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By Matthew New
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***Update1: A pledge manager will be available at the end of the campaign meaning that anyone who has committed to any one of the pledges will be able to buy whatever combination of boards and peripheries they wish***

***Update 2: Production prototypes video***
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCcc7IoT8E0


*** Looking for UK and US distributors***

Lap tables that hold character sheets for tabletop role playing games!

They're used for making everything neat and organized and keeping people from stealing your pencil and dice. They hold up to twenty character sheets that can be turned over like a book due to being kept in place with ultra strong neodymium magnets. They can be removed and changed around. There are trays to store and roll dice, or you can roll them on the main board.

When you're finished you put the lid on and everything is carried and stored safely until your next game.

They're made to set free your role playing games, making them more mobile and reducing setup and takedown time. They free up space on the games table and they even allow games to take place without a table. You can play on the sofa, in a hammock, on the lawn, in bed, around a camp fire. You can keep three in the back of the car to keep the kids occupied during long journeys.







We designed the OS Board
, it's for philistines, barbarians and the old school elite who only need a pencil, paper and dice to restore order to the realm. It has a lid to help you transport everything and a large A5 (or a Junior Letter pad for US/Can orders). It can be rotated to suit people who are left or right handed.








We designed the MN Board
, it's more compact, thinner and without a lid it is light enough to dual wield. It's ideal for the games master to keep several at home to lend out when people come over to play. It holds a mobile phone or other small device for using apps or linking over skype. Comes in left and right handed options and features as A7 Pad (or yellow stickies for US/Can orders).








We designed SF Board, it's a techy version that has Tablet and Mobile Phone dock for apps, browsers and skype games as well as a lid. If you like this product, it is still open to modification and feedback to make it better, please message our twitter account with suggestions. Comes with an A6 (or a 4.25” x 5.5” pad for US/Can orders) pad and available in left and right handed options.

 





We designed the GM Board
, it does lots, but not only does it do lots but you can customize how you use it so it does lots of what you want it to do. It has everything the others have and then a bit more, most notably the GM Tabs and the customized A5 Pad which opens out into an A4 spread. If you like this product it is still open to modification and feedback to make it better, please message our twitter account with suggestions.)

Note: Due to extensive backer feedback the GM Board has been modified. the A5 Pad has been removed. In its place there is a tray for miniatures, a smaller notepad and 4 areas for different coloured post-it notes/stickies. This seems a fairly unanimous upgrade in function. A Photo will feature here when final production prototype is available.






We are interested in your feedback and suggestions, please post on our twitter account your ideas and be assured we take them very seriously.

https://twitter.com/CharacTable



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Specification/Details:

Production: CNC machined to 0.2mm accuracy by Novacrylics Engineering, my family company run by me and my brother in Warwickshire, England. Magnets: Specially developed Chrome plated Neodymium-Iron-Boron magnets, losing only 1% of their strength per decade. These magnets are safe to use with electronic devices such as laptops, tablets and mobile phones.

Backer Security: Please read my profile and learn about what resources and experience I have behind me

Product Security: Patent Pending and Registered Design in major world markets.

Wood: High quality, sustainable, cavity free, FSC rated Birch Ply
Tablet and Phone Compatibility: Compatible with all known tablets. If you roll a critical fail on your choice of tablet and you got an oval one or something then thats too bad, but we tried nearly 30 different tablets and every one of them sat on it just fine. Phones wider than 70mm don't sit well on the MN and the SF but are fine on the GM.

GM Tabs: The GM tabs acting as a screen on the GM Board are made of cast PMMA with an mirco-etched finish allowing them to be drawn on with a normal pencil (is exactly the same as using a chalk board). Pencil marks can be removed with an eraser. In testing the tabs have been written and erased over 100 times with no effect to function, it is likely they can be used an unlimited number of times. In addition you can write on the tabs with a permanent marker which doesn't come off allowing hitpoint counters which stay in place even if you cross off and erase hitpoint ticks.

Pads are available cheaply. Links will be sent at the end of the kickstarter for the cheapest pads sourced. You can also search for

MN Headbound A7 plain memo paper pad (UK) Stickies (US)

OS
Headbound A5 plain memo paper pad (UK)
Perfect Impressions Note Memo Pad 5.5” x 8.5” (US)

SF and GM
Headbound A6 plain memo paper pad (UK)
Perfect Impressions Note Memo Pad 4.25” x 5.5” (US)



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Pledge Map
£1,800 ***Unlocked***
MN Board pledges fulfilled at reduced RRP cost of £30 (or 4 for £100)
OS Board pledges fulfilled at reduced RRP cost of £40 (or 3 for £100)
Custom Board pledges fulfilled at £350 (limited number)

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£2,000 ***Unlocked***
Thicker felt(Free Upgrade)Used on all of the pledges (unlocked)

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£2,200 ***Unlocked***
Latex feet(free upgrade)Added to all of the pledges

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£2,400 ***Unlocked***
Papermate Pencil and Eraser(free upgrade)Added to all pledges

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£2,800 ***Unlocked***
SF Board pledges fulfilled at reduced RRP cost of £45 (or 3 for £115)

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£5,400 ***Unlocked***
GM Board pledges added and fulfilled at reduced RRP cost of £80

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Stretch goals added 20th Jan 2018Note: This has been much more popular than we anticipated! Sorry for lack of pictures on the upgrades below, we will post pictures when we have them!-
£6,000 ***Unlocked***

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£6,000 ***Unlocked***
OS Paper Size Modified for N.American Market(Free Upgrade to US/Canadian orders)The OS modified to fit widely available standard US paper, Junior Letter size pads. This will change the size very slightly. All OS orders sent to N.American will automatically be shipped modified (so no need to change your order) but will not contain a pad, though these are available cheaply on Amazon. Orders sent elsewhere will remain A sized.

