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You haven't missed much.  So far, they're pushing a year behind schedule.....

 

Funny.  I heard about it on this board, originally.  Thought my wife would enjoy them, so I backed it for a total of six pieces.  Been getting updates every whenever it occurs to them that someone might like an update.....   

 

 

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21 minutes ago, Spence said:

I still consider any KS a gamble and only pledge money I can lose.

 

Ditto.

 

And to assuage your incredulity earlier:  The production principles were sound, and the demos of the POC batch showed them to be at least as durable as modern "high impact" resin dice, if not moreso.

 

The problem appears to be the outsourcing.  They had a process that worked extremely well, but was insanely expensive.  They outsourced to China (like the rest of the entire earth, apparently-- everyone bags on the amount of pollution coming out of China.  Fact is, it's _our_ garbage.  :(   ).  Since then, apparently no one has been able to deliver on the promise of replicating the process at an affordable price.

 

 

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On 2/10/2020 at 10:19 PM, Duke Bushido said:

everyone bags on the amount of pollution coming out of China.  Fact is, it's _our_ garbage.  :(   ).

 

Our garbage . . . their non-existent and/or totally lax environmental laws that allow it.

 

Which is why said company shipped it's highly expensive, but proven process, there.

 

Anyway, I've only backed one project on kickstarter and it wasn't delayed at all.  I thought that KS had rules on that?  Or is the only rule that if the project isn't funded, the backers get their money back.  But if it is funded, the project can take as long as needed to get done . . . as long as it does get done.  I seem to recall Palladium games getting nuked and luosing a license due to delays and not fulfilling orders . . . ?

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I thought they looked nice, but that they belonged more on Grandma's knick-knack shelf than on a gaming table.  I'd rather have something more easily legible when I throw--which means either pips or Arabic numerals.  Anything else is just a fancy conversation starter--as "Where'd you get those?"

 

On a semi-related note, I've always thought that one of the nifty things about six-sided dice is that you can get them just about anywhere.  The other polyhedrals you have to find at a game or comic book store, although I have seen packs of polyhedral dice on sale at Wal-Mart recently.  But any place that sells playing cards--drug stores, liquor stores,  convenience stores even--are likely to have a pack of six-siders for one to two bucks, depending on where you get them.  Which can be quite convenient if you're in a small town and the only place that's open is the Dollar General store, and you suddenly get the urge to play Champions or Old School Traveller.  Pick up snacks, pick up dice, and you're good to go.

 

And I'm sure some of you have seen at least once those display cards with dice dispensers that you can take out a pair at a time--those are usually ninety-nine cents a pair.  I've started a small collection of those just because I rather like the notion.  They're there, and they're dice--what more justification do you need?

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Most of those "everything's is a dollar" stores have six packs and periodically twelve packs of d6 for a buck as well if you're in a pinch to grab a pile for an event. 

 

And are you saying that New School Traveller uses pokyhedrals?

 

I love Traveller, but I've been playing it on HERO legs for decades now. 

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