And now everyone can get a Dice Shield! We've just launched on Kickstarter: http://diceshield.com/kickstarter
We're going to need a lot of help -- the cost of creating the injection mold is pretty high, in the 10's of thousands of dollars. That meant we had to set the Kickstarter goal high ($53000) and the minimum reward level to $50, the same price as they were in the Questo Gizmo Etsy shop.
$50 each sounds like a lot, but here's how it breaks down:
- $11.30 for shipping to you
- $5 split between Kickstarter and Amazon Payments fees
- Leaving $33.70 to fund the mold, pay for the plastic and fabrication, shipping from the factory to the distributor, and packing.
I wish I could have set the reward level lower, and the goal lower, but that's just how much it costs to start mass production.
So what's in it for you? One of the first Dice Shields ever made! And the good feeling from knowing you helped start a whole new company and brought a cool product to market. Every Dice Shield you ever see will exist because you helped get things rolling.
I hope you'll contribute.
Oh ... and once we get to 200 contributors, I'll release a very limited award level: a Dice Shield plus a full set of the Mistborn collectable dice, limited to 4 awards (sorry! Thats all the dice the Crafty guys had left! They may be the last 4 sets anywhere!)