Rising Sun: Daimyo Collection Crate and Organizer
The Rising Sun: Daimyo Crate and Organizer holds everything from the Daimyo Collection Organizer as well as the Rising Sun Core Box in one premium wooden crate. This kit contains all of the following, as well as a 1/4" baltic birch shell that holds it all in one place. Consists of 19 removable trays: 8 identical clan trays that hold everything you need for each clan and feature miniature slots labeled for daimyo, shinto, and bushi minis so there’s no guessing where each one goes. The clan tray bin holds all the clans alliance token, stronghold tokens, clan markers and monster bases. The trays can fit the Kickstarter exclusive upgraded strongholds and alliance tokens. Except the upgraded Turtle clan strongholds which are stored with the Kami shrine tiles in a separate tray. The 4 large monster trays feature the same acrylic spring clips to keep the minis in place. They are also labeled with the monster’s names and numbers on the bottom of their bases for quick and easy clean up. An additional small monster tray holds minis as well as monster cards. A single tray holds all the Kami Unbound miniatures and the cards. The 7 Lucky Gods have their own tray as well. The adjustable season card tray gives you the option to sort your cards by season or symbol set. The battle tray holds the political mandate tiles, political/war tiles, war province and war number tokens, this tray also supports the Kickstarter upgraded political mandate tiles and war number plastic flags.
This is an officially licensed box organizer compatible with Rising Sun by CMON, LLC.
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by Dan Spezzano
Let me start by saying I must own a dozen broken token inserts from the PACG, to little projects like the FFG LCG's and Legendary Organizer. I've also put together complex inserts from other companies for games like Gloomhaven and Xia.
This is by far the worst experience I've had with an insert. First the build is hard in the fact that there are so many parts and some of them extremely fragile. The white plastic pieces were also brittle in some cases, on one of my clan boxes the white piece snapped off.
The instruction were also not that great, while the video helped and I know it is their style not to include narration it would of been helpful. For example I had no idea the numbers meant anything on the monster trays.
I think the kicker is the parts keep coming undone. I've used wood glue for the first try and then gorilla glue on the next. This project requires glue in every joint and then some so you need to be patient. So it's frustrating for me that I was patient and waited days before trying to put the minis in to have things separate. The biggest culprit is the box base, it keeps coming apart no matter what I try on it.
Over All this looks amazing and if not for my issues would be a great organizer but when the box won't stay together it kind of defeats the purpose. Obviously your millage may vary but as I've said I've put together many inserts and never had this much difficulty. I'm sure Broken Token would replace any parts, maybe even send me a new one but this was a week long project and the thought of trying to build it again gives me the shakes.
amazing organization, sturdy feel
had to clamp the top and bottom box pieces while the glue dried to keep gaps from forming in the seams.
other than that, flawless build and very tidy organization to fit all of the kickstarter and expansion material in one box.
Looks good and fits everything!
by Rob Steinberger
This storage crate looks good and fits everything in the game in one container that is more shelf friendly. It is great!
Looks good organizes even better!
by Kyle Crider
This product is great. It took a couple of days to stain it and then about a day to put together. The challenge of putting this together was the most fun. I enjoyed every minute. Now, that it is fully assembled, the organization and attention to detail are astonishing. Love this and would highly recommend it to other Rising Sun owners! Enjoy
Amazing - but also complex
There's so much to this crate that it may seem overwhelming at first. But now that I've finished staining and assembling it, I'm loving how it facilitates easier gameplay setup, (And also so many nice compliments from people on how awesome it looks!) I love the fact that monsters are labelled, and that everything fits nicely, and how the clan trays make for very easy player distribution, as well as making it simple for your guests to start putting their pieces BACK into the clan trays after the game, making cleanup MUCH faster.
You MAY want to glue your Daimyo and Shinto to their black and white rings, as the clan trays are designed to grip the RING and some minis can fall out of the ring, while the ring is still being held in place by the organizer.
Also be sure and turn your miniatures sideways and adjust them so no weapons, tails, or other stray plastic pieces are sticking out, otherwise you'll possibly snag them when sliding the pieces into the box.
This will fit sleeved cards just fine, and holds everything from the kickstarter except the deluxe playmat. Be sure and spread out the clan boards and instructions evenly on top when closing the lid to ensure the lid closes flush - if you stack each clan's board on top of each other, you'll find it difficult to fully close the lid.
One last suggestion - the instruction pamphlet shows one particular method for placing each piece in the crate - while this method works, it's better to use the method in The Broken Token's assembly video - placing all CLAN trays, plus the skinny monster tray, on the bottom, with all the rest of the monsters and gods on the top, as it feels more natural that way, plus it's easier to remember.