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Dual Dice - Multi-Purpose Designer dice Pre-Launch

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Click here to view the Pre-Launch Page of "Dual Dice":

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/questccg/dual-dice-multi-purpose-de...

The KS campaign will Go-Live in early November ... However we hope to interest some people in being NOTIFIED as to the Official Launch. These dice have been kept in much secrecy ... And I just configured the Pre-Launch page TODAY!

I will be creating a BGDF.com Banner for this KS... Soon. Maybe as early as this weekend.

If you like DICE and are looking for something DIFFERENT ... You'll be amazed at how "Designer" these FUNCTIONAL dice look and how simple it is to use them both as Standard d6s and other distributions and probabilities...

Cheers all!

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Looks like they are still

Looks like they are still kept secret?

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Yes ... I will reveal the "Designs" on Go-Live Day!

Just trying to build-up some "HYPE" and "SURPRISE" before I show "all my cards" (lol)! The PLAN to Officially Launch is early November... So that's a bit of detail that has not been specified ALREADY! So you heard that FIRST here on BGDF.com!

As I don't know who signed-up ... Only the TOTAL COUNT which as of NOW we have five (5) people interested... I'm trying to get to 10 ... Visible by ALL of the PUBLIC.

Cheers.

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Sharing some information

I figured out that there are a few good channels besides BGDF.com to publicize the future KS Campaign. As such I have posted on BGG (Board Game Geek) here:

Board Game Geek Thread

And in addition to this, I also posted on Reddit too on the crowdfunding thread here:

Reddit Thread

If anyone knows of other places (besides Facebook) to advertise the up and coming KS campaign, please feel free to SHARE your insight!

Cheers.

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Love for some more support ... We are...

Still under "10" people waiting to be notified. If any of you could be so nice to hit the NOTIFICATION button ... That would be GREATLY appreciated.

I've got some other people who I have asked to get involved and we may see another 8 or so people part of the notification process.

As I have mentioned these dice are "other worldly" meaning that their inception came from the distant lands of dreams! More of the story to the origination of these dice will be available from the KS page after the Go-Live. I don't want to spoil the surprise... So enough for now. Cheers!

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We've hit 10 followers and the count is visible...

If you want to help us out... Click NOTIFY and sit back for your Go-Live notification that will arrive in your e-mail inbox when we OFFICALLY LAUNCH the Dual Dice KS Campaign (in early November).

Cheers to all those who started this Top 10 Count... You're all SUPER and you all know who you are!

Fantastic in the first 48 hours ... We've gone from none to being VISIBLE.

Feel free to join us in this Pre-Launch to build up some HYPE and MYSTERY.

Cheers!

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If there was some kind of

If there was some kind of information about what it is there would be a higher chance that anyone would click.

I am a tiny bit curious about what the dice are, for the maths, but confused what the purpose of buying a set would be.

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Hello, I hit the notify me on

Hello,
I hit the notify me on launch button, but I made it for you, not for the dice.

If you accept a piece of advice, trying to get hype based on a question mark is not going to work. Feel free to browse all other dice in the upcoming category, they are all showing off how the dice will look.
Nobody will steal your idea.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/studiokurahon/all-or-nothing-dice?r...
These guys here are doing a d20 which only has 20 or 1 as value, everybody could "steal" that, and have the game crafter print it...but nobody will do, they'll wait the KS, support an idea they like and also benefit from the lower price coming from a bigger print.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lenpolygon/dultimate-a-multifunctio...
These guys have an idea not too far from yours...and they never kept their design secret, I have seen this design months ago when they were showing it off on Reddit and getting feedback/comments while gauging the interest. They raised 61 k and have other 16 days to go.
If you want to get people excited about your project share your excitement with them. Post about the dice on reddit, bgg and fb and I mean about the dice, not about the KS campaign.

Even in the unlikely scenario in which you get subscribers based on the "?", they would be curious people who want to check what you are offering. The conversion of those people to actual backers will be extremely low, as the page is somewhat not directed as those who are most likely to back it, but just at those who are overall more curious.

