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A set of 5 dice designs inspired by adventures in Japanese animated films
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Our Story

Hi! We are Bridie and Joe of The Secret Cat Shop! You might know us from our D&D class pins, but now we want to bring you some beautiful sets of dice! The “Whimsical Dice” collection was inspired by the vibrant and magical films of Studio Ghibli.

We wanted our 1st sets of polyhedral dice designs to be fun and to remind you of the childlike sense of wonder these iconic films create, whilst you’re having amazing adventures of your own!

The Dice

We are aiming to unlock 4 “Whimsical Dice” designs with the base goal! So grab a giant leaf, your dice adventure starts here...

Forest spirit 

River spirit

Witchcraft

Ocean princess  

If your favourite film or character isn't represented here, don't worry! We chose these sets to launch the series, but if you like this and want us to keep going there are many more characters we plan to see brought to dice life - please let us know what you'd like to see next!

Stretch Goals

To allow us to fully focus on bringing you beautiful dice worthy of the films that inspired them we decided to not have a lot of stretch goals and add ons. We do, however, have a couple of things we think fit perfectly with the theme of these dice!

£7000 Fire demon dice set!

Inspired by a falling star these dice have been designed with fire in mind. Unfortunately, we are still waiting on these samples so we've moved these dice from the original goal to a stretch goal! 

The samples we received are slightly different to what the final dice will be - the numbers will be black and we're going to make the swirl of colour through the middle a darker red colour.

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£12000 - 11-piece sets!

If we reach this goal everyone’s dice will be upgraded from a 7-piece set to an 11-piece set, with 1 extra d20 and 3 extra d6 dice included. If you choose a dice box (see Add Ons) they will fit a complete set of dice in them!

Add Ons

The Secret of Yokai Vale

Everyone who backs the project will receive a PDF copy of our Ghibli inspired one-shot adventure, "The Secret of Yokai Vale". Children have gone missing from two sleepy forest towns, and they're at each others throats! Can the adventurers tread the ancient mysterious paths of the Yokai Vale and return the missing kiddies before the villagers take it out on each other? Maybe with the help of a friendly forest guardian...

Story by Joe Sullivan and Bridie Dutton. Cover art by Tom Oliver (@Bompkadunk)

Extra Dice Sets

If you would like to add any extra dice sets to your pledge just add £11/$13 to your pledge amount!

Dice Boxes

We have designed some beautiful wooden dice boxes that we think will make fine homes for your lovely new dice! There are 2 different styles: "Leaf" which will be made from Oak and "Sprite" which will be made from Walnut. You will have a choice of colour for the lining!

 If you want to add a dice box to your pledge add £25/$30 to your pledge amount!

The boxes you can choose from:     

  "Leaf"

 "Sprite"

Note that if the stretch goal for 11-piece dice sets are reached the boxes will fit an entire set in - otherwise they will fit up to 8 dice!

Shipping

We've teamed up with Cerberus Supplies in China to be able to offer reasonably priced shipping with tracking no matter where you live! All shipping will be handled by Cerberus who have lots of experience with Kickstarter fulfilment. 

Shipping charges will be collected after the campaign has ended, either through our website or a pledge manager. All of the packages will be sent out with tracking numbers and will be fully insured. The estimated cost of shipping are as follows (Please note these may change slightly with exchange rate):

1-3 sets: £4/$5/€5

4-5 sets : £5/$6/€6

Contact

If you need to contact us, you can reach us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!

Support

Firstly we want to thank Marc at Ice Cream Dice who has given us so much great advice and encouragement - he's a great member of the dice making community and if you like fun dice we recommend you check him out!

 Cerberus have helped us a lot and taught us so much about the dice industry! They have really helped us bring this Kickstarter together!

Risks and challenges

Unexpected delays in manufacturing are the biggest risk to this project. Production time is around 60 days, to allow for any unforeseen complications or delays we have allowed for double that time in our predicted delivery date. We hope and expect to have the dice with you before this, but it gives us a good cushion of time should anything take longer than expected.

This is our 1st Kickstarter and we've done everything we can to guarantee that you will receive your dice on time. We have done a lot of research and sought the advice of people who have run similar kickstarters previously. Furthermore we decided to keep our kickstarter campaign very simple so that we can fully focus our attention on bringing you amazing quality dice.

