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:

Slowly getting back on track
over 1 year 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)
over 1 year 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
over 1 year 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
over 1 year 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 >.<

Manufactured Rainbows
over 1 year ago – Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 04:19:17 PM

I mentioned this in a previous update, but just in case it's not gotten to everyone:

Due in part to a teamup with Heartbeat Dice we're now adding Rainbow to the manufactured run, plus a range of handmade Pride Dragon Bagons to match other Heartbeat dice sets.

NOTE: The handmade Pride Dragon Bagons will not be made until after the current custom colour orders have been completed, we're working on the Adult Dragon Bagon batch at the moment.

Here's what we now have on offer

  • Manufactured Rainbow Dragon Bagons
  • Manufactured Rainbow Dragon Bagons + Heartbeat Rainbow dice (11 piece set)
Rainbow Dragon Bagon
Rainbow Dragon Bagon
Heartbeat Rainbow dice
Heartbeat Rainbow dice

Handmade

  • Black Rainbow Dragon Bagon
  • Black Rainbow Dragon Bagon + Heartbeat Rainbow dice (11 piece set)
Black Rainbow Dragon Bagon
Black Rainbow Dragon Bagon
  • Soft Trans Pride Dragon Bagons
  • Soft Trans Pride Dragon Bagons + Heartbeat Trans Pride dice (11 piece set)
  • Bright Trans Pride Dragon Bagons
  • Bright Trans Pride Dragon Bagons + Heartbeat Trans Pride dice (11 piece set)
Soft Trans Pride Dragon Bagon
Soft Trans Pride Dragon Bagon
Bright Trans Pride Dragon Bagon
Bright Trans Pride Dragon Bagon
Trans Pride dice by Heartbeat
Trans Pride dice by Heartbeat
  • Bi Pride Dragon Bagon
  • Bi Pride Dragon Bagon + Heartbeat Bi Pride dice (11 piece set)
Bi Pride Dragon Bagon
Bi Pride Dragon Bagon
Bi Pride dice by Heartbeat
Bi Pride dice by Heartbeat
  • Pan Pride Dragon Bagon
  • Pan Pride Dragon Bagon + Heartbeat PanPride dice (11 piece set)
Pan Pride Dragon Bagon
Pan Pride Dragon Bagon
Pan Pride dice by Heartbeat
Pan Pride dice by Heartbeat
  • Agender Pride Dragon Bagon
  • Agender Pride Dragon Bagon + Heartbeat AgenderPride dice (11 piece set)
Agender Pride Dragon Bagon
Agender Pride Dragon Bagon
Agender Pride dice by Heartbeat
Agender Pride dice by Heartbeat
  • Non Binary Pride Dragon Bagon
  • Non Binary Pride Dragon Bagon + Heartbeat Non Binary Pride dice (11 piece set)
Non Binary Pride Dragon Bagon (hoping to get better photos soon)
Non Binary Pride Dragon Bagon (hoping to get better photos soon)
Non Binary Pride dice by Heartbeat
Non Binary Pride dice by Heartbeat
  • Ace Pride Dragon Bagon
  • Ace Pride Dragon Bagon + Heartbeat Ace Pride dice (11 piece set)
Ace Pride Dragon Bagon
Ace Pride Dragon Bagon
Ace  Pride dice by Heartbeat
Ace Pride dice by Heartbeat

We're also working on Genderfluid and Lesbian Pride designs.

So those who backed for a handmade rainbow have some options:

1 - Switch to a manufactured Rainbow Dragon Bagon (with or without matching heartbeat rainbow dice), and use the difference in price as credit to add other nifty draconic loot, or get the difference refunded.

2 - Switch to another handmade Pride Dragon, I'm offering these to existing backers at the same rate as the handmade rainbows, with the option to add matching Heartbeat dice.

3 - Stick with your handmade Rainbow Dragon Bagon (I added this option because a few people asked for it), and possibly add a matching set of Heartbeat dice

If you want to add other items to your order while we're switching over, we can look into that as well :).

What's the difference between a handmade and manufactured rainbow?

  • They will follow a similar design scheme, but the manufactured Dragon Bagons may have slightly different colours, since the manufacturers have different fabric supplies to me - their green seems to be not quite as fluorescent as mine, but I actually like their purple better than the one I have.
  • The manufactured Rainbows will be a lower cost.
  • The handmade Rainbows get a cuddle and told to behave before they leave. The manufactured ones will too if they're being fulfilled by me, but I can't promise whether the other fulfillment centres have the same cuddle and behaviour instruction policy as me.
  • The handmade ones are rarer, and may be finished more quickly than the run of manufactured Rainbows.

So what now?

The sooner I know what folks with handmade rainbow orders want to do, the better, so I can start working out the new timetable for after the original custom colour orders are finished.

The best way to let me know what you'd like to do is via kickstarter messenger, so I can easily match you up to your order in backerkit.