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Fun shirts inspired by the love of old school Role Playing Games (RPG's). Don't dress like an NPC! www.ArmorClass10.com
215 backers pledged $11,769 to help bring this project to life.

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The Cunnin' Plan

I love gaming.  (And I bet you do too!)  To be honest I don't love T-Shirts as much as I do gaming. But let's face it; polite society requires that we wear a shirt of some kind almost everywhere we go.  So why not combine the two things; our love of gaming and society's  unreasonable requirement that we cover up when out in "teh public".  (No shoes, no shirt, no service indeed!) To that end our crack team of graphic design ninja-pirate-monkeys came up with a bunch of gamer related shirt designs to launch www.ArmorClass10.com; a site that aims to clothe gamers the world over!

Why T-Shirts?

Shirts are a bit like bumper stickers for your body.  They let you make a statement and show some individuality in the process.  But unlike bumper stickers you get to wear a new shirt every day!  (Seriously folks, every day.   Do I have to elaborate on "Gamer Funk"?  Nuff' said.) The T-Shirt is an essential piece of clothing and is really more of a cotton billboard for telling the world who you are, and the things you love.

The Project

This Kickstarter project will kick off the ArmorClass10 site with several T-Shirt designs.  Funds raised will go towards producing the designs, shipping them and funding future T-Shirt releases.  The good news is that we already have all the equipment needed to produce shirts!  From one to one-thousand; we are ready to put shirts out today.  We have full access to a complete screen printing shop, as well as all the other tools and equipment needed to go from concept to finished shirt. 

So unlike a lot of other T-Shirt projects; we will not have to farm out the production of shirts to a third party.  (Well, if the Kickstarter gets thousands and thousands of backers then there is always that option; so I'm not closing any doors!) But by doing the work ourselves, we can keep costs to a bare minimum and that will allow us to focus on some clever niche designs specifically for the table-top gaming crowd.

The Designs

Shirt +1 -Protection From Nakedness
Shirt +1 -Protection From Nakedness
Body by Gygax
Body by Gygax
RPG's Promoting Literacy & Abstinence Since 1974!
RPG's Promoting Literacy & Abstinence Since 1974!
Boobies of Distraction +5
Boobies of Distraction +5
Chaotic Evil -Because I Hate Paladins and the People That Play Them
Chaotic Evil -Because I Hate Paladins and the People That Play Them
You Haven't Lived Until You've Died...During Character Creation.
You Haven't Lived Until You've Died...During Character Creation.
To Me You're Just an Annoying NPC
To Me You're Just an Annoying NPC
Mech Damage Chart -FRONT
Mech Damage Chart -FRONT
Mech Damage Chart -BACK
Mech Damage Chart -BACK
Shirt of Wonder
Shirt of Wonder
Boobies of Persuasion (Save vs. WILL -5)
Boobies of Persuasion (Save vs. WILL -5)
Lawful Good -It Doesn't Mean Lawful Nice
Lawful Good -It Doesn't Mean Lawful Nice
Bards SUCK
Bards SUCK
Chaotic Neutral -So I Can Do Whatever The Hell I Want
Chaotic Neutral -So I Can Do Whatever The Hell I Want
Magic Missile -Seriously, You. Shall. Not. Pass.
Magic Missile -Seriously, You. Shall. Not. Pass.
Now Entering Mirkwood National Forest
Now Entering Mirkwood National Forest
All Your Dungeon Are Belong To Us
All Your Dungeon Are Belong To Us
AC10 Logo -Back Center of most shirts
AC10 Logo -Back Center of most shirts

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Stretch Goals

Our initial funding goal was surpassed in 24 hours!  So what does any good Kickstarter do when the surpass their goal?  They add Stretch Goals, of course! If you keep backing us, we will keep adding designs.

$2500 -UNLOCKED!

Stretch Goal #1 Design -Kickstarter Dungeon
Stretch Goal #1 Design -Kickstarter Dungeon

If you've spent any time on Kickstarter, you have probably seen the ever-popular "Kickstarter Shirt". We are doing our own "take" on that idea.  The final stats printed on the shirt will be the final stats of this Kickstarter project.

$4000 -UNLOCKED!

Elminster Drizzt 2016
Elminster Drizzt 2016

$5500 -UNLOCKED

+5 Slogan of Vorpal Wit (Careful, You'll Laugh Your Head Off!)
+5 Slogan of Vorpal Wit (Careful, You'll Laugh Your Head Off!)

$7000 -UNLOCKED

Dice bags! Yes, dice bags. 

Think of them as really small shirts.  (But without the arm and head holes, of course.)

These bags are cotton, are 4.5 inches wide and 7 inches tall.  Each bag has a drawstring set about 1.5 inches from the top which gives it a "neck" when the drawstring is closed.  The bags also feature a flat bottom gusset so it will stand upright when you fill it with dice! They have also been treated with our top-secret, patent pending Mojo Preservation Technology to ensure your dice never lose their Mojo!

Backers can add a dice bag to their shirt pledge or as a stand alone item for $4.00 each.

Here is the sample with the ArmorClass10 logo and some dice for size references.  I know I hate those really small bags that barely hold one set of dice, and leave you no room for a couple extra D20s and D8s. These bags will hold plenty of dice!

$8500 -UNLOCKED

Yes, you can get this design in different colors if you don't want to end up like most "Red Shirts"!

