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Damage Dice: roll with power for D&D 5e

A project in Ann Arbor, MI by Al McWilliams

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A set of special dice designed to add style, theme and function to every damage roll in Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition.
Backers: 2512
Average Pledge Per Backer: $109

Funded: $273,161 of $5,000
Dates: Sep 17th -> Oct 17th (30 days)
Project By: Al McWilliams
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Latest News

Live Last Hour!

October 17th - via:
Instagram Live We have one hour to go! We have a TON to do in this last hour (crazy how that happens right?) but we'll be on Instagram Live for the last hour (even if sometimes you just see us typing furiously!) See... (Read More)

Final Day!

October 16th - via:
20-20-24 hours to go! We'll be as available as possible for questions today while continually updating the various logistical spreadsheets to scale with the campaign. It's going to be a busy day, and we're ready. Pledge Manager? Options?: The "Pledge... (Read More)

48 Hours to go

October 15th - via:
Final Stretch Here we go! We're about to hit 48 hours to go and we want to finish strong. You all have been so supportive and helpful this whole time; sharing, responding to questions (accurately) faster than I can get to them, calculating all... (Read More)

Let's hear it for the bards

October 12th - via:
6-packs are GO! 4-pack add-ons of damage dice are now 6-packs. This allows you to easily create 10xDx when you combine an add-on with the standard set (4xd4,6,8,10) to cover many high-level spells in one roll. Bardic Inspiration Dice at $200k Sure,... (Read More)

Bless Upcast & ColsenKeane Demo

October 9th - via:
$125k Bless Upcast! Bless dice will now cover your whole party, unless your party is more than six, in which case, buy your DM a beer instead of Bless Dice - because wow. ColsenKeane Demo The folks at ColsenKeane turned around a couple of leather... (Read More)

Eight multicolored rays of light flash from your hand.

October 4th - via:
Prismatic Spray die Like Chaos Bolt, this spell desperately needs a purpose-built die. Which number was indigo again? What does Orange do? Who is Roy G. Biv? Roll a d8 for each creature in the spray, consult the chart, translate the color into the... (Read More)

Dungeons and Dragons: Damage Dice Kickstarter is Still Open

October 3rd - via:
This fully-funded Kickstarter provides damage-themed dice for Dungeons and Dragons players, offering dice for nearly every type of damage done in the game. (Read More)

Meet James, Bless added to $75+ and 100k Stretch Announced

October 2nd - via:
Backers $75+ get Bless We've crunched the numbers. We're able to include the Bless Dice for everyone at $75 and up. Thank you! We're so happy we can get all this cool stuff made. We'll have more coming soon. Speaking of... ColsenKeane Leather Case... (Read More)

Three creatures of your choice within range... and more to come

October 1st - via:
Today was a whirlwind! We're doing our best to keep the excitement from taking over. Everyone is so supportive, and the input has been excellent. We're reading everything you post and trying to incorporate your feedback into our plans, and respond as... (Read More)

Kapow! All Damage Types Unlocked!

September 30th - via:
You. Are. Amazing. No matter what type of damage you like to sling, there's gonna be an ultra-specific die for you. We love that the community is as into the color, style and nuance of D&D as we are. There's more to come! We're putting the... (Read More)

Poison, Acid, Add-on & Reward Updates

September 30th - via:
We hit Acid this morning! Well, um, you know what we mean: Acid dice are unlocked! Also why is this purple walrus explaining the Fermi Paradox while taking the last of the coffee? ANYWAY, on to Thunder and Lightning! These last two should fly by!... (Read More)

UNLOCKED: Radiant & Necrotic, Big News and the D20s

September 28th - via:
$30,000 What do your spirit guardians look like? The yin and yang, the life and death, Radiant and Necrotic damage are unlocked. Last night, our Friday night game started reaching into the depths of the Tomb of Annihilation; we have a feeling these... (Read More)

KS Exclusive Shirts and ever faster progress

September 26th - via:
Every day is faster than the last! The support from the community has been amazing. At this point we are confident we will be able to make all of the damage types. So much so that James is busy designing new extras, add-ons and stretch goals. Many... (Read More)

Psychic and Force Unlocked: and a surprise

September 24th - via:
One week: four-sets unlocked! Whether you're a DM who loves a good Illithid, or playing a young wizard who appreciates the consistency of Magic Missile (bap,bap,bap), Psychic and Force damage get rolled a lot at most tables. Seldom resisted (even the... (Read More)

Cold unlocked, but campaign is hot

September 22nd - via:
Stretch-1: Cold Damage Unlocked! Well, that was fast. We expected it would clear on Monday, so we don't even have exiting victory-graphics ready! At this rate, I hope we don't annoy you with updates about stretch goals - so I'll keep this one quick!... (Read More)


September 20th - via:
Funded in 3 days! On my way to our Friday night D&D game, I got the notification that we've met our goal for Fire Damage Dice!  Fully funded in 3 days Thank you all so much for the support, feedback and great suggestions. Things don't seem to be... (Read More)

What a first day! Thank you!

September 18th - via:
Wow. This is just a quick update to say thank you for the great first day. This is our first Kickstarter as a company and we didn't know what to expect. Are we the only ones who are this into damage types? We had no idea... We've already hit 50% of... (Read More)

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