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Firing Arc at 65cm distance in normal light.
Firing Arc at 65cm distance in normal light.

Being ON-TARGET is important! However, getting an accurate LINE OF SIGHT or determining a FIRING ARC in your preferred miniatures game can be difficult, frustrating, and strain friendships: With ON-TARGET it's as simple as point and click. Save time and your friends. We have selected the beam width, focus distance, and output ideal for accurate gaming needs in order to deliver a product superior to anything else on the market today.

Production Artist Rendition of Limited Deluxe KS Exclusive
Production Artist Rendition of Limited Deluxe KS Exclusive

The ON-TARGET line laser is based on the same sturdy units used in industrial, construction, and manufacturing sectors to deliver long reliable life. In fact the components for these lasers were originally designed to operate mounted on tools such as circular saws and in other high-vibration environments- so we know it will hold up well to gamer needs, use and abuse.

Ergonomically designed to allow easy top down display with a thumb actuator it has two operating modes; 'constant on' and 'momentary'.

This is no mickey-mouse dollar-store laser, this is the real thing.

Line of Sight 65cm distance under bright fluorescent lights.
Line of Sight 65cm distance under bright fluorescent lights.

We're gamers just like you, and face it, we all know we can afford the little extra to make the games we play easier, faster, and more fun.  From historical miniatures games to RPGs like Dungeons & Dragons, and for only a little more than the cost of a mini in games like Star Wars X-Wing & Armada, Warmachine & Warhammer you are getting great value for a great product. 

J G Baxter

Making games better is what I do, either with accessories or designing rpgs and tabletop games.  Currently I'm play-testing a variety of mine in various stages of development, and I also like to try a lot of games my fellow members in the Game Artisans of Canada create.

Not long ago I worked along side Wilf Bachaus and Walter Parkes to develop the next version of Chivalry & Sorcery, which was cancelled after the untimely death of Wilf.  Since then I've picked up an older RPG project; Crown & Scepter, a d20 Feudal system for a more realistic and intuitive fantasy RPG experience.

I've played a lot of miniatures games from historical to fantasy to sci-fi, and last year with my friend Gabriel quite a bit of X-Wing and soon Armada, we decided that it'd be a good idea to get the On-Target laser to market before we killed each other trying to figure out Line of Sight. =D

Gabriel Martin

I’m a lifelong gamer, developer, tinkerer and inventor.  I've developed a  number of products and now I’m a partner in GameSmith in order to bring my gaming ideas to market. 

My background is in graphic design and I've found that there are many overlaps between the graphic design and product development disciplines. Good products are well designed. Over the years I've developed gaming boards, transparent dice towers, gaming lasers, various game card holders and other non-game related products.

Line of Sight 18cm distance pretty much Impossible to washout without a Supernova. ;)
Line of Sight 18cm distance pretty much Impossible to washout without a Supernova. ;)

We'll be shipping from Canada to Canadians and from America to Americans.  We are happy to say we'll also be shipping from the EU to the EU. All this will be saving you lots of money and hassle. All other countries are considered to be "Worldwide". Shipping to areas outside Canada, the EU, and the USA, may result in additional duty, taxes, and brokerage fees. 

We've priced shipping fulfillment as low as possible to make this work for everyone, we suggest that you can save even more on shipping when buying in groups, although that's optional.

We are unable to split up orders into multiple locations for delivery, if you order more than one then everything will ship to your single location.

$11,000

  • Limited Deluxe Kickstarter Exclusive; A two pack of On-Target with both a red and a green laser in a metal case with a foam insert. Each case will hold 2 lasers and 4 batteries (included). $129 plus shipping. If we can reach our $25,000 stretch goal we can take $5 off of the shipping cost and $10 off the shipping if we reach our $50,000 goal (passing on our bulk production discount to you!). Limited numbers, only 100 sets!

$25,000

  • Optional Base Add-On (not required); TBA.
  • $5 off shipping for the Limited Deluxe Kickstarter Exclusive.
  • All backers receiving On-Target will receive two extra batteries, a $4 value.

