$650
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, August 1 2019 12:43 PM UTC +00:00.

$650
pledged of $6,000pledged of $6,000 goal
24
backers
8days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, August 1 2019 12:43 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Somewhere around 2012, I started having a few customized dice made up here and there to giveaway as handouts to give to people at gaming events. It was not long after that, that many in two of the gaming communities I belonged to, Shroud of the Avatar, and the Ultima Dragons, begin indicating I should do an eight-sided die, drawing inspiration from the Ultima Games, and putting a Virtue symbol on each side.

Here we are today, many years later, in which I have given away thousands of dice and sold tens of thousands of dice, finally attempting that project with the help of Geeks Collaborating! 

Virtue Polymer (AKA Poly) D8 (Eight Sided) Dice - RENDERING
Virtue Polymer (AKA Poly) D8 (Eight Sided) Dice - RENDERING

The Dice

Funding for this project will unlock two types of dice. Both are a D8 using the same artwork. One is for a more traditional Beige Polymer D8 with the Virtue symbols ENGRAVED and inked in black. The Picture Jasper is authentic Gemstone Picture Jasper, also engraved and inked in black.

Shawn picked out the two styles and I agreed with him, on the basis they both give a sort of parchment look.

Virtue Picture Jasper D8 (Actual Prototype, not a Render)
Virtue Picture Jasper D8 (Actual Prototype, not a Render)

The Game

Shawn M. Hescock has agreed to help me in designing a game of some type that will at the minimum use one of the dice. It may also use the cutout tokens, as well as some other standard gaming items most people can supply themselves or that we may have available for sale after the Kickstarter. Examples could be standard Polyhedral gaming dice, Playing cards, pencil, paper, etc...

A Print and Play copy of the game will be available to anyone that pledges at any level that comes with a D8. 

The Dice Bag

Using the Artwork from Adventure Post by Indi Martin of Tortoise & Hare Creations we will create a custom printed dice bag. These are a black 3x4 inch, black velvet, drawstring pouch. The image will be printed on vinyl and heat transferred.  They come out really nice! Please note the following image is a prototype and we plan on improving the border a bit.

The Die in the photo is a standard sized D8 to show scale.

Prototype Virtue Dice Bag - Artwork @2019 Indi Martin
Prototype Virtue Dice Bag - Artwork @2019 Indi Martin

Virtue Cutouts

The Cutouts are a Postcard sized sheet of Tokens and Miniatures on a thin cardstock. You are able to cut these out, the miniatures have tabs on the bottom you fold and tape (or glue), and you can them use them in your tabletop games.

Primarily I use something like this for when I run RPG campaigns, and they make great little props to put out on the table for my campaigns. You could, of course, use them to replace your Meeple in board games as well. 

I will be using all of the same artwork that is on the D8 die, to put on a sheet of these. Whether I will be duplicating those 8 images several times, or instead of doing one set of those combined with other artwork, is yet to be decided.  There is a possibility these counters may be useable somehow in the game also!

I have not made these yet so instead I'm going to share an image from one of my Adventure Post Cutouts, which is a Monthly Patreon Subscription for similar cutouts. They would be similar to these but using the Virtue (and possibly related) artwork.

July 2019 Adventure Post Cutouts, Postcard size, with Standard Sized D8
July 2019 Adventure Post Cutouts, Postcard size, with Standard Sized D8
Adventure Post Cutouts #1-#4
Adventure Post Cutouts #1-#4

The Art

Virtue artwork for the Dice and Cutouts was created by  Michael Wight (AKA Gremlin Legions). Some modification to "simplify" it a bit more for dice engraving was done by the dice manufacturers. The Cutouts and Tokens will use unmodified versions.

Dice Bag Artwork came from Adventure Post by Indi Martin of Tortoise & Hare Creations.

Stretch Goals?

 If it looks like we are going to fund the project, or at least have a decent chance at it, then I have a stretch goal or two in mind I will introduce at that time.

Shipping

Shipping inside the US will be $5, outside the US will be $15. This cost is added to your pledge automatically. The $1 and $2.00 tiers have no shipping.

Add-On Store

Rather then have add-on's after the Kickstarter, instead you may add extra to your pledge for the additional items you want. When we send out the Kickstarter Survey it will have the options for how to allocate your extra funds. By doing it this way, your extra's will count towards funding, increasing the chances of success.

There will NOT be additional shipping for these options, as they will ship with the items from your pledge tier.

*Please note you must be pledged at a Dice tier to buy extras, so the $1.00 and $2.00 tier is excluded from this option.

Add (as many time as you want for each option):

-$3.00 x1 Polymer

-$5.00 x2 Polymer (you can do this multiple times for 2, 4, 6, etc)

-$14.00 x1 Stone Die

-$4.50 per Bag

Post-Kickstarter Sales

There will be pre-order purchase options for items from the Kickstarter at the Caveloot.com store after the Kickstarter ends, if we fund. I WILL set it up, so that if you purchase any of those items, and are a Kickstarter, you can purchase them at no additional shipping since I could ship them with your pledge items. 

*That is with the possible exception of the Stone Dice. It is unlikely I will be ordering more of the Stone dice then needed for fullment, except a margin for error. Polymer pre-order options would be a limited quantity. Bag's and Cut Out Card's are almost print on demand for me, so would not have a limit.

Risks and challenges

The design for everything is already done, with the exception of the cutouts (which I can do within a few hours), but we may tweak a few things here or there. Other then the game everything else just needs to be paid for and ordered. Lead time is a bit long as the stone dice do take a while to complete. Goal is to have everything going out in early December or earlier.

With those lead times that gives Shawn and I several months to work on the.

Sometimes Kickstarters don't fund. While there is interest in a product, sometimes it just costs to much to produce and distribute. In the event this Kickstarter does not fund, it is my intent to launch again in the future, with the goal of just funding the Polymer dice. Perhaps the stone dice may be a bit to much, but we only had one way to find out!

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