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Add cool new parts to your board games! I'm going to make lots of different enhancements and add-ons using a laser cutter. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on June 4, 2012.

Add cool new parts to your board games! I'm going to make lots of different enhancements and add-ons using a laser cutter.

About this project

In February of this year, I started making custom laser cut tokens for boardgamers. It has gone very well, but now I'd like to kick it up a notch and do some new things!

The big items for this kickstarter are going to be custom engraved tokens and engraved dice. All my other game enhancements are available as well, and I am always open to custom work.

Here is an example of custom 3/4" tokens I made for someone. They will be shipped un-inked, but it was really easy to get the color in.

By backing this project you are getting some nice items to accessorize your games, and make even more interesting items possible!

For those interested, I have a blog detailing my adventure into laser cutting board game parts. It is here: teleology.com

I will use the funds increase my laser's capabilities and purchase lots of raw materials, including blank dice to etch!

Reward Details

There are two important things to note about the rewards. The first is the color of the tokens. Any of the tokens made can be in any color of 1/8" acrylic I can get. Right now that list is: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, light blue, turquoise, violet, white, opaque white, ivory, black, brown, pink, fluorescent red, fluorescent orange, fluorescent green, fluorescent blue, transparent orange, transparent blue, transparent dark bronze, transparent light bronze, transparent light blue, transparent green, transparent yellow, transparent light gray, transparent dark gray, and transparent red. That's a lot of different colors.  If you can't find one you like there, I can ask, but it isn't likely I can get it in.

For dice, the colors I can order are green, red, white, ivory, black, blue, and yellow. All opaque.

The second important thing is the delivery date. If this project takes off and I get a lot of people getting rewards, I will create them in the order that they were pledged. I will start shipping when I promised, and I make things very fast, but if we get very successful, it will take a bit longer to get everything out.

Eclipse Trays

In use here:

These trays securely hold the cubes in place, so they don't get knocked around during play. 

Arkham Horror stuff

I have two kinds of trays for Arkham Horror. The first just helps keep track of the current skills

It comes with four of the tracking markers (you only need three, one is an extra).

You can see it in use here

It is the lower one.

There is also a "combo" tray that will hold the skill markers and D8s or D10s that track current and maximum sanity/stamina

Pandemic tokens

Tokens for this game are available in either the "germ" or "geometric" styles. The geometric ones are slightly larger. They are shipped un-inked, but I will give you several easy methods of getting that done.

Antiquity tokens

 I like this game a lot, and I wanted to replace the cardboard with some nice tokens. Antiquity tokens represent olives, wood, gold, pearls, wine, sheep, dye, stone, wheat, and fish. The tokens come un-inked, but can be used as-is, or easily filled in with crayons.

Also available is custom work, which can be anything we can come up with together!

Stretch Goals

I had to think long and hard about what stretch goals I could come up with. It doesn't get cheaper for me to make my things as the numbers go up, so I had to be really careful.

$5,000

If we make this level, everyone who backs for $10 or more will get a 5% off coupon, good for their next order (not the kickstart one).

$10,000

At this level, everyone who backs for $5 or more will get a free 1" engraved token, like the one at the 5$ level (they will get two, for example).

$25,000

At this level I will upgrade my laser system. The effect this has on you will be quicker turnaround, both on the Kickstarter order, and future ones, and I believe the cuts will be cleaner, and the maximum size of the things I produce can be larger.

$??,000

Who knows what else I can figure out to offer if we go high enough!

Thanks for looking!

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    A dollar for the tip jar. Thank you!

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    One engraved 1" diameter round token. You choose the color* and the engraving (nothing copyrighted). Add $2 for shipping outside the US.

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    Card Deck Trays! If all you want are the deck trays from Update #8, this is the pledge for you. This is for one wooden deck tray. Add $5 if you want it in any color* acrylic. After that, each additional wooden tray is $5, and each additional acrylic tray is $10. All the acrylic trays do NOT have to be the same color*. Add $7 for Canadian shipping, and $12 for other non-US locations.

