Dice Bottles - DnD 5e Healing Potion Kit

Created by Dice Bottles

Enter the game with Dice Bottle healing potions! Pop the top and down the correctly sized potion while wowing your friends!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

New owner instructions
9 months ago – Wed, Dec 19, 2018 at 09:33:58 PM

Healing Tokens

A Pro kit with healing tokens
A Pro kit with healing tokens

 Many of you got healing tokens along with your Pro kits, but it may appear they are painted all white and aren't red at all. I left the protective paper on the tokens so they are safe from scratches in transit. 

Peeling off the paper on the front
Peeling off the paper on the front
Peeling off the paper on the back
Peeling off the paper on the back
The whole set with paper removed
The whole set with paper removed

 How to assemble the Dice Tower

Inside the Pro Kit is a manilla envelope
Inside the Pro Kit is a manilla envelope
Inside is the Dice Tower
Inside is the Dice Tower
Starting pieces
Starting pieces
Slide the bottom shelf piece with the slot into the lowest slot on the two matching side pieces
Slide the bottom shelf piece with the slot into the lowest slot on the two matching side pieces
Slide the back piece into the arms of the other side pieces and rest the curved part into the slot of the bottom shelf
Slide the back piece into the arms of the other side pieces and rest the curved part into the slot of the bottom shelf
Slide the small shelf into the remaining slots on the sides
Slide the small shelf into the remaining slots on the sides
Tip the tower forward over the edge of the Pro Kit's top and then rotate it under
Tip the tower forward over the edge of the Pro Kit's top and then rotate it under
It should rest like this
It should rest like this
The dice tower is ready to use
The dice tower is ready to use

 Putting the tower away

Stack the parts of the tower like this and crimp the manilla envelope so its opening is large enough to fit the parts
Stack the parts of the tower like this and crimp the manilla envelope so its opening is large enough to fit the parts
Slide the parts in
Slide the parts in
All ready to go!
All ready to go!
Alternatively, you could just lay them flat if you aren't concerned with them moving about while in the box
Alternatively, you could just lay them flat if you aren't concerned with them moving about while in the box

Wrapping up 2018
9 months ago – Mon, Dec 17, 2018 at 09:38:35 PM

Shipped

A tower of packages
A tower of packages
This tower runs deep
This tower runs deep
Just waiting on the USPS to pick up :)
Just waiting on the USPS to pick up :)

I'm exhausted but glad that all the orders will be sent out by tomorrow. (16 stragglers that I needed to get some more bubble wrap for)

Tracking emails

So, I didn't realize that I needed to press a button to send out shipping notifications for the previous orders, and BackerKit didn't have a way of distinguishing newly created shipments from old, so all the old orders got shipping tracking email. Sorry if there is any confusion around an email for a product you already got.

International Orders away! 12-11-2018 update
9 months ago – Tue, Dec 11, 2018 at 04:30:43 PM

Another busy weekend with friends helping out!

My poor roommate has to deal with this mess for one more week
My poor roommate has to deal with this mess for one more week

There are boxes everywhere! I've been working non-stop getting kit's ready for mailing!

International Orders going out today

I realized I wouldn't be able to complete all the orders after this weekend so I focused on getting the orders out that would take the most time in shipping.124 international orders have been packaged up and are awaiting pickup from USPS today.

All the international orders are ready to go
All the international orders are ready to go

I worked through the night Sunday and took Monday off from work to get those done. I'll be working on assembling the rest this week so I can focus on just shipping stuff this weekend. 

And, a small mess up on my part

I ordered a while ago what I thought would be enough of each of the colors of leather. I thought I even verified that when I had to order more of the forest green leather. It's only now that I've assembled all the brown leather that I have that I realize my counts were off. Right now it looks like 12 of you will be receiving forest green instead, along with an apology in the form of a free basic kit. 

Tasks left to do for domestic orders : 

  • Finish gluing remaining forest green leather (about 250 left to go)
  • Kitting out about 300 dice towers
  • Gluing foam into 140 basic kits
  • Filling vials of Superior, Greater, and normal healing potions with dice
  • Putting Vials into all remaining pro kits

12-3-2018 Update - Full Speed Ahead
10 months ago – Mon, Dec 03, 2018 at 11:43:11 PM

Busy busy busy

I've made good use of the time I've had the last two weeks. I completed all the foam cutting and cut 3000 vials by hand on my band saw (even broke a blade, now using a spare). This last weekend I had many of my friends over helping me assemble all the parts together and finishing up some remaining tasks.

80+ hours of work in 2 days! Friends are awesome, everyone should have some!
80+ hours of work in 2 days! Friends are awesome, everyone should have some!

Things we have accomplished : 

  • Labeling all the Basic kit bottles (and extra vials for backers) (600 count)
  • Labeling all the Supreme Vials, and filling them with dice (600 count)
  • Labeling half of the Superior Vials (300 count)
  • Gluing foam and leather for 160 Pro Kits
  • Ordered more shipping supplies
  • Pre-funded shipping account for estimated shipping costs
  • Lasered the top of another 120 Basic Kits
  • Started lasering and cutting out Cork wood rolling surfaces

Things Left to do:

  • Labeling Greater Healing and Healing Vials
  • Filling all vials with dice
  • Gluing leather and foam into another 400 more Pro Kits
  • Lasering under lid and bottom of 120 Basic Kits
  • Cutting out 200 more Dice Towers
  • Gluing foam into Basic Kits
  • Organizing into package groups and getting ready to ship

11-14-2018 Update
10 months ago – Wed, Nov 14, 2018 at 10:34:46 PM

Missed a week

Sorry about the missed update. The family got sick, included me, and I had to make up some time at my Job. I've still made progress despite that and will detail below.

Leather screen printed

Silk Screened Leather!
Silk Screened Leather!

These are ready to go in the boxes! I also picked up the remaining leather that was cut and gave it to the screen printers. I'm so happy with how it came out and I can't wait to put them into boxes.

Foam cutting started

I started cutting foam for the pro kits. I expect to be done with this and other tasks after Thanksgiving week.

 Boards Stained and sealed

Stained boards to be turned into dice towers
Stained boards to be turned into dice towers

These boards are all ready to go for being cut into dice towers. 

Thanksgiving week

I've taken all of Thanksgiving week off to focus on the tasks for Dice Bottles. This should mean a lot of progress for things that require laser time The extra time means I'll be able to blow through tasks like the foam, bottle cutting, and preparing for others to help me assemble the orders. I'll be setting up times for my friends to help me assemble and glue the kits.

Orders will be updated

Expect orders/surveys on Backerkit to be changed soon to represent the change from the lost box colors. I won't be able to manage the logistics of all these orders without applying the change in the system.