Tinker Dice - Steampunk Metal Dice

A project in Orem, UT by Tesh of Project Khopesh

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Tinker Dice - Unique machinery-themed six-sided metal dice, inspired by old machines, steampunk and a bit of whimsy.
Backers: 582
Average Pledge Per Backer: $44

Funded: $25,469 of $1,000
Dates: Aug 2nd -> Aug 25th (23 days)
Project By: Tesh of Project Khopesh
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Latest News

Thank you everyone!

August 25th - via: kickstarter.com
And that's it! This has been a success far beyond what we expected, and we have all 582 of you to thank.  Thank you very much for your support! Now, for the hard part.  Surveys to send out, orders to chart, tons of emails to send, that sort of... (Read More)

International Shipping reminder

August 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Just a quick reminder for everyone as we're in the last little stretch... the international and Canadian shipping costs are wrong in a few of the middle tiers.  I'm deeply sorry about that, and if we happen to miss you here, we'll try to correct it... (Read More)

The Final Spindown

August 24th - via: kickstarter.com
It’s the last 24 hours of the Tinker Metal Dice project, and we’re rolling out another last minute stretch goal. I know, I know, it’s yet another choice to keep track of, but we think it’s worth it. You all have been surprising, especially in... (Read More)

Second finish unlocked!

August 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Wow, you guys.  Just, wow.  You blew through that $18,000 stretch like it was an afterthought.  Thank you! We're now going to be able to offer both the Antiqued Copper and the Pure Zinc as finishes for the dice!  That makes the caveat noted in... (Read More)

Voting closed, new Collector's Tier, "31 FLAVORS"

August 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
aaaaand that's it!  The voting on the second metal finish for the Tinker and Gearpunk dice is done!  We will now be offering all dice, save for the Pentagear Fudge Tinker design, in both Antiqued Bronze and Antiqued Copper.  You may choose... (Read More)

Voting ends tonight! Oh, and $16,000!

August 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Just a friendly neighborhood reminder that voting on the new finish for the Tinker and Gearpunk dice (except for the Pentagear Fudge) is closing in just under 5 and a half hours!  Last bit of time for Team Zinc to take over the lead that Team... (Read More)

New Finish!

August 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you, all of you!  We've broken through the $15,000 mark, and unlocked the second finish for the dice!  Every die (except for Pentagear Fudge dice) can come to you in either the standard Antiquated Bronze or in the alternate finish... that... (Read More)

14K and Finishing (POLL)

August 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Many thanks to all of you for your backing!  We've crossed through the $14,000 number! It's all kind of crazy and surreal, humbling and flattering at the same time. I'm really glad that people are liking the designs, and I'm looking forward to... (Read More)

$13K and a little perspective

August 17th - via: kickstarter.com
I'm not sure how many of you saw the previous iteration of this project, over thisaway: Tinker Dice We're closing on ten times the final tally on that project.  I have a few ideas why that might be, but at this point, I'm also curious as to what you... (Read More)


August 16th - via: kickstarter.com
It seems like that should be a milestone.  We're not unlocking anything, though, and we only have vague "we'll do something cool at $15,000" plans, so it's kind of just a waypoint... but what a waypoint!  I'm still surprised at the support that... (Read More)

Additional Bags

August 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Sorry, I meant to make this part of the previous update. With the addition of leather bags to the project options, we're also making bags into an Add On item.  You can get one more bag of any type for an additional $2 and/or two more bags for an... (Read More)

Cloth or Leather?

August 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks to a big push in the last little while from a kind soul, we've broken through $11,000!  Many thanks to everyone for your support thus far! So, we'll be ordering the leather bags and everyone can get one as a free upgrade to the cloth bags we... (Read More)

International Shipping

August 14th - via: kickstarter.com
This is sort of a big deal, since I can't go back in and adjust the pledge tiers, and I really want anyone who this affects to know about it.  I'll mention it again later, just to be sure. I've crunched some numbers with some revised weight... (Read More)

Gearpunk Fudge and Seeing Double!

August 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Once again, you all have busted through another stretch goal!  The Gearpunk Fudge die is now unlocked!  I'm sorry that I don't have a physical prototype for that one, but this is what it looks like via Shapeways, and it will be comparable to the... (Read More)

It's Over 9000!

