$166
pledged of $17,000pledged of $17,000 goal
7
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, October 5 2013 4:40 AM UTC +00:00
J.D.ThompsonBy J.D.Thompson
First created
J.D.ThompsonBy J.D.Thompson
First created
$166
pledged of $17,000pledged of $17,000 goal
7
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, October 5 2013 4:40 AM UTC +00:00

About

The project I am working on is a simple derivative of a classic public domain peg game found almost ubiquitously as a triangle at a certain restaurant.  The important difference is this has the pleasing asymmetrical design of the State of Almost Heaven (West Virginia to the uninitiated). The finish and artwork on the Appalachian Peg Game (APG) will change and improve once the project is started.  The money will be used to buy supplies like lumber, sandpaper, blades and a saw. Depending on the amount raised and saw/equipment I am able to obtain then within one to two months the APGs should be completed and delivered.  If 850 people are willing to help fund this endeavor at the minimum reward level  ($20, wow!) then the project's goal will be met. In addition you will also have a unique reward in the form of a completed signed and numbered APG, promising way more than $20 worth of fun.  

But there is more!  Due to the geography of West Virginia the Appalachian Peg Game would not be complete without the dichotomous addition of the State of Virginia.  Whether it is Heaven or Hell in West Virginia or Love and Hate in Virginia there is something for everyone found in the Appalachian Peg Game.  The price is this same for a Virginia Edition ($20, cheap!),  Indicate which one you prefer by choosing the reward of your liking.  If you can't make up your mind or want a game that will put Almost Heaven and a State of Love right in the palm of your hand then for $35 you can have both.

I am hoping there is interest in the APG so I will be able to continue to produce the WV and VA Editions as well as develop other creative wood based projects.

APG WV and VA Edition
APG WV and VA Edition
APG WV Edition Front with pegs
APG WV Edition Front with pegs
AGP WV Edition Scoring Close Up
AGP WV Edition Scoring Close Up
APG WV Ed. Title Close Up
APG WV Ed. Title Close Up
APG Virginia Edition
APG Virginia Edition
APG VA Edition Scoring Detail
APG VA Edition Scoring Detail
Dichotomy Now! (APG WV and VA Editions)
Dichotomy Now! (APG WV and VA Editions)

I am also starting a blog about this project, so check it out: http://apgwv.blogspot.com/

Risks and challenges

The purchasing of materials and equipment would be the only major potential production delay.

The saw I would purchase would either be an Epilog Mini 24 which starts around $13,495 or the higher end Epilog Helix 24 which starts around $15,495. If more than $17,000 is raised then definitely the Helix would be purchased. More could be produced in a faster time with the Helix. The pricing for the saws does not include shipping and tax. Additional hardware and software for these saws include Corel Draw-$325 and an exhaust system for $325. If the lower model is purchased, then conservatively that would leave $2000 to buy lumber, sealant, paint for the lettering, as well as the shipping cost to potentially 850 people willing to give at least $20 for a signed and numbered APG.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    A special edition signed and numbered West Virginia Appalachian Peg Game. Almost Heaven in the palm of your hand!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    Limited 2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    A special edition signed and numbered Virginia Appalachian Peg Game. Is this State for you? Don't be a Hater!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    Limited 1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $35 or more About $35

    Both WV and VA Appalachian Peg Game Special Editions, signed and numbered. They fit together like a puzzle! A harmonious dichotomy! Double the fun! No matter how you look at it, ENJOY!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    Limited 3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (60 days)