Defining Success

September 9, 2016

This is not an inspirational post. Or at least, not intended to be. I’m hardly disadvantaged by my own estimation.

But I wanted to acknowledge and celebrate a little milestone. I had an e-mail from Kickstarter this week congratulating me because exactly a year ago I’d successfully concluded the campaign for No Dice, and it was fully funded.

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Bear in mind the average Kickstarter project might take months or years to set up, run for a month and then take another few months to even get off the ground properly let alone send out all the rewards and so forth. Read the rest of this entry »


60 – The new Kickstarter launches with remarkable kick-off

April 25, 2016

It’s been a while since I risked every ounce of my professional reputation (nothing) on the roll of No Dice, and I’d been working on a new game in the last few months. Finally I managed to get my stuff together and launch this weekend. What a beginning!

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Pushing the Envelope

January 1, 2016

After the relative success of No Dice, it seemed the right time to admit I’d already been working on an expansion deck.

It’s available only by pre-order, for which the address is given on the No Dice blog. I admit I’m having fun being a captain of industry, albeit on a small scale.

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All the rewards have been shipped from the original Kickstarter and the remainder of stock has been selling slowly but surely. If you’d like a regular deck of No Dice please let me know.


No Dice funding under way

August 31, 2015

I’ve spent this bank holiday weekend with one eye on the total funding pledged to back my new game No Dice. We were doing really well in terms of backing in the first week or so, and have picked up additional support along the way, but we’re into the last seven days now and I have to think about promotion and marketing a little more.

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37.1%

August 12, 2015

After only three days, the No Dice Kickstarter has reached £371 of the thousand needed to fully fund it.

I must say I’m very pleased at this, and frankly it won’t happen at all without the unerring support of some very dear friends and family.

While I’m away this weekend tackling the Coast to Coast, it’ll still be up there and I’ll be checking religiously to see if anyone else has jumped on board.

Thanks to everyone who’s already there. A proper roll call of supporters and thanks will be forthcoming if we end up fully funded!


No Dice – a whole new game

July 26, 2015

For the last couple of years I’ve had an idea rolling around my head based on developing dominoes and adding elements from card games my brothers and I played when we were young(er). It’s essentially a three part domino design on hexagonal cards and a variety of matching rules to score points each turn. I found a supplier who prints custom decks and ordered one to play around with.

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Jimm, Chris, Mike and Scott giving their seal of approval. MNA Gaming Store in Walsall.

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