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$12,373
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by .

About this project

Document Wallet and Investigator's Notepaad
Document Wallet and Investigator's Notepaad

Welcome to our first Kickstarter.

Here at TYPE40 we have been designing and making high end, in-world artefacts from pop culture, movies, TV and games for over five years.

It’s hard but rewarding work and what keeps us going is cosmic horror and existential angst. I am sure you can relate. Our weekly game of Call of Cthulhu was the only thing keeping us sane!

It made perfect sense to combine the two. So we met with Chaosium late last year and discussed several projects, all of which excited us like a Shoggoth in a ball pit. We had so many ideas that it was hard to pick just one, but after some discussion we decided on the beautiful, handmade, leather document wallet you see right here on these pages.

Document wallet and dice
Document wallet and dice

We wanted to make something that our group could use to carry their books and character sheets, store a tablet, last for years and look great. It also had to have all the hallmarks of quality and high end craftsmanship that we put into every single item in the existing TYPE40 portfolio.

With the blessing of the Great Old Ones from Chaosium we came up with a folder that is functional, looks good but is even nicer to hold and use.

Embossed Chaosium logo
Embossed Chaosium logo

Not only that, but just for Kickstarter, we are making each folder with black press studs and yellow stitching, reminiscent of the document wallets used in the 1920s. We are calling them our Black and Gold series and they won’t be available after the Kickstarter campaign ends.

Vintage Black and Gold series detail
Vintage Black and Gold series detail

We chose the classic leaf and star design Elder signs for the embossing and we were pleased...

Elder sign - classic leaf design
Elder sign - classic leaf design

...for about ten minutes.

We needed something else, something amazing, special and unique. We couldn’t simply go to our first kickstarter with “just” a leather document wallet.

So...

It was time to “bump the lamp” , (it kind of means go the extra mile, check the link at the end of the page to find out more).

We chose to commission an original piece of art depicting Great Cthulhu to emboss on the folders and we hope you like it. We think it is amazing. It has been described as, “cool and creepy at the same time”, which we took as a compliment. It sounded like one.

Great Cthulhu embossing artwork - Seth Laster
Great Cthulhu embossing artwork - Seth Laster

So what we have produced is the highest quality gaming accessory that is functional, beautiful and unique. We are very happy with our new creation and think you will be too.

Great Cthulhu embossing - artist's impresssion
Great Cthulhu embossing - artist's impresssion

Of course, you can’t come to Kickstarter without a whole bunch of extras for people who decide to back us. So as a thank you to those who do give us their support, we have created a whole investigator’s kit for you.

So what do we have in store for you apart from the document wallet?

Own a Digital Copy of the beautiful Great Cthulhu embossing artwork designed by Seth Laster as seen above.

The Great Cthulhu artwork on a signed postcard.

Postcard artwork - front
Postcard artwork - front

 

Postcard artwork - rear
Postcard artwork - rear

 

A handmade leather key fob embossed with an Elder sign. Cut from the same leather as the document wallet. The key fob will match perfectly.

Embossed leather key fob
Embossed leather key fob

A limited edition, Elder sign, challenge coin.

The challenge coin will be made from steel, have raised detail and be antique gold in colour and sandblasted black finish. Giving a high contrast and textured feel.

Challenge Coin art work
Challenge Coin art work

An Elder sign embossed, black leather, investigator’s notepad.

Keeping your notes safe from prying eyes, no matter how many there might be.

Investigator's Notepad
Investigator's Notepad

Each pledge level will be strictly limited to a maximum of 100. This means that all of the extra items you get here on Kickstarter will never been seen again anywhere else.

But can we deliver?

Yes, yes we can. This is our job and we work on projects like this full time, all the time. It’s just what we do.  

Stan Lee receiving his custom shield
Stan Lee receiving his custom shield

We have had the pleasure of making high end replicas and props for fans,enthusiasts and celebrities for over five years including Stan Lee and Chris Hemsworth.

Chris Hemsworth receiving his custom Mjolnir
Chris Hemsworth receiving his custom Mjolnir

We love what we do and we live for Call of Cthulhu. We put our hearts into everything we make and feel the stars are right for us to bring the ideas we have for CoC to life and make some spectacular in-world artefacts for gamers like us. 

We have brought this one to Kickstarter for a variety of reasons. To learn all about the platform, to reach a new audience, one who appreciates Call of Cthulhu in particular and last, but not least, to show you that we can do it, because we already have future Kickstarters planned if this one goes well.

We plan on creating some spectacular in-world artefacts that will enhance you gaming experience, be useful and look great displayed. What we want to do is utter madness but we can’t do it without you.

Definitely not a posed photo, definitely a legitimate game of CoC
Definitely not a posed photo, definitely a legitimate game of CoC

We have a clearly defined schedule, based on previous experience and excellent relationships with our material suppliers.

Kickstarter Schedule
Kickstarter Schedule

What happens next?

We are ready to go. We have the prototypes made, the patterns for the leather, the test molds for the coins, the artwork is done and all the design work is finished. All we need is your support.

Bump The Lamp - have a look , it really is worth a watch of the video.

Shipping

Worldwide Shipping
Worldwide Shipping

All shipping costs will be calculated and added to your pledge after the campaign is successful. We will be shipping worldwide and have estimated amount to give some indication so there are no horrible surprises.

Estimated Shipping Costs
Estimated Shipping Costs

 Call of Cthulhu and Chaosium

A huge thank you has to go to the team at Chaosium for their support and help in bringing this first Kickstarter to you. May your pushed rolls always be successful and your sanity stay intact.

