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Author Topic: (Kickstarter) Pixels - Electronic Dice  (Read 1071 times)

Offline Grumpy Gnome

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(Kickstarter) Pixels - Electronic Dice
« on: March 14, 2021, 07:34:56 PM »
I just stumbled across this Kickstarter for fancy electronic dice. Since there are so many kickstarters out there it is easy to overlook one and I thought this might be of interest to some of you.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pixels-dice/pixels-the-electronic-dice?ref=recommendation-projectpage-footer-2

My wife and I like interesting dice but this is likely beyond our budget.
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Re: (Kickstarter) Pixels - Electronic Dice
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2021, 08:02:41 PM »
They look cool, but not $200 for a set of dice cool. But what do I know as they have over $2,000,000 pledged!!!!

Offline Elbows

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Re: (Kickstarter) Pixels - Electronic Dice
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2021, 11:44:35 PM »
Just makes me, once again, realize that I'm not the target audience for...a lot of things. 
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Offline Grumpy Gnome

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Re: (Kickstarter) Pixels - Electronic Dice
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2021, 06:10:16 AM »
Considering the price, that I do not own an IPhone (or Android, or other kind of fancy phone), that I do not use Roll20 (or play games on a computer), or play D&D (my Games tend to rely on buckets of dice).... I do not think I am among the target audience either Elbows.

I do find the technology interesting but more bells and whistles than what me or my wife want/need.

If we played D&D a single fancy d20 would be cool and we might pledge for that.

But for them to have over 2 million dollars in pledges already, quite a fewfolks must be in their target audience.

Offline Coenus Scaldingus

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Re: (Kickstarter) Pixels - Electronic Dice
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2021, 10:18:28 AM »
With groups running role-playing campaigns online in these pandemic times, I can sort of see a use for them there; it feels nicer than rolling dice on some website... but then, a cheap webcam above your dice tray will do the same thing more flexibly.

Other than that, yeah, dice rolling doesn't feel like the thing I need or even want technology incorporated into. At best, it adds little (can't say I much like the look of these), at worst, it breaks and you're left with a very expensive set of dice.
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