While teaching English in Japan, I found some amazing beads and buttons in a shop. I found out that they were made by a small, family-owned company and contacted them. I wanted to know if they'd ever made dice! They said, no, but what a cool idea! It took a year to figure out how to do it. We hope you'll agree that the results are spectacular! Tell your friends! Join us in the Comments section! Pledge today!
These are standard 16mm dice. We are offering seven colors: Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, and pink. When the campaign ends, feel free to select the colors you wish!
You can select the colors of your ribbon (see below), your box finish (Natural, Red, Brown, or Black - see below), and even the color of your わし - Japanese paper: Light brown (as shown) and dark brown (picture pending, but imagine chocolate). There is no extra cost for any option.
BOXES: Daimyo tiers, and higher, may add-on additional boxes for $30 each. The boxes may be of any combination of finishes, ribbons, and paper. No additional shipping.
DICE: Ninja tiers, and higher, may add-on additional die for $4 each. The dice may be any color. No additional shipping. Look at the tables. Each tier has a pair of numbers: The first number is the cost before shipping. The second is after shipping.
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Risks and challenges
There are 4 main challenges:
BUBBLES/BALANCE: Because the dice are handmade, there are occasional air bubbles due to the casting process. But these are usually tiny, and shouldn't affect either the beauty nor the play-ability of the dice. The cloth cores might be off-center, but that doesn't seem to affect the rolls!
LIMITED RUN/PRODUCTION SPEED: We set limits on the pledge tiers. We are confident that we can produce our first wave on time! As each wave is filled, we'll add additional waves. Additional waves would take another month.
SHIPPING SPEED: Shipping from Japan, repacking them here in the US, and then reshipping pledges puts us at the mercy of two postal systems. Our campaign ends June, so that means that we should start shipping at the end of July. Pledges are filled first-come-first served, so pledge early and we'll get your dice to you faster! Everything will ship USPS.
EXCHANGE RATE: The exchange rate between the US Dollar and the Japanese Yen is volatile. I have a slight cushion built in, but if something goes wrong, I'll let you know!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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