Do you need more dice? I know, I know… it’s not a popular question! Illustrator Robert Martin taps into this common weakness with six-dice designs that offer images rather than dots.
The Kickstarter campaign is looking for €1,300 to fund and has about three weeks to do it. You can see the design, succumb or pledge on the pitch page.
The dice are 16mm, white with round edges. The images are vector designs and printed straight onto the cubes using 4C printing. Martin says this is a durable technique.
The illustrator has ten successful Kickstarters under their belt, and for Fantasy Dice seems to be using the “Less is more” approach as they don’t suggest uses for the d6. I imagine you could use them as wandering monster dice (scary; one face is a dragon) or by mapping images to tables.
We love fantasy projects. Weather it’s a fantasy game, series or movie… we’re in! Because of this passion we wanted our next Robert Martin project to be in a fantasy style. This resulted in Fantasy Dice! The die has six different fantasy races. Each with a unique design and inspired on well known fantasy ideas.
It’s a pledge of €7 (about £7) to get one of the illustrated die.
After that, there are economies of scale and €13 (about £12) to get two, €25 for four and then a jump to €50 to get 10. It’s a bit odd 6d6 isn’t an option, but the financial balances of Kickstarters are awkward, and perhaps the machine does four dice at a time.
The Robert Martin team estimate a July 2023 delivery for the mathrocks.
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