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Zucati Dice: Minimalist Metal Dice

A project in Maple Valley, WA by Hal Zucati

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Minimalist metal dice made from Aluminum, Steel, Copper, Brass, Bronze, Titanium, Magnesium and Tungsten. Machined and engraved.
Backers: 448
Average Pledge Per Backer: $162

Funded: $72,663 of $25,000
Dates: Oct 15th -> Nov 29th (46 days)
Project By: Hal Zucati
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70K! Spectacular! - 80k? Twice as nice?

November 29th - via:
We hit 70k thismorning! Excellent. Want one more stretch  goal  for the remaining 3 hours? Why not! If we  hit and maintain 80K I'll throw in a SECOND KS Exclusive  die, or you can trade  the two for a very nice UPGRADE. Too vague for your... (Read More)

12 hours to go... and 70k is right around the corner

November 29th - via:
If this campaign reaches and remains at 70k through the full funding process (I.E. not too many folks drop pledges that lower the campaign gross below 70k) and the BackerKit pledge manager combined I'll provide for each and every backer a... (Read More)

A Quick word on shipping

November 28th - via:
Each base pledge made comes with basic shipping included as part of it. When each backer gets their survey, picks their add-ons and fills out any additional items they want each item, including the base pledge item will be evaluated for weight that... (Read More)

One day left... and we're at 256% Spectacular!

November 28th - via:
I'm going to go over the Black Friday results from yesterdeay later today and post the results in a future update. I've also got about 200 e-mails to go through as well, so that's not going to happen before the end of the campaign. I'll do my best to... (Read More)


November 27th - via:
So you've been up since 5:00am, you've had your holiday coffee, you've been out to all the stores, and shopped and shopped. You've gotten some great deals and bought some impulse items. Now you're home, you're checking e-mail and you see this update:... (Read More)

And then... all the Turkey was gone...

November 26th - via:
Thanks  everyone for participating in  this semi-secret  Thanksgiving 2015 campaign event. As night falls  No more Bronze dice for cheap! Event  over! As  they say... Tomorrow is another day... Black Friday here in the US to be specific...... (Read More)

Up close and personal

November 26th - via:
Meteorite with Gabon Ebony Bronze D20 on top of a Zebrawood DB1 Magnesium with American Holly  (Read More)

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 26th - via:
Happy thanksgiving everyone! As part of this lovely holiday I have a special treat for you. For a very limited time you can add-on a Bronze D20 in standard or spindown numbering for only $15.  Bronze D20 on top of a Zebrawood DB1  This offer is... (Read More)

Titanium Dice

November 25th - via:
 The D8 you saw before... These will be in my hands in a week or so. D20: 22g D12: 25G   D10/D10%: 14G Till then. Thanks for all your support!  - Hal Zucati  (Read More)

Up and down we go... 5 Days Left - FULL SETS

November 23rd - via:
I've got something I've been talking about for a while... Full sets of: Magnesium Meteorite Bronze Top to bottom: Magnesium - Bronze - Meteorite Meteorite Full 7 Piece Polyhedral Set Magnesium Full 7 Piece Polyhedral Set Bronze Full 7 Piece... (Read More)

237% - Very nice

November 23rd - via:
We've come to the last week, well 6 days of the campaign. We're sitting at 237% of the funding goal and have machined almost all the dice described. I've got full sets of: Aluminum (in 10 colors) Magnesium Bronze Brass Stainless Meteorite Copper... (Read More)

Sunday Early Morning Update...

November 22nd - via:
Just as you see... A D10/% bonanza. Meteorite - Bronze - Magnesium  (Read More)

Double Update Saturday - CHESTS

November 21st - via:
I'll let the pictures do the talking... these are avaialble for add-on at: $50/Large $20/Medium $10/Small Small holds one set of dice nicely Medium holds three sets of dice nicely Large holds 20 sets of dice nicley  Thanks so much for your support!... (Read More)

D12's in the house....

November 21st - via:
Here's the next in the series... the D12. Left to Right: Bronze - Meteorite - Magnesium  So many of you have been asking about Titanium... We're still working on the best way to machine it. Its super-tough metal and we have to be sure its handled... (Read More)

Meteorite - Bronze - Magnesium

November 20th - via:
D20's of each: Left to right: Meteorite - Bronze - Magnesium  The shop is very busy right now and was only able to get these three samples done for show and tell in the campaign window time. If I can get more done before the end of the campaign I... (Read More)

Deep Impact... Oh yea, we're at 218%

November 17th - via:
That's the effect I'm working to achieve in the game accessory world. Its why I'm working so hard on this campaign, why I'm willing to do what I've done to bring you brand new dice and metals and why I'm nowhere near done with this campaign! I've got... (Read More)

Pictures - Lots and lots of pictures! 214% - Yeah!

November 14th - via:
Many requests, some granted some not. I'll let the pictures do the talking... I've added these to the campaign as well with additional information. Go check it out after you're done here. Thanks!  - Hal Zucati  (Read More)

Sterling Silver...

November 12th - via:
I've contacted the four directly affected backers who have backed a level with sterling silver. If you'd added funds for a single sterling silver add-on this information is for you as well. 1. The price of a solid metal Sterling Silver (.925)... (Read More)

It came from outer space....

