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Kalibak

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  1. I was just looking at an online gaming store's website and saw the following message posted on their WizKids page: It then goes on to list the minis that are going up in price, all of them large-size creatures and a few terrain pieces (there may be more but those were the only ones available from that webstore). That is an almost 100% price increase! I find that kind of outrageous. Price-point was the major appeal of WizKids to me, so with more and more affordable miniature (and STL) companies entering the market they'd better be careful not to greed themselves off people's radars.
  2. @Reaper Ron Thank you for the information. If I can ask you one more question while you’re here, people have been asking for clarification as to what material the Add-Ons will be for months. All we have been told is that bigger stuff is in Bones and smaller stuff is in Bones Black. This is too vague. Some of us would like to know what material we are actually purchasing. Is it possible to get a table showing the materials of the various pieces in this KS, particularly before December 1st?
  3. This KS has ended up doing quite well I think. Lots of stretch goals unlocked, including a couple of ever-popular beholders. And I really like the Female Dwarf Paladin that got unlocked too; Fantastic runic sword! I ended up increasing my pledge to the "Entire Tomb Guardians Catalog in Resin".
  4. I’m excited for this. These look really good.
  5. ^ Yes. Kind of a letdown, hey? I hope the next stretch goal is at $20,000 for the nice round number of it but also so we can quickly move on from these salamanders that all have way too similar of a sculpt. On another note, I know there were a lot of people complaining about Tomb Guardians' excessive advertising earlier in this thread, but I think the unfortunate truth is that advertising works. This seems to be their most successful KS to date, by some margin.
  6. Hopefully, this is an OK spot to ask this question. As someone who doesn't own any tiles or terrain pieces and is therefore attracted to this KS, do the tiles from this company fit in/match with those of other companies (e.g. Dwarven Forge, TTCombat, Deathray Designs, etc.)? And do those companies' tiles fit with each other in turn? I guess I'm asking: if I buy this or any other company's tiles, am I locked into only being able to use that company's tiles per set-up?
  7. OK That was fast! Tomb Guardians have dropped the “refer a friend” clause and are now including the winning figure in all pledges above a certain amount. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tombguardians/28mm-fantasy-dwarven-miniature-collection-ii/posts/2936792 I was pretty critical of them this morning so I have to give them props for listening and responding to our complaints so quickly. That’s good customer service. I’m actually starting to find the “growing business missteps” of this company sort of charming. And the figures are very nice of course. I hope they don’t get discouraged by these stumbles and hang in there. One thing I find interesting though is that this turn-around was in response to “everyone that we have upset over our announcement this morning.” But there don’t appear to be any complaints or upset people in any of the commentary areas on that KS. In fact, the only place I’ve seen people upset about the “refer a friend” clause is in this thread. So it seems there might be someone reading/posting in this thread who has some connection to the company. I wonder who it could be?
  8. I totally agree! I’ve probably been the poster in this thread who’s been most interested in / excited by this KS from the start (besides “No. 1 Tomb Guardians Fan” Gamer Princess of course ), and then, after hyping up this vote for a “free” miniature AND the one I voted for being the winner, they suddenly add in this last-minute clause! This is really annoying! I don’t have any friends into miniature collecting/painting so there’s pretty much no way I can get that figure. (Unless someone in this thread wants to be my friend and pledge. ) This company needs a much better customer engagement planner. Besides all the recommendations I’ve already posted in this thread, this competition should have been handled much better. Number one is that all of the rules should have been explicitly stated up front. Number two is that the competition should have been launched at the start of this KS and therefore run longer, building natural excitement. Launching on the random day that it did and then only being open for what? four days? always seemed weird to me. How many people never even knew about it because they only pay attention at the beginning and end of a KS? I’m still in this KS for now but I doubt I’m going to upgrade to the much more expensive “Complete Collection” like I’d been considering. Thanks for the links. I’ll check both of them out even if just for future reference.
  9. Okaaaaaaaaayyy I'm relieved now. I was feeling a little left out that you were all getting these emails and I wasn't. haha Even if none of you wanted them. I guess I can look forward to getting spammed when their next KS starts. A few people have mentioned that these dwarves seem generic to them, but what initially attracted me to them was that they actually seemed kinda unique. haha (Revealing my newness to miniature collecting here.) I haven't seen many Dwarf wizards and monks and rogues for example. What were these recent Dwarf Kickstarters that I missed out on?
