L.A.-based RPG enthusiast Karen Wang loved the tabletop games, but "The dice I wanted to use just…didn't exist," she writes. "If I wanted the kind of dice I was imagining, I realized I should try making them myself." Wang learned how to cast resin with the help of some local resin and plastic shops and began producing dice. Encouraged by friends, she then poured herself into it, if you'll pardon the pun.
"This (somewhat obsessive) hobby," Wang writes, "slowly turned into what Dispel Dice has become today."
This week Wang launched a Dispel Dice Kickstarter campaign in hopes there was a wider audience for her handcrafted resin creations. Her modest funding target was just $20,000-- but an avalanche of orders piled in, bringing her total to $1.5 million by day's end. As of this morning, she's up to $1.7 million, with 14,508 backers.
Her dice are, as you'd expect, unlike any you've seen before:
Every artisan set is hand poured, polished, and painted, so there may be slight imperfections or differences of color and material suspension in the dice. No part of this process is automated. Please understand that due to the nature of how they're crafted, it is impossible to ensure they're absolutely perfect or identical because each one is one of a kind.
If you'd like to pledge, there are still 30 days left in the campaign.