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Halfsies Dice

A project in Alhambra, CA by John Wrot!

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All new Dual-Color Dice Sets. You choose which color sets will be created. -EU, CAN, & AU Friendly.
Backers: 1912
Average Pledge Per Backer: $50

Funded: $95,274 of $19,000
Dates: Feb 16th -> Mar 22nd (34 days)
Project By: John Wrot!
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Latest News

The Final Countdown!

March 21st - via:
Hail, Dice Lovers!We're literally in the last hours of the campaign and surprisingly close to unlocking the Frozen Tundra Dice. I've done the actual math: If every backer increases their pledge right now for JUST 1 SET EACH we'll crush 6-digits in... (Read More)

$84,000 Reached & FINAL Dice Set Survey Unlocked!

March 21st - via:
Hail Dice Lovers!,What an exciting last couple of hours!  Pledges are skyrocketing, the "pledge adjusted" notifications are going berserk, and the comments section has been on fire with Tundra vs. Tide debates, memes, instagram links, and lots of... (Read More)

LAST DAY & Another Tie Breaker Survey!

March 21st - via:
Hail Dice Lovers!,As you know today is the last day for the campaign.  We're hoping to make a big push toward $100,000 to unlock the result of Survey #11!But Survey #11 is TIED, like #10 was.  So we need 1 more Tie Breaker! The votes were so... (Read More)

The Winner & Over-Stretching in the last 48 hours!

March 20th - via:
Hail, Dice Lovers!We did it!  We hit the high end $69,000 Stretch Goal BEFORE the 48 Countdown Mark!  YOU are amazing.I really never thought that was even possible.  You blow my mind with your kindness and support. Therefore the legendary Yin Yang... (Read More)

$69,000 Goal & TIE BREAKER SURVEY!

March 19th - via:
Hail Dice Lovers,Coming up to our $69,000 Stretch Goal (whoa!)......we have a tie!The survey #s are so terribly close that we need a Tie-Breaker.  The two sets are tied to within two one-thousandths of a decimal place.  That doesn't result in a... (Read More)

Take THAT, Day 1.

March 19th - via:
Hail, Dice Lovers,YOU are amazing.  John Optional "get your thoughts" question below. Otherwise, this is the shortest Update I've ever posted. ; ) p.s. Would love your opinion in the comments... The Saint Patrick's Day Tier is what's allowed this... (Read More)

Double Double Your Enjoyment: A Preview of Halfsies Dice

March 19th - via:
What's my favorite dice color? Blue!! No...wait, I just can't decide. So I might as well just use these shiny new Halfsies Dice, which merge two colors into each individual die. Cool concept! (Read More)

Survey for Over-Stretch Dice Set #10

March 18th - via:
Hail Dice Lovers!Welcome to the first Over-Stretch Survey!  A very exciting moment.  I can hardly believe this is even happening, and so soon.  (Expected it perhaps, during the final 48 hours or so!) No dilly dallying.  Let's get to it! What do... (Read More)

Stretch Goal $59,000 SMASHED in 2 days!

March 18th - via:
Hail, Dice Lovers!We are on a roll! In fact, yesterday was THE 2nd BEST DAY OF THE CAMPAIGN!!!  We missed beating out day one by about 40 minutes! We sold out of the Saint Patrick's Day Tier so fast, we had to add a phase 2 to support our promise to... (Read More)

St. Patrick's Day FREE DICE!

March 17th - via:
Here's the story:Exactly 1 year ago today, my Wife and I woke up to an earthquake! (True Story). We realized it was also Saint Patrick's Day, the Feast Day of the patron Saint of Ireland. We like Saint Patrick, A) he's awesome, and B) we're Irish. So... (Read More)

Backer Only Survey for Dice Set #8 (Last vote before Over-Stretching!)

March 16th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

$49,000 Stretch Goal - UNLOCKED!

March 16th - via:
Hail, Dice Lovers! The new Dice Set, now available to add to your pledge! If you are pledged at the **1**, **2**, **3**, **4**, or **5** Dice Sets Tiers... click the blue "Manage" button next to your pledge amount at the top of the main... (Read More)

"Accessories" and "Reviews"

March 14th - via:
Hail Dice Lovers,Two great topics for you today! AccessoriesI have phenomenal news.. Halfsies Dice has been approved as a stand alone Accessory on BGG! This is a big deal. To qualify for this unique title, an item must be included in some way in an... (Read More)

Int. Shipping Updated! (A MUST READ!)

March 11th - via:
Hail Dice Lovers,I come to you after a very long day of doctors visits (long story, but I should be quite ok in a week or so), with a gloriously exciting... INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING UPDATE!For those of you who have been following, we made a promise to... (Read More)

Crazy Eights: John Wrot of Gate Keeper Games

March 9th - via:
Dice are an integral part of gaming, even more so in role playing games. Sure, you want dice that roll evenly, but it doesn’t hurt to have a little flash. I recently found out about the Halfsies Dice Kickstarter and asked John Wrot from Gate Keeper Games eight questions about them. (Read More)

Backer Only Survey for Dice Set #7 (join us and cast your vote!)