Hope this helps, if you need anything for dice manufacturing I recently got quotes from 6 companies.
Cheers,
Antonio

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I'm sharing information slowly on the boards...

pelle wrote:
If there was some kind of information about what it is there would be a higher chance that anyone would click.

That's why I am sharing information on Reddit, BGG and BGDF.com. Just not all at once... A bit of information here-and-there!

pelle wrote:
I am a tiny bit curious about what the dice are, for the maths, but confused what the purpose of buying a set would be.

Remember that the description says: "Compatible with your average d6s". That means that the dice can be used as a plain old standard d6s. And no it's not like those "dUltimate" dice which many people have complained about on Reddit... I've read some of the comments: "Dice are too busy", "If I roll it, it will roll forever" or "The information is too complicated", etc. My "Designer" dice are VERY Practical and very easy to understand. They roll like normal d6s do... You can take ANY game and just swap out the OLD d6s with Dual Dice d6s and play normally.

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It's a FIRST on Kickstarter I believe...

terzamossa wrote:
I hit the notify me on launch button, but I made it for you, not for the dice.

Thank you Antonio... Every person who clicks the NOTIFY is a blessing for me. I am deeply appreciative.

terzamossa wrote:
If you accept a piece of advice, trying to get hype based on a question mark is not going to work.

No worries... It's a marketing strategy. It's only a NOTIFICATION it's not at all about Backing. I'd just like there to be some MYSTERY and "excitement" so that when people see the dice they will be like: "Huh??? Holy smokes ... That is so cool!"

terzamossa wrote:
Feel free to browse all other dice in the upcoming category, they are all showing off how the dice will look.

That's cool and all ... But I'm trying to be different too... So while everyone is showing off their dice... I'm keeping mine a bit of a secret until the Go-Live sometime in early November.

terzamossa wrote:
Nobody will steal your idea.

I'm not worried about stealing the idea. The KS is done and will Go-Live, I already have all my quotes and everything is working out. Shipping is a bit of a b!tch ... Because it is very high ... Higher than the price of making the dice... Seriously!

terzamossa wrote:
These guys here are doing a d20 which only has 20 or 1 as value, everybody could "steal" that, and have the game crafter print it...but nobody will do, they'll wait the KS, support an idea they like and also benefit from the lower price coming from a bigger print.

I understood... Like I said I'm not worried about stealing the idea. I do have "The Game Crafter" prototype dice ... And will be delivering those to a local Game Reviewer so that they can make video of the dice and share some of their thoughts.

terzamossa wrote:
These guys have an idea not too far from yours... and they never kept their design secret, I have seen this design months ago when they were showing it off on Reddit and getting feedback/comments while gauging the interest. They raised 61 k and have other 16 days to go.

Well it's all about First Try. I think my Dual Dice are a FIRST that is keeping the "Design" SECRET or at least until the Campaign is Live. I've never seen that and that to me is also a FIRST. So this "?" concept is probably the first time on Kickstarter that someone has used this marketing strategy and we'll see how it pans out.

terzamossa wrote:
If you want to get people excited about your project share your excitement with them. Post about the dice on reddit, bgg and fb and I mean about the dice, not about the KS campaign.

I am talking more about the PROJECT and less about the "Design". I have publicly shared all the sources that I have posted about the dice: Reddit, Board Game Geek and here on BGDF.com. I'm not really interested in Facebook ... Because it's a pain to maintain a FB Page and keep it updated and etc...

terzamossa wrote:
Even in the unlikely scenario in which you get subscribers based on the "?", they would be curious people who want to check what you are offering. The conversion of those people to actual backers will be extremely low, as the page is somewhat not directed as those who are most likely to back it, but just at those who are overall more curious.

This is a GOOD POINT. And as I share information this is something to remember. But at the same point, you could say that conversion rates between Pre-Launch and Go-Live is about 1:4. Meaning 25% convert. So if I get 1,000 Notification, it means only about 250 will convert. That's the reality and there is nothing that I can do about that.

I think whether you are simply CURIOUS or indeed someone who LIKES dice and enjoys collecting them... Well it means that most people will have an interest in purchasing the dice ... because they are DICE. Not a board game or card game...

