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:

Next round of samples
9 months ago – Wed, Apr 10, 2019 at 08:08:38 PM

The manufacturers sent me photos of the next batch of samples. They're not perfect, but this is definitely a step in the right direction.

They seem to be having trouble positioning the wings consistently, I'm not 100% sure what the solution to that will be, but we'll work on it. I think it's due to how they're attaching the wings, which is a bit different to my method.

I'm also not a huge fan of the new purple they've found. It's even lighter than the original purple I used for the samples. I've asked them to look for a darker option.

The head shape seems to have improved, but the nose isn't quite right yet. I'll need to see them in person so to speak before I can say too much more.

They want to adjust where the loop on the wings is positioned, it's not quite as consistent a flow for the colour, but I don't think it's going to make a big difference.

I'll be reviewing the photos closely over the next few days and talking about adjustments, then they'll send me the samples (hopefully with a better purple) so I can do more detailed checks.

Slowly getting back on track
10 months ago – Sat, Mar 30, 2019 at 02:54:15 AM

Ok, so we're still pretty shaken after the terrorist attacks, and things are a bit all over the place, but I have some progress and (frustratingly) some snags to report.


We've shipped some orders

  • Pumpkin spice Dragon Bagon orders
  • Slack Wyrm Dragon Bagon orders
  • Drakeling only orders
  • Elder Dragon only orders
  • Dragon/Bagthulhu Dice only orders
  • Bagthulhu only orders
  • Any combination of the above
  • Plus Some of the adult dragon bagon only orders

Update on the manufactured Dragon Bagons

When I chased up progress on the sample, the manufacturer informed me that because of the Chinese New Year holiday period, they were not able to secure the fabric I had approved fast enough and now it's gone. So they need to find all new fabric again.

This is a setback, and I'm not happy about it, but I needed to let you folks know so you're up to speed. I've asked the manufacturers whether it would be quicker to focus on getting the construction/shape/pattern side right and THEN focus on sourcing fabric, or if they need to source the fabric first. To be honest I would prefer the first option, because it means there's still development in the actual structure even if the fabrics aren't right just yet.

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Currently we're working on the custom Dragons, another batch of pieces should be arriving soon at which point my helper will start on the last of the Adult Dragons while I finish the custom dragons. I'll try to get some photos this coming week because dragons are cute. We'll be doing smaller rounds of fulfillment as the last of the handmade batches are completed.

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I'm really sorry I don't have more progress to report, but I promise we're working on it and we're making progress despite the setbacks.

NZ/Aotearoa Terrorist attack update (CW: Mass shootings, terrorism)
10 months ago – Fri, Mar 15, 2019 at 02:35:53 AM

 CW: Mass shooting, terrorism

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I imagine most folks have seen the news about the terrorist attacks here in Aotearoa/New Zealand. We are based quite a long way from Christchurch - the city that was attacked. Myself, my helper, and our immediate families are safe. There's more below if you want to read it. You don't have to if you don't want to. Fair warning: My head is not in a great space, there will likely be typos, and a lot of anger.

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Information is still all over the place. When I first heard about it this afternoon the death toll was 6. Then it rose to 9. Now I'm reading that it's 49. There's been reports of one of the shooters recording and uploading one of the attacks, reports of there being ten or more shooters, reports of all kinds of things.

The main targets were two mosques. There were early reports of attacks on a hospital and a church, which to my knowledge were inaccurate. There were also reports of bombs, including one or two in Auckland (our largest city, at the other end of the country). There were multiple, coordinated attacks, and while I understand the police now have four people in custody, it's hard to believe that this is over.

I realise that the majority of you folks are from the US or the EU, you have cities with bigger populations than my entire country. NZ's resident population is 4-5 million, somewhere between that of LA and New York city. It's unusual to NOT know anyone in Christchurch. I know people in Christchurch, my flatmate has family there, one of my oldest friends lives there. And while I checked off my friends as safe, they still had loved ones in lockdown, loved ones they couldn't reach, people who couldn't get home.

I don't know if it's been confirmed yet but it's pretty clear that this was a white supremacist, Islamophobic series of attacks. There's a mosque not too far from us. I drove past it after picking up a set of glue sticks to finish a commission (this morning I was worrying about finding low temp glue sticks). I wondered why people were leaving. When I saw the news I learned that it was because the police asked every mosque in the country to close for fear of their safety. They're just people, the only interaction of note I've had with the people who attend that mosque is when they ran a fundraiser for tsunami victims. They walk to work, they have families, families that will have to bury their murdered loved ones. Those 49 victims in Christchurch were just people living their lives and this happened to them here. They're our people and they were murdered on our soil. We should have kept them safe.

