Pyre Studios’ Encounter Dice have successfully funded via Kickstarter. The dice pack, which allows you to randomize characters, quests, and more, met its goal about 4 times over, and then some. Stretch goals were achieved, adding more dice to the bunch, and now Pyre Studios is ready to take things to the next level.
The company has just announced that the NPC Encounter Dice is now available in limited quantities for pre-order. Here are more details from the update:
It gives me great pleasure to announce that the NPC Pack, funded via Kickstarter, is now available in limited numbers for pre-order. In addition I have also made the eight individual dice, currently in production, available.
Please note that they will be shipped from the 14th of December and should therefore be in UK and EU destinations in time for Christmas. Regrettably I can not guarantee delivery in time for those in ROW destinations.
In another update posted on the Kickstarter page, we get to see the next two dice the company has ready for production. First up is the Treasure die, which has an amulet, weapon, armor, ring, staff/wand, and tome on its faces. Next is the Quest Type die, which has clear, rescue, explore, locate, and escort & defend. These two dice will be a great addition to the pack.
Finally, Pyre posted their current schedule, which looks something like this:
Questionnaire issued – 99% complete: 2 surveys outstanding
Orders for T-Shirts and Art Cards placed by 11th of November – Artwork ready. Awaiting final numbers via the Survey! This can slip until the 15th with no impact to delivery in the first week of December.
Artists to complete the Social position dice artwork and any Your Face Here rewards by the 15th of November – On Target: Your Face Here art forecasted to be complete by the 13th/14th of November.
Manufacturing run of Encounter Dice in the last two weeks of November. – Confirmation of order received and delivery due by 30th November 2013
Shipping of rewards begins in the first week of December – On Target
PDFs to be issued in the second week of December – On Target
It looks like Pyre is right on schedule, and backers should be seeing their dice very soon. This is a great project, and it will be something gamers will surely benefit from. If you are one of the two outstanding surveys, make sure you get it in. We want our dice!