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Tabletop FoundationsBy Tabletop Foundations
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Tabletop FoundationsBy Tabletop Foundations
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$856
pledged of $2,500pledged of $2,500 goal
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, June 14 2019 6:59 AM UTC +00:00.

About

Hi all, we're Chris and Nichole from Tabletop Foundations! We create high quality tabletop accessories that focus on giving players options that add to their tabletop gaming experience. Our newest accessory is one that we're super proud of and we love what it's allowed us to do in-game. Thank you for giving us this time to introduce to you our Tracker!

Our Initiative Tracker is a compact tool that simplifies combat by allowing DMs to create groups of NPCs and then use Character and Letter Tiles to track those groups. 

The simple act of placing similar enemies into groups gives players and DMs a way to organize encounters. This type of organization is a natural and intuitive way to help everyone at the table better understand exactly what is happening and who is doing it.  As you learn about our Tracker we believe you'll find that, while our Tracker can be used in many different ways, the core theme behind it all is to create a tabletop experience that gives players more control over their game.

  All Character Tiles are personalized to say exactly what you would like. We do recommend getting pairs, though; see why in the "Using Character Tiles" section, below! If you do not want to personalize your Character Tiles we will supply you with generic lists as found below.

If you would like to pledge at a certain level but would also like a different amount of Letter Tiles or Character Tiles than found in that pledge rewards, then message us and we will help you get exactly what you want. For example, if you would like a Medium Initiative Tracker that only comes with Letter Tiles A-Z and no Character tiles, just send us a message!

Small Initiative Tracker Generic List: Player 1 - Player 2 - Player 3 - Player 4 - Goblin (x2) - Wolf (x2) - Troll (x2) - Bear (x2) - Guard (x2) - Kobold (x2) - Orc (x2) - Undead (x2) - Bandit (x2) - Spider (x2) - Cultist (x2) - Ooze (x2) - Gnoll (x2)

Medium Initiative Tracker Generic List: The Generic Small List + Player 5 - Player 6 - Rat (x2) - Snake (x2) - Merchant (x2) - Spirit (x2) - Elemental (x2) - Demon (x2) - Displacer Beast (x2) - Archer (x2) - Mage (x2) - Peasant (x2) - Noble (x2) -  Ogre (x2) - Fey (x2) - Boss (x2)

Large Initiative Tracker Generic List: The Generic Small List + The Generic Medium List + Player 7 - Player 8 - Gargoyle (x2) - Boar (x2) - Deer (x2) - Griffin (x2) - Owlbear (x2) - Bugbear (x2) - Witch (x2) - Knight (x2) - Were-Creature (x2) - Harpy (x2) - Champion (x2) - Child (x2) - Cleric (x2) - Dryad (x2) 

 We really like the idea of customization when it comes to the Character Tiles. We think that being able to choose what NPCs you receive gives you tons and tons of options in managing your campaign. However! We also really enjoy using the Character Tiles in pairs, with one going on the NPC groups section:

And one going onto the Initiative section:

We think having one Bear in the NPC Groups section and one Bear on the Initiative section lets you easily tell the exact order of the bear group, as well as the exact order of the other groups in the encounter. AND it also lets you use the third set of Letter Tiles to track groups on the map.

With the Letter Tiles on the map we can easily look back and forth between the NPC Groups section and the game map and we know exactly who's in this terrible, terrible bear room and when their turn is. This is super powerful and so we think that when choosing what you want your Character Tiles to say, we really do recommend getting them in pairs so that you can also have this level of control over your encounters! 

One of the very handy perks of our tracker: Minis Stand-ins!

Even MORE uses for the Letter Tiles! 

There are many different systems that handle initiative. Watch this video to see how our Tracker can adapt to any system you choose!

                          We'd love to hear from you if you have any questions or concerns!

 Kickstarter is a unique mosh-pit of tabletop enthusiasts and laypeople. Regardless of their level of "gamer", the members of this community recognize and appreciate products that are useful and elegant.

