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By Kobold Krafters LLC
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About

Kobold Krafters Workshop Display
Kobold Krafters Workshop Display

At Kobold Krafters LLC, we’ve been making our Handy Haverboxes, combination dice rolling trays and transportation/storage boxes for friends and local gamers for several years. We’ve field-tested and iterated on our designs again and again with local game groups until we settled on this durable, attractive, and most importantly affordable wooden dice box. We understand that the average gamer doesn’t have the budget to spend hundreds of dollars on dice trays and transport cases, let alone adding the cost of expensive materials or personal customization to the product. For the past six months, we’ve focused on bringing our vision for the Handy Haverbox to life, turning what began as a woodworking hobby craft into a commercially viable product; one that’s affordable by average gamers.  

We begin with a basic model and add additional features through multi-pledge tiers. These pledge tiers allow gamers to add the customization and personalization features that they want in a customized wooden dice box without having to pay for features they don’t want or need.

Why a Kickstarter?

As a part of our research and product development process, we already have production and local/regional representation well in hand. But we want to bring our product to gamers around the country and around the world as well. So we're offering discounts off our everyday pricing to get the word out, to get more avid players a product they'll enjoy, and catch the interest of other Friendly Local Game Stores (FLGS) to encourage local retail sales instead of buying them directly from us, the manufacturer.

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Handy Haverbox Construction 

The Handy Haverboxes are constructed of birch plywood, a wood product that is consistently produced, and made with birch plies all the way through (instead of using different types of wood between birch veneers). We chose this material over exotic hardwoods to specifically avoid the exponential price increase associated with those materials. During manufacturing, we use the same or similar types of cuts for the wood (45-degree miters, rabbets, and straight grooves/channels), and the same or similar professional wood glue (water resistant and rated to nearly 4000 psi). We use a laser to cut the single bisecting line for the lid and front closure to ensure a fit so snug, that it can keep the Haverbox closed with friction alone. We finish our Haverboxes with boiled linseed oil, to provide both a neutral stain that accentuates the birch grain, gives a resilient and durable interior finish, and creates a surface that remains “ workable“ enough to allow further customized by the owner, including staining it a different color, providing a surface which artists or celebrities can draw or write, and still be protected later on with something like a polyurethane permanent finish.

Haverbox Sizing

We chose to have the Handy Haverbox be small enough to stack on top of a binder or tablet during transport, yet big enough inside to just fit a multitude of accessories including small notebooks and pencils as well as your dice and minis as shown in the pictures below!

EXTERIOR: approx. 9.75"/25cm Wide x 6.25"/16cm Long x 1.5"/4cm Tall INTERIOR: approx. 9.25"/23.5cm Wide x 5.75"/14.5cm Long x 1"/2.6cm Tall

Each “dice-sized divider” takes roughly 1"/2.6cm of interior width and each “miniature-sized divider” takes roughly 1.5"/4cm of interior width. Miniature sized dividers are designed to hold your 25mm base and smaller minis frequently used in table top role play games (TTRPGs).

Interior shot - organized
Interior shot - organized

Interior Construction and Customization
 

  • The lower cut front means your rolled dice are never obscured from your view, while higher sides (and use of the box lid) can keep prying eyes from seeing dice rolls that require secrecy.
  • As many as 30 dice can be rolled simultaneously without overcrowding with the most common divider choice (3 dice sized sections).
  • The foam base below the felt liner reduces noise significantly, down to a 10-15dB sound instead of 50+dB caused by rolling directly on wood surfaces.
  • The liner orientation can be switched to accommodate left and right-handed users.
  •  Liner dividers are made from softer Balsa wood (not birch) provide just enough give to remove dice or minis with risk of breaking the divider.
  • The liner dividers can be customized to hold only dice, only miniatures, or a combination of both.
  •  Dividers can fill the entire box, or just take up enough space to hold a few sets of dice.

Whatever accessories a person wants to carry, we can custom craft their Haverbox to match. As the Haverbox customization pledge goes up in tier, the variant option combinations increase from dozens to thousands.

Full Miniature Version used by a GM
Full Miniature Version used by a GM
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Fully rolled results
Fully rolled results

Durability
 

Our first-generation prototypes are still in use after three years of use with metal dice. Their interiors have not needed to be replaced. And when or if they do, our finishing process makes them easily replaceable.

