Tyson Lauby’s Kickstarter failed, and it may have been due to where it was filed in Kickstarter.
The metal dice were inspired during a Warhammer 40K game in which the electronics engineer suspected his competitor of using dodgy polyhedral.
In response, Lauby calculated how to make metal dice without the usual weight for maximum precision. However, rather than file the Kickstarter section for tabletop games like Warhammer 40K and dice, the Signature Series Dice were put under Gaming Hardwar. Yes, you do get dice there, and even 3d minis, but not as many and not as often.
Impossible to cheat with? The suspended inner core seems to make it much harder, at least. And gold? Well, just to make the collection truly remarkable.
Of course, there were other changes to the Kickstarter for these expensive dice, as there were no stretch goals.
A review of the campaign comments shows that people are willing to pay for the dice, even though Kickstarter didn’t hit its goal. However, the same review shows only one Update during the entire project run.
We’re waiting to see whether Lauby will try again.
On the initial attempt, a set of seven brass dice would have cost $130, the 14K gold set of 7 would cost $230, and the most expensive metal in the world – rhodium – set of 7 would cost $275.
The 10d10 sets cost more!
Geek Native checks the tabletop games section of Kickstarter several times throughout the week and casts around more widely once or twice in the same period. Why? To maintain the Kickstarter Heat database and I didn’t discover these gorgeous dice.
We don’t know if it was a category to blame for the project missing target, the price was surely a factor too, but it didn’t seem to have helped. The category is certainly why this Kickstarter dice blogger didn’t notice the metal treasures.
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