Tinker Bits: Steampunk Metal Meeples now live!
We have fired up a new project that may be of interest to you, Tinker Bits: Steampunk Metal Meeples!
Also, if you're in the area, we'll be... Read more
Tinker Dice II
Since it may be of interest to some of you, I wanted to mention that we have just launched a new campaign, this time for plastic Tinker... Read more
Dice Shop, Plastic Tinker Dice & Other Oddments
I think we've sorted out most lingering issues, but if you don't have your goodies, please let us know in private messages and we'll sort it out.... Read more
As noted last time, all of the goodies should be either in your hands on en route. We havehad a few come back to us for one... Read more
Merry Christmas and Shipping Sorted!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Just ten minutes ago, I dropped off the last big batch of goodies that needed to be sent out. There are... Read more
Gearpunk Dice Remainders
Just a quick notice this time. We received the Gearpunk Dice from the factory that were missing from the big shipment. ...sort of.
Once again, they messed... Read more
Black Nickel, Black Friday
It's officially Black Friday, one of the biggest shopping days here in the U.S., and just a few hours ago, we received word that the remaining Gearpunk... Read more
Mini Gearpunk Update
We've been chewing through the shipping of these Gearpunk dice, and since the factory messed up some of the quantities, we've run into a problem. We'll be sending... Read more
We're still chewing through the shipping, getting these out as quickly as we can. I'm still extraordinarily busy, looking for work, but we're hoping to get them all... Read more
Botched Black Nickel
Ah, I'm terribly sorry, but I need to add a sad asterisk to the joyous news of the arrival of the Gearpunk Dice.
I forgot to note that the company... Read more
Gearpunk Dice Arrived, Processing in Progress
The Gearpunk Dice have arrived!
We received the Gearpunk Dice late Thursday night (OK, I had to go pick them up at the UPS depot since the shippers messed up... Read more
Address Check and Tinker 2015
UPS has updated their database, and the Gearpunk Dice are in "clearing", going through Customs inspections and whatever other paperwork they deem fit. The shipping delivery date has... Read more
Gearpunk Dice Delivery Schedule
Just a quick note today. If UPS is to be believed, we'll have the Gearpunk Dice in hand by "end of day Thursday" the ninth of October. It's... Read more
Gearpunks in Bags
We received an email this morning with some photos you all might be interested in. Not beauty photos, no, we'll take those ourselves, but these are at least optimistic photos... Read more
Good Gearpunk News... I Think
Just a quick notice, we received an email from the Gearpunk production house this morning. It consists of the following, quoted verbatim:
"Products has been completed... Read more
Gearpunk Dice In Polishing
Just a quick note today, sorry I don't have anything more.
We received word that the Gearpunk Dice are in the "polishing process". They said they would send photos Friday (four... Read more
Tinker Gearcoin Project Cross-Promotions
We're winding up the Tinker Gearcoin project, and have a cross promotion we've just introduced, as well as an internal promotion if you (or someone you know!) wants... Read more
Aiming for Zen
As might be guessed by the post title, it's a time for maintaining a Zen-like calm in the face of, well... the usual. No real news. I've... Read more
Gearpunk Dice Update
Good morning, everyone!
I realized that I never posted the photos of the Gearpunk Dice prototypes here. We received them and asked them to get to work on the... Read more
Tinker Gearcoin Project is Live!
This one's quick:
The Tinker Gearcoin project is live! Please check it out and spread the word. The more the merrier, and we have some fun coins we can... Read more
That Did Something!
Well whaddayaknow... it turns out that getting that other company to poke the Gearpunk Dice production house did the trick!
We *finally* received word from the factory that they have... Read more
Sorry I've been out of touch for a while, it's been crazy here. Trying to sort out unemployment, find new work and such takes a lot of... Read more
Kibbles and Bits
We heard from the Gearpunk Dice production crew very early this morning, noting that they need nine more days. They didn't say whether that was for the full... Read more
Gearpunk Prototypes 2.0
Our latest effort at making absolutely sure that the Gearpunk Dice are done the way we want them is to send the company a set of the plastic prototypes we... Read more
Plastic Tinker Dice
Just a quick reminder, everyone:
If you want plastic Tinker Dice, we've partnered with these guys to make them available, in a variety of plastic and paint colors... Read more
Winds of Change
Life has a way of changing. Circumstances shift around, minds change, that sort of thing.
To the point, I was laid off of my salaried job just over two weeks... Read more
Plastic and Poe
Just a quick update this time, with a dash of potential news.
