GenCon 2014 and Lyris Laser Studio update
We're gearing up for GenCon, just throwing our last few things in a suitcase. He's what's new with Barry and Lyris Laser Studio!
Like last year, I'll be helping SlugFest... Read more
2nd Kickstarter Update
Our second Kickstarter is live right now, and has about four days to go!
It's going to be tight, so I'm trying to get some more interest. I'm introducing... Read more
Our New Kickstarter: Custom Storage Chests!
Thanks again for backing Lyris Laser Studio in 2012!
Earlier this month, we launched our second Kickstarter campaign:
I've started working more in three dimensions over the last few... Read more
I’m flying out to GenCon tomorrow! I am excited, a little nervous, but mostly I just hope that people like all these Red Dragon Inn boards I’ve made. I shipped... Read more
Last hours for RDI 4, and a sweet storage box
My good friends at SlugFest Games are only a few hours from the end of their latest Kickstarter, for The Red Dragon Inn 4!
The Red Dragon Inn has... Read more
International, Online Store, and RDI 4
I'm getting updates, and it sounds like international orders are still trickling in. Feel free to send me a message if you haven't received yours yet; I'll put... Read more
It’s been a really long road, but the Kickstarter is finally done. Everyone’s packages are on their way.
Now that we’re at the end, I’d like to take some time... Read more
Resource tile sets shipping!
We're in the last week now - everything is finally shipping out. I'm just boxing up the sets one by one.
The garage is full of boxes of tiles. This... Read more
A quick update on the resource tile sets: everything's going great. I just need to make player pieces for everybody and cut a few hundred more water tiles, and I'll... Read more
Production is going great!
I got off to a false start in March, but I'm now in full production on the resource tile sets that everyone is waiting for.
I'm really making good progress... Read more
Good, Bad, Ugly, Sale!
It's almost the end of February. How are we doing?
I've cut out everything except the large Catan sets, and I almost have it all stained. This includes anything... Read more
Updates, Photos, and GenCon
Well, hello, friends! Fancy meeting you here!
It's been a solid week! Over the last few days, I've shipped out around 20 orders. This leaves me with about... Read more
Order estimates, dry-erase update
Hey backers! I'm still working, cutting, staining, and shipping. Not as fast as I'd like, but it's getting better. I'm ticking off two or three orders a day, sometimes more.... Read more
Closing out 2012
Happy Holidays, everyone! I hope things went great for you in 2012, and nothing but good things in 2013.
Right now we're sitting around 70 orders shipped, about 1/3 of... Read more
Dry-erase is back!
Good news, everyone! I took a different direction with the dry-erase tiles, and the results are fantastic.
I bought a roll of this stuff off Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Gowrite-Erase-Rolls-White-AR2420/dp/B00377TWSE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1355312341&sr=8-2&keywords=dry+erase+roll
This is a... Read more
I've accomplished one milestone today, at least - all the surveys have been sent out! If you haven't received a survey by now, check your deleted mail and spam folders.... Read more
Hex tile pictures and whiteboard disasters
If you pledged for anything made out of dry-erase, make sure you read down to the bottom of this message. My attempts to fulfill these pledges did not... Read more
December's here! I'm making good progress on filling everyone's orders, but still not as much as I'd like. Everything seems to be taking longer and being more expensive than I... Read more
Back on track
Good news - the contract work is completely done, packed, and shipped! Now I can get back to work and get back on track.
I spent the afternoon cleaning up... Read more
It's been a while since I've shown you any progress on the Kickstarter rewards. I know it's pretty much an expectation for Kickstarter for rewards to run way behind schedule,... Read more
I wish I had some exciting drama to share with you regarding the laser, but it's been going pretty smoothly. It's still taking a lot longer than I had hoped,... Read more
Still making stuff
I've been prepping a few packages each day; here's the cart I'm wheeling down to the post office tomorrow! I'd actually have some more packages ready, but I ran out... Read more
Packing the first shipments, dice tower assembly
I'm just about ready to do my first shipments, mostly 5-Resource Hex Sets. I just need to apply color, make sure the quality is good, and then I'm ready to... Read more
Making stuff, sending surveys, being busy!
