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#1 MOB

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 03:19 AM

Coming soon from Chaosium and Q-Workshop!
 
Subscribe at the link to be the first to know when the campaign launches...
 
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#2 PoC

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 12:20 PM

For those seeking clarification, this will be a Kickstarter campaign.
 

It's time to arm yourself for the uneven fight with the Elder Gods from the Cthulhu Mythos! Q WORKSHOP together with Chaosium Inc. are planning to make a very special, super tentacle-y and stunning metal dice set via Kickstarter.

 

Q Workshop metal dice normally retail for £30-£60, depending.

 

I wonder what metal they will be made from?



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Posted 01 March 2017 - 02:12 AM

I wonder what metal they will be made from?

 

Tin!

 

The Kickstarter launch date is confirmed for March 16th, 1pm US Eastern Standard Time.



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Posted 01 March 2017 - 10:19 AM

I've worked a lot with Tin. :-)

 

Density 7.3, melting point 232ºC (easily cast -  you can melt it in a pan on your stove), below 13ºC it eventually transforms to the alpha phase which is brittle. If you have a large enough piece and bend it, it screams. I imagine there may be some hardener in there (like copper or antimony).

 

Any idea of size? The dice look quite large in the promotional photo.

 

The latest info on the upcoming KS says it will run for 30 days starting this month (as MOB mentions) with a funding goal of $50,000 (US), while "...many add-ons and stretch goals are scheduled to appear."



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Posted 01 March 2017 - 11:00 AM

If you have a large enough piece and bend it, it screams.

 

Screaming Cthulhu dice, whoa...

 

I imagine there may be some hardener in there (like copper or antimony).

 

Any idea of size? The dice look quite large in the promotional photo.

 

Yes, it's a tin alloy!

 

I don't have details on the dimensions, but the Kickstarter page will feature the exact SIZ of all the dice (and how much they weigh  :-D)

 

The latest info on the upcoming KS says it will run for 30 days starting this month (as MOB mentions) with a funding goal of $50,000 (US), while "...many add-ons and stretch goals are scheduled to appear."

 

The confirmed launch date is March 16th. For an idea of the sort of stuff that's might be offered as add-ons or stretch goals, check out Q's earlier Kickstarter for Pathfinder Metal Dice they did in conjunction with Paizo.



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Posted 15 March 2017 - 05:49 PM

The Kickstarter for this starts tomorrow.

 

Q Workshop kindly sent along a prototype set for us to look at on our shows.

 

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 09:44 AM

Cthulhu dice go metal!

 

I unbox the forthcoming metal dice for Call of Cthulhu.

 


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 05:25 PM

This has now launched.

Call of Cthulhu Metal Dice Set by Q-workshop & Chaosium

Features a slick KS video and lifetime product guarantee.

As anticipated, initial buy-in is about $60 USD (c. £48) [plus shipping].

 

The metal is tin. Copper and "golden alloy*" dice (á la Pathfinder Dice KS) are off the table (so to speak) - not surprising, tin melts at 232ºC, copper at 1085ºC...

 

*Not actual gold, though I have worked out how much a solid gold dice set would cost...



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 01:06 PM

The KS has met its funding target.

 

We talked about the dice in today's meeting of The Cthulhu Breakfast Club.

 

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The prototype set we received from Q Workshop will be going into a future YSDC charity pile.



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 10:34 PM

Figured I'd share this here just in case someone hasn't seen this yet. If this is the wrong board, I'm sorry, or maybe someone could move this. 

 

Anyway, here's a link: https://www.kickstar...d-c/description



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 10:59 PM

Threads merged.

 

KS is currently half way to its first stretch goal ("Nyarlathotep" D6, D10 & D20 added to all qualifying pledges).



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Posted 22 March 2017 - 07:06 AM

Close-up of the metal dice D6—teeth and tentacles:

 

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 07:40 AM

I was lucky enough to get a close look at that prototype set and they really are superb, probably the best I've seen from Q-workshop.
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Posted 22 March 2017 - 04:09 PM

If one is playing 7th edition CoC, this (pricey) set of metal dice is incomplete, as it does not include the bonus/penalty dice extra d10s one would need to make those rolls in one throw when the new bonus/penalty dice rules are invoked.

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 05:34 PM

Another video about the dice, this time from TheGameBoyGeek, Dan King. As noted at the start this is a paid preview.

 



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Posted 10 April 2017 - 01:45 AM

The Metal Dice Kickstarter ends in just under a week. All original Stretch Goals have been unlocked. That's 28 bonus dice and a dice bag, on top of the original Metal Dice—all now part of the one pledge.

 

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If one is playing 7th edition CoC, this (pricey) set of metal dice is incomplete, as it does not include the bonus/penalty dice extra d10s one would need to make those rolls in one throw when the new bonus/penalty dice rules are invoked.

 

Penalty dice are in the new list of stretch goals (add-on at $200K). The Kickstarter is currently just past 175K, so that is that is very achievable. 



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Posted 11 April 2017 - 01:22 PM

 That's 28 bonus dice and a dice bag, on top of the original Metal Dice—all now part of the one pledge.

 

Ridiculously excited about this! Pledged the minute I heard about this the other week.



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Posted 12 April 2017 - 10:04 AM

With 3 days to go, the Call of Cthulhu Metal Dice Kickstarter campaign is fast closing on $200K. This unlocks the Bonus & Penalty Dice add-on. 

 

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 01:36 PM

With just 24 hours left and surging past $250K, here's a quick look at everything on offer in the Call of Cthulhu Metal Dice Kickstarter:

 



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Posted 15 April 2017 - 07:26 PM

This Kickstarter closed at $283,207 USD raised from 2,723 backers.





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