The Crowdfunding Thread

Looks pretty cool!

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Me reading the page: “Hey that’s cool! errr, £154? £154?! For. One Die.”

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I see it as £154 for a dust collector that consumes electricity.

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$277 before shipping! BEFORE! For ONE die!?

I’m sorry. Floating isn’t enough for that. It has got to… I dunno… do taxes and make good conversation for that much money.

OR you can save a staggering $30 and get a random die! Woo! Just think, for only $245 you too can get a die that floats that you hate the way it looks!?

Jeezus.

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Maybe it only rolls 20’s

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No no no. It is that price for the BASE and one die! The dice themselves are “just” $50, though it’s half price if you order 8. It’s practically a steal!*

*by steal, I mean they are stealing your money.

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I can’t believe that people are paying that amount of money

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To be fair, if I was rather wealthy and money was not a concern, I would purchase a few of these. They look cool, even if as dice they are probably not all that practical due to the loose core.

And if the campaign is successful, I fully expect a line of d10s to come next, and then other dice.

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Yeah, it’s pretty cool. No way I’m buying it, but if I were rich, I would.

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There must be 460 of those around, because that is how many backers they have already…

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Without gravity what even IS a 20?!!

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So it doesn’t roll it for you, it’s just a stand that you grab the dice from and roll in big moments?

For that money you could have your dice on a stand that’s a baroque throne made of, I don’t know, lab-grown ruby or something.

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I wonder whether you could accidentally wipe your credit card with an unlucky roll… :thinking:

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With all of that stabilising circuitry, I feel that it should have a “roll” button to randomly spin it all about for a while, and then stop it again.

(Mind you, the one on the guy’s desk was bobbing up and down non-stop throughout the campaign video, which I found bemusing – apparently not entirely stable in practice.)

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That’s because it’s sentient and controlling it’s owner.

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That was my first assumption when I saw it.

But apparently the magnet is loose inside the shell, and can only be levitated in one orientation – you can turn the die to any face you like, but all the magnets do is hold it up.

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That sounds like an awful design for a die.

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Dark Venture is finally getting a reprint/2nd edition, so I’ve found myself all-in on a Kickstarter for the first time in well over a year.

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Game-carrying bag and LED-edged playmats.

The bag might tempt me if it weren’t for postage from the US (and if I didn’t already have lots of luggage).

The mats look good if you can’t simply buy huge mousemats, which is what I’ve done – I’m a big fan of plain-colour gaming surfaces if I’m not using a mat designed for that specific game. (I played Sentinels of the Multiverse on an Aeon’s End mat and it was very busy and confusing.)

And then there are the lightstrip-edged mats, and see previous comments on “very busy and confusing” - it won’t even shine onto the components.

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there’s some cool looking stuff on the crowdfunders at the moment.

I like the look of Fit To Print, Cube Monster and Bazaars of Ubar

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