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Custom board game pieces CNC machined from aluminum then anodized to your choice of color.
Custom board game pieces CNC machined from aluminum then anodized to your choice of color.
32 backers pledged $1,743 to help bring this project to life.

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A few years ago I made 3 sets of these game pieces as a favor to a friend.  I've gotten requests from him & other people to make more, so I figured I'd do it thru kickstarter in case anyone else out there wants a set for themselves.

Reward tiers:

Original Replacement:  These pieces are the same size & shape of the original pieces that come with the game, but now they're billet aluminum with an anodized finish.:

Custom set:  Why just replace the stock parts with stock replacements?  Upgrade with larger, more menacing pieces that send a message to your opponents that it's your world they're settling in!  Or submit your own design and then all the backers (at this tier) will vote on which design they want to see made.

Your idea doesn't have to be at all complex, while a 3D CAD model is neat, if you can convey what you want on a napkin then that works fine for me. I'll narrow down the submissions if needed & then you'll vote for which set you want me to make.

Anodized Finish:

The parts will have a matte finish of red, gold, blue, green, brown, grey, or black.

If you would prefer raw aluminum just specify that in the survey at the end of the project.  Raw aluminum parts will have a tumbled finish.

This image below shows the tumbled finish far left, a brushed finish in the center, and a polished finish on the right.  I will provide parts with anodized or raw tumbled finishes only.  The brushed & polished finishes in the picture show what is possible for you to achieve.

Multiple Sets:

You can order multiples of any reward tier, just multiply the pledge amount by the number of sets you want.  For 3 or more sets there is a discounted tier.  Each set you get can be a different color.

Risks and challenges

I've made the "original replacement" pieces before, so that will be easy to do again.
The design for the "custom set" reward tier will be voted on by the backers. The risk is people not being happy with the design the backers choose - I don't want anyone to be unhappy if their favorite design isn't picked, so my fall back is if anyone pledges at that level but doesn't like the community design they can use either of the other tier designs for their reward.

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    Pledge $40 or more About $40

    Early Bird Special. Original 3 piece set -
    5 Settlements 4 Cities15 Roads
    Anodized your choice of color.
    (US shipping included, add $10 to Canada, International please email for rates)

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    Pledge $45 or more About $45

    Early Bird Special. Custom 3 piece set - 5 Settlements 4 Cities15 Roads Anodized your choice of color. See "community design" description to the left. (US shipping included, add $10 to Canada, International please email for rates)

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Original 3 piece set -
    5 Settlements 4 Cities15 Roads
    Anodized your choice of color.
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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Early Bird Special. Original set w/ expansion - 5 Settlements 4 Cities 15 Roads PLUS 3 Bridges 15 Boats Anodized your choice of color. (US shipping included, add $10 to Canada, International please email for rates)

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    Pledge $60 or more About $60

    Early Bird Special. Custom set w/ expansion - 5 Settlements 4 Cities 15 Roads 3 Bridges 15 Boats Anodized your choice of color. See "community design" description to the left. (US shipping included, add $10 to Canada, International please email for rates)

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    Pledge $70 or more About $70

    Original set w/ expansion - 5 Settlements 4 Cities 15 Roads PLUS 3 Bridges 15 Boats
    Anodized your choice of color. (US shipping included, add $10 to Canada, International please email for rates)

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    Pledge $126 or more About $126

    Multiple 3 piece sets - enough pieces for everyone playing to have their own billet set. $126 gets you 3 sets, add $42 per additional set.
    Example:
    3 player set costs $126 & includes: 15 Settlements, 12 Cities, 45 Roads. 4 player set costs $168 & includes: 20 Settlements,16 Cities, 60 Roads. 6 player set costs $252 & includes 30 Settlements, 24 Cities, 90 Roads. Etc. Each set can be it's own color. (US shipping included, add $10 to Canada, International please email for rates)

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    Pledge $177 or more About $177

    Multiple original sets w/ expansions - enough pieces for everyone playing to have their own billet set. $177 gets you 3 sets, add $59 per additional set.
    Example:
    3 player set costs $177 & includes: 15 Settlements, 12 Cities, 45 Roads PLUS 9 Bridges, 45 Boats. 4 player set costs $236 & includes: 20 Settlements,16 Cities, 60 Roads PLUS 12 Bridges, 60 Boats. 6 player set costs $354 & includes 30 Settlements, 24 Cities, 90 Roads PLUS 18 Bridges, 90 Boats. Etc. Each set can be it's own color. (US shipping included, add $10 to Canada, International please email for rates)

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