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Custom Bonereapers Chessex Dice

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Hi all.

Way back when, I was an organizer for an order of over 3000 custom Tomb Kings dice. We made a video. It was a thing. It was fun.

Now I want to do an order for Bonereapers dice. I don't want to do something as complicated as last time, with international hubs, redistribution, multiple colors and symbols, etc., but I do want to see if anyone else wants to get in on it.

It will probably have the Mortek Guard symbol on the 6 face. It will probably be purple with white pips or some other simple combo. (I highly value ease of reading the dice on the table.)

 

Interested?

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I would definitely be in for something like that, the basic prototype of purple w/ white pips and the Mortek symbol sounds perfect.  

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That sounds like a great idea! Great colours too.

Assuming you order 3000+ dice again, how much would a set of 25 cost me? 

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It's early, and I really doubt we will hit 3000 dice. That old order was a huge effort, with international sub-shipping stations, local coordinators, and, frankly, a whole lot more work than I'm willing to put in. :)

That said, they start at $1 each and go down from there. Per their website:

10-25 dice: $1.00 per side
26-99 dice: $0.75 per side
100-199 dice: $0.60 per side
200-499 dice: $0.50 per side
500 + dice: $0.42 per side

I'm likely to order 100 on my own, so we're down to 60 cents each right away.

I'll keep checking here for responses and to update folks. I expect to place the order before the end of 2019, likely mid-December.

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Also, and this is important - I am a huge believer is protecting copyright. I don't think this crosses the line, but on the off chance that it does, I will not in any way challenge it.

That means we should be prepared to use an alternate design. I would love, love, love for folks to submit their simple line art icons for the dice just in case we can't use the little bug-and-dot shape.  Post your grx here!

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Better ask Chessex whether they are still doing something like that first. I've heard they don't do GW symbols on dice anymore.

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The general shape of the ossiarch cartouches is generic enough to probably not be an issue, especially squashed & widened a bit to better fit into a square die face.  What you do want to do is come up with a unique symbol for the center of it.  Honestly, something close to the standard 6 pips arranged in two vertical rows of three would look cool while also being immediately recognizable as a six, so there'd be no confusion over whether the special character represented a six or a one.  Maybe instead of circular pips more flattened lines such that the overall effect might vaguely suggest a rib cage.

Quick mock up in paint:

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Simple, clear OBR aesthetic, easily readable as a 6, shaped to fit a square die face, doesn't directly copy any of the published GW symbols.

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On 11/29/2019 at 7:53 AM, Sception said:

The general shape of the ossiarch cartouches is generic enough to probably not be an issue, especially squashed & widened a bit to better fit into a square die face.  What you do want to do is come up with a unique symbol for the center of it.  Honestly, something close to the standard 6 pips arranged in two vertical rows of three would look cool while also being immediately recognizable as a six, so there'd be no confusion over whether the special character represented a six or a one.  Maybe instead of circular pips more flattened lines such that the overall effect might vaguely suggest a rib cage.

Quick mock up in paint:

cartouche_small.png.4f9f37e737b3e5a6055c7f7cca1f7e73.png

Simple, clear OBR aesthetic, easily readable as a 6, shaped to fit a square die face, doesn't directly copy any of the published GW symbols.

Really nice work! 

Care to do another version with a dot under it, ala the GW symbol?

 

FYI to all- 

Based on the feedback so far, I am planning to order 100-200 each of 2 or 3 of the colors shown. Preferences?

I will order probably 500 dice, keeping 200 for me and taking care of others with the rest. I plan to put the order in some time in December,

Please speak now.

 

 

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Are these going to be the 12mm, or the 16mm D6 size?  I'm partial to the first (purp w/ white) for most of what I'd want, and a few of the third (swirl purple w/ gold) for special weapons and characters and the like.

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In that case I'd be down for 40 of the purple/white, and 10 of the lighter purple swirl w/ gold (number 3).

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