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  1. I've just launched an indie RPG kickstarter for Cavernquest, a role playing game about dwarven adventure! Its big selling point is that players can create a group of dwarves and experience more of the world than just dungeon delving (though that is present). Dwarves can gain experience by mining, forging weapons, or even apprenticing other dwarves! There are lots of fun little systems for things like journeying in different underground enviroments, investing in communities, and creating magical items. I've got a free pdf of an early edition of the game up on the kickstarter page, and you guys are welcome to go download it. Read it, play it redistribute it however you want! I'm planning on releasing the final game as a pay-what-you-want pdf and as a physical book. I'm open to questions, comments, and suggestions, so let me know what you think! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/805665166/cavernquest
  2. This is one that is very likely to get some money from me. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1635552367/dungeons-and-drafts-geek-bar?ref=nav_search Oops I missed it, already over, sorry.
  3. Hi folks, My name is Ruben Segura, producer of Koti Games, a company founded by an enthusiastic group of professional entrepreneurs. Together, we have over 30 years’ experience working in leading companies in the videogame industry. Since we all love games, we have some exciting news that we believe you might consider interesting. We will be soon launching our next project: Battle Arena Show, an innovative board game inspired by the style of MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) videogames. At April 7th the Battle Arena Show's Kickstarter campaign will be launched. Battle Arena Show is a multiplayer strategy board game that takes place in an alternative reality, where the discovery of time travel has permitted unprecedented technological advances. This board game uses miniatures to recreate a morbid reality show, in which two teams battle to compete for the coveted title of Battle Arena Master. Battle Arena Show brings the gameplay mechanics of the MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) PC games, like League of Legends or DOTA 2, to your table. 2 to 6 players divided in 2 teams will compete to destroy the enemy base. Each player will control one or more heroes and the team will receive the help of their minions to achieve the victory. You can take a quick look at our project by watching the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9HUQKYVyyo Also, we are running a giveaway now and if you want to win a copy of Battle Arena Show, you can visit the following link: https://gleam.io/fb/9KyPn Good luck! You can find much more information in our web site and Facebook's fan page: http://www.battlearenashow.com https://www.facebook.com/battlearenashow We hope you like the project
  4. I am not sure how much of this is news to anybody but it just appeared in the NYT and I found it interesting enough, particularly the 1099-K: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/19/business/crowdfunded-entrepreneurs-tripped-up-by-the-taxman.html?_r=0 Cheers.
  5. This is actually my second paint job for the Bones 2 line but the other two are still WIP until I can finish bases and all that. So I give you my first fully completed Bones II, the Burrowing Horror! I used quite a few paints in this and I don't remember them all but basically: Tanned Leather (Base) Black wash Dirty Bone Yellowed Bone Bathalian Chitin Oiled Leather (Brown highlights around the bone plates) Sun yellow (additional highlights and eyes) Blazing Orange (eyes) Maggot white (teeth) A different leather on the belly, I can't remember the name!) Devlan Mud wash for the final wash I may still attach some sand or grass between the bone plates but I'm not sure yet.
  6. [Guys, I bet this answer is somewhere but I did search, I promise.] So I got my Bones 2 kickstarter box today, and WOW. WOWWWWW. But what was I thinking with one gelatious cube? Why only one water elementals? I didn't order Narthrax??? Are there any leftovers we can order, if we were in on the kickstarter? (I was in in a big big way) I looked at the kickstarter page and don't see any way to add there. Do I just have to wait and pay retail when they go on sale to the general public? o_o Much obliged, Willow. Also, WOWWWWW
  7. I apologize if there's a better thread for this, but I can't find one.... I just did an inventory count of my Bones II add-ons. The Kraken comes with 10 tentacles, but there are only 8 unique ones and 2 duplicates. It's not clear which tentacles go in which sockets, so it's hard for me to tell if this is intentional. The scales in many places of the body seem a lot larger than the scales on the tentacles, so it's not a smooth transition between the textures, leading me to believe that maybe I'm missing a couple. It would also be nice to get a guide for which tentacles are supposed to go where. The picture helps but not completely. Also, Cinder has a rear leg that doesn't fit very well into the body. It's clearly the right piece, but it doesn't go in all the way. Is anyone else having this problem?
  8. Since this is about Kickstarter, I am posting this article in this section. Fundraising site Kickstarter drops Amazon for payments By Deepa Seetharaman SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Crowdsourced fundraising site Kickstarter has dropped Amazon.com Inc as its global payments processor in favor of Stripe, the fast-growing startup used by Twitter Inc, Facebook Inc and Apple Inc. The switch comes as the Internet retailer begins to move clients from its customizable checkout service to an Amazon-branded one. In a blog post on Tuesday, Kickstarter said it made the switch after Amazon decided to drop its Flexible Payments Service, which allows a company to develop its own checkout process. The new Amazon-branded Login and Pay service does not offer as much flexibility. Amazon's payments division has processed more than $1 billion in Kickstarter pledges and had worked with the site even before its launch in 2009. An Amazon spokesman declined to comment. Some analysts have said Amazon has been held back in payments because merchants are wary of handing over customer data to the company, which is rapidly expanding into new areas and competing with sellers. In early December, Stripe raised $70 million from Sequoia Capital and other investors that valued the startup at $3.5 billion, double from a year earlier. (Reporting by Deepa Seetharaman; Editing by Richard Chang)
  9. Hey, in one of the update lists someone posted a link to a spreadsheet with all the BONES Kickstarter minis (and BONES II,) along with a lot of other incredibly useful info. I hunted through the thread and got it once, but forgot to bookmark it. Would someone mind putting it here? As an added benefit this will make it a lot easier to find for others...
