Luxury tabletop game counters, elegant storage containers, and beautifully designed playing cards in letter pressed boxes.
Latest Updates from Our Project:
FINAL DAY! 2K Clay Design Unveiled! 200 Wooden Chest Preview from The Gentleman Wake! Iron Spades Upgraded to Full Color Cardbacks!!
7 months ago
– Sun, Jun 23, 2019 at 03:38:24 PM
TL;DR – 2K Clay Design Unveiled! 200 Wooden Chest in Rosewood Preview from The Gentleman Wake. Iron Spades receive gold metallic ink upgrade. Campaign ends Thursday, June 20th, 10 PM MST (midnight EST; 4 AM Friday morning GMT). Pledge Manager surveys will be sent in July.
Custom Designs on 50, 500, and 2K Clays!
We are pleased to announce that the 50, 500, and 2K denominations will have their own custom designs. Because Iron Clays are dual molded, creating these custom designs is a painstaking process. It requires that Chad Michael Studio and Roxley work together with the factory to ensure that the design will support the sufficient material flow. We will reveal all of these designs in the coming weeks as they are approved by the manufacturer, starting with the custom 2K denomination below! This is our favorite design yet!
200 Wooden Chest Preview & Iron Spades Cardistry from The Gentleman Wake!
The Gentleman Wake gives us another look at the 200 Wooden Chest (rosewood veneer option), as well as advance manufacturer's decks of the Iron Spades. Here's some of what he had to say:
“The Iron Clays & Spades are definitely a highlight for hosting game night.”
“When compared to some other luxury poker sets, the price actually is not bad at all, considering the lower chip count and questionable quality of some of those other, more expensive sets seem to have.”
“In the end I think this is a gorgeous set, worthy of a spot here on the game shelf here in the Gentleman’s Study!”
He also snuck in some amazing cardistry tricks we don't want you to miss! (If you don't have time to watch the whole video, you can skip to the cardistry here.)
Iron Spades Gold Ink Upgrade!
Many playing card enthusiasts we've spoken to have been impressed with the design on the letter-pressed Iron Spades tuck box, and wanted to see it on the actual card backs as well. This desire to see the full true color palette on the card backs is shared by Chad Michael Studio and Roxley as well! So, we've been working frantically over the last few days to see if it was feasible to do the back in full color with gold ink.
We are happy to announce that all Iron Spades decks will be upgraded to full color card backs with gold metallic ink! Here's a concept image for the updated Iron Spades card back:
It's the Final Countdown!
(As regular backers and fans know, Roxley company policy requires us to reference this song in the final update published during each campaign.)
This campaign ends tomorrow night (June 20th) at 10 PM MST. (EST: 12 Midnight; GMT: 4 AM Friday morning). If you're still undecided (or confused) about what your final choices will be, you can pledge $19 Canadian for the Upgrades & Add-ons level to retain Backer status in the pledge manager. (Pledges of a lesser value and orders placed after the campaign will be classified as Pre-Order customers.)
As with our previous projects, we will continue to update you regularly after the campaign, although updates will reduce in frequency as our focus shifts next towards preparing the pledge manager. We'll continue to check in on the comments, but will not be able to monitor them 24/7; if you have an urgent question, or something the community cannot help with, please reach out to us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. We expect to send survey links for the pledge manager in July. This campaign is the most complex campaign we have run to date, so it is important that this stage not be rushed; thank you for bearing with us as we set up all of your options, triple check the math, and make everything as clear and easy to understand as possible.
We thank the community for all the help you have been to each other (and to us!) so far, and for making this campaign as successful as it has been.
Keep rollin' sixes,
Gavan Brown & Team Roxley
3 DAYS LEFT! 4000 Backers! 400 Wooden Chest Preview from Rolling Solo!
7 months ago
– Thu, Jun 20, 2019 at 01:05:51 PM
TL;DR – Three days left to lock pledges in at campaign prices. 400 Wooden Chest (In Charred Oak) and 100 Printed Box Preview from Rolling Solo.