Store display with all lid storage orientations shown
Store display with all lid storage orientations shown

Customizable Options 

Interior Liner Colors

We keep 12 different interior felt options in stock (as well as the foam base layers to match) and these can be chosen as a single color to cover the full interior, or have separate colors split between the rolling area and dividers. Full details on what can be chosen with each backer level will be detailed below.

Miniature Storage Versions
Miniature Storage Versions
Interior colors
Interior colors

 Personalized laser engraving
 

Higher reward tiers offer personalized laser engraving services. The Premium Handy Haverbox line will allows buyers to choose up to two different text options on whichever sides they would like and the Supreme Handy Haverbox allows the purchaser to provide their own custom designs to be engraved on the large faces of the box as well. (types/restrictions detailed below) .

Personalized laser engraving
Personalized laser engraving
Custom Logoing for a partnered contest we sponsored
Custom Logoing for a partnered contest we sponsored

Custom Font sets 

We've licensed the commercial-use rights to the fonts shown here so customers can use matching and thematic fonts for their text as desired.

Custom Font sets
Custom Font sets
Large-format laser beds for timely processing
Large-format laser beds for timely processing

Pledge Levels
 

Read the Pledge Levels carefully. They are organized by when they will ship (First, Second, or Third Wave) and by Feature Tier (Standard, Deluxe, Premium, and Supreme). Not all features are available at each Wave or pledge level.

“Standard” Handy Haverbox

  • ONE interior felt color
  • Up to FOUR dividers sized and oriented as desired
  • Left-Right Rolling Area orientation choice
  • THIS TIER LEVEL CANNOT BE CUSTOM LASER ETCHED

“Deluxe Interior” Handy Haverbox

  • Up to TWO interior felt colors separated at the divider/rolling area transfer
  • Any number of dividers sized and oriented as desired
  • Left-Right Rolling Area orientation choice
  • THIS TIER LEVEL CANNOT BE CUSTOM LASER ETCHED

"Premium" Handy Haverbox

  • "Deluxe Interior" options as detailed above
  • Up to TWO custom text engravings in any of the provided fonts on any side as detailed by the pictures below
  • THIS LEVEL CANNOT HAVE CUSTOM ARTWORK

"Supreme" Handy Haverbox

  • "Deluxe Interior" options as detailed above
  • ANY NUMBER of custom artwork and text options on any side (as shown by the pictures below)
Side numbering and orientation overview
Side numbering and orientation overview

No Stretch Goals 

Instead of making Stretch Goals to “unlock” content we are providing a product that is already fully designed and thought out with customization options already built into the campaign.

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Laser Etching Rules and Art Guidelines 

ALL ARTWORK MUST HAVE THE CREATOR’S RIGHTS TO USE. ALL MEANS ALL.

At Kobold Krafters we value and respect artists and the content they create, whether that's a font or full-blown digital artwork. Any files submitted will be researched to ensure we're not using someone’s content without their explicit consent. This also means we cannot use other companies’ logos or art without the express written consent of their owners. This is true for artwork created by individuals as well.

Example: We cannot engrave a Haverbox with a Dungeons & Dragons logo, or a Warhammer logo. Other art that would likely not be allowed: an image of trademarked fictional character (even if drawn as original art by the backer), the trademarked logo of any product, copyrighted illustrations from books, games, or comics.

If any piece of artwork does not fit these rules, we’ll work with that backer to find an alternative. However, this may delay shipment times.

Make sure your files are yours or have been properly licensed for use.

Placement

Use the diagram above to determine placement of text and artwork. Text will default to the lower right hand portion of each side and can take up 1" High and 3" Wide of space. This can be in larger fonts or smaller ones to create multiple lines of text in the area. Artwork placement defaults to a centered orientation on the box surface as well as being placed to be legible from the "front"/rolling side unless otherwise noted. When used as a GM screen, your artwork will also be right-side up for your players to appreciate properly. The slide show above has an example and an un-etched version side by side for each area.

If you want your text or artwork oriented differently please be sure to specify in the form you'll receive after the campaign ends.

Black and White Line Art Only

We currently do not offer gradient etching services (etching art presented as shades of gray) as the results are too varied to provide the level of consistency we strive for. Any colored area of your file will be etched in at the same depth so a black & white piece of art will leave the white areas untouched and the black areas etched to depth.

