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Help ThinkerTinkerMaker create the game inserts you want. Please take a quick survey to help let us know what games we have on hand we should make an insert for. We have the physical dimensions, we have the technology, lets make it happen! It will be goal some to add some of these to this Kickstarter Campaign. Game you like not on the list? No problem, suggest a couple of your own and we'll see what's popular. Popular or not, eventually we'll try to make them all.

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OUR GOAL

Thinker Tinker Maker will use the funds raised from this campaign to acquire its own laser cutter for production and future prototyping. A large initial launch order will allow us to buy materials in bulk at a discounted rate. All products in this campaign are listed at the discounted prices based on the bulk option. After all backer items have been shipped, we will launch an online store with the standard prices that will include at least all the self Assemble Items.

OUR INSERTS

ELDER SIGN INSERT FEATURES:

  • Gates of Arkham expansion storage.
  • Unseen Forces expansion storage.
  • Elder Sign core game storage.  

SUBURBIA INSERT FEATURES:

  • Suburbia core game storage.
  • Suburbia Inc. expansion storage. 
  • Suburbia 5-Star expansion storage.
  • 6 component specific engraved dividers. 
  • Sideways box orientation safe.

DOMINANT SPECIES FEATURES:

  • Dominant Species core game storage. 
  • Easy access token trays for each player type. 
  • Removable Hex tiles tray. 
  • Sideways box orientation safe.

 IMPERIAL SETTLERS FEATURES:

  • Imperial Settlers core game storage. 
  • Why Can’t We Be Friends storage. 
  • Imperial Settlers: Atlanteans storage. 
  • Holds approximately 1,300 cards (840 sleeved). 
  • 10 dividers (8 engraved + 2 blanks) 
  • Room for future tokens and faction boards beyond the Atlantean expansion.
  • Sideways box orientation safe.

STAR WARS IMPERIAL ASSAULT CORE INSERT FEATURES:

  • 51 standard sized miniatures storage.
  • 4 medium sized miniatures (Engineer & Nexu) storage.
  • 2 AT-ST walkers storage.
  • 460 Small Cards (300 sleeved) Card Box capacity.
  • 275 Standard cards (150 sleeved) Cards Box capacity.
  • 13 engraved card dividers
  • Core Map Tiles Box.
  • 20 miniatures expansions booklets storage.
  • 2 sets of dice capacity Dice box.
  • All core tokens stored in token boxes.

Key Features

  • Insert accommodates all core game creatures and GOO’s
  • Each of the two trays that hold the faction creatures has the creatures name engraved into it because a) It helps you know where the figures go. b) It looks good.
  • Removable Dice box with 2X dice set capacity
  • Removable Spell Book Box for easy setup and storage
  •  Removable Tokens Box for easy setup and storage
  • Removable faction cultist boxes
  • All the boxes have tabs build in so nothing should slide around if you tilt the box when removing from a game shelf.

 Our Storage Boxes:

HIVE STORAGE BOX FEATURES

WORKER BEE EDITION

  • Self assemble kit.
  • 10 Hand painted Hive Logo letters.
  • Engraved honeycomb design.
  • Felt precut for easy installation.
  • Storage for all current tiles and expansions.

QUEEN BEE EDITION

  • Hand painted Hive Logo Box is pre-assembled
  • Engraved honeycomb design.
  • Felt Liner (Red or Yellow).
  • Sanded, Stained & Sealed.
  • Storage for all current tiles and expansions.

CHECK OUT THE HIVE GALLERY TO SEE THE INTERIOR IMAGES.

*Image shows assembled kit. Mana Station kits ship flat ready to be assembled.

 MANA STATION FEATURES

  • Self Assembly DIY kit which can be stained, sealed or painted as you please (Send us pics of your awesome custom Mana boxes!)
  • Includes 6 engraved dividers: Forests, Swamps, Mountains, Plains, Islands, Non-Basic Lands.
  • Storage for 425 sleeved cards.
  • Also available in Tentacle design. (Selection options post Kickstarter)
  • Self Assembly DIY kit which can be stained, sealed or painted as you please (Send us pics of your awesome custom Mana boxes!)

