Michael Cuff is a former science teacher and creator of the Quintessential Tabletop. That skill set means they’ve got what it takes to bring Dice Hammer to Kickstarter.
The Dice Hammer is a dice store and roller which, well, looks like a hammer. The project is after $7,320 to fund and has a month to collect the backers required to raise that money. You can join in from Kickstarter.
The Dice Hammer isn’t 3D-printed and is made of wood. Cuff is letting backers customise, to a degree, the design.
As with all woodcraft projects, it would be nice to see the campaign dwell on sustainability more than it does, but the Dice Hammer will not be a production mill item. These are crafted.
There are two basic builds; Dicebreaker and Dicenjir. Dicenjir is the evolution of the process so far and is based more squarely on Mjolnir. It’s not as modular as Dicebreaker, but is more solid.
The story of the dice hammer begins with a lollipop, a friend, and access to a laser. Strange but true, my friend had an idea to build a lollipop that when you brought it down to the table it would open up and dice would come rolling out. He had been watching the show Critical Role and thought it would be cool to build a unique dice tower for Jester. For a couple of weeks, we bounced ideas off of each other thinking of ways to make this a reality but had no success. Then while looking at a concept drawing I had been working on for it, I saw the Dice Hammer staring back at me. So I got to work and the first Dice Hammer came to life.
There’s still time on the early bird discounts as Geek Native is getting to this coverage swiftly, but not much. The time pressure is worth $10 off.
Otherwise, a pledge of $55 plus shipping will get you what you need in components to build your own Dicebreaker. Sadly, there are strict geographic restrictions. These hammers don’t travel well.
Backers who want Dicebreaker and want it assembled are in luck, as stepping up to $80 makes that happen. Sadly, the geographic restrictions stay in place.
The much more robust but less modular, Dicenjir has no DIY option. It’s all or nothing with this dice smasher. It’s $150 and limited in number.
There’s one higher tier, though; a $250 limited edition Dicenjir which gives you would options, video conferences to discuss your design choices and comes with a matching display stand.
The estimated fulfilment of the project is the end of 2022, except that limited Dicenjir for which up to 20 backers should get something earlier.
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