Because of this, we strongly recommend that ONLY black and white line artwork be provided. Higher resolution files will produce significantly better results.

NOTE: Converting gray scale or color artwork to black and white line art may be possible but will have an additional set-up cost not covered by this kickstarter.

For more examples and custom artwork examples please feel free to visit our website https://www.koboldkrafters.com/

Risks and challenges

We've spent the last year beta-testing and creating best practices to ensure consistent production, suppliers, quality, and viability. We've gone through the customs and export process to make sure that our International shipments are properly claimed and itemized. The main challenge is fulfilling through Kickstarter as they don't seem to have a proper VAT/import tax calculator like we do on our website which allows us to give customers in other countries a very close approximation of their final cost. To overcome that we've decided to charge a flat shipping rate per pledge level that is actually slightly or significantly under the average cost and we'll be footing the remainder for any Kickstarter orders. Orders may still be subject to local postal processing fees as with all international orders.

Our production facilities give us the reliability of back-up devices for production tools like saws, laser cutters, and workshops. We also have alternative emergency options in case of catastrophes that might otherwise cause delays.

We always work at least 2 weeks of production in advance and generally aim to have the following months Haverboxes built and awaiting interior finishing. This helps us ensure that in that worst-case scenario of multiple workspaces having tool issues we still retain a buffer to keep fulfillment on track.

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    First Wave - (1x) Standard Haverbox

    Pledge backers will receive One "Standard" version of our Handy Haverbox in our FIRST WAVE of shipments to ship out within 30 days of Project Fulfillment. This includes a single color interior choice and up to 4 dividers sized by the pledger. STANDARD VERSIONS CANNOT HAVE CUSTOM LASER ENGRAVING.

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    Pledge backers will receive One "Standard" version of our Handy Haverbox in our SECOND WAVE of shipments to ship out within 180 days of Project Fulfillment. Second wave orders can add up to THREE more Standard Haverboxes by pledging $30 more per box desired. You will receive the corresponding number of order forms to process each one. This includes a single color interior choice and up to 4 dividers sized by the pledger. STANDARD VERSIONS CANNOT HAVE CUSTOM LASER ENGRAVING.

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    Third Wave - Varied Ordering

    Pledge backers will receive One Handy Haverbox in their desired style per properly pledged amount as detailed below in our THIRD WAVE of orders to ship out within 365 days of Project Fulfillment. You will receive the corresponding number of order forms to process each one. SUPREME EXTERIOR versions can have ANY NUMBER of custom text and art engravings chosen by the backer on each Haverbox and they can be different choices for each Haverbox.
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    - Standard versions have a single felt color and up to 4 dividers with NO LASER ENGRAVING
    - Deluxe versions can have two felt choices and any number of dividers with NO LASER ENGRAVING
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    First Wave - (1x) Deluxe Handy Haverbox

    Pledge backers will receive ONE "Deluxe Interior" version of our Handy Haverbox in our FIRST WAVE of shipments to ship out within 30 days of Project Fulfillment. This includes up to TWO felt interior color choices and any number of dividers sized by the pledger for each. DELUXE VERSIONS CANNOT HAVE CUSTOM LASER ENGRAVING.

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    Pledge backers will receive One "Deluxe" version of our Handy Haverbox in our SECOND WAVE of shipments to ship out within 180 days of Project Fulfillment. Second wave orders can add up to THREE more Deluxe Haverboxes by pledging $40 more per box desired. You will receive the corresponding number of order forms to process each one. This includes up to TWO felt interior color choices and any number of dividers sized by the pledger for each. DELUXE VERSIONS CANNOT HAVE CUSTOM LASER ENGRAVING.

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    First Wave - (1x) PREMIUM Handy Haverbox

    Pledge backers will receive ONE "Premium Exterior" version of our Handy Haverboxes in our FIRST WAVE of shipments to ship out within 30 days of Project Fulfillment. This includes up to TWO felt interior color choices and any number of dividers sized by the pledger for each. PREMIUM EXTERIOR versions can have up to TWO (2x) custom text engravings chosen by the backer on each box. THIS VERSION CANNOT HAVE FULL LASER ETCHED ARTWORK - TEXT ONLY.

