D&D players around the world have used paper character sheets and spell trackers since the creation of tabletop role-playing. Erasing your stats and re-writing them constantly throughout a battle or campaign is frustrating and time consuming. So I created this product to put an end to ruining paper character sheets with constant erasing by not only making the board dry-erase, but adding rotating dials to more quickly adjust the most frequently changing numbers; HP and Spell Slots.
Because of the way that the dry erase coating works, markings are wiped away easily within the day of making them, after which they become semi-permanent like a wet erase marker would. Once it has reached this stage you can use a small amount of isopropyl alcohol or similar cleaning fluid to remove your markings entirely. This was unintended but it also works to your advantage in keeping your writing intact between sessions.
For those people that like the idea but not the price of the full size character boards I now have a prototype of a condensed version that takes just 1/3 the time to produce!
The spell slot tracker can be made for right or left handed people, I'll just get your requirements during the survey after the project!
I've also designed some custom d20's as a Kickstarter exclusive item, and Q Workshop has done me the favor of producing this 3D render of what they will look like.
My goal with this Kickstarter is to fund the creation of 50 character board sets. If funding is successful I would begin work immediately, but because I am a student as well I need extra time to be able to produce them, so even though I can churn out about 3 in a day, I've set my ship date to November to give me plenty of extra time in case this project gets over funded. In the event it gets exact funding, backers will receive their boards earlier! Of course I'll keep everyone updated as things change.
Shipping these is unfortunately expensive due to their size, but I'm going to be partnering up with eFulfillment Service in order to better tackle the difficult shipping process especially for international backers.
The amount I'm asking for is to cover the supplies, production, and shipping of 50 character board sets. Any profit is entirely to help fund the purchase of my own laser cutter to make doing business easier without having to rely on others' generosity. If this campaign is over-funded, I will be able to get it much quicker and delivery time to backers will be greatly reduced as I will be able to create them from home.
My name is Kyle Krauter, I am a 19yr old currently attending university in Dallas, Texas and my favorite hobbies are board games and tabletop miniatures. And of course, Dungeons and Dragons. But on a student's schedule it's difficult to find times where all your players can meet up for a game so I don't often get to play!
Khepri Creations is the name of my business I've created to produce new and unique tabletop game accessories like these character boards, and I plan to continue creating new things after this Kickstarter concludes!
Risks and challenges
The difficulties that I anticipate will come up in this project are almost entirely time based. Because of my schedule as a student with a part time job I have difficulty producing more than 3 per day which is why I have given myself so much extra time to ship rewards.
If the project is over-funded, like I said above I'll be able to purchase my own laser cutter and do much more which will be a big help in achieving a reasonable shipping time for every backer.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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