About this project
The Bag of Superior Sorting (BoSS) is a dice / game token bag which has 13 separate pockets to make it easy to reach in and pull out what you need during gameplay.
I don't know if you are like me, but I got tired digging through a bag to find what I needed, dumping out all the items onto a table, or bashing my knuckles on hard plastic containers. All this agony because I needed a specific die or game token.
I went through 8 different prototypes while coming up with the final design that is being offered in this Kickstarter campaign. Each of the prototypes offered me learning opportunities which I used to improve on the design.
+ 13 separate storage compartments consisting of:
- 4 Large pockets
- 8 Small pockets
- Central Pouch Area (good for oversized dice, deck of cards, large miniature, etc.)
+ Drawstring Closure
+ High quality material that looks great and feels tough (like a Barbarian)
+ Double Stitched seams
+ Exterior size when open: 5” x 5” x 5”
+ OCD Failure Rate -1
As long as the bag is not overfilled (<75% full) once the BoSS is cinched shut, the fabric will keep your items in their pockets. Once closed, you can toss it in your backpack, car, game box, or even to your friend at another table without your items moving around. Please note that this does not cover enchanted items, because not even your DM can prevent enchanted dice from doing whatever they feel like. (I suggest buying another set of dice from a respected merchant if you have difficulties with enchanted dice.)
There are four initial color ways; Troll Hide (Stone Grey,) Cyclop’s Husk (Tan Flesh,) Goblin’s Skin (Peat Brown,) and Ogre’s Pelt (Chocolate Brown.) If there proves to be substantial demand, I will add additional options as stretch goals to this project (if this occurs, backers will receive information in an update before they are made available which will allow them to be aware and switch their pledge to another offering.)
Please note: No fantasy creatures were harmed in the creation of the fabric being used for this product. They lived long lives in the Forbidden Forest and passed peacefully onto their next existence.
Thank you for your support: Custom Pair of Dice
Every backer who has pledged for a BoSS product will receive a pair of custom Chessex dice. Additional detail is available in update #15.
$1,000: Project Funded (Achieved) $1,250: Additional Colorway (Unlocked - Platinum Dragon) $1,500: Additional Colorway (Unlocked - Floral Assault) $3,500: Big BoSS (Please see this update.)
CAVALRY unleashed on 9/21/2016
A few notes about how the CAVALRY rewards work.
- This set of rewards gives you the option of selecting 1, 2, or 3 bags at a time.
- The colorways displayed are currently in stock with the company that I sourced for the high quality upholstery faux suede. There is a chance that a specific color will not be available by the time that I have the funds to order the fabric.
- When the reward surveys are sent out for each CAVALRY selection, I will be asking you to provide ranked preferences. I will try to meet your highest ranking preference(s.)
CAVALRY as an Add-on
Backers with initially offered bags have the option to increase your pledge level at your currently selected BoSS (including the Big BoSS) to add on up to 2 CAVALRY colorway bags (in addition to the colorway you have already locked in.)
- Add $30 to have the ability to select one additional CAVALRY colorway bag, so you would end up with a total of two products.
- Add $60 to have the ability to select two additional CAVALRY colorway bags, so you will end up with a total of three products. - When the reward surveys are sent out for these, I will be asking you to provide ranked preferences (where applicable.) I will try to meet your higher ranking CAVALRY preferences.
- Please note, the add on products may ship separately from the initial BoSS you have already selected at a later date that ties to the CAVALRY distribution.
- For example, if you initially pledged for a TROLL HIDE POUCH, and add a CAVALRY for $30, you will receive a Stone Grey BoSS and the highest ranked CAVALRY BoSS that you have requested, based on fabric availability.
This option has been added for all countries outside of the United States & Canada. The colorway selections will work the same as the other CAVALRY rewards. My goal will be to ship these at the same time as the rest of the CAVALRY rewards, but since it will take a little longer to get across the pond, you will notice the delivery date is one month later.
Shipping will be through the United States Postal Service using First-Class Package International Service. This product has a low declaration value, but I am not an expert in international shipping (obviously) so I cannot even attempt to estimate what your country may charge for receiving this product. Any custom or import fee would need to be paid by the backer.
- Add $40 to have the ability to select one additional CAVALRY colorway bag, so you would end up with a total of two products. The additional $10 includes the increased shipping price. If you choose to add a third bag, the shipping price doesn't increase again because there is a weight range they both fall into.
- Add $70 to have the ability to select two additional CAVALRY colorway bags, so you will end up with a total of three products.
I need your help to make this project a reality! The concept behind the bag makes perfect sense to me, but I do not know what the demand is in the marketplace. (Update: Message heard loud and clear.)
Update: All rewards listed are limited to US and Canada, with the exception of the INTERNATIONAL CAVALRY option. Shipping for backers in the US is free, while Canada has a surcharge added.
Special thanks to New Realm Gaming in Locust, NC for demoing the BoSS with some of their clientele and providing a space for me to record the video for this project.
I would also like to thank my Mother for teaching me how to sew when I was in Middle School (roughly 20 years ago.) I have taken this skill and applied it to things I love ever since.
Thank you to everyone that has been promoting this campaign within your group of friends. I have received numerous messages telling me that a current backer had sent them a link and were waiting to be able to pick up a reward.
Thank you also to Berto and Nymz over at Sling Paint Gaming, they recorded a product review for me and it made me laugh more times than I could count. If you play Star Wars:X-Wing check out their youtube channel.
Risks and challenges
Unforeseeable Events - The timeframe of the reward delivery has been established with a little extra padding to help soften any delays that may come up. However, life is like a pair of dice, sometimes the rolls just don't pan out.
First Kickstarter Project - As this is the first Kickstarter project I have created, I am not sure what to expect on the administrative side of managing a project that has been funded. I have no doubt that I will be able to navigate the backer pledges, but this still remains a minor concern in the back of my mind.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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