  10. Everyone who participated in the first Bones KS knows that the main box was named after the pledge level, i.e. the Vampire set package box. For many of us, the contents also became a milestone, a target to reach, and an unofficial title to earn: Vampire Slayer. Over two hundred minis painted without even counting the extras. Now Bones II is nearly upon us, alas there is no fancy names to represent each set. We only have core, expansion #1-3, extras, etc. However, they are nicely decorated with Halloween themed characters. So I propose that we nickname the boxes so as to give us reference points to our personal achievements. You'll also notice that each box has alliterations written on them. Various (not very original) names: Core set: Mr Bones; Mr Trick-or-Treat; Bag O'Bones; the "C" box Expansion set #1: Pumpkin patch; Scarecrow; Pumpkin Jack; the "M" box Expansion set #2: Werewolf; Wolfman; the "F" box Expansion set #3: Haunted House; Haunted Mansion; the "S" box Anyone else got ideas? Or even title ideas if we finish a box?
  11. A general question for those of us who didn't have either the finances or the interest at the time of the Bones 2 campaign, but what will be the general availability of the boxed expansion sets after all of the shipment waves will be done? The original Bones Vampire box is still available, but I doubt Reaper will produce any others once that stock is exhausted and stick to individual minis. So concerning Bones 2. How many extra boxes is there likely to be? I'm not talking about the boxed sets like Khanjira or DDS2, but the Core set and Expansions 1-3.
  12. Has someone compiled a list of Bones figures that were in neither Kickstarter? I'm looking to round out an order, but greg.botch.com's pages seem to be down and everyone seems to have referenced them as the definitive listing of KS I bones.
  13. Here's a quick and slightly nasty photo of some sweet sweet resin mecha. The Big guy there has some fairly bad blemishes on his left leg, but the rest was beautiful. All the weapons are modular and available individually, so might be worth a look for conversions, find 'em at Gangfight Games.
  14. I still have quite a few models in the nearly done pile and this is one of the first to be completed. Hopefully their will be a few more by the end of the year. This is Dr Watson (Sherlock is in the pile). I am impressed with the fact I actually painted his eyes. The models are by Westwind. He is based on one of my home made bases as well. As always comments welcome.
  15. I thought it was bad back when Kickstarter changed its comments format so instead of numbered, indexed pages of comments (which were confusing enough already since they started with most recent comments so the numbering was always different over time), you now get the fifty most recent comments and have to scroll down and load the previous fifty comments ... and repeat ... and repeat ... and repeat if you ever want a hope of finding an earlier comment. And they can't be searched. Yeah, I thought that was bad. But now I hate, loathe, despise Kickstarter's new format, where instead of a home page and a comments page and an update page for each project, all with nice, accessible links at the top, there appears to be a single project page with a confusing menu of options far enough down that you have to scroll down to find it. And there is no home page any more. It seems to be "Story" or "Stories" or something ridiculous like that. Look, I am a professional artist. I *get* creative. But web interface design must be clear, intuitive, and easy to navigate. This isn't any of those. Arrrgh.
  16. Some of you may have been following my thread over in the WIP section of craft corner as I decided to finish a full kickstarter pledge. That's right I have actually completed and painted all the items in the pledge. The models in question are the dwarf brewers by Oathsworn. I also picked up their resin furniture as well. The pledge consisted of 12 superbly sculpted dwarves all involved with a brewing family. I kept the paint scheme fairly simple and the selection of colours limited to tie the models together. Introducing them in no particular order. Heather McFiggin "Down in one" Duncan McFiggin Hamish McFiggin Pipes McFiggin Fraser McFiggin Ancient McFiggin Conner McFiggin Dougall McFiggin Morag McFiggin Old McFiggin Donald McFiggin And finally Mad Angus McFiggin These models were great fun to paint, and I think my hair and detailing has improved. As always comments and suggestions welcome.
  17. So Gizmodo, a blog about tech and gadgets and other nerdery, has declared that they have had it up to here with Kickstarter, and will no longer cover anything there, except to make fun of it. Link here; language is NSFW: http://gizmodo.com/5897449/were-done-with-kickstarter I kind of understand their point. There is an enormous amount of crap on Kickstarter. We've discussed how it can be a dandy platform for fraud, and while the Potato Salad Kickstarter was a joke, and everyone KNEW that, I've seen a half dozen since that take the joke beyond the point at which it was funny. Gizmodo also brings up another category of disappointment, one that had barely registