Munchkin Metropolis
ActivityProjectsRevenuePledgesAvg. PledgeLinks
2017 - 2020 23 $103,039 USD 1,689 $61 USD
Hi there, I'm Roger Kolikas. I'm the owner of a small construction/woodworking company called Munchkin Metropolis, where I specialize in custom items for kids mostly, but I've gradually been growing in the gaming accessory industry. Fancy custom deck boxes are pretty neat and add a bit of flare to anyone's deck! I never did care for talking about myself much, but since this is the only way you can get to know me for now, that's about it for the business side of me. I've linked all my pages so you can get a better feel for who I am as a person and the quality of work you can expect from me should you choose to back one of my projects. On to the personal side of me. (I don't have one, I'm a mystery....if mysteries weren't mysterious) I was born and raised down south in Mississippi. My earliest memories are of playing outside with a stick (Sword) and fighting a terrible beast (Pet hamster). We had recently moved to a piece of property that only had a well for water. No house, barn, building of any kind, we lived in a tent that first summer. We were to build our house during our first summer there. And we did! (Sort of...I mean, it was a single room with plywood floor and 3 walls, the 4th wall was just plastic stapled to the studs. But on that wall is where we had our wood burning stove/heater. (I've never been as warm in a house since, and we had 3ft of snow that first winter!) We had a 5 gallon bucket and a sheet hung up as a bathroom. But it worked, and I loved it! We had a 55 gallon drum mounted with a draining hose that had a shower head attached, so we could shower on warm days...cold days too, but I don't count that as a shower. It was more like scrub scrub scrub, fast fast fast, let me out! As you can tell, I had an AMAZING CHILDHOOD! It was like camping all the time. Booyah! I go my first job at the age of 8, as a gopher (Go for this, Go for that) on the construction site my grandma's husband worked at. It paid $2/day....and that was a lot for me back then. I could go to the $1 theater on Saturday, play arcades, get the LARGE popcorn/drink combo and watch movies all day long with my own money. (That's right, MY money) I learned at a young age how to live broke, and I'm glad I did. That knowledge comes in handy whenever life tries to knock me down. I grew up proper and joined the Marines at 17. Stayed there a few years before coming home and starting my own company (Woodworking, right?....wrong!) Selling at a flea market. It was good money sometimes, bad money sometimes, but I was the boss (Of myself only, but still, it counts....right?) I worked the market and craft shows for a couple years before stumbling into a mom & pop Video store (Old school, still did VHS and only had like 7 DVDs at the time). I bought out the bin of VHS they had for sale (At a discount so I could resell them) and I left them my number in case they had more to sell later on. Business must have been bad, because not even a month later they called and asked me to offer a price on all the movies they had left. I did them one better and offered to buy the store as it sat. That store's name was Reel World. Little did I know that one decision would change my life forever. I took that store and turned it into the first DVD only store around (This was back in 1996).... It did well until not 1, but 2 large movie rental chains came to town. But, you know the drill (Improvise, Adapt, Overcome)....So, I made a switch and started carrying more games. More and more kids started hanging out at the store and eventually one of them requested I start carrying Magic the Gathering (In my mind, wth is that?) Fast forward a year and we are the only shop around running FNM and JSS events. I cut the DVD rentals down to a single shelf, the rest of the space was for couches, TVs and original Xbox systems (We had 16 and they stayed full with kids play 16 player Halo over the LAN). It was a great time to game! {But wait, you said you've been woodworking your whole life, how'd you do that while you were doing all this other stuff?} The answer? I never stopped, it just wasn't a business, it was a hobby I did for fun. I also picked up leathercrafting along the way, just fyi. Munchkin Metropolis is a company I originally started as a home improvement company that specialized in Children's playsets, playhouses, furniture (We did grown up things too) Eventually I married and got talked into selling the shop.... 6 months later they had ran it into the ground and all the local kids had nowhere to go. Of course I had to reopen! They must have a place to go! Throughout the years I've had 7 renditions of Reel World Games (We added the "Games", but kept the name of the original shop). And just 3 years ago, I moved right back into the same building where I purchased Reel World 20 years ago. Life is funny sometimes. Now I get to do both, Reel World & Woodworking, in the same building (Different bays). I don't make a killing, but I'm pretty happy most of the time (Except on Sunday, that's when we count the register) Now you know my story, why not message me yours? I love listening to how other people have lived.
Projects
Magic the Gathering Commander Deck Boxes - 100 Card Capacity
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Magic the Gathering Commander Deck Boxes - 100 Card Capacity
A project in Byhalia, MS by Munchkin Metropolis
AccessoryCards

Wooden deck boxes for up to 100 double sleeved cards. Excellent gift for Magic the Gathering Commander players. In time for Christmas!

