Following the success of my recent Kickstarter Project (Custom Tile Set for Terraforming Mars), I purchased a CNC CO2 Laser Cutter to produce new game accessories.
After weeks of designing and testing, I can now offer three different universal card stands: a Wide Stand, a Straight Stand and a Deck Stand. Most stands are made with acrylic glass and can be purchased in clear, black or a variety of neon colors (green, orange, blue or red). Some are made with wood. These Card Stands can be used for countless board games with normal and sleeved cards, offering you great flexibility. They are the perfect accessory to compliment your gaming experience.
The Straight Stand:
Price: 1 Credit. Dimensions 155 x 41 x 25mm (6.1 x 1.6 x 1 inch). 15 card slots.
The Deck Stand:
Price: 2 Credits. Dimensions 113 x 86 x 56mm ( 4.5 x 3.4 x 2.2 inches). Can store a card pile with about 36mm height sleeved and unsleeved cards with a maximum size up to 69 x 95mm (2.72 x 3.74 inches).
Sleeved and unsleeved Magic Card Decks in natural daylight:
The Wide Stand:
Price: 2 Credits. Dimensions 350 x 42 x 10mm (13.8 x 1.7 x 0.4 inches). Allows space for 10 cards without overlapping, or many more if they overlap.
The Theater Stand:
Price 6 Credits. This stand holds 4 x 4 cards all visible at once! Its only available made with wood. The material weight is about 0.5kg and primary the shipping makes this item to be a luxus version. The only way to buy it cheaper is to come to the game fair Essen und buy it without a need of shipping but if possible booking it in advance.
You can choose a color for each stand. The available colors are:
CLEAR, BLACK, NEON GREEN, NEON ORANGE, NEON BLUE and NEON RED
Some stands are made with wood.
More colors are planned as Stretch Goals later on.
Here are all 6 colors side by side:
The neon material is translucent which glows in normal daylight, and using a blacklight will enhance that effect. Here's a direct comparison between normal light and normal plus blacklight:
All stands will fit sleeved or unsleeved cards.
Please note the game cards pictured are for display purposes only and are not included in this project.
There are three different tiers with a different quantity of stands included. An Early Bird offer for each of these tiers will be made available for a limited quantity.
Allows you to order Stands with a total value of 6 Credits. For example you may order: four Straight Stands and one Wide Stand.
Allows you to order Stands with a total value of 12 Credits.
Allows you to order Stands with a total value of 24 Credits.
If you would like a higher quantity than the deluxe set offers, all you need to do is manually increase your pledged amount. In that case for every 6 Euro you get 1 more Credit.
If you are interested in reselling just send me a message.
Additional colors, new designs and wooden stands are planned as possible Stretch Goals if everything runs smoothly. Heres already a demo of wood Stands. The shape will be later on optimized to fit to that new material, color and look. After on I will add it as new Stretch Goal.
PICKUP AT THE BOARD GAME FAIR "SPIEL ESSEN 2019"
In October I will be at the Spiel fair in Essen and can offer a pickup of KS orders. You will be able to select this option in the Pledge Manager. As compensation for the paid KS delivery fee you will get free special items or additional card stands. I will finalise the details in September.
Risks and challenges
In preparation for this Kickstarter, I have already laser cut over one hundred game stands in various designs. This means that the three card stand styles I am offering went through rigorous user testing during the development process. All of the minor performance issues have already been fixed, and the cutting process now runs very well.
In order to achieve the highest production quality and to ensure I can meet the expected demand, I plan to limit this production run.
We will have an initial early bird batch, followed by a larger second production wave. After that, if the demand is very high I will also plan a third wave.
Please note, I have already started shipping my previous Kickstarter Project's Early Bird pledges within the planned time frame, and everything is running smoothly.
Production: I will manufacture all stands in my 3D printing lab here in Germany, near Munich.
Shipping delays: There is always the possibility of shipping delays. I try to minimize these delays by including enough leeway within the whole production timeline while maintaining the highest quality I can.
Shipping problems: If something gets lost or damaged during shipping, please contact me for replacement parts.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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