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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Apr 24 2016

Chalice Champion (Canceled)

An attractive steel drink holder designed specifically for the tabletop gamer. Plus we're introducing the board game Clockwork Crypt.

Chalice Champion (Canceled)

An attractive steel drink holder designed specifically for the tabletop gamer. Plus we're introducing the board game Clockwork Crypt.

$2,798
pledged of $2,500pledged of $2,500 goal
44
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Apr 24 2016

About

 The Chalice Champion is a drink holder specifically designed so you can have drinks on the table, and not worry about ruining your games. If you’re like us, you spent a lot on your games, (my wife will tell you way too much), and your friends would feel awful if they ruined one. Not to mention, you probably wouldn't be really happy about it either. So we had this crazy idea. What if we designed a drink holder specifically for gamers?

 We really made these for ourselves, because every time we wanted to just play a game we were…

  • Getting out a bunch of tv trays, and arraigning them around our guests like an obstacle course

  • or asking our friends to place drinks around their feet on the floor

  • or trying some cheap, ugly, plastic drink holders that didn’t work well and wore out too soon

  • or having people place drinks on shelves or bookcases, sometimes out of reach

 We went through a lot of designs, and tested a lot of samples, before we came up with one that was simple, looked good, and really worked.

In this photo, the Chalice Champion has an amber hue. That's because the Silver Basilisk Skin textured surface reflects the lighting in your home, so it blends in with your decor.
In this photo, the Chalice Champion has an amber hue. That's because the Silver Basilisk Skin textured surface reflects the lighting in your home, so it blends in with your decor.

 At the 4, 6, and 8 Player levels, you'll get a physical copy of Clockwork Crypt, a graverobbing boardgame played on 8 (NOW 9) coasters in about a half an hour. You're graverobbers, trapped in an ancient series of tombs, trying to be the first to unlock two treasure chests by twisting and turning the crypts to find the right combination. Download the print-and-play below for free!

Click Here to Download the Print-and-Play Version
Click Here to Download the Print-and-Play Version

  At first, I really didn't think it would. Our rule at home has always been, “Game on table, drinks off table”. My wife and I sat down, opened up a brand new board game, and had our drinks right beside us for the first time in…. ever. And it worked great! At first I was nervous, but we quickly got used to it. Now we just leave them on the gaming table all the time. They look great, which was a requirement for my wife, and we no longer have to get out all the tv trays when we want to play a game, and put them up when we're done. That was a requirement for me.

I wish I had these decades ago.

I started bringing them with me to our friend's place on game night. We had the usual assortment of bottles, fast-food drinks, glasses, etc. It worked well, the gang liked them, and after a while we forgot they were there.

 Yes. We just leave them on the gaming table, but they stack nicely so they don't take up much room on the shelf. If you're like me, you need that room for more games, right? Here's 8 of them stacked together.

 No. The bottom ring has a slick rounded surface. It glides easily over the table surface when bumped, instead of tipping, which is by design.

  Here are the different reward levels. If you take advantage of our Kickstarter campaign, you'll get reduced shipping in the U.S., and that won't be offered again. So pledge now, right now, just do it!

 We can't do this ourselves. My name's Loren. It's just my wife, Ramona, and I, with some help from our friends. We don't have the resources to produce this ourselves, so we've turned to the gaming community for help. We need your help to make this happen.  

  We also need your gaming expertise. Clockwork Crypt is a boardgame for 2-4 adventures who become locked inside an ancient tomb and must fight monsters while rotating a series of crypts to unlock the treasure and save themselves. You can download the pdf for free below. It's only a few pages, and we really need your help playtesting it. We want the game to be as fun as possible, and the only way to get it there is with your help.

Click Here to Download the Print-and-Play Version
Click Here to Download the Print-and-Play Version

 YES! We know you're trusting us with your money. We get that. That's why we've got our ducks in a row as much as we could beforehand. We already have the Chalice Champion samples approved, tested, and ready to go into production. The manufacturer is already set up to drop ship directly to you. That's also why we didn't offer international shipping, because we wanted to make sure you got your product. We really want this to succeed, so if we do another Kickstarter, we'll already have fans who are happy they supported us in the past. We'll keep you updated every step of the way until you tell us to shut up already, and did I mention both the Chalice Champion and Clockwork Crypt are...

 Then you're wrong, but we offer a full 90-day money-back guarantee.

 Our company is called Thunder Valley Studios LLC. We're gamers, first and foremost. We've produced some print-on-demand games, and we're working on one we hope to bring to Kickstarter called Monkey Wrench, if we ever get it playtested enough. This is the first thing we've ever produced using Kickstarter, but we're listening to our fans, reading everything we can from those who have done it, and we already have our ducks in a row as far as the manufacturing, testing, and shipping goes. (At least, we think we do.) We're going to keep everyone updated as things progress, and we really appreciate all the help we've gotten so far. Gamers are the best! Last but not least. Thank you! Please let us know if you have any questions, thoughts, complaints, curses, or whatever.

Risks and challenges

Yes, this is the first thing we've produced on Kickstarter, and we know things can and do go wrong. That's why we already have the samples approved, playtested, and ready to go into production. The manufacturer is already set up to drop ship directly to you. That's also why we didn't offer international shipping, because we wanted to make sure everyone got their product quickly, and we just weren't set up to do that the right way. We will keep you updated every step of the way.

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    2 PLAYER - You'll get 2 Chalice Champions, plus any Stretch Goals unlocked during the campaign, and our extreme thanks! Plus you'll get your name in the Clockwork Crypt credits.

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    4 PLAYER - You'll get 4 Chalice Champions, plus any Stretch Goals unlocked during the campaign, and our extreme thanks! Plus you'll save $10 at this level. Plus, you'll get a physical copy of Clockwork Crypt. Plus you'll get your name in the Clockwork Crypt credits.

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    6 PLAYER - You'll get 6 Chalice Champions, plus any Stretch Goals unlocked during the campaign, and our extreme thanks! Plus you'll save $27 at this level. Plus, you'll get a physical copy of Clockwork Crypt. Plus you'll get your name in the Clockwork Crypt credits.

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    8 PLAYER - You'll get 8 Chalice Champions, plus any Stretch Goals unlocked during the campaign, and our extreme thanks! Plus you'll save $40 at this level. You could keep 4 and give 4 as a great gift at this level. Plus, you'll get a physical copy of Clockwork Crypt. Plus you'll get your name in the Clockwork Crypt credits.

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