Last year, we launched a successful Kickstarter for our XLP / iXLP Dice. We originally created this concept as an updated, modern version of traditional pip dice, using extra large pips instead.
We were so overwhelmed by the positive feedback that we couldn't wait to create an even better version. We made small tweaks to the design and inverted the colors, creating a much more polished and contrasted look. We've also changed our dice size to a standard 16mm.
Our dice are machined from solid aircraft grade aluminum, using a multi-step process. The raw material is made into cubes and the edges are rounded for a sleeker look and smoother roll. Next, the rounded cubes are anodized, resulting in a bright, even-colored coating. Finally, we machine the faces, unveiling the natural aluminum with our cuts, for a beautifully contrasted finish.
Our ultimate goal is to see our dice in stores around the world! During this past year, we've made huge strides toward that goal. We've lined up a professional machine shop which will not only enable us to produce our dice faster, but allow us to use much higher caliber machines to create the best product possible. We have manufacturing and distribution ready to go, we just need your help to get our first production run off the ground!
During our original Kickstarter, we introduced two different design options: XLP (extra large pips) and iXLP (an inverted version of the XLP design). Each style has been independently redesigned and we're excited to be able to offer both options throughout this Kickstarter as well!
Each design will be available in your choice of black, blue or red anodized aluminum. We have many other colors lined up as stretch goals, starting with green, grey and purple. With your help, we'll be able to release even more!
- United States - $4
- Canada - $8
- EU - $8 (This project is EU friendly and is being fulfilled by Red Dice Games)
- Rest of World - $14
Risks and challenges
We've learned a lot from our last project about expecting the unexpected. We put tremendous effort into making sure all of our ducks are in a row before starting this project. We have all of the manufacturing and distribution lined up, and we've calculated our goal of $6,000 to include the minimum order quantities, labor, shipping costs and Kickstarter fees. For our delivery estimation, we've added an extra month to our lead times to cover any unexpected delays.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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