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    Pledge £2 or more About $3

    Support The Whimsical Dice Collection

    Don't want to commit to a full set of dice but would like to support us? Then this is the pledge level for you! We are super grateful for your support and will send you a copy of "The Mystery of Yokai Vale" - our D&D one shot!

    Includes:
    • PDF Copy of short D&D Adventure - "The Mystery of Yokai Vale"
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    Pledge £11 or more About $14

    1 Set of Whimsical Dice

    Get 1 set of Whimsical Dice in the colour of your choice and a copy of our short adventure for D&D - "The Mystery of Yokai Vale".

    Your choice of dice set will be collected after the campaign. You can add extra funds to this reward level if you would like additional dice sets by increasing your pledged amount.

    Shipping will be collected after the campaign ends. Please see the shipping section for more details.

    Includes:
    • PDF Copy of short D&D Adventure - "The Mystery of Yokai Vale"
    • 7-piece set of dice in your chosen style
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    2 Sets of Whimsical Dice

    Get 2 sets of Whimsical Dice in the colour of your choice and a copy of our short adventure for D&D - "The Mystery of Yokai Vale"

    Your choice of dice set will be collected after the campaign. You can add extra funds to this reward level if you would like additional dice sets by increasing your pledged amount.

    Shipping will be collected after the campaign ends. Please see the shipping section for more details.

    Includes:
    • PDF Copy of short D&D Adventure - "The Mystery of Yokai Vale"
    • 7-piece set of dice in your chosen style
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    Pledge £28 or more About $35

    3 Sets of Whimsical Dice

    Get 3 sets of Whimsical Dice in the colour of your choice and a copy of our short adventure for D&D - "The Mystery of Yokai Vale".

    Your choice of dice set will be collected after the campaign. You can add extra funds to this reward level if you would like additional dice sets by increasing your pledged amount.

    Shipping will be collected after the campaign ends. Please see the shipping section for more details.

    Includes:
    • PDF Copy of short D&D Adventure - "The Mystery of Yokai Vale"
    • 7-piece set of dice in your chosen style
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    Pledge £35 or more About $44

    Whimsical Dice Set and Box

    Get 1 set of Whimsical Dice in the colour of your choice, a beautiful wooden dice box, and a copy of our short adventure for D&D - "The Mystery of Yokai Vale".

    Your choice of dice set and box will be collected after the campaign. You can add extra funds to this reward level if you would like additional dice sets or other add-ons by increasing your pledged amount.

    Shipping will be collected after the campaign ends. Please see the shipping section for more details.

    Includes:
    • PDF Copy of short D&D Adventure - "The Mystery of Yokai Vale"
    • 7-piece set of dice in your chosen style
    • Wooden dice box in your choice of wood and engraving
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    Pledge £37 or more About $47

    4 Sets of Whimsical Dice

    Get 4 sets of Whimsical Dice in the colour of your choice and a copy of our short adventure for D&D - "The Mystery of Yokai Vale".

    Your choice of dice set will be collected after the campaign. You can add extra funds to this reward level if you would like additional dice sets by increasing your pledged amount.

    Shipping will be collected after the campaign ends. Please see the shipping section for more details.

    Includes:
    • PDF Copy of short D&D Adventure - "The Mystery of Yokai Vale"
    • 7-piece set of dice in your chosen style
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    Pledge £45 or more About $57

    5 Sets of Whimsical Dice

    Get 5 sets of Whimsical Dice in the colour of your choice and a copy of our short adventure for D&D - "The Mystery of Yokai Vale".

    Your choice of dice set will be collected after the campaign. You can add extra funds to this reward level if you would like additional dice sets by increasing your pledged amount.

    Shipping will be collected after the campaign ends. Please see the shipping section for more details.

    Includes:
    • PDF Copy of short D&D Adventure - "The Mystery of Yokai Vale"
    • 7-piece set of dice in your chosen style
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    Pledge £90 or more About $113

    I Want It All

    Get 5 sets of Whimsical Dice in the colour of your choice, 2 beautiful wooden dice boxes, and a copy of our short adventure for D&D - "The Mystery of Yokai Vale".

    Your choice of dice sets and box styles will be collected after the campaign. You can add extra funds to this reward level if you would like additional dice sets by increasing your pledged amount.

    Shipping will be collected after the campaign ends. Please see the shipping section for more details.

    Includes:
    • PDF Copy of short D&D Adventure - "The Mystery of Yokai Vale"
    • 7-piece set of dice in your chosen style
    • Wooden dice box in your choice of wood and engraving
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