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The best game bag you've always known you wanted.
The best game bag you've always known you wanted.
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We are so humbled by everyone’s support, and enthusiasm, for the Game Canopy System! We encourage you to sign up to our newsletter at Level3b.com so you can stay up-to-date on the latest news for this campaign, the future of the Game Canopy System, and other great content from Level 3B.

Welcome to a whole new way to transport your games. The Game Canopy system is designed specifically with your board games in mind. Protect those rare and out-of-print gems, that you always feared to take out to gaming group, and experience the thrill of packing the Game Canopy full of all your favorites! Bring your perfect combination of games in style, and show off your beloved hobby as something you take pride in.

The Game Canopy and Vanguard fold down compactly ~ this makes it easy to carry them in your luggage when traveling to conventions or for storing in-between game nights. Shown here is the Grey base-color with the Peacock Teal trim.
The Game Canopy and Vanguard fold down compactly ~ this makes it easy to carry them in your luggage when traveling to conventions or for storing in-between game nights. Shown here is the Grey base-color with the Peacock Teal trim.
          

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The Game Canopy system focusses on three main things: Unique Front Panel, Squared Shape, and Protection. Though the sizes may vary, and the features will change from one model to another, we’ve got you covered when it comes to traveling in style and ease.

Game Canopy:    $159 retail 

Game Canopy Colors:

 Vanguard:   $109 Retail

Vanguard Colors:

Want more color to add that extra spice to your gaming nights? Maybe the Vanguard is the option for you! The Vanguard is offered in all 5 colors of the Game Canopy trim and makes a great companion or stand alone option for the gamer on-the-go.

The Game Canopy Saddlebag:   $20 Retail

This zippered accessory bag is approximately 6.5" x 10.5" inches (only the bag dimensions ~ not including the hooks) created with mesh and matching Cordura® (you can choose what color you want for your "saddle bag" for this campaign, and it could be a different color than what you have chosen for your bag!) [Note: it was designed for the Game Canopy ~ it can fit on the Vanguard, but it will hang down beyond the base of the Vanguard by a few inches]  

We're opening this for all pledges as an add-on "Community Achievement Award" for $10 (this is a limited Kickstarter offer of 50% off retail.) We will be updating the main campaign page with more details throughout the day, but you can add this to your pledge at any time by increasing your pledge amount.

Strap:  $20 Retail

The strap for the Game Canopy system is interchangeable between models, and specifically designed to match all the great color options.   The strap can be used to carry the Game Canopy, and Vanguard, in both a messenger style and backpack sling orientation. 

These straps are made with Cordura® fabric, and an added layer of padding for comfort, and are equipped with heavy duty metal clips to handle weighty loads.

Game Canopy Rain Fly:  $45 Retail

In order to provide the maximum amount of protection from the elements, we have designed a ripstop nylon rain fly to cover the Game Canopy. This option is especially helpful for cyclists, and those times that take you on longer walks in the rain. The rain fly can only be used if you have a shoulder strap to attach to the D-rings.

NOTE:   The following pledge rewards are not limited to the colors shown. The complete listing for all 5 color options, for both the Game Canopy and the Vanguard, are shown in the feature sections above [Pacific Blue, Hipster Yellow, Peacock Teal, Neutral Grey, Mandarin.]   You will choose your color(s) via a survey after the Kickstarter ends.  Also, if you choose two bags, you can pick their colors individually.

 Group Deals:

NOTE:   We are not offering additional bags through add-ons because we have chosen to provide the simplest and most cost effective options possible.   We thank you for your interest in multiples, and we are looking into possibilities post Kickstarter fulfillment.  

The Canopy Crest is still in the early stages of prototyping, but after our conversation with Fieldtex, we are confident in bringing the Crest to you.

The Canopy Crest will be constructed of the same 1000 denier Cordura® that is used for the Game Canopy and Vanguard. A clear vinyl layer will securely hold any custom name cards that fit within the Canopy Crest (approximately the size of a standard business card: we will update you with the final dimensions when the prototype phase is complete.)

Once the campaign is complete, you will be able to select any of the available/unlocked colors, through the survey, for the edging and the snap-fastened clasp for the Canopy Crest.

The Game Canopy Saddlebag $10

This zippered accessory bag is approximately 6.5" x 10.5" inches (only the bag dimensions ~ not including the hooks) created with mesh and  matching Cordura® (you can choose what color you want for your "saddle bag" for this campaign, and it could be a different color than what you have chosen for your bag!) [Note: it was designed for the Game Canopy ~ it can fit on the Vanguard, but it will hang down beyond the base of the Vanguard by a few inches] 

We're opening this for all pledges as an add-on "Community Achievement Award" for $10 (this is a limited Kickstarter offer of 50% off retail.) We will be updating the main campaign page with more details throughout the day, but you can add this to your pledge at any time by increasing your pledge amount.

Strap $20

Choose the color to match your bag.  These straps are made with Cordura® fabric, and an added layer of padding for comfort, and are equipped with heavy duty metal clips to handle weighty loads.  (Note:  the extra shipping and handling costs are included in the $20)

Game Canopy Ripstop Nylon Rain Fly: $35  

Color ~ black only.   Made with ripstop nylon fabric, to add that extra layer of water protection for the outdoor elements.  (Retail $45)  (all shipping and handling is included in the price)

A Helpful Guide on How to Increase Your Pledge to Claim an Add-on(s):

“1. Click the “manage your pledge” button on the project’s page.