We're still waiting on the Gearpunk Dice, of course, but once upon a time, we talked about making... Read more
Waiting and Watching
Yes, we're still waiting on news for the Gearpunk Dice. I have cleaned up our packaging area a bit, getting ready for them... but it still feels a little like... Read more
We're still waiting on the Gearpunk Dice, but they are working on them. No photos to show of progress yet, but I'll let you all know as soon as we... Read more
We received the photos of the new prototype for the Gearpunk D20. It's... going to need work.
Yes, I'm sort of losing my mind here. I really hate... Read more
Not much news to report on the Gearpunk Dice, but we wanted to let you know that they are still working on the moulds, trying to get them perfect. We've... Read more
Gears Go 'Round
We don't have anything substantive to offer today, but we do have some possibly heartening news. Today we contracted the Tinker Dice company to make the Gearpunk D20. If they... Read more
Some Gears Turn Slow
There's not really much news to report, just that we're still working hard to get the Gearpunk Dice finished up to spec. The prototypes that they sent us all needed... Read more
First, a little blurb about the Gearpunk Dice, which some of you are still waiting on. We received the prototypes, and well... they need work. We're still poking the company... Read more
In the Interim
We're still waiting on the production of the Gearpunk Dice, but all of the other orders are packaged up and in processing. We've sent out about 500, and the rest... Read more
Oddments and Gearchips 2.0
A quick few tidbits of data that might be of interest:
1. We will have an extra couple dozen gearchip samplers, if anyone is interested. The simplest way to... Read more
Tangentially Relevant: Gearpunk Dice News
We received word from the Gearpunk Dice company. Their email is as follows:
We have finished the mold and will send you a set of sample to you next week.... Read more
We sent out another batch of stuff today, but we're taking a bit of time off for the holidays. We'll probably get up and running again on the... Read more
Tinkers, Rustys and Addresses, Oh, My!
We have all of the decks in hand now, and a batch of new photos in the Pinterest page over this way:
Thank you again, everyone! We'll ship them... Read more
Pinterested on Arrival
Yes, that's a double portmanteau. I apologize to any English majors in the crowd.
We received the Tinker Decks today! I've put some photos of one of the decks, the... Read more
We received word an hour ago that the decks are ready to go! Just a few minutes ago, we paid the customary remainder of the processing fees (it's half up... Read more
We heard from Bicycle today, and the decks are waiting a little for a last minute fix. I'll quote from their email:
We are almost completely done with your decks... Read more
Lack of News
It's almost Thanksgiving here in the 'States, and sadly, I haven't heard back from the Bicycle people yet. My regular contact is out for the holidays, and her assistant isn't... Read more
Decks and Coins
We just received word that the Tinker Decks will be leaving the Bicycle factory early next week, and unless UPS is grossly misinformed, we should be getting the coins today.... Read more
A Little More News and a Spotlight on Rube Goldberg
I ran into this article today, which might be of interest to some of you.
Rube Goldberg has long been one of my inspirations. I love his wacky illustrations... Read more
A Little News
We received word today from Bicycle that they are placing the Rusty Tinker deck in the printing queue, and their previous estimate on the Tinker Deck printing was this week... Read more
We're still in "hurry up and wait" mode, but we did hear a little bit of news this morning from Bicycle:
"The tuck boxes are printing this week... Read more
Ada Lovelace Day and Crossing Dragons Follow-Up
It's Ada Lovelace Day!
She was one of the historical figures I built this deck's cast around. Some of the more esoteric inclusions, like Henri Giffard, fit holes that I... Read more
Final Tinker Gearchips and Dragon Tinker coins
Just a quick update today. I got these photos in my email this morning. These are the final Gearchips and Dragon Tinker coins, photo credit to the production company. We... Read more
Print and Play Cards, Loose Black Nickel Dice
As noted earlier, we're making greyscale Print and Play versions of the decks available. I've posted them over on my blog, thisaway:
Tinker and Rusty Tinker Print and Play
We... Read more
Last Minute Bonuses
It looks like we have about 3/4 of the surveys submitted. Thank you for getting back to us! As a reminder, the survey won't be coming through Kickstarter,... Read more
Black Nickel Dealer Coins
It turns out that I forgot an Add-On option, the Black Nickel Dealer Coins. They were a very last-minute option, and they got lost in the shuffle. We're... Read more
Surveys and Dice Pairs
A little more than half of you have filled out the surveys, thank you! We still need to get accurate numbers for the gearchips and coins we'll be... Read more
Print and Play PDFs and Dragon Coins
Just a quick update on these two items, the print and play PDFs and the Dragon Coins from the Havok & Hijinks crossover promotion, since neither were mentioned in the... Read more
Hello again, everyone!