Plus due to the VERSATILITY of the dice ... It makes them easy to use and swap out with other normal/standard d6s too!

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Hope this helps, if you need anything for dice manufacturing I recently got quotes from 6 companies.

No worries, I already got a quote for my dice (ballpark). Depending on the nature of the KS, I may still need to negotiate a bit. We'll have to see...

Again a BIG "Thank you" to clicking on the NOTIFY button... We'll see if we can HYPE it up a bit and give everyone a chance to see WHAT these dice look like in reality.

Cheers!

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I've share some more information about Molds...

Over at the Reddit Thread. Here is the Link/URL again:

Reddit Thread

Check it out if you want to know more about Resin vs. Acrylic Mold costs... I've added a comment that talks more about the difference in pricing between these two (2) options.

Best!

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Well slower than I would have liked ... But

I'm waiting until Early October to release a "Update" to all of our previous backers of "TradeWorlds", OLG (and Stan Strickland) have generously agreed to allow this... Which is fantastic because as Stan insisted, there are about 1,000 Backers for "TradeWorlds", and Stan would also be willing to share the news with his 500 "Trench" Backers (there is some overlap) and that should maybe add to our "Followers".

I realize some people will follow just to be advised of the Go-Live and just seek to see what these "Custom" d6s are all about... But we feel that we are offering EXCELLENT value in addition to a 2-for-1 shipping deal, meaning that IF you buy two (2) sets you only pay shipping once...

You heard that here FIRST on BGDF.com! Great value halving the cost of shipping making your purchases SMARTER... Cheers everyone!

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Some people just like to collect Custom Designer Dice

pelle wrote:
If there was some kind of information about what it is there would be a higher chance that anyone would click.

Actually that would suck ... Because you would see the dice and then think that they are only "fancy/designer" and not realize their usefulness. That's why I want to WAIT until the Go-Live, so you easily read all the details not only a 2-line description (which is all that I am allowed).

pelle wrote:
I am a tiny bit curious about what the dice are, for the maths, but confused what the purpose of buying a set would be.

People buy custom dice all the time. I've supported AKO Dice and they've had like 4 Custom Dice KS during that last few years. Here are some examples of current and past campaigns:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lenpolygon/dultimate-a-multifunctio...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kacha/ako-poly-dice/description

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pixels-dice/pixels-the-electronic-dice

So you see many people buy dice ... To collect, to enjoy and to use. I will also be looking to maybe help DESIGN an expansion to an existing game with my Dual Dice ... Because it might be practical or cool to use them in a different context.

I've also thought about selling them as an extra dice in a Polyhedral Set as being an 8th Dice... Could maybe make some kind of deal like for every set sold with a Dual Dice, I get $0.25 USD. Something like that...

We'll have to wait and see how things move forwards!

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Hoping for some more support in October

I know there is still 12 days before the end of the month... But it seems like our Followers have "frozen". This is obviously not good... However I find it hard to complain because out of 558 Upcoming Projects, we are at position #230 (Row #77).

This is like HALF way in the projects.

Obviously it would be nice to be in the Top #100 Projects (like maybe Row #30) ... Where most of the people will search for NEW campaigns ... Row #77 is a bit FAR TBH.

But with some additional support in October, we'll see how many Followers we get interested and curious(?) about Dual Dice! Stay tuned for more news and hopefully excitement next month. Cheers!

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I have contacter KS Support...

I'd kinda like some kind of EXPLANATION on how the campaigns are ORDERED. By being in position #230 out of 558 ... This means we will get near ZERO Followers who actually "Search for Upcoming Games". I realize that perhaps the Top 100 entries are actively search and then what comes AFTER is 100% ignored.

I say this because after the Pre-Launch with some posts on Reddit, BGG and BGDF.com I managed to get 15 Followers (better than 10).

But the entire week there hasn't been NOT EVEN ONE new Follower. Which leads me to believe that we are TOO FAR down on the list to even matter.

We'll see what the Support Teams offers up as an explanation... I'd really like to know what it takes to be in the Top 100... Cheers all.

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