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$1,087
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15
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, August 28 2014 5:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

Now! With Bigger and Better Rewards!!

Hi folks!
After a great starting day our project has slowed down, so Tom and I decided to up the ante! That's right, we're adding more items on to the rewards, although, we're not allowed to modify the rewards on the right side of the page. Still, here are the great items we're throwing in!

Get from 1 to 3 T-shrits and we'll also send you a set of our gaming bookmarks! On the front, these bookmarks have some of my artwork from the Lord of the Rings style map I drew of Silicon Valley.  The back has a list of important page numbers for the D&D Player's handbook version of your choice, 3.5, v4.0 or Pathfinder - your choice. The bookmarks are printed on heavy duty paper, hand-antiqued by me personally, laminated, and decorated with a ribbon. That's an $8.00 value we're throwing in free!

Bookmarks!
Bookmarks!

Get from 4 to 6 T-shirts and we'll not only add a set of four bookmarks, we'll also send you one of our 50 page RPG Adventure Journals! That's $18.00 in value thrown in!

Every campaign needs a chronicler and every chronicler needs a journal like this. Add the name of your quest to the cover and first page. Fill in the dates, G M, player and character names and the set up for your game. Keep track of your adventures with style and flair. There are even spaces for pictures and grids for maps so the adventure stays alive in your mind, just like the day it happened. Whether you play D & D, LARP or just love adventure of any kind. This journal is for you.

Get 7 to 9 T-shirts and you'll not only get the Bookmarks and the 50 page journal, but also a 100 page Gamer's journal! It's just like the 50 page journal, but twice as long for those epic adventures that keep on going! That's an extra $35 dollars in value!

Get 10 to 12 T-shirts and we'll throw in, The bookmarks, both journals and a hand-signed map of Silidor Valley! 

A Map of Silidor Valley
A Map of Silidor Valley

These LOTR style maps of Silicon Valley came from our first kickstarter last year and feature:

  • Rich four color printing
  •  High quality vellum paper
  • Matte finish
  •  18 by 24 inch size fits standard frames

That's an additional $60.00 value!

Now, back to our regularly scheduled project...

The Big Idea

So who's your alter ego? A ranger like Legolas with eyes like a hawk and a bow that never misses? A barbarian with bulging muscles and a walnut for brains? A silent rogue with a well-honed blade?

One of my favorite characters to play is called "The Wall" and was based on The Tick - dense of body and mind. His battle cry is : "Evil doer, you face The Wall." I've had tons of fun with The Wall, and he was my inspiration for my very first shirt, the barbarian. What can I say, once I started making shirts I was having so much fun I couldn't stop 'til I had come up with the full compliment.

So here they are, the RPG classes, each with their own shirt. And of course, I had to add one for my husband, the fabulous DM - wouldn't want him angry at me at game time...

The Shirts (In no particular order)

Barbarian: Can I kill 'em now...? How about now?  (Black T-shirt)
Barbarian: Can I kill 'em now...? How about now? (Black T-shirt)
Paladin: Righter of wrongs,  Defender of Justice, Saver of damsels, and all around (lawful) good guy.  (Stonewashed Blue T-shirt)
Paladin: Righter of wrongs, Defender of Justice, Saver of damsels, and all around (lawful) good guy. (Stonewashed Blue T-shirt)
DM = God: Behold my power  (Black T-shirt)
DM = God: Behold my power (Black T-shirt)
Wizard: If you can read this, you're in fireball range.  (Athletic Maroon T-shirt)
Wizard: If you can read this, you're in fireball range. (Athletic Maroon T-shirt)
Fighter: Fine. I'll take all the damage  (Athletic Heather T-shirt)
Fighter: Fine. I'll take all the damage (Athletic Heather T-shirt)
Rogue: Backstabbing. Because everyone needs a hobby.  (Black T-shirt)
Rogue: Backstabbing. Because everyone needs a hobby. (Black T-shirt)
Cleric: Don't make me smite you  (Ash Gray T-shirt)
Cleric: Don't make me smite you (Ash Gray T-shirt)
Ranger: If you can read this, you're in point blank range  (Stonewashed green T-shirt)
Ranger: If you can read this, you're in point blank range (Stonewashed green T-shirt)
Bard: Want to see my instrument?  (Natural T-shirt)
Bard: Want to see my instrument? (Natural T-shirt)
Monk: Talk to the Quivering Palm  (Black T-shirt)
Monk: Talk to the Quivering Palm (Black T-shirt)
Druid: Walking on the wild side  (Light Sand T-shirt)
Druid: Walking on the wild side (Light Sand T-shirt)
Sorcerer: Books? I don't need no stinking books.  (Navy T-shirt)
Sorcerer: Books? I don't need no stinking books. (Navy T-shirt)

A Little History

In many ways, the T-shirts were the start of it all. Tom and I have been playing D&D for many many years and would often come up with great shirt ideas at the gaming/kitchen table. Since I'm also an artist, I started playing with designs and eventually put my work up on Cafepress. It was fun to see my work selling to people across the globe.  That led to other ideas - our maps of modern cities done in Lord of the Rings style, our Adventure Journals, and to starting our own business, Urban Realms, which you can visit at www.urbanrealms.com.

Our map of Silicon/Silidor Valley was our first Kickstarter, last fall. We made 237 percent of our goal and landed a commission for a hand-drawn map of Columbus, Ohio! Columbus is finished and will be coming to Kickstarter soon.

