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Inspired by the retro-future scifi of the 1950's, Rocket Dice will add a unique vibe to any space-themed board game in need of dice.
Inspired by the retro-future scifi of the 1950's, Rocket Dice will add a unique vibe to any space-themed board game in need of dice.
1,263 backers pledged $67,629 to help bring this project to life.

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Because Rocket Dice are cool, they should have a cool place to live. So, I present the Rocket Dice Bag by Greyed Out Productions. This handmade bag is roomy, stands up on it's own, and has a double drawstring to make it easy to close. Greyed Out screen prints all of their cloth by hand and this retro-future rocketship design was inspired by the Rocket Dice project. I'm very pleased to offer the Rocket Dice Bag as an exclusive add-on available ONLY through this Kickstarter project. It will never be available in this color combination (Kickstarter-Green with White Screen Printing) anywhere else.

Because Alien Frontiers is such a wonderful game, you might want to pick up an extra copy or two for your friends or your game club. Well, we've got you covered there too. Check out these Alien Frontiers add-ons.

We also have several pledge levels designed to get your current copy of Alien Frontiers all tricked-out with Rocket Dice. We've also got pledge levels bundled with copies of Alien Frontiers if you're just now finding out about this amazing game.

Rocket Dice are perfect for Alien Frontiers, but they're not JUST for Alien Frontiers. Rocket Dice can be used with ANY space game that uses standard six-sided dice.

The rocket dice concept has been bouncing around in my head for a year or two, now, ever since I picked up a copy of Battle Ball at the thrift store and saw their football-shaped D6. A rocket isn't too different in shape.

The prototypes shown in the video above were made from a 3D sculpture by Greg and Dann May. I sketched out the design drawing above and they turned out several variations as 3D renders. The fins were the hardest part to nail down stylistically; they had to stay out of the way when the dice were rolling and they had to look like a retro-future spaceship. Once we had the fins locked down, Dann and Greg suggested the forward windows and it was a great addition! We had a die shape that was functional, thematic, and had lots of character.

The next step was to turn the 3D renders in to physical objects. 3D printing offered the best solution to the task at hand. Since we also produce the Blackwater Gulch miniatures, we enlisted the help of our 3D vendor, jasonwiresproductions.com. Jason printed six dice for us and painted five of them in the Alien Frontiers colors. He didn't paint the pips, though, so I colored them in with a sharpie. So, don't complain about how the pips look bad. These are just the prototypes and the pips on the real dice will be professionally done.

Speaking of Professionally done, we will use Panda Games Manufacturing to make these dice if the Kickstarter project is successful. It's possible that the final product may be slightly different than the prototypes shown here, but Panda has done lots of dice and plastics for us and we're sure they'll do a great job on these Rocket Dice.

This project launched with only the dream of making Rocket Dice with Pips, but when the backers blew through all of my stretch goals in a little over one day, I had to come up with new ideas. Based on backer comments, I've added "Fudge Dice", also known as "Fate Dice" which are used in several RPG systems. Then, when you unlocked all 12 colors of Fudge Dice, I added Numeral Dice.  Now you've unlocked all 12 Numeral Dice, you're working on the RPG Dice. You people are GREAT!

Please help spread the word about Rocket Dice. Click the image below for a Dropbox folder with Avatar images of all the Rocket Dice colors.

You can also Tweet, Facebook, Reddit the image below to help spread the word about Rocket Dice. Your support will make Rocket Dice a success!

Rocket Dice is proudly presented by GameBits, a new label specializing in accessories for your favorite games. GameBits products are produced and distributed by Game Salute and carry the Springboard Seal of Quality.

Concept & Design: W David MacKenzie

3D Modeling: Greg & Dann May

3D Prototyping: Jason Wires Productions

Executive Producer: W. David MacKenzie

Design Studio: GameBits

Publisher: Game Salute

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Risks and challenges

We run campaigns for tons of games and many of them include custom dice, so we have a good handle on what it takes to make custom dice, but this is our first "dice only" project and only our second "game accessory" project. That said, we have no doubts about our ability to carry through on this project and deliver a top-notch product that you're going to love using.

