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Elder Sign storage solutions are now available at ReadyToPlayStorage.com
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Ready to Play Storage Solution for the game Elder Sign

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Hello Kickstarters! My name is Jeff Thompson and I have been looking for a way to store board game pieces and parts that allows games to be set up and put away faster and easier, and if it looked as good as it functions that would be even better. One of the games I play fairly often has quite a few cards and tokens, and is in need of a good storage solution. I came up with a few designs for card trays and token holders, made some prototypes and since they turned out so well, I thought I would see if other people were interested in my solution.

I had a lot of fun developing a storage solution for the game Elder Sign in which all of the components will fit in the box, and there is even room for all the extras that are in the new expansion for the game.

For those of you who sleeve your cards please scroll down to see the updated Sleeved Card Options.

(If you are unsure which option will work best for you, please contact me. I will be happy to assist you.)

International buyers/groups : If you are interested in pledging for multiple storage sets and/or dice trays/storage boxes, please contact me with what you would like to receive and I will find out how much the discount on shipping will be.

For Unsleeved Cards:

The standard storage set consists of 5 small card trays, 2 large card trays, 2 small token bins, 3 medium token bins, 1 large token bin and 1 velvet bag. The base of each card holder is rounded over making it easier to return cards to the bottom of the deck. The inside of the small and medium token bins are curved making it easier to pick up tokens. (This item is available at the $65 pledge level.)

Here is what it looks like when the game is stored in the box:

Here is what it looks like when the base game and the Unseen Forces expansion are all stored in the box:

I have heard no official announcement of any more expansions for the game, but if you are worried there will be another expansion and want to make sure this storage set will still work you can add $7 to any standard storage set pledge level to receive a set of two card tray extensions. (For example pledge $72 and select the $65 pledge level to receive the standard storage set with 2 extensions. Please contact me if you have any questions.This is entirely optional and may not be needed but I wanted to provide backers with as many options as possible. This will provide more room to store Mythos and Adventure cards should there be another expansion. You will get one small card tray extension and 1 large card tray extension. The following picture shows the extensions added to the card trays:

These extensions fit inside the Unseen Forces expansion box as shown below:

Dice Tray and combination Dice Tray/Storage Boxes:

The standard dice tray has felt lined sides and a rubber floor that is also covered with felt to significantly reduce noise, the elder sign graphic is optional. (This item is available at the $55 pledge level):

(The standard dice tray shown above along with a game storage set is available at the $107 pledge level.)

The dice tray is large enough to hold the game box:

The deluxe dice tray/storage box has a top with a laser cut graphic (This item is available at the $80 pledge level):

The hinged edge flips down so the top can slide out. In the picture below you can see the deluxe dice tray/storage box with a game storage set inside (This item is available at the $132 pledge level):

For the ultimate collector there is a limited edition Kickstarter exclusive deluxe dice tray/storage box made of oak and personalized with your name. The design on top is made of crushed glass and glows in the dark, as shown below (This item is available at the $195 pledge level):

Sleeved Card Options:

Sleeved Card Option #1: Storing the base game in the game box.

Making the card trays big enough to hold sleeved cards makes the set too wide to store everything in the original game box, but if you take out the large token bin, everything else will fit. Taking out the large token bin means the monster and character tokens must be stored somewhere else. In the example picture below, these tokens are stored in some of the card trays.

The Base Game Sleeved Card Storage Set consists of 5 small card trays,  2 large card trays, 2 small token bins, 3 medium token bins and 1 velvet bag. The base of each card holder is rounded over making it easier to return cards to the bottom of the deck. The inside of the small and medium token bins are curved making it easier to pick up tokens. (This item is available at the $62 pledge level.)

Sleeved Card Option #2: Storing the game and expansion in the game boxes.

Adding the expansion makes the stacks of Mythos and Adventure cards too tall to fit in the trays, so this set adds the card tray extensions (scroll down to Card Tray Extensions for more information) along with a special long storage bin to hold all of the monster tokens. Most of the game is stored in the base game box, while the tray extensions, extra cards, long token bin and tokens are stored in the expansion box as shown below. The Long Bin Sleeved Card Storage Set consists of 5 small card trays, 1 small card tray extension, 2 large card trays, 1 large card tray extension,  2 small token bins, 3 medium token bins, 1 long token bin and 1 velvet bag. The base of each card holder is rounded over making it easier to return cards to the bottom of the deck. The inside of the small and medium token bins are curved making it easier to pick up tokens. (This item is available at the $74 pledge level.)

