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Friday, July 11, 2014

A Kickstarter That Makes me go "Urh?" RPG LED Dice Keychain

Listen, the RPG LED Dice Keychain Kickstarter has funded and still has over a day left. Sure, it was a low goal of $500, but look at the above pic. Does something seem "not right?"

It looks like the LED light is inserted into the die on an angle. Not much in the way of quality control if you ask me, but at least the "patent pending" is there, so don't steal the idea - but if you do, at least do it right.

He does of 8 prior Kickstarters (one of which funded) and they are mostly reboots of the same thing.

I'm not sure what else to say but "why?" Oh wait, here's why, right from the Kickstarter page:


1. You can say you were the first to contribute to the First ever made and mass produced RPG LED Dice Keychains in the history of the world.

2. RPG LED Dice Keychains is the next coolest thing after RPG Dice Knobs.

 3. It will help me on my next projects. I got 2 board games in the making.

 4. RPG LED Dice Keychains make a great surprising gift idea.

 5. Can be used for keychains, backpack zippers, as flashlights, and who knows.

 6. Quality durable material.

 7. Inexpensive.

8. Goes to show that even the smallest things can go a very long way.

9. You'll be the coolest person at a rave, or hardstyle event.

10. Use them for display if you have a hobby store and you sell dice.

11. You can remove the batteries and store something in it, so when its off, it's full. And when it's empty its on.

12. Have you ever dropped your keys in the dark? This will help you find them.

I'd sooner drop my money on a LED keychain flashlight without the sloppy die attached to it...


  1. Answers the age old question of "What can you do with a drill, a cheap led light and a factory second bag of dice?"

    I'm almost sorry I didn't think of this first.

  2. I really want to see us middle age gamers do number 9...rave on dude!..pass the Ensure.

  3. How did I come up with this idea?

    I dropped my keys in the dark once and it took me a long while to find them. If they had light or if I have had a flashlight I would have found them sooner.

    That was nearly enough to get me to throw in a couple bucks. Nearly being the important word.

    1. That implies that either he walks around with the light on all the time, or that the light, despite being a keychain, is not attach to the dropped keys :P

    2. What you missed in the description is that in the event you drop your keys, you utter the phrase "Alea Accendo est" and the die lights up like Galadriel's Light.

  4. This would be a perfect keychain if I had a 1970s Ford Econoline Van with a mural of Gandalf fireballing orcs on one side and big boobed valkyries fighting Tiamat on the other with a game table inside where the shag bed was removed.

    And if I could get over my addiction to using only Gamescience precision dice for RPGs now.

  5. Proof, if you ever needed it, that fools and their money are soon parted.