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    COOL D6 –– One Rocket Die in a color of your choice. Free shipping in the USA.

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    ROCKET DICE –– One 6-pack of Rocket Dice in a single color. Add additional single-color 6-packs to ANY pledge level for $8 each in the USA or $10 each Internationally. Free shipping in the USA.

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    RPG ROCKET DICE –– One 7-Dice set of RPG Rocket Dice in a single color. Add additional single-color 7-Dice RPG sets to ANY pledge level for $15 each in the USA or $18 each Internationally. Free shipping in the USA.

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    RAINBOW FLEET –– One Rainbow Pips Collection: a 12-Pack of Rocket Dice with Pips (one each of Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, Purple, Frosted, Black, White, Orange, Pink, Gray, and Brown Rocket Dice with Pips). Free Shipping in the USA.

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    25 ROCKET DICE –– All the dice you need for your copy of Alien Frontiers –– 6 Red, 6 Blue, 6 Green, 6 Yellow and 1 Frosted. Free shipping in the USA.

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    31 ROCKET DICE –– All the dice you need for your copies of Alien Frontiers and Factions –– 6 Red, 6 Blue, 6 Green, 6 Yellow, 6 Purple and 1 Frosted. Free shipping in the USA.

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    37 ROCKET DICE –– All the dice you need for your copies of Alien Frontiers and Factions and the next expansion we're testing right now––OUTER BELT–– 6 Orange, 6 Red, 6 Blue, 6 Green, 6 Yellow, 6 Purple and 1 Frosted. Free shipping in the USA.

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    31 ROCKET DICE + AF: UPGRADE PACK –– Totally trick-out your copy of Alien Frontiers with the AF: Upgrade Pack (40 plastic colony domes & 3 field generator minis) plus 31 Rocket Dice (6 Red, 6 Blue, 6 Green, 6 Yellow, 6 Purple and 1 Frosted). Free shipping in the USA.

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    31 ROCKET DICE + AF: FACTIONS –– A copy of AF: Factions expansion. plus 31 Rocket Dice (6 Red, 6 Blue, 6 Green, 6 Yellow, 6 Purple and 1 Frosted). Free shipping in the USA.

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    25 ROCKET DICE + ALIEN FRONTIERS –– A copy of Alien Frontiers (4th Printing) plus 25 Rocket Dice (6 Red, 6 Blue, 6 Green, 6 Yellow and 1 Frosted). Free shipping in the USA.

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    DICE COMMANDER –– At least one of every style and color combination we unlock during this project with a guaranteed minimum of 100 Rocket Dice. If funding reaches high enough, we're planning for 144 unique color and style combination. If we go that high, you get them all. If we unlock less than 100 unique dice then you get all the unique dice and enough duplicates to make 100 dice total. You can pledge for this level then add-on any extra dice packs or dice bundles or games or accessories so that you get the most bang for your buck. Free shipping in the USA.

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    RPG COMMANDER –– 108 Dice made up of one of every RPG style and color we unlock in the campaign plus enough Numeral D6 dice to bring the total to 108 dice. So, if we unlock all of the RPG colors you would get 72 RPG dice (D4, D8, D10, D%, D12, D20 in twelve colors) and 36 Numeral D6's (3 of each color). You can pledge for this level then add-on any extra dice packs or dice bundles or games or accessories so that you get everything you want. Free shipping in the USA.

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    31 ROCKET DICE + ALIEN FRONTIERS + FACTIONS –– A copy of Alien Frontiers (4th Printing), a copy of AF: Factions expansion. plus 31 Rocket Dice (6 Red, 6 Blue, 6 Green, 6 Yellow, 6 Purple and 1 Frosted). Free shipping in the USA.

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    DICE CAPTAIN –– Includes the 31 ROCKET DICE Reward, plus Alien Frontiers, plus AF: Factions, plus AF: Faction Pack #1. Free shipping in the USA.

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    ADMIRAL OF THE ROCKET FLEET – 300 Dice and a Free Rocket Dice Bag! 12 6packs of Pip Dice, 12 6packs of Fudge Dice, 12 6packs of Numeral Dice, 12 7packs of RPG Dice, and a Free Rocket Dice Bag. Free shipping in the USA.

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