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CA$ 1,933
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Funding Unsuccessful
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Last updated November 23, 2017

Nighthawk Counters

Premium hand-finished life counters and gaming accessories that look better and work better.

Nighthawk Counters

Premium hand-finished life counters and gaming accessories that look better and work better.

CA$ 1,933
pledged of CA$ 5,000pledged of CA$ 5,000 goal
33
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, November 23 2017 3:44 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated November 23, 2017

About

Nighthawk Counters offers quality hand finished products that are designed and crafted in Canada. These fine items are meant to enhance your experience while you're playing any TCG such as Magic the Gathering

After experiencing the frustrations of bumped die and other clunky methods of keeping track of life I started working on some solutions of my own. Nighthawk Counters was born. I've gone through a few different attempts and designs until ending up with what you see today. Created from Baltic birch, steel and acrylics, these counters are not only beautiful, but very durable as well.

Changing life totals is a simple spin of the dial. These counters don't get accidentally bumped or roll like dice can. They look great and have a nice tactile feel.  

The counters are sized to fit in with your cards. They're made out of durable yet slim materials to take up less space in a storage box without the risk of damage. 

Offering a plethora of choices there's surely something that will spark your interest.

 Rewards

Dry-erase-friendly, this is a simple 0 to 9 counter. Keep track of whatever comes your way, as long as it's less than 10. These spinners are connected magnetically so they stack effortlessly for easy clean up and storage.

 

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Keep track of your goyf's power and toughness easily while stabbing your hands... Just kidding, it's not really that pointy. The number dial counts from 0/1 to 7/8. 

The Double Spin Life counters consist of a top laser cut design and 2 number disks connected to the top by either magnets or rivets. This allows you to easily count from 00 to 99.

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Magnets hold these steel and birch counters together. This allows one side of the counter to count 1-20 and the backside to count from 21-40. Simply remove the steel face and swap it from one side to the other.

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These life counters are magnetically sprung to hold your face on the number you set it at. Simple and compact. The front side counts from 1 to 20 and the backside from 21 to 40.

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This double spin tree has three layers – all laser cut birch and hand painted.

This is the first of many designs in a line of steel and wood deck boxes. Featuring a 16ga brushed steel exterior with bronze brazed corners. The internal wooden box has magnets embedded in the top to create a secure connection between the top and bottom. Plop this bad boy down and watch your opponent's eyes fill with wonder and amazement.

Who's Nighthawk Counters?

My name is Talon. I have been designing and creating life counters as a hobby for the last couple of years. I really enjoy designing things and then seeing them become something real. This seems to have been my path so far in life. After high school I attended Think Tank Training Centre and received a 3D animation and Visual effects certificate. After getting married and moving back to Alberta I had to find a new career so I decided to become a welder. I completed my Journeyman certification for welding in 2016. For the last few years I've been working as a product designer at my day job. It's mostly been industrial work that doesn't have much of an artistic side. Nighthawk has been an outlet for some of my artistic craft ideas. I'd love to be able to explore this space further. In order to do so I need to get my own laser cutter and fix up my workshop area. This is where kickstarter comes in.

Why Kickstarter?

I'm somewhat of a introvert and living on a farm in rural Alberta makes it a little difficult to get out all the time. Kickstarter seems like the right platform for me to launch my brand as well as to gauge people's reaction to what I've been working on.

I've really enjoyed designing and creating these counters. If I got to focus more of my attention to these I'd be ecstatic. There are a lot more ideas and designs I'd like to be able to work on and bring to life.

The funds raised from this kickstarter will be put towards purchasing a laser cutter and setting up my workshop to accommodate larger scale production.

Risks and challenges

I have created a lot of these life counters and have been designing them so they're easy to make. I've recorded my hours on previous production runs to know how long each takes to make and have taken steps to simplify production.

The Steel Skull Deck Box displayed is the first prototype and it's not quite perfect. I used 1/8" wood for the internal box and I need to go to something a bit thicker to be able mount magnets along the top edge. The internal dimensions are a little bit too tight right now as well. I'm planning on using 1/4" bamboo on the next prototype version. This will make the overall dimensions of the box a little bit wider. After the next prototype I anticipate the boxes will be ready for production.

Getting a laser cutter purchased and setup will take a little while. To be able to offer early bird products I have a laser cutting service lined up ready to make the pieces that I'll need to produce those early bird products.

Learning how to run the laser table once it's here won’t take long. I’ve previously worked with a couple of different CNC plasma tables, an 80 ton 8 axis CNC brake and a high-end 3D printer. My experience with these machines has given me a good understanding on running CNC machinery.

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    Pledge CA$ 14 or more About $11

    Simple Spinners x 3 Pack

    A package of 3 simple spinners. These magnetic spinners are numbered from 0 to 9

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    Goyf Counter

    The simplest way to keep track of your Tarmogoyf's power and toughness.

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    "Early Bird" Double Spin Life Counter

    Any of the Double Spin Life Counters offered at a reduced price and earlier delivery.

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    Double Spin Life Counter

    A Double Spin Life counter, available with magnets or rivets.

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    "Early Bird" 40 Counter

    Any of the 40 Counter Life Counters offered at a reduced price and earlier delivery.

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    40 Counter

    A steel and wood double sided life counter.

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    40 Counter Life Ring

    Count 1-20 on the front side and 21-40 on the back. Features a magnetic spring to keep your dial on the number you need.

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    "Early Bird" Tree Double Spin

    Tree Double Spin offered at a reduced price and earlier delivery.

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    Pledge CA$ 28 or more About $22

    Double Spin Tree Life Counter

    A hand painted Tree Life counter.

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    Steel Skull Deck Box

    Keep your cards in an amazing solid box. Featuring a laser cut steel exterior with bronze tig brazed corners and a bamboo box with embedded magnets.

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    Double Spins Sampler

    Each of the 10 different Double Spin Life Counters at a reduced price. From $208

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    40 Counter Sampler

    Each of the 8 Metal and wood 40 Counters at a reduced price. From $200

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    Small Retail Sampler

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    Large Retail Sampler

    Three of everything!
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