Dear tabletop and RPG gamers, enthusiasts, collectors, and friends; welcome to our 1st campaign! We would like to thank you for your support of our work! When you pledge to our campaign, you're not supporting mass-produced, cookie-cutter products from a faceless corporate machine. You'll get a real piece of handcrafted work, created by our team. Your support enables us to do what we love! That means a lot to us, and we're committed to crafting this unique bit of art to breathe new life into your games in exchange. We hope this is just the beginning and plan to bring you many useful and creative projects. So, from all of us, thank you!
Please share amongst friends and groups and encourage others to do the same. The only way we can succeed is if the word gets out quickly, and game enthusiasts pledge. The goal is for all products to be delivered before end of year, but first priority slots are limited and we will work strongly towards delivering these before the holiday season. Consider the DICE TRAYS for your holiday gifts.
We’re entering this Kickstarter as a relatively small, unknown company so it’s extremely important to spread the word and share this page.
//WE HAVE FULLY FUNDED! NOW FOR SOME STRETCH GOALS!
Excuse the rough finish, but the artwork shown will be an option which can be included on lids. We have the next stretch goals in the works. Thank you for your pledges and support!
Update - The 10" and 14" LIGHTED DICE TRAYS have been designed and we love them! They have the same functionality as the 7" version, but with more LED lights.
We also took the opportunity to test out some stains and fabric options. Here are some photos and the updated table of reward options. Stain and fabric options will be chosen once we are funded.
Since we added a bunch of options, here's a handy reference guide to getting exactly what you want:
** If you would like to purchase more than one item, please pledge the additional item cost shown without additional shipping. Shipping will stay at $15 ($30 international/retailer) and does not need to be added per additional item. If you order more than one item, we will pay the additional shipping. Retailers and multi-item buyers can mix and match sizes and colors. We'll reach out directly and make sure we get your orders right.
Before we get too crazy, we realize some people just wanted it simple. If that’s you, we’ll make up several really nice looking packages and add them to the campaign for you to pick from. Easy!
If you like to meddle in all of the things, here’s the update you've been waiting for:
LIDS: These will be matched to the dice tray. "ACCENTS" will be the same color and "MAIN WOOD" will apply to the primary LID/STAND color.
How do you convey all of these options to me?
I'm working towards making the survey multiple choice and work for one or two purchased items. The surveys are available when we fully fund. There are several amazing backers who have pledged for more than two items. I'll work directly with you to get your color combinations organized.
//THE MOOD ALTERING DICE TRAY
Combining our lifelong love of both quality crafts and tabletop gaming, we bring to you: The MOOD ALTERING DICE TRAY!
A lot of tabletop games (especially games like D&D) are about storytelling, creating an immersive atmosphere, and diving headfirst into the world in which you are playing! We wanted to create a dynamic accessory to add visual cueing to any game; to give the Dungeon Master a non-verbal method to indicate peaceful forest walks (GREEN), water/air scenes (BLUE), night (PURPLE) and to non-verbally indicate a DANGER (YELLOW) or imminent ATTACK (WHITE or RED)!
For card games or games where the play is steady or interaction isn’t a primary focus, the MOOD ALTERING DICE TRAY can be set to cycle slowly through all colors or to one of 24 static colors or simply turned off.
This unique accessory can set the tone, atmosphere and mood for dice-based games or act as a centerpiece for card games.
The MOOD ALTERING DICE TRAY is comprised of wood and acrylic layers with black hardware.
The wood layers are Baltic Birch, hand sanded and sealed. The acrylic layers are crystal clear with flame polished edges allowing light to pass through and reflect internally. The Celtic pattern is laser etched into the acrylic and shows through like it’s floating in air. The rolling surface is covered with black velvet fabric. The hardware is black chrome and durable.
The LED lights are visible from any side and top. Operated from a small, 24 button remote control, they can display 16 static colors or 4 pattern modes (strobe, fade, intensity, etc) and cast a glow onto the table and surrounding area. The tray is turned on/off by the remote. The MOOD ALTERING DICE TRAY is powered by x3 AA batteries (not included) which are accessible from the bottom of the tray. The remote comes with a flat cell battery included.
Batteries are easily replaced. Remove the magnetic cover and insert x3 AA size batteries.
// ANALOG DICE TRAY
For those players who don't need or want the lighted version, we have the ANALOG DICE TRAY. This is the same type of wood and acrylic pieces without the bottom layers which light up. Keep it simple and elegant!