Rolling Solo puts the 400 Wooden Chest under Studio Lighting!
Adam Smith from Rolling Solo gives us another closeup look at the 400 Wooden Chest and the 100 Printed Box! This was filmed directly under bright studio lights, so you can see more of the rich brown tint and texture of the Charred Oak veneer than is obvious in many photos so far. (As Adam says, this is still an advance manufacturer's copy; the final will have designs on all sides and improved ink tinting.) (The 100 Printed Box is 100% final).
Three Days Remaining!
This campaign will end on Thu, June 20th, at 10 PM Mountain Time (In EST that's midnight; in GMT it's 4AM Friday morning.) If you are still undecided (or confused) as to what pledge level or add-ons you need, don't panic; we're making every effort to answer your messages in a timely fashion, but you can guarantee your options stay open in the pledge manager by pledging at least $19 Canadian for the Add-Ons & Upgrades level.
Thank You For Everything So Far!
This has been an amazing campaign--over 600% funded, over 4000 backers, over half a million Canadian dollars raised, and we're not finished yet! We're incredibly grateful--not just for how you have made the Iron Clays & Iron Spades possible; but for how your interaction and feedback have made them better, for how you've helped each other out in the comments, and for all of the shares and ratings you've given us.
Team Roxley are humbled and blessed by your support and trust, and it's already inspiring us for what comes next: setting up the pledge manager, finalizing shipping arrangements, and reaching out to local stores that signed up for retailer pledges (and maybe even getting some sleep, if we're lucky!).
We'll update you once more before we reach the finish line. Until then, we hope you had a wonderful Father's Day weekend!
The Iron Bank has Funded!
7 months ago
– Thu, Jun 20, 2019 at 01:02:39 PM
Funded! Thank you!
From the time we conceived of the idea during the Brass campaign, we wanted to make Iron Clays because we actually wanted to use them ourselves. As a heavy gamer, we adore the usability of poker chips. What we never did love though was that they all sort of looked the same: like standard poker chips. I wanted something that felt unique, and could be used in a multitude of games without them feeling out of place.
Since then, we've discovered that others also share this desire... and now you've shown us that desire as well.
We are floored by how quickly this funded and we cannot thank you enough for your support.
We'll have some incredible cardists and photographers showing off the Iron Spades (& Clays) over the course of the campaign, so we will be sharing those with you in our updates.
A little quick change and presto! Iron Spades!
Are you a cardist or magician wanting to show off your skills using Iron Clays & Spades?
Send us a DM!
Can I get a second set of Iron Clays 200 that would contain everything required to make an Iron Clays 400? This is a great idea, and we are looking into what it would take to offer this as a pledge level.
Can we get a 400 printed box? We think this is a great idea, too! Unfortunately, we won't be able to produce an Iron Clays 400 printed box for a few reasons, but the main one being simply the weight of the chips. This is why we have the wooden chest option. As answered in the previous question, we are looking into doing a Big Bank Iron Clays 200 upgrade box. :)
Our next update will be Wednesday, and in the meantime you can catch us in the comments, DM’s, on BGG, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! (Please allow a reasonable amount of time for a response, given the high volume of messaging we're getting right now.)
Gavan Brown & Team Roxley
Over 500% Funded! Wooden Chests Now Available in both Veneers! Happy Father’s Day!
7 months ago
– Wed, Jun 19, 2019 at 05:28:48 PM
TL;DR – Both Wooden Chests now available in Rosewood or Charred Oak veneer; Upgrade Path calculator updated. Happy Father’s Day!
Wooden Chests Now Available in Two Veneer Styles!
Great news! We now have enough backers in both the 200 Wooden Chest and 400 Wooden Chest levels to allow every one of these backers their choice of veneers! If you're backing for a Wooden Chest, you will make your choice in the pledge manager; you do not need to adjust your pledge. The two options are shown above: Rosewood (currently seen used in the 200 Wooden Chest), and Charred Oak (currently seen used in the 400 Wooden Chest). We’re grateful that your level of support has made it possible for us to provide this common community request. THANK YOU!
