You, the members, have a say in what the dice will look like. Most aspects of the dice appearance will be determined by poll - majority rules*.
There are a few limiting factors:
- Imagery will be generic and relevant to the B&C.
- Dice colors will be red, black, and white. A few additional colors will also be available (see Dice Cost below).
The "standard" B&C colors can be seen in the image below:
Yes, that's the original Legio mini-me of me painted way back in 2002 (I was experimenting with the red highlighting, it didn't come out as good on the mini as it looked in my head when I planned it). The black armour and red embellishments were key. At that time, the left pauldron featured bone lettering (most of us used the then-new metal Deathwatch shoulder pads that had recently been released) and the chest eagle was bone. We've since changed from bone to white, though the left pauldron has changed from bone to red. The current color scheme can be seen in the Legio Bolter & Chainsword Insignium (scroll down to the bottom of the first post).
You can see some examples of dice from previous runs below:
(First run on the far left, the middle four showing the second run, and one of the designs from the third run on the far right)
You can see the other designs from the third run here. We had three designs that year. One design featured a skull silhouette with a number on the forehead (1-6). The other two designs featured skull pips for 1-5, with either the B&C logo in silhouette or the skull and cross design for the 6.
The cost of each die will depend upon a few factors, the most important of which being the number of custom faces (we're getting all six faces customized) and the number of dice in each batch. Each different color combination counts as a different batch - so the red dice with white markings are one batch, the black dice with white markings are another batch, etc. This is the reason for limiting the additional colors. We'll try to cycle through the additional colors so that we eventually get to everybody's favorites.
HOW THIS WILL WORK
- We'll develop the design. The majority of this will be by public poll, each poll covering a few aspects of the dice. Each poll will run for a few days - less than a week.
- Once we've developed our design, I'll work with Q Workshop to finalize the design so that it works within their manufacturing requirements.
- After we have a final design, I'll present that to you along with the color combinations that we'll be offering. What I'll need from you is color combinations and quantities. We'll probably let that run for a month or so in order to give people time to figure out what they can afford (and so that no one feels rushed into making a hasty decision).
- Once I have everyone's "order" I'll get a final quote from Q Workshop. Costs will vary depending upon the quantities of each color combination being ordered. I'll also have to figure out shipping costs.
- Once I know the final cost for each person's order, I'll present those costs and members will submit their payments.
- Q Workshop's portion of the payment will be sent, at which point they'll being manufacturing the dice.
- The finished dice will be sent to me, at which point I'll ship them to the members that order them.
* We're not going to let the tyranny of the majority limit things forever, though. Periodically, we'll have additional B&C dice runs that will feature special designs. For example, I'm planning next year's dice run based on the design options that we're not exercising this time around. We might do this every other year, running the standard B&C dice one year, then a special design the next year, then back to the standard B&C dice, and so on.