Update, a little bad news & GenCon
Tiles are sorted and Backer Rewards are starting to be boxed. A few local Backers have stopped by to pick up their rewards. As packages are shipped, you will be notified via Fundafull or email if you did not use Fundafull. All packages are scheduled to be mailed out by the middle of September. If you have not received an email notifying you that your rewards have shipped, that is the time to contact me.
A Little Bad News
Due to the increase in the thickness of the tiles, my original packaging of the repurposed VHS case is not going to work. With the thickness of the tiles and the bonus tiles and decor, it takes three VHS Cases to hold all of the contents of a Basic Set. The prototype tiles I made myself were considerably thinner and an entire set would fit. I do not feel that the VHS case holds enough tiles to make sense as a way to store the tiles.
I hated to give up on the VHS case as I always try to have things be multifunctional but this was just not working. I hate to dissapoint anyone and hope that the trade off of thicker and more durable tile salves any hurt feelings.
I do not want to totally leave anyone in the lurch so here are some ideas. We are getting our kids ready for school and you can get an Elementary School Pencil box for only a few dollars. In fact, I was one last night at a corner drugstore for less than $1. Pencil boxes are typically between 2" and 3" deep and about 5"x8" so will easily hold a Basic Set along with dice and some markers.
One Backer, Julien B. picked up a hard pencil box for his tiles and sent me this picture today. This Vaultz brand pencil case can be purchased at WalMart and Amazon for about $10. I have seen similar one of other brands for around $5.
At CVS, a US drugstore chain, I came across this Caliber Expanding File with 13 compartments. Similar ones by C-Line can also be found at office supply stores and Amazon for around $5.
Lastly, I bought a 4 pack of these FileExec 4x6 Index Cases to sort sample tiles I am bringing to GenCon. They can be found on Amazon in a 2 pack for under $5 or this 4 pack with varied colors for $12. Here is a search link. Each case can hold around 50 tiles.
Share any ideas or links you may have and I will post them for other backers.
Following are some of the demo samples I am assembling to take to GenCon. I have used drafting dots to make them hinge (hence the wider crack between the tiles) and allows me to make a small encounter that folds up for easy transport. I have used sticy tack to place cut outs of the various decor items and they are staying in place well despite being folded and moved around for over a week.
Finally, I will be at GenCon next week giving out swag and samples. If any of you are there, be sure to contact me so we can connect. I can be reached through Kickstarter if nothing else and then I will make an email connection with you so we can meet. I will be wearing the Blue Dungeon Tiles Shirt. (I bought myself extras so I will not be wearing the same one every day and stink). I should be the only one that has one of these at this point so do not be afraid to approach me.
And here is a fairly recent picture of me except that my glasses are black now.