Foam Box Inserts for Netrunner, LCG's
Functionally-designed foam trays that drop into your existing LCG boxes for versatile and attractive storage.
The purpose of this project is to provide the necessary funds to order a production run of foam inserts for popular LCG's (Living Card Games). Materials have to be bought in bulk quantities, and production runs have to create enough pieces to cover costs. Crowd-funding using Kickstarter will allow me get the ball rolling and get these products out to you, the gamers, but we need your help!
Living Card Games, or "LCGs" are gaining massive amounts of fans all over the world, with Netrunner being the current star. With their popularity comes legions of gamers that enthusiastically collect hundreds of cards to support their hobby. This leaves them with boxes and boxes of cards to deal with - many players put their cards in binders, deck boxes, card boxes, or any number of creative storage solutions. My preference is to use the beautifully decorated and thematic boxes you already buy from the LCG publisher to store my cards, but this can often be tricky and require lots of work by hand. Enter our inserts...
Now, for about the price of a generic white card box, you can get a polyurethane foam insert designed to drop into your existing Netrunner Core Set, or Netrunner Deluxe Expansion box (and more games will be offered via stretch goals!).
Our Core Set Insert can store 1,000 or more cards, sleeves included, and also has trays in the center for your extra tokens, dice, counters, spare sleeves or whatever else you use when you play! Also, with the Core Set Insert you can pluck out the foam for storage as you need it. This keeps your cards snug for storage or transportation as your collection expands.
The Deluxe Expansion Insert provides storage on a smaller scale, ideal for keeping just what you need to play. This insert has two places for decks - one for your Corp deck, and one for your Runner deck. And if you want, you can pluck out the two triangular storage bays for more counters, dice, etc.
All inserts are made of polyurethane foam that is glued to a foam base pad. This base pad offers additional stability for the insert, and keeps the trays from letting cards and pieces escape under the insert itself. These are high quality products that look and work great!
A Note About Prototypes
Everything that has been shown on this Kickstarter has been a prototype of the finished product. The inserts we ship you will differ slightly from the inserts in the pictures:
- The foam will be a darker "Charcoal" color, and higher quality.
- Each insert will consist of two pieces glued together; one thick piece that has the cutouts for the bays, and one thin "Base Pad" that is more rigid. The insert will be glued to this Base Pad to add structure to the insert, and keep cards and tokens from escaping under the foam.
- The foam for the bays on all inserts will be nicked in place, and will need to be plucked out as you make room for cards and tokens. The prototypes did not have this feature.
Most avid LCG players and collectors will have all three available deluxe expansions by now, and the really hardcore bought three Core Sets along the way to make sure they had plenty of copies of the best cards. This is why we have set our pricing the way we have: buy packs of 3 Core Set Inserts or Deluxe Expansion Inserts and maximize the value you get, while minimizing the cost. Put those three Core Set Boxes you have in your closet to good use!
If the first two Netrunner Inserts get successfully funded, I plan to roll out inserts for additional games via stretch goals. This is subject to change, but since there are other Fantasy Flight LCG's that use the same format of Core Set boxes and Deluxe Expansion boxes, I plan to start with the Star Wars LCG and Lord of the Rings LCG, then Game of Thrones, and possibly the non FFG LCG, Doomtown. If your preferred LCG is on that list, please back this project and help the stretch goals become a reality!
- $1,500 Base Funding - Netrunner
- $3,000 Raised - Star Wars LCG
- $4,000 Raised - Lord of the Rings LCG
- $5,000 Raised - Game of Thrones LCG
- $6,000 Raised - Doomtown
Netrunner is a TM of R. Talsorian Games, Inc. Android is TM & ©2015 Fantasy Flight Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. Netrunner is licensed by Wizards of the Coast LLC. ©2015 Wizards.
Risks and challenges
-Production: The manufacturer I will be working with has experience using these materials, in this configuration for various industries and applications. This particular product will be new to them, but lies well within their competency and experience. They are also capable of scaling orders from small to large without difficulty, in the event significant interest is generated by this project.
-Timing/Fulfillment: Timing of production should not be an issue, but the timing associated with fulfillment could see delays. Depending on how many backers there are, I will likely be taking on fulfillment myself. This can be time-consuming, but the added control I will have over the process could also be a benefit to the backers. If there is sufficient interest in the project, however, it could become feasible to go to a large third party for fulfillment. A third party can probably fulfill orders faster than I can, so it will depend on the level of interest generated which option I am able to take.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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