  10. How did people get on an email list for this? I pledged and haven’t received anything.
  11. Well, since I seem to have the ear of someone at the company , I'll offer an example of something else that Blacklist did to maintain excitement during their campaign. Rather than just revealing one stretch goal at a a time (as Tomb Guardians are doing here), they arranged it such that the next TWO stretch goals were visible at each milestone. That was effective because it meant that if you were less enthused by the next stretch goal (someone not interested in the zombie dwarf for example) you might still get excited and want to pledge (or increase your pledge) because the stretch goal after that was one that you wanted (that person's lessened enthusiasm during the build-up period to the zombie dwarf might have remained high if they knew and wanted the hobgoblin that was coming up afterward, for example). P.S. If you're still listening TG, I'm always up for an interesting variety of halflings and an Amazons II would be nice too. :) I agree and I certainly didn't meant to imply that this KS should (or could) reach anything like the numbers of dollars or backers of the Blacklist campaign. And the company's stretch goals should always be within their means of course. Always better to under-promise and over-deliver than the reverse IMO. I was just thinking that lower stretch goals (only initially if necessary) along with my recommendation re: reveals above, would help create and maintain excitement/interest that didn't seem to exist a couple of days ago when I pledged. I'm happy to see that, for whatever reason, the pledges seem to be coming in faster now.
  12. Well this is exciting. I wonder if they read my post?
  13. ^ That Blacklist KS is still open for late pledges if you want to jump on board. The $ value per miniature is INCREDIBLY good.
  14. It's a shame because it appears this company does some really nice stuff; but not even the nicest miniatures in the world are enough if no one notices your campaigns. They're going to have to create some real buzz if they want to get on people's radars; and exciting, achievable stretch goals seem to me to be the best way to do that. Blacklist Miniatures' very successful KS is probably the greatest recent example of a company that came out of nowhere and created ENORMOUS excitement via it's insanely fun stretch goal journey. I have no doubt that a lot of buyers added them to their "Following" lists as a result of it. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/blacklistgames/blacklist-miniatures-fantasy-series-1
  15. PS I’m no Kickstarter expert but I think their first stretch goal ($4,000) is too high. The KS has been running a few days now and we haven’t even reached it yet. I feel that lower initial stretch goals create excitement and momentum. And I hope their later stretch goals aren’t $4,000 (or more) apart. We’ll never get through the apparent 20+ they have of them at that rate.
  16. I’m in for the full Dwarf collection (I & II). I wish I could get the Amazons as their own collection too. Maybe they’ll allow that in an Amazons II?
  17. I missed the first Hot & Dangerous campaign but that’s OK because I much prefer the less risqué style of this campaign’s miniatures anyway. I collect for my D&D campaigns so I’m only in for three at this stage (Alexandra, Darya and Atotoztli) but I might get Greta, Misaki and any other suitable ones that become available later. Edit: Actuallllllllllllllly... I just went to pledge and hadn't realized I'd be spending over $10 per figure (incl. shipping). I just can't afford that right now so I'm going to have to skip this one I'm afraid. It's a shame because I think this KS offers some really interesting and unique figures.
  18. OK I've finalized my order. 1. KS Exclusive Elven Sorcerer 2. KS Exclusive Halfling Sand Raider Sorcerer (still bitter about how they ruined this sculpt) 3. RPG Booster 4. RPG Oasis Monsters 5. Oasis Adventurers 6. Sand Adventurers 7. Elven Ranger Adventurer 8. Liche Hunter Adventurer 9. Skeleton Necromancer 10. Halfling Sand Raider Lord 11. Elven Queen 12. Elven Assassins 13. Elven Hydra and Handlers Ironically, I got into this KS for the halflings but now they've turned into the figures I'm least excited about. Weirdly enough, the figure I'm most looking forward to is one of the Elven Handlers for the Hydra. She's holding two whips, which makes her perfect for my dual-whip wielding fighter in one of my games.
  19. According to this update, if anyone was interested in adding items to their order, they can do so now: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ttcombatundead/desert-of-the-dead-fantasy-wargaming-miniatures/posts/2860160
  20. Wow. I'm going to have to seriously rethink my plan to not get those dragons. They look great!
  21. ^ She might be on mobile. I want to pull my hair out when I use that site on my phone.
  22. ^ A bit of both really. The creativity of bringing these little pieces of metal/plastic to life with color appeals to me, as does finally being able to use cool-looking models with my D&D games rather than the makeshift stuff we've been making do with. Of course, the irony is that COVID has forced my game to go online (and who know's when that's going to change) so I may never actually get to use them for that second purpose.
  23. 3 hours ago, Gadgetman! said: ^ Good advice and I actually do plan on doing that - with all four of them! I intentionally chose miniatures that would allow me to see how my skills had developed with a variety of different surfaces and techniques: skin, scales, fur, soft fabric, leather, metal, wood, OSL... Bergamot is possibly a little redundant (except for the OSL) but I love halflings so just had to get one with my first selection. :)
  24. Wow! I just noticed that the Dungeon Dwellers Expansion comes with a new free bonus figure! That was already the expansion I was most looking forward to so this is just a cherry on top.
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