Free dice for backers? YES PLEASE.
TL;DR – Free dice for all shipping backers! A sneak peek at a hidden Dice/Point combo! More info and visualizations for the Points!
Lots to talk about today, so let’s get right to it, shall we?
Free Ghost Dice!
When we were making our set of Frost Dice, we ended up with a big pile of gorgeous mistakes—an icy-blue translucent set that thawed our frosty hearts but just didn’t fit into the set the way we wanted. We’ve been calling them Ghost Dice, and today we're announcing that every backer (who's having a shipment come their way) will get a free set of four Ghost Dice in their shipment!
Spooky Dice and Points Preview!
We hear you—you’re incredibly excited by our new Fate Points, and so are we! With that in mind, we’re thinking hard about how we’ve structured this Kickstarter, and how we might reorder some of the later stretch goals. With that in mind, we’d like your input. So starting with this update, we're going to be doing a series of previews of our hidden stretches so we can get your feedback. Chime in in the comments!
Today, we’ve got a sneak peek of our 3-pack set of Spooky Dice. These dice come in eerie green inked in purple, witchy purple inked in green, and glow-in-the-dark white inked in purple (the glow on these things is pretty amazing). We’re also incredibly excited about the idea of pairing our Spooky Dice with a set of Spooky Glow Fate Points to match, in the same glow-in-the-dark material as the dice (just a mock-up for now, since we haven't gotten the mold for the Fate Points made yet).
OOOOOOOOO. Spooky AND pretty at the same time. Take a look!
We’d like to hear what you think. Is this the kind of thing you’re excited to see? What do you like about it? We’ve got lots of stretch goals, and we’d like to pull the ones out of the stack that most excite you, so tell us all the things! Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
Visualizing the Fate Points!
We get it. It’s hard to picture exactly how the Fate Points would stack up against the Dice, and sometimes a text description just isn’t enough. As we’ve said before, the Points will be made out of the same material as the dice, and they’re about the size of two American quarters stacked atop one another.
Here's a look at what the size of a token would be (roughly — quarters are maybe 2-3% smaller, but they're very close), put right next to the dice that are the same material that the Fate Point would be made from.
Seriously, look at how gorgeous these are gonna be.
We're looking at putting 30 in each package. What's that look like? Well... this.
Because the molds for these are super expensive—about $3000!—we didn’t want to take the plunge to have them made until we knew if people were really excited about our take on Fate Points. But this should give you an idea of the form factor for the finished product.
Wondering about weight/heft? Well, that'll take some math. Four of the Accelerated Core Blue Fate Dice come in at about 0.6 ounces. Our dice are 16mm cubes, so that's 0.6 ounces for a little over 16,000 cubic millimeters, or 0.15oz per single die, 4k cubic mm. Our Fate Points are squat cylinders with a 25mm diameter and 4mm height. The volume on that cylinder is a little under 2,000 cubic mm (~1963), so one Fate Point token should weigh about half of what a die made of the same material weighs, or around 0.07oz. So a set of 30 Fate Points should come in a little over 2 ounces, approximately the same weight as a package of 12 Fate Dice.
So there you have it! Short of putting the money and a few months of time into getting the mold constructed and prototypes made, that's our best shot at giving you what you need to imagine what our Fate Points will be like. Any questions? Let us know!
And as always, we really appreciate your feedback and support. As with all of our Kickstarters, we want to give you what you want whenever we can! Sadly, our brain-reading machine is down at the moment, so we’ll be showing you more possibilities and doing our best to put your favorites into your grabby hands.