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We Funded the Hash Tag Table Top (HT3) design prototype, a new, more portable and affordable hand crafted table top system!! The end result after overcoming a few obstacles (read updates for more) is this: The Porter available now for order!
We Funded the Hash Tag Table Top (HT3) design prototype, a new, more portable and affordable hand crafted table top system!! The end result after overcoming a few obstacles (read updates for more) is this: The Porter available now for order!
16 backers pledged $906 to help bring this project to life.

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GameNightGeek, llc is a humble small business out of central Ohio in the service of tabletop gamers of all kinds throughout the Midwest and beyond. 

GNG exceeded the funding goal of our initial Kickstarter project for the Game Dais table top prototype in December, 2013 thanks to the interest and generosity of backers like YOU! 

Finished Game Dais Prototype
Finished Game Dais Prototype
Game Dais playtested by Con attendees at GenCon Indy 2014!
Game Dais playtested by Con attendees at GenCon Indy 2014!
Compartmented (or not) drawers on all 4 sides
Compartmented (or not) drawers on all 4 sides
Hash Tag (#) frame sits stable on surfaces as small as 1 ft. square
Hash Tag (#) frame sits stable on surfaces as small as 1 ft. square
Sturdy locking cubby/drawers and wood, speed cloth, & clear acrylic dry-erase game surface layers
Sturdy locking cubby/drawers and wood, speed cloth, & clear acrylic dry-erase game surface layers

The HT3 is to be the next standard table top system design to be offered for order by GameNightGeek, llc at the GNG Etsy store or by custom PayPal invoicing.

The HT3 will be significantly lighter and more portable than the Game Dais, but with many of the same specialized features. 

The HT3 design has the following characteristics:

  • 3ft. by 3ft. interior game surface area.
  • Removeable 1/2" perimeter roll guard rails.  
  • Sturdy pull-out shelving under all 4 sides for books, minis, drinks, snacks, character sheets, cards etc. Hardware for this will be high end for strength and long life.
  • Removeable speed cloth gaming surface layer.
  • Removeable clear acrylic dry erase gaming surface layer.
  • Solid hardwood construction with optional stain or paint finish.
  • Protective felt or plastic nubs underneath to protect the surface on which it is placed.
  • Optional legs and fittings (additional cost).
  • Drawers will lock when pushed in for ease of storage and travel.

The HT3 is designed to be the kind of T-Top you can store easily under your bed, in your basement, behind a couch, or in your garage until you need to put it in your car or bring it with you on the train to take it to your friend's house and set it up on his/her kitchen table, folding card table, coffee table, or milk crate even, for an elevated tabletop gaming experience. 

The HT3's design includes a much thinner and lighter wood base for the gaming surface than the Game Dais design. Its frame is designed to be sturdy and allow for cubby/drawers with a minimal amount of wood to promote light weight as well. I expect it to weigh no more than 50 lbs. 

This Kickstarter funding goal reflects an estimated cost for all wood, hardware (including heavy duty locking drawer rails),  adhesives, speed cloth,  acrylic sheeting,  wood treatments, underlayments, sand paper, stain, felt, etc. that will be necessary to complete the HT3 prototype in-full. 

The estimated price point for a standard HT3 order for non-Kickstarter backers following the conclusion of this prototype project is expected to be $765.00, plus applicable sales tax and shipping/delivery. Construction of the prototype will inform the actual price point by way of revealing the actual cost of materials and hours of artisan labor required.

Stretch Goals!!!

$550 HT3 Tote Straps

  • The first $50 raised beyond the funding goal will go toward materials I will use to develop custom tote straps for the HT3 Prototype, one set of which will be included FREE with every HT3 order made by backers as part of their reward.

$551-$700

  • All funds raised in this range will be divided as equally as possible among (1) any backers of the HT3 prototype who have their own currently running Kickstarter projects in need of funding within one month of this funding becoming accessible and (2) Kickstarter projects to which HT3 backers have contributed, especially tabletop gaming related projects. I should be able to find this info. in each backers' profile. If not, I'll request it in your surveys.
$701-$800
  • Any excess funding raised within this range will be used by GameNightGeek's Brad to contribute to tabletop gaming related Kickstarter projects he deems worthy. 