Upgrade Calculator Upgrades
Thanks to eagle-eyed feedback from the backer community, some corrections and improvements have been made to the unofficial Upgrade Path calculator. If you used this to estimate your pledge before yesterday morning (Thursday, June 13), you can double check your numbers here to see if a more accurate estimate is available:
If your pledge amount is inaccurate due to a calculation error, this is not an emergency. Your final selections, chip amounts, and costs will all be calculated and confirmed in the pledge manager; we can help you with any problems you have then. Again, we love Michel's work (and his responsiveness to feedback!) but still recommend that this app should be used only as an estimator.
Iron Clays & Iron Spades – A Great Father’s Day Gift!
Q. What did the origami artist say when he had a bad hand?
A. Nothing - he just folded.
Team Roxley are all fathers, and we've got the dad jokes to prove it, but we can be notoriously hard to buy gifts for. Do you have a father figure you'd like to honor, who's just as challenging? Some Iron Spades and/or Iron Clays added to your pledge on their behalf could be the solution. (Or you could just go with a tie. Dads love those, right?)
We’ll be back early next week with the next update. Have a wonderful weekend!
Watch It Played Features the 400 Wooden Box! Fan-Created Upgrade Paths Calculator!
7 months ago
– Tue, Jun 18, 2019 at 01:55:25 PM
TL;DR - Video preview of the 400 Wooden Box from Watch It Played, Fan-Created Upgrade Path Calculator, Fans @ Origins can see Brass: Birmingham & the Iron Clays and vote for Fan Favorite award.
Watch It Previewed!
If you’re a fan of Watch It Played (or if you learned Brass: Birmingham from our official rules video), you'll recognize this smiling face! The legendary Rodney Smith has returned, with a closer look at the black 400 Wooden Chest! In this video, he demonstrates the strength of the magnetic seal on the chest drawers, and takes out the removable trays to give you a better look at the details, including the the faux suede lining on the underside for the protection of your game table surface. (Note--as Rodney says, this is just an advanced manufacturer’s copy of the box; the final will have a number of small tweaks and improvements, including designs printed on the sides that are currently blank.)
Fan-Created Upgrade Paths Calculator!
We knew backers were going to analyze the options we gave them in depth... but we didn’t anticipate backer Michel Billard coding his own PROGRAM to do it! Michel has reposted this for others to use, to estimate their costs, how many chips they'll receive, and how many will be left over afterwards.
NOTE: While we are extremely impressed with Michel’s work, we must officially disclaim that this program was not created by Roxley, and our staff have not had the time to verify all of the numbers and calculations in it. We recommend that if you use this app, you use it only to estimate pricing and quantities. Your final totals will be confirmed with you in the pledge manager after the campaign.
Brass & the Iron Clays at Origins Game Fair
Brass: Birmingham has been nominated for an Origins award! We’re sad that we won’t be at Origins to celebrate, but Brass, and the Iron Clays will! Attendees can examine & play the nominated games in the Origins Awards Area at Hall B 1166, and register your votes for Fan Favorite. Additionally, we hear Parallel Games will be featuring the Iron Clays 100 along with their game City of the Big Shoulders in the Tabletop Game Cafe booth (#358).
If you don’t yet own Brass and would like to, the Preorder shop for the Kickstarter Deluxe version is still open! Brass: Lancashire is in stock in most areas and ships within a few business days; orders that include Brass: Birmingham will ship in August/September.
Iron Clays on BoardGameGeek
Team Roxley are incredibly grateful to all of you who have rated Brass: Birmingham and our other games on BoardGameGeek... did you know there's a category there for game accessories? So if you own a set, or have had the chance to play with them, we'd love to have your honest rating of the Iron Clays too!
Want to show off your skills (cardistry, magic, videography, or photography) using Iron Clays & Spades? We'd love to feature you in our updates! Send us a DM!
We’ll be back on Thursday with the next update. Until then, enjoy your week!!