About this project
Alea Tools – Celebrating Ten Years
Alea Tools, our little basement company, has just celebrated ten years of making Magnetic Status Markers. We started out with one product in 6 colors and have grown to multiple products in 18 colors. We now have customers in 26 countries and counting.
Since day one, our fans’ number one wish has been for “MORE COLORS!” and we want to make that happen!
Our Kickstarter funds will be used to purchase new colorant and produce new 1” Magnetic Status Markers. If we exceed our funding goal, we have a treasure trove of stretch goals and backer rewards, including specialty colors and new 2” pieces.
We're Kickin' It Forward!
We are participating in Kick it Forward and will be pledging at least 5% of our campaign profits to future Kickstarter projects.
Pledge Planner PDF:
Download and print the final version of our Pledge Planner PDF to help you plan your pledge!
You can also download the final version our Pledge Levels Detail PDF. This PDF lists out all the Free Bonus Packs for each Pledge Level that we have unlocked through our Stretch Goals.
We have also posted a larger version of our updated Pledge Level Details web graphic on our web site.
$27,500 - FREE Two-Inch Bonus Pack
1 Gold Pearl, 1 Silver Pearl, 1 Copper Pearl
Next Stretch Goal:
$30,000 - FREE Two-Inch Bonus Pack
1 Red Pearl, 1 Yellow Pearl, 1 Blue Pearl
What are Magnetic Status Markers?
Our Magnetic Status Markers are 1” and 2” colored discs that fit in the space between your mini and the mat. They replace glass beads and other tokens. We've been told they are genius!
CONVENIENT - Always tucked right under your miniature and the magnets keep everything together, so you can move it like a chess piece.
EFFECTIVE - Everyone at the table can see what is going on with your character at all times.
INNOVATIVE - Wet-erase and dry-erase safe, so you can store important game information: skill checks, modifier bonuses, monster numbers 1-10, etc.
FLEXIBLE - Designed for a wide variety of tabletop roleplaying games; all editions of Dungeons & Dragons (4th Edition, 3rd Edition, 3.5, as well as 5th Edition), Pathfinder, Hackmaster, Savage Worlds, and other D20 game systems.
These are awesome! How do I use them in my game?
Our Magnetic Status Markers are a flexible resource that can adapt to any game table or set of house rules. Each color helps you instantly depict your character status: bloodied, wounded, flying, poisoned, cursed. The more colors you have at your disposal, the more information you can share.
Colors can also be use to indicate specific rules: marked, hunter’s quarry, player / monster identification. And, you can place them under your miniatures to indicate equipment, such as light sources and identifying weapons in hand.
Many of our players tell us their campaign’s color meanings can vary from encounter to encounter. You are only limited by your imagination!
How do they work with my minis?
Thanks to our handy Self-Stick Conversion Material, our Magnetic Status Markers can be used with minis of all kinds: plastic, metal, resin, wood, etc. Choose from our pre-cut circles or trim with scissors to fit any size or shape of base.
What do the colors mean?
Color meanings can vary from game system to game system and campaign to campaign, but here are some general suggestion to get you started:
- Red – bloodied or critically wounded
- Orange – moderately wounded, dazed, or ordering pizza
- Yellow – lightly wounded, light source
- Light Gray – stealth, invisible
- Dark Gray – unconscious,
- Black – prone, dead
- Blue – flying, water breathing
- Green – poisoned
- Purple – charmed
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What can I do to help?
Thanks for your support!
Jeff and Sharon
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Risks and challenges
We are very confident in this project. We have been producing Magnetic Status Markers for ten years. Our main obstacle to adding new colors has always been the cost of new colorant. In addition to backer support, Alea Tools will be investing the success of this project.
Please note, we are trying to represent the colors as accurately as possible, but the colors shown on your monitor may vary slightly from the actual colors of the Magnetic Status Markers. Please read all descriptions for details on all color options.
Manufacturing prices can fluctuate, but we have obtained recent quotes and are confident in our pricing. Manufacturing and production time can vary, but we have mitigated that by staggering reward levels so we can deliver rewards on or before the promised delivery deadlines.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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