Dice Base: Master - Magnetic Game Screen - RPG and Tabletop

Created by Hal Zucati

A more complete alternative to the Wyrmwood Magnetic GM Screen. More options. More features. Integrated storage and transport included.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

The KEEP - Exaclty how much does it keep?
over 2 years ago – Wed, Feb 08, 2017 at 10:51:33 PM

In simple terms, a lot, especially when you're talking about dice, tokens and miniatures.

To put things in perspective I took some pictures with some common gaming objects and some just plain common objects.

Have a look. 

This is The KEEP V2.0 (and what will ship for this campaign)

13.25" x 6.75" x 4.00" outside dimensions. Big, but not too big, nor too small. Just Right.
13.25" x 6.75" x 4.00" outside dimensions. Big, but not too big, nor too small. Just Right.

 

The top cubby is 2.75" x 3.75" x 5.75" interior dimensions. Big enough for just about anything or things you want to stow there.
The top cubby is 2.75" x 3.75" x 5.75" interior dimensions. Big enough for just about anything or things you want to stow there.

 

Made from 100% solid wood. Milled, planed and finished just like a real piece of furniture. Slotted and assembled with love and care.
Made from 100% solid wood. Milled, planed and finished just like a real piece of furniture. Slotted and assembled with love and care.

 

Finger cut-outs made for real fingers, and even man-paws like mine. no poking yourself when trying to open these drawers.
Finger cut-outs made for real fingers, and even man-paws like mine. no poking yourself when trying to open these drawers.

 

Is this a "Peronal rolling tray"? No. its just a drawer. As if that wasn't enough for it to be.... No cut-outs, no multi-purpose... just a finely made drawer in Poplar. Inside dimensions 3.25" x 5.25" x 2.25".
Is this a "Peronal rolling tray"? No. its just a drawer. As if that wasn't enough for it to be.... No cut-outs, no multi-purpose... just a finely made drawer in Poplar. Inside dimensions 3.25" x 5.25" x 2.25".

 

There's three large drawers and one smaller drawer on the very bottom. Each larger drawer can hold up to 100 dice of standard 16mm size. ONE HUNDRED
There's three large drawers and one smaller drawer on the very bottom. Each larger drawer can hold up to 100 dice of standard 16mm size. ONE HUNDRED

 

Each of the three large drawers can also hold one Koplow 55mm Spindown die plus one ripe Avacado of average size. With room around the edges to stuff in a bit more.
Each of the three large drawers can also hold one Koplow 55mm Spindown die plus one ripe Avacado of average size. With room around the edges to stuff in a bit more.

 

And each of the large drawers can hold 50 3x5 Notecards (on the bottom) A GoPro 4 with Waterproof case, its wireless remote, a 36" leather strap with double brass D-Rings and some room left to stuff a bit more.
And each of the large drawers can hold 50 3x5 Notecards (on the bottom) A GoPro 4 with Waterproof case, its wireless remote, a 36" leather strap with double brass D-Rings and some room left to stuff a bit more.

 

Ok, prove it, stuff that all in the tower... OK... Done. Now what about the top? Just perfect for that macaroni soup-can thing your kid made you last year, plus a full size roll of Scotch Tape... and as always... with room to spare.
Ok, prove it, stuff that all in the tower... OK... Done. Now what about the top? Just perfect for that macaroni soup-can thing your kid made you last year, plus a full size roll of Scotch Tape... and as always... with room to spare.

 

Is THIS a "Personal Rolling Tray" Because, I've heard those are the thing these days... NO! Its just the smaller drawer! Ok, sure, you can personally use it to roll dice into.. go on. If you have to.
Is THIS a "Personal Rolling Tray" Because, I've heard those are the thing these days... NO! Its just the smaller drawer! Ok, sure, you can personally use it to roll dice into.. go on. If you have to.

 All trays... er... drawers come with a nice thick leather pad on the bottom. All come nicely fitted and ready to use and all are ready for use as rolling trays if you just have to do so... though... to me it seems like buying a dresser, taking out the drawers and using them to play marbles in... I mean, you could... but why would you want to?

Drawers are good enough for us here at ZucatiCorp (we make actual rolling trays if you need one... check out our Dice Base system here: DICE BASE.

In total this KEEP will store 330 standard dice. About 8 average ripe avacodos, more minatures than I or my wife own together, and a whole lot of other cool and usefull stuff.... 

So what was that macaroni thing again? Yea, that was my son's 3rd grade pencil cup he made.. .and rather than going to the shop and making some fancy pencil holder... I figured... I've got this... plunk (on the top of the keep) Why not?  Even looks kind of like a castle turret... if they were made out of pasta shells and soup cans.

