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Writing Contest – Paper Butterfly Forge LLC

Paper Butterfly Forge is please to announce their first writing contest.  Table top, role playing games, and traditional board games are an important social bonding experiences between family, friends, or that strange person at the con, who told the best jokes.  This contest is about your positive experiences while playing board games with others.  Did you discover something new about your friend?  Impressive strategy?  Perhaps you learned something new about yourself.  In a 1,000 words let the world know about your pivotal moment that happened when you flipped that card, rolled a 1, or learned to lose gracefully.

Writing should be in up to a thousand words, should be about:

  • Tabletop games
  • Board games
  • Role Playing Games

There will be one first place winner, $20.00.

How to enter: This contest ends at 11:50 P.M. PT on October 24, 2015. To enter online, send your entry to (1,000 words maximum), to zuffyrobot@gmail.com.  If you cannot send in a word doc format, please send a text file. If entries are unreadable, they will not be eligible. To enter via snail mail, mail your entry to Writing Contest, Paper Butterfly Forge LLC, 9792 Edmonds Way PMB 126, Edmonds WA, 98020. Entries must be postmarked no later than October 24, 2015, and received no later than November 10, 2015. Limit three entries per person or e-mail account.  Entries should be sent separately and cannot relate to one another.  Paper Butterfly Forge, LLC is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, or incomplete entries, postage-due mail, or entries not received for any reason.

Void where prohibited.

See other rules.

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33 Days to go on Lore Bit’s KickStarter

Please support the Lore Bits Kickstarter.  Or buy them from Paper Butterfly Forge.  🙂

Hmmmm……. hmmmmm…. Only 12% funded………  It’s too bad that more people aren’t interested.  I don’t have a wish and a dream about the kickstarter project.  I have already made plenty of samples.  Lore Bits look and feel great when using them as game counters.

 

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34 Days until the Lore Bits KickStarter Ends!

Kickstarter Link: Lore Bits

Hey, Hope you guys are having a great day!  I know this blog doesn’t get any comments, but I see people visit this page all the time. 🙂

So Lore Bits started out as glass dome comic book magnets.  Like this one:

Jane Grey Magnet

 

While I was talking to my guy about game night it occured to me that these would make great game counters or tokens for game night.  We use these all the time to track lives, health and remaining turns.  It’s very helpful.

However, I’ve noticed that many game counters are rather bland, are just landscaping stones that have been repurposed.  I thought I could make a better product.

Taaaa daaaaa!!!!!  Lore Bits!

Kickstarter 1

They are on Kickstarter until April 22nd, 2015.  Consider purchasing them there or on my humble website that you are currently on.  The price is doubling after the Kickstarter to be competitive with other custom game markers/meeples.

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35 Days Until the Lore Bits Kickstarter ends

Ummmm…. please support!!!!!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1414668515/lore-bits-glimmering-game-counters

The game counters/tokens are well worth your support.  I’m probably going to double the price after the Kickstarter ends.  Hand finished game tokens are really, really, really rare in our world of factory made goods.  I had priced them to compete with factory made goods, but maybe that’s the wrong approach.

35 more days to go!  Get them at the lower price while you can!

 

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36 Days to go on Kickstarter

36 days to go and the Lore Bits Kickstarter has cracked 10% funding and has 7 supporters.  I’m not sure it’s going to fully fund.  But I’ve been assured that the last 48 hours of a kickstarter may see an increase in sponsors.

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I get plenty of orders from other places besides kickstarter, so it’s all good.  However, they were specifically designed for Kickstarter and it’s game playing peeps.  So this is dissappointing.  I haven’t given up on it though.

I’ve gotten an email asking if I can make it in a larger size.  Not for now.  If I can’t get enough people to pledge to buy the 18mm size; I don’t see the reason for spending a few thousand on making custom sizes.  Plus, one guy asked for a custom package, but he hasn’t purchased the custom package, yet.  Or maybe he’s one of the 48 hour people.  Who knows. 🙂

Here’s hoping for more positive news about the Kickstarter.