Here's something you should like: I've finished the design on the dice tower! You can see the images below.
Big thanks to scoochmaroo on... Read more
Surveys, Chariots, Whiteboards, and Spiders
Just a few more surveys today, going out to the backers who chose Red Dragon Inn boards. That choice is mostly to help me organize my garage -... Read more
KS Plug: The Red Dragon Inn Guide to Inns and Taverns
I'm sitting at the Seattle airport right now, killing time until my flight. And I know you're all waiting for your surveys - still a few more days to go... Read more
PAX: Going indie
Just a reminder, I'm still at PAX in Seattle. I'll get to my messages when I'm back.
Talking to game developers at PAX made me realize: I may have accidentally... Read more
A big truck stopped in front of my house today, and dropped off a crate the size (and weight) of a small car. Meet Cathy.
I don't know why the... Read more
That's it, everyone! You've supported Lyris Laser Studio with a grand total of $13,541 in pledges. We didn't quite hit Crokinole board level, but that's okay; I'll have some kind... Read more
A sudden surge in the final hours! Crokinole info
Wow, this thing is really moving. I wasn't really expecting to be anywhere near the $15,000 stretch goal, but now that we're getting closer, I'm kind of worried I'm in... Read more
We've passed the 24 hour mark - less than one day to go! The Lyris Laser Studio Kickstarter flew past $10,000, meaning that everyone who has pledged $40 or more... Read more
New website, entering the final week, and designs
The biggest announcement today is that we've got a new website! I moved all of our designs over to lyrisstudios.com/laser, where it'll be easier to navigate and find something you... Read more
GenCon, LITS, and Laser
The laser has been getting plenty of use, as I rushed to get some pieces together for GenCon. I've been having some challenges, and working out new ways to overcome... Read more
Can I get back to design yet?
It's been a busy couple of days! I've been working late into the night, improving the laser's settings, aligning parts, and getting a consistent result. I have a few special... Read more
Lyris Laser is GO!
This weekend was a lot of work! Because the Kickstarter has been so successful, I ordered a hobby-grade laser cutter. I want to make some prototypes and show off my... Read more
New designs: Tying up loose ends
While creating some of my earlier designs, I left a few things unfinished. I spent today finishing those projects and cleaning up the loose ends, so I can devote my... Read more
With amazing speed, your pledges have taken Lyris Laser Studio across the line! We've hit our funding target (and blown past it), ensuring that your laser-cut items will become a... Read more
Stay tuned: Painting in progress!
It's been a few days since our last update, so I wanted to give you some news - but mostly, this update is to let you know that you should... Read more
Finally, the perfect print.
I spent all day in front of the laser cutter today, experimenting with different settings, and I finally got it right. Take a look!
Here comes the robber!
The engraving... Read more
New designs & more progress on painting
I'm constantly impressed by my backers! We're nearly halfway there already!
In the next week, I'm going to start promoting this project on BoardGameGeek, and on Facebook, Twitter, and other... Read more
Sorry for the huge images in the last update
Sorry about those gigantic images in the last update. I really thought they'd get shrunk down. Here are some much more reasonable versions!
A big revision to pledges and prizes!
I got a number of questions from people confused about the items and pledge levels, so I'm revising the whole front page of the Kickstarter! I'm moving the item descriptions... Read more
A great start, and new tiles
It's been an amazing first day. Thank you to everyone who has already backed the project! We're nearly 1/5 of the way to our goal, and I haven't even started... Read more
Preview: New tiles for The Settlers of Catan
I've had a lot of interest in boards for The Settlers of Catan, and I'm working on a new design! Take a look and give me your comments. I'm trying... Read more