$801+ 

  • Excess funds raised beyond $800 will be used responsibly to improve GameNightGeek's ability to provide high quality, hand crafted table tops, dice roll trays, and custom orders to tabletop gaming enthusiasts in the Midwest and beyond! Depending on the abundance of this excess, some potential uses could involve: (1) obtaining vendor space at one or more tabletop gaming conventions where we can display prototypes and take orders, (2) investing in marketing & advertising, (3) upgrading our website design, etc.

As we did in our first Kickstarter project that funded the Game Dais prototype, we want to encourage communications from HT3 prototype backers and other interested parties. Suggestions, critiques, and preferences are highly valuable to us, especially from our backers, and we hope to use as many as we can to inform the end result of this HT3 prototype. 

Whether you choose to help fund and inform the HT3 prototype or not, I invite you to check out gamenightgeek.com and our Etsy store to see what we have going on. If you fill out and submit our patron survey at the website, I'll be your best friend. ;)

Thanks in advance for your support!

Brad

Proprietor, GameNightGeek, llc

Risks and challenges

Risk...a classic strategic tabletop board game made that much better when played on a specialized table top system designed to improve the experience.

Be advised that the delivery/completion dates shown for each reward are only estimates. I will stay in contact with backers to inform them if it becomes necessary to push any back. But never fear; YOU WILL GET YOUR PROMISED REWARD ASAP.

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    A hearty "THANK YOU!" for your support of this project and of Game Night Geek's mission to provide affordable, high quality gaming Table Tops, Dice Roll Trays, Custom Orders and more to tabletop gaming enthusiasts in the Midwest and beyond! Now you can follow this project after its funding deadline as well! Also, you can elect to have your name included in a list of generous backers to be immortalized on the interwebz at gamenightgeek.com!

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    CLIP OF EMBARRASSMENT REWARD!
    Each backer on this level will receive a private video clip of GNG's Proprietor, Brad, making a fool of himself in a public place as a cheap advertising ploy for this project and GameNightGeek, LLC. This clip will include a filmed hearty "THANK YOU!" for your support of this project and of Game Night Geek's mission to provide affordable, high quality gaming Table Tops, Dice Roll Trays, Custom Orders and more to tabletop gaming enthusiasts in the Midwest and beyond! Also, you can elect to have your name included in a list of generous backers to be immortalized on the interwebz at gamenightgeek.com!

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    You will win the CLIP OF EMBARRASSMENT REWARD! You will also win a hand-signed, personalized Thank You Card offering my hearty thanks for your interest in and generous support of GameNightGeek's HT3 prototype. Also, you can elect to have your name included in a list of generous backers to be immortalized on the interwebz at gamenightgeek.com!

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    DO IT YOURSELF REWARD!
    You will win the CLIP OF EMBARRASSMENT REWARD & Do-it-yourselfers who choose this reward will receive perhaps the most valuable reward of all, a list of materials, hardware, and cut measurements informed by this prototype's end result delivered via email. Obviously, it wouldn't be very good business for me to provide exhaustive instructions on my process for crafting the Table Top. But at least this way you do-it-yourselfers will have the main components you need in order to...do it yourself. Also, you can elect to have your name included in a list of generous backers to be immortalized on the interwebz at gamenightgeek.com!

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    You will win the CLIP OF EMBARRASSMENT REWARD & $80 off your first order of the HT3 design to be informed by this prototype (price point estimate: $765.00), and a hand-signed Thank You Card offering my hearty thanks for your generous support. Also, you can elect to have your name included in a list of generous backers to be immortalized on the interwebz at gamenightgeek.com!

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    You will win the CLIP OF EMBARRASSMENT REWARD & $160 off your first order of the HT3 design to be informed by this prototype (price point estimate: $765.00), and a hand-signed Thank You Card offering my hearty thanks for your generous support. Also, you can elect to have your name included in a list of generous backers to be immortalized on the interwebz at gamenightgeek.com!

