The aim of this project is to fund a print run of custom designed hardback notebooks for gamers. The notebooks will be A5 size (148.5mm x 210mm) with wiro-binding, thick recycled card covers, and 50 (NOW 60) sheets of custom printed paper.
The sheets in the notebooks will be litho-printed in grey (Pantone Cool Grey 5) on both sides. One side will have a 6mm grid, and the other side will have lines for notes. This will make them an ideal tool for writing game notes and ideas wherever you may be. The notebooks would also make perfect campaign diaries, in which players can collate maps and other essential notes as a game progresses.
In our last Kickstarter we printed A6 versions of these notebooks and they have been very well received by backers. The previous campaign had stretch goals to upgrade the cover material and paper thickness. For this campaign I'm going to include these upgrades as standard, so provided the campaign funds, the notebooks will be produced with the same paper and cover material as the smaller versions.
£2,000 Sticker Sheets
At £2,000 I will produce 2 A4 sticker sheets with several sections that may be used to enhance/personalize your notebooks. The sheets will include a contents sticker, dungeon map symbols, title panels, and a couple of large stickers with hexes that can be used to stick over a grid page in the notebooks. Backers pledging for 2 or 3 notebooks will get one set of stickers. Backers pledging for 5, 8 or 10 notebooks will get 2 sets. Backers pledging for a Box/Bag of Tricks reward will also get 2 sets. Extra sets of 2 sheets may be ordered at £1 per set.
At £2,500 I will produce a bookmark version of my Map Symbol card. The bookmark will be professionally printed and will have a section on the back for adding your own symbols/key. Backers pledging for 2 or 3 notebooks will get one bookmark. Backers pledging for 5, 8 or 10 notebooks will get 2 bookmarks. Backers pledging for a Box/Bag of Tricks reward will also get 2 bookmarks. Extra sets of 4 bookmarks may be ordered at £1 per set.
FREE UNLOCK Extra Pages
I'm now adding 10 extra sheets to every notebook so they will have 60 instead of 50.
Box/Bag of Tricks
These limited quantity rewards include 2 notebooks and a selection of useful stationery items housed in either a triple compartment pencil case, or a plastic pencil box. Extra notebooks may be added to these rewards at the cost of £3 each for UK backers, £5 each for EU backers and £7 each for backers in the Rest of the World. Full details of these rewards are given in Update #2.
These were a popular item from the last project. If you would like to add one or more of them to your reward the cost is: £1 for one, £2 for three, £3 for five, and £5 for ten. There is no additional postage to pay for add-on pencils sent with your notebooks.
The smaller A6 notebooks from the last campaign are due to be released for general sale at London's Dragonmeet convention on Saturday 6th December. After the convention they will be added to our website (www.squarehex.co.uk) for general sale.
Here's what the finished A6 Notebooks look like:
Risks and challenges
This is my tenth Kickstarter project. 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 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 3 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. If the project is phenomenally successful (over 1000 backers) then I will put additional resources in place as required.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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