November 9th - via:
How cool are these...? Just about as cool as can be..  This test batch was made from one of the roughest pieces of meteorite I had as I wanted to see if the material would hold up to machining, which it did. The inclusions and missing bits are... (Read More)

20 days remaining... And we're at 204%

November 9th - via:
Nicely done everyone! Sphere's of influence for everyone! The 60k goal is waiting and I'm going to have a final answer regarding the price of sterling silver this week. The bottom line is that I'm not going to be able to offer the current sets at... (Read More)

Meteorite - The First Rough Cuts -Oh yea.. we're at 199%

November 5th - via:
I'm engaging several shops for this campaign on one of them has just returned the first pictures of the first cuts of the meteorite material. This particular shop is making Pipped standard 16mm dice from the material and has just finished four... (Read More)

Hand Made Leather Dice Cups - Plain and Simple

November 4th - via:
Just like you'd expect... in 8 colors  (Read More)

The Spheres Are Coming.... 197%

November 3rd - via:
In a short while every backer now and every backer in the future will receive a random Sphere of Influence as part of their pledge of $10 and over. WOO HOO! Oh yea,  Part II of the 60K Stretch goal arrived today: But alas, I'm wiped... pictures... (Read More)

Happy Halloween! (Here in Maple Valley) 191%!

October 31st - via:
We're doing great and I want to wish you all a safe and warm holiday. (For those who celebrate!) I have two sets of Norse Foundry D6 5 dice commander metal dice of curiously strong attraction left that didn't get snapped up on the last go round....... (Read More)

So, as you may have noticed... 60K - The OFFERING Part I

October 29th - via:
We're far enough along now I've stopped counting the days... its like a child, past a certain point giving its age in months just becomes pretentious.... So, we're still at 184% but we have some new backers and lost a couple... comme si comme sa.... (Read More)

Backers, I give you (After a small setback) 184%!

October 29th - via:
Very nice work. And look! This is what's coming my way very soon! FUDGEPIPSNUMBERSSQUARE CORNERSTUNGSTEN!And more not pictured... for now, these will have to do... but soon, I'll have updated shots and even more to share. Lots of options and colors... (Read More)

Day 10: 180%

October 25th - via:
Creeping up on that 50k stretch goal. Making progress and adding backers every day. Very nice work everyone! I've ordered more PurpleHeart I've ordered more Ebony I've ordered more Meteorite I've ordered Holly I've ordered two things in Leather... (Read More)

Day 9: 178%

October 24th - via:
Guess what I did today: It has something to do with Ebony And PurprleHeart  I cut the Ebony and Purple heart down to dimensional blanks... Now its time to bore the dice pockets, drill the magnet holes, sand shape and fit them into Dice Base One... (Read More)

Day #8 - 176%

October 24th - via:
I've got the 60k Goal in the works. No sharing yet. But you're going to like it.  - Hal Zucati  (Read More)

Day 7: And the end of week #1 169%

October 22nd - via:
169% Very nice. I've had some requests to unwrap stretch goal 60k. With my track record of picking stretch goals so far I've got as much chance of hitting a winner as not...   So how about this... 60K will be a Backers Choice stretch goal...(within... (Read More)

Requested Pictures

October 22nd - via:
Dice, Chest interior You'll see what's what. Chessex Starlight and Red Anodized Aluminum D20 Close Up D6 Round Corner Close Up The inside including top tray  The large chest seen here has an inset upper tray for more sorting and organization... Will... (Read More)

Day 6: 40k and 160%

October 21st - via:
WOOT! Nice work everyone! Due to overwhelmingly popular demand the much debated stretch goal for this level is now Solid Zinc Metal Chests! Get the large size for $50 Get the medium size for $20 Get the small size for $10 All three are now unlocked... (Read More)

What about this....

October 21st - via:
I've found something that may be of interest, in light of current stretch goal discussion.I've found a manufacture who's willing to make this for me and I could offer it at $10 for anyone who wants one... They're made from cast Zinc and lined with... (Read More)

Day 5: 154% - Sweetness... Freebies... Meteors

October 20th - via:
So I've purchased a second round of meteors.They're not etched but they are much thicker and squarer that the first batch... between these new ones and the existing ones (which have been sent two two machine shops) which are being prototypes right... (Read More)

Day 4: The Eagle Has Landed - 141%

October 20th - via:
Seemed slow, but we gained 15 new backers today! Nice work! To Aaron and MR. Gomez... You guys rock! And are well on your way to FREE DICE of curiously strong attraction (in metal!). Very nice work. At this rate with you two going like this you'll be... (Read More)

Meteorite Pledge Levels Posted...

October 18th - via:
In case anyone cares. There's a VERY limited number of sets and singles I can make from the material I obtained. The material is VERY expensive and hard to work with, and I'm only going to be offering these sets and singles once. When they're gone,... (Read More)


October 18th - via:
Excellent backing!Simple excellent! I've had lots of feedback saying "where's the meteorite dice". The short answer is, they're being made and won't be ready for several weeks at the earliest. At this point the materials are purchased and on their... (Read More)

Day 2: 112% Very nice....

October 17th - via:
Doing really well. Campaign is rolling right along. Posted answers to most questions received. Posted pictures of pink and gold colors along with round and square corners on the D6. Posted videos. Don't forget to check out this campaigns cool custom... (Read More)

And then a little more than a day later.....

October 16th - via:
100% Funded and onto the really furn part of any kickstarter campaign... The stretch goals and extras.. First I want to thank every returning backer from the first campaign. THANK YOU! I've done my best to accommodate all your previous pledges in... (Read More)

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