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$6,960
pledged of $36,000pledged of $36,000 goal
235
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, May 20 2018 5:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

Roll for it - anywhere, anytime - with our new Citadel Dice Tower!  Like all of our Card Caddy products (all of which have been created with Kickstarter), our dice tower is mobile, modular and multi-purpose!

Just a $12 pledge gets you one  - with US shipping included! 

Ready to roll, wherever your adventures take you! (3D printed prototypes shown - go to the Card Caddy site to see how the finished products will look!)
Ready to roll, wherever your adventures take you! (3D printed prototypes shown - go to the Card Caddy site to see how the finished products will look!)

When closed, it keeps your dice and other accessories safe, and then turns into a dice tower when you're ready to play. The tower helps ensure a fair roll every time, as well as keeping those dice from rolling onto the game board or off the table.  AND, the lid and door of the dice tower form a peg-and-hole style score pad with storage built in for your pegs! AND, it's modular so you can mix and match multiple dice towers to stack them up or create custom configurations that combine or split your dice rolls! AND it's compatible with our other Card Caddy products! 

Stow to roll in seconds!
Stow to roll in seconds!

Our Citadel Dice Tower keeps your dice organized and contained on your way to your next adventure, then unpacks to form a compact rolling tower so your dice stay where you want them!

Lots of ways to customize how you roll!
Lots of ways to customize how you roll!

There are lots of way to customize our Citadel Dice Tower for how you want to play!  Keep it simple or stack them up - either way you'll keep your rolls fair and under control!

The Citadel Dice Tower is compatible with our other Card Caddy products, so you can take your cards, gaming bits and other accessories with you on the go! There are a couple of reward levels where you can get one of each of all of our products, or you'll be able to add stuff to your Dice Tower pledges after the campaign using our pledge manager.

Keep your cards and dice together with our compatible systems!
Keep your cards and dice together with our compatible systems!
The dice tray and lid form their own storage box which can attach to any Card Caddy!
The dice tray and lid form their own storage box which can attach to any Card Caddy!

The packed configuration of the Dice Tower will be 4 x 4 x 3 inches (10.2 x 10.2 x 7.6 cm).  Opened up, it takes up about 7 x 3 inches (18 x 7.6 cm) of tabletop space.

You'll have your choice of 6 colors - the 5 main ones above (red, white, black, green and blue) and a Kickstarter exclusive color that all the backers will vote on after the campaign ends. Each Dice Tower will be a solid color - it you want a multi-color one, you'll have to get two or more to mix and match. 

Do you want to further customize your Dice Tower?  After the campaign, I can provide any backer with the exact specs and templates for laser or CNC engraving of your Dice Tower.

Here are the reward levels and pledge amounts - more on shipping below, but US shipping is included, with an adder based on location for backers outside the US (ranges from $10-30).

How many dice fit and how big can they be?  You can see in the videos that a standard set of 7 polyhedral dice fit and roll well. The limiting factor is the size of the gap between the ramps inside the Tower and this is slightly over one inch.  Check out the video below if you're interested in the detailed measurements, dice capacity and how the final products will look:

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Do you want to see even MORE details about the Dice Tower and suggestions on how to use it?  The video below has a cutaway showing the interior, some more ideas on how to use it for passing around the table or with a box top, and close-up details on the score pad.

A big reason to back our campaign is to help us bring this idea to reality, but there's something in it for you, too.  Depending on your backing level, you'll be saving 20-30% off the MSRP of $14.99.

If you're new to Kickstarter, you should definitely be aware that it's not like most online stores or ordering platforms.  You are pledging funds to me and am I promising to do my best to provide you with a specified reward in return.  There is no inventory in a warehouse waiting to be shipped - your contribution is what helps me to pay for the very first production run. 

If you're an experienced backer, you'll notice our campaign is lacking some usual features in many other campaigns - early bird pledges (or other rewards to incentivize early backing) and stretch goals.

As for early bird pledges, I think they are unfair and only reward a small segment of people who happen to come on the campaign early.  We're not doing stretch goals either for this campaign since I want to be laser focused on getting this product - and only this product - produced and shipped to my backers.  I've put together the best product I've been able to, and haven't kept back upgrades that could be revealed as goals later on. Stretch goals are cool and fun and they definitely help creators raise more money, but they also add potential delays and cost overruns and I want to keep this one as simple as possible.

Having said that, I still want to hear your comments, questions, suggestions and criticisms of the Dice Tower!  Your input has helped make our products better in all of our campaigns and I hope/expect it will be the same for this one! If someone thinks of a great stretch goal that I'm sure won't impact the schedule, or modifications to the design, I can try to make it happen.

"What about the ...(Triple Decker, Card Caddies for mini or Tarot cards, Shake N Shuffle, Card Shoe, etc)?!?"

We've got great ideas for lots of cool new products, and if this one is successful, we'll get started on the next one.  In fact, we'll use a poll of backers from this project to help decide what our next project will be, so the best way to get the product you want is to help us be successful in this one!

Help us reach our goal by sharing on social media, your favorite forums and referring your friends. There are buttons right below the "Back this project" button above to help you do it.  And be sure to like, follow and share our posts on our social media accounts, too!

We're aiming to deliver your rewards by December 2018. If that changes, we will update you with a new timeline. Here's how the current schedule breaks out:

Shipping to US backers is subsidized by us in the base pledge levels - that's about $5 to $10 depending on the pledge level.  For backers outside the US, an extra $10-30 will be added to your pledge here on Kickstarter depending on your pledge level and location.  The additional costs for countries outside the US are the additional shipping and duty fees (Canada, EU, Australia and New Zealand) that we incur to get your backer reward to you. We'll be using fulfillment partners in these regions to minimize these costs as much as we can.

After the campaign is over, we'll be using Backerkit to manage the fulfillment of rewards after the campaign.  You'll enter your shipping info there, and select your colors.  If you want to add-on to your pledge for more Dice Towers or any of our other products, you can do it there, too.  There will be an additional shipping charge starting at $4 for US orders for add-ons through Backerkit, but you'll still save a lot by bundling a bigger order together.

Risks and challenges

This will be our third Kickstarter and we've delivered on every one. The first went fairly well, and the previous one was tough. There were a lot of manufacturer delays and set backs and I made the problems worse by not communicating enough with our backers. I learned a lot about the manufacturing process and will bring that experience and knowledge to this campaign. And more importantly, I learned that communication of the project status - good and bad - is one of the most important parts of running a good campaign. I promise to keep my backers informed all along the way.

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    One Dice Tower

    Includes the Dice Tower, Score Pad/Lid (with 8 pegs), and Rolling Tray/Bottom
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    2 Dice Towers

    Includes the Dice Tower, Score Pad/Lid (with 8 pegs), and Rolling Tray/Bottom x2!
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    Combo Pack

    One Dice Tower, One Single Decker, One Double Decker and One Accessory Pack (connector + storage box)
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    3 Dice Towers

    Includes the Dice Tower, Score Pad/Lid (with 8 pegs), and Rolling Tray/Bottom x3!
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    2 Combo Packs

    Two Dice Towers, Two Single Decker, Two Double Decker and Two Accessory Pack (connector + storage box)
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    6 Dice Towers

    Includes the Dice Tower, Score Pad/Lid (with 8 pegs), and Rolling Tray/Bottom x6!
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    10 Dice Towers

    Includes the Dice Tower, Score Pad/Lid (with 8 pegs), and Rolling Tray/Bottom x10!
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    Retailer package

    US BRICK & MORTAR RETAILERS ONLY!
    a 20 pack of Dice Towers for $7.50 per unit (half of projected MSRP)
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Funding period

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