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Minimalist metal dice made from Aluminum, Steel, Copper, Brass, Bronze, Titanium, Magnesium and Tungsten. Machined and engraved.
Minimalist metal dice made from Aluminum, Steel, Copper, Brass, Bronze, Titanium, Magnesium and Tungsten. Machined and engraved.
Minimalist metal dice made from Aluminum, Steel, Copper, Brass, Bronze, Titanium, Magnesium and Tungsten. Machined and engraved.
448 backers pledged $72,663 to help bring this project to life.

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Zucati Dice: Minimalist Metal Dice

$72,663

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Zucati Dice: Minimalist Metal Dice

Scott Seligman

...one of the excellent backers of this campaign was good enough to create and share this:

The Zucati Dice Unofficial Configurator

 It may just help you decide and price things out and perhaps keep to a budget, or help you break one... either way, its intention is good and its very cool. Check it out!

 - Hal Zucati 

(I make no promises that the math, presentation or final decisions derived or influenced from this tool will in any way allow you to win an argument with me about price... but it'll be fun trying... )

Copper, Brass, Stainless, Tungsten
Copper, Brass, Stainless, Tungsten
Magnesium with American Holly
Magnesium with American Holly
Bronze with Zebrawood
Bronze with Zebrawood
Meteorite with Gabon Ebony
Meteorite with Gabon Ebony
Wait, TUNGSTEN?
Wait, TUNGSTEN?
The dice IN the Dice Base One holder are the ones that are default. You cannot choose the smaller versions of the D20 or 12 but you can choose round or square corners on you D6
The dice IN the Dice Base One holder are the ones that are default. You cannot choose the smaller versions of the D20 or 12 but you can choose round or square corners on you D6
Yea, I said TUNGSTEN. TUNGSTEN ALLOY
Yea, I said TUNGSTEN. TUNGSTEN ALLOY
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Large and small version of the tungsten dice. You'll receive the large versions of the D20 and D12 and you can choose rounded or square cornered for the D6
Large and small version of the tungsten dice. You'll receive the large versions of the D20 and D12 and you can choose rounded or square cornered for the D6
Yea, but all I want is a Tungsten Spindown... You got it!
Yea, but all I want is a Tungsten Spindown... You got it!
Tungsten D6 with rounded corners and numbers
Tungsten D6 with rounded corners and numbers
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It takes this many dice to equal the mass of one tungsten D6
It takes this many dice to equal the mass of one tungsten D6

Available Colors for Aluminum Anodized Dice: 

Color up close and personal + Pink and Gold available.
Color up close and personal + Pink and Gold available.
This is the full color lineup. 10 anodized colors available for aluminum dice
This is the full color lineup. 10 anodized colors available for aluminum dice
Choose from Numbers, FUDGE or Pips
Choose from Numbers, FUDGE or Pips
Choose from Round or Square corners on your D6
Choose from Round or Square corners on your D6
Magnesium 99.95% pure in rod form. Soon to become Polyhedral formed.
Magnesium 99.95% pure in rod form. Soon to become Polyhedral formed.
Meteorite in Quarter-cut form showing the Widmanstätten pattern.
Meteorite in Quarter-cut form showing the Widmanstätten pattern.
Full 7-Piece sets in (Top to Bottom) Magnesium - Bronze - Meteorite
Full 7-Piece sets in (Top to Bottom) Magnesium - Bronze - Meteorite
Meteorite - Bronze - Magnesium
Meteorite - Bronze - Magnesium

When you machine this raw chunk of space rock down, this is one of the things you can make: 

Dice!
Dice!
But they're not done yet. To fully realize the internal beauty of this outer-space specimen you must polish and etch the surface to reveal the widmanstatten pattern which is unique to each meteor fall site. No two are alike.
But they're not done yet. To fully realize the internal beauty of this outer-space specimen you must polish and etch the surface to reveal the widmanstatten pattern which is unique to each meteor fall site. No two are alike.
Still balanced enough to stand on edge... not bad for this material!
Still balanced enough to stand on edge... not bad for this material!
These dice are polished,and etched to show the internal crystalline  structure of the meteorite
These dice are polished,and etched to show the internal crystalline structure of the meteorite
Each side of this set of four is unique and shows both the internal and external surfaces of the meteorite.
Each side of this set of four is unique and shows both the internal and external surfaces of the meteorite.
Another face another pattern.
Another face another pattern.
Each side has been prepared, neutralized and then preserved using protectant.
Each side has been prepared, neutralized and then preserved using protectant.
The pips show a small amount of the protectant as it pools in them as it dries. This can be polished out if desired.
The pips show a small amount of the protectant as it pools in them as it dries. This can be polished out if desired.
Though it will mellow over time.
Though it will mellow over time.
Set of four with display tag and custom matched Ebony Dice Base One.
Set of four with display tag and custom matched Ebony Dice Base One.
Exacltly as seen. One of a kind set.
Exacltly as seen. One of a kind set.
100% finished and deliverable as soon as the funds from the campaign clear.
100% finished and deliverable as soon as the funds from the campaign clear.

