A comical review by Chris that walks in! Thank you sir!
Dice towers are so cool, and they help conserve space on your gaming area, or if you are like us they keep you from flinging your lucky twenty sided die off into the nether!
We love dice towers and have bought a few ourselves over the years, but one thing we have noticed is they are almost all the same box shape, there are cool designs and what not around this shape but its still a box. Well we wanted to change that!
We introduce to you The Prism! Nightshade Creations own custom dice tower and rolling surface.
The Prism weighs in at 13.2 ounces and is fully collapsible into its case, making it very easy to take with you to game night! Also it looks beautiful stored or deployed on a shelf if you are keeping it in your game room!
Left to right, Rogue, Fighter,Warlock,Wizard,Barbarian
The Prism and its case are both made of Aspen, we chose it because its strong and durable and easy to work with and will stand up to the machining process well.
The Prisms own custom storage case doubles as the base of the tower and rolling tray! The other side of the lid can be used to hold your minis or other dice so they are out of the way while you roll, or any other use you see fit!
It is held together by 4x4mm magnets with 2.5lbs of pull per magnet!
The tumblers are also held on by super strong magnets and can hold up to even heavy metal dice!
No matter what you play the Prism will make a beautiful addition to your gaming table!
We use water based wood stains for our colors, the stains bring out the wood grain!
After staining we give it a nice clear coat for that sweet shine!
Once we get our CNC machines our towers will be precisely machined with beautiful clean lines! Their designs will also be laser engraved which will really make them POP off the towers!
We need your help though! We would love to put our towers on tables all over the world! We are very dedicated to making this happen, and we have so many ideas that you all could make happen! Share us with your friends/groups/family!
The full crew! (except the warlock...he was to busy posing for the pictures up top, somebody needs to tell him that he is not a bard!)
Make sure to come drop us a like on facebook! We will post updates there also and may end up running some giveaways!
Why a $5,000 goal?
We wanted to go as low as possible and still be able to get what we need. Obviously the Wood Sculpting Automaton is costing us a huge chunk at 50% of the total, but it will be worth it as we intend on being able to get towers out as fast as possible.
Materials come in at second with a total of 33% , making the toll to cross the bridge is next in line at 10% making sure we had kickstarters fee and taxes figured up. Last we wanna keep ourselves protected so a few legal things to make it official and there goes our loot!
Any of you that peeked at or pledged to (we love you all!) our blindfolded,no idea what we were doing campaign have seen our Gaming vault, we had TONS of amazing feedback on it!
WHEN this campaign funds, and we get the orders shipped we will be re-visiting our Vaults again!
Having machinery this time around and better knowledge of how to present ourselves means that not only will the campaign be 100x better, but we will have a means of giving cleaner prototypes and even getting some out for review ahead of time!
When a good deal falls in your lap you just know things are meant to be! Soon as we are off work tomorrow we get to start playing around with this beauty! Pictures to come of our test runs!
just some testing as we learn how to put our art on the boxes using the machines!
Nightshade started with the idea to do something enjoyable and make gaming gear for people just like us! Gaming is our escape, it is how we relax, we get to hang out with friends and family and get rid of the stress of the work week!
Special thanks goes out to Abbott, Anthony, Ken,Nick, and Shawna for all the feedback,advice, and pictures! Also to all our friends and family that have supported us in this endeavor!
Risks and challenges
We understand that complications could arise at any point in time, machinery and materials shipping to us, troubleshooting the machinery, the production process itself. At any point there could be problems, we have contingency plans set to handle any of these if there turns out to be a significant delay we will let you all know! We have no experience with Kickstarter, and we are not afraid to admit it, we will prove that we are worthy of your support!
We are thrilled to be bringing our unique take on the dice tower to the community, we are also excited for the learning experience that has been and will be!
Please keep in mind that the products you see on this page are hand carved prototypes and that the finished product color may vary slightly and the product will be much cleaner.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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