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Help Evil Hat launch and expand a new line of Fudge Dice for use with Fate and Fudge roleplaying games (and more)!
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The $60,000 Stretch Goal Is... Wait For It...

Posted by Fred Hicks / Evil Hat Productions (Creator)
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TL;DR Summary: The final two weeks have begun! We're throwing some extra promotional effort into play to get the word out, but we could use your help too. There are banner graphics. Also, we're announcing the $60,000 set, but are waiting for samples before we show you the dice in it. Read on!

Happy Tuesday, Fate Dice faithful!

We're headed into our final two weeks of the campaign, and we're charging into it full-force thanks in part to a mailing to our fans we did yesterday to drum up more backer support. We've also fired up a few modest advertising campaigns to help us all reach for those stretch goals -- to get us that Vampire Dice set at $50,000, and hopefully to stretch beyond as well, for even more.

Our reach, though, only goes so far -- and that's why we need your support as well to get the word out. Tell your fellow gaming brethren about these dice, and talk about your pledge out loud on your blogs and tweetings and facebookery and so forth! It might not seem like much, but when many voices speak together, they get heard.

In addition, we have a few banner graphics for use on your sites, if you're willing to give us a little ad-time wherever you hang up your digital shingle. You can download the banner images here, here, and here. Thanks!

Now, normally on a Tuesday we would reveal a new set, a new stretch goal. And we are going to reveal the name and concept of our next set today, but it's going to be without mock-ups of the dice. The reason for this is simple: we've got samples working their way to us now, and we may have them as early as by the end of this week. Rather than expend effort on mocking them up -- especially given the style we're going for here -- we'd prefer to wait and show you the actual dice.

So with that in mind, here's half of the reveal: our $60,000 stretch goal will be the Eldritch Dice set! 

Eldritch Dice will be a dark, arcane, and (dare we say it) tentacular themed set, featuring dark greens, purples, greys, and inked with a bright, yellow-green glow-in-the-dark ink for playing in the most shadowy of environs. 

We found out from our supplier that we can, after all, swirl together two pearlized colors (after originally being told otherwise), and we want to use this technique to produce some really strongly marbled, darkly lustrous dice with an overall green and purple color scheme across the set. At the same time, the results of this approach can be a little hit or miss; every color combination is an experiment that's hard to predict. That's why we want to get the samples in hand rather than mock them up -- our mock-ups could end up well off the mark! We'll also look into the possibilities of a dark translucent die in the set, and will do some low-light tests to investigate if the glow in the dark ink can be seen through such a die, and whether that effect is actually something desirable

Lots of unknown territory getting explored here! Which is why, at the end of the day, we're likely to go a few rounds with the samples until we zero in on our final Eldritch set. We'll keep you in the loop throughout this investigation into dicey mysteries both mystical and maddening, of course. :)

We think the Eldritch set has a lot of potential to offer something unusual and fun to the Fudge Dice fans out there, and we're looking forward to working with you to make this Fate Dice set a reality. (Edit: if funded at $60k, this, too, will be a $15 set.)

We'll see you towards the end of the week when we hope our next round of samples will come in. Thanks again, and always, for your support!

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    1. Fred Hicks / Evil Hat Productions 13-time creator

      Make sure to doublecheck the pledge calculator spreadsheet, Dennis ... $123 sounds like 7 $15 sets + 1 $18 set, but that'd leave off the $10 for two shipments ($5 per).

    2. Dennis D Duquette on

      I'm in the U.S. and I originally pledged US$ 68. Now my pledge is US$ 123 (2 shipments, one of each).

      The Eldritch set doesn't threaten my sanity. I haven't any left. I must have them all.

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      Steve Ela on

      Fred has a talent for Kickstarter. The Fate Core was the first one I backed, and was excited to see updates when they came out. Now this one is picking through my wallet as well. The product is great, but its the excitement from the stretch goals that keep me coming back.
      Now I just hope to have something in hand by DragonCon this year :-)
      PS - EvilHat should set up a booth at D*C. You'd make a killing!

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      Ep on

      Thanks, Fred!

    5. Fred Hicks / Evil Hat Productions 13-time creator

      We'll see how we like the translucent experiment, Jason. :)

    6. Fred Hicks / Evil Hat Productions 13-time creator

      Folks won't make their selections until after the kickstarter's over (actually several months after, once we can show folks the final form of each set).

