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 Great Wall....
about 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.
about 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...
about 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
about 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)
about 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