Fate Accessories, Pretty Enough to Eat
TL;DR - Want to see how the new dice set compares to previous ones we've done? Scroll down for the shinies!
Day 1 backers, you rock the casbah! Or the dice table! Or something else I’m not witty enough to come up with this early in the morning!
Fred? FRED? Is that you? Why do you sound different?!
We’re moving into new and uncharted waters here, folks. See, the Hat has a lot of Kickstarter awesomeness planned for 2018. Too much for one person, even if that one person is a Fred-cyborg. So we’ve built a Kickstarter team. You can imagine us all standing dramatically wearing capes that flap in the wind to underscore how capable we are.
The team includes:
Carrie Harris, aka the Tour Captain, aka the Person Writing this Update. I’m Evil Hat’s marketing director, creative director for a few games here and there, writer for others, and the official Evil Hat Pink Lion. I’m writing a lot of the bits you’re reading.
Fred Hicks, aka the Fred-cyborg. The Fred-cyborg knows things, and he has serious Google-fu. (Probably a part of his cyborg powers.) He’s an expert question answerer. He will likely answer your questions before the rest of us even know you asked. He’s also el Presidente of the Hat, if you’re new to this party.
Chris Hanrahan, aka the Retailer Extraordinaire. Chris not only steers the Evil Hat ship as our VP, but he also runs a game store too. Chris knows dice and gaming accessories like the back of his hand, and he’ll be helping to answer questions and shoot troubles.
Okay then, Pink Lion, what’s up?
I haz pictures of the sparkly, sparkly dice. I want to share them with you so we can all go, “OOOOOOOOO,” or make other covetous noises. Or maybe that’s just me.
We’ve gotten a lot of questions from owners of some of our current dice sets, wanting to know how the Accelerated Core set differs from what they already own. You have questions—I have answers! It must be fate.
I know. I know. I have a weakness for terrible puns. I apologize in advance.
ANYWAY. First, for comparison, the original Core Dice on the left and the Accelerated Core on the right. The Accelerated Core are significantly brighter and more vibrant than the now out-of-print original set. The color change means more light filtering through the dice, giving them more shimmer compared to the original set. So in both sets, you’ve still got the purple, green, and blue, but the Accelerated Core offers much brighter, fruitier shades.
The Atomic Robo Dice also share the same basic color profile, so let’s talk about them too, shall we? The Robo set includes one pearlized grey, a translucent blue, and a translucent green. The Accelerated Core has purple instead of grey, and all of the dice are iridescent. This makes for more shimmer and more variability in color when you hold the dice up to the light.
The upcoming Points stretch goal will be made of exactly the same material as the Accelerated Core blue, so you’ll have a pure match when you put them together. But we've got to unlock them in order to make that matching set happen. The Core blue is a bit darker, as you can see here.
Those Fate Points are in sight and reachable, and from the comments, it sounds like you’re as excited about them as I am. Let’s get those puppies unlocked!