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Infiltrating Prowler





Portland, OR

 Breotan wrote:
The design doesn't facilitate extensions. They chose the dimensions they had mostly because of what the community used.
That is fair, it just means it doesn't fit into what I can use. I did find that Game Anywhere Tables, however, is modular to do what I wanted. Originally I didn't look at them because it looked like a folding table topper, but their new GAT-54 table makes it look like a standard gaming table. So it looks like I will be going that route instead.

 
   
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Most Glorious Grey Seer





Everett, WA

Last stretch goal hit. Clear PVC table cover. A little too pricy for me at this point, unfortunately, unless I drop other add-ons. I'll have to think about it.

Edit: Nah, I'll just get something second hand from a thrift store can call it a day.



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Most Glorious Grey Seer





Everett, WA

Final two hours (it closes at 8:00 AM PST on 9/28/17).

I've decided to forgo most of the accessories and stick to the 6' x 4' table with the cover/desk boards so I can also use it as a dining table in my kitchen.

Given that they're ready to start production once they receive the money, I don't expect that fulfillment dates will slip much.

I also like the fact that they've been polling backers early so they have an idea on what to expect so they can schedule things accordingly. I also like that they haven't been going around promising everyone the moon just to hit a stretch goal or to get a little more money from pre-orders.

It's interesting to see the wood workers in the comments asking about technical details of production, "Process Steps, Lead Time, Plant Rate, Value Added Time, Takt Time, etc."

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Richmond, VA

 oni wrote:
Looks like a great table for board gaming, but it's unusable for Warhammer 40,000 and AoS.

The GW RoBG's will not fit into it as it's not a true 6x4 playing area. I assume game mats will also not fit.

So unfortunate; I absolutely would have backed this.


Hey oni, what did you wind up pledging for in the end?

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Most Glorious Grey Seer





Everett, WA

Okay, the pledge manager is up at www.pledgemanager.com

The only upgrade I went with was an extra set of legs so I could use the table as a dining table (normal legs) or as a gaming table (long legs). I saved a little money by selecting long legs as the default and then ordering medium legs as the upgrade. Doing the reverse would have added around $30 or so to the bill.

• 4.6 Basic Table of Ultimate Gaming **w/ NO LEGS** - Natural Light Wood Grain (reward)
• Table Leg Set - Reward Set - Tall Counter Height » Natural Light Wood Grain (reward)
• 4.6 Wood Table Top Covers - White (reward)
• 4.6 Playmat - Blue Mat (reward)
• Table Leg Set - Standard Height » Natural Light Wood Grain (add on)

Total cost: 1,105.17

*whew*

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Veteran Inquisitorial Tyranid Xenokiller






your mind

Holy ghost.
1100bux for a table.
I just built a guest bed from clear pine, granted it is natty but I could add all the power plugs and dragon etchings I want if I wanted and hide under the thing during an earthquake - it is tough - about 1/10th of the cost.
For a dedicated gaming table, hmmm, that thing is pretty if one has 1100bux for a table.

   
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Most Glorious Grey Seer





Everett, WA

If you look around, you'll find that most well built dining tables are similarly priced. I got the top covers so that I could also use this as a dining table. So, considering the dual use I'd say it's a pretty good deal as long as the final product lives up to the promises. Also, that price includes shipping which is expensive for a heavy table.

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Most Glorious Grey Seer





Everett, WA

I don't know if anyone else on Dakka bought one of these but I just got a notice that they're locking down orders and getting things ready for delivery.

We wanted to let you know that we're locking down Table of Ultimate Gaming: The Ultimate Game Table orders for fulfillment soon and wanted to be sure we have the correct address for you. If your address is correct below, you're all set!

I expect they're still on track for early March fulfillment which is a nice thing given how many kickstarters I've supported that have had dates slip by years.

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Most Glorious Grey Seer





Everett, WA

Production update.

Production is rolling strong

Cutting top covers
https://ksr-video.imgix.net/assets/019/975/151/b82cc38a13415febf39d7e888c7e8b11_h264_high.mp4


Lots of legs



Standard Walnut color decoration covers



All packaging and wrapping is carefully protected








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Most Glorious Grey Seer





Everett, WA

February update:
February Status!

Posted by Wood Robot (Creator)

Hi folks!

Tables are on the way…they should arrive on US shores the end of this month. If you’re in the US, there’s a good chance you’ll get your table mid- to late-march.

One caveat: this shipment will contain tables only…that is the play surface, one set of legs, and one mat. The wood table covers and all other accessories (deco packs, extra legs and mats, etc.) will come in the next shipment. I know this will be a disappointment to many of you, but please bear with us. We’re getting everything to you as soon as we can.

Canada, UK/EU, and Australia/NZ orders will ship after Chinese New Year. They’ll take a bit longer, but they should ship with all accessories included.