Thanks everyone!

4 Days to go.

 - Hal Zucati

Keep V2 and Tower V1.5 + Tower / Keep Trays
over 2 years ago – Tue, Feb 07, 2017 at 09:23:07 PM

I think these pics speak for themselves so I'm just going to post and let you have a look. 

The big news is that the Keep is now in V2 and has room for 3x5 notecards in its drawers and trays. The trays for the TOWER now stow in the KEEP and there's lots of cool options for stowage and configuration and interaction between the two.

Thanks for all your support.

Lets get another backer and put this campaign to 50!

Want to freestand your TOWER... no problem. Magnet the two TOWER TRAYS onto it and you're set.
Want to freestand your TOWER... no problem. Magnet the two TOWER TRAYS onto it and you're set.

 

Got the tower out of the picture but just need a rolling surface or tray? Use one or both trays together, poof, you're set. Trays will come leather lined.
Got the tower out of the picture but just need a rolling surface or tray? Use one or both trays together, poof, you're set. Trays will come leather lined.

 

Just want the tower and no trays... at least for a time? No problem. Trays stow in the Keep like they were meant to.,.. oh yea.. they are.
Just want the tower and no trays... at least for a time? No problem. Trays stow in the Keep like they were meant to.,.. oh yea.. they are.

 

The new keep stores 3x5 notecards in its drawers comfortably.. and for BIGGER items... just remove the drawers and make them big item shelves.
The new keep stores 3x5 notecards in its drawers comfortably.. and for BIGGER items... just remove the drawers and make them big item shelves.

 

 

Attach the tower to anything you want. Between screen panels, to the KEEP or all by itself. Attach a tray or live dangerously.
Attach the tower to anything you want. Between screen panels, to the KEEP or all by itself. Attach a tray or live dangerously.

 

I did mention that the drawers and trays store 3x5 cards nicely didn't I?
I did mention that the drawers and trays store 3x5 cards nicely didn't I?

 Thanks everyone!

Your support keeps me going and feeds my family.

You make my life possible.

Please share this campaign with anyone in the market for a GM screen. Even if they may think they've seen the best there is... they may not have seen ours.

(Which is the best... lol... one of the best)

Thanks everyone!

 - Hal

New KEEP- Same pricing (Not shown but comes with 4 drawers)

Tower Trays - $25 each. Sold in singles

New TOWER - Same pricing

The Great Wall....
over 2 years ago – Tue, Feb 07, 2017 at 06:09:40 PM

Its the words I used to start this campaign, and its really starting to feel like it.

I've completed 5 unique panels for this Dice Base: Master Screen system and I want show them to you here. 

All five current panels. Each with its own use, its own Easter Eggs, and its own set of flexible options that you control.
All five current panels. Each with its own use, its own Easter Eggs, and its own set of flexible options that you control.

 Left to right the panels shown above are:

  • Character and Map Panel
  • Portal Panel
  • Reflection Pool Panel 
  • The CLIFFS (of insanity) Panel
  • Dice and FLUME Panel

These five panels are all built around these common elements.

1. 28 common and opposite polarity magnets in complimentary positions around the perimeter and inside of the panels. Some external magnetic force is usable externally as well.

2. The ability to clam shell to store and transport either general or specific tools. Some panels are universal and can work with any other panel, some require specific matched panels for full functionality.

3. On their perimeter, all panels are interchangeable in horizontal or vertical orientations with all other panels and can be connected directly or using our chrome steel hinge balls.

Map and Character

The simplest, but also the most compatible.
The simplest, but also the most compatible.

 An interior cut-out allows whiteboard, paper, map and character sheets to be inserted and afixed using either steel, magnets, or our ZucatiCorp wood frames. You decide what works best for you. Inset cut is .44 deep so two together can store dice, trays, or a whole big pile of paper.

The Portal Panel

The Portal Panel. Integrated Awesome! Allows use of the phrase... ..."put your hand in there..."
The Portal Panel. Integrated Awesome! Allows use of the phrase... ..."put your hand in there..."

This was something that I've wanted, like forever. Designed in-house from scratch this panel and its mechanism are a ZucatiCorp exclusive. (The Iris is an old concept but this implementation is not). The design allows for a large number of viewing and pas-though interactions that can only occur with this type of panel. Its smooth an easy to operate and adds that distinct sex apeal to the system that would be lacking without it.

The Reflection Pool

The Reflection Pool. Just what your portal needs.
The Reflection Pool. Just what your portal needs.

This panel is designed to clam shell with the Portal and allow the mechanism of The PORTAL to nest nicely inside it while also allowing for transport of dice and other tools around and beside the Iris when traveling.

