Handmade Ceramic Gaming Dice

A project in Farmington, MO by Jesse Hillis

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The only hand crafted ceramic gaming dice available. Made to last, these dice are as close to eternal as you can get.
Backers: 148
Average Pledge Per Backer: $65

Funded: $9,625 of $1,500
Dates: May 2nd -> Jun 1st (30 days)
Project By: Jesse Hillis
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Latest News

Ladies and Gentlemen... Tangerine/Deep red swirl.

May 31st - via: kickstarter.com
I'm speechless guys. See for yourself... Well, the kickstarter page won't let me upload the pics so just cruise on over to my facebook page and take a look at the new pictures I've posted there. https://www.facebook.com/BlackRockRelics Thanks for... (Read More)

Stretch goal and color choices.

May 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Ok everybody, providing we get to my stretch goal of $10000 these will be the available colors. If you want to help me meet the stretch goal, someone needs to get Wil Wheaton (@wilw) to tweet bout this. Bet that'd do it.  ;) Anyway, here's... (Read More)

Test colors are out of the kiln.

May 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Well it looks like the colors are working well.  I'm not crazy about the green or the yellow personally, but the blue is fantastic.  I can't wait to play with the red and orange.  Take a look and see what you think... I'll post images of the color... (Read More)

New color choices?

May 27th - via: kickstarter.com
5/24/13 - Learned out how to tint clay 5/25/13 - Purchased three colors for testing 5/26/13 - Made the first colored ceramic dice in colors other than white, brown and black. I only bought blue, green and yellow for testing. The dice need a little... (Read More)

Free dice!!

May 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Ok maybe not "free", more like extra.  As I make these dice, occasionally I get a blemished one.  Rather than try to reclaim the clay or fix the die I'm going to throw some extra dice into any order at or above $75. I won't have enough for every... (Read More)

Bias/Balance testing video and results.

May 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey guys, finally getting the video posted for the die bias/balance testing results. This is the best (for this situation) testing procedure I could find. As you will see in the video I only did the d8 on screen because it was the easiest to read,... (Read More)

Die Weights, New Pledge Levels, etc.

May 18th - via: kickstarter.com
In case you haven't noticed, I've added a few more pledge levels to cover the requests for custom sets. I thought I added this update yesterday, but turns out I fell asleep at the keyboard typing this bit out; woke up twice with complete nonsense on... (Read More)

Torture tests take two. :)

May 11th - via: kickstarter.com
This is the second torture test video. Enjoy...  (Read More)

Stretch goal sneak peak

May 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Here is a sneak peak of the first stretch goal reward. These are the unfired test blanks for the Black Rock Relics spin down dice. I'm testing the glaze colors and will most likely have the option to choose which color you would like the logo and... (Read More)

Custom Dice Configurations

May 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Ok, if you would prefer to have a different configuration of the set you are getting that's ok. When you fill out the backer survey after the funding ends you will be able to make that choice. For example, if you have pledged at the $75 level and... (Read More)

International Shipping!!!!!

May 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Finally!! The quotes I got from FedEx seem to be approximately the same for shipping to anywhere. We now have a flat rate that applies to every international pledge (except for the two highest that weigh more). Sorry for the confusion and delay... (Read More)

T-Shirt Design

May 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Check out the T-Shirt design for Black Rock Relics.  (Read More)

Torture tests

May 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Figured I'd make a short video showing how tough these dice are. Enjoy ;) Also, if you are in a country other than the United States and are a backer or are interested in becoming a backer please message me your address.  I'd like a few so I can get... (Read More)

Dice making supplies

May 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Well 48 hours down and it seems pretty obvious to me that I'm sure to reach my funding goal. Monday I'm ordering the supplies I need for the new molds and going to the local pottery store to purchase more kiln shelves, more clay and perhaps several... (Read More)

Launch day update

May 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Wow, you guys are awesome!  I'm blown away by the response I've got in just the few hours the project has been live.  There have been a couple things I've received questions about that I'd like to address here.  I'll also add them to the FAQ as... (Read More)

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