Braille Roleplaying Dice. Nice initiative, I'm surprised these don't already exist (or I haven't seen them in any game story I've been to):
The creator is an entitled asshole though.
[A] big part of the cost was the intention to own the fabrication equipment, which even for low rate mass production can be quite expensive, accounting for nearly 80% of the target amount.
And there is some disgust factor whinging around for me as well. While this project struggles to reach $11,000 to do something for the good of the gaming community at large, Paizo and Reaper managed to reap more than $1.5 million for a miniatures project. Are so many of us really that selfish?
if every reader of those posts across the internet had donated a mere 38 cents, the goal would have been met. That means for every person backing this project, 264 didn't. Incidentally, shame is a valid fundraising strategy in a number of communities. :P
Reminds me of some idiot going "bawwww, [expletive] Double Fine got 3M, people are [expletive] who don't appreciate true art".
Six-sided dice for the visually impaired exist, both those that are marketed as such, and just dice with huge pips.
Rolling physical dice is slow. Ever played with a newb who couldn't tell a d12 from a d20 and started counting sides upon being told to roll something? Now imagine how dice-rolling might be for a visually-impaired person.
Find the necessary die. Throw it. Then find it (possibly among several dice that you didn't throw which are lying on the table). Then figure out what number rolled, without accidentally turning it over in your hand (which was the top side again?)
TL;DR: one does not simply walk into Mordor. It's much easier to play with a random number generator, or have other people roll the dice for you.
is visually impaired. In which case you're probably not playing D&D
, because that game has demanded
an effing GRID
for the last four editions (3.0, 3.5, 4, ess) and strongly emphasized 2d positioning in the previous ones.
Now, I'm not opposed to visually impaired people playing with Braille dice. But her attitude is just wrong. The market is small. Deal with it. If I wanted specialty dice, I'd just order some on Shapeways.
edit: fixed tags