MANA STATION DESIGN OPTIONS

  • TENTACLES!: A Cthulhian inspired tentacle theme for your box
  • MANA: A MTG inspired land type engraved lid. 

(Designs will be selected post-Kickstarter)

*Image shows assembled kit. Deck Master kits ship flat ready to be assembled.

DECK BOX FEATURES

  • Interior storage stand for one D20 life counter (slot dimension sized based on MTG brand counters).
  • Main Row: Holds 350 Sleeved. (Equivalent of 2X EDH decks, 2X Standard Decks and 2X 15 card Sideboards)
  • Side Slot A: 30 Sleeved Token Cards.
  • Side Slot B: 30 Commander Over-sized Sleeved Cards.
  • Lid cut for D20 life counter to hold die and prevent counter jumps during table bumps.
  • 2X Dice Rows: Each Holds 5 Chessex “16mm” D6 dice.
  • Extra Storage section under Mana Reserves engrave in Lid for miscellaneous gamer bits.
  • Lid engraved with Mana Reserves to track your resources.
  • Elder God font spells out "Now Accepting Sacrifices" on lid face.
  • 4 deck dividers included.
  • Self Assembly DIY kit which can be stained, sealed or painted as you please (Send us pics of your awesome custom deck boxes!)

DECK MASTER DESIGN OPTIONS

  • TENTACLES!: A Cthulhian inspired tentacle theme for your box
  • CLASSIC: A raw wood box so you can customize your Deck Box how you choose. Option: Have a phrase engraved into your box up to 22 characters long. (layout, font, size and examples coming soon)

(Designs will be selected post-Kickstarter)

                      

TENTACLES! MANA STATION FEATURES

  • Includes 6 engraved dividers: Forests, Swamps, Mountains, Plains, Islands, Non-Basic Lands.
  • Storage for 425 sleeved cards.
  • Also available in Tentacle design. (Selection options post Kickstarter)
  • Hand Painted box with Polyurethane protective coat.
        

DELUXE DECK BOX FEATURES

  • Painted and assembled box with tentacle designs.
  • Interior storage stand for one D20 life counter (slot dimension sized based on MTG brand counters).
  • Main Row: Holds 350 Sleeved. (Equivalent of 2X EDH decks, 2X Standard Decks and 2X 15 card Sideboards)
  • Side Slot A: 30 Sleeved Token Cards.
  • Side Slot B: 30 Commander Over-sized Sleeved Cards.
  • Lid cut for D20 life counter to hold die and prevent counter jumps during table bumps.
  • 2X Dice Rows: Each Holds 5 Chessex “16mm” D6 dice.
  • Extra Storage section under Mana Reserves engrave in Lid for miscellaneous gamer bits.
  • Lid engraved with Mana Reserves to track your resources.
  • Elder God font spells out "Now Accepting Sacrifices" on lid face.
  • 4 deck dividers included.
  • Hand Painted box with Polyurethane protective coat.

YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS

Future product line expansion

With the success and completion of this campaign we will continue to create and expanding line of board game inserts and gamer storage accessories. Some additional inserts will be created for this Kickstarter campaign and more are planned to be available in the coming months which can also be added to your existing order

Here’s a sample of some projects on the To-Do list:

  • Cthulhu Wars core game insert (Coming Soon!)
  • Cthulhu Wars expansion storage boxes (In Development)
  • Terra Mystica Insert (Prototyping Phase)
  • Tzolk'in (Prototyping Phase)
  • Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn (In Development)
  • Catacombs game insert (In Development)
  • Castles of Mad King Ludwig (In Development)
  • Continued Star Wars Imperial Assault expansion support
  • Zombicide: Black Plague
  • B-Sieged: Sons of the Abyss
  • Dice Trays
  • Backer recommended games

ADD-ONS: PURCHASING MULTIPLE ITEMS

As you order more inserts the postage weight goes goes up and each add-on covers a small portion of that so we all keep saving on shipping. Want the Star Wars Imperial Assault insert and to add-on the Elder Sign insert? Sure thing! I have a PRICE TABLE that shows a lower add-on price for that Elder Sign insert.

