by Rachel Sandene
August was quite the month for new releases, Kickstarters, and other dice news, and it’s looking like September will be no different! As we turn the page on our calendars, we wanted to highlight all the dice-related Kickstarters we could find—and there’s a lot.
These ongoing Kickstarters are sorted by how many days are left in the campaign as of today, September 2nd. Be sure to let us know which ones you’re most excited about!
Ends September 3, 2019 at 8:59 AM EDT
Luke McIntosh, the one-man operation behind Dakota Irish, is currently running a Kickstarter to fund some beautiful vapor-style dice sets! The designs feature high-quality colored resin with vapor effects inside. As of right now Luke is still quite behind on reaching the funding goal, so be sure to check this out!
Ends September 5, 2019 at 10:47 AM EDT
Floating materials within handmade resin dice isn’t an uncommon practice in the dice-crafting community; however, what makes this particular Kickstarter stand out is what those materials are. These hand-cast 22mm d20s contain graveyard and crossroad dirt (for the “cursed” dice) and iron filings and salt (for the “blessed” option, respectively). The creators say these unique features will add depth to your roleplaying experience—and there’s only one way to find out! The campaign will only run for a few more days, so if you want to add these to your collection, now’s the time.
Ends September 8, 2019 at 8:24 PM EDT
When compared to the long list of elaborate dice designs that have successfully crowdfunded in the past year or so, these iconographic d8s are easy to overlook. But if you’re interested in ways to randomize roleplay in your tabletop games—as a GM or player—these Virtue Dice are a worthy investment. As a collector, they’re just fun! This campaign still has a week to go, but is fully funded, with a few more stretch goals on their way to unlocking.
Ends September 9, 2019 at 5:59 PM EDT
Swedish dice shop Lindorm Dice had a long lead-up to their current (and first!) Kickstarter, which funded in only a few hours! The beautiful designs have both a collector appeal and mythological backstory, and it’s no wonder that they broke so many stretch goals so soon. With all the unique add-ons and remaining goals, this campaign is definitely worth backing if you haven’t done so already!
Ends September 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM EDT
Colette Chappell is no stranger to Kickstarter. This is her third successfully-funded campaign through her company, Little Dragon Corp, and they just keep getting better! The layered glitter resin dice (pictured above) are nice enough on their own, but the matching multi-colored enamel metal sets are equally stunning. It’s so tempting to get matching sets of them all! Check out the campaign page for more photos and to make a pledge.
Ends September 16, 2019 at 1:44 AM EDT
If you’re not a fan of the long Kickstarter fulfillment waiting games, then this campaign is perfect for you. There are no stretch goals, fancy add-ons, or hidden strings—just a sparkling, red-inked standard RPG dice set with a production timeline of 45 days and an estimated delivery of no later than December of this year. Now that’s fast!
Ends September 16, 2019 at 1:44 AM EDT
Luxury dice are a huge market, from semiprecious gemstone sets to rare woods and machined heavy metals, but have you ever owned a die made out of solid 14k gold? If your answer was no, this Kickstarter by Oceanus Brass aims to change that. Early backers get a 50% discount off retail price for these handcrafted gold d6s, as well as sterling silver and solid brass options, so hurry and take a look if these strike your fancy!
Ends September 19, 2019 at 10:00 AM EDT
The magical stories told in Studio Ghibli films are adored by audiences worldwide, and the creators of this UK-based Kickstarter aim to capture that magic in the form of their “Whimsical Dice” collection. The Secret Cat Shop previously crowdfunded a series of lapel pins inspired by D&D classes, and this first dice venture looks just as promising! All backers will receive a PDF copy of a one-shot adventure based on the enchanting world of Ghibli, so if you’re a fan of the Japanese animation studio, don’t forget to give this campaign a look.
Ends September 20, 2019 at 9:00 AM EDT
You’ve probably heard sayings like “all good things must come to an end,” but Dragonheart Designs firmly believes that isn’t true. Their current Kickstarter is bringing Chessex’s discontinued metal micro dice back into production, and, if the stretch goals are unlocked, they’ll come in even more colors than before. We should stress that these dice are very tiny, but, as Dragonheart Designs’ campaign slogan declares, “tiny things are awesome things!”—and we happen to agree.
Ends September 20, 2019 at 6:59 PM EDT
There’s your standard metal dice, and then there’s these metal dice, which have enough spikes to put any villain’s armor to shame. Blue Wizard Gaming was inspired by variations on the chaos star, and the end result is a solid zinc alloy collector’s item that can double as a Destroyer of Tables. The stretch goals include a “scorched earth” color variant as well as an additional easier-to-read design, so take a look if you’ve been needing a unique—and possibly dangerous—metal set for your collection.
All images used in this post are sourced from the Kickstarter pages and belong to their respective owners.