Thousands of backers have come to Yarro Studio’s latest Kickstarter, and the campaign has crossed the half-a-million-dollar mark with 30 days still on the clock.
The patent pending Diceomatic retro dice spinner aims to recreate old-style mechanical devices to pick random numbers. You can follow the progress from the pitch page.
The Diceomatic reimagines the traditional die. With a button press, an internal wheel spins and lands on a precise number, offering a unique alternative to hand-rolling. Its machine-tooled interior ensures fair, random results with every use. The design draws inspiration from mechanical dice of the 1920s, used for discreet gambling during the Prohibition era.
There are a few different, although similar, use cases;
- RPG: Yarro Studio’s complete RPG set includes 4 Diceomatics (total of 8 dice), ranging from D4 to D20. Perfect for any role-playing scenario, offering everything you need for your epic adventures.
- Board Games: The 2D6 Diceomatic is for board games, ensuring a seamless experience both at home and on the go (2D6 is two dice with the numbers 1 to 6).
- Whimsical Decisions: Everyday choices become an adventure. From meal picks to activity planning, let Diceomatic add a playful twist to your daily decisions.
- Fidget Friendly: Not just for games, Diceomatic is also a satisfying fidget tool. Ideal for those moments of idle hands or stress relief.
Diceomatic incorporates alternating gears to achieve complete randomness. The numbers on the disc are meticulously randomized, and with each button press, the disc undergoes multiple spins. This design ensures that every outcome is genuinely unpredictable, providing users with an extra layer of randomness in their gaming experience.
The first physical reward unlocks at $39, with shipping restricted to certain countries, and that’s enough for one Diceomatic except the ‘Decision Diceomatic’. The add-ons also unlock at this tier, with additional Diceomatics available.
If you want the Decision Diceomatic variant as a backer reward, you’ll need to step up to the $41 tier, unlocking both the Zoltar Speaks and Art Deco options.
A complete set of four Diceomatics is the reward for people at the $99 tier, which is about a $40 discount off the expected retail cost.
If you want to mix and match your Diceomatics across sets, pledge at $119.
Two sets are the reward at $179, three at $259, four at $329, five at $400 and 10 at $750. More? Yes, several backers have gone for the $1,400 tier to get 20; presumably, these are retailers or gaming groups hoping to avoid the clatter of dice again.
The campaign runs until March 12th, and the Diceomatics are expected to start shipping as early as June 2024, which is impressive.
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