// 10" GAMER DICE TRAY
If you're typically running a table with more people, you might need more space to stage and throw dice. Suggested by D&D players and Dungeon Masters, we made this elegant dice tray just for you!
There is now a "LED 10" GAMER DICE TRAY reward!
// 14" MONSTER DICE TRAY
For the Dungeon Masters who say, "go big, or go home", this MONSTER DICE TRAY is made just for you. This item includes free laser etching of a name, image or logo of your choice. LED version is also available.
//THE DICE TRAY LID AND STAND
Available for each size (7", 10" & 14"), this lid attaches with x6 powerful magnets and allows you to store and carry your dice. Just add $5 per DICE TRAY LID AND STAND to add this on to any pledge. These will be made from the same Baltic Birch wood and stained and finished to the same colors and high quality. Note that the photos show unfinished wood for the prototype.
We're working to meet your needs and created a special package which includes optional custom logo engraving and a free stand to tilt the DICE TRAY up in a display case or on a shelf. The display stand will be finished to the same quality and color of the tray it accompanies.
// GIFT ITEM - 1 FREE CRYSTAL* UNICORN MEEPLE
That's right! Designed and made by RPFab, we couldn't find a unicorn meeple anywhere (for real) so we made one. Congratulations! Thanks to your efforts, they now unlocked!
If you haven't joined yet, please put a pledge in and share to get others involved as well! The more people who pledge, the better this project becomes for all!
In preparation for this Kickstarter, we’ve talked to our normal suppliers for wood, acrylics, fabric/leather and hardware. We have their support to deliver materials on time. The LED controller circuit board and remotes have been quoted and can be sourced in a short time frame as well.
We've made several of both the non-lighted ANALOG DICE TRAY and the LED lighted MOOD ALTERING DICE TRAY and they look and feel great. I have no concerns about cleaning up the design and getting started on making these up to the 500 piece level.
If the Kickstarter goes really crazy, I have a plan in place to change the current product for the better while creating benefits future products. Some changes might include: Instead of hand soldering the controller circuit board inside the dice tray, we would likely go to a custom circuit board. We might need to upgrade equipment and/or add machines to increase speed and quality. We would gladly hire people to stay on schedule.
Regardless of how big the project becomes, it’ll always be made here in the USA.
We’ve reviewed, discussed and decided against Early Bird specials and opted to offer one fair price for all backers. We consider this entire Kickstarter to be the Early Bird for the first items we're creating. We are confident that we can make up to 500 dice trays with our current small workshop and stay on schedule.
As mentioned above, if the Kickstarter goes crazy we need to start looking at improving efficiency and adding equipment, humans and design changes – all of which we are happy to do. We've reviewed the plan for 1000-2000pcs. Some of the required changes result in cost savings but some require equipment purchases and investments. The end result doesn't affect the product price significantly, so we decided that the price should continue to stay the same. We're planning to offer add-on gifts, options and/or upgrades.
The price will stay the same because we want everyone to WIN by sharing this page and pledging!
We are charging a flat rate of $15 shipped inside of the USA. International buyers will need to pay $30. Additional items will be shipped at no extra charge.
Our main goal is to deliver an excellent product of the best quality with accuracy, prompt service, and delivery at the best possible price. However, we want you to be even more excited so... we will be including some unique stretch goals to unlock! This may be artwork options other than the Celtic pattern, different types of wood finishes, a cover to protect and convert it to a storage container, swag and freebies or customization. Please post suggestions in the comments and we’ll consider them.
The best way to get the most out of this Kickstarter is to pledge early and share with as many people as possible so that we know you're committed and give us time to organize amazing stretch goals.
Risks and challenges
RPFab LLC will manufacture our 1st Kickstarter Campaign: “MOOD ALTERING DICE TRAY: Color Changing Lights!” in our own USA based workshop.
As with any Kickstarter campaign, there is a slight risk involved when you decide to support a creator. As we have been designing, manufacturing and distributing products for decades and have good working relationships with suppliers, we feel this risk is minimal.
We will be communicating frequently, via email/messages, comments on the campaign page, and Kickstarter updates when there is significant information to communicate.
As soon as this campaign funds, measures are in place to get moving quickly and efficiently. We’re allowing ourselves the necessary lead time to be sure that everything is in order and we’re ready to quickly, efficiently get you your rewards.
We will ensure that all the shipments are going to be shipped safely, in time and in well-protected packages safe from any misfortunes.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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