Friday, May 31, 2013

Exit, Stage Left!

Alas, the campaign has ended and failed to meet its goal. I thoroughly enjoyed the process of setting it up and learned a thing or two about product marketing. I feel I did the best I could with the time/effort available and would have loved to see the table being used by people - other than myself.

There are probably a few things I might have done differently/better. A clearer campaign statement, professional video presentation, additional perks, just to name a few. Still, there was enough enthusiasm and interest in the table, but for most I believe the price was simple too high.

My MGT experiment ends here. I would like to thank everyone for their support and positief feedback. Special thanks go out to those brave few who actually contributed their hard earned cash, which of course will be refunded.

Thank you, you've been a wonderful audience.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

MGT Update 7 - Stretch Goal?

10 days left to go and 42% of the campaign goal covered. If you're out there, NOW is the time to contribute!

According to the poll, about 60 people said they wanted a Modular Gaming Table if the price was right. 3 of them bought a table. This leaves us with 57 prospects. Obviously, for them the price is not right.

I did my best to lower the price as much a possible. I'm in the position to buy the materials at a discount, I got access to the machinery and know-how to work with the materials. Believe me, the current price is at its minimum. To give you an idea, making a table like this at a local welder will cost you about 800 - 900 euros.

However, there's another way to lower the price, but this requires an investment of about 3000,- euros. The investment involves the development of a plastic connection bar. Something similiar to the one below. The new connection bar not only reduces material and labor costs, but also improves overall stability and weight capacity considerably.

Early adopters of a MGT set buy a table, but more importantly they contribute to the further development of the table. Furthermore, early adopters will receive future upgrades like the new connection bar above for free.

I'm willing to invest if the campaign succeeds, but are you willing to contribute?

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Marauder - MB1 - Dwarf Regiment

Ever since they first appeared in WD issue 117 I wanted to have them. Dwarfs, Marauder Dwarfs to be exact. I must have looked at the ad a million times by now, imagining how they would gloriously march into battle, but it was never meant to be, until recently...
Ad from WD117

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

MGT Update 6 - Going Live!

I thought about making a video before and I probably should have made one at the beginning of the MGT campaign, but I didn't, until now. What better way to demonstrate the table, than to simple show.

I made three videos in total. One showing the construction of a 2x3 setup, one showing the deconstruction and another one showing the construction of the storage setup. I'm also demonstrating my personal gaming boards both in the table and storage video. Enjoy!

Note: the gaming boards are intended for demonstration purposes only.

Video 1 - 2x3 table (construction)

Video 2 - 2x3 table (deconstruction)

Video 3 - storage (construction)

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

MGT Update 5 - Examples

So, you want a MGT set, but can't really decide yet? Let me show you what one MGT set gives you in terms of table configurations, besides what has already been demonstrated.

2x4 feet
4x4 feet
4x6 feet
Half star setup
2x4 feet layered setup
Having two MGT sets opens up a whole set of configurations. One of such is the "star" configuration shown below, perfect for fighting out siege games.
Star setup (two MGT sets combined)

Friday, May 3, 2013

MGT Update 4 - International Shipping

For the past few days I've been receiving questions about International Shipping rates. Even though the world seems more connected than ever, sending a package around world without selling your kidney is not as easy as it seems. Especially when the package falls outside the maximum allowed size restrictions.

However, there is still hope! There are still companies offering reasonable shipping rates with flexible size restrictions. Therefore, I can now offer a fixed shipping fee for shipment to the USA. I've added a new perk for shipment to the USA.

Please contact me if you desire to know your International Shipping fee and I'll do my best to find the best deal.