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
Pin Rework Sad News, Shipping Good News
I've been trying to get the factory to rework the pins for us, but they have not answered my emails for two weeks now. My main contact person... Read more
Frayed and Tinkered
This morning we sent out what I thought was the last of your goodies in two big post office buckets full of stuff. It was really cathartic and... Read more
We're still working on shipping, plodding along as well as we can. I'm effectively working 4 part time jobs, so my schedule isn't as free as I'd like... Read more
Salt City Steamfest
Just a brief notice this time. We'll be attending the Salt City Steamfest this Friday and Saturday (June 17th and 18th) as participants in the Artists' Alley under... Read more
Weather and Wherewithal
I'm sorry, it's been really, absurdly busy lately. I'm still stuck doing freelance work so we can pay the bills, which means I have precious little time to... Read more
We're still working on getting these shipped out, it's just been very, very busy of late. I've mentioned it before, but I'm presently living the freelance employment life,... Read more
It's time that I really wanted to have all of these mailed out. As it is, due to some rather extraordinary circumstances out of my control, we're not... Read more
Of Pins and Problems
We have the pins in hand, and we're chewing through shipping as fast as we can.
There is a concern on the pins, though. They don't work with... Read more
Last Call for Address Changes
About a half hour ago, I received a text message from DHL that delivery of a package is scheduled for tomorrow. That can only be the pins.
So,... Read more
Pins and Needles
We just received word that the pins are in the mail. There was sickness at the factory that delayed things. The pins are coming via DHL. Track them... Read more
Pining for Pins
We received an email last Friday that said we'd have the pins in the mail on the 18th, two days ago. I haven't heard anything since, though I... Read more
We have news on the pins. It's a little good, a little bad.
Specifically, they made a production run of the pins, and they looked good.
Then they... Read more
Tinker Dice II
We're still chewing through the coins, bundling them up so that we can blaze through the shipping once we get the pins. I'm bundling them by sets,... Read more
Last Coins In Hand, Pins Pending
We have the last coins in hand. I've counted the bags, but haven't taken photos of all of them yet. I am going to make a new photography... Read more
One Step Closer
We received an email this morning informing us that the factory would be shipping the last coins to us later in the day. We don't have a tracking... Read more
April 20th Completion?
As mentioned last time, there was some small confusion about the "2" coin. The company's regular contact man pored through the records and found that I was right,... Read more
And We're Waiting...
I'm afraid this is going to be another of those "not much news" updates, but I wanted to let you know where we all sit.
At the moment,... Read more
More Arrival Photos
Sorry it's been a while. It's been a bad month. Nothing with the Gearcoins, other than the slow schedule, just a lot of things taking up my time.... Read more
Second Batch of Coins and AKO
We have received the second batch of coins, and I'm working on getting photos of them. I'll be posting them in the Tinker Gearcoin Arrival Pinterest page in... Read more
While We Wait
I don't have any news at the moment, since we're in "hurry up and wait" mode thanks to the Chinese New Year holiday. While we wait, though, I... Read more
We received an email this morning with a big bit of good news and a bit of bad news.
First, the Good: They will be sending the rest... Read more
Of Photos and Pinholes
If I'd known the FedEx guy would show up late yesterday, I'd have postponed yesterday's update. He dropped off ten boxes of coins. These are just the 36mm... Read more
Of Pins and Pickiness
We received some emails this morning, and have a few tidbits to share.
One, they suggest that everything should be done by the Chinese New Year.
Two, well...... Read more
Just a quick update tonight. The factory sent us a photo of the last remaining sample coins. We thought you might like it. The "1" coins are included... Read more
I'm sorry it's been quiet. We've been absurdly busy polishing off the last vestiges of shipping for the Tinker Dice and Tinker Deck projects, dealing with holiday schedules... Read more
36mm Coin Moulds Done
Just another photo day. They have finished the 36mm coin moulds and are moving on. They had them close last time we did a photo drop, but the... Read more
Black Friday and Gearcoin Progress
First and foremost, we have a mini-update on the 36mm Tinker Gearcoins. They have nailed down the gearteeth and will be moving on to the smaller coins.... Read more
New Photo Drop
Not much to note tonight, just showing off the most recent batch of photos the production crew sent to us.
No timeline nailed down yet, but these are... Read more
You know that "two steps forward, one step back" phrase? That's about where we're at for the moment. I'll let the photos speak for the moment:
So... the... Read more
Sorry it's been a while. We've been really busy shipping out the Gearpunk dice and trying to find steady work.
And well, we don't really have any big... Read more
Tangentially Relevant: Gearpunk Dice
This won't be relevant to everyone, but if you've been on board for our Tinker Dice or Tinker Deck campaigns, you may have picked up some of the... Read more
It's been quiet lately, but that's mostly because there's nothing to report. There's still not much, except to say that we received an email this morning with the... Read more
Last Week, Then We Place the Order
Just a reminder, we'll be shutting down the BackerKit system on the 9th, just under a week from now. We'll place the production order shortly after that. Please... Read more
Of Dwarves and Surveys
Just a quick update this time. I just put the Dwarven Tinker 36mm diameter coins into BackerKit. (I typed this as 39mm originally, sorry, they are... Read more
Mini Update: BackerKit Bits
Sorry for the frequent updates, we just wanted to make sure people saw this.
I added the following in BackerKit this morning:
1) a Fancy finish iteration of... Read more
Go, Reversi and Compass Rose/Map Coins in BackerKit!
