Sunday, December 2, 2012

Interesting Concept For a Kickstarter - One Hell of a Failure to Execute - Wargame Tables, Table-tops, and dice trays!

Remember the high end gaming table that was offered as part of the Dwimmermount Kickstarter? It was $10k and no one jumped in at that price - awesome, amazing product that just wasn't affordable.

The Wargame Tables, Table-tops, and dice trays! Kickstarter is the average Joe's response to the luxury table. It's the Ford Pinto trying to knock off the Cadillac Escalad. If all you want is a car to go from point A to point B, the bling and all the extra fade away when you compare prices.

This Ford Pinto is going for $150 for a 3' x 5' table or $500 for s large as a 4' x 8' table. The Ford Pinto certainly scores points on price alone.

Here's a pic of the Sultan gaming table:

and here's a pic of the Ford Pinto:

Not only don't they compare, the Ford Pinto doesn't even look as nice as a real Ford Pinto!

Eh, maybe I complain too much. Throw a blanket over it and it could double as an altar with my gaming goodies stored haphazardly beneath it.

Maybe if I could find the place in my house for a single use gaming only table, I'd take the plunge on this.

Gee, not even a choice for 98% of the country (pulling this number purely out of my ass).

This one ain't funding.

Nice concept, unattractive table and extremely limited customer base due to geographical limitations.


  1. I don't understand this. If it is simply a bit of hobby carpentry, for niche customers within driving distance (for Americans, anyway!), what is the point of raising money on Kickstarter. Surely adverts in all the FLGS within 400 miles of this guys garage-cum-workshop would be the best plan?

  2. Kickstarter prints money for free for all that ask.

    Silly rabbit!

  3. He'd do much better to offer this as a kit. Sell the plans and a box with any special hardware needed, then let the buyer go to Home Depot to get the wood and build their own. Make the "and I'll even build one for you!" be the high-end reward level, with ludicrously high shipping.

  4. It would also make a great table for a small N Scale train layout...

  5. It's a pretty basic workbench, like this $20 design. Amazon offers nicer workbenches shipped to your door for under $200.


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