First Created Zucati Meteorite Dice, set of four with display label and custom matching Ebony Dice Base One. $2000.

Set specifics: 

  • Weight (For dice only) 156.2g
  • Edge balanceable
  • 19.964mm from flat to flat + - .001 on all four dice
  • Dice show both internal and external features of their host meteorite
  • Ebony case shows both internal and external features of the host wood. (some angular and rough patches are present to match the aesthetics of the dice.)

To back this set use pledge level ****Deep Impact****

Eight Colors + Two not shown! Pink and Gold!
Eight Colors + Two not shown! Pink and Gold!

Add Ons

To add any of these items to your pledge simply add the amount shown next to each item to your pledge, for multiple items add up the total for all items and add that to your pledge. Make sure to make a note of what you're adding so you'll know what to ask for at the end of the campaign.

Individual Dice: 
Choose from any polyhedral individual die:
(Standard or Spindown - Numbers - Pips - Fudge)
(Prices shown are per-die)

  • D20
  • D12
  • D10
  • D%
  • D8
  • D6
  • D4
Tungsten Standard next to a Tungstne Spindown die shown next to standard Aluminum Teal D20 for size and numbering comparison
Tungsten Standard next to a Tungstne Spindown die shown next to standard Aluminum Teal D20 for size and numbering comparison
 
  • Aluminum - $8
  • Steel - $13
  • Brass - $13
  • Bronze - $30
  • Copper - $13
  • Titanium - $30
  • Magnesium - $25
  • Tungsten - $40
  • Sterling Silver -  $150
  • Meteorite - $500

Dice Base One
With cork pads and Zucati branding

  • Oak - $25
  • Black Walnut - $50
  • American Holly $60
  • Purple Heart - $100
  • Zebra Wood - $150
  • Gabon Ebony - $200
Left to Right: American Holly - Oak - Zebra Wood - Black Walnut - Purpleheart - Gabon Ebony
Left to Right: American Holly - Oak - Zebra Wood - Black Walnut - Purpleheart - Gabon Ebony
 
 

Dice Base Zero

  • Cedar/Leather/Brass/Titanium/Bronze - $50
  • Oak/Leather/Brass/Titanium/Bronze/Copper -$60
  • Oak/Purple Heart/Leather/Brass/Titanium/Bronze/Copper/Sterling - $100
Shown in Cedar with various colors of leather rolling surface and several bumper types
Shown in Cedar with various colors of leather rolling surface and several bumper types

Zucati Logo Dice

$25 Each

  • Either logo 
  • Pips - Fudge - Numbers
  • Aluminum
  • Brass
  • Bronze
  • Copper
  • Titanium
  • Stainless Steel
Zucati Logo Dice seen here with The Pale Blue Die metal Collector's set.
Zucati Logo Dice seen here with The Pale Blue Die metal Collector's set.

Left to right metals: Aluminum - Stainless Steel - Titanium - Copper - Brass - Bronze.

Choose from the Zucati Libra or Rocket logos.
Choose from the Zucati Libra or Rocket logos.

Stretch Goals

UNLOCKED

$30,000 - UNLOCKED - All backers at or above the $10 pledge level will receive one random Die of Curiously Strong Attraction. What the heck is that? Look at my past campaigns to find out. They're seriously cool.

Dice of Curiously Strong Attraction. Oh Yea.
Dice of Curiously Strong Attraction. Oh Yea.