Silicon/Silidor Valley Map
Silicon/Silidor Valley Map

Our second campaign was for our Adventure Journals and went great as well! We made 232% of our goal and sent journals to countries around the world.

Adventure Journals
Adventure Journals

We've had a fabulous time and met lots of great backers! So why stop there when there are so many great RPG ideas to explore?

Our Goal

Now we are ratcheting up our game and taking it to con...specifically Pacificon in September. That is where you and this Kickstarter campaign come in. You'll not only get great shirts for you and your fellow players, but help us bring high fashion to the gamers of California and beyond. How cool is that!?!

Like I said, these shirts are actually up now on Cafepress. You can find these, and tons more that came from our silly gamer brains at http://www.cafepress.com/danddtees. So if you just can't wait until the end of the Kickstarter to get your shirt, if you're looking for a different shirt style, or you have your heart set on a different color, go for it. But cafepress takes the lion's share of the price. (And a very large lion it is.) So, while Cafepress was a great place to get started, we're planning on having the shirts printed through Spitfire Advertising, a full service promotional marketing agency. A local company with a solid history,  great people and much more affordable prices!

Your backing will pay for setting up the artwork, at least 36 shirts of each design, packaging, shipping - to us and to you - taxes, fees, and all those other pesky little expenses that arise with a project of this size.

So pick your shirt and spread the word to your fellow adventurers, or better yet, chip in together and get shirts for the whole party. The prices go down the more shirts you get!

The Nitty Gritty

Let's talk sizes and fabrics and such.

Description of tees:

  • Heavyweight 6.1-ounce, 100% soft spun cotton
  • 1x1 rib knit collar
  • Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
  • Coverseamed neck
  • Double-needle sleeves and hem
  • Ash is 98/2 cotton/poly
  • Athletic Heather is 90/10 cotton/poly

Size charts:

Chest: measured across chest one inch below armhole when laid flat.

Sleeve Length from Center Back: measured from CB neck to shoulder point to finished sleeve hem.

Body Length at Back: measured from the high point of shoulder from the back.

Please be aware that the shirt colors might vary a bit from the computer image depending on your monitor.

ADD ONS

"But," you say, "I'm only getting one shirt but I'd love a journal. Can I get one?"

Ah, yes, we're glad to offer rewards from our previous Kickstarters as add-ons at special rates.

Here are our fabulous rewards available to add on:


1.) 50 page Adventure Journal $10.00 per journal 

Our Adventure: A Gamer's Journal
Our Adventure: A Gamer's Journal

Gamers who play Dungeons and Dragons, or any role playing game will love this journal designed just for them. Every campaign needs a chronicler and every chronicler needs a journal like this. Add the name of your quest to the cover and first page. Fill in the dates, G M, player and character names and the set up for your game. Keep track of your adventures with style and flair. There are even spaces for pictures and grids for maps so the adventure stays alive in your mind, just like the day it happened. Whether you play D & D, LARP or just love adventure of any kind. This journal is for you.

2.) ConGAMES Journal $10.00 per journal

CONgames Journal
CONgames Journal

No gaming convention is complete without a Convention Game Journal - CONgame. Keep track of 11 RPGs and 10 board games. Write the name of the convention or conventions on the front. Keep track of:

  • What games you played
  • Game system
  • Pros and Cons
  • How you'd rate the game
  • The DM and their contact info
  • Your character
  • Other characters, players and their contact info
  • take game notes with spots for sketches and grids for maps.
  • Space for 10 boardgames

Don't leave home without one!

3.)  100 page Gamer's Journal $17.00 per journal 

A Gamer's Journal
A Gamer's Journal

Gamers who play Dungeons and Dragons, or any role playing game will love this journal designed just for them. Every campaign needs a chronicler and every chronicler needs a journal like this. Add the name of your quest to the cover and first page. Fill in the dates, G M, player and character names and the set up for your game. Keep track of your adventures with style and flair. There are even spaces for pictures and grids for maps so the adventure stays alive in your mind, just like the day it happened. Whether you play D & D, LARP or just love adventure of any kind. This journal is for you.

4.) Map of Silidor Valley $25 per map

A Map of Silidor Valley
A Map of Silidor Valley

 How well do you know Silicon Valley? It’s our home and we love it here. Sure there are traffic jams and high real-estate prices, there are meetings and malfunctioning tech, there’s smog and pollution, but the beauty and magic of this realm are only as far away as your imagination.

  • Rich four color printing
  • High quality vellum paper
  • Matte finish
  • 18 by 24 inch size fits standard frames

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk is that you won't click!

Well, as I mentioned, these shirts are already up for sale on Cafepress so the work on the designs is already done.

The company that will be printing the shirts is well established and actually does shirts for some of the Bay Area sports teams. They're pros!

So other than shipping delays, or unforeseen circumstances, the risks are few and far between.

For each of our last two Kickstarters, we had all the rewards out within two months. (Except for the hand-drawn map of Columbus, Ohio - what can I say, you can't rush perfection.) I expect this project will be the same - quick turnaround and no hassles!

If only life were always so easy!

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    Eternal Gratitude: Plus images to download and turn into a screen saver of Silidor Valley. We will give you a code to download the files directly to your computer and directions on how to point your screensaver at them.

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    On Your Mark, Get Set, Go: A set of four bookmarks - close-ups of our Silidor Valley map on heavy duty paper, hand antiqued by Catherine, laminated, and decorated with a ribbon. The back has a list of important page numbers for the D&D Player's handbook version of your choice, 3.5, v4.0 or Pathfinder. Also included are images to download and turn into a screen saver of Silidor Valley.

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