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This Kickstarter is for two different projects that work great together but also are completely independent RPG accessories that can be used individually.  Different pledge levels will let you get either just one type or get both of them bundled together.

Minimalist Creature Dice are 1 inch cubes that can be used instead of miniatures for table top role playing games and the Status & Condition Markers are a great simple way to track the status and condition of different creatures and players.

Minimalist Creature Dice

When I decided to run a game to introduce D&D to my niece and nephew I realized that I was either going to have to buy $30-$50 worth of my own miniatures or drive over an hour both ways to borrow my brother's collection and then have them back before his next session with his play group.

The other solution was to just use what I had around, random lego men, plastic army figures etc. but that always bothered me when a player would say something like, "I attack R2D2" and I have to say, oh so you're attacking the "Lich Lord"?  Random figures just take the players out of the game.

These Minimalist Creature Dice are the perfect solution.  One of these dice can replace 6 standard miniatures.  A set of 6 of these dice is the equivalent of having 36 different miniatures at your disposal.

6 Creature Dice = 36 Standard Miniatures
6 Creature Dice = 36 Standard Miniatures

They are clearly marked with the name of the creature and minimalist artwork that make them easy to discern at a glance.  The creatures represented are GOBLIN, ORC, UNDEAD, KOBOLD, HUMAN & ELF.  These were chosen among other reasons because they are creatures that are commonly encountered in a lot of games and often the most likely creatures for early level adventurers to come up against when starting a campaign.

Once the funding goal is reached they will be available in three different colors green, red & black with further colors being unlocked at different stretch goals (see below[blue unlocked]).  You can get the dice all in one color or a variety of your choice of all unlocked colors.  The idea of having multiple colors is to make it easy to tell which creature is which and to differentiate between different types of the same creature (melee, ranged, magic, npc, big boss, etc).


Status & Condition Markers

One of the biggest challenges when you're playing an encounter in a table top roll playing game with a lot going on is keeping track of everything.

Both as a player and as a Game Master it is easy to forget a small detail that may be important such as a particular status or condition you or another creature or player is currently in.

I did a lot of searching for a good solution to this but I could never find one.  I've seen people use coins, aquarium pebbles and different colored markers but these aren't great solutions because it's easy to forget what color means what and not every player at the table ever really knows what all of the different markers mean.

That is why I created my Status & Condition Makers which make it easy for everyone to tell exactly what is going on at a glance.

Currently there are two different versions of these markers.  Each marker has four different status/conditions on it.

The first version is the Universal Status & Condition Marker, it has PRONE, RESTRAINED, STUNNED & BLINDED.  These four status/conditions are used in both 4E & 5E Dungeons and Dragons as well as many other RPGs.

The second version is the 5E Status & Condition Marker, it has POISONED, CHARMED, GRAPPLED & FRIGHTENED.  These four status/conditions are used in other RPGs but specifically I was concentrating on the most recent edition of Dungeons & Dragons.

I also have the design done for a 4E Status & Condition Maker that is unlockable [UNLOCKED!] as a Stretch Goal (see below).  If this project does well I will also take suggestions for further versions of these markers for D&D and other games.

Stretch Goals

$7500 = NEW COLOR for Creature Dice [BLUE UNLOCKED!]

If the project reaches $7500 we will add one more color for the creature dice.  This color will be chosen by the backers.  Shortly after hitting $7500 I will send out a survey to everyone who is backing the project to chose what color we will be adding.

$10,000 to unlock = 4E Status & Condition Markers [UNLOCKED!]

If the project reaches $10,000 we will create a new version of the Status & Condition dice, this version will feature status/conditions that are frequent in the fourth edition of Dungeons and Dragons most likely MARKED, CURSED, DAZED & ONGOING.

$12,000 to unlock = NEW COLOR for Creature Dice [PURPLE UNLOCKED!]

If the project reaches $12,000 we will add one more color for the creature dice.  This color will be chosen by the backers.  Shortly after hitting $12,000 I will send out a survey to everyone who is backing the project to chose what color we will be adding.

Bonus Goal = NEW COLOR for Creature Dice [YELLOW UNLOCKED!] 

Risks and challenges

There aren't a lot of risks and challenges to this project. I have already paid for and created the molds so that I could get the prototypes. The company that I am working with is the same company that I worked with for my last Kickstarter project The Dice Pen so I know that they do quality work.

The only thing stopping this project from happening is the funding. Each version of each of these projects has a large minimum quantity that I have to commit to. If we reach the funding goal then these projects will get made.

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