PRICE TABLE

Calculating your Pledge amount: A Helpful Guide

Select your primary pledge then use the add-on chart to add the cost of the additional items to reach your new pledge amount.

Post Kickstarter Survey

When the Kickstarter is complete I will send out a survey that will allow you to select what you wanted to apply your total pledge funds too so no need to worry about that now. Just a little math now and you'll check a couple of boxes a bit later and your good to go!

Example: Zorthon, Ruler of the Omega Galaxy Cluster, wants to buy Elder Sign. Zorthon Pledges at the new Elder Sign that includes shipping at a pledge price of $31 USD. Zorthon also wants Suburbia. A look at the Add-On Chart lists it at $26. Zorthan has a mailing address here on Earth in France. That’s a EU international address so Zorthon needs to add $20 to cover a portion of the postage costs. Zorthon’s total pledge amount is $31+$26+$20=$77. When the Kickstarter is complete Zorthon will get  a survery that lists the primary pledge of $31 for elder sign with a $46 credit, Zorthon will select EU international shipping which accounts for a $20 credit and then selects the Suburbia options which through the power of math sets the total balance to $0. Zorthon now awaits the arrival of some rather epic inserts.

Legal Stuff

All product names are trademarks of their respective owners, which have no way association or affiliation with Thinker Tinker Maker LLC.

Credit where credit is due: Some Banners, card engraved graphics and Icons are made by http://www.freepik.com from www.flaticon.com  and directly from http://www.freepik.com is licensed under CC BY 3.0

Risks and challenges

So far I’ve produced and sold a few dozen of these inserts and created dozens more prototypes working out all the aesthetic, dimension and production bugs. All cutting files for every product available in this Kickstarter are complete and ready to move into production. I have multiple distributors for materials lined up as back up plans in case anything material retailers fail to provides either the quality, quantity or lead time agreed upon. My biggest worry is awesomeness. If too many people want these inserts I am limited by a set production and packaging rate. I have a contingency plan for that. If popularity reaches a level I feel will risk a missed delivery date I will set production in waves based on earliest backers or insert production efficiency. This will help prevent a complete failure on my projected ship date and convert the shipping method to a series of steady beats. My various spreadsheets and calculations account for materials, setup, fees, packaging and handling. In an effort to show my backers the big picture of finances I’ve selected the core numbers and made a pie chart for clarity because I like pie charts, and pi, and pie.

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    TERRAFORMER
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    Core game insert with removable faction, bits and token trays.
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    DIY MANA STATION
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    An engraved Mana Station kit ready to assembly and stain or paint to your heart's desire. You may select from the designs available after the campaign has ended. Includes 6 engraved Mana dividers.
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    WORKER BEE
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    Self assembly Kit.
    Pre-Painted Hive Logo Letters.
    Felt pre-cut for easy installation.
    Storage for all current tiles and expansions.
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    DIY DECK MASTER
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    ELDER GODS
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    Accommodates all core game components.
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    TENTACLES TENTACLES TENTACLES
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    A limited run black and green Tentacles themed Mana Station. Each box is hand painted, assembled and sealed.
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    QUEEN BEE
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    Hand painted Hive Logo Box is pre-assembled
    Engraved honeycomb design.
    Felt Liner (Red or Yellow).
    Sanded, Stained & Sealed.
    Storage for all current tiles and expansions.
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    ANCIENT VAULT
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Funding period

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