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Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
MAGNETIC INTERCHANGEABLE ENGRAVED TAGS JUST GOT UNLOCKED!!!!!
DETAILS FURTHER DOWN THE PAGE
There will be a special box which will be the ONLY "3D-5B" made. It will be my official Boffin's Backers Beneficial Battle Box. Every donation from $1 to $1000 will get your name engraved on my show-piece box I take to conventions, game stores, game nights, and my own Pathfinder and Shadowrun games. Help me make my goal and your name will forever rest near and dear to my dice.
Thank you for your support!
Twitter: @3xoterricDesign for updates and future project announcements
The more we raise, the more we can offer you!
100 tweets/retweets of #gaming3D4Bstyle - MICRO-SUEDE LINING
$5,500 - INTERCHANGEABLE NAME TAG
Personal shouldn't have to mean permanent. As much as we love our characters - sometimes we have to say goodbye. Whether it's retirement in glory or squished in the beginnings of your journey, characters come and go.
This item allows the engrave-able name space on every 4B to be replaced with a magnetic name tag that can be retired, squished, and renewed along with your character! I'll throw in a hardwood poker made from my scraps to help pop tags out.
LAST MINUTE UPDATE
MAG TAGS JUST GOT UNLOCKED!!!
This upgrade will be an additional $5 to the engraving cost and additional tags you want engraved will be an extra $5 each. For now, the limit is 5 mag tags but you can always order more later from the ETSY.com store I'll open after I've processed all orders from this Kickstarter.
1x Mahogany 3D-4B $45
1x Mini Bunker $10
Engraved with mag tag upgrade $15
- mag tag #1 "Screwdriver Boffin" +$5
- mag tag #2 "Spruck Danglegear" +$5
Total: $80 plus shipping
Here's a picture for reference:
These are great if you want to be able to snap on a different characters name for each of your games. Or maybe have one with your character name for your group, then change out for your Pathfinder Society group name.
Follow @3xoterricDesign on Twitter. Get regular updates on this Kickstarter and future projects in the works. After this Kickstarter wraps, our Etsy store will be linked here as well for future Battle Box and other product line purchases.
Risks and challenges
If you've ever worked with wood, especially the good stuff, you know that everything shows. A mistake in hardwood may as well be in stone. One wrong cut or misaligned piece and you've just wasted your morning. I've had my fair share of mistakes and there are days that are truly exercises in patience. Once, I caught a tiny mistake in the design just AFTER ordering wood for my first round of hardwood prototypes. This required me to change something else to make sure that my box could still be produced on the wood size ordered. Gotta love those days when you feel victorious for eleven minutes before you break down swearing at your own cleverness for getting you right back into trouble. Fortunately, after the cursing subsided, I had an epiphany that would reduce both my cutting time and production cost.
A serious challenge for me has been making sure my community makerspace can handle the mass production of boxes. It's just me building them after all. I needed to be certain that this tremendous undertaking was wise and able to fit within the constraints of shared shop space. Some of this has been solved by offering my services on projects to help the facility in exchange for private work and storage space. The lab has been hugely supportive and I'm grateful to have other makers cheering me on and lending advice and tool repair assistance.
I will have to purchase a few extra clamps, find a second belt sander to drop a finer grit belt on, and build a few forms to speed up my production time. The little things make all the difference in productivity.
I've put in my time on these designs and from proof of concept to first prototype, the right lessons have been learned and applied to the finished product. I do believe the kinks have been ironed out and I am really excited to start sharing my creations with other gamers.
Come to beautiful downtown Davenport! Don't know where that is? No worries, sometimes we forget too. Iowa is a bit out of the way but we feel like it adds to the character of our boxes and our craftsmanship.
This pledge would enable you to come to our town and work with Boffin to create your box from start to finish. You would be directly involved in picking the individual boards and fabrics used for your boxes. A tour of our work space is also included. Best of all, you get to go home with your purchase!
Please note that this pledge does not include travel or lodging expenses.
Additionally, the exact dates and details of the trip will be arranged at the end of the campaign.