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What’s This?

This project is all about creating a line of unique dice designs.
We here at ClockWise Studios are super excited to announce our first Kickstarter project: Six Sided Summoner: A Clockwise Dice Project. On a recent episode of our podcast, we spent some time brainstorming a game that incorporated specially designed dice as figurines. Well we got so obsessed (read: excited) about the idea of dice that represent creatures that we got to work on designs right away. After a couple months of design work with our illustrator, we are happy to present a series of custom made dice designed to represent some of our favorite fantasy creatures: The Cockatrice, The Leviathan, The Kitsune, and The Spider Queen. All classic creatures that we think deserve a little more time in the spotlight. Each dice side is designed around a part of the creature so that, when combined, the dice give the impression of a full game piece or figurine.

Who Are We?

We are Billy Rouse and Corey Lang. We are a couple of pals who are trying to get a start in the indie board game scene. Together, we are ClockWise Studios. This dice collection is our very first project and, hopefully, a stepping stone to greater things. If you want to know more about us, feel free to head over to our website!

The Dice

Each die is designed after a different creature. Most of the backer rewards are different quantities of dice! Pick your favorite(s) and give us a creating something awesome. Also note that shipping in the United States is free as part of our Kickstarter campaign!
All backer rewards are also shipped with a handwritten thank you note.

Cockatrice
Body of a large rooster. Serpentine Tail. Turns stuff to stone.

Cockatrice
Cockatrice

Leviathan
Sea Serpent!

Leviathan
Leviathan

Kitsune
A nine tailed fox.
*Those of you who have actually heard of this creature before, probably noticed that we pronounced it wrong in the video. We are aware. Sorry about that*

Kitsune
Kitsune

Spider Queen 
Exactly what it sounds like.

Spider Queen
Spider Queen

The images above are just previews sent to us by the manufacturer. You may notice that some of the orientations are a little strange (the Kitsune's feet being over its head for example). These issues have been corrected in the final version. 

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Other Rewards

In addition to the dice, we have a few other neat rewards that will be exclusive to the Kickstarter Campaign. For starters, if you back at any tier that gives you 2 or more of each design, we’ll give you exclusive playtester access to a game we our working on right now. We’re planning on this to be our very first board game release and it will incorporate these very dice (and some other neat stuff as well). We’ll update you with progress on this game as we design it, and provide you with print and play versions of the game from prototype to finish. You can find more information about it here. Please note that this Kickstarter is exclusively for the collectible dice. The pledges made for this campaign will not affect any of game design projects. Also, if you become a playtester, we are not promising a finished board game (though we certainly hope that’s what we’ll end up with). 

Plush Dice Chest
Plush Dice Chest

 We also have a handful of limited edition plush dice chests. These dice chests are designed and hand stitched by Billy. They also take a long time to craft, so we only have a few available. Get em while they last! Finally, you may have heard about our podcast, Talking Clockwise. It may have even been how you got here. If you back at the podcast tier, we will bring you on for an podcast segment and talk about the gaming topic of your choice.* We’re going to have a whole episode dedicated to our Kickstarter community. It’s gonna be great! *note that we have final approval on any topics. We will veto anything that we think is inappropriate for the podcast. Your favorite wrestler is probably not a great topic. Then again… that could make a good board game….

Stretch Goals

For the time being, we only have 1 stretch goal: At $5000 we will commission our designer to create illustrations of each of our creatures. What’s even better is that we will send mini prints of each creature die you ordered completely for free at all backer levels! These prints will only be available as part of our Kickstarter campaign.

Original Cockatrice Design
Original Cockatrice Design
Original Kitsune Design
Original Kitsune Design
Original Leviathan Design
Original Leviathan Design
Original Spider Queen Design
Original Spider Queen Design

Add Ons

Once the Kickstarter campaign has finished, if we are fully funded, we will be offering additional dice as add ons to your existing backer tier. Add on dice will be $3 each. 

Manufacturing

All of our dice are manufactured by Q-Workshop. They are a custom dice manufacturer with a history of great support for Kickstarter projects. We’ve already seen some excellent prototypes. The downside? Custom dice are expensive. But we completely believe that the quality is worth the cost!

Risks and challenges

Well, this is our first project. Thankfully, it's also a relatively simple project. We already have all of the dice designed. We have seen prototypes and we're thrilled with them. Essentially, all that's left to do is get a large run of dice manufactured. And this project consisnts of only one product from one manufacturer. Q Workshop has a history of quality work on board games and they've done a lot of kickstarter projects as well. We have been communicating with them a lot to get all of the details nailed down and we are very excited to move forward. So short of everything getting lost in the mail, we don't see any big issues.

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    1 creature D6 of your choice

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    Collect them All:
    You get one copy of each creature (Kitsune, Cockatrice, Leviathan, and Spider Queen).

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    1 Set of Your Choice
    Six dice of the same creature of your choice. Choose between the Kitsune, Cockatrice, Leviathan, and Spider Queen. Use them for your favorite dice games, as counters, or just line them up on a shelf so you can see all six sides at once.

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    Six Sided Summoner Playtest Tier:
    emember how we mentioned that these dice were inspired by a brainstorm session for a new game? Well we're working on that game right now! If you select this tier, we'll send you 2 of each design. Plus we will give you exclusive access to the print and play version of the game we are designing through all stages of development and access to an exclusive email address for kickstarter backers that we can use for feedback and game updates. Please note that this kickstarter is for DICE ONLY. We are not promising a completed game upon completion of this campaign.

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    Double Set of the Dice of your Choice (12 dice)
    You get a full set of six dice for 2 creature designs for a total of 12 Dice (you may choose the same design multiple times).

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    All Except One (18 dice)
    So you really don't like one of the designs. That's fine. We're accomodating. Choose this level and you get a full set (6 dice) of 3 designs of your choice (you may choose the same design more than once).

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    Special Edition
    Everything included in the Playtester Tier (2 copies of each die & playtester access) and we'll send the dice to you in a hand made plush treasure chest. A custom dice holder made by our very own Billy Rouse.

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    Full Set of Every Design!
    You get a set of six dice for all four creatures (Kitsune, Spider Queen, Leviathan, and Cockatrice). That's 24 dice! We'll also give you playtester access to the Six Sided Summoner Board Game. How Exciting!

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    Podcast Tier
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    Limited Edition - Full Set
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    So Many Dice!
    You get 12 of each design! That's 48 dice. We don't know what you're doing with them all, but we're happy to ship them to you. Of course, this level comes with all the playtester perks as well.

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    100 Dice!
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