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Store and transport all your gaming dice meeples and other components safely and in style to avoid the need to use tired cheap zip bags
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34 backers pledged £621 to help bring this project to life.

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Why?

Being the wife and mother of board and wargamers I was forever finding piles of dice and meeples all over the house. These bags came about as a way to tidy up the game components left laying around by my family. Since then people keep asking my husband can we have one?, not just for storage but for transporting them to game night and war game events. My family and friends were using cheap plastic zip bags to store dice and meeples, these tore so easily.

This constant question got me thinking, its probably not just my family that needs something to help tidy away and transport all those dice and meeples but lots of gamers who are tired of using plastic zip bags to keep their components in.

This is why I am starting this Kickstarter. 

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About the bags

Firstly the bags are priced very well to give you a high quality bag at a great price (£5, $14, €10) for the standard bag and (£15, $32, €23) for the jumbo storage bag and those prices are inclusive of postage costs.

The dice and meeple bags will come in two different sizes. First the standard size (5.5 inch x 3.5 inch approx. [14cm x 9cm] ) is perfect for for the average gamer / war gamer  to store or transport dice and meeples to game night. 

Then we have the jumbo bag this is 4 x the size of the standard bag and will store more dice and meeples than you could possibly need (Dimensions 11 inch x 8 inch approx. [28cm x 21cm] ).

The bags are made from a high quality leatherette and finished with metal eyelets, they are threaded with 2mm high quality real leather cord and a cord lock to close the bag.

I want everyone to have the ability to customise the bags as much as possible. So to start with there is an option of red or black bags with a choice of orange or dark blue cords. As the kickstarter progresses I plan to add more bag and cord colour options along with bag upgrades such as better quality eyelets and cord end locks. (see stretch goals for more details).

The creation process

These bags are lovingly hand made and go through a number of different stages. From the image below you can see how I start with a single piece of material to create the core bag. Once stitched I start to create the eyelet holes and then finish the bag with the leather cord and toggle to close it.

About the materials used

Leatherette bag

The bag is made from a high quality flexible leatherette upholstery fabric often used to make furniture. This gives the perfect flexible yet hard wearing material for the main bag.

There are two colour options to start with but more will be added depending on what stretch goals are reached.

Real leather pull cord

This leather cord has a smooth, round cross section and is permanently dyed to ensure uniformity, colour fastness and permanent flexibility.  Made from genuine leather. Since leather is a natural material the beauty of these cords are that they look minimal and function extremely well.

There are two colour options to start with but more will be added depending on what stretch goals are reached.

Cord locks

To start with the bags will all come with black plastic spring loaded cord locks for 3mm to 5mm cord. This will enable you to easily close the bags. A white cord lock option will be added should we reach the stretch goal.

Standard eyelets

To start with the bags come with standard brass eyelets. Should we reach the stretch goals these will be upgraded to an eyelet with a rear washer to give an even better finish to the bag.

Paid Add-on: Super Jumbo Bag: (28cm x 40cm // 11inch x 16inch approx)

£25 UK, £33 (€40) EuroZone, £35 ($56) Rest of the World 

If anyone wants to add Super Jumbo too their pledge then simply add the required amount to the bid. If you have already backed a Jumbo bag and want to go super jumbo simply increase your pledge by the difference. If you are new to this Kickstarter simply bid the paid add-on price for your region and it will all be sorted out at the end of the campaign via the survey.

Paid Add-ons

Super Jumbo Bag: (28cm x 40cm // 11inch x 16inch approx)
£25 UK, £33 (€40) EuroZone, £35 ($56) Rest of the World 
If anyone wants to add Super Jumbo too their pledge then simply add the required amount to the bid. If you have already backed a Jumbo bag and want to go super jumbo simply increase your pledge by the difference. If you are new to this Kickstarter simply bid the paid add-on price for your region and it will all be sorted out at the end of the campaign via the survey.

Stretch goals

Basically the more that is pledged the greater choice you have when selecting the bags you want at the end of the kickstarter.

Goal 1 - £500 Funded  - LOCKED + x2 xtra unlocks

Choice of black or red leatherette and orange or dark blue leather colour cord. If we reach this target the project is funded and you will be getting these great bags to store your dice meeples and other gaming items.

As well as unlocking the kickstarter two further goals will unlock at the same time.

  • Add new bag colour option - UNLOCKED
  • Add new cord colour option - UNLOCKED

If we reach this target we will add an extra choice of leatherette to pick from. This colour will be cream, giving more custom options on how the bags will look when you order them.