March 6th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)


March 6th - via:
Hail, Dice Lovers! The New Dice Set, now available to add to your pledge! If you are pledged at the **1**, **2**, **3**, or **4** Dice Sets Tiers... click the blue "Manage" button next to your pledge amount at the top of the main campaign... (Read More)

Mid-Campaign News and Reminders!

March 5th - via:
Hail, Dice Lovers!,The amount of backer involvement we've seen on this campaign so far is simply amazing.  You guys are the greatest! Let's start with some important... #1) New "Add On" SectionDue to the overwhelming positive response to the current... (Read More)

Building Crazy Momentum

March 2nd - via:
Hail Dice Lovers,I've been continuing to expand our horizons, with forum posts, regular advert updates, blog contacts and the like.  Why do I tell you this?  I don't believe I should ask you to 'spread the word' if I haven't been doing so myself. ... (Read More)


February 28th - via:
Hail, Dice Lovers,Can we just stop for a moment and consider how amazing this is!?! What a great world when you can meet 770 near-complete-strangers, and say: "Hey, will you trust me with $30,000?"  And they give a collective unanimous "YES". I... (Read More)

Backer Only Survey for Dice Set #6 (join us and let your voice be heard!)

February 27th - via:
Hail, Dice Lovers!Congratulations making it this far in the campaign!  We're blown away by your support. This new survey is going to be a MUCH closer battle than the last! For the previous one, Black & Red was suggested so many times, we even... (Read More)


February 27th - via:
Hail, Dice Lovers!  Our First Stretch Goal is Unlocked!The new dice set, now available to add to your pledge! If you are pledged at the **1**, **2**, or **3** Dice Sets Tiers... click the blue "Manage" button next to your pledge amount at the... (Read More)

[FORUM POST] Post your kickstarter/indiegogo/fundraiser here!

February 26th - via:
I found this on Kickstarter and backed it immediately. I think it's an awesome idea and they look really cool. (Read More)

Gain Extra Votes!

February 25th - via:
Hail, Dice Lovers!While we continue to work on building community and finding new partnerships and media outlets to share our great product, we want respond to the requests we've had for "ways to get extra votes", and in turn, offer you a... Get... (Read More)

Backer Only Survey for Dice Set #5

February 21st - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

FUNDED! + "Where's the new survey!?"

February 21st - via:
WOOHOO!!!!  We're FUNDED!Hail, Dice Lovers!,Congratulations!  YOU did this!  And as a reward you get the Adamantium, Mithril, & Orichalcum dice, now with fancy Gold #s! Congratulations! We would also like to announce the winner of the first... (Read More)

Halfsies Dice

February 21st - via:
Dice. They can be a gamer’s best friend, or worst enemy. (Read More)

Getting VERY close!

February 20th - via:
Hail, dice lovers,With over $15,000 in funding, putting us at over 80% funded, we are getting very close! We're gaining a ton of momentum, as your outreach efforts have been paying off in droves.  Thank you for doing "your part" to share this... (Read More)

Make Your Dice Your Own With Halfsies Dice Kickstarter

February 19th - via:
Everyone knows that you roll better with your special dice. Your options just opened up with the new Halfsies Dice Kickstarter out right now! Dual colored, pearlish dice in a variety of colors are sure to increase your odds of success- or at least make the bad rolls more tolerable. (Read More)

Thank you & a little request.

February 17th - via:
Hail, backers,We had an amazing Day Two, raising over $3000 and breaking the 50% margin in under 48 hours.  This is your doing!  Be proud and be excited...  We also have over 230 Surveys in.  Yes, we officially have more surveys than backers,... (Read More)

Over 100 Backers and 25% in under 8 hours.

February 16th - via:
Hail, dice lovers,We've hit over 100 backers and about 25% funding in under 8 hours and that's just amazing.  You guys are amazing.  We really want to thank our returning backers from The King's Armory.  You guys are amazing, and I keep hearing... (Read More)


February 16th - via:
Hail, Dice Lovers!Just want to post an early thank you for your support and for joining us here. I want to show you the list of your color options, and the reason we say "over 1,700 colors to choose from"; and to give you some Kickstarter "Avatars"... (Read More)

“Halfsies” Dice Available to Kickstart

February 16th - via:
For all you die-rolling fanatics out there, this Kickstarter project might just be for you! John Wrot has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund some new two-toned die in sizes of your traditional role-playing set (D4, D6, D8, 2xD10, D12, D20). (Read More)

8 Unique Elements of Recent Crowdfunding Projects

February 16th - via:
In this series, I highlight some of the interesting choices current crowdfunders have made regarding their project’s reward levels, stretch goals, and overall campaign design (the projects themselves, not the content or product). (Read More)

[PRESS RELEASE] Halfsies Dice Campaign Hits Kickstarter

February 16th - via:
“Halfsies Dice” are a simple design: half one color, half another, with a subtle blending where the colors merge. (Read More)

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