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Thomas Büttner-Zimmermann
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Do you have any ideas how to do custom dice for Washington's War?

I own both Twilight Struggle and 1989: Dawn of Freedom and have these beautiful dice:


I'd love to have similar dice for Washington's War!
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Almecho wrote:
Do you have any ideas how to do custom dice for Washington's War?

I own both Twilight Struggle and 1989: Dawn of Freedom and have these beautiful dice:


I'd love to have similar dice for Washington's War!


Amen
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Nifty idea. I wonder if the fans would all fund a simple kickstarter that supports this idea... Chessex can produce custom dice.

http://www.chessex.com/Dice/Custom_Dice_Home.htm

As an example, 500 dice cost $.42/side, thus $2.52/die, so $5.04 for a set of two for the game. This run would be $1260 (not including shipping). Someone could see if a kickstarter campaign could generate this money.

Mark, you should approve a design. Maybe minute-man for a US "1" face, perhaps, or a flag? What of the Brit die?

I'd be open to building up the kickstarter page. Ideally, to compensate someone for sorting and shipping, I'd think that the minimum contribution "tag" in a KS should be something like $15. That would fund two dice, shipping, a small padded shipping envelope, and a modest fee for time spent sorting the shipment and delivering to a post office.

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My two 1db: I think your plan to sell two custom dice for $15 via Kickstarter will not meet the success that the cheaper TS and 1989 dice have.
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As an example, 500 dice cost $.42/side, thus $2.52/die, so $5.04 for a set of two for the game.


I believe the price is for each custom side of the die, so since you are requesting only one custom side, it is $0.42 each.
 
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rri1 wrote:
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As an example, 500 dice cost $.42/side, thus $2.52/die, so $5.04 for a set of two for the game.


I believe the price is for each custom side of the die, so since you are requesting only one custom side, it is $0.42 each.

Sounds to me so, too!
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I would be interested in this as well, sounds like a good idea!
 
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I'm in the process of designing custom dice for this game and hope to begin soliciting orders this winter.
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nightglider1 wrote:
I'm in the process of designing custom dice for this game and hope to begin soliciting orders this winter.


Gonna tease us with any photos? Wink wink, nudge, nudge.
 
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Hmm, that silly page with the dice costs suggested that the price was per side... but if it really is $.42 for the die, and the custom item is only on one side, then, yes, this is much better... a pair for $.84 plus shipping and handling, maybe a kickstarter for $.84 plus $5.95 plus $1?? so maybe $8 for a pair?
 
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Mike Welker wrote:
Hmm, that silly page with the dice costs suggested that the price was per side... but if it really is $.42 for the die, and the custom item is only on one side, then, yes, this is much better... a pair for $.84 plus shipping and handling, maybe a kickstarter for $.84 plus $5.95 plus $1?? so maybe $8 for a pair?


I can do them for less.
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Who needs Kickstarter??

Pete is the man to buy dice from.
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nightglider1 wrote:
Mike Welker wrote:
Hmm, that silly page with the dice costs suggested that the price was per side... but if it really is $.42 for the die, and the custom item is only on one side, then, yes, this is much better... a pair for $.84 plus shipping and handling, maybe a kickstarter for $.84 plus $5.95 plus $1?? so maybe $8 for a pair?


I can do them for less.

...as you did with the fantastic Twilight Struggle and 1989 dice.
Looking forward to it and happily awaiting you design!
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Sweet... let us know!
 
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Would you ship overseas?
 
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Gelete wrote:
Would you ship overseas?

He does!
Got my TwiStr as well as my 1989 dice from him!
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Almecho wrote:
Gelete wrote:
Would you ship overseas?

He does!
Got my TwiStr as well as my 1989 dice from him!


Currently I ship anywhere but Brazil (by choice, since their postal and/or customs services tend to "lose" parcels) and any country for which the USPS requires extra paperwork (such as export licenses).
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nightglider1 wrote:
I'm in the process of designing custom dice for this game and hope to begin soliciting orders this winter.


I can vouch for Pete's dice. They are awesome. You can put me down for at least a couple of sets when you post the link.
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senorcoo wrote:
nightglider1 wrote:
I'm in the process of designing custom dice for this game and hope to begin soliciting orders this winter.


I can vouch for Pete's dice. They are awesome. You can put me down for at least a couple of sets when you post the link.


Pete is so awesome that I would even buy dice for games that I don't have!
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Deal me in, Pete. Look forward to seeing the prototype.
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Im in as well. Take my money!
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Put me down as interested for sure.

I bought a set of the Twilight Struggle dice. Great quality and design. Except, I always kind of thought that the US Star and USSR Hammer/Sickle should have been put on the "6" side of the die rather than the "1." You know...you sort of want to SEE the symbol, but not at the cost of rolling a 1. cool
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I'm in!
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I'd certainly be interested. cool
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Watching and waiting!
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