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Hand of Glory: Modular Magnetic Gaming Miniatures

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The world's first hot-swappable gaming miniatures! A line of minis with interchangeable magnetic items to customize your loadout.

 

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How you think about gaming miniatures is about to change

Hand of Glory is a new type of gaming miniature with a very cool twist: each Hand of Glory figure and accessory is magnetized using tiny rare-earth magnets. This means for the first time, you will be able to change your character on the fly. This will literally change the game!

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Since everything in the Hand of Glory line is magnetized, your character can swap out weapons and items to use whatever your adventure calls for. Since all accessories work with all figures, you can easily customize your character’s loadout and pick up new items along your journey. You can level up your character, swap weapons with allies, and steal items from foes. Use Hand of Glory to tell your own story.

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This project is inspired by open-world RPG video games, such as Skyrim and The Witcher (which, of course are based on D&D and other classic tabletop RPGs!). In the video game world, we love collecting and trading weapons, customizing loadouts for specific battles, managing inventory, experimenting with powerful dual-wielded weapon combinations, and searching for unique items along the way. We're super excited to bring this open-world video game feel back to tabletop gaming!

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Modularity and magnetism

Hand of Glory puts a new spin on traditional gaming miniatures. To achieve maximum modularity, Hand of Glory uses our proprietary rare-earth magnet system. First, Neodymium rare-earth magnets are installed into the figure’s arms. Then, magnetic steel plugs are installed into each accessory. This way, the polarity of the magnet does not matter, and the magnetism is just right: strong yet easy to swap while you play.

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High-detailed cast pewter

All of our highly detailed characters and accessories are cast in the US from the finest lead-free pewter and are easily paintable. Since the figures and items are cast separately, we can create unique character poses and highly ornate accessories that are not always possible with traditional miniature castings. The separated items also allow for easier painting.

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There are 9 Heroes in this first collection, and 2 add-on figures. They are Heroic scale (32mm) and range in size from 25mm to 40mm. Each figure is made from pewter (unpainted) and includes a 25mm slotted base and rare-earth magnets to install into the arms.

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Each highly detailed pewter accessory universally fits on ALL of the figures. In our first line, we are offering 3 different weapon and item series, and a handful of add-on items. There are swords, axes, shields, warhammers, magical items, potions, crossbows, torches, and even a dragon familiar! We have over 100 unique items, and all of them can be used by ANY of the figures.

  • The Basic Pledge includes Series 1 weapons & items (15 total accessories)
  • The Advanced Pledge includes BOTH Series 1 and Series 2 weapons & items (45 total accessories)
  • The Heroic and Legendary Pledges include ALL THREE Series (over 105 total accessories!) 
These accessories are included with all pledge tiers These accessories are included with all pledge tiers

  

These accessories are included with the Advanced, Heroic, and Legnedary pledge tiers These accessories are included with the Advanced, Heroic, and Legnedary pledge tiers

 

These accessories are included with the Heroic, and Legendary pledge tiers These accessories are included with the Heroic, and Legendary pledge tiers

 

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*Each figure includes a 25mm base and rare-earth magnets, and each accessory set includes magnetic steel plugs. Figures and accessories come unpainted and unassembled and require just a bit of superglue to install. Each shipment will include a tool to help with installation. 

  

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We need your help to spread the word about Hand of Glory, and the more we raise, the more stuff you will get for your pledge! Help unlock all of the free extras and additional add-on options by sharing HoG on social media, your favorite gaming forum, Reddit, etc. 

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Hand of Glory kits include everything you need to build your arsenal. Each pewter figure includes a plastic 25mm base, and rare-earth magnets to install into the arms. Each pewter accessory includes a steel plug to install into the hand (the direction of the magnet and steel plug does not matter during installation). Each shipment will also include a tool to help with installation.

We worked very hard to ensure that the parts are accurate and very simple and fun to assemble. They require only a small amount of superglue (we recommend using superglue gel!).