And then, after following the news all day, I saw certain individuals who probably couldn't have pointed to my country on the map, pontificating on social media, using the still happening tragedy to take a swipe at 'the media'. I told them to fuck off, to go to hell, and to not come back. Depending on where my head's at over the next few days, I may do it again. How dare they. How dare they use innocent blood on our soil to further a political agenda. 

I completely understand if you want to mute/block my social media channels (if you follow them) for a while or forever. I have a lot of rage to work out. I just... I want to scream and cry and just... I want it to not be real. They should have been safe here. We owe them so much better than this.

If anyone wants to donate to support for the victims they can do so here - 

https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/christchurch-shooting-victims-fund

Note: Christchurch is in the region/district of Canterbury, references to either Canterbury or Christchurch are correct.

Handmade and dice shipping
11 months ago – Wed, Mar 06, 2019 at 07:15:16 AM

Ok, so the box of handmade orders we sent to the US and the EU should be arriving soon (the EU one is just waiting for the customs payment to clear, the US one has been delivered according to the tracking), which means that some of the rewards will be going out soon.


Where we're at otherwise:

Manufactured Dragon Bagons - I'm still waiting on the next sample, I'm chasing that up this week. Fingers crossed it doesn't need much adjustment.

Adult Dragon Bagons - We're starting on the next batch now, which should clear the first wave, then we'll work on the second wave.

Handmade Rainbow Dragon Bagons - Some folks have asked to keep their handmade rainbows, so we'll be doing a batch of these after the last of the adult dragon bagons are done.

Manufactured Rainbow Dragon Bagons - There's still a dozen or so folks who backed for a handmade rainbow who haven't gotten in touch to confirm whether they want to switch to a manufactured or stick with handmade. The sooner I know the better. I'll need to lock this down in a few weeks so I may need to just make a call for those orders based on what's going to work best logistically.

Dice - I've broken up a bunch of multisets so we can ship out individual dice. Remember if you backed for a Dragon and single D6 or D20 you can still upgrade to a multiset by contacting me :).

Manufactured Bagthulhus - The shipments have arrived, and those orders that contain only completed items (including Bagthulhus) should be going out soon.

Dice, custom colour Dragon Bagons, and Bagthulhus
12 months ago – Wed, Jan 30, 2019 at 10:36:00 PM

This update is primarily about dice and custom colour Dragon Bagon, and Bagthulhus. Apologies if it's not relevant to some of the folks getting an email about it, but with add ons it's hard to know who ordered what.


Dragon dice

The EU shipment has been released from customs, we're waiting on the VAT bill at the moment. The NZ/Australia/Other shipment is currently being held by customs, I've filled out the paperwork so hopefully it'll be released in a couple of days. The US/Canada shipment is somewhere in transit - the tracking isn't giving much info, so I'm going to follow that up in a few days. It's still well within the 10-14 day timeframe I was given though.

If you had an order that consisted solely of dice, you'll likely be getting an email about confirming your shipping address soon. We're not quite ready to fulfill, but I'd like us to be as prepared as possible.


Bagthulhus

The dice and the Bagthulhus were sharing a shipment, so they're in the same situation as the dice.

If your order consisted solely of one or more Bagthulhus, you'll likely be getting an email about confirming your shipping address soon. We're not quite ready to fulfill, but as above, the more prepared we are the better.


Adult Dragons (custom colour, standard size)

We've been working on the first wave, and we're making some progress. At a guess I'd say we're more than a third of the way through all the Adult Dragons. We've been doing the ones that had less common colour combinations or that needed fabrics that are in short supply (since it was easier for us to cut them by hand), plus the first wave.

A platter of Dragons ^_^
A platter of Dragons ^_^

So, what this boils down to is that in the next week or so some folks with handmade, bagthulhu, or dice based orders will be getting emails to confirm or update their shipping addresses. It's not a huge number just yet, but we're making progress :). We're sending a handmade shipment over to the US and to the EU as soon as we've finished the current crop of Adult Dragons, and we'll likely be sending another one in 3-4 weeks.


Manufactured Dragon Bagons

My last email with the manufacturer was about eye position, I think they use a slightly different seam allowance to me, because it comes out looking different on their samples even when using the same pattern. We'll get there though. I'm hoping they'll have another sample to send me shortly after Chinese New Year.


Heartbeat Pride dice

Some backers have asked about mixing and matching pride Dragon Bagons with different dice, or getting the pride dice on their own. I checked with Heartbeat about the individual sets (since our original agreement was for the bundles) and they're happy for me to offer the dice sets on their own, and I can create mix and match pride bundles on request.

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And just for fun, RSI in my right arm has flared up again. It's been a while since it's happened so I guess I was overdue, but it's still the most frustrating thing. I'm pretty useless sewing wise and will be for a few days so I'm mostly sifting through spreadsheets and typing left handed while my helper sews >.<