Summary of available add-ons
1)Planner Notepads (99x210mm) Pack of 3 +£2, pack of 10 +£5 (see update #3)
2)Art Pack Set of pens, insert sheets and A2 project bag +£5 or free with pledges for 8/10 Battlepads (see update #4)
3)Grid Pack Selection of Squarehex grid pads +£10 (see update #2)
4)Hex Pack Selection of Squarehex hex pads +£10 (see update #2)
The purpose of this project is to fund a print run of A2 sized, pads deigned for tabletop gaming with 25/28mm scale miniatures. The sheets will be litho printed in 2 colours (a very light flat grey and a darker grey to add detailing). The pads will measure 594 x 420mm and will have a marked 1"grid giving 23 x 16 squares. The sheets will be printed right to the edge on all sides, making it easy to stick multiple sheets together for larger game maps. This will make them ideal for use with a wide variety of roleplaying and skirmish games. Each pad will have 12 sheets glued to a card back board.
Planner notepads are small (99x210mm) notepads that will be custom printed with a 16x23 grid and lines for notes. This makes them ideal for drawing Battlepad maps in small scale in preparation for a game. The Planner Notepads are available as add-ons for any backer pledging for 1 or more of the larger pads, with no extra UK postage to pay. Simply add £2 to your pledge for a pack of 3, or £5 for a pack of 10.
I've also created some extra rewards in case people only want the Planner Notepads on their own.
There are several stretch goals ready to add to the project which will enhance the pads, and add some nifty little extras to use with them.
£900 Paper Upgrade At this level the pads will be upgraded from 80gsm to 100gsm paper.
£1000 Sticker Sheets These will be A4 sheets of small, rectangular sticky labels printed to match the colour and texture of the pads. The stickers will make it much easier to stick two sheets together with a neat finish. Backers that pledge for 1 or 2 pads will get 1 sheet of stickers. Backers that pledge for 4 pads will get 2 sheets of stickers. And backers that pledge for 8 or 10 pads will get 4 sheets of stickers.
All pledge levels include UK delivery as standard. Overseas backers should read Update #1 before backing.
The Squarehex site has a wide range of square and hex mapping pads, along with a selection of games and accessories. For the duration of this camapaign the code kick8 will give a 10% discount at the checkout.
Risks and challenges
This is my eighth Kickstarter in just over a year. All my past projects were delivered on or ahead of schedule. My golden rule when running a Kickstarter Campaign is to only launch a new project after all the rewards from the previous campaign have been dispatched.
For this project, I will be using the same printing company as I did for my previous ones. My plan is to place the print order for the pads the same day the funds hit my account, and to be mailing the printed pads out to backers 4 weeks later. If the project is very successful (over 200 backers), I will clear several full days in my schedule, to ensure everything is mailed as quickly as possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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