UNLOCKED

$40,000 - Original Funding Goal - All Backers at or above the $10 pledge level and above will be able to purchase one of these super cool Solid Zinc Cast and velvet material lined chests in either Small ($10), Medium($20) or Large($50) Size:

Small is just the right size for a single set of 7 +2 Polyhedral dice. Medium can take up to almost 3 sets, and large can hold both the small and medium chests AND still have room for tons of stuff!
Small is just the right size for a single set of 7 +2 Polyhedral dice. Medium can take up to almost 3 sets, and large can hold both the small and medium chests AND still have room for tons of stuff!
  • $50 Large: 5" x 7" (Comes with internal tray for added storage)
  • $20 Medium: 3" x 4.5"
  • $10 Small size: 2" x 2.5"

Here's a picture of the smallest size with a single set of Aluminum Red Anodized Dice

Just right for a snug set of dice.
Just right for a snug set of dice.

All solid metal Zinc cast chests come nicely lined and ready to store and stash your dice and other treasures.

UNLOCKED

$50,000 - Half way up the mountain - All backers at or above the $10 pledge level will receive one random Sphere of influence. Could be chrome, could be steel, it could even be Tungsten. You won't know for sure till it shows up on your doorstep. Could be 1/2" - 1" or even 2" in diameter! No guarantees on type or density and no peeking! 

2" ...and no the little guy is not included.
2" ...and no the little guy is not included.

$60,000 - Pigskin Leather Dice Bags with Leather pulls (5 colors) AND Handmade Leather Dice Cups (8 colors)

Dice Bags : $10
Dice Cups: $15

Both Unlocked at 60K

Pigskin Leather Dice Bags in 5 colors.
Pigskin Leather Dice Bags in 5 colors.
Handmade Leather Dice Cups in 8 Colors.
Handmade Leather Dice Cups in 8 Colors.

$70,000 - Kickstarter Exclusive Die. Backers Only. Only if the campaign reaches and maintains 70k through completion.

How durable is the Tungsten

Here's a little non-scientific test I performed to answer that question.

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Day One Tracking
Day One Tracking
                                                                                                    
Blue anodized Aluminum
Blue anodized Aluminum
Orange Anodized Aluminum
Orange Anodized Aluminum
Teal Anodized Aluminum
Teal Anodized Aluminum
Green Anodized Aluminum
Green Anodized Aluminum
Clear Anodized Aluminum
Clear Anodized Aluminum
Purple Anodized Aluminum
Purple Anodized Aluminum
Black Anodized Aluminum
Black Anodized Aluminum
Red Anodized Aluminum
Red Anodized Aluminum
Brass with natural finish
Brass with natural finish
Tungsten with natural finish
Tungsten with natural finish
Stainless Steel with natural finish
Stainless Steel with natural finish
Copper with natural finish
Copper with natural finish

Meteorite? Did somebody say Meteorite?

Why yes, yes they did. Side cut and etched.
Why yes, yes they did. Side cut and etched.
First batch to be sent to the machine shop... Magnesium rods and Meteorite
First batch to be sent to the machine shop... Magnesium rods and Meteorite

Thanks so much for looking at this campaign and if you decide to back me and this project know that you're helping bring to market some of the highest quality goods made anywhere, ever.

 All my best.

 - Hal Zucati

Risks and challenges

I have a proven track record of delivering my rewards on-time and even ahead of schedule.

I have a proven track record of running multiple Kickstarter projects simultaneously with no slowdowns, delays or complaints.

I have a proven track record of delivering more than I promised and always having fun with the campaign I'm running.

I source my materials as locally as I can from the highest quality materials, most environmentally conscious suppliers and with the best factory certifications available.

On projects I create in my own shop you can expect the same quality and attention to detail and always know you're getting a true Zucati original.

I plan my projects to succeed and I deliver pledge rewards that earn my brand continued success.

Pledge with confidence. I'm the real deal, and yea, I am just that good.
- Hal Zucati

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    Support the Zucati brand and the project it helps create.

    No physical reward. Level does not qualify for any campaign rewards, prizes or incentives.

    You're donating $5 to the Zucati brand and you get nothing but my thanks.

    Thank you so much for your support.

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    *** Minimalist ***

    Enables all add-on purchases
    Enables all incentives and extras

    Allows pledging for just one die, or as many as you'd like for a small showing of additional support for the Zucati Brand.

    All add-ons are IN ADDITION to this pledge level pledge.

    Example: You want just one D20 Spindown die...

    Pledge at this level, then add-on the cost of the D20 spindown die.

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    *** Aluminum 6D6 ***

    Standard six dice D6 set in Aluminum with an anodized color finish in any of the available colors.

