About this project
The Zine Vault is a custom, high-quality, storage box for roleplaying game and other gaming fan zines. We looked everywhere for an off-the-shelf solution for storing and organizing our zine collections, but found nothing suitable. Our zines were falling off the shelf, scattered about the game room, and were in general disarray. After hearing others face similar problems, we began searching for a company that could produce these to our high standards.
The zine community is thriving and churning out content for a wide variety of games. Zines such as Crawl!, Crawljammer, Crawling Under a Broken Moon, Metals Gods of Ur-Haddad, The Manor, Black Powder / Black Magic, and more. These little works of art deserve a special place on your shelf. They deserve The Zine Vault.
The Zine Vault is made from high-quality, 60 pt chipboard and wrapped in kraft paper. The interior dimensions are 5.75" x 8.75" x 1.25". On average, you'll fit at least 6 zines in this box, depending on the page count of the zines. (Note: This box will not fit A5 sized paper. Keep this in mind if you're printing your own zines on this sized paper, rather than buying US Letter sized zines.)
These boxes are made in the U.S.A.
Not only will they store and organize your zine collection, but will serve equally well in transporting your dice, character sheets, small notebooks, pens, and other gaming items to conventions and local game stores. Plus, keep your dice from rolling onto the floor by rolling them into the box lid!
Regardless of what level you pledge, you will have the option of getting your box lids printed with fantasy artwork, or left blank for your own customization. We will release the sketches of the art during the campaign.
Here's the work-in-progress sketch Todd sent us. We can't wait to see the finished version!
We are also printing The Zine Vault logo on one spine. This artwork will be universal for all boxes with art.
We've tapped the incredible talent of Todd McGowan, an illustrator who's done the cover and interior artwork for our own successful products; Prayers of the Forgotten, The Treasure Vaults of Zadabad, and Black Powder / Black Magic.
If we exceed our funding goal, any money raised after that can go towards more art choices for the lids. You can mix and match the artwork that will be printed on the lids of the vaults in your pledge. For example, if you pledged for 4 boxes, you could choose 2 fantasy and two blank. Or, you could choose 1 fantasy, 1 sci-fi, 1 six-guns and sorcery, and 1 blank. If you choose blank, the lid AND the spine will not be printed. This applies to all pledge levels that include a box.
All pledge levels get a digital copy of the adventure The Vault of Pasha Kalthraga, and a printed version comes with the highest pledge level at $40. It will be available as an add-on to all other pledge levels.
This adventure is compatible with the world's oldest role-playing game.
An adversary turned ally reveals the secret of unlocking the vault of Pasha Kalthraga, a legendary dragon slayer. The hero is long dead, and his weapons, armor, and fortune wait for a worthy heir to claim them. It seems too good to be true.
As a supporter of this project, you have the opportunity to get our zine-sized products at a reduced cost. These will ship with the boxes you ordered, and the prices below include shipping.
Just add the extra fund to your pledge, and after the campaign is over we'll send you a backer survey in which you can inform us how to allocate your extra funding.
Risks and challenges
The manufacturer has given a solid estimate on production and shipping, and we've added a week to that for unexpected delays, either in manufacturing or delivery.
Todd has done art for us in the past, and he's already working on the fantasy art for the lid. If stretch goals are reached, he'll begin working on those pieces. We've added 4 weeks to the delivery date to allow him time get any last-minute art completed. We can't go to press without the art.
The free, short adventure is mostly written, and still needs to be edited and the maps drawn.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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