Just a quick...ish update tonight.
First, it looks like a little more than half of you have answered the surveys. Thank you! We're looking forward to getting everyone... Read more
Deep Sixed, Survey News and a Compass Rose
It came as a surprise to us a little while ago when the Deep Bicycle Deck project was cancelled. It's unfortunate, as they have some great art, but... Read more
Surveys In Processing
Just a quick note: We're almost done setting up the BackerKit surveys, after which we'll get the Kickstarter ones set up. (The BackerKit ones need a review from... Read more
Clink, Clink! Machine Built!
aaaaand that's a wrap! This campaign is closed, and we're off to the races, getting everything sorted out so we can get the order placed. I'll get the... Read more
A Quick Note As the Sun Sets
Wow. $20,000. That's... awesome. Thank you everyone!
As might be guessed, I didn't expect such a lofty goal, and didn't really plan on making quite... Read more
11 Hours and Counting!
The project is winding down, and while I don't have any big announcements, I wanted to take another minute to say Thank You for your support! We've blasted... Read more
16K and 48 Hours, Thank You Everyone!
I went out with my lovely wife to watch Guardians of the Galaxy tonight (excellent show, even better company), and when we came back, lo and behold all... Read more
Tinker Checkerboard and Box, Addons, Crossovers, And Approaching the End
It's almost the last 48 hours of the project, and we're rolling along well, thank you all for your support and your efforts to share the project! We're... Read more
Dragons, Treasures and Personality!
Thanks to all of you awesome people, we've been able to unlock what we're now calling the Personality Coins as a mini set Add On of three coins ... Read more
Crossing Streams and a Queenly Change
I know, two posts in a day, apologies if it's a bit spammy. We ran into an opportunity that we'd like to share with all of you, though.... Read more
Sighting Pins and Delicate Details
Hello, everyone, quick update this time.
The YDTC coin astrolabe design I posted last time turned out to be too "delicate" for the two tone finish. I changed it so... Read more
Thank you, all, for pushing us through $12,000! We greatly appreciate your enthusiasm about these coins, and we're looking forward to these last few days to see what... Read more
First and foremost, a friend of mine has taken some really great photos of the Tinker Gearcoin prototypes, and we've posted some of them to Pinterest. The whole... Read more
The Last Week: Finish Tweaks and Finishing Strong, Two New Stretch Goals
Thanks for joining our campaign! We're really looking forward to getting these made and out to everyone. It's been great, having your support, thank you!
We're down to... Read more
Mini Update: YDTC Coin Finish, Sighting Pin Finish survey and Add Ons Update
A few quick thoughts:
I intended to keep the metal finish poll open for the You Design The Coin project, but we need to move on, and as... Read more
Dragons, Automatons, Storage and A Question
Hello, everyone! Thank you again for joining us, and for pushing us through $10,000 since the last update. We're getting ever closer to that magic $11,000 number where we can... Read more
Hello everyone! It's great to have you aboard the Gearcoin project!
I've been extremely busy of late, working on a variety of projects. I have a couple of coin designs... Read more
A Ship is Chosen, Tinkering with Tiers and Fancy Finishes
Hello everyone, and thanks for coming aboard the Tinker Gearchip project!
We just closed out the detail survey for the second side of the You Design The Coin 12th coin... Read more
Fancy Finishes and Choosing a Ship!
Thank you again for joining this project! We're glad you're all here, and we're looking forward to getting these coins made and out to all of you. Today... Read more
You've pushed all of us through the $8,000 mark, thank you! That unlocks the You Design The Coin special 36mm coin as a $2 Add-On. If we... Read more
You Design The Coin, Side Two!
We've shut down the second survey on the You Design The Coin project. Results are in, and you've chosen to dig further into the Astronomy theme by making an Astrolabe... Read more
A Tale of Two Faces
Hello everyone! Thank you for your support, we appreciate your pledges and your efforts to spread the word!
The second poll for the You Design The Coin stretch goal project... Read more
Some Points of Interest
Hello everyone! Thank you again for your continued support of the Tinker Gearcoins!
A few items of business to note tonight:
1. We have the results from the first three... Read more
You Design The Coin
Hello again, everyone!
Things are going well, and it's great to see all of you on board with the project, thank you! Please keep spreading the word, since the more... Read more
A New Stretch and a Mad Experiment
Hello again everyone!
It's been a crazy few days, for which I'm sorry. As noted in our previous update, we're still sorting out where we can go from here.... Read more
A little while ago, all you awesome people pushed us through the $6000 stretch goal, so we'll get to make the Radioactive coin! Thank you everyone!
As a reminder,... Read more
I've been very busy of late, working on a last-minute art contract, so apologies if I haven't answered a question from you. I'll be going through my messages here in... Read more
2 and 20 Metal Coins
Hello again everyone!
Things are proceeding fast and furious, thank you! You've unlocked the 2 and 20 coins, and we're well on our way to the Biohazard coin! Here's a... Read more
To 100 And Beyond!
And that's the last of our existing moulds unlocked! The 100 coin is part of the project, thank you everyone!
I'll be out of touch for the next 36 hours... Read more
First 24 Hours
In the first day or so that we've been live, you all have pushed us through the base goal and then doubled it! Thank you!
As a result, as... Read more
Aaaaand We're Funded! Thank You, Everyone!
I've said it before, I'm saying it now and I'm sure I'll say it again, but you all are awesome!
In less than 12 hours, you've pushed us through... Read more