 

 

 

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Fun Shimmering Fridge Magnets

Shiny Tiny Fridge Magnets

I’ve been concentrating so much on the Kickstarter, I almost forget about the cool fridge magnets that can be made from Lore Bits.

They are all glowy and putting them on a fridge seems to make them even more glowy.  There are more photos on the way for the magnets!

Woo hoo!!!!!

The other improvement for the website is that I’m going to add some downloadable games.  Pente, Go, Tic Tac Toe, there are plenty of traditional games that use unmarked marbles or stones.  I think it would be a good addition.

Please comment or send an email if you have any specific game suggestions.

 

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40 Days Until the Lore Bits Kickstarter finishes.

Here’s the short link, in case you can’t find the other 20,000 places that I’ve posted it.

http://tinyurl.com/oqcbcgh

A part of me wonders if I should be promoting my own website as much as I’m posting the Kickstarter link.  Would this energy be better served if I posted my own links 20 times a day?  What about 40 links a day?

I’m working on this day and night.  Answering questions on Kickstarter, posting new rewards, and generally being on high alert every moment of every day.  Forty more days?  Yeeks!

It is not fully funded yet.  Not even 10% funded yet.  Should I have made it for a $100 and not $2000?  What will happen if it doesn’t get funded?  Lore Bits are a great product.  It’s a matter of getting them in to the right hands.

Just nervousing!

It would be great if there was a magic wand that would help it get noticed.  There is no magic wand, of course.  The Oatmeal’s kickstarter was fantasically successful just a few weeks ago.  The Pebble watch thingy was even more successful.  Maybe I’m on the wrong crowdfunding site if all Kickstarter is interested in is large projects that generate a lot of fees for them.

Oh.  Dear.   That might be the problem.

I’ve still been contacted by more marketers than potential purchasers.  Growth Hacking is apparently the latest marketing buzzword.  Too bad.  I rather liked SEO expert.  It had the word expert modified by SEO.  Which is fancy speak for someone who knows how to manipulate Google’s algorythim.

If you do see this post, go check out the kickstarter.  If you see this post after the kickstarter ends (April 22nd, 2015) , make sure you check out the shop on this website.  You can buy the Lore Bits at a reasonable price, support a small business and get some super shiny game tokens!

 Note:  Please send more comments about how many hits I’m missing out on google, search engines, and everything else.  It’s good to know that I’m missing out on 300 unique visitors a day.

 

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KickStarter is Live!

KickStarter: Link

I’m so excited!  We’ve been working hard to perfect the Lore Bits!  They are perfect for Game Money, Tokens, or Hoarding.

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How could you resist supporting them on KickStarter?

C’mon you know you want toooo……

Link: Lore Bits Kickstarter

Note:  3/10/15.  Okay, so the kickstarter campaign hasn’t gotten off to the best start.  I’ve actually gotten more marketing companies contacting me instead of subscribers.  As of yet, not one seems to have read the campaign.  I’ll let you know when I get at least one that knows what Lore Bits are.

Kickstarter seems to have buried the campaign.  I even have problems finding it unless using a direct link.   While projects like exploding kittens get lots of love, not so much independents who make great products.  The only solution that I’ve heard for that problem is buy lots and lots of advertising.  That would push up the price of the products.  In addition, it seems to go against the spirit of kickstarter, which is to fund independent projects.

But who knows, maybe I will be pleasantly surprised if Kickstarter picks it as a good project.  🙂

It runs until April 22nd, 2015.

If it’s not successful, I still have faith in my Lore Bits.  They will make a great addon product at game stores.  Something by the register for people to buy.

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Lore Bits – New Product

Lore Bits are shiny new game tokens.  I make them, check them and then recheck them to make sure they are perfect for game night.  I’m probably going to sell them at least 20 to a package.  Many games have poorly printed and punched out game tokens.  Upgrade your game to feature some shiny Lore Bits!