August 12th - via: kickstarter.com
...yes, it had to be said.  I embrace my geekiness.  I'm running a Kickstarter for metal steampunk dice.  I love games, I work in the video game industry, and my friends are all gamers.  We're not rejects, and I love that gaming is growing, both... (Read More)

Bags and Bakers

August 11th - via: kickstarter.com
I've gone through and cleaned up the campaign a little, excising outdated info and adding some bits and bobs.  Of special note is this addition: "...because we appreciate those of you have pledged for a dozen dice in either type and don't want to... (Read More)

Dragons and Decaders

August 10th - via: kickstarter.com
My friend Ferrel of Epic Slant Press just launched his Kickstarter campaign for his family-friendly dragon-themed card game, Havok and Hijinks!  I've been looking forward to this one, and I highly recommend it. In news closer to home, thank you to... (Read More)

Twisted Metal

August 9th - via: kickstarter.com
I mentioned the Mechanika: Empires of Blood and Steam RPG a little while ago, and now there's a bit more news about their campaign. They have asked us to make metal Tinker Dice with a twist for their campaign.  Specifically, we'll be taking the... (Read More)

MM by MM

August 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Bit by bit, we're still growing!  Sometime in the wee hours of my morning, you all pushed us past $7,000, so that unlocked the D12 Gearpunk design!  We're already almost a quarter of the way to unlocking the D4 as well, so many thanks everyone! I... (Read More)

Tangents, Projections and Goals, Oh, My!

August 8th - via: kickstarter.com
We're almost halfway to unlocking the D12, thanks, everyone! It's been noted that Kicktraq thinks we'll get to $20,000... and while I don't put a whole lot of trust in that sort of projection, it does make one wonder what might happen if we do unlock... (Read More)

Eight sided die unlocked, on to the twelve-sided die!

August 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Many thanks to all of you, we've achieved the $6,000 stretch goal, and unlocked the D8 Gearpunk Gamer Die!  Up next is the D12 at $7,000! I'm really looking forward to unlocking the whole seven-dice gaming set, and it looks like we may well get... (Read More)

Kicking it Forward!

August 7th - via: kickstarter.com
We're halfway to unlocking the D8 Gearpunk Die, thanks, everyone! We did a bit of research earlier, and have decided to take part in the "Kicking It Forward" initiative, as described over thisaway: Kicking It Forward We're getting a head start by... (Read More)

Shuffling Dice

August 6th - via: kickstarter.com
We've stretched sufficiently to hit the $5,000 goal, so now the standard D10 is part of the Gearpunk stable!  Congratulations, everyone, and thank you! I've taken a moment to shuffle around the order of the unlocks for the Gearpunk dice. ... (Read More)

D20 Unlocked, D10 Up Next

August 5th - via: kickstarter.com
We pushed through $4,000 sometime early this morning, so the Gearpunk D20 is now unlocked and available as a choice in any Gearpunk pledge (including addons)!  Thank you everyone! The Gearpunk D10 will be unlocked at $5,000.  At this pace, we... (Read More)

Clear as Aluminum

August 5th - via: kickstarter.com
There have been some questions about the last two updates and the mention of plastic. Please disregard the plastic comments.  I got an email this morning from the company that could have done some plastic work, and what I thought was nailed down... (Read More)

Minor correction to update #6

August 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Sorry, minor typo in the last update.  If you're backing at the NICE NINE DICE level and we get to $13,000, you'd be getting one each of the two plastic batches (one numbered, one Fudge/FATE) and also the interim Gearpunk Fudge die.  That's a neat... (Read More)

Collectors and Plastic

August 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Because it's been asked, and because I've been madly trying to sort everything out, I wanted to note something that's kind of important for collectors. As I understand it, many prefer to only get single copies of dice rather than have a lot of extras... (Read More)

Gearpunk Gears in Action!

August 4th - via: kickstarter.com
You guys are awesome!  You blasted through $3,000, so we've added Gearpunk Dice to the mix, complete with pledge tiers to match!  These dice to cost more per die, due to their complexity, but we think they are well worth it. For each $1,000 we add... (Read More)

Stretching Metal: Gearpunk Dice!

August 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
OK, so in just a little bit more than 24 hours, you awesome people blasted through the base funding goal and the $2,000 mark on the project, so we'll be offering Fudge/FATE designed Tinker Dice along with the standard numbered dice!  These are... (Read More)

Fudge, Leather and Gears, Oh, My!

August 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
It has been a most excellent day, thank you everyone! We're fully funded, and approaching the $2000 mark we need to get the Fudge/FATE dice made in addition to the standard numbered dice.  Exciting times around here, with some potential to get more... (Read More)

Fully funded, thank you!

August 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Holy schamoley, guys, the Tinker Metal Dice project funded in less than 12 hours!   Wow. I’m… floored, and extremely grateful for all of your support! I’ve been more than a bit preoccupied of late trying to get these things going, and it’s... (Read More)

Good morning!

August 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
OK, it's well past morning for some of you (hello, my European friends!), but I just got up.  I launched this just after midnight, my time, which was a little odd, maybe, but it was a bit of an experiment.  So, when I checked in on the project, lo... (Read More)

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