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:

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

Stretch goal for $8000 - The PORTAL panel
over 2 years ago – Wed, Feb 01, 2017 at 04:41:58 AM

GAME NIGHT LIVE UPDATE

NEW PICTURE!

The Flume and Dice panel are compatible with the flume and provided two mini-rolling surfaces with leather and cork... oh and a whole ton of space for your GM dice! Check out the sweet iniitiative ridge and the custom markers being used.
The Flume and Dice panel are compatible with the flume and provided two mini-rolling surfaces with leather and cork... oh and a whole ton of space for your GM dice! Check out the sweet iniitiative ridge and the custom markers being used.

PORTAL PANEL

What? Portal did you say... no, I said: The PORTAL panel!

So what is the PORTAL panel?

 It is the place from where all evil springs, the dark inky black where the unknown meets reality, that mystical aperture where fact and fantasy merge and become legend.

Behold!
(From the GM's view) 

Say those lights really set the mood don't they?
Say those lights really set the mood don't they?

 From the Player's view:

Are those runes GLOWING? Nice!
Are those runes GLOWING? Nice!

 

When you just have to go all in on the back-lighting and pull in the desk lamp
When you just have to go all in on the back-lighting and pull in the desk lamp

 

Wait, what's that coming OUT of the portal, is that a DRAGON! RUN!
Wait, what's that coming OUT of the portal, is that a DRAGON! RUN!

 

I mean it... now!
I mean it... now!

 

What's that, how fast can I run... I just have to be faster than you.
What's that, how fast can I run... I just have to be faster than you.

 And last but not least, a quick demo of the very prototype mechanism working... I wanted to get this prototyped and shown asap, so I fudged some numbers in the programming of the portal... but rest assured... it will all seal as it should before it ever leaves my shop. This is a rough proof of concept to give my backers the look and feel of my concept... by not means is this finished. (ever try to program an Iris from scratch? Its harder than it looks)

I give you the most terrifying thing of all coming through the portal.. avert your eyes... 

 

Locked out with nobody home... awww..
Locked out with nobody home... awww..

 Thanks for your support everyone, I'll get the chart and the campaign updated tomorrow with info and such on the PORTAL panel, or PORTALPanel set. 

PRICE 

Portal Panel  - Wood for the panel and the PORTAL change at each level... 

  • $150 (single portal panel) - Northwest Pine
  • $200 (single portal panel) - Hardwood
  • $300 (single portal panel)  - Hardwood

Portal Panel Set Forms clam shell which stores and transports your portal hidden goods! Big enough for 8.5 x 11 paper inset... 

  • +$25 PIne
  • +$50 Hardwood
  • +$100 Exotic

Thanks so much for your support!

  - Hal

Let there be LIGHT (kits)
over 2 years ago – Tue, Jan 31, 2017 at 01:05:31 AM

Light Kit   

$25ea Add-On

This LED and custom hardwood/softwood shade combination will serve to light the inside and outside of your MASTER screen where ever the night is the darkest. 

Both the lights and the shades are made to stow along with the screen. 

The LED lights have a burn time of 5 hours before you'll need to replace the batteries and at 25 lumens each you can regulate the amount of light very easily.  

Note: 1 "LED Kit" = 1 light + 1 shade (Two kits are shown in the pictures below)  

Shades can be made of: (Same cost for all woods listed)

  • Pine
  •  Cherry
  •  Oak
  •  White Maple
  •  Walnut 
Shades seen are not the final design and will change moving forward to allow the most broad use of the lights possible.
Overhead lamp on with LED's on (2x Kits shown)
Overhead lamp on with LED's on (2x Kits shown)

 

Lights off, LED's on bottom position (2x LED kits shown)
Lights off, LED's on bottom position (2x LED kits shown)

 

Lights off, LED's on middle position (2x LED kits shown)
Lights off, LED's on middle position (2x LED kits shown)

 

Lights off, LED's on top position (2x LED Kits shown)
Lights off, LED's on top position (2x LED Kits shown)


You can add these onto your pledge now or wait and add them on in the survey tool.

Thanks again for your support.

 - Hal

VIDEO
over 2 years ago – Sun, Jan 29, 2017 at 11:35:27 PM

I've added for feature specific videos to the bottom of the campaign.

I've also added a primary video for the campaign.

Half way there. 

ALL IN

Thanks so much for your support!

 - Hal Zucati

Pulling the whole system together...
over 2 years ago – Sat, Jan 28, 2017 at 04:08:32 PM

This is what the Dice Base: Master screen, KEEP and TOWER (s) look like when you pack them up... and carry them away.. to your bookshelf where they live happily next to your other gaming materials

Both the Player and GM are represented here.. the Player sheath represents the players needed items condensed down to the Player's Handbook. 1x pen 1x pencil some spare paper and notes, gaming characters and a few other thin things packed into one slim protective and attractive case. Dice in this case are assumed to be in hand via a vault, bag or at the game night already. You could slip a Dice Base: One under the carry strap of the Player Sheath to solve that issue.

Here you go... from table to shelf.

The whole setup (minus one TOWER) on your table after you've cleaned up from game night and its time to pack everything away.
The whole setup (minus one TOWER) on your table after you've cleaned up from game night and its time to pack everything away.

 

All strapped up.. Player Sheath on the left...
All strapped up.. Player Sheath on the left...

 

Notice how compact both the Player Sheath and the Dice Base: Master screen setup are when packed... you'd hardly guess there's more than 100 dice miniatures, pens, pencils, maps, THREE dice towers and a a whole host of things hidden inside it.
Notice how compact both the Player Sheath and the Dice Base: Master screen setup are when packed... you'd hardly guess there's more than 100 dice miniatures, pens, pencils, maps, THREE dice towers and a a whole host of things hidden inside it.

 

Dual straps for the Dice Base: Master and single for the Player Sheath.
Dual straps for the Dice Base: Master and single for the Player Sheath.

 

Lashed down tight. Nothing's getting away from you here.
Lashed down tight. Nothing's getting away from you here.

 

Even the SWITCH stows nicely inside The TOWER so it can't get snagged on anything.
Even the SWITCH stows nicely inside The TOWER so it can't get snagged on anything.

 

And finally on your shelf, next to your books and other materials, like it was made to go there... hmmm... I'll bet it was.
And finally on your shelf, next to your books and other materials, like it was made to go there... hmmm... I'll bet it was.

 From beginning to end this whole system is designed to offer you choice, value and flexibility. You're not locked into using a specific tool in a specific way, just because sombody told you to.. and then made you pay for the privilege... you pick the tools that work best for you and then your game is truly yours. Don't change the way you play, make playing the game funner, easier and more creative with the freedom and flexibility that the Dice Base: Master system brings you.

Thanks everyone!

 - Hal Zucati