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:

Art and more
8 months ago – Sat, Apr 14, 2018 at 07:25:37 PM

First off, some much awaited art!

I have all the 'Final' art assets now, but some things need tweaks now that I'm taking them to the material. My plan is to release updates as I complete prototypes to my satisfaction. One thing I do have 100% ready to show is the the Pro Box top. 

Final Pro Top Design
Final Pro Top Design

For the very popular Red Mahogany style you will have to wait about two weeks to see the design on your finish. I'm spending the extra money to turn that into a hot foil press die. The hot foil process embeds the foil into the wood and is much more permanent than the laser foil was. I'm really excited for this and can't wait to show you the first run. 

 Vials arrived!

This is what 4450 vials looks like
This is what 4450 vials looks like

 Not much to say about these, but the boxes are heavier than they look. 

Legal, Banks, and Taxes...

Progress got slowed down from a physical aspect of things as I've needed to take the time to make sure everything is cleaned up and proper for the business paperwork side. Lot's of behind the scenes work was done, none of it interesting or newsworthy, but I thought my delayed update needed some explanation. 

Thanks again for being an awesome community and I can't wait to show you the final artwork on prototypes as I finish tweaking them!

Forest Green Suede comparisons
8 months ago – Mon, Apr 02, 2018 at 11:47:30 PM

Here's just a simple update for those of you who wanted to see what the forest green suede would look like when etched. I really like how it turned out!

Colonial Maple - Forest Green Suede Rolling Surface
Colonial Maple - Forest Green Suede Rolling Surface
Red Mahogany - Forest Green Suede Rolling Surface
Red Mahogany - Forest Green Suede Rolling Surface
Sedona Red - Forest Green Suede Rolling Surface
Sedona Red - Forest Green Suede Rolling Surface

It's been a busy week! Huge progress made!
9 months ago – Fri, Mar 30, 2018 at 02:02:47 AM

Art update 

Chris was making great progress then we realized we might have gone off of the art direction the product needed. After surveying a few backers we confirmed it and we reset back to an earlier draft he had. This is our current direction:

Professional Healers Kit - New Art Draft
Professional Healers Kit - New Art Draft

 And here’s how he’s refined some of the scroll work:

Scroll Work
Scroll Work

 Workshop update:

In order to be able to efficiently deliver these to you all I needed to turn half of my garage into a workspace. That included getting some electrical work, venting, storage, and work tables. That’s coming along swiftly. The general contractor is almost finished with the electrical work and will be installing the venting today.

Workshop Progress
Workshop Progress

 Purchases update:

  • Boxes - They have arrived!
So many boxes x_x
So many boxes x_x
  •  Leather - it's been purchased and is arriving Friday
  • Corks 
5000 corks!
5000 corks!
  • Vials - Purchased and shipped
  • Dice Status -  Since I was unable to purchase the volume I needed from Chessex (my prototype dice supplier) I had to go find another manufacturer. In order to make sure I get the color’s matching the prototype dice as closely as possible I have to wait for them to do a color sample run and mail that to me. With their lead times and current schedule that means it will be 45-60 days before I have the dice. This is all expected, and is why I have given myself as much time as possible so that I can get the dice correct. 
  • Keyrings - Arriving Saturday

Geek and Sundry Partnership

It has been a joy to be featured and to work with Geek and Sundry this last two weeks. They have really helped to get the word out there about Dice Bottles and I’m excited to keep working with them in the future for other kits that I make.

In case you missed it, here are their shoutouts:

Current Surveys

Most have finished their surveys, and there’s still time before the deadline of next week.

Current survey counts
Current survey counts

Also, it seems there’s a very clear favorite when it comes to finishes. I personally thought it would be a closer split, but the people have spoken and here are the current numbers from kickstarter backers:

Pro Kit survey choices
Pro Kit survey choices

 Next steps:

  • Finalize art
  • Stain and clear coat boxes 
  • Laser engrave boxes
  • More, always more :)

Geek and Sundry Featured us on their site!
9 months ago – Fri, Mar 23, 2018 at 07:51:54 PM

REGAIN HP IN STYLE WITH DICE BOTTLES’ D&D 5E HEALING POTION KIT
REGAIN HP IN STYLE WITH DICE BOTTLES’ D&D 5E HEALING POTION KIT

Some of you may remember, if you read through all the updates or looked in the comments, that I sent off my prototypes to Geek and Sundry. Well, they've now posted an article and they've told me they love it. I'm am ecstatic and so happy to be working with them. I hope to continue to be a sponsor for their wonderful entertainment that has changed my life. 

Well, enough of my babbling, go visit their site and see what they wrote - https://geekandsundry.com/regain-hp-in-style-with-dice-bottles-dd-5e-healing-potion-kit/ . Give the article a share and spread it around!

Finish and Rolling Surfaces Comparison
9 months ago – Fri, Mar 23, 2018 at 05:51:46 PM

Many of you have expressed a desire to see the different finishes and rolling surfaces together. Here's some quick shots I did to help you decide better. 

Box finishes, from left to right, Sedona Red, Red Mahogany, and Colonial Maple. Rolling surfaces from left to right - Cork, Brown suede, and tan suede
Box finishes, from left to right, Sedona Red, Red Mahogany, and Colonial Maple. Rolling surfaces from left to right - Cork, Brown suede, and tan suede
Box finishes, from left to right, Sedona Red, Red Mahogany, and Colonial Maple
Box finishes, from left to right, Sedona Red, Red Mahogany, and Colonial Maple

Wait, what about Forest Green?!?!

Unfortunately I don't have a reference sample for forest green here, but given the numbers from the surveys already placed I made an educated guess of how much leather to buy and ordered it already. I'm hoping to get it in before the survey deadline and will post an update with pictures of how it looks in each of the finishes when it gets here.