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I'm in almost certainly. And if she does an RPG set D4 - D20 I will chuck even more investment at her. Clever young lady, ever happy to support passionate entrepreneurs.

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Not too sure on this one. The dice would play havoc with my dice towers and they're kind of pricey to use just as show pieces or paperweights.

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Yeah, I'm in to support a young entrepreneur but there are some flaws in the plan. Some chamfered edges would make them rollable, but Amber has stated she won't be offering that because of the rework in SolidWorks that would be required. But as they stand, you can't really take advantage of the fact that they're "precision" because you can't reasonably roll them. They are in effect display pieces. I'll probably end up getting a pair of Titanium for desk toys. A less than subtle reminder that I'd rather be gaming. Or perhaps that I should get back to work so I can afford to game.

 

She has stated the manufacturer can churn out 20,000 dice per month, and that she has a lot of help lined up for fulfillment work. She passed 1000% funding with almost a month remaining, so plenty of potential for runaway success. I'm prepared for substantial delays, and just hope she's worked out all the detailed financials. Particularly regarding the cost of packaging supplies, shipping, taxes, etc. At any rate, my investment isn't so severe that I'll have heartburn over the project failing to deliver. Unlike my Bones... :)

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@gregr I have precision plastics and they still roll ok. However I understand your issue of rolling but from a dice cup they will. Perhaps request a demo video? :)

 

Don't talk about the bones time is going so slowly I can wait to paint them!

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I asked a question about lacquering to protect the anodized aluminum and Amber said:

 

"I understand that, I carry around my six aluminum with me everywhere I go and I keep them all together in a pocket or something and yes, I have seen that all of them have little scratches or dinged up edges, which is unfortunate, but thats just the what happens when you carry around 6 sharp metal cubes.

I would rather keep the price low than to have them all coated, having them die anodized offers some protection in itself. Thats another reason why these are more for novelty items than for actual game play."

 

Seems kind of odd to spend the time and effort to have novelty die machined with this kind of precision.

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Definitely need chamfered edges.

 

Also, with tungsten dice...no gaming on MY oak table, thanks!

I think Lou Zocchi would disagree with you about the chamfers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bR2fxoNHIuU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxmkWrDbn34

That being said, I have many sets of dice that I just bought for their looks.

 

The precision dice offered in the KS look great and prcise, but be careful not to dent your dining room table with them ;-)

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It may not matter since these seem like more of a novelty, but has anyone asked about the weight distribution among the sides? The material machined out of the "one" side will be much less than the material machined out of the "six" side. Unless she is compensating with hole depth, it seems like the "one" side will be the heaviest. In aluminium this may not matter, but in tungsten it might.

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Inner Geek, she specifically mentions hole depth to maintain center of mass and so forth in one of her posts. No problems there!

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The project creator has mentioned that the drilling depth for the various pips has been taken into account.

Can't recall off hand if it was in her video or in on of the comment sections.

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Inner Geek, she specifically mentions hole depth to maintain center of mass and so forth in one of her posts. No problems there!

 

 

The project creator has mentioned that the drilling depth for the various pips has been taken into account.

Can't recall off hand if it was in her video or in on of the comment sections.

 

Thanks guys! I can see the KS page, but not view the videos at work.

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