We're back and ready to continue our line of gaming items! Last year we had a successful campaign for Leather Dice Pocket~Pouches. They're available again! We have them listed on the Etsy store and we have them as a reward for this campaign also.
Who are we?
So, let's break this down. Designs by Mandy Sue is still a small project hoping to be a company one day. I have a dream of owning my own store, both online and eventually in a physical location. We want to expand from leather dice bags into more materials and products, still mostly focused on gamers. If you have checked out the Etsy, you will notice a few crocheted dishcloths. That, and the products in this kickstarter are just the start of our expansion.
For this kickstarter we have designed a larger and cleaner looking dice bag. This new bag is sized to hold around 5 full 7 piece polyhedral sets. This is perfect for carrying all your favorite sets in one place. Like the previous bag, we are using magnets again. This time you can't see them though, because we folded the leather over to keep them hidden and a little safer. It's a cleaner, more finished look, that we absolutely love. Our test bags are still using the same circular magnets, but we are hoping to try a bar magnet in this bag. It will hopefully make the top a little stiffer and hold better than the circular ones. There will be a limit on each color, so priority will be given to the first backers.
Another Leather Dice Pocket~pouch, but this time smaller! We decided to design a bag perfectly sized for a singular die. It is just like the original pocket~pouch, but less than half the size. We will be offering these alone and in sets of 7. Perfect for that nice gemstone set of dice, that you don't really want clinking together. As well as the perfect housing for that lucky die or player killing dice. They can also fit a full set of gemstone dice, depending on the size, however the gap between the magnet and the side is large enough that they may be able to fall out. We would definitely suggest keeping them in a second dice bag if you choose to use it for a full set. There will be a limit on each color, so priority will be given to the first backers.
As an additional reward, we have partnered with a local woodworker, and friend, to bring you a really cool limited item. There is a limit of 4. These are handmade wooden deck boxes, made out of Purple Heart Wood and Maple for the base and lid. They are designed to hold a full commander(magic: the gathering) deck. It is pictured with my single sleeved 100 card deck.
This time we are offering stretch goals!
Stamps! I will offer a single letter stamp on the bags. The stamp will be placed in angled corner. In the last kickstart I wanted to offer this, so we purchased a fancy stamp set, which we can use on the larger bags, and a small stamp set, for use on the smaller bags. For this kickstarter only, I will not charge more if you would like to add it to your bag. It will be added to the survey at the end.
If we reach this goal we will be offering a lighter brown leather. The difference between this and the tan that we are already offering is the type of leather. This will be almost more like the brown and black leathers we have used, but not oil tanned. This option will be added when the goal is reached.
Due to the large number of rewards available, they will be shipped out in May. It will work like the last kickstarter. I will mail out 25% of the rewards each Tuesday in the month of May. So, hopefully everyone will have received their rewards by the middle of June at the latest.
Where does the money go?
All of the money raised from this project will go towards officially starting the LLC and any fees involved in that, along with the cost needed to mail out all rewards.
Check us out other places!
For updates on the project and to see fun pictures and videos of the process, make sure to follow us on social media!
Youtube @Mandysue93 (This one is new! The hope to share the journey of this kickstarter and after that, share the process of starting and running a small business)
Facebook Designs by Mandy Sue
And don't forget to check out the Etsy store! https://www.etsy.com/shop/DesignsbyMandySue
Risks and challenges
This project is hand made, therefore while our shipping goal is May. This is to account for the possibility of a large number of backers. However, everyone will be kept updated on the process and if the shipping dates will be moved back.
The material has already been bought for the main colors, so the products will be made as the orders come in. This will be done in effort to keep from falling behind and having a large number to complete after the project is over.
The material for the stretch goals will be purchased after the kickstarter, due to this the project may take longer to complete depending on the number of stretch goals unlocked.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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