Ceri Design is a small company that I started using my knowledge and skills in graphic design, sportswear manufacturing and my passion and enjoyment of all types of tabletop and electronic gaming. I offer good quality gaming accessories at an affordable price.
This will hopefully be my 6th successful Kickstarter. Each one has gone better than expected and without major issues. My backers have all been brilliant and I've been able to deliver on time, which I'm super pleased about.
This project is for my 2D Terrain Packs, something many of my customers and backers have asked for.
First of all, why 2D terrain? As miniture gamers, we love the look of 3D terrain on our gaming surfaces, but sometimes it's just not practical. That's where this 2D terrain comes in, and that's why every gamer should have it to hand. Here's the break down why....
Ease of Storing & Portability
Some gamers don't have the space to store a lot of 3D terrain. I'm one of them! With my 2D Terrain, you can store tons of obsticles in a very small space! Not only that, but if you're taking your game to a friend's house or gaming club, you can simply take a small bag of terrain with you for a wealth of terrain options!
This 2D terrain is made using the same process as my gaming mats, that is, high quality sublimated felt. I have found this material and printing process to be fantastic with my gaming mats, and it works great for 2D terrain because of it's strength and flexibility, plus the artwork will not wash or rub away. You can literally take a piece of terrain, screw it up in your hand, then lay it out flat again!
During this Kickstarter, each £10 pledged will reward you with a 2D Terrain Pack of your choice. In the case of the Warehouse Terrain Pack, that's £10 for 27 obstacles! Add the Sci-Fi Terrain Pack and that's £20 for 66 obstacles!!
For each £10 pledge you can choose 1 of the following 2D Terrain Packs; (Postage in the UK is Free and Worldwide Postage is a flat rate of £3)
There is a 28mm marker on each image to help see the scale of the terrain.
I'm hoping to take Ceri Design to the next level after this project. There's 2 things that I need to do in order to achieve this and the profits from this project will go towards these tasks.
Task 1. I want to start selling products on Amazon. I have a website that has been doing modestly well and many have found it easy to purchase items from there, but I feel I need to hit higher audiences and "sell where people are buying". In order to start selling via Amazon I'll need the required funds to purchase stock, barcodes, packaging and other subscriptions and expenses.
Task 2. I need to move my work space. Currently, all my products are printed and pressed for me here in the UK via a well established firm, but all of my designing, packaging, and admin work is done in my little home office. This November, that room will become a nursary for my new born baby, so I need to move all of my equipment and designing tools into my garage, which I plan on converting into my new base of operations. So if I have any profits left after investing into Task 1, they will go towards the new company office.
Everything else will go towards developing new products, making prototypes and advertising.
Risks and challenges
I have successfully run a number of Kickstarters now so I'm clear on the process and comfortable with what's required. I have a great working relationship with both my material supplier and my manufacturer, both of which have helped me produce hundreds of my gaming mats.
Once the funds are transferred from Kickstarter and the surveys have been returned it's actually a very quick process to get these items manufactured, the timeline then depends on how successful this kickstarter is. I plan on dispatching the first rewards in October and working my way through them every day until all have been processed. Of course, the better the support, the more I have to send, but if it's a great deal, I will be able to get assistance.
Whatever happens there are two things you can be sure of, 1) I will keep in touch with you every step of the way. 2) You will definately get your reward!
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