This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, June 10 2019 4:21 PM UTC +00:00.
Trollworks, LLC is a custom laser etching and cutting company that focuses on supplying quality social gaming equipment. Trollworks is currently trading on ETSY, (100's of product reviews). Currently our catalog has 75 major line items; each product may have several options and/or variations which mean Trollworks is manufacturing 100's of designs/products. New items are added regularly. ETSY>search Trollmanufacturing for reviews. https://www.etsy.com/shop/Trollmanufacturing?ref=search_shop_redirect
The Troll Masters has lorded over his minions for 4 long years, making them slave over his laser cutters for endless hours. Wait... I got carried away; it's really just me. I design, manufacture, market and pack every single item myself.
NOTE: If this project exceeds $100K, I will be reaching out to a few goblins in my lair to take over the mundane duties, like; packing, organization and shipping.
MISSION STATEMENT: To create quality items that I'm proud of and live out my remaining years (happy face), doing what I love (making and sharing quality social gaming equipment).
REWARDS: Expanded description and photos. NOTE: All rewards will come assembled and ready to use.
Rock and Troll can Koozie.
Trollworks and Rockhead's Comics & Games is proud to offer its home grown, Dice storing, Dice rolling, Ice Cold Drink can KOOZIE.
Yes, it's a can Koozie featuring official logos from my two company's (Rockhead's Comics & Games, LLC and Trollworks, LLC).
Yes, it's a dice cup, for rolling all those Critical Hits and Winning Numbers.
Yes, it's a dice storage device, and let me tell you it hold a lot of them too (20+).
How does it work? The Troll Master has designed an unique adapter that is installed into our not so common can Koozie. The inside bottom plug is felt lined and has a feature that allows a simple rubber-band to be attached from the bottom plug to the lid assembly. Said rubber-band passes through the lid with the aid of a key and now the bottom plug is secured to the lid transforming the Koozie into a dice storage device. The adapter can be easily removed and re-installed to convert your Koozie from dice roller, to dice storage container, to drink insulator. Additional Koozie's will be available in my ETSY store after the campaign.
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Trollworks Entry level, Dice-Tower/Roller is made from Hobby Grade Plywood. Each dice tower will be cut from a single billet, this will insured the product will have consistent wood grain, color, and texture. This dice-tower has all the construction quality and design of our Premium Grade but will be made with a more economical material.
NOTE: The tower pictured is with a roll-out mat (our $10K stretch goal). Dice not included.
REWARDS: Expanded description and photos (cont). NOTE: All rewards will come assembled and ready to use.
Trollworks Premium Grade Dice-Tower/Roller is made from Premium Laser Grade Hardwood. Each dice tower will be cut from a single billet and this will insured the product will have consistent wood grain, color, and texture. Great care has been taken to design the product so the grain will run horizontally when in the open position. Five (5) hardwood species have been selected for the opening offer: ADLER, WALNUT, CHERRY, RED OAK, and MAHOGANY. Additional species have been selected as stretch goals (see stretch goals).
10 graphics have been selected for free application to the front plate of any dice-tower. Application and or back-ground color will differ from graphic to graphic, per species of wood.
When our campaign reaches $10K every dice tower will receive 1 lower tray roll-out mat (for free). The mat is cut from common card play-mat and is custom fit. It can be easily removed and re-installed, for cleaning and/or replacement (replacements will be available in my ETSY store, after the close of the campaign). Currently we are featuring black only, but replacements will include other colors such as red, blue, or green.
When our campaign reaches $15K Trollworks will add Red Stained Maple to the material pool.
When our campaign reaches 20K Trollworks will add Qtr Sawn White Oak to the material pool.
When our campaign reaches $25K Trollworks will add Orange Alder to the material pool.
When our campaign reaches $30K Trollworks will add Ash to the material pool.
When our campaign reaches $35K, Trollworks will add Black Stained Maple to the material pool.
When our campaign reaches $50K, Trollworks will add a Rock and Troll can Koozie to every order (for free). Yes, even orders for just Rock and Troll can Koozie's (that's 2 for the price of 1).
SIZE SPECIFICATIONS: Maximum dice cross corner 1.1"
Entry Level Dice-Towers will be cut from a single bullet of Hobby Grade Laser Laminated Plywood 1/8" thickness. Material has a light coating of sealer.
Premium Dice-Towers will be cut from a single bullet of Premium Grade Laser Laminated Hardwood 1/8" thickness. Material is per-stained or painted (if required) and all material is seal coated with polyurethane.
Trollworks Entry Level and Premium fold-down dice-towers have a unique axial design that attaches the upper tower to the lower tray using a two Chicago screws. Fold-down dice towers are designed to store dice within the upper tower when in the closed position.
NEW DESIGN FEATURE:
The Entry Level and the Premium have been widened to allow the lid to be place inside the tower behind the number 1 baffle (solving that annoying issue of what to do with the lid, when dice-tower is in use). This feature is not included in my standard dice-towers currently offered in my ETSY store.
NEW DESIGN FEATURE:
The traditional J-Hook and glue assembly method used in my previous design has been updated to a reverse trapezoid and O-Ring. No gluing is required during the assembly process. This design change will allow the dice-tower to be dis-assembled by the owner for cleaning and/or if an outside surface becomes scratched. The user can now invert said piece to expose the inside surface to the outside. Likewise, if you own more than one tower the pieces can now be exchanged to allow new color combinations. NOTE: The lid and lid gusset are glued together.
Trollworks current catalog Fold-Down dice tower/roller are made from tempered hardboard. Paint is applied to the billets prior to adding the laser graphics and numerous interesting graphics and color combinations are offered in our standard catalog (1000's have been made over the last 4 plus year). Assembly uses J-hooks and glue.
DICE STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:
With the tower in open position and dice in roll-out tray, place lid on upper tower, cradle tower in both hands, tilt dice-tower assemble so dice shift from the roll-out tray to the upper tower, close role-out tray to upper tower until assembly is full closed. The lid will be trapped between tower and tray gate 1. Reopen assembly allowing dice to settle into the lower tray, remove lid (ready to play). Dice-Tower will store 2 to 3 sets of RPG dice (approximately 21 dice) in dice tower. Maximum dice cross corner 1.1"
Risks and challenges
These are the risks and challenges I have addressed: Raw material supplies have been secured, designs are done, prototypes have been made, field testing has been preformed. Shipping/Supply cost have been researched, machine/assemble & packing time has been calculated, potential work force issues have been address. The company is solvent and financial capable or reacting to production needs. I believe my 30 years of manufacturing experience, has help me develop a solid "Kickstarter" project. The Manufacturing center is located in a Nuclear Fallout shelter; so we have that covered to.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter