This is my first real Kickstarter project. I've been working on it for over a year to get to this point where I actually have working prototypes. I'm really excited with how they have turned out.
It is a simple concept, a pen that has a compartment to store and transport dice. With this in your pocket you will always have everything you need to play thousands of dice games, all you need is the cocktail napkin (or equivalent).
My name is Quentin Bruins and I created the original positive and negative counter dice for Magic: the Gathering. Most of my other products have been solely for use with collectable card games like MTG and this pen started as a way to keep track of your life while always having a counter when you need one and it is still fantastic for that but it's also great for so many other traditional games.
The dice come in three varieties: Standard, CCG & Mini.
Standard dice are traditional 10mm dice with pips (dots). CCG dice are specialty 10mm dice with +1, +2, +3, -1, -2 & -3, this is for representing counters or the change in stats of various creatures in collectable card games. The Mini dice are traditional 5mm dice with pips. The pens hold a little over 30 of these dice and they have one additional 10mm die in the cap to keep the smaller dice from spilling out whenever you open it.
Stretch Goal @ $5000 - UNLOCKED!
By popular demand if we can make it to $5000 (and I believe we will) than I will add 10mm Fate / Fudge dice as an option to choose for dice. Once this stretch goal is unlocked I will send out an update and ask for your opinions on what colors, I probably will do two colors depending on the response and demand.
Risks and challenges
There aren't a lot of risks or challenges with this project. I have been making specialty dice for card games for about 7 years so I am very experienced with dice manufacturers. The CCG Dice have already been created and I have already been selling them as a stand alone product for about half a year.
As for the pen I am working with a new company but they have been in business for over a decade and have been nothing but professional when other pen companies told me this project couldn't be done.
In fact creating the mold for the pen was the biggest challenge and expense and that part has already been done since KickStarter requires a working prototype. This KickStarter campaign is mostly for raising the funds to place at least the minimum required order of the pens.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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