dice
(c) I will request to see the prototype that will be used to create the mold.

Because this product, like most nowadays, is coming from China, there could be a delay in delivery. That is why we have chosen the very safe delivery date of September. Of course we will ship the dice as soon as they are ready.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

FAQ

Rewards

  • You selected
    $3 reward

    333 backers All gone!

    Early Rollers - Roll into history as the first backers! Get 6 dice includes US S&H.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $5 reward

    55 backers

    The Safe Bet - 6 Dice includes US S&H.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $5 reward

    7 backers

    Fudge It - You get 6 Fudge Dice includes US S&H.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $10 reward

    22 backers

    Double Down - 12 Dice includes US S&H.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $12 reward

    11 backers

    Let Lady Luck Decide - We roll 7 of our d3 and you get the amount rolled in dice. Between 7 - 21 dice, do you feel lucky?

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $25 reward

    17 backers

    High Roller - 50 Dice! Includes US S&H

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $25 reward

    10 backers

    Chainmail Dice Bag - 1 chainmail dice bag with 6 dice of your choice.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $50 reward

    31 backers Limited (68 left of 99)

    Dragonscale Dice Bag - Get a one of a kind, numbered, personalized dragonscale dice bag and 6 dice of your choice.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $100 reward

    1 backer All gone!

    The Golden Bag - Get bag #100 with every prototype dice I have/will make for the duration of the campaign and 12 dice of your choice. It is a Dragonscale dice bag made with golden scales with a special golden plaque. Topped off with leather straps ending in large 24K gold scales. These Large scales will not be gold coloring as the rest of the bag they will be 3 micron 24K gold plating over solid bronze! These were plated by the same company that does the Oscars! A true collectors item only 1 will ever be made!

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world

Funding period

- (30 days)