2. Increase your pledge by the amount needed to claim the add-on(s).

3. Save your pledge.”

Guide from: http://www.crowdcrux.com/kickstarter-add-ons/

A Helpful Guild on How to Increase Your Pledge to Claim an Add-on(s): “1. Click the “manage your pledge” button on the project’s page. 2. Increase your pledge by the amount needed to claim the add-on(s). 3. Save your pledge. Do not change the tier that you originally pledged at.” Guide from: http://www.crowdcrux.com/kickstarter-add-ons/We are planning to use a fulfillment center to do the packing and shipping. This being said, please be aware that there still may be extra fees or taxes that may be added to international orders.   As seen in the following chart, there are 4 different shipping levels.  These levels are based on how many bags are being shipped.  If you are ordering only one bag (no matter how many accessories) you are charged the "Single" fee.   If you are purchasing any of the multi bag options, you will not only save on the multiple purchase, you will also save on shipping (see "Double" "triple" "quad" fees.)

Single:

  • VANGUARD - SQUIRE
  • GAME CANOPY - SUPER EARLY BIRD
  • GAME CANOPY - EARLY BIRD
  • VANGUARD - JOURNEYMAN
  • GAME CANOPY - APPRENTICE
  • GAME CANOPY - EXPERT
  • GAME CANOPY - MASTER
  • GAME CANOPY - ADVENTURER

Double:

  • GAME KNIGHT LITE
  • GAME KNIGHT
  • GAME KNIGHT GEEK
  • GAME KNIGHT CHAMPION
  • ULTIMATE GEEK

Triple:

  • GAME CANOPY AMBASSADOR

Quad:  

  • GAME CANOPY ALLIANCE LITE
  • GAME CANOPY ALLIANCE
  • GAME CANOPY ALLIANCE CHAMPION

Once upon a dark and stormy afternoon, Jason showed up at my [Amy’s] house for a day filled with all things board gaming: designing new ones and playing old favorites. This was to be an event filled with Star Wars in the background and an array of awesome snacks befitting an unexpected party of dwarves. It was the day an epiphany would hit him that would change our board gaming paradigm, forever. It started as simple as this, “I need a real board game bag!” Picture ripped plastic, wet corners, jumbled contents and, most of all, the ruined gaming experience.

While this particular quest, we were about to embark on, was not to save Camelot, we did manage to save the rest of our games from uncertain doom. Our desire was for a better way to get from one destination to another without the wizards of board game destruction ruining our game (k)nights. “Ni!”

Starting from that moment, Jason, Matt and myself joined together to create the Game Canopy and all of its traveling companions. Over the course of two years, we have come a long way to bring this final concept to fruition. It began with the forging of the great paper pattern, and moved, after a crash course in sewing, to the fabric prototype.

Here, I will introduce you to Fieldtex: a manufacturer of high-end military, medical, industrial, and specialty bags.  Their portfolio includes the manufacturing of the USA Olympic duffle bags, for the Sochi 2014 winter Olympic games, that were designed by Ralph Lauren. From the moment we walked into their factory, we knew we had found the source to produce the bag of our dreams. We were treated to a grand tour, by one of the upper management staff, and got an insider's look at their quality and craftsmanship. After a brainstorming session with their highly skilled design and sales team, we fell in love with the prototype.

All great quests come with a price. This one is no different. When we first got the numbers for manufacturing, shipping, handling and overhead cost, we had a bit of sticker shock for ourselves. We realized, at that point, that the suggested retail price for the Game Canopy [including a matching shoulder strap] would need to be $159. How could it add up so quickly? The reality is that the dream of what we wanted, and the satisfaction of a well crafted piece of design, does not come cheaply. In all honesty, we understand that this bag is not for everyone’s budget. Our hope with this Kickstarter, is to make it available for those travelers on the same quest.

                                     

We are dedicated to the creation of story and experience driven content, whether it be through illustrated literature, thematic board games, or digital interactive and video content. We believe that the story arc is what drives our innovative designs and fosters the projects we pursue. Creating stories is a rewarding and messy process that we’re not afraid to venture into. From conception to completion we have no problem getting our hands dirty to produce the ideas we envision.

The team here at Level 3B has a wide and diverse set of skills ranging from design, color theory, motion graphics, video editing and sculpting. We also have several years experience operating, fixing, and modifying a range of 3D printers and other fabrication equipment. In addition to the primary team of co-founders, Level 3B is assisted, behind the scenes, by a large group of family, friends, and supporters like you.

Risks and challenges

While we have complete confidence in Fieldtex to deliver a great product in a timely fashion, there are always small chances that there can be a delay somewhere in fulfillment. Should this unlikely event occur, we will keep you updated as to all changes in schedule or the final product design.

The main risks for this project involve slight variations to the final color of the products and the Vanguard logo, as we continue to find the most pleasing color combinations, and the VAT and other fees for out of the country pledgers. We are still investigating the best solution for order fulfillment, but we wanted you to be aware of the possibility of extra fees and taxes.

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    1 x Vanguard
    1 x Shoulder Strap

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    GAME CANOPY ALLIANCE CHAMPION
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