      If you pledged $133, that'd make for $10 in shipping and $123 in dice. You'd then, I imagine, select $123 in dice, once the selection survey goes out. If you overpledged, that'd go towards doubling up on existing sets, I imagine.

    7. Jason Summerlott on

      Loving the Eldritch theme...

      I have to say I'd *prefer* them as an all-pearlized set, though. The swirled pearlized arrangement you descripe sounds perfect for this theme, and subtle variations on a color scheme like this just feel right.

      Let's be honest, if they're unlocked, I'm getting them even if you do opt for a translucent offering (and I'm upping my pledge to help achieve that goal momentarily).

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      Ep on

      What happens if we pledge enough for all 8 sets - $133, according to the spreadsheet - and only 6 sets are funded? Does that extra $30 get you anything besides the 6 funded sets? Thanks.

    9. Fred Hicks / Evil Hat Productions 13-time creator

      "Hey, Fred, not sure I've seen you address this. Will these extended dice sets, like the Eldritch above, only be produced if we make the $60,000 stretch goal?"

      The Valentine set was funded at $40,000, and will be produced.

      The Vampire set will be funded at $50,000, and will be produced if we hit that target.

      The Eldritch set will be funded at $60,000, and will be produced if we hit that target.

    10. Jackson Starky on

      Centurion, Core, Atomic Robo, Valentine, Vampire, Eldritch... that's my six Pool Party sets, Fred. Any more than that, and I might be persuaded to kick in for the $18 sets just because... and then where am I going to find all those players? I suppose I'll have to start up a cult of the Elder Gods and recruit them... ;-D

    11. Jackson Starky on

      Muahahahaha... now I want pictures... and yes, I know they might drive me mad, and no, I don't care. All hail great Cthulhu!

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      Jeff Craig on

      Hey, Fred, not sure I've seen you address this. Will these extended dice sets, like the Eldritch above, only be produced if we make the $60,000 stretch goal?

    13. Michael Moore

      I was waiting for the Vampire dice. Had to jump in for the Eldritch to make it happen.

    14. Fred Hicks / Evil Hat Productions 13-time creator

      Hope that reality lives up to the promise -- I'm certainly going to work hard to make sure it does. :)

    15. Joe on

      Heavens to Betsy. I can't wait to see the samples, but let's not kid ourselves -- I'm *going* to be getting a set.

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      Shachihoko on

      I just want you to know that you guys at Evil Hat are the very best possible kind of *utterly insane*. The *very* best.

      That said, I really do want to see the prototypes for this ... and I also need to go back over the Second Batch reveals thus far and see how much more money I can justify throwing at you. ;.; However, I will also be sure to help continue spreading the word about this Kickstarter - I can at least do THAT much.

    17. Fred Hicks / Evil Hat Productions 13-time creator

      $15! As was foretold in the spreadsheets of old, and also the edited text of this post. Dark! Arcane! Mysterious!

    18. Marion F. Carpenter Jr.

      With all the experimenting, I have to ask, is this going to be one of the special higher priced sets or is it still going to be $15 dollars? Green and purples... Oh you are a sick, evil, twisted... I LOVE YOU MAN! Poking all my facebook friends NOW!

    19. Adán Tejada on

      I was completely comfortable where I was, and then I read "bright, yellow-green glow-in-the-dark ink".... CURSE YOU!!!! I already have glow-in-the-dark Dresden Files dice from when the RPG was released, but now I'm going to have to have the dice with the glow-in-the-dark ink.

      I mean, I don't have a choice. I HAVE TO...

      To quote a certain Hater: "Dayum".

    20. Schaeffer Tolliver

      I don't even know the math. I'll figure it out later.. I'll probably be upping it again before the end anyway. Ha!

    21. Schaeffer Tolliver

      You had me at tentacles. Time to get clicking, sharing and UP MY PLEDGE!

    22. Robert Moore

      XD Now I'm technically pledged for two sets we haven't even unlocked... lol

    23. Robert Moore

      Shut up and take my money!

    24. Fred Hicks / Evil Hat Productions 13-time creator

      Neither can we. :)

    25. Invictus - Gardener of Valoria

      Woah! Awesome! Can't wait to see the samples.