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Hand of Glory is made to be universally modular, which means that ALL current and future weapons and items will work with ALL current and future figures, and that will ALWAYS be the case! If we’re successful, we have lots of additional figures, weapons, and items in mind for future expansions, and we’d love to explore creating a game that incorporates the unique swappability of the HoG figures. Let us know in the comments what you’d like to see for version 2!

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The numbers crunch to about a buck per metal cast.

 

Previous KS projects were under their Fire and Bone brand, which was for animal skull jewelry and display items. Go to the home page and look for yourself how previous KS campaigns went!

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I wonder why they're running this under a different name. 

 

Anyways, I could have sworn that this have been mentioned here earlier, and that I had some reservations about the durability of the miniatures' arms?

 

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My guess is that their previous brand's projects fell under "Product Design". But, yeah, good question to ask them, as well as your reservations.

 

Contacts are between metal and steel, so I'm assuming that the durability is as long as any metal or magnetized project, but still worth asking.

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What I'm worried about is the soft arms and hands made of pewter. I'm worried about a lot of breakage there. Or that the hands and arms are way oversized to avoid breakage. 

Or that the magnet and steel pins are too small, really, to get a sufficiently strong bond. 

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8 hours ago, Carnacki the Ghost Finder said:

Some of those hands look like huge flippers.  I don't think I could stand to look at them.

 

Unless ... they're +4 Hands of Slapping.  Always handy when dealing with mashers or in a bar brawl.

 

Yeah having the right item or weapon (which I never feel the need for in an RPG) seems secondary to having huge hands... Super huge hands.

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"The female sculpts will be tweaked to be more proportional for the final production molds."

 

They're talking about a second KS, so you can always wait. I'm just happy that I won't have to paint so many *bleeping* figures if I want some guy with a particular loadout!

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Frying pan, Flaming Hand Set, and Demon skull unlocked!

 

Also: "We’ve decided to extend the $135 early bird to last through the weekend, so if you’re in the $140 group and feel like switching, go for it, and if you have friends you think might be interested in HoG let them know about this super secret extended early bird!

Now through tomorrow (Sunday, 7/16, 11:59 ET)

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"We sent out a few sample packs for bloggers to review and a few of the posts have gone up! Check them out here:"

 

EDIT: Nerds on Earth said you can pick up a piece by the attachment: "And if you try and move a figure by an attached weapon for instance, you get a spinning piece. To be fair, it doesn’t disconnect, but it does feel like it could be attached stronger. "


https://geekdad.com/2017/07/tabletop-kickstarter-alert-hand-of-glory/
https://nerdsonearth.com/2017/07/rpg-kickstarter-hand-of-glory-miniatures/

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Comparison pic of a Hand of Glory miniature vs. another fantasy miniature:

 

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Another comparison pic:

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ADDITIONAL ADD-ONS
We've decided to offer some additional optional add-ons that will be available through the pledge manager after the campaign. These are based on suggestion from backers and we're able to do these in time because we actually have many of these things already designed! If you don't see your suggested idea below, don't worry, we'll continue to make tons of additional items for the future. The list so far is:

Empty Hands Set
Extra empty hands in different poses. Fist, grasping, pointing, etc. 
Mostly existing poses, some new.
8 total (4 left & 4 right) - $5

Spell Effects Set
Energy bolt, energy shield, energy ball, wand, etc.
These will be mostly new models to go along with the Flaming Hands set that was unlocked as free for the Legendary tier and as a $3 add-on for everyone else.
6 total (3 left & 3 right) - $6

Musical Instruments Set
Lyre, horn, lute, and flute.
These will be new models to go along with the pan flute from Series 3.
4 total (2 left & 2 right) - $5

OTHER A LA CARTE
We are also going to make each individual figure, individual accessories series, and extra magnet and steel plug sets available as a la carte add-ons through the pledge manager. Price estimates will be:
Hero Figures - $10 each
Series 1 Weapons & Items - $15
Series 2 Weapons & Items - $25
Series 3 Weapons & Items - $50
Goblin 3 Pack - $25
25 extra magnets - $3
25 extra steel plugs -$3
 

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