SET-UP TIME (ST): The unnecessary time spent thumbing through the rule book, locating the starting pieces, opening all the baggies and dumping their contents, making piles for the pieces.
GAME TIME (GT): The amount of time to step away from the world and immerse yourself in a unique fun adventure.
CLEAN-UP TIME (CT): The time to gather all the bits, chits, cards and dice; the painstaking task of putting those, sometimes, hundreds of components into the, sadly, countless number of baggies we just got them out of. Or the dreaded, “Don’t worry guys, I’ll sort it all later.” We cringe at even the thought of such a cardinal sin.
Through years of experience as “Lean” consultants, working with fortune 100 & 500 companies throughout the world while also being avid gamers; we finally broke down and decided there had to be a more efficient way to get our favorite games to and from the table. So, with some creative design, lean principles, and support from our families and friends, we have brought our solution to this problem to each of you. With your help our dream can become a reality. We hope you will join us on this journey as we strive to increase the amount of time actually playing games during your precious game time.
One of the keys to success for this Kickstarter will be each and every one of you telling us what you would find most valuable on game night. What games are you playing which could really use a Daedalus ‘Quick Start’ insert? What accessories would make your experiences that much better?
One of the main reasons we decided to do a Kickstarter versus other more traditional options was so that we could have you contribute in some way to the design process. Your contributions may be purely financial, they may be through comments, suggestions or some other way. However it may be, we welcome and appreciate the input. Thank you so much for helping us make our dream a reality.
To ensure timely delivery, we are staggering pledge level delivery dates to mediate supply and demand. As the campaign continues we will add more and more pledge levels with extended, realistic, delivery dates. So, if you want your product in the next two months, please pledge now. If all pledges for the first shipping wave are field up, we apologize, but please do pledge at the next level and we will get you your product as soon as we can. Our goal is to give every backer the most realistic delivery date as possible.
Select the main insert pledge level you want. Please note, if you want us to assemble the insert for you (this option costs more) please pledge at that higher level, but if you would like to assemble the insert yourself please select the lower pledge level for that insert.
For those of you wanting to assemble these inserts yourself we will provide set-by-step videos showing how to assemble each insert and gaming accessory.
US Backer Example #1:
Sally wants an assembled Eclipse insert. She goes onto Kickstarter and pledges at the $60 assembled Eclipse insert tier. After looking at the other inserts, Sally decides that she also wants an assembled Le Havre insert ($25 add-on price) and a Caverna self-assembled insert ($16 add-on price). She adds up the total price of all the inserts she wants ($60 + $25 + $16) which comes to a total of $101. Sally goes onto her pledge and ups her pledge of $60 for the Eclipse insert to $101. At the end of the campaign Daedalus will send a Kickstarter survey to ask her what inserts she ordered.
US Backer Example #2:
Billy wants a self-assembled Eclipse insert and pledges $40 on the self-assembled Eclipse level. Later, Billy decides he would also like an assembled Le Havre insert ($25 add-on price). In order to do this, Billy goes back into his pledge and changes it from the self-assembled Eclipse insert to the assembled Le Havre Insert ($30 pledge level). Billy then adds both together ($30 for the assembled Le Havre insert and the $35 for the add on self-assembled Eclipse insert). The total comes to $65. At the end of the campaign Daedalus will send a Kickstarter survey to ask him what inserts he ordered.
International Backer Example #1:
Barney wants an assembled Eclipse insert. He sees though that assembled inserts are not a possibility overseas so he chooses the self-assembled eclipse insert at the $40 pledge level. Barney then decides that he would also like a Merchant of Venus self-assembled insert so he adds $30 (add-on price) to her Eclipse pledge level for a total of $70. Since he is an international backer, Barney adds $20 for shipping for a grand total of $90. At the end of the campaign Daedalus will send a Kickstarter survey to ask her what inserts he ordered.
Shipping: International shipping is a one time $20 additional cost.
*Daedalus Productions inc is a third-party insert and accessories designer for hobby tabletop games. All product names are trademarks of their respective owners, which have no way association or affiliation with Daedalus Productions Inc.
Stretch Goals to be announced upon funding!
*All designs are subject to be improved, though each backer will be make aware of any design alterations.
Lastly, thank you all so much for your support. Please help us by spreading the word.
Risks and challenges
Thankfully we really only have a few risks. As lean practitioners and consultants we do our best to always mitigate as much risk as possible. To do that we have tested each design, brought all production home, here in the US, so there won’t be any China to US shipping delays or customs (besides shipping to international backers). To ensure as close to on time delivery as possible, we are staggering pledge level delivery dates to mediate supply and demand. We have identified multiple raw material suppliers. We also have purchased new machinery to decrease the chances of having breakdowns or delays.
However, if our laser does go down for some unexpected reason we have a guarantee from the manufacturer that our warranty can get us any needed part within 2-3 business days. Again, to mitigate this risk we have purchased an industrial grade laser designed to withstand years of constant use and abuse.
Our main risk though is if we fail to add value to each of you. As a professional organization, we understand that the customer is who we are designing for, and if each of you are not satisfied with our products, we will have failed. To mitigate the largest, and most pressing risk, we have gained input from as many gamers as we can. We have showcased our product at a number of different events throughout the United States and gained feedback from many international gamers. Our final test will be with you, if you feel the same way we do, we will have overcome every risk and conquered every challenge. At Daedalus Productions our focus is singularly on each of you. Thank you all for helping us make our dream a reality.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter