DESK WIZARD - Hobby and Miniature Painting Organizers

Created by Game Envy

Beautiful and versatile miniature painting and hobby organizers that hold most popular mini paint brands, brushes, tools, your phone and even the Hobby Holder miniature holder!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

And all was still... for now! Desk Wizard Shipping Complete and Other Updates
7 days ago – Sat, Jan 09, 2021 at 01:18:45 AM

Hello Friends!!

IT'S DONE :O

Right off the bat I want to let you all know that the final batch of pledges went out before Christmas and the replacements/parts submitted through the Shipped Pledge Support Form up to that point went out the following week! Over the last week we have been following up with some of you with questions and continuing to fix any issues.

We are all a bit worn out XD

Keep in mind the USPS has experienced unprecedented backups, so pledges may be taking a little longer to make their way to you. At this point, if you are concerned about the time since your pledge was shipped, or if there were any issues with your pledge, fill out theShipped Pledge Support Formand we will do our best to get things squared away for you! We know that you have been  anxious to get your packages in your hands, and trust us when we say that we are just as excited as you! 

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And In Other News...

First, I want to thank everyone for their patience and understanding while we worked tirelessly to make, pick and ship all the pledge pieces. I cannot express my gratitude enough for the support and belief in Game Envy and my creations.

This was by far the most complicated of the three Game Envy Kickstarter campaigns, which was not something that I anticipated when it launched or even two months into shipping - from hitting 2000% of our original goal on Kickstarter, then 65% of you ordering add-ons, to limiting the packing team to myself, my sister, and my wife, and having the three young children at the office "helping" because of the pandemic. 

This was also the first campaign we have manufactured in-house, cutting more than 70,000 pieces on the laser cutters and packing more than 120,000 bits and bobs and nuts and bolts into bags and boxes before being flown around the world!

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A Note from Ali

Hey friends! You don't hear from me often but I'm the other half of Game Envy! I wanted to take a moment to express my heartfelt gratitude for those of you who have been so patient and enthusiastic with us as we have figured out how to manage this incredibly complicated project during a pandemic and with a newborn. This company is our fourth baby, and Kit truly pours his heart and soul into every aspect of running this business for YOU. Please know that every time you make a purchase or share on social media or just drop us a line to let us know you are loving your new Game Envy products, we do a happy dance! 

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In addition to the expansion of the DESK WIZARD line we have many more exciting things in store for 2021! In addition to expanding the availability of our products, we have been dreaming up lots of new projects and are looking forward to bringing even more mini painting magic into your lives! 

Thank you all so much for the continued support, 

Kit, Ali, Amy & the entire Game Envy Team

Ya get that thing I sent ya? DESK WIZARD Shipping Almost Complete... Finally!
about 2 months ago – Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 11:09:35 PM

Hello Friends!

We are so close to finishing up the shipping for the DESK WIZARD campaign! I have been coming into the office after the family goes to sleep a few times a week to keep the laser cutters running a couple extra hours. The downside to this is I have been lax on the office cleaning XD

Worry not! This will all be used for something :D
So will these XD

My wonderful wife (who obviously is in our pod) added another thing to her plate and has been coming into the office to help pack! She is super organized and has helped a lot as we near the end of shipping and as our area is tightening restrictions again. She counted the labels and we have about 80 left to pack and send which we are working on and should be done right after Thanksgiving!  

The end of the tunnel!

She is also helping with an instruction video for the DESK WIZARDS since the printed instructions were a little sparse (I am a little too close to the product and assume all of you know what is going on in my brain haha.)

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A Little Something Extra

For those of you who are waiting on your pledges still, we have been including a little something extra in your boxes. We are supper appreciative of everyone's support, but we know it has been hard waiting, especially those of you towards the end of the pack list. Thank you so much for your patience!