    Choose square corners or rounded

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    *** Aluminum Polyhedral Set ***

    Standard seven dice polyhedral set in Aluminum with an anodized color finish in any of the available colors.

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    *** Stainless Steel 6D6 ***

    Standard six dice D6 set in Stainless Steel with a natural finish.

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    *** Brass 6D6 ***

    Standard six dice D6 set in Brass with a natural finish.

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    *** Copper 6D6 ***

    Standard six dice D6 set in Copper with a natural finish.

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    *** Steel Polyhedral Set ***

    Standard seven dice polyhedral set in natural 302 Stainless Steel finish

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    *** Brass Polyhedral Set ***

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    *** Copper Polyhedral Set ***

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    *** Bronze Polyhedral Set ***

    Standard seven dice polyhedral set in natural Bronze finish

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    *** Bronze 6D6 ***

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    *** Titanium 6D6 ***

    Standard six dice D6 set in Titanium with a natural finish.

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    *** Magnesium 6D6 ***

    Standard six dice D6 set in Magnesium with a natural finish.

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    *** Titanium Polyhedral Set ***

    Standard seven dice polyhedral set in natural Titanium finish

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    *** Magnesium Polyhedral Set ***

    Standard seven dice polyhedral set in natural Magnesium finish

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    *** Tungsten 6D6 ***

    Standard six dice D6 set in Tungsten with a natural finish.

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    *** Tungsten Polyhedral Set ***

    Standard seven dice polyhedral set in natural Tungsten finish

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    *** Shooting Star ***

    One D20 in Meteorite

    One D20 20mm Meteorite Polyhedral Die CNC machined and engraved.

    Choose Standard N+1 or Spin Down numbering

    These D20's will come fully etched and waxed and ready to roll.

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    *****Heirloom Metal Collection******

    5x (Five) Dice Base Ones in Solid Black Walnut Or Sold Oak with Natural Cork dice pocket cushions.

    1x (One) Dice Base Zero in Heartwood Cedar, Leather and Sterling Silver and Natural Cork dice pocket cushions

    One full set of 7 Polyhedral CNC engraved dice in each of five metal types:

    Aluminum
    Brass
    Stainless Steel
    Copper
    Tungsten

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    *** Sterling Silver Polyhedral Set ***

    Standard seven dice polyhedral set in natural Sterling Silver finish

    Comes with Black Walnut Dice Base One for storage, play and display.

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    ***** Complete Heirloom Metal Collection******

    8x (Eight) Dice Base Ones in Solid Black Walnut or Solid Oak with Natural Cork dice pocket cushions.

    1x (One) Dice Base Zero in Heartwood Cedar, Leather and Sterling Silver Natural Cork dice pocket cushions

    One full set of 7 Polyhedral CNC engraved dice in each of Eight metal types:

    Aluminum
    Brass
    Stainless Steel
    Copper
    Tungsten
    Bronze
    Titanium
    Magnesium

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    *** It Came From Outer Space ***

    When one of a kind, is the only thing you want. These sets are astronomically limited and will only be offered during this campaign.

    One Set of 7 full size 16mm Meteorite Polyhedral Dice. CNC machined and engraved.

    One Ebony Dice Base One with Cork dice pocket pads.

    These sets will come fully etched and waxed and ready to roll.

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    ****Deep Impact****

    Finished Set - Ready for Immediate Delivery for the holidays!

    First Created Zucati Meteorite Dice, set of four with display label and custom matching Ebony Dice Base One.

    Set specifics:

    Weight (For dice only) 156.2g
    Edge balance-able
    19.964mm from flat to flat + - .001 on all four dice
    Dice show both internal and external features of their host meteorite
    Ebony case shows both internal and external features of the host wood. (some angular and rough patches are present to match the aesthetics of the dice.)

    Shipping is Included anywhere in the world.

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    ***** Complete Heirloom Metal Collection******

    9x (Nine) Dice Base Ones in Solid Black Walnut or Solid Oak with Natural Cork dice pocket cushions.

    1x (One) Dice Base Zero in Heartwood Cedar, Leather and Sterling Silver Natural Cork dice pocket cushions

    One full set of 7 Polyhedral CNC engraved dice in each of Nine metal types:

    Aluminum
    Brass
    Stainless Steel
    Copper
    Tungsten
    Bronze
    Titanium
    Magnesium
    Sterling Silver

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Funding period

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