London based Jon and Oliver have designed a system of playing mats that rise above your table on legs. This means you can stick all your clutter on the table and put your board games or RPG maps safely on the raised section.
At the time of writing, there is still an early bird offer available, but the campaign is going fast. The team asked for £7,660 and currently have £233,835. You can check out the current total at the Kickstarter campaign page.
The campaign is doing well, and that’s because Level Up solves a problem many gamers have. However, it does pay to be cautious when it comes to backing very successful manufacturing Kickstarter campaigns. You must be confident that the team won’t be overwhelmed and this is acknowledged by Level Up themselves in the Risks and Challenges.
MadHatter, a marketing agency, is involved in promoting the campaign. As is Green Box, which seems to do a similar thing.
The production team are Spidermind Games who worked on the Elite: Dangerous Role Playing Game. That’s not to be confused for the abandoned Elite Encounters RPG which seems to have vanish, cash in hand. Spidermind is the company that worked on ED Battle Cards and Legendary Kingdom Gamebooks. Not heard of those? Well, Spidermind Games has less than 600 followers on Twitter.
Some might be cynical about the involvement of two marketing companies, but I take it as a good sign. It shows Spidermind has invested cash upfront and is being serious about this.
Let us look at those pledge levels. If you back quickly enough you can get one unit for £44. If you miss that but are in the first 3,000 backers, you can get one Level Up at £48 which is a 40% discount on the final price. Your last chance, if you miss both those options, is to buy two Level Ups for £96.
You might well have use for two as, to some extent, the design looks modular and extendable.
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