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    3/4" Engraved Tokens! 40 engraved 3/4" diameter round tokens (4 sets of 10). You choose the colors* and the engraving (nothing copyrighted). Additional tokens can be had for $3 per 10. Add $7 for Canadian shipping, and $12 for other non-US locations.

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    1" Engraved Tokens! 32 engraved 1" diameter round tokens (4 sets of 8). You choose the colors* and the engraving (nothing copyrighted). Additional tokens can be had for $4 per 8. Add $7 for Canadian shipping, and $12 for other non-US locations.

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    6 backers

    Arkham Horror Skill Trays! A set of 4 skill trays for Arkham Horror to keep track of your character's current skill levels. Additional trays are $4. Add $7 for Canadian shipping, and $12 for other non-US locations.

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    Wooden Build-a-Trays! (See update #3 for a description). This pledge will reward you with 5 tray pieces in any reasonable card size. We will work together to get you the configuration you want, whether it is five separate trays or a group that can be assembled and taken apart. The trays come unpainted and you will need to put them together with a little white carpenter's glue. Additional trays can be added for $4 each. Add $7 for Canadian shipping, and $12 for other non-US locations.

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    Pandemic Tokens! A set of tokens to replace the cubes in Pandemic. This includes 24 of each of the four base colors, and 12 of the expansion purple tokens. The engraved design is available in either "germ" or "geometric" styles. Add $7 for Canadian shipping, and $12 for other non-US locations.

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    Inked Tokens! 3/4" Engraved Tokens! 40 engraved 3/4" diameter round tokens (4 sets of 10). You choose the colors* and the engraving (nothing copyrighted). But this time I will fill in the tokens! The ink will be in colors of your choice, only limited by my access to pigments, which means pretty much anything. All the tokens from each set of 10 should be inked in the same color, unless we agree to something else. Add $7 for Canadian shipping, and $12 for other non-US locations.

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    Lords of Waterdeep Tokens! A set of tokens to replace the cubes in LoW. This includes 25 of each of the four class colors. The various designs available are shown in Update #5. You choose one design of each color, and get 25 tokens of it, for a total of 100 tokens. Add $7 for Canadian shipping, and $12 for other non-US locations.

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    Eclipse Cube Trays! A set of 6 Eclipse population trays. These prevent the cubes on the player mat from getting knocked around. Add another $15 for an additional 3 trays, for a total of 9 (to cover the eventual expansion). Add $7 for Canadian shipping, and $12 for other non-US locations.

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    4 backers

    Arkham Horror Combo Trays! A set of 4 combo trays for Arkham Horror to keep track of your character's current skill levels AND their current and maximum sanity/stamina. Additional trays are $8. Add $7 for Canadian shipping, and $12 for other non-US locations.

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    5 backers

    High Frontier set! 1 x Outpost, 1 x Freighter, 6 Flags, 6 Factories, 6 Glory tokens and 5 Colony discs in 5 colors. The set also includes the 30 Base discs for the flags and factories. This set has enough to replace all the original player discs and cubes in the standard game. Add $7 for Canadian shipping, and $12 for other non-US locations.

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    Dice! 10 dice (16mm) in your choice of color* engraved with what you want on the sides. Add $5 for each additional die. Add $7 for Canadian shipping, and $12 for other non-US locations.

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    Antiquity tokens! A set of 480 tokens to replace the cardboard chits in Antiquity. Tokens for sheep, dye, olives, gold, stone, wood, pearls, wheat, fish, and bottles. Add $7 for Canadian shipping, and $12 for other non-US locations.

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    Custom work with a value of up to $100. I will collaborate with you to make the gaming add-ons of your imagination come to life! Keep in mind that I only have a laser cutter, and not a magic wand, but we can accomplish much!

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Funding period

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