The Long Bin Sleeved Card Storage Set with a standard dice tray (as shown in the following picture) is available at the $116 pledge level.

The Long Bin Sleeved Card Storage Set with a deluxe dice tray/storage box is available at the $141 pledge level.

Sleeved Card Option #3: Storing the game and expansion in a Dice Tray and expansion box.

The standard sleeved card storage set (shown below) consists of 5 small card trays, 1 small card tray extension, 2 large card trays, 1 large card tray extension, 2 small token bins, 3 medium token bins, 1 large token bin and 1 velvet bag. The base of each card holder is rounded over making it easier to return cards to the bottom of the deck. The inside of the small and medium token bins are curved making it easier to pick up tokens.(This item is available at the $72 pledge level.)

The base set and most of the expansion will fit in the dice trays and combination dice tray/storage boxes shown above while the tray extensions and extra Adventure and Mythos cards (from the expansion) are stored in the expansion box.

Here is what it looks like when the base game and expansion with sleeved cards are stored in a dice tray and expansion box:

The sleeved card storage set with a deluxe dice tray/storage box (with laser cut graphic) is available at the $139 pledge level.

You can also get the sleeved card storage set with a limited edition Kickstarter exclusive deluxe dice tray/storage box made of oak and personalized with your name at the $202 pledge level. (Note: You can choose which storage set you will get at this level. You can choose the Sleeved Card set, the Standard (unsleeved) Card set or the Long Bin Sleeved Card set. Please contact me if you have any questions.)

Card Tray Extensions:

These extensions slide into place on their corresponding card trays using a lap joint. Once they are added to the card trays they are tall enough to hold all of the sleeved Adventure and Mythos cards from the base game and the expansion as shown below:

The Monster Bag:

Last but not least is a 5" by 6.5" velvet bag (with a custom monster graphic) from which you can draw your monster tokens or use it as a dice bag (This item is available at the $12 pledge level):

All the wooden parts are hand crafted, made from birch and poplar hardwoods, finished with your choice from a variety of stains and sealed with a clear finish. You may also choose to get them unfinished if you so desire.

I have added a couple of stretch goals to help protect your investment and enhance the visual appeal of these storage sets.

$5000 Goal - REACHED!

All of the card trays, token bins and dice trays/storage boxes will come with felt pads on the bottom to help protect them and whatever surface you set them on.

$15000 Goal

All of the card trays and token bins will have a graphic on the back representing it's contents. For example: a dagger for unique items, a book for spells, etc.

If this stretch reward is unlocked you will have the option to receive your storage set without these extra graphics if you so desire.

I made a rough preliminary drawing of what some of the graphics would look like.

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge with this project is getting the word out and connecting with the people who have the game. The market for this product may or may not be small, but I believe any product that saves people time has value, especially if it allows you to play more games!

Another risk is timing. Summer is almost over and a lot of people are getting ready to go back to school. Here's hoping they still find time to play some board games.

One other risk is shipping. Most everything being offered is made of wood and therefore has some weight to it. I am trying to keep the cost as low as I can but the rates are still high for international shipments. Please contact me if you would like to make a group buy and I will add an appropriate pledge level.

Thank you for your interest in my project, and anything you can do to spread the word is greatly appreciated.

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    One standard felt lined dice tray with a rubber sheet in the bottom to reduce noise (your choice of with or without the elder sign graphic.) The outside box dimension are approximately 11 3/4" x 11 3/4" x 2 3/4" high while the inside is 10 1/8" x 10 1/8" x 2 1/8" deep (large enough to hold the game box.) Free shipping in the US, +$28 for Canada, +$47 International.

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    The Base Game Sleeved Card Storage Set consists of 5 small card trays, 2 large card trays, 2 small token bins, 3 medium token bins and 1 velvet bag. (This set will hold the base game only!) Free shipping in the US, +$28 for Canada, +$47 International.

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