After the great feedback we got from announcing BIO-CRAFT on Patreon we decided to put it back on Kickstarter. It has been removed from Patreon. We will be offering only STL files for 3D printers, no physical pieces like before. This means we can have a very low funding goal. We very much wanted to have these physically produced but the minimum we would need to raise is 50K. I think it was just too much of a nich dungeon design to get beyond 20K. However we are very happy that we will still be able to share this with those who really want them. Here is a link to the live Kickstarter page.
We have been hard at work on the new Bio-Craft line, which we just launched at GAMA Tradeshow in Reno this past week. Met some great Game Store Retailers, Publishers and Distributors who all had excellent feedback on the line. I wanted to give a special thanks to my great friend Clint Burgin and his wife Doreen for their help at the show. I could not have done it without you you two! Thanks so much and I am looking forward to helping you guys next year!
Below are some images from the show and the Bio-Craft line. We will be launching the Kickstarter on Bio-Craft sometime in June.
Here is a peek at what I have been developing with my friends at Factor 31. These have been a BLAST to make and I can't wait to have enough pieces to make full space ship environments. We plan on launching this on Kickstarter in the coming months. To stay tuned for more on this, please sign up for our newsletter.
July 15, 2017 The Surreal Dice Tower is LIVE NOW on Kickstarter starting at $30. Click here to reserve yours today!
I am excited to announce that my wife Erica and I will be launching our first Kickstarter project soon in June 2017! We are combining our love for tabletop gaming and surreal art! What is a dice tower? A dice tower is an object used by gamers to roll dice fairly. Dice are dropped into the top of the tower, and bounce off of various hidden platforms inside it before emerging from the front. Dice towers eliminate some methods of cheating which may be performed when rolling dice by hand. A Roman dice tower artifact called, Vettweiss-Froitzheim dates back to 4th century! There are many forms of towers and they vary in construction and design. This dice tower was inspired by late visionary surrealist artist Zdzisław Beksiński's amazing architectural paintings. All of his works are fantastic and we hope to raise enough money in the campaign to produce a limited run of these dice towers at an affordable price and travel to the Zdzisław Beksiński museum in Sanok, Poland. I absolutely love Beksiński's work and must see it in person someday. Working with a factory that produces for companies like Sideshow Toys gives me great confidence on the quality and I can't wait to see our first sample. For updates and more info as it comes, please check out and like our Facebook page.
Jason Andrew Hite
Below is the tower sculpt in its clay form before the long process of molding it. This was sculpted in Monster Makers clay.
I just received notification from the factory that the first sample is on the way!! Below are some images they sent me. I'm so excited to see this in person!
The Surreal Dice tower is; 7.5" tall x 6.5" wide x 4.25" deep and made of Poly Resin that is cast in a semi-soft material making it extremely durable. It fits standard size 12mm and 16mm dice for D&D and other table top games. Sorry, dice not included.
Lots happening here at Hite Studios. Not long ago I began diving deeper into 3D modeling, specifically Zbrush. I've been using the program for years on and off at work. Loving it, then hating it, hating it some more...etc. Now I'm loving it again! Above is a shot of a 3D mini print of my first Zbrushed miniature. A long time friend of mine, George Longo, started a 3D printing company 2 years ago called Factor 31. He and partner Peter Hamilton do an amazing job! I'm so excited to be working with them on my project! This freaky little critter is for my upcoming tabletop game, Incorporeal. We still have a looong way to g and I will be showing progress as we go. Below are some screen caps of the figure in it's near final Zbrush stage. George has been extremely helpful in guiding me on the tricks to making the leap to making miniatures in 3D. Just before this went to print I increased the details quite a bit to ensure that they read and are actually paintable!