Dragon Bagons; CR10 dragon dicebags

Created by Bridget Hughes

These CR10 dragon dicebags would love to guard your dice hoard. Also available are Dragon dice, Bagthulhus, and Bagthulhu dice.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Samples
almost 2 years ago – Wed, Oct 10, 2018 at 01:13:34 AM

Quick update, the manufactures have told me that the first round of Dragon Bagon samples will be ready next week, and the dice samples will be ready next week ^_^.

They'll take a week or so to ship to me, then hopefully we can make some more progress.

The Slack Wyrm batch is also done. We're now waiting on pieces from the cutter, it's looking like the double size batch of pieces will get to us first (lower numbers to cut, plus they're bigger so less fiddly). I'll probably send out any solo double size Dragons and solo Slack Wyrms in the next fulfillment batch.

Dice progress and a question
almost 2 years ago – Sat, Sep 29, 2018 at 02:33:15 AM

Super sorry about yet another update in such a short space of time but I know that the folks waiting for dice info haven't heard much and I wanted to keep you in the loop. 

Ok, so further discussion with the dice manufacturer. At this stage it's looking like it will actually be cheaper to produce multisets than it would to produce individual d20s and d6s. So this presents us with a sort of double edged sword.

On the one hand, multisets tend to be more popular. On the other hand, I won't be able to produce extra D6s and D20s, so for those who want say a set of ten D6s, or two D20s, we'll need to pick them out by hand. This will mean up to about 750 incomplete sets left. That being said, sets of D10s and D4s have their own followings too.

So my question is, if the quality of their colour sample is up to scratch, would any of you lovely folks prefer to switch from individual dice to multisets? I had planned that if I did multisets to sell them for around $20 NZD (approx 13.50 USD, 10 GBP, 11.50 EUR) but I'm thinking for existing backers it would be cool to do a discount (obviously your existing credit would still count as well).

For an engraving sample they seem to prefer number 3 or 4. Personally I'm leaning towards number 3. I suspect that's due to the limitations of engraving on the smaller side of the D20s.

Design number 3 seems to be the one they're favouring for engraving
Design number 3 seems to be the one they're favouring for engraving

Also, the missing pieces for the pumpkin spice dragons arrived, and were missing a few pieces still. I really should have known a halloween themed batch would be cursed. In any case we had enough pieces to cover all the solo orders for the batch and those have gone out. Doing that batch first helped to finetune the process further.

The pieces for the Slack Wyrm batch arrived with the missing pieces, and so far we haven't found anything short. We started on that yesterday. I'm hoping we can clear it by next week and then it'll be either the double or standard size custom colour batches, whichever the cutters get back to us first.

*psst*
almost 2 years ago – Thu, Sep 27, 2018 at 09:12:07 AM

Teeny tiny little update - I've seen a stock sample from a dice manufacturer. The colours are wrong but the effect is nice and their engraving detail is good. They have a higher minimum order but if it gets the job done I'll try my best to find the funds for it. I've ordered a proper colour sample now to see if they can produce a nice enough colour combo :).

Samples and such
almost 2 years ago – Mon, Sep 24, 2018 at 11:42:29 PM

A few things have progressed so here's where we're at.

All the drakelings are now complete. Those who ordered just a drakeling should have received a notice to finalise their address by now.

About half the pumpkin spice Dragon Bagons are done. There were pieces missing from the batch that came from the cutters, so they cut us some new ones, which the postal service then lost, so I'm waiting for the replacements for the replacements. While we've been waiting we've been finetuning the pattern, and making a handful of double size and standard size custom colour Dragon Bagons just to keep moving. The main run of custom colour Dragon Bagons will be cut out by the cutters, and I've ordered a LOT of fabric for them. So far their work has been pretty good, they can even drill out the eye holes for us, and do the clipping alongside the cutting, so it saves us a lot of work.

We've also finished the lone First Gen Dragon bag.

Fabric has been sourced for the various manufactured Dragon Bagon colours and work has begun on three samples - Black/Red, Purple/Teal, and Rainbow.

I'm chipping away at the super custom Dragon Bagons, but I'm waiting on an order of scales to arrive, in the meantime I'm sewing beads on by hand.

With the various roadbumps we've had, the waves system I planned has gotten somewhat turned around, but we'll be returning to it once we get the the main custom colour run cut out.

Also, there's a possible deal in the works that might make manufacturing the Rainbows a lot more doable. I can't say much yet, but once we have things nailed down I'll update you folks :).

Some snags and some progress
almost 2 years ago – Wed, Aug 22, 2018 at 10:26:11 PM

Custom Colour Dragon Bagons  

We've hit a bit of a snag with sourcing microfleece in the colour Fire Engine. The suppliers have just informed me that there is no more. I have some, but not enough to do all the orders. I have two alternatives though. The first is to switch folks who ordered Fire Engine to Raspberry, or I can sub in a bright red from another supplier. This one is even brighter than Fire Engine. So if you want bright, this is the best option, if you want a more intense darker red, Raspberry is the way to go. Could those who have ordered Fire Engine get back to me ASAP please? If I don't hear from everyone I'll default to switching orders to Raspberry.  

Colour chart for comparison.
Colour chart for comparison.
This is the other red option. This is a photo from the supplier. There is likely to be some variation from screen to screen, so bear that in mind :)
This is the other red option. This is a photo from the supplier. There is likely to be some variation from screen to screen, so bear that in mind :)

The test batch has arrived back from the cutters. There are a few kinks to work out but overall they've done a neat job even with the fiddly bits. We're going to do another test batch after some changes have been made, and all going well, we'll do the bulk cut soon. This is effectively lifting 1-2 months of work off our shoulders. Also, the tool they use, called a band knife, for cutting out fiddly pieces (which is 90% of the dragon bagon pieces) seems to make the edges a bit fluffy. It doesn't seem to make sewing any more difficult and I think it's kinda cut on the pieces where the edges show, like the spikes and scales.  

Drakelings  

All but two of the drakelings are finished - we ran out of spines, so we'll make some more this week. I'm sending a shipment to the fulfillment company in the US already so any drakelings that don't have anything else going with them, I'll add in. Which means that a very very small segment of fulfillment will begin soon *squee*

Manufactured Dragon Bagons    

I'm chatting with the manufacturers now and they said they'll have fabric swatches and pricing for me for the manufactured Dragon Bagons this week.