Duration: 2020/11/14 - 2020/11/29 (14 days)

Ending: 30 hours

Today's Backers: +1

Last Updated: 54 min

Today's Pledges: +28 USD

Hellraiser inspired dice boxes
962%
Hellraiser inspired dice boxes
A project in Byhalia, MS by Munchkin Metropolis
AccessoryDice

Get yours in time for Halloween! Available empty or with sets of Acrylic OR Metal Dice

Duration: 2020/09/12 - 2020/09/20 (7 days)

Dungeon Crawlers - Legends of Runya Series 1 to 8 Players
115%
Dungeon Crawlers - Legends of Runya Series 1 to 8 Players
A project in Byhalia, MS by Munchkin Metropolis
TabletopSoloDiceFantasyAdventure

Build and populate a unique dungeon every game. Spawn in various monsters, treasure and BOSS FIGHTS! Choose from 8 unique heroes!

Duration: 2020/07/31 - 2020/08/31 (30 days)

Hardwood Component Trays / Board Game Accessory & Dice Trays
333%
Hardwood Component Trays / Board Game Accessory & Dice Trays
A project in Byhalia, MS by Munchkin Metropolis
AccessoryDice

Handmade hardwood board game component trays available in 3 different sizes and hundreds of patterns.

Duration: 2020/07/14 - 2020/07/29 (14 days)

Tavern Brawlers - Legends of Runya Series - 2 to 8 players
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Tavern Brawlers - Legends of Runya Series - 2 to 8 players
A project in Byhalia, MS by Munchkin Metropolis
TabletopFantasyFightingDice

A fun and fast-paced game where you play as a brand new adventurer in a small "one tavern" town. Train, Quest, Get Strong and BRAWL!

Duration: 2020/04/27 - 2020/05/28 (30 days)

Metal Dice / Hardwood Dice Towers / Pocket-Sized Dice Cases
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Metal Dice / Hardwood Dice Towers / Pocket-Sized Dice Cases
A project in Byhalia, MS by Munchkin Metropolis
AccessoryDice

12mm metal dice sets and hardwood accessories available in single species OR custom laminated species. Dice Towers / Dice Cases

Duration: 2020/03/31 - 2020/04/15 (14 days)

Metal Mini-Sized Dice / Hardwood Game & Dice Trays / D&D RPG
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Metal Mini-Sized Dice / Hardwood Game & Dice Trays / D&D RPG
A project in Byhalia, MS by Munchkin Metropolis
AccessoryDice

Metal & Acrylic Mini-Sized Dice and Hardwood Board Game Accessories / Dice Trays / Mini Dice Trays / Component Trays / Life Counters

Duration: 2020/02/20 - 2020/03/22 (30 days)

RPG Counters, Dice Trays, Rolling Cups & Component Trays
599%
RPG Counters, Dice Trays, Rolling Cups & Component Trays
A project in Byhalia, MS by Munchkin Metropolis
Accessory

Handmade Hardwood Magic the Gathering Life Counters, RPG Component Trays, D&D, Pathfinder, Dice Trays, Little Soldier Dice Rolling Cups

Duration: 2020/02/11 - 2020/03/13 (30 days)

*** Cancelled ***

Make 100 laminated hardwood dice cases using scrap wood
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Make 100 laminated hardwood dice cases using scrap wood
A project in by Munchkin Metropolis
AccessoryDice

Hardwood dice cases utilizing laminated scrap wood. Designed to a standard 7pc set of dice

Duration: 2020/01/09 - 2020/01/17 (7 days)

Make 100 Slimline Life Counters for Magic the Gathering MTG
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Make 100 Slimline Life Counters for Magic the Gathering MTG
A project in Byhalia, MS by Munchkin Metropolis
Accessory

Handmade life counters made from hardwood scrap. Giving "scrap" wood a chance to have purpose again! Commander Life Counters

Duration: 2019/12/31 - 2020/01/08 (7 days)

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