We want to create the Initiative Tracker because we feel that it is a great addition to anyone's tabletop experience. Unveiling our project here, at Kickstarter, forces us to prove to everyone that our Initiative Tracker is just as good as we think it is. 

Kickstarter will allow us to create our Initiative Tracker and also improve upon it with community-driven stretch goals. We're really looking forward to taking our Initiative Tracker to the next level with our community's help. Thank you for giving us this opportunity. 

 We are charging a flat rate for shipping to simplify the shipping process as well as help split costs between ourselves and our backers. 

If you would like your Pledge to be shipped outside of the US then you will be responsible for any customs and import fees.

 If, after the campaign has ended, you would like a refund on your pledge =(, we will do our best to work with you. Kickstarter has a general policy of a 2 week refund period but we will attempt to go beyond this to ensure you have a positive experience with our Initiative Tracker campaign. 

Risks and challenges

As a manufacturer of tabletop accessories we know some of the innate challenges that come with designing and producing a quality, useful product. However, the possibility of unforeseen difficulties is ever-present and so we do know that staying prepared is a key step in running a successful Kickstarter. Barring Acts of God, we believe that the ship-by date we have set is realistic and we believe that, should challenges arrive, our level of communication and our dedication to the community will see us through.

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    Personalized Character Tile Pack

    Your choice of personalized character tiles to augment your initiative tracker or to use standalone! Use this pledge to give yourself even more ways to physically represent anything! If you would rather receive the generic monster list, then you will get Player tiles 1-4 and 2 sets of 13 unique monsters.

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    Alphabet Tile Pack

    3 sets of letters (A-Z) gives you a huge amount of versatility in tracking your monsters, treasures, players, traps, persistent spell effects, doors, dropped items, pets... ANYTHING!

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    Combination Character/Letter Tile Pack

    This pledge combines the two tile pack pledges to give you SO MANY tiles and all of the tracking freedom!

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    Do you love the idea of having a huge set of unique tiles? We do, which is why this pledge gives you ONE HUNDRED character tiles, along with 3 sets of letters A-Z.

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    The Small Initiative Tracker

    Our original 10 slot Initiative Tracker comes with stand and your own personalized set of tiles. Everything you need to easily track initiative, combat, and character locations.

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    The Medium Initiative Tracker

    Our 20 slot Initiative Tracker is designed to make tracking large scale battles easy and fun for both player and DM. Comes with Stand, 60 Letter Tiles, and 60 personalized Character Tiles.

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    • 60 Letter Tiles (3 duplicate sets of letters A-T)
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    The Small Tracker... BUT WITH MORE TILES

    This pledge is for those who want to easily track initiative AND be buried under a mountain of character tiles. This pledge adds 60 character tiles to the Small Initiative Tracker Pledge, giving you 90 personalized Character Tiles!!

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    The Large Initiative Tracker

    Our 30 slot Initiative Tracker. This is the big one! 30 slots allows for the giantest of giant battles AND it comes with enough tiles to populate an entire campaign! This tracker comes with Stand, 90 Letter Tiles, and 90 of your own personalized Character Tiles.

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    • 90 Personalized Character Tiles
    • 90 Letter Tiles (3 duplicate sets of letters A - AD)
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    The Medium Tracker...BUT WITH MORE TILES

    This pledge is for those who want to easily track initiative AND be buried under a mountain of character tiles. This pledge adds 60 character tiles to the Medium Initiative Tracker Pledge, giving you ONE-HUNDRED AND TWENTY personalized Character Tiles!! This is really, like, a lot of tiles.

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    The Large Tracker... BUT WITH MORE TILES

    This pledge is for those who want to easily track initiative AND be buried under a mountain of character tiles. This pledge adds 60 character tiles to the Large Initiative Tracker Pledge, giving you ONE-HUNDRED AND FIFTY personalized Character Tiles!! A mildly obscene amount of tiles.

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