$40,000

  • Another $10 off shipping for the Limited Deluxe Kickstarter Exclusive.
  • 10% off all shipping of single or multiple lasers!

$75,000

  • 20% off shipping! From our already low prices we'll subsidize it even more!
  • We'll add the option to change the laser colour to green (for those not getting the Limited Deluxe Kickstarter Exclusive. These are higher power and significantly costlier, each green laser would be a +$45 add-on.

$100,000

  • We'll be able to reduce the cost of the green laser add-on to +$35.
  • The option to change the casing of the laser to look like a lightsaber or a sonic screwdriver (the casing will remain roughly similar in size) will be added for a +$15 add-on...if we get a 1000 orders for that type after sending out our final survey.
  • What the heck, we'll allow people to add a novelty item; a Shark with a frickin' laser beam attached to it's frickin' head! This will be a laser pointer. A $8 add-on.
  • Extra Batteries; ON-TARGET comes with 2+, now you can add 4 extra LR44 batteries and power your other things, and at 50% off. +$3 add-on.
  • Graphics; For $79 +$1 per Laser you can add your name, group, store, organization, url, or any short message or simple one colour image (subject to our approval).  This is placed opposite the On-Target name on the laser.
  • More Lasers; You can double your (red laser) order, and at a 5% discount for all your (red) lasers based on your reward tier (+$2 shipping per laser). Add the following for the additional lasers which includes the extra shipping: Individuals +$29.00, Small Groups +$118.00 Large Groups $195.50.
  • Other Options; When we unlock stretch goals the add-on's there will also become available.

 Specifications (Not Final):

  • Operating Distance / Focus distance: 50cm
  • Beam Shape: Line (Fan Angle 90°)
  • Wavelength: 635nm red
  • Line Thickness: <1.0mm@1m
  • Focal Power: 0.39 mW

Batteries: 2 X LR44 (included)

Warning:

  • Avoid direct eye exposure.
  • Laser radiation emitted from aperture.
  • Do not attach to a frickin' shark so it has a frickin' laser beam on its frickin' head.
Line of Sight 100cm distance under bright fluorescent lights.
Line of Sight 100cm distance under bright fluorescent lights.

Risks and challenges

Done deal!

In the last year we've been working hard at getting the best solution to make a laser designator that solves the problems of Line of Sight and Firing Arcs, our experienced team has sourced the product and have been using various prototypes since July of 2014.

We've wanted to release our On Target laser for a long time, and have diligently developed it to be the best out of the gate and not fool around with an inferior product- failing you would be unacceptable.

After many discussions and planing with our manufacturers, suppliers and testers, checking out all the options for the laser and packaging as well as planning the busy shipping fulfillment process to get you the best value, we're ready.

All that being said life is never certain, someone could get up after a picnic and end up crawling for three days out of a forest, weird things happen. Delays from manufacturing or shipping are unlikely, and customs can be thorough and may delay occasional shipments, though not often.

We feel confident that those are the rare exceptions, we've built in lead time to deal with them and we expect no issues (I'm also not allowed into a forest without a foghorn, GPS, and flare gun). We've even conducted a course for our testers on 'Why you should not get a shark and attach our frickin' laser to it's head'.

We know what a backer wants, we are backers. The important thing is that we provide what we say we will and we're transparent and honest with you every step of the way, and we will.

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    INDIVIDUALS (EARLIEST BIRD) - (~$23 USD) Receive one On Target Laser Designator! Add $5 Shipping to USA & Canada! Add $10 to ship to EU, or $15 to ship worldwide. Includes SUPPORTER pledge.

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    FALLCON PICKUP- (~$49 USD) Receive one On-Target Laser Designator! Receive one FallCon weekend pass. NO SHIPPING, local pickup at FallCon 2015 Oct 16-18. Includes SUPPORTER pledge.

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    (DELUXE 2-Pack) - (~$95 USD) Receive one each On Target GREEN & RED Laser Designator, in a Limited KS Deluxe metal case exclusive to the kickstarter! Add $15 Shipping to USA & Canada! Add $25 to ship to EU, or $35 to ship worldwide. Includes SUPPORTER pledge.

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