Constellation dice – Apollo 50th Anniversary Edition – GIVEAWAY

On July 20th, 1969 for the first time men stepped on the Moon. Gio Lasar Design would like to celebrate this anniversary by offering extended sets with designs from this Kickstarter through a giveaway run in collaboration with the Dice Maniacs Club, starting a few hours from now and lasting one week. You are welcome to participate through one or all of the following platforms:

  • On Twitter DMC: win an original Apollo Edition set, plus a couple of green painted Countdown d10/d100, and an Emerald nebula fudge set.
  • On Facebook DMC: win the Conspiracy version, with a Cheese Moon d12 and a Fake Landing d6, plus a couple of Space Wars d6 and an Amber nebula fudge set.
  • On Facebook DMC fanpage: win the numbered version of the designs, plus a “Dark Side” Moon d12, an Earth d20, and a Night Black fudge set.
  • On Instagram DMC: win a glow-in-the-dark version, plus a green glowing Constellation d6, a blue glowing Zodiac d12, and a Sapphire nebula fudge set.

To participate, simply comment the giveaway post for each platform with a four digit number, and what would you name the next rocket going to the Moon! For extra fun, add the reason why you are choosing that name. You are also welcome to tag a friend. Example: 

2024 Saturn VI – because the original rocket was called Saturn V – @BuzzAldrin

The Apollo Edition dice are still available in limited quantities on the BackerKit store for the campaign. The first 50 orders in July 2020 will include one FREE fudge Constellation d6! This iconic design is available in four nebula colors to choose from. Which one will you get?

About the design

The Apollo Edition is a collection of 16 unique dice designs and one coin. Each one was studied to represent one aspect of the history and social impact of the 1969 Moon landing.

  • The Saturn V d6 set depicts the stages of the most powerful rocket ever built by men (in Roman numerals I, II, III, IV) the technological effort required, and the path to escape Earth’s gravity. The ramp on its side can be used as fudge/FATE marks.
  • The Apollo d4 shows the different spacecraft assets specific to the Apollo program (Saturn V rockets were also used for the Skylab project).  The Columbia Command Module alone (for re-entry), and attached to its service module; the Eagle Lunar Module in descent and ascent configuration. And of course the stars at the corners display the roll value!
  • The Small Step d4 cite the famous first words by Neil Armstrong on the Moon.
  • The Crescent Moon d6 is an updated version of the original Constellation d6, with a highly detailed crescent Moon as side one.
  • The Compass d8 can also be used to roll directions such as North West, South, etc.
  • The Flight Path d8 represents the journey from Earth (side 1) to the Moon (side 8), with a dotted line going through all sides in between.
  • The Touchdown d10/d100 show on each side real spacecraft data measured 45 seconds before the first landing.
  • The Countdown d10/d100 features classic LCD numbers like those on the Apollo Guidance Computer.
  • The Moon d12 is a miniature Moon with no numbers: you can read the value by counting the small craters as 1, and the big ones as 5.
  • The Zodiac d12 is an updated version of the design from 2016, with the Apollo mission font. It shows the constellations for each sign.
  • The Earth d20 has no numbers, you can read the value by counting the small stars as 1, and the big ones as 5. Number 20 shows the Earth as seen from Moon orbit for the first time by the Apollo 8 crew on Dec. 24th 1968.
  • The Orbiter d20 honors the robotic missions that mapped the entire surface of the Moon in the years before the first landing.

Not everyone believes this enormous accomplishment could happen in 1969, expecially because some think that the Earth itself is not a globe, the Moon is just a luminary in the sky, and Stanley Kubrick produced a fake landing for the TV.  The Flat Earth d2, Fake Landing d6 and Cheese Moon d12 have been designed to let free thinkers take part in the celebrations:

  • The Flat Earth d2 is an accurate 3d model of our flat planet and the first coin with both Head and Tail on the same side (after an online survey confirmed the ancient suspicion that a Giant Turtle could be holding the world on its back).
  • The Fake Landing d6 depicts the movie set used in 1969 for the live TV broadcast of the fake landing. At first sight it looks like a legitimate Moon panorama, except for two details.
  • The Cheese Moon d12  supports another popular point of view explaining the Moon’s color and craters.

What about aliens? The Space Wars d6 show a fierce fight between them and us, with different outcomes at each roll on the table (that’s why they go in couples).

You can find more detailed information about the original campaign, including several pictures, on Kickstarter.