Mitch Barchi is a genius. Hailing from the Greater Seattle Area, the young graphic designer and recent graduate of the Art Institute of Seattle has developed a way for anyone and everyone to have an adventure on the go. Whether you’re on a lengthy, cross country road trip or bumming out on the couch at home, his idea can turn an ordinary day into a magical journey.
We just need to convince him to let us buy it first.
Inspired by his passion for role-playing games (Dungeons and Dragons or World of Dungeons, anyone?), Mitch wanted to develop a way for D&D enthusiasts to play a quick or introductory game without having to lug around a computer or an entire board game. In order to do so, he created the “Adventurer’s Kit.” It features a laser-cut box with a simple overland map illustration on the lid, a Moleskin notepad with gridded paper (for notes), vintage, unpainted Heroscape monster playing tokens, and a standard set of polyhedral dice.
All of this comes conveniently packed in a nice little box, decorated with J.R.R. Tolkien’s quote, “Not all those who wander are lost…” on the inside.
The quote perfectly encapsulates the core of Dungeons and Dragons type role-playing games. Currently, the RPG is vastly popular with millions of players around the world and offers us the chance to escape reality to enter a fantasy world, filled with adventure, magic, demons, gods and epic battles of good versus evil.
But for those of you who have never played, the kit is a good way to become acquainted with the game, with little to no prep time required. It comes with all you need to get started, including a pamphlet for the World of Dungeons RPG system. Other adventure PDFs can also be found on Dungeon-World.com for free.
Sound like fun?
We definitely think so. Maybe it’s time to join forces to convince Mitch to bring his one of a kind artwork (and future trend) out onto the market. We are hopeful (fingers crossed).
Pretty please, Mitch?