Limited Edition Dice

I take the term "Limited Edition" seriously. If it's not limited, then why call it a limited edition? To that end, I'm going to describe to you exactly what Limited Edition means.

First, Limited Edition means that the quantity made is set in advance. Whatever number this is, there won't be more numbered and certified sets (Or individual dice, or whatever) made. Now, what does numbered and certified actually mean? Every limited edition item will come with a Certificate of Authenticity, stating it is, say, "Item 3 of 10" or whatever is appropriate. Each of this is a numbered and certified item. However, there will be non-numbered, non-certified items produced. In some cases, these will only be prototypes, but they may also be seconds or failed items - Ones which don't meet the quality standards or are otherwise unfit to be part of the Limited Edition. While these items may be sold, they will be marked appropriately, and importantly: Once the stated number has been met, no more items will be produced. If a limited edition of 10 items is made, and there is one prototype and two seconds, well. That's it. That's all there will ever be.

Next, Limited Edition means that it won't be replicated. If there's a set of dice that looks like eyeballs and it's a limited edition, well. I'm not going to be making any more eyeball sets. There is a little bit of wiggle room here, as my own definition is "Easily identifiable". So a set of normal dice that's limited edition could be followed by a 50mm D20 limited edition of largely the same thing - But you can tell just by looking at it that it's a different thing entirely. Going back to the eyes, if the set was "Red Eyes" with all the irises being painted red, then a later set could be "Blue Eyes" with all the irises being painted blue. But if the first set was simply "Eyes" with a variety of iris colors, then no more could be made as they wouldn't be easily distinguishable.

In short, I want you to be sure that when you purchase a Limited Edition item, you can be sure that it is actually a limited edition that I'm not going to go and make more of just because they sold well. If I expect that I might make more of a specific limited edition, then it will be clearly stated that there will be further runs, but I cannot and will not retroactively just state I'm going to do another run. It must be planned in advance.


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