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    Pledge backers will receive One "Premium Exterior" version of our Handy Haverbox in our SECOND WAVE of shipments to ship out within 180 days of Project Fulfillment. Second wave orders can add up to THREE more Standard Haverboxes by pledging $50 more per box desired. You will receive the corresponding number of order forms to process each one. PREMIUM EXTERIOR versions can have up to TWO (2x) custom text engravings chosen by the backer on each Haverbox and they can be different choices for each Haverbox. THIS VERSION CANNOT HAVE FULL LASER ETCHED ARTWORK - TEXT ONLY.

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    First Wave - (2x) Standard Haverboxes

    Pledge Backers will receive TWO "Standard" versions of our Handy Haverbox in our FIRST WAVE of shipments to ship out within 30 days of Project Fulfillment. This includes a single color interior choice and up to 4 dividers sized by the pledger for each. STANDARD VERSIONS CANNOT HAVE CUSTOM LASER ENGRAVING.

    To provide as many different pledgers with Handy Haverboxes first wave orders can have NO extra Haverboxes added onto their orders.

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    First Wave - (2x) Deluxe Handy Haverbox

    Pledge backers will receive TWO "Deluxe Interior" versions of our Handy Haverboxes in our FIRST WAVE of shipments to ship out within 30 days of Project Fulfillment. This includes up to TWO felt interior color choices and any number of dividers sized by the pledger for each. DELUXE VERSIONS CANNOT HAVE CUSTOM LASER ENGRAVING.

    To provide as many different pledgers with Handy Haverboxes first wave orders can have NO extra Haverboxes added onto their orders.

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    Second Wave- SUPREME Haverbox (180 days)

    Pledge backers will receive One "Supreme Exterior" version of our Handy Haverbox in our SECOND WAVE of shipments to ship out within 180 days of Project Fulfillment. Second wave orders can add up to THREE more Supreme Haverboxes by pledging $80 more per box desired. You will receive the corresponding number of order forms to process each one. SUPREME EXTERIOR versions can have ANY NUMBER of custom text and art engravings chosen by the backer on each Haverbox and they can be different choices for each Haverbox. THIS VERSION CAN HAVE FULL LASER ETCHED ARTWORK on the lid and/or base providing it follows our listed guidelines.

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    First Wave - (2x) PREMIUM Handy Haverbox

    Pledge backers will receive TWO "Premium Exterior" versions of our Handy Haverboxes in our FIRST WAVE of shipments to ship out within 30 days of Project Fulfillment. This includes up to TWO felt interior color choices and any number of dividers sized by the pledger for each. PREMIUM EXTERIOR versions can have up to TWO (2x) custom text engravings chosen by the backer on each Haverbox and they can be different choices for each Haverbox. THIS VERSION CANNOT HAVE FULL LASER ETCHED ARTWORK - TEXT ONLY.

    To provide as many different pledgers with Handy Haverboxes first wave orders can have NO extra Haverboxes added onto their orders.

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    First Wave - (4x) Standard Haverboxes

    Pledge backers will receive FOUR "Standard" versions of our Handy Haverbox in our FIRST WAVE of shipments to ship out within 30 days of Project Fulfillment. This includes a single color interior choice and up to 4 dividers sized by the pledger for each. STANDARD VERSIONS CANNOT HAVE CUSTOM LASER ENGRAVING.

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    First Wave - (4x) Deluxe Handy Haverbox

    Pledge backers will receive FOUR "Deluxe Interior" versions of our Handy Haverboxes in our FIRST WAVE of shipments to ship out within 30 days of Project Fulfillment. This includes up to TWO felt interior color choices and any number of dividers sized by the pledger for each. DELUXE VERSIONS CANNOT HAVE CUSTOM LASER ENGRAVING.

    To provide as many different pledgers with Handy Haverboxes first wave orders can have NO extra Haverboxes added onto their orders.

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    First Wave - (4x) PREMIUM Handy Haverbox

    Pledge backers will receive FOUR "Premium Exterior" versions of our Handy Haverboxes in our FIRST WAVE of shipments to ship out within 30 days of Project Fulfillment. This includes up to TWO felt interior color choices and any number of dividers sized by the pledger for each. PREMIUM EXTERIOR versions can have up to TWO (2x) custom text engravings chosen by the backer on each Haverbox and they can be different choices for each Haverbox. THIS VERSION CANNOT HAVE FULL LASER ETCHED ARTWORK - TEXT ONLY.

    To provide as many different pledgers with Handy Haverboxes first wave orders can have NO extra Haverboxes added onto their orders.

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