The aim of this project is to fund a professional print run of Dungeon Desk Pads. The pads are designed as an aid to creating adventures for tabletop roleplaying games.
The sheets in the pads are A3-sized and feature a 34x34 6mm grid for mapping, flanked by two large columns for notes. Beneath the grid, are three smaller columns ideal for writing lists, tables or additional notes. Above the grid there is space for a title and byline and a key for multi-part maps. The key has a 6x4 grid of boxes which may be shaded to show how the map on the sheet relates to neighbouring maps on other sheets.
Like the rest of the Squarehex range, the sheets will be litho-printed in Pantone Cool Grey 5. The line weight of the grid lines is 0.2mm which, combined with the printing method and ink colour, give a much better result than is possible on sheets produced on an inkjet or laser printer. The pads have 24 sheets of 80gsm (now 120gsm) paper glued along the top edge to a card backboard.
There are several stretch goals ready and waiting for the campaign that will enhance the quality (and possibly the number if sheets if things really get going) of the pads.
Funding Goal: £500
£3000 +2 Sheets per pad (26 sheets per pad). LOCKED
£2200 Insert Sheets and Hex Stickers. UNLOCKED
£1800 Paper Upgraded to 120gsm Printspeed Stock. UNLOCKED
£1200 Paper Upgraded to 120gsm. UNLOCKED
£800 Paper Upgraded to 100gsm. UNLOCKED
These pads are going to be large flat items. To help protect in transit they will be packed in corrugated card mailers or boxes, depending on the quantity being sent. Overseas backers are limited to pledging for 3 pads, as this is the most that can be posted within the 2kg Airmail limit. Any overseas backer that would like to pledge for more than 3 pads, please send me a message and I will get a shipping quote. Some sample prices are given in Update #1 as a rough guide.
Risks and challenges
This is my 11th 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 2 weeks later.
If the project is very successful (over 200 backers), I will clear time 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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