$10,000 -UNLOCKED!!!

I Have a Restraining Order Against Bigby
I Have a Restraining Order Against Bigby

Certificates

Nothing beats the feeling of tearing open the package that was just delivered and finding that awesome new shirt you ordered.  But to make the experience even more awesome Armor Class10 is producing a series of certificates that you can redeem at your game table!  From a free re-roll to, automatically winning initiative, extra XP or an exemption from paying for your share of the pizza, you never know what exciting and valuable certificates you will receive.  Each order will include certificates, and the more shirts you order the more (and more valuable!) certificates you will receive. (Plus, it seemed like every other Kickstarter was offering stickers, and we wanted to be different.)

The Kickstarter Goal

We're asking for $1500 in backing to launch our line of shirts. We hope to get more, of course, but can produce all of our designs and send them out for this amount.

So, what will the money go to?  As stated earlier, we already have access to a complete screen printing shop. We are one of the newest renters at the Artisan's Asylum, a hackerspace and community workshop located in Somerville, MA.  In addition to such awesome tools as a laser cutter and  3D Printer; they also boast a full woodworking and machine shop and (this is the key to our Kickstarter) a screen printing shop!

The Asylum has a shirt press, washout booth, darkroom; the works!  As renters, we have 24 hour access to all the equipment.  That lets us focus on delivering shirts rather than out-sourcing production or buying equipment.  (And keeps our funding goal as low as possible to get started!) The funds will go mostly to purchasing the blank shirts, paying for the shipping, ink and other supplies. Other funds will go towards producing future designs to sell on the ArmorClass10 website once the Kickstarter concludes.

Our first few shirts, hot off the press!
Our first few shirts, hot off the press!

We are prepared to get cracking on this project and put shirts out now.  The plan is to have all the shirts in the mail come November; just in time for Christmas!  (Or whatever generic or religious winter solstice festival you prefer.)

Thanks for taking the time to look over our project.  We hope you like one or more of our designs enough to consider backing us!

Risks and challenges

The major risk is getting all the items printed and mailed in time for the Holiday season. (And the Zombie Apocalypse, of course. But I suppose that goes without saying.)

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    Dice Bag Add-on. Backers can add one or more dice bags to their pledge. For multiple bags simply adjust your pledge amount. (Two bags for $8.00, three for $12.00 etc.) Stand alone orders for dice bags do not include the certificates that other backer levels do. Shipping within the US is included. For shipping outside the US please add $3.00 per bag.

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    1st Level Fighter- Backers at this level can choose any ONE design. They will also receive a selection of certificates for use in their RPG sessions. Shipping within the U.S. is included. For shipping outside the US (Canada, Europe etc.) please add $10 to cover shipping.

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    Multi-Class Character- Backers at this level can choose any TWO designs. (Even the same on twice, if your so inclined!) They will also receive a selection of certificates for use in their RPG sessions. Shipping within the U.S. is included. For shipping outside the US (Canada, Europe etc.) please add $12 to cover shipping.

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    The Fighter-Thief-Acrobat- Backers at this level can choose any THREE designs, and receive a larger selection of certificates for use in their RPG sessions. Shipping within the U.S. is included. For shipping outside the US (Canada, Europe etc.) please add $14 to cover shipping.

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    4th Level Mage- Backers at this level can choose any FOUR designs, and receive a selection of certificates for use in their RPG sessions. Shipping within the U.S. is included. For shipping outside the US (Canada, Europe etc.) please add $16 to cover shipping..

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    5th Level Cleric- Backers at this level can choose any FIVE designs, and receive a selection of certificates for use in their RPG sessions. Shipping within the U.S. is included. For shipping outside the US (Canada, Europe etc.) please add $16 to cover shipping.

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    6th Level Paladin- Backers at this level can choose any SIX designs, and receive a selection of certificates for use in their RPG sessions. Shipping within the U.S. is included. For shipping outside the US (Canada, Europe etc.) please add $18 to cover shipping.

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    Wand of Wonder- Backers at this level can choose any SEVEN designs, and receive a selection of certificates for use in their RPG sessions. Shipping within the U.S. is included. For shipping outside the US (Canada, Europe etc.) please add $20 to cover shipping.

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    Fireball Spell- Backers at this level can choose any EIGHT designs, and receive a selection of certificates for use in their RPG sessions. Shipping within the U.S. is included. For shipping outside the US (Canada, Europe etc.) please add $25 to cover shipping. You may add additional designs for $12 each.

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    A Natural 20- Backers at this level will receive ALL SIXTEEN designs (Or any combination of shirts they choose like 16 of the same shirt, eight each ot two desings etc.), and a full selection of certificates for use in their RPG sessions. Shipping within the U.S. is included. For shipping outside the US (Canada, Europe etc.) please add $35 to cover shipping.All sixteen designs!

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    You Win Initiative!- This Early Bird Special will get backers any ONE design they choose. Backers will also receive the same benefits as the Zero Level NPC. Shipping within the U.S. is included. For shipping outside the US (Canada, Europe etc.) please add $10 to cover shipping. (Size Small-3XL for all reward levels)

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    The Portable Hole- Backers at this level will receive all SIXTEEN initial designs. Additionally, we will design a shirt specially for your gaming group, family, Game Store Staff or other gathering of misfits, and we will send you 10 copies of that shirt as well! Shipping is included! This option is open to U.S. bidders only.

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