Peace!


Melissa



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Most Glorious Grey Seer





Everett, WA

Project Update #62

Hi all!

Just a quick update. I have a slightly revised time frame: barring issues, the first tables are set to arrive in our warehouse March 27. With this in mind, they will be in homes early April.

So…about chairs. With the standard legs, the distance between the floor and the bottom edge of the table is 24.6 inches. You should plan on about 7 inches between the chair and table bottom, so you're looking for chairs in the 17-18 inch range. Of course, it's all based on preference, but that's going to be what most people are comfortable with. Fortunately, that’s about standard chair height.

It's official! We (Patrick, Jamie, and Melissa) are going to be at San Diego Comic Con and at Gen Con, so be sure to swing by and say hi!

Peace!

Mel

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Most Glorious Grey Seer





Everett, WA

Matching Chairs
We've got some good news--we are sourcing chairs to match the tables. So for those of you who are interested, they should be available soon. These chairs will not be made in our factory (we need to make tables!) but will use our stains and will match perfectly. I'll announce when the chairs are available.

The factory is running three shifts to keep up, and the tables are looking great.

If you need to change your address, you'll find out that PledgeManager is closed. If you need to update your account, email changes of address to support@woodenbot.com.

You guys are great, and we appreciate you: your input, your enthusiasm, and your support. We learn so much from you, and because of you we learn and get better every day.



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Svalarheima, MA

I wonder if anyone else on Dakka bought one of these...

Nil nos tremefacit.
 
   
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Most Glorious Grey Seer





Everett, WA

I honestly don't know. But I'm still updating, just in case.

Wood Robot (Creator) wrote:A story of cardboard....

Hi Folks,

Quick update and a tale you might not find particularly interesting or magical, but you might find informative.

1) I am getting a production update from the factory some time this week. Then I’ll know more about when your tables will be shipping. Right now, I am just not sure and I don't want to give you wrong information.

2) If your table is in one of our first containers, you’ll be getting an email from me in the next two weeks.

3) If you need to change your shipping address, please email support@woodenbot.com. It may be too late if your table is in the first containers, but otherwise you’ve got time.

4) Answering the question, “Why are you now shipping more containers than you originally planned?”:

Our story begins several weeks ago when we were researching the best way to ensure the tables are undamaged during shipment.

At first, we had designed a shipping box supported by plastic straps. They held the tables safely and securely, and we thought everything was great. Then, we found out that we could not use the straps during the final leg of their journey—the straps we were depending on can get caught in conveyor belts and so are not allowed. We were back at square one.

We sourced stronger cardboard boxes, but the biggest worry was the corners—one thing we did not want is for the corners to be banged up. It would affect the aesthetics of the entire table. We found plastic corners for packaging. We put these plastic corners inside and outside the boxes hoping they would keep our tables safe….which they did. But once again, we were told that the outside plastic corners are a no-go. We needed thicker corners inside the boxes….

We added the thicker corners, made our boxes bigger, and tried again. This time, we sent a table from the factory to my home as a test. When it arrived, there was a hole in the side of the box. The table was intact, but Styrofoam poured out of the wound. The corners were safe and sound, but it was clear that we needed thicker packaging.

We sourced even thicker boxes. We were certain we had a winning formula. It was time for a test. We took a table and paid for it to be shipped to multiple cities and then back to the factory, a journey far rougher than anything it should experience in fulfillment. Success! The tables arrived completely unharmed.

However, now with packaging, our shipping boxes are much, much thicker. They take up much more room, and require more containers.

--The End

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I am interested in seeing the reviews of these things when they get into peoples hands.

   
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 Lance845 wrote:
I am interested in seeing the reviews of these things when they get into peoples hands.


I am as well, their licensing deal with GW is intriguing and I’m interested in the details coming up.
   
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Most Glorious Grey Seer





Everett, WA

I'll post a review once mine is delivered.


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Everett, WA

So, an update on what is being shipped first and to whom. I ordered a 6x4 birch table so I guess I'll have to wait till the end of April to get mine.

Wood Robot wrote:Production schedule received...

Hi all!

Our first containers have gone through customs in the US (one on each coast) and are in fulfillment. I (Mel) am visiting one of the warehouses on Tuesday and will update you next week.

I have just received a production update from the factory along with planned shipping dates. This is not a complete list, and it is still tentative. You’ll notice it is slightly different from what I told you before…This is new information for me as well.

US:

The first two containers contain only 3.5 walnut tables and some extra mats. If you ordered a 3.5 walnut, you will likely be receiving it soon.

If you are east of New Mexico/Colorado/Wyoming/Montana and ordered a 3.5 walnut table, one of the screws is 2 mm too long. It does not affect the table any way but aesthetically, but it’s annoying. I will be sending you a small envelope with a new screw that is the correct size. No one else is affected.

