Bloody Horror Dice
After successfully running our first Kickstarter campaign the Iron Age Farmstead we thought it would be best to take a step towards other gaming accessories - Dice! And not just any dice. Bloody scary ones!
We want to print a number of very unique d6 dice that are gruesome looking as well as have a board game / comic book feel to them. These are dice covered in blood, eyes, brains, hearts, feet, hands, and even a severed head. Each image will be printed on the side of the dice where the six lies.
Each dice cube will have artistic cartoon body parts, blood, and dots printed on each side. We plan to commission the use of a large scale UV-printer to clearly imprint the images on each side. UV technology allows us to print the dice out with accuracy and clarity. The images printed with UV are the highest weather(fade and water)resistant method we could make use of and the high quality ink dries quickly which should allow us to make and fulfil pledge rewards relatively swiftly.
We designed the dice images on 16mm sides but simply printing an image on each side was not enough. We created the printing images on each dice face to slightly exceed 16mm so that when we print the blood splatter image at the edge of each side, the image extends past the side's edge slightly and on to the side next to it. This blends in with the blood pattern image on the side next to it and gives an effect that the blood is connected and "flows" from one side to the next. This looks more realistic compared to having single pools of unconnected blood on each side.
Here are the seven individual d6 we want to produce.
We originally decided to divide these dice up into sets of six dice. There are two sets to choose from: The Blood Splatter Set or the Butchered Man Set. We realised that some people may want one of each dice, and to make it convenient for everyone we've also included a single pledge option for 7 dice, the Carnage Set, so backers may get one of each dice.
Reward surveys will be sent out through Kickstarter after this project reaches its funding goal.
Here is a small chart explaining how much money is saved if you order more than one set!
We are aiming to include a simple stretch goal to our campaign - The Bloody Dice Bag! If we break $10,000 anyone who has pledged for at least two sets (a total of 12 dice) will get a free complimentary dice bag with their pledge if we unlock the stretch goal. The bag would be roughly 10x15cm and made of white velvet with satin lining inside to protect the dice. The bag's size would easily allow for holding 24+ dice.
The bag's size, weight, colour and symbol are still being discussed but the above picture gives one an idea about what we aim to achieve.
And now for something completely unrelated . . .
OVERSTOCK DEAL... AGAIN! We offered it in our last Kickstarter campaign and our backers loved it! So we're going to offer it again! To help this Kickstarter project reach its funding goal we have decided to include our 25/28mm miniature wargaming Desert Empire Guard Tower as a pledge reward!
We are offering this at an amazing deal - a flat $55 CAD! This is 5 dollars cheaper than our current eBay/Etsy deal. No shipping fees included! Ships worldwide!
These towers are already cast, already painted, and will be shipped out immediately once we receive the funding from this project! But please note: quantity on this special deal is limited to only 24 pieces!
Please find the $55 Pledge option with the rest of the Pledge choices.
(Tower is prepainted, hollow inside. Does not open. Miniature soldiers not included.)
Tower Dimensions 18x10.7x10.7 cm
Doorway Height: 3.8 cm W: 3 cm
Trapdoor: 1.5x1.5 cm
Statues: H: 7 cm W: 8.9 cm
Weight: 0.6 KG
Since there is little difference between the shipping rates when calculating the weight of 6 to 24 dice we're offering a flat rate of $12.00 CAD worldwide for any pledge that does not exceed 25 dice in total.
If you wish to pledge for over 25 dice please send us a private message so we can calculate any price differences in shipping that may be incurred.
We are shipping through Canada post. Following Canada Post's regulations, Canadians require tracking for their rewards and this raises the cost of shipping. Canadians add an additional $5.00 CAD and pay a total of $17.00 CAD to receive their dice. You will have both tracking and your orders will be our first priority.
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Our dice are now featured on Dice Maniacs Club along with many other amazing dice sets out there!
Risks and challenges
This is our first time doing dice - but it is our second Kickstarter Campaign! We knocked down the first and we're confident we can fulfill everyone's reward efficiently and on time.
The biggest risk will be time and it depends on how many people pledge towards this project. The more people the more likely it will require more time.
The second risk in this campaign is printing. We expect our dice to print out identically to one another but ink levels and saturation may affect the shades of blood on each dice. The odd dice set may have a variant in colour, but the images and blood will still be.. quite bloody! We aim to keep the blood colouring consistent as best we can by carefully observing the printing process and be stern with our quality control.
- (31 days)