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    You will win the CLIP OF EMBARRASSMENT REWARD & $240 off your first order of the HT3 design to be informed by this prototype (price point estimate: $765.00), and a hand-signed Thank You Card offering my hearty thanks for your generous support. Also, you can elect to have your name included in a list of generous backers to be immortalized on the interwebz at gamenightgeek.com!

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    You will win the CLIP OF EMBARRASSMENT REWARD & $320 off your first order of the HT3 design to be informed by this prototype (price point estimate: $765.00), and a hand-signed Thank You Card offering my hearty thanks for your generous support. Also, you can elect to have your name included in a list of generous backers to be immortalized on the interwebz at gamenightgeek.com!

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    You will win the CLIP OF EMBARRASSMENT REWARD & $400 off your first order of the HT3 design to be informed by this prototype (price point estimate: $765.00), and a hand-signed Thank You Card offering my hearty thanks for your generous support. Also, you can elect to have your name included in a list of generous backers to be immortalized on the interwebz at gamenightgeek.com!

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    C-BUS PLAYTEST PRIZE!
    You will win the CLIP OF EMBARRASSMENT REWARD & You win the $100 or more pledge reward above *AND* you and up to 3 friends get to play your favorite game on the HT3 prototype as playtesters with Game Night Geek Founder, Brad, at your favorite local Columbus gaming store or parlor. Pics of this event will be shared with you and posted online (with the expressed consent of the store or parlor).

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    THE OHIO PRIZE!
    You will win the CLIP OF EMBARRASSMENT REWARD & This one lucky Ohioan will win PERSONAL DELIVERY and set up of one FREE HT3 as informed by this prototype project. Delivery within the borders of our fair state only. ****AAAND... (drum roll) you get to SPEND A WEEKEND AFTERNOON hosting and playing your favorite tabletop game(s) with Game Night Geek's Founder, Brad and any of his avid gamer associates as he can scrounge up for the event! **Also...your FREE HT3 will come with the personal signature of Game Night Geek's Founder, Brad! You will also get copies of photos taken during your game day with us! These same photos will be immortalized on the interwebz at gamenightgeek.com with your expressed consent.

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    THE BIRTHDAY PARTY PRIZE!
    You will win the CLIP OF EMBARRASSMENT REWARD & This one lucky backer will win PERSONAL DELIVERY and set up of one FREE HT3 as informed by this prototype project. Delivery within 3 or 4 hours driving distance from Columbus, Oh (think Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, etc.). ****AAAND... (drum roll) Game Night Geek's Founder, Brad (and any of his avid gamer associates as he can scrounge up to join him) will conduct an entertaining game play workshop for you or your chosen loved one. You choose the date, time, preferred games to learn and play, etc. Perfect for a young kid's birthday party! **Also...the birthday boy's/girl's FREE HT3 will come with the personal signature of Game Night Geek's Founder, Brad! You will also get copies of photos taken during our stay at your party! These same party photos will be immortalized on the interwebz at gamenightgeek.com with your expressed consent.

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    GNG GAME NIGHT & CHEAP FOR LIFE PRIZE!
    You will win the CLIP OF EMBARRASSMENT REWARD & This one lucky backer will win PERSONAL DELIVERY and set up of one FREE HT3 as informed by this prototype project. Delivery up to roughly 600 miles from Columbus, Ohio in the continental U.S. only (Chicago, St. Louis, etc.) ****AAAND... (drum roll) you get to SPEND AN EVENING hosting and playing your favorite tabletop game(s) with Game Night Geek's Founder, Brad, and any of his avid gamer associates as he can scrounge up for the event! ****AAAND**** YOU GET 25% OFF ALL PURCHASES OR ORDERS OF ANY GNG PRODUCTS OR SERVICES FOR LIFE! Also...your FREE HT3 will come with the personal signature of Game Night Geek's Founder, Brad! You will also get copies of photos taken during your game night with us! These same photos will be immortalized on the interwebz at gamenightgeek.com with your expressed consent.

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Funding period

- (58 days)