We just sent out the BackerKit survey invitations. They will ask you to go to their site and complete your surveys there. It's a pretty streamlined and... Read more
Aaaaand that's it!
The campaign is closed, and we're good to go! Many thanks, everyone! It's been a wild ride, and, as usual, these last few days have been pretty awesome.
I imagine... Read more
Gearchip Add-On Infographic
Just a quick update, also seen in the main campaign.
Thanks again, everyone!
25K and Gearchips
Just a quick reminder that if we get to $25,000, we'll send everyone a random color Gearchip (out of the five we're making, Antiqued Nickel, Antiqued Copper, Black Nickel, Antiqued... Read more
25, 24, Sprint to the Finish!
Thank you, everyone, for unlocking the Rusty Tinker Deck, and for making this an excellent project! We're down to the last 24 hours or so, and it's great to see... Read more
Rusty Deck Unlocked! Thank you!
Just a little while ago, we crossed through the $20,000 mark, thank you, everyone! As such, we're going to get to make the Rusty Tinker Deck! We now have... Read more
Final 48: Rusty Tinker Deck Previews
It's the final 48 hours, a key period for the project. We'd really love to get to that last stretch goal and make the Rusty Tinker Deck. We're very grateful... Read more
Winding Up for the Big Finish!
We made it through $18,000, thank you everyone! We're within kicking distance of the Rusty Deck, and we're fast approaching the critical last 48 hours of the project. This is... Read more
We're in the last week of the campaign, and I wanted to take a few minutes and say Thank You again to everyone! Thanks for your support and... Read more
Black Nickel Gearpunk Gamer Dice Sets, Add On Decks
We've crossed through the $13,000 goal, so we've unlocked the Black Nickel Gearpunk Gaming Dice sets! Thank you, everyone! (These are seven Gearpunk metal dice and a random leather bag;... Read more
Custom Seals and Dragon Coins
We crossed through $12,000, thank you, everyone!
As such, we'll be getting custom seals on the decks (these are inside the plastic wrap, keeping the top flap of the deck... Read more
PayPal, Dealer Coins and Oddments
Since the main Tinker Deck is funded, we’re working on stretch goals at the moment. The big one is the Rusty Tinker Deck, of course, previewed a bit here and... Read more
Funded! Thank you!
We made it! Thank you everyone for your support, and for making the Tinker Deck possible! It's been a great couple of weeks, and we 're very... Read more
Thank you for your support! We're really looking forward to getting the Tinker Deck made and out to everyone, and it's thanks to all of you that we're... Read more
Another minor update while we wait on some of the Rusty Tinker news.
We've added some tiers for shipping to Canada, since it's a bit cheaper than international shipping. If... Read more
Hello all! Thank you for pushing the project through 75% funding! We appreciate all of your support.
I did a little bit of housekeeping on the project today, most notably,... Read more
Thank you all for your support! More than 300 of you have joined the project, and we're very grateful! We're really looking forward to getting these made and... Read more
Rust, Gears and Airships, Oh, My!
Thank you everyone for your support! It's been a great four days, and we're looking forward to getting the Tinker Decks made! Please keep spreading the word; the more the... Read more
Thank you again for your support! I wanted to take a minute and note a couple of small corrections to the project.
First, the coins that we're offering... Read more
Halfway and Handwriting
Thanks to all 219 of you, we're halfway to our base funding goal, and that in less than three days! (This project only had 25 days to start... Read more
Exciting news tonight, everyone!
We've spoken with Ferrel of Epic Slant Press, and we're excited to bring a fun crossover opportunity to you based on his Havok & Hijinks card... Read more
It appears that there was some confusion with the campaign text, for which I apologize. As such, I've excised the Stretch Goals section and just left a hint at the... Read more
Court Cards and Gearpunk Gaming Dice
Day 1.3 or so, and all 155 of you are working wonders! Thank you for your support of the Tinker Deck! We're really looking forward to doing some... Read more
Good Morning and a few questions
Aaaaaand we're off and running!
Many thanks to all of you who have joined the campaign so far! It's been a great start, and I'm looking forward to the rest... Read more