£241
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Feb 7 2014
£241
pledged of £5,000pledged of £5,000 goal
7
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Feb 7 2014

About

Update:

Now available http://oplaser.co.uk/shopthe first of a much much bigger range.

A major update: Dan and I have been discussing this campaign over the last few days and have decided not to continue with it via Kickstarter. There are some good reasons with the biggest consideration being, I already have the materials and machinery to process these items, I have been making them for over a year now so have decided to manufacture and stock them for sale via the web shop. Hopefully this will make it a lot easier for people to decide exactly what components they require as well as communicate with us more directly to make their wishes known. AS of tonight there are currently 7 backers here who we are very grateful to for their support so if those backers would like to contact us direct on dave@opticalpower.co.uk you will have discount cards issued so if you would like to purchase the items you require direct from the web site you will be able to make a good saving. This is our way of thanking you for your support. We have been suggesting to people not to back this project for a couple of days now and would ask that no further pledges are made here. (we would of course complete any orders if this KS reached it's funding goal). We now believe Kickstarter is the wrong medium for a product that already has a very buoyant sales history and is backed by an established UK Registered company.

Many thanks

Dave Sheldrake

Managing Director: OpticalPower Group

http://opticalpower.co.uk

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At OpticalPower we designed, copyrighted and produced the first game storage solutions for sale under the Mr Craft banner well over a year ago. These have proved to be very popular and have been steadily increasing in sales since then.

Listening to the gaming community, working closely with Dan and having the backup to make changes when requested meant we could modify our designs to meet all the requirements that were asked for.

Eventually after some 19 different types of prototype game cases were produced three final versions were released for sale to the community through Board Game Geek and Facebook managed by none other than Dan (Mr Craft) who has far more experience as a gamer than we at OpticalPower did.

Popularity jumped quickly to a stage where it became obvious that we would need to increase production to meet demands but this came with it's own set of problems such as factory throughput and machine setup times as well as material storage and maintenance.

We listened and looked hard at the community needs and modified the design into what has become the Tier ONE insert, we believe this is the pinnacle of storage support and has in excess of 3 MILLION possible layouts that can be selected in a standard 288mm game box.

Now adding a second facility in South Wales means we have more available machines to produce inserts / parts with plans to expand the gaming side of OpticalPower Ltd's business even further.

From here Mr Craft will be dealing with any questions and information requests people have regarding games themselves, as he is an avid Gamer he is better placed than us to answer any questions you may have.

Origin of the Insert / Birth of Mr Craft

I (Dan / Mr Craft) play a whole host of games and have often created storage solutions from foam / velvet etc. to accommodate the additional components which come with expansions.

An annoyance I had (seemingly shared by many) was that the storage for my own Thunderstone game wasn’t able to accommodate the expansions and promos I had, after talking with Dave (Optical Power) about a design he knocked up the insert for me.

Sharing a few photos here online it became clear many people wanted an insert for themselves.

Speaking with Dave we came to an agreement that was, effectively; a Geek list over on Board Game Geek and the Original Series 5 Insert was made available January 2013.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/152772/uk-based-card-storage-game-components

Since then I have worked with the community to meet the requirements of gamers who wanted to store their cards using the solution but sleeved their cards...this led to the creation of the Series 6.



We have continued to develop our products to combine all these designs into 1 unit, customisable for all gamers regardless if they sleeve or not and caters for much much more than just card games.



It is an insert designed by gamers, working with the community; to give us what we need to store our games.

Since making the inserts available from 28th Janurary 2013, we have received extremely positive feedback from gamers within the community and industry experts:

Dice Tower News - Featurehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKP-2XWnF-M&feature=c4-overvi...

Mandy - a BGG Games for Geek Gold Winner

Purpose of the Insert

This is an easy and difficult question. The base of the insert is 288mm square in shape and fits a large number of games, however not all of the game boxes and games use the same size cards so we worked on making an insert that gamers could modify easily to suit their needs.

No more need to buy multiple inserts, all that is needed is a few optional extras and you can redesign the entire storage system as you wish.

A list of known suitable games are here, however more are being discovered all the time.

  • Android: Netrunner
  • Arkam Horror
  • Call of Cthulu: LCG
  • Dominion
  • A Game of Thrones: LCG
  • Lord of the Rings: LCG
  • Star Wars: LCG
  • Summoner Wars: Master Set
  • Thunderstone
  • Trains
  • Warhammer Invasions: LCG

Assembling the Insert

Slotting the walls into the precut grooves you can choose how your game components are stored no matter therir size or shape.

If you change your mind on how you want to store your game OR simply buy anthor expansion and need to re shuffle....simply lift the internal walls and reposition how you want them. customising your insert any time.

With the Tier ONE Inserts plus a pack of 92mm Dividers You can re create the Mr Craft Series 5 to store cards cards up to 92mm.

Ordering an extra 2 Internal Walls and a pack of 95mm Dividers you can re create the Mr Craft Series 6 so that your cards and sleeves up to 95mm can be stored the same way.

Perhaps re positioning and ordering a pack of Mini Dividers so your insert can store 6 columns of FFG mini cards.

Create a unique store solution that you want ,to help store map tiles, cards etc for all the dungeon delivering quests.

Why use Kickstarter?

Whilst we have been relatively successful over the past 12 months through BGG & Facebook etc, when we started we never expected the products to be as successful as they have been.

On a personal / selfish view - In the 'real world' I have a full time job, girlfriend and an Ms.c I'm studying towards, and whilst more than happy to run Mr Craft (even into the late hours replying to emails) it has crept into my studies and my time dedicated to it fluctuates too much.

By running a kick starter campaign I will know up front when and how much time is required to ensure its success, this means I get enough sleep, assignments can be handed in on time and my partner doesn't get as angry with me.

What this means to you, is probably very little (and I don't blame you.)

What the kick starter means for you - is a cheaper product whilst maintaining the high level of quality which we have become known for.

Dave is able buy materials upfront in bulk and knowing the amount of time required to create the inserts (which as he explained above, something to do with lasers and machines...I don't understand it :S )

Where will we go next?

Expect more from us very soon to cover new games as they are released and our continued support of the gaming community who have been so good in supporting us.

Risks and challenges

Having examined a number of possible scenarios we took the decision to ensure we have the logistics in place to deal with order levels bigger than we expect.

One of the problems smaller companies can face is not having the supplies ready when projects meet their funding date. Having looked at this we decided to buy in materials in advance of making this campaign public.

While this presents a small risk if goals are not achieved, that risk will lay with us by way of high material stock levels and not be passed on to customers.

Production wise we can easily handle order levels orders of magnitude higher than the top level funding goal without problem or delay. As a company OpticalPower Ltd always plans for eventualities that may not seem apparent initially and as this Campaign progresses we will of course be adding more rewards at each pledge level.

As we already manufacture game inserts on a daily basis what this project will allow is for us to dedicate more time and equipment to production.

Above all we believe communication is critical to any successful venture, customers should always be kept aware of problems no matter how small and you can rest assured this is a policy we have operated for many years.

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