The CLIFFS (Of Insanity!)

Oh yea.. stow and go... and then DEPLOY for AWESOME!
Oh yea.. stow and go... and then DEPLOY for AWESOME!

Ok, maybe a bit too much "Princess Bride" but seriously, this panel is awesome. Not just because it stores it's own shelves, or because it allows transport of stuff in its empty pockets, but because of the total flexibility it adds to the Dice Base: Master Screen system as a whole. If you don't get this panel, you'll regret it. Seriously. The shelves work on all other panels. They allow the use of so many different things I'm not even going to try and list them here... but just look at the pics for some of the stuff they hold... (combined with the PORTAL it makes an super trick viewing ledge.. you'll see what I'm talking about... ) 

I'm adding a few pics of this panel in action and interaction because I just have to.

Pencils, pens, and a lot of them. Right within reach, pretty much anywhere.
Pencils, pens, and a lot of them. Right within reach, pretty much anywhere.

 

Deceptively HUGE capacity for minatures, toys, tokens dice, or whatever.... on each shelf, er CLIFF!
Deceptively HUGE capacity for minatures, toys, tokens dice, or whatever.... on each shelf, er CLIFF!

 

Use the shelves on ALL PANELS!  You're in control.
Use the shelves on ALL PANELS! You're in control.

 

Need to get you phone out of the way... sure, but why not have it ready to use and enjoy too!
Need to get you phone out of the way... sure, but why not have it ready to use and enjoy too!

  

Combine with the PORTAL and you've got a VIEWING PORTAL!
Combine with the PORTAL and you've got a VIEWING PORTAL!

 

And when you ready to pack up and go home.. or just stow the panel away.. it all stows nicely inside itself. While still leaving room for more.
And when you ready to pack up and go home.. or just stow the panel away.. it all stows nicely inside itself. While still leaving room for more.

 Ok, seriously... if there's one panel you buy.. The CLIFFS should be it. 

Dice and FLUME

This is one of the first panels I designed... and its one of the core.
This is one of the first panels I designed... and its one of the core.

 Part of the heart of this system. Carries your FLUME, your dice, your hinges and whatever else you can throw at it....
Provides a rolling surface, or 4. A bullent board, a sticky note surface and many other features I'll let you discover I've added just for GM's.

So, there you have it...

5 panels designed to work together to form whatever you want to make of them... and remember, this is before you've added in your KEEP or TOWER.... 

Thanks everyone... I've got at least one more panel in the works, possibly two for this campaign... If they don't get released here... they'll be along between now and when these all ship as part of my ZucatiCorp.com store offerings.

Thanks so much for your support.

 - Hal Zucati

There Can Be Only ONE! Get the exact GM Screen setup you want.
over 2 years ago – Mon, Feb 06, 2017 at 07:46:31 AM

I've added a new pledge level for $25. 

There is no reward attached to this level, but the $25 will carry over into the BackerKit tool I use post-campaign and be available for use to purchase all of the campaign items at that time.

Unlike the $1 pledge level, which will not be offered any add-ins or additional options post-campaign, this new $25 level will be given access to EVERYTHING.

Same prices - Same woods - Same items - Same accessories and add-ins with your $25 pledge ready to spend and get you started picking out your perfect system.

All post-campaign items will be offered ala carte and individually. Pick and choose a single screen, a single tray, a single tower or multiples based on your need and the system you want to setup.

I'll be available to help put together the perfect system if you need help, or you can go it all on your own, whatever works best for you.

You commit to $25 worth of backing support for ZucatiCorp and ZucatiCorp will make it very easy to find something you can smile about for $25 or more. 

Once again. Our entire product catalog including the entire Dice Base System, All the player  and GM accessories and all of this campaigns GM panels, keeps, towers and add-ins will be available. 

Thanks again everyone!

Now more choice is yours that ever before.

 - Hal Zucati

Portal Panel Update...
over 2 years ago – Thu, Feb 02, 2017 at 03:44:29 PM

First Beta version complete.

Some final tweaking to be done but this is more or less how the Portal Panel will look:

Its bigger, its smoother, and its shown here in Alder with a matching Alder panel.

Only the portal can keep the power contained.
Only the portal can keep the power contained.

 

Once open, nothing can stop the crossing...
Once open, nothing can stop the crossing...

 

Behind the wall, only the few know the secret of the Portal.
Behind the wall, only the few know the secret of the Portal.

 

Beware, once opened, you may not want to close it...
Beware, once opened, you may not want to close it...

 Thanks for your support everyone!

Adding pictures to the main campaign!

 - Hal