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lowlylowlycook

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  1. I'm thrilled that you are having such success. I would like to caution you against over-committing to any product you are not confident can be produced within the time frame - many projects fall into the trap, and it ends up harming or destroying the fledgling companies. There is no shame in admitting that there is the limit of all the product you can produce within the time frame, although you may see a slight drop in backers and pledges, as the "circus" of an exploding project is some of the reason backers join. This reminded me of the Order of the Stick kickstarter which I then looked up. Apparently Rich Berlew is still plugging away at the mountain of work he promised to do.
  2. I like the station that this guy made for his N-scale bullet trains.
  3. So I picked up the JoR1 and am looking at the cover. I have to say that of all Mech porn, cutaway diagrams are the hottest. Hopefully the new book and any subsequent JoRs will have plenty of that.
  4. Huh. It's too bad that those XAI Robots didn't get added to the SCIFI expansion of Bones II.
  5. I might be tempted to buy the mounted elves just because the riders seem like they might be good for mounting on some Bones dragons. Then again, the shipping might scare me off. And I agree that if you have nicely detailed figs like these you need to have better pics to draw people in.
  6. A funny couple of things happened. First a friend I play Warhammer with saw that I had picked up the BT box and told me he had some mechs that were a part of large Ebay lot he could trade to me. Those mechs turned out to be CAVs. Second the place I had ordered some of the Dropzone Commander plastics from delivered them to my door before I even knew they had them in stock. Anyway, I decided to take a quick shot: That's the plastic Atlas from BT, and Vanquisher from CAV in the back. In the front it's the APC, infantry and AA tank from DZC.
  7. It seems that Dropzone Commmander's minis are resin or (more recently) plastic.
  8. All this stuff is of interest to me and I applaud the effort you put in to this stuff. Two things I'd really love to see you do if they aren't too much trouble would be magnetizing parts in the Converting CAV video and scale shots with Dropzone Commander tanks in the Scale Reference PDF. As a side question do people normally post CAV painting and terrain modelling threads in this forum or in the relevant general forums?
  9. Oooooh. I like that Thug. And the Centurion.
  10. I doubt that bones infantry are a good idea at this scale. Reaper's plan of staying with metal but having plastic bases to lower the cost sounds better.
  11. The only thing that kind of surprised me was that all the early birds didn't sell out. I thought those would really trigger people's impulse buy reflexes. Maybe I'm just projecting... Anyway, it's hard to be disappointed with the Kickstarter given that CAV now instantly has one of the most extensive collection of plastic mechs for sale. Even BattleTech itself has only a few more available in plastic and those aren't even sold as singles. (As an aside, I don't quite get why you can't buy some of them outside of the boxed set. If Catalyst has paid for the molds why not try and sell as many Thors, Lokis, Battlemasters and Mad Cat's as possible?) As for expanding the line further, someone should start a "CAVs we'd like to see in Bones" thread though I guess Reaper knows which of the metals are most popular. Finally, I really appreciated Reaper making good on all the revealed stretch goals and not only because I really, really wanted those Nightshades. At the very least it shows that Reaper was willing to put enough faith in CAV to put their own money into molds that they'll have to sell a lot of minis to pay for.
  12. What exactly are the rules for pledging using the manager without having pledged on Kickstarter? I ask because a couple of people on the BattleTech boards seem to have missed out and I'd like to be able to accurately tell them what their options are at this point. Or maybe CAVBOSS could just post a quick post-kickstarter faq over there and cut out the middle man.
  13. More importantly, how do you have Bones2 figures?
  14. My nephew bought some really nice, sturdy, detailed dinosaur toys with his allowance money, but I think they'd be a bit expensive to buy in horde quantities. Also, they are large. I could ask him where they are from if you are interested.
  15. Reaper. You guys are cool. I love you. And I'm not even drunk.
  16. Somehow I managed to survive long enough. I have to say I'm beginning to regret the way this post tempted fate.
  17. Yeah. We need heroes. Heros that pilot giant robots. Giant robots that pilot even gianter robots.
  18. Yeah, that pic makes it obvious that this KS should have been for a new Mecha vs. Monster game. In all seriousness, I wonder if such a game would have found a broader audience on Kickstarter and that CAV/BT players would have gotten more mechs just as a byproduct of that.
  19. Curiosity got the better of me and I did some googling. This is from Amazon Payment's merchant agreement: They also have their own Buyer Dispute Program (In theory you could contact Amazon instead of your credit card company to initiate a refund). A couple sections that seem relevant:
  20. So what has Kickstarter's reaction to chargeback's generally been? Actually, on second thought, I guess it would be Amazon that get's the chargeback. I ask because I remember hearing that Valve doesn't take chargeback's filed against Steam purchases well and might lock a Steam account from buying new games if one occurs and would be slightly worried that Kickstarter might have a similar policy.
  21. I have always thought so, but according to this it's a myth.
  22. Check if you can visit forums.penny-arcade.com If you can I'll upload it there. Otherwise, I guess you'll have to choice but to earn your paycheck.
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