Call of Cthulhu is a Registered Trademark of Chaosium Inc., and is used with their permission www.chaosium.com

The names, descriptions, and depictions applied to this product are derived from works copyrighted by and include trademarks owned by Chaosium Inc., and may not be used or resued without its permission.

Risks and challenges

We understand that every project comes with risk and we have already made steps to mitigate them where possible.

Risks we have already identified include:

Material supply.

Although the supply or leather is reliable, there can be issues around quantity. It is possible that an overly successful campaign would create the need for higher volumes of leather required from suppliers than normal. This would put a strain on supply and thus a strain on production. The consequence would be a delayed delivery schedule. However, we would know about that well in advance of the beginning of production and be able to communicate that to backers.

Production time.

Each of these folders is made by hand. One at a time. They are not mass produced and thus take a set amount of time to make each one. That time cannot be effectively reduced without compromising quality, which is not an option. Again, an overly successful campaign may put stress upon production. This can be managed internally here at TYPE40. We have specifically put aside time in our work week to dedicate to this kickstarter if it should be successful.

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    Believer

    Show your support for Great Cthulhu by donating to the cause.
    Ia Ia Fhtagn!

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    To Sleep, Perchance to Dream

    Receive the blessing of Great Cthulhu in the form of his image.
    A signed postcard with the Cthulhu artwork emblazoned on it will wing its way to you.

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    Keeper of the Key

    Protect yourself and your keys from the Great Old Ones with this beautiful, Elder Sign embossed key fob.

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    Receive a signed postcard with the Cthulhu artwork emblazoned on it, along with a digital copy of the artwork.

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    Member of The Family

    Join the TYPE40 family and carry your challenge coin with you at all times. You never know when you will be asked to show it. Will you be ready?

    Receive the Limited Edition Challenge Coin an Elder Sign Embossed Key Fob, a Signed Postcard with the Cthulhu artwork emblazoned on it and a digital copy of the Cthulhu artwork.

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    Investigator

    Collect your dark scrawlings on this Elder Sign embossed, leather investigator's notepad.
    It may save your characters life!

    Receive the Elder Sign Embossed Investigator's Notepad, Limited Edition Challenge Coin an Elder Sign Embossed Key Fob, a Signed Postcard with the Cthulhu artwork emblazoned on it and a digital copy of the Cthulhu artwork.

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    • Elder Sign Embossed Key Fob
    • Signed Postcard with the Cthulhu artwork
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    Keeper of the Knowledge

    A leather document wallet worthy of your most closely guarded secrets, your favourite character or a powerful ritual.

    Choose one of three stunning motifs to be embossed on your wallet.

    -The classic leaf Elder Sign
    -The powerful star Elder Sign
    -Great Cthulhu Himself

    Receive the Leather Document Wallet – Embossed, Elder Sign Embossed Investigator's Notepad, Limited Edition Challenge Coin an Elder Sign Embossed Key Fob, a Signed Postcard with the Cthulhu artwork emblazoned on it and a digital copy of the Cthulhu artwork.

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    • Elder Sign Embossed Investigator's Notepad
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    Restricted Section

    Not for the faint hearted.
    Find yourself in possession of three beautiful leather document wallets.
    One embossed with the star Elder sign, one embossed with the classic leaf Elder Sign and one embossed with the Cthulhu artwork specially designed for this campaign.

    Share with your fellow investigators or jealously guard them and what they contain. The choice is yours.

    Receive 3x Leather Document Wallets – Embossed, 3x Elder Sign Embossed Investigator's Notepads, 3x Limited Edition Challenge Coins, 3x Elder Sign Embossed Key Fobs, 3x Signed Postcards with the Cthulhu artwork emblazoned on it and 3x digital copies of the Cthulhu artwork.

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    Cult Leader

    Have your own custom designed leather document wallet.

    The design team at TYPE40 will work with you to create a unique piece of art to emboss a one of a kind leather document wallet.

    We will collaborate with you and involve you along the way in the process of creating something no one else on this planet will have.

    You will be shown how the artwork is put together, the embossing irons created and the leather wallet handmade. All via personalised messages and updates.

    Join the TYPE40 team and help us make something unique.

    Receive a unique Leather Document Wallet – Embossed, Elder Sign Embossed Investigator's Notepad, Limited Edition Challenge Coin, an Elder Sign Embossed Key Fob, a Signed Postcard with the Cthulhu artwork emblazoned on it and a digital copy of the Cthulhu artwork.

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    • Elder Sign Challenge Coin
    • Elder Sign Embossed Key Fob
    • Signed Postcard with the Cthulhu artwork
    • Digital copy of the Cthulhu artwork.
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    Keeper of the Knowledge - Early Bird

    A leather document wallet worthy of your most closely guarded secrets, your favourite character or a powerful ritual.

    Choose one of three stunning motifs to be embossed on your wallet.

    -The classic leaf Elder Sign
    -The powerful star Elder Sign
    -Great Cthulhu Himself

    Receive the Leather Document Wallet – Embossed, Elder Sign Embossed Investigator's Notepad, Limited Edition Challenge Coin an Elder Sign Embossed Key Fob, a Signed Postcard with the Cthulhu artwork emblazoned on it and a digital copy of the Cthulhu artwork.

    Note: Shipping will be calculated when item is ready for shipment.

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    • Elder Sign Embossed Investigator's Notepad
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    • Signed Postcard with the Cthulhu artwork
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