About this project
DUE TO TRADEMARK ISSUES WE HAVE CHANGED THE NAME TO "DRAGON SCALES"
So please ignore the fact it says dragon bones in the video and any other media that I cannot change at this point.
Had a great interview with DJ Grandpa. would love you to check it out to get to know me a bit better. Share it around so everyone can hear it. http://bedrockcommunications.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/dj-grandpas-crib-highwaymen.html#.U189KfldV8F
Viv from Knights of Dice and RubbishinRubbishout made us this great video of his opinion of what I am trying to achieve:
Dragon Scales are inspired by countless decades of fantasy, sci-fi, RPG board games and video games. Our first two designs are the Elven and Dwarven. We hope to release more designs as stretch goals.
Dragons Scales are metal precision CNC machined, laser engraved, themed designer gaming dice.
Dragon Scales measure 16mm and are made from solid metal. They will be available in a range of metals, initially in aluminium with the option to be anodised in various colours. We hope to release other metals as stretch goals.
After testing the dice through repeated rolling and recording of the results. I have found the average probability error to be +/- 0.02. With the range being from 0.15 to 0.19 compare to 1/6th being 0.17 to 2 decimal places.
The reason for the modest start goal is that the machine shop which is making the dice has given me no minimum order quantity. With all the hard work I have put into these dice, I really want to see them produced, whether on a huge scale or just selling a dozen sets.
I hope to release another Kickstarter for the full D20 set after this one. (D4, D6, D8, D10, D%, D12 and D20). I would only do that if this project does really well. Also I would offer a reward level for the full set but without the D6. So anyone who backs this project will be able to save money by not getting that extra D6 next time.
(All the dice in the images are prototypes and not fully representative of the final quality of the product. I do know the flaws in the prototypes and they have already been addressed and corrected).
Colours available right now: Clear/Silver, Green, Red, Blue, Purple, Gold and Black
When choosing your dice, follow this simple guide to choosing the right ones for you.
Choose the metal: All the metals have different weights, characteristics and colours. So choose the metal you like the most, but bear in mind that aluminium is the only metal that can be anodised, the rest will be in their raw colour.
Choose the quantity: Depending on what purpose you are buying them for, you may want more or less dice. Postage is a large chunk of the total cost, and so buying more dice in one go is cheaper as we can send them all together.
Choose the add-ons: Add to your pledge to receive extra items for your dice. These will be unlocked as stretch goals. We hope to be able to do dice bags, dice boxes and other items.
What are "add-ons"?
If you are new to Kickstarter or have never come across "add-ons" before here is a simple explanation and step by step guide.
"Add-ons" are extra items you can receive by increasing the amount you pledge without changing your pledge reward. This allows you to get what you really want.
You must add extra onto you pledge worth the value of the add-on plus the original value. If you are international please take care to look at the extra postage. For example if the level is £21 for UK and £23 for international, to get 2 extra copper you need to pledge £31 for UK but £33 for international.
- First look at the list of add-ons below and decide the one you want.
- Next increase your pledge by the amount stated next to the add on
- Finally message me through the Kickstarter messaging which add-on/s the increase was for. The more you tell me about the add-on the easier it will be for me to manage. So if you add copper dice and you know what designs you want already, then tell me.
- Done, your add-on is now taken care of.
Here is the list of add-ons so far:
- £3 for a dice bag
- £2.50 for every extra aluminium dice for any level
- £5 for every extra copper die for any level
- Please message me if you do this so I can make a note of it.
- Changes in postage costs may occur for extra dice so please message me to be advised on the amount you need to add.
Choose the design, colour and lettering options: If we get funded, we will send out surveys to ask for your desired design, colour and lettering from the ones available at that point. This means that you don't have to commit to a design, colour or lettering until we are funded and so there is no need to change pledge rewards if you change your mind. You will be able to choose a mix of designs, colours and lettering options within one order.
Here is a list of our stretch goals!
£500 - New designs released (Roman and Techno) UNLOCKED!
£1000 - New designs released (Celtic knot and Gearpunk) UNLOCKED!
£2000 - Dice Bags now available as an add-on UNLOCKED!
(Please add £3 to your pledge to get a dice bag at no extra postage!)
£3500 - Dice now available in copper UNLOCKED!
- Copper may arrive late July or more likely August.
- If you order a mix of copper and aluminium they will all be shipped together.
- All designs are offered Mix and match still available
- Copper is 4.5 times more expensive for me to make and yet it only costs you twice as much on average.
- Copper is heavier and so postage is higher for larger sums internationally.
- Dice bags as add-ons still available with copper levels.
- Copper is only available in raw copper colour
Please choose from the unlocked designs below!
We also offer the traditional dot/pip and fudge dice!
Risks and challenges
These dice are of the highest quality and will produce well above satisfactory results. The manufacturer has assured me that the highest quality will be obtained to give you what you expect from precision designer dice.
Taking what we learnt from our experience with the prototypes, we will be improving and advancing the designs of the dice.
Often projects fall down when actually have to fulfil the rewards as they have not planned for challenging scenarios.
For instance, I have taken into account the situation where the project booms and we end up with a huge amount of orders. Many projects flounder at this point and take from 4 months to 1 year extra to deliver, but the manufacturer has guaranteed me that it will put extra manpower behind production should this situation arise as we then become 'a very important customer'.
Challenges are things such as logistics and managing all the different colours and designs. I feel certain that me and my group of minions will be able to handle this easily. Furthermore I will keep everyone up to date on the goings on as they happen.
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