• Zen Bins Follow Up

    As of this writing, the Zen Bins kickstarter that we have been following has already reached its initial goal, and then some. I spoke with Brian at Zen Bins, and he let me in on some information that we’d like to pass on to you. I guess you could call this a “TRP exclusive”.

    Here’s the concept designs for the original trays. You guys have seen these trays on their kickstarter, my durability test video, and their own drop test video. Nothing new.

    Here’s the lid. You can see how the lid (left) is much smaller than the standard tray (right). These are available for $3 as an add-on to your current kickstarter commitment.

    Here’s the base tray. As of now, this will have to sit on the bottom (hence, base). However, that big center section can accommodate dice bags, counters, d20, or whatever else you might want to fit. These are available for an extra $5 added on to your current commitment.

    And here’s the Smoke version of their current trays. ThisSmoke, and other colors, could become available as funding increases.

    Regarding the all dice tray: “We put in a lot of hours over the weekend looking into the feasibility of an all dice tray to add on to this kickstarter project but in the end, we decided this may be best to be a shorter duration Kickstarter of its own later this year after we prove ourselves with this one.”

    So there you go. They are working on an all dice storage solution. I was sent a few concept images of what an all dice tray may look like, with a capacity of 100 dice. But in my latest e-mail, I was told they were looking at a way to store 150 dice. So it would appear those concepts are already outdated.

    And here’s the best part: they want your feedback. They want to know what you think of these concepts, because they want to give you the kind of Dice Masters storage that you will use. If you want to give them your opinion, head on over to their kickstarter, and leave comments. No joke everyone, I spoke with Brian on the phone and if I can guarantee one thing, it’s that they are committed to getting a dice and card storage option produced that people will use. They want to make the best storage option on the market. So let them know what it is that you want.

    And don't forget to enter our contest to win 2 Zen Bins trays in time for Origins here!
    Comments 7 Comments
    1. DigitalFirefly's Avatar
      DigitalFirefly -
      Oooh, I like the smoke version.
    1. Wicked Nerd's Avatar
      Wicked Nerd -
      looking forward to my Zen Bins showing up in the mail, I feel they will be perfect to take my decks to local tournaments.
    1. Meatman's Avatar
      Meatman -
      These are obviously designed specifically with Dice Masters in mind, even though they likely can't say this for copywright reasons. So, why not provide something that is an even more customized long term storage solution for each set? I'd love something that would precicely fit what I need as a complete set...for UXM as an example...something that had 36 different sections that each held 4 dice, then another section to hold 16 dice for Sidekicks and another section to hold 12 dice for Basic Action Dice. Something nice and compartmentalized...the collectors box comes close, but it is the same for each set, and is not compartmentalized nicely.

      Perhaps this is my OCD kicking in as well...but I think that would be nice.
    1. RJRETRO's Avatar
      RJRETRO -
      A way to store 150 dice easily is exciting. Great to see them working on it.
    1. Yumgumbo's Avatar
      Yumgumbo -
      Quote Originally Posted by RJRETRO View Post
      A way to store 150 dice easily is exciting. Great to see them working on it.
      yeah you right!
    1. comet4141's Avatar
      comet4141 -
      I would buy an all dice option in a heartbeat. Still waiting to back the KS, but I will probably go with a smaller backing/lid/base and will add a bunch of all dice trays as they *hopefully* become available!
    1. anonymos's Avatar
      anonymos -
      Brain doesn't want to do the math. How many of these trays are required to house each set?