That's 26 individual markers and 13 sets of paired markers for clamping and displaying.
Want just one kind of wood? No problem. Price stay the same however. Want to specify how much of each... total custom? Add $75 and get exactly what you want up to 13 sets. ($200 for total custom)
Of add-ons I've added today.
They'll be a few more but I think I've got the bulk of them up. Now I need pictures and descriptions.
What's the best news of today?
The Initiative ridge built into every single Dice Base: Master Screen panel now has hardwood and exotic initiative blocks which fit perfectly and provide some exclusive and unique functionality.
But wait! You want more than just six markers, Done. You get up to 4-hardpoints per panel and with a standard screen setup having at least three panels, that's 12 magnetic hardpoints for your initiative markers to live.
What do they look like? How do they work? Do I need special metal cards, or wooden tiles or? or? or?
They work with wood. They work with metal, they work with LED lights in packages. They work with 3x5 cards, they work with cats, dogs and iguanas.
There is no "tray". There are no set "cards". There is no "one way" to do it.
So here's what happens next....
almost 2 years ago
– Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 11:42:55 PM
What a fun campaign.
Here's what happens next:
1. Two weeks pass till February 28th then the Kickstarter Funds are cleared and deposited to my bank.
2. During that time I'll be doing the following:
Creating Backer Kit surveys and add-ons
Getting new pictures of all items and writing descriptions for each item and all options.
Sending out Backer Kit surveys
Receiving your responses and beginning my materials and tooling lists
3. I'll be in touch during this period but there's not much to do for you until I get the surveys done and sent... then its a second party time... especially for those who pledged at the $25 level... time to review all the options and assemble your perfect Dice Base Master Screen setup.
4. Answering any questions that come up during this time frame and being generally available for my backers.
5. Accepting, processing and testing all custom art for engraving. Could be easy, might be a huge pain... we'll see.
Once the funds are released, and you've answered your surveys and those funds are released... (Thinking sometime around the end of March) I'll be ready to buy wood, tooling and begin work. Depending on how things go in BackerKit, I may be able to afford a 2nd CNC which will cut my production time in half... really depends on how well that segment goes.
So for the next few days I'll be heads-down working on surveys and finishing items for pictures, taking pictures and generally taking one huge collective breath.
After I get the surveys done it takes a couple days for the BackerKit piece to be processed and approved, then it'll be survey time... like I say... around the end of the month of February, if not sooner.
Now till February 28th - Paperwork and setup for Backerkit (ZucatiCorp)
February 28th - March 31st - Fill out pick out and reply and return Backerkit Surveys (YOU)
April - July (Manufacturing) (ZucatiCorp)
August - Project finalization and shipping planning
September - Your Dice Base Master Screens SHIP!
As with all my projects, if something comes up to change this rough schedule, you'll be the first to know.
Sit back, relax and enjoy these next two weeks (or less) and I'll get the Backer Kit Surveys out to you before you know it.
- Hal Zucati
The KEEP - Exaclty how much does it keep?
almost 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)
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.
4 Days to go.
- Hal Zucati
Keep V2 and Tower V1.5 + Tower / Keep Trays
almost 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!
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)
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....
almost 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.
Left to right the panels shown above are:
Character and Map 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
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
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
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!)
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.
Ok, seriously... if there's one panel you buy.. The CLIFFS should be it.
Dice and FLUME
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.