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Dice for writers, storytellers and gamers! Use 'em to plot your next novel! Roll 'em into your RPG! Gift 'em to your gaming buddies!

UPDATE: Now, when you back four dice or more, you'll get my new game Pop n' Locke's Last Heist!

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Roll over writer's block with Writer's Dice!

These are dice for writers, storytellers and gamers! In addition to the normal 1-6 pips, these dice are etched with six words packed with meaning: BUT, SO, AND, AS, OR, IF. Use them to plot your next novel! Roll them into your role-playing games! Gift them to your gaming buddies!


The Details
You can see some of the prototypes in these photos. Writer's Dice are 19mm standard acrylic. They're a little larger than your average dice with a satisfying heft to their roll. They even have all your regular 1-6 pips so you can roll them like normal dice, too. These are great gifts for writers, creatives and gamers.


What You Get
For every $5 you pledge, you'll get one die. Everyone who gets two or more dice will also get a downloadable PDF guide for using Writer's Dice in writing and gaming, including storytelling games like Happy Birthday, Robot! and Do: Pilgrims of the Flying Temple!


Inspiration
I've designed a few storytelling games that "game-ify" language. I like using dice rolls and game mechanics to create dynamic constraints on how players tell an ongoing story. It's a cute little niche I want to keep on exploring with Writer's Dice!


What We Get
The Kickstarter goal will cover an initial small production run for the dice. If it's wildly successful, we might be able to get a large enough print run that the dice could find there way into hobby stores, game stores and bookstores. Who knows what the future holds? Only your support can make it happen.

Find out more about my past projects and game design at http://www.danielsolis.com


Video Credits
MUSIC:
"Simple (But Fixed)" ©2009 D.J. Jiraku. Licensed to public under CC-BY-3.0 verify at http://www.jamendo.com/album/45027/

ILLUSTRATIONS:
Classroom. Source: Foster, Ellsworth D. "The American Educator" (Chicago: Ralph Durham Company, 1921) 176

Globe. Source: Whitney, William Dwight "The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language" (New York: The Century Co., 1911) 3: 2540

Dancing fairies. Source: Klugh, Maria "Tales from the Far North" (Chicago: A. Flanagan Company, 1909) 102

Dragon. Source: "The Editorial Board of the University Society Boys and Girls Bookshelf" (New York: The University Society, 1920) 282

Athens. Source: N. D'Anvers, "Illustrated Biographies of the Great Artists: Raffaello Sanzio Da Urbino" (London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, ND)32

Daibutsu. Source: E. S. Wright "Westward 'Round The World" (New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, 1908)38

Home. Source: L. H. Bailey "Garden-Making" (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1898) 133

Lesson based on a presentation by Trey Parker and Matt Stone.

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    For $5, you get one Writer's Die! That'll be a very short story. [International orders, please add $1 for shipping.]

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    For $10, you get two Writer's Dice! Create thrilling combinations like "AS IF" and "AND SO" and "BUT IF." Any backer at this level and over will also get a downloadable PDF guide for using these dice in writing and gaming! [International orders, please add $1 for shipping.]

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    For $20, you get four Writer's Dice and the PDF guide. Truly the ingredients of the world's next great novel! [International orders, please add $1 for shipping.]

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    For $50, you get ten Writer's Dice and the PDF guide. That's a lot of dice! Enough to write the next multi-volume epic. Watch out, Tolkien! [International orders, please add $2 for shipping.]

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