I am excited to bring forth The Dungeon's Keep, with our newest project of sleek wooden dice cases for your gaming needs. We, being my Dad, Fiancée and I have spent months designing these cases. Despite the trials are errors that have occurred along the way, together we've forged beautiful wooden cases including the exotic woods as you see here. Our dice cases can carry as few as a single set of RPG tabletop dice, clear up to thirty five dice in total! The larger sizes also include a rolling tray build into the lid, for your 'dungeon-ing' or 'pathfinding' convenience.
So why $8,000? We are currently in need of better tools to make the cases in a timely manner, with minimal waste. The CNC that made the boxes you see on this Kickstarter page had a lot of errors. Such as chipping off the corners and tabs, as well as little divots from bouncing router that took a ton of sanding time to remove. This goal will buy a brand new, commercial grade, CNC Machine. One which will not only be solely used for this project, yet also belong to us: as the one we currently use is being loaned to us. This new CNC will also provide us with the precision needed to make these cases even bigger, and badder, than we ever could before!
Extended Rolling tray add-on:
It has been a popular comment about the rolling trays being to shallow so we decided to make a add on to answer that comment. This add on adds a half inch to the height of the rolling tray. You can either use the same wood as the rest of your the case, or mix it up and add a cool band. This is available with all the woods listed in the available woods list. This was the classified add on but as a thank you we released it early, because we found another way to get the tool we need for it. As a example if you want a mage level 2 case with a rouge wood band, it would be $35 plus $18
Felt lining add-on:
We are offering felt lining in 39 different colors, the felt we are using is a high quality wool and rayon blend. This blend of felt is sturdy and thick, unlike your typical craft store felt which can shed and stretch out of shape. To add felt lining to your case just add $3 for a level 1, $5 for a level 2, and $7 for a level 3 to your total pledge.
I've broken down the different woods into tiers, or 'classes' referencing to those you might play while gaming.
All the currently available ones include those seen here:
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Special Spalted Red Oak Tier
Special Spalted Maple Tier
For starters, I have a local supplier where I can go and hand pick any of the lumber needed for the cases. Next up is getting the rough cut lumber down to size with the planer, after that its onto the CNC table where the rough shape of each box is cut out. Once the CNC is done lots of hand sanding takes place, this smooths the wood to almost perfection and removes any burn marks left by the CNC. All cases get a quick run over on the router table to add a bit of detail to the edges, then depending on the case some will be 'magically' electrified. Finally it's time for magnets to hold the case together, a bit of oiling and polishing then the cases are completed. The oil will help to make the wood water resistant, stabilize and protect the cases, and not to mention it also brings out the beautiful color and grain pattern in each wood.
Arcane Class Cases:
The lightning effect on some cases, is actually made by quite literally electrifying the top of the cases. Each lightning, or 'Arcane' case will be completely unique due to the type of wood and the natural path the current decides to flow. See the video below on the 'shocking' process, watch as we put 2000 plus volts through the surface of wood leaving electrifying patterns that are sure to impress.
Mild seizure warning!
Watch at own risk if you are sensitive to sudden bright flashes.
Do not try this at home! This is done in a controlled environment by a professional, with many fail safes in place to avoid injury!
Pyrography decorated add on:
My fiance came up with this awesome idea, with it we can extend the options for a more personalized dice case. We are currently offering a only select few simply designs for each Level (Size) of case. If all goes well, we will be looking to add some more designs.
Pricing for this add on is $15 for a small, $20 for a medium and $25 for large added to your total pledge.
We are starting off offering our cases in fifteen different woods, with our stretch goals we hope to reach twenty nine woods total! We can't wait to show you how big of an effect even one of the unlock-able add-on options are going to make! Each one will completely take the project to a whole new level.
On another note, the' classified' add-on option unlocks at $11,000 (This will literally take the cases up a level) So keep checking back for updates and news, because this will be a limited tier and you won't want to miss out on it!
Ordering more than one case:
If you would like to order more than one case simply add the needed amount, or amounts to your total pledge. If you wish to order a limited case select it as your main pledge, then add the amount for any additional cases.
Mage level 3 case large, Plus Fighter Level 2 case medium, would mean a pledge of $70 total plus shipping.
Selecting your wood type from your class tier:
You will be able to select your wood or woods, in an email survey after the Kickstarter is successfully funded!
Risks and challenges
The Challenges and The Risks: (Not the dungeon boss kind)
Our overall operation is very low risk, we've taken plenty of precautions when it comes to safety in our work. I have also allowed extra time for each individual project just in case. Thanks to my Dad and Fiancee, I have lots of extra hands on stand by in case I need them. We are all willing to work day in-day out to get the job done if need be. Another example of a risk we could face is a tool we need for production failing on us. Luckily, you need not worry! We won't be down for long, I have lots of extra parts for tools and a repair shop near by if needed.
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