Welcome to the official community forum PAX custom dice thread!
The idea behind this is to produce and distribute custom dice designed by the community for the community.Manufacturing
The company we will be going with is a company called Qworkshop.
They offer the best selection for what we want.
The manufacturing process involves creating a laser cut replica of the design we give them then multiplying that by how many we need.Process/voting
Voting/opinions is open to the community.
You can vote once for each phase of the design process.
Voting will be done for: Dice format, dice design, and colour.DistributionTaking a tip from the 'Forum challenge coins' thread, dice will be shipped out a few weeks before PAX.
This will be done for 2 reasons:
1) Some people prefer to get their PAX swag in hand before the actual event.
2) This also cuts down on distribution complications and time at the actual event. Less time handing out dice = more awsome PAX time for everyone.
UPDATE: Manufacturing is going to be a little longer than expected so dice will be shipped out after PAX.Schedule
The following are guideline dates that will help keep us on track so we all get our dice before PAX.Apr 19 - 26 - Dice format discussion/voting
Apr 26 - May 9 - Dice colouring and design discussion/voting
May 24 - Dice design and colouring finalized
May 31 - June 7 - Dice available for ordering
Mid June - Order sent to manufacturing company
Mid July - Dice received
Mid July - Mid August - Dice orders shipped out/received by forumers.
End of August - Dice shipped to distribution location
Beginning of September - Dice orders shipped outUpdate 8/12/2013
- Open ordering up now!
Those of you looking for the order link/wondering if you're too late - NO, you're not, but order soon! I did not release the link right away in order to give the pre-order people a chance to get their orders in before I release the link to the public forums.
If you filled out the pre-order form after I sent out the email invitations, you wouldn't have gotten anything.
In hindsight I should have made that more clear, sorry guys!
I'll send out invitations to the last few emails on the pre-order form again (thought I had locked the form but I guess not?)
For the rest of you, here's THE ORDER LINK
Seeing as we are 3 sets away from selling out, I've increased the amount available to 145 to give those last few people a chance to order.
Also just a note, please be sure to SELECT A SHIPPING ADD-ON.
A few of you did not... I'll be sending you emails tomorrow.
Also any international orders should get their shipping prices within the next couple days. FYI to keep shipping prices down, I will be going with the most economical (cheapest) shipping options.8/7/2013
- Pre-ordering up now! Check your emails!
Sorry, just been scrambling to get everything sorted out with EventBrite.
First there was an issue where it was listing the dice sets as 'free' and then there was a payment option issue where it wasn't using the option I had selected.
I had to refund all orders in order to change the payment issue, sorry about that.
It's all sorted out now so go ahead and re-order.
PS. All of you who had pre-ordered should have gotten an email invitation.
Thanks guys!PREVIOUS UPDATES
Update 6/19/2013 - Pre-orders up now!
Pre-orders are now open!
I will be using a Google doc for orders right now but will be sending invoices seperately later on.
Here's THE PRE-ORDER FORM
I am not requiring payments right now, this form's main purpose is only to gather information on how many RPG sets will be ordered to see if it's feasible. As I mentioned if I don't get 100 orders for RPG sets, we will have to revert to D6 dice.
Thanks for everyone's patience!
CheersUpdate 6/3/2013 - Update from Dice manufacturer
Q-Workshop is a little overworked at the moment according to them so they're unable to do a whole set for us in the time frame needed.
Apparently there's some sort of big table top tournament order they have at the moment.
So we have 2 options:
1. cut a few dice out of the set to get them in time for PAX.
2. Follow through with our plan for a full set but have them completed and shipped out after PAX
Either way it sounds like we have to get the designs to them ASAP which means designs need to be finalized and ordering needs to go up this week.Update 5/27/2013 - Colour will be Blue die with white writing
Voting is now over and the community has spoken.
Blue die with white writing it will be!
Next up is finalizing the design and getting ordering up.
Stay tuned!Update 5/22/2013 - Colour (or color) voting now open!
Vote for your preferred colour HERE
View the results HERE
Voting for this closes on Sunday May 26th
Happy voting everyone!Update 5/15/2013 - All dice will be customized
Schedule has been updated.
Apparently Q-Workshop requires you to fully customize each side of each dice so that means we'll be getting a fully customized set of dice.
This does mean designing will be taking a little longer to do but it ultimately means we'll have an even more awsome project when we're done.
I am hoping to have all designs finished by Friday so we can get on to voting this weekend/next week.
Here are some previews of some designs done up by @OliverHolsfield
I was considering making up a theme for each dice as well.
Themes I was thinking of were: pacman - mini pacmen, space invaders, meeple/board games, and of course Seattle monuments such as the space needle.Update 4/29/2013 - Manufacturers might be changing
In a slight turn of events we may be switching manufacturers.
The company I was originally going to go with has a very low selection of colours from what they had previously told me.
I'm in contact with a European company that has a MUCH better selection AND they may be able to do fully customized D20s (which means we can have a graphic on the D20 as well!)
This may mean the dates I have outlined in the OP may need to change but this would work out better for what we're looking for.
Stay tuned but in the mean time, here's a fancy colour chart from the new company:
Start discussing colours guys!Update 4/26/2013 - RPG Set wins!
Voting is now over for dice formatting.
RPG won by a landslide.
Now it's on to voting on the design for the D6 and the D20.
The D6 will be a graphic, the D20 has to be wording on either side of the number.
So here's how it's going to work:April 26 - May 3
We'll have a discussion on design and wording both custom dice in the set.May 3 - May 9
We'll vote on what the design and wording should be.
Sample of what the D20 will look like:
Sample image of what the D6 will look like.
NOTE: The pictures are just samples and have nothing to do with the actual design or colour.Update 4/19/2013
Voting for the dice format is now open.
RPG Set - 1 custom D6 and 1 custom D20
Oversized D20 - 1 side custom
1 D6 set - 1 side custom on each dice.
Please place your vote here
for your choice. Only 1 entry allowed.
Voting will close Friday April 26th.
See the results here