In addition, in a few of those pledges waiting to be shipped we are placing Super Special Edition DESK WIZARDs that may never be made again :O We will also be doing a drawing once shipping wraps up for some additional Special Edition DESK WIZARDS that every backer will be included in. Each Special Edition is different and features some premium acrylic or special color!

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Shipped Pledge Support

With hundreds of pledges zooming around the world there are bound to  be broken or missing pieces or a misdelievered package etc., so to keep  things organized on our end I have set up a new reporting form for folks  who have experienced an issue with their shipped pledge.

Shipped Pledge Support Form

We have already been shipping out  replacements, however if you have not received yours yet please submit  the form so we can check on all support requests and get tracking to you  more easily.

If you have any other questions just reach out via private message or at gameenvy.net and I will get back to your as soon as possible!

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Additional DESK WIZARDS and Parts

I have been asked a lot about the purchase of additional DESK WIZARDS and DESK WIZARD Parts and want to let everyone know they will be available for purchase on our website AFTER we finish shipping all of the pledges. So worry not, everything will be available soon and the DESK WIZARD line will continue to grow! I need to make sure I get DESK WIZARDS into the hands of all you amazing backers before I transition them to retail. 

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Thank you all for your amazing support and gracious patience. It has been a long journey to scale up the project so much without compromising the product, but in fact making it better along the way ;D

Gobble gobble!

Kit

DESK WIZARD Shipping Update!
3 months ago – Thu, Oct 15, 2020 at 08:17:40 PM

Hi Everyone :D

First, I hope you are all doing well and I want to thank you all so much for your continued patience! I know waiting on a cool new anything is hard. Every day more of you should have pledges in hand as that's how often I hit the post office. If you have any questions regarding shipping check out this update and if it isn't answered there shoot me a PM here or at gameenvy.net

Especially good haul earlier this week!

My goal is to have the rest of the pledges out by the end of this month. It has been a long road, but I think this is doable if we pull some all-nighters. Every step has just taken longer and scaling up production 2000% didn't help. At the end of production we will have cut more than 60,000 individual pieces for this project!!!

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Shipped Pledge Support

With hundreds of pledges zooming around the world there are bound to be broken or missing pieces or a misdelievered package etc., so to keep things organized on our end I have set up a new reporting form for folks who have experienced an issue with their shipped pledge.

Shipped Pledge Support Form

We have already been shipping out replacements, however if you have not received yours yet please submit the form so we can check on all support requests and get tracking to you more easily.

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What Else Is Up?

While my sister Amy had to go down to 1-2 days a week at the office because of her class schedule, a fellow backer, the amazing Chartaan, offered his services and has been stopping in to help keep things moving along! Not only that, but he made a custom Funko Pop of ME :O

He even has a little Hobby Holder!

Since packing pledges isn't all that exciting beyond seeing all the cool places around the world DESK WIZARDs are going, we decided to spice things up by doing the PAQUI One Chip Challenge... 

From the Paqui Website

"It's our spiciest lineup ever featuring the world's hottest pepper, the Carolina Reaper, along with a NEW one-two punch from Scorpion Pepper and Sichuan Peppercorn. Your taste buds will be begging you to tap out. Do you have what it takes to go head to head with the Reaper?"

For your amusement here is a timelapse of me and my sister beating the heat! As a bonus I put my coupon for a free bag of Paqui chips into one of the pledges I packed during my suffering XD

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Back to work! 

XOXO, 

Kit

DESK WIZARD Shipping Continues + Questions? Answers! + Life
4 months ago – Thu, Sep 10, 2020 at 02:23:55 AM

Hello Friends!!

I hope everyone is doing well and has had plenty of time to paint! Alas, I have not been able to paint lately, but I have been able to social distantly adventure through Curse of Strahd on Roll20 with the D&D crew a few evenings! The fam is doing well. Among the mundane like explaining to the boys for the 1,000th time that is Papa's candy, my wonderful wife had her # birthday, 2/3 of the kids have started school, we grew a HUGE pumpkin vine and a pumpkin, I cleaned half the garage, and on the weekends, I may have taken a sunbeam nap or two...