April is a busy month. The factory is sending 9 containers to the US in one month. These containers will include all tables and accessories except dice towers and deco packs. Dice towers and deco packs are scheduled for end of May. The first two containers will contain accessories, so most of you will get accessories before tables.

Canada:

Hi Canada! We decided to finish the US orders before sending a Canadian container so that the rest of the world will receive tables and accessories together, and so that US customers won’t be waiting so long for table tops. Your container is now scheduled to ship out end of May (25-ish). It will have all of the tables and accessories together.

EU:

You, too are scheduled for end of May (27-ish) with everything shipping together…Unfortunately, your container has the longest sea voyage, so it’ll take a while. It will go to the UK first, and be fulfilled to the rest of the EU after that.

Australia:

Don’t think there’s no love for you! We’re working with Aetherworks to get your orders to you…but you’re shipping last (May 31-ish). On the bright side: we’ve got all of our certifications to import wood into Australia, so we’re ready to go!




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Most Glorious Grey Seer





Everett, WA

Music to set the mood. No idea who these guys are. I don't see their music on iTunes.

Wood Robot wrote:Darkraven Games note...

Hi everyone,

Earlier we promised a great deal from Darkraven games to backers. Well, check your inbox. It should be arriving today or tomorrow.

You'll get:

1) Underworld with 8 tracks of amazing audio!

2) "Forest of the Necromancer" with 8 tracks and two hours of sound from their "Darkraven Fantasy Soundscapes"

3) 2017 Darkraven Sampler, with 8 tracks and over 90 minutes of sound to boost your table top gaming experience.

And a $20 discount off of the normal $79 price on their flagship Darkraven Fantasy Soundscapes -- 70 tracks with 70 hours of sound to take your fantasy table top gaming experience to the next level.



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Most Glorious Grey Seer





Everett, WA

So, I got the sampler from Darkraven Games. Not exactly music as much as "atmosphere". I can also see why they aren't publishing on iTunes. Well, it's free so at least I got my money's worth. I guess.


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Most Glorious Grey Seer





Everett, WA

Another update.

Wood Robot wrote:Notes on the tables coming in....

Hi folks!

We are so excited that tables are finally making it into homes! When you get your table together, please send us pics. We’d love to see and every week I will be giving away one $50 gift card for our site to a lucky person who sent us photos!

I have one ask: If you have an issue, let me know immediately. I will do my best to make it right. We’ve had some great feedback, and we’re getting better all the time. We have also made a video to show you how to put the table together if you would like more assistance:



These first tables have some known issues that we have addressed in later shipments, so we beg your indulgence if these come up:

• The screws in instruction manual step 25 (the four that go in the middle) are too long. I have sent replacements to everyone. You should receive them on Saturday if you are getting a table with this issue. If you don’t get one on Saturday, and believe you should have, let me know.
• In the same envelope as the screws, you'll find some nut barrels just in case. We found that some of the earlier nut barrels had problems with their threads. These have been replaced on the newer tables.
• One these first tables, there are no pilot holes drilled for the screws holding in the outlets. These can be screwed in my hand with a little muscle, but later tables have the pilot holes.
• The cartons are getting pretty beat up, but future shipments are using thicker cardboard, so the boxes should be much stronger.
• In the first tables, the letters on the pieces don’t always coincide with the letters in the instructions. This is corrected in later shipments.

As you put the table together, please consider:

• Put the table together on a soft surface like a rug or blanket to prevent scratching.
• Watch the orientation of the pieces closely--it's easy to make mistake with the frame parts and place them upside down or outside in. Remember: magnets always face outside.
• When connecting the screws with the nut barrels, finger-tighten first to make sure they fit correctly. Never try to force the screw and nut together. If it doesn’t go together easily use a different nut barrel. We have put extra in the packages.
• If you are assembling the shallow play depth, be very careful to place the mat correctly and not move it when assembling the rails.
• If you find gaps between the corner rails, you can correct it by gently tapping it with a rubber mallet.
• If you are using an electric screwdriver, finish tightening by hand. Often power tools don’t tighten enough.
Watch your screws--in some places if the wrong screws are used it will damage the wood.
• Team assembly is recommended. Two people will make flipping the table and affixing the rails much easier.

If I haven’t had a chance to respond to an email or handle one of your issues, I am sorry. This has been an extremely busy week, but we are caught up, and I will get to everyone.

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Haughty Harad Serpent Rider





Richmond, VA

I literally cannot wait to get mine (well, I don't mind a little more time, I have to clear my game room a bit).

I ordered a 6x4, counter height.

I know Dakka user drno172000 also got one.
Manchu was considering one too I believe.

3x5's are "in the wild" and being delivered. They look fantastic, every bit as good as the dozens of tables that Wood Robot has sent to game companies for use at conventions over the last ten months.

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