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£7,000 ***Unlocked***
Lefties(Free Upgrade to anyone who selects left handed pledges)Left Handed Versions of all models unlocked by the end of the kickstarter (if left handed versions are necessary for any particular model)

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£9,000 ***Unlocked***
US/Canadian Standard Paper Size(Free Upgrade to US/Canadian orders)All CharacTables modified to fit widely available standard US paper, changing their dimensions slightly. All orders sent to N.American will automatically be shipped fitting US paper (no need to change your order). Orders delivered elsewhere will remain A sized.

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**Stretch Goals Added - 23rd Jan 2018**Note: We didn't expect to reach this point 6 days after the kickstarter begun! This was all the upgrades we were planning on offering! We didn't budget for being able to offer anything else for free, but we and we didn't have anything planned beyond this point, but we've worked non-stop for 3 days to get more unlock goals. We couldn't make all of them free, but I hope you like what we came up with. Photos and more information to come when prototypes are made.
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£12,000 ***Unlocked***
Velcro Book Strap (Paid Upgrade at £5 each) 50mm (2in) Velcro (TM) strap that wraps around all CharacTables allowing them to be bundled together with other CharacTables or allowing them to be bundled together and carried with a pile of rule books, pads, or other items. up to 20cm (8in) thick.

 

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£13,000 ***unlocked***
Elastomer Die Trays(Free Upgrade)Hard Wearing Elastomer Dice Trays. This second upgrade to the dice trays results in a hard wearing easily cleanable surface of charcoal coloured elastomer. Stays much cleaner than felt and is easier to clean with water if it does get dirty. More durable and entirely water proof allowing the die tray to be used as a cup holder too. Rolling is a little bit quieter than on felt and the dice seem to jiggle and bounce around a bit more when rolled as its a slightly springier surface. This goal will be applied to all unlocked CharacTable Boards and all boards.

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£14,000 ***Unlocked*** 
28mm Miniature Case (Paid Upgrade at £15 each) A case that contains chunky foam pieces (not pictured) that can be attached to the velcro strap. Carries up to four 28mm characters or the equivalent. A character, a mount and a familiar/animal companion could be stored in the case for example. This attaches to the velcro strap.

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£16,000 ***Unlocked***
Carry Case (Paid Upgrade at £30 each) A lid that features a carry handle allowing the CharacTable to be carried like a briefcase. Be aware that this makes the CharacTable around 7.5cm (3in) higher.

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£19,000 ***Unlocked***
Magnetic Side Tab (Free Upgrade) A white bar clamps character sheets to the main board and replaces the two button magnets. This allows for easier turnover of pages and prevents the individual magnets from being lost. It is made from the same material as the GM tabs and so allows a small area alongside the sheet for short term tracking of hitpoints, spells, temporary modifiers to saves/weapons etc. This can all be done alongside the character sheet next to the relevant stat/weapon/character instead of repeatedly writing on and erasing the character sheet. This goal will be applied to all CharacTables past and future.

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£20,000 ***unlocked***
Handle + 100mm (4in) Velcro (TM) Strap (Paid Upgrade at £14) A specially made 25mm birch ply handle on a 100mm velcro strap. Holds the Miniature case and many rule books.

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£22,000 ***Unlocked***
Cabinet Finish (Paid Upgrade) Two coats of high quality semi-gloss spray varnish.

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£24,000 ***Unlocked***
Fully Covered lid (Free Upgrade) All CharacTable boards that currently have lids are upgraded to feature a lid that covers the full surface of the CharacTable. This goal will be applied to all CharacTable orders past and future. We have had a lot of requests for this one, the reason this is so late in the pledge tree is because it requires much more wood, and stronger (more expensive) magnets to hold the bigger lid securely in place.

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£26,000
Mobile/Tablet Charger conduit (Free Upgrade)
A hole and modified board for the mobile phone charger cable to run to the phone and tablet docks allowing them to be used in portrait orientation while being charged (seen on the production prototypes video)

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£28,000
Acrylic Lids (Paid Upgrade). A variety of coloured and clear acrylic lids. Choose from black, white, clear, red, yellow, blue, green, pink, purple, orange. This lid will replace the wooden lid.

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£30,000
Custom Laser Etching (Paid Upgrade) 
Choose from a number of standard designs denoting character classes or other themed designs. More images to follow.


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£30,000
Named Laser Etching (Paid Upgrade)
Your name or a short message on the lid. Delayed delivery times may apply.

Risks and challenges

The security of the project is high due to the low capital required and because much of the infrastructure required for production is owned by Novacrylics already. The capital required is largely for tooling and materials.

Those backing the project from overseas may incur import duties, so factor this into your budget.

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