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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, December 16 2014 4:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

Over the last few years, I have been developing Battle Plates, and in doing so I've picked up a lot of tricks and tips on how to make your own gaming tiles.  I can safely say that I know more about making gaming tiles than the next ten GM's that you've ever met. 

I've distilled what I have learned into an ebook which will talk about different materials to make your gaming tiles with, tools and techniques that you will need, as well as a pattern you can print out to make your own Battle Plates compatible tiles.  I'm combining that with 9 corrugated plastic tiles that fit together beautifully, and will allow you to make tiles that will look like they were professionally made, without the professionally made price tag.

Also, these will be compatible with the current Acrylic Tiles, as well as future Battle Plates tiles, so when you want to upgrade, you won't have to toss out your old set.  (I personally have four different, and completely incompatible gaming tile sets. Don't let this be you! :-)

The multicolored DIY tiles with our prototype Battle Plates.
The multicolored DIY tiles with our prototype Battle Plates.

And, what would a kickstarter campaign be without t-shirts, so we came up with some of the most gamer-centric designs we could... 

I Love Unprotected Hex! (And you know you do too...)
I Love Unprotected Hex! (And you know you do too...)
"I don't always do it, but when I do, it's on the tabletop." - Most Interesting Gamer in the World
"I don't always do it, but when I do, it's on the tabletop." - Most Interesting Gamer in the World
Because there's a time for role play, and there's a time for ROLL play!
Because there's a time for role play, and there's a time for ROLL play!

We hope you like them.  We love them.  (Actually, we love them so much, {spoiler alert,} that's what a lot of our friends are getting for Christmas.)  

All of the t-shirts will be fulfilled by teelaunch.com, so you don't have to worry about whether or not the t-shirts will get made/delivered.  (Let the people who are good at doing something, do what they're good at... makes sense?  We thought so.)

Also, what are gamers without their dice bags... a friend of ours graciously decided to put up her hand-made scale mail dice bags in support of our kickstarter.  (She also has a store up on Etsy if you want to check it out now...)

For those that want to graduate from their crown royal bags.  (You know who you are.)
For those that want to graduate from their crown royal bags. (You know who you are.)

All of the proceeds from the kickstarter are going to updating and redesigning our website, such as adding an online shop, as well as get us one step closer to getting our injection molds so we can start producing our dual-sided square/hex tiles.  

Also, we'll be Kicking It Forward, http://kickingitforward.org (investing 5% of after production/delivery profits generated by the kickstarter in other crowdfunding projects,) because, let's be realistic, all of our extra money goes to go towards other crowdfunding projects anyways...

Thanks again for taking the time to check us out, and we look forward to delivering in December!

Errata

There was some questions about what was included, or what you needed to do, so I made a quick video to try and show you what was going on... (hopefully, it doesn't confuse matters more...:-)) 

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 Now, like I said in the video, you will be getting a SQUARE template.  (We haven't figured out how to limit the downloads/printouts of the hex pdf yet... but we are looking into it!  It's probably going to end up being one of the stretch goals, but right now, we're just concentrating on making sure the kickstarter funds, and everyone can get their early bird orders by Christmas...)

Here is a quick video that I made, not with the templates, but with Gaming Paper from www.gamingpaper.com for a friend of mine who was doing a scenario that took place on two docked ships.  (Hence the blue square grid.)  But it's the same basic process... I just didn't have to cut through the lamination.  

On a side note, gaming paper worked up really easily, I like working with it.  

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Risks and challenges

Well, there are always risks with third party vendors, however, teelaunch and kfn are reliable and we've limited the December deliveries to ensure that they won't be overloaded. As far as the kits are concerned, we have the kits in stock and they are ready to ship on the 16th.

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