LETS TALK TABLE TOP RPG
We love our RPGs. We think about creating new and exciting adventures. We cradle the books and create wondrous altars devoted to them. We travel to play and form lifelong friendships with others who also play. We tell tales of our greatest characters and most epic feats. We want immersion.
There have been lots of products made to help us achieve a deeper experience.
Those deep desires. The perfect gaming solution is elusive...
There has always been a disconnect. RPGs are paper products, essentially always apart from the tabletop aspect of the game, and most accessories are made from physical materials such as plastic and metal. The same people making one are not usually great at making the other. We have seen many solutions, some good, some bad, and many are very expensive. We need something new. Something that works. Something that anyone can take anywhere he goes... but, it has to be elegant and sleek, and it has to work. Something totally bacon.
WELCOME TO DUNGEON KEEP
It isn't a fancy name that inspires us, but in holding and touching wonderful things that we form deep connections. The Dungeon Keep RPG Set allows you to do the following:
- Build Your Environment Quickly
- Move What You Have Built Without Total Destruction
- Build On Any Generally Flat Surface
- Pack it up for Travel Easily
- Completely Describe What You Need It To Be
The Dungeon Keep RPG Set allows the GM to create a game environment that is portable, modular, and easy to use. Interlocking segments have been designed to keep your castle floor in place allowing the GM to add or subtract rooms easily. Doors, windows, portals, columns, and statues can be added to add effect and detail to the areas.
Any basic RPG building plans can be built. As the adventurers move through the structure, areas that have been skipped or left behind can be torn down and used to help build new areas. If the party goes back those areas can be quickly rebuilt again. The interlocking pieces allow you to slide your building over without it falling apart.
Another great factor is it's portability. Once broken down the entire kit easily fits in a tackle box. It is light-weight and easy to carry... ready to be set up once you reach your game spot.
I NEED YOUR HELP
Even though I am working with Daft Concepts on this project, I do not have a laser cutter. Please help me to get my own laser, and in the future I can bring more great products directly. Smaller commercial grade laser cutters cost around $6500 depending on size and options. We need to get to about $9,000 to get there. Thanks!./
All pieces are made from 1/8" Baltic birch. The wood etches beautifully with the laser and each line it creates .008" (200 microns) thick. It is very durable and the dovetail slotting construction provides some loose play, making non-standard shapes possible.
All pieces come completely cut out. You have to spend no time punching stuff together. There may be some short assembly, in regards to the stand ups. It's cheaper to ship them un-assembled.
WHAT IS THIS SET YOU SPEAK OF?
The Dungeon Keep RPG Set is broken into 6 parts. Any or all of these sets can be used together. You are absolutely not required to purchase more than you need. If you need a lot, then buy a lot. If you already like your wall setup then the Stand Up Accessories might be the only thing you need. If you need to describe the items inside the rooms than the Dungeon and Keep Token Sets are perfect for you.
This set is the heart of the system. Included are 174 pieces and everything you need to build one sizable floor or several smaller areas of a dungeon, castle, bar, outhouse, tower, ruins, or palace. Simply choose what you want to build and then build it. If all the pieces do not line up, fear not! Just simply overlap them. Not all connections need to be made perfectly. Remember speed is the key. No player likes to sit around waiting when she can be smashing an orc's face in with a morning star.
Every piece is marked every one inch with a tick. This means every standard straight piece is a tape measure of sorts. You can cross reference a horizontal piece and a vertical piece to determine a location. This makes requiring the use of grid papers obsolete.
These walls are great if you don't want or need an interlocking feature. They stand right up and and are beveled making angled areas east to create. These walls also have ticks at every inch making each one a measurement tool as well.
They are extremely quit to setup and move around and work great with the Stand Up Accessory Option below.
Regardless of where you are, at some point you needed to walk through a door. You saw where that door was and you went right through it. Well PC's need to know where doors are too. These stand ups help illustrate exactly where the doors, gates, windows, and magic portals are. Just place any of the stand ups in its base and place the base right on a wall section. BOOM! Perfect visual description. This is great way for a sneaky rogue to choose the exact window she wishes to enter from. Assassination secured.
These tokens are amazing visual descriptors of what is inside each room of your dungeon. There are two sets of tokens. The dungeon set is geared toward basements, dilapidated structures, ruins, and anything old or underground. This includes kobold furniture. The pieces are range in size from 6 inches square to one half inch square. They are cleanly cut and etched beautifully. The lines come together nicely as everything was designed in CAD. Just place the tokens where you want to see something and at once everyone know exactly what it is and where it is.
This token set is geared toward more refined structures such as palaces, nobles' residences, shops, and castles. Effectively everything above ground. This even includes bath tubs. The pieces are range in size from 6 inches square to one half inch square. They are cleanly cut and etched beautifully. The lines come together nicely as everything was designed in CAD. Just place the tokens where you want to see something and at once everyone know exactly what it is and where it is. There is some overlap between the sets, but not much. Some common items are just found all over.
If you want modular ships, this set is for you. The ships can form any number of configurations or sizes. If you choose the fleet option you can build one massive ship or four smaller ones. The interlocking ship can be placed on material, such as vinyl, and slid around the table forming awesome ship vs ship battles. Plenty of cannons and a few other accessories have been included as well.
This example set shows what you can do with the Walls, Stand Ups, Dungeon, and Keep Token sets. It is using about 85% of the Walls, 95% of the Keep Token Set, 95% of the Stand Up Set, and 50% of the Dungeon Token Set.
It's hard to exactly know what everyone will like. Luckily, the design effort in regards to laser cutting is flexible. If you want to see something, I can definitely design it and get it prototyped in a week or so. If more than a couple people request something I will be sure to add it in as an option.
Here are some things I am thinking of doing:
- Custom Laser Cut Box to Hold Your Bacon.
- New Token Designs: more torture devices, tables...
- New Wall Shapes: "S" Turns, Weird connection pieces...
With every set, choose one color. It's free or keep the natural look. We will stain both sides of the wood before cutting. This is a wood stain and not a paint. It is light in depth and allows the natural Baltic birch to show through.
The Dungeon Keep RPG Set is a highly portable, customizable, elegant, and cost effective way to add additional value to your gaming experience.
We know you have choices and we appreciate you taking the time to check out our new product. I have been taking it to GenCon for the past 5 years running games and it always helps. Even with the tight time frame I am always able to setup and break down quickly. The set has gone through many iterations, 18 to be exact. I wanted to ensure it was done right.
The proof is in the meticulous design. Here are images of each set so you know what exactly comes in each set.
Risks and challenges
I am working with Daft Concepts, LLC. for the production and delivery of the sets. They have run a few Kickstarters and always delivered a wonderful product in a reasonable time frame. I expect production to start within days of the project ending. The CAD files used to create the designs were build using high-end software and have already been tested by Daft. The funding will be used to buy the material needed. All work will be done in the USA and shipped from the USA. China is not involved.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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