Zzzzzzzzz

Game Envy wise we have been hard at work every day packing pledges, answering emails, running the Game Envy shop and thinking of more ways we can support our wonderful hobby ;D All of the 48"x48" acrylic sheets have been broken down into 11"x48" strips on the Routertron 5000. BUT I continue to improve the trip to their final form with inventions like the push-broom guide/acrylic dust remover! This helps us keep the laser cutters fed since they are still running 5+ hours a day cranking out pledge goodies :O 

The Push-Broomatron connects to the Feed Piece of Wood which guides the sheets into the Slicerizer!

I have been trying to get to everyone's questions during the work day and I know people have been looking for an update, so here it is...

DESK WIZARD Shipping Continues!

That is all... XD In all seriousness though, like I have mentioned, we are shipping out pledges every day as we have been. We have a few more weeks to go before all the pledges are shipped. I don't have exact numbers of shipped vs not shipped since we just have rolls of labels that get smaller as we pack them. I truly want to thank everyone for you patience! It has been a very long and very busy three months since the campaign ended for the two of us at the office, and I know you all are excited to get your hands on your DESK WIZARDs! Like I said in Update #11, We love you and we are working on shipping your pledge :D

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Questions? Answers!

First, if you have questions regarding shipping PLEASE check out Update #11 or read this section which includes key parts of that update and more. Most of the inquiries we receive have been answered in the updates. If your question isn't answered here or there is an issue with your pledge please reach out and we will get it taken care of!

  • We purchase shipping labels in bulk batches to get the best price for postage, which means you may receive a tracking number from the USPS or BackerKit before your pledge is shipped. This just means you are in the packing queue. Until you see movement on your tracking number, or I send out the Shipping Complete update we are still diligently working on getting your pledge to you!
  • Pledges are packed in "packing groups" which are similar or the same grouping of items selected. This makes it much easier on us when packing, but it also means someone in your state or country could receive their pledge before you. So far we have had pledges have arrive safely in all parts of the world and they continue to every day.
  • Delivery times for couriers are all over the place right now due to the pandemic situation. We will be observing the current expected delivery and customs timelines before deeming a pledge lost in transit. Please feel free to reach out via private message if you feel your package is lost as we won't be tracking them individually. See bullet one before getting worried though. 
  •  For international backers: Once a  package has passed through customs into your country it will be  delivered by your regional carrier service, so they will probably have more information than the USPS. If they can't answer your concerns please send me a message and we will get it sorted!
  • Because we are minimizing the amount of bodies in the office it is just me and my sister packing pledges. This is a bit different than our Hobby Holder campaigns where we had packing parties and combined with in house manufacturing everything is just a bit slower going that we hoped.
  • If you have received your pledge and there was an issue such as a broken part, missing pieces or incorrect color please let us know and we will continue to get those squared away! Mistakes happen especially with all the variables in pledge selections and we are happy to fix them, so just send us a PM on Kickstarter or email via the Game Envy Contact Form. 
  •  In regards to the Rank 14 Spacious Top Plate, it requires two fewer Supports than the Standard and Cork Top Plate. We aren't sending fewer Supports for those however, so just pocket the extras for later. The Base Plates ARE standardized so there will just be two extra slots for those Rank 14s.
  • Finally, for those of you who are worried about the delivery of the campaign, please don't fret. All the supplies have been in our hands since before shipping began and production and shipping continues daily. Everyone will be getting their pledges as fast as we can get them out the door :D We have more than 15,000 hobbyists around the world with Game Envy products who can attest to our commitment!
Such Orginization! Much Packing!

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That's all I have for now! If there is anything else you want to know just give me a shout!

XOXO Kit

DESK WIZARD Assembly Instuctions Download
5 months ago – Tue, Aug 11, 2020 at 09:36:49 PM

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