If we reach this target we will add another leather cord colour option. This colour will be green, giving you more custom options on how your bags will look when you order them.

Goal 2 £600 (two goals now unlock)

  • Add new bag colour option - UNLOCKED
  • Add new cord colour option - UNLOCKED

If we reach this target we will add an extra choice of leatherette to pick from. This colour will be tan, giving more custom options on how the bags will look when you order them.

If we reach this target we will add another leather cord colour option. This colour will be yellow, giving you more custom options on how your bags will look when you order them.

 Goal 3 - £650  (two goals now unlock)

  • Add black cord end locks to all cords - LOCKED
  • Upgrade eyelets to have rear washers - LOCKED

ALL BAGS UPGRADED - If we reach this target the end of the cord will no longer be tied, they will have black plastic cord end locks.

ALL BAGS UPGRADED - If we reach this target the washers used to make all the bags will be upgraded to have washers on the backing making an even nicer finish to the bags. All of these washers will be gun metal in colour.

 Goal 4 - £700 (two goals now unlock) 

  • Add new bag colour option - LOCKED
  • Add new cord colour option - LOCKED

If we reach this target we will add an extra choice of leatherette to pick from. This colour will be purple, giving more custom options on how the bags will look when you order them.

If we reach this target we will add another leather cord colour option. This colour will be purple, giving you more custom options on how your bags will look when you order them.

 Goal 5 - £750 (two goals now unlock)

  • Add new end cord lock colour option - LOCKED
  • Add new eyelet colour option - LOCKED

If we reach this target we will add another cord end lock colour option. This colour will be royal blue, giving you more custom options on how your bags will look when you order them.

If we reach this target we will add another upgraded eyelet colour option. This colour will be bronze, giving you more custom options on how your bags will look when you order them.

 Goal 6 - £800 (two goals now unlock)

  • Add white cord locks to option - LOCKED
  • Add new bag colour option - LOCKED

If we reach this target we will add the option of white cord locks to each bag you order, giving you more custom options on how your bags will look when you order them.

If we reach this target we will add an extra choice of leatherette to pick from. This colour will be baby pink, giving more custom options on how the bags will look when you order them.

 Goal 7 - £850 (two goals now unlock) 

  • Add new end cord lock colour option - LOCKED
  • Add new eyelet colour option - LOCKED

If we reach this target we will add another cord end lock colour option. This colour will be red, giving you more custom options on how your bags will look when you order them.

If we reach this target we will add another upgraded eyelet colour option. This colour will be white, giving you more custom options on how your bags will look when you order them.

More stretch goals to follow if we get this far.

Shipping

Shipping is included in the cost of the item.

Currency conversions for shipping on the pledge manager are taken from xe.com on the 05/11/13. Exchange rates might have changed since this date.

Risks and challenges

I don't anticipate any risks. We have the equipment we need and the designs have already been developed and perfected. The only challenge would be if the project was a huge success, that of course would lead to a longer delivery date for the bags.

We will keep you informed by putting out weekly updates on the progression of the project.

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    STANDARD leatherette drawstring dice and meeple storage bag. Dimensions 5.5 inch x 3.5 inch approx. (14cm x 9cm). Choice of bag and cord colour will be made via the questionnaire at the end of the kickstarter depending on stretch goals unlocked.

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    #EUROZONE PLEDGE# STANDARD leatherette drawstring dice and meeple storage bag. Dimensions 5.5 inch x 3.5 inch approx. (14cm x 9cm). Choice of bag and cord colour will be made via the questionnaire at the end of the kickstarter depending on stretch goals unlocked.

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    #UK PLEDGE# JUMBO leatherette drawstring dice and meeple storage bag, Dimensions 11.5 inch x 8 inch approx. (28cm x 21cm). Choice of bag and cord colour will be made via the questionnaire at the end of the kickstarter. UK SHIPPING IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

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    #EUROZONE PLEDGE# JUMBO leatherette drawstring dice and meeple storage bag. Dimensions 11.5 inch x 8 inch approx. (28cm x 21cm). Choice of bag and cord colour will be made via the questionnaire at the end of the kickstarter. EUROZONE SHIPPING IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

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    #REST OF THE WORLD PLEDGE# JUMBO leatherette drawstring dice and meeple storage bag. Dimensions 11.5 inch x 8 inch approx. (28cm x 21cm). Choice of bag and cord colour will be made via the questionnaire at the end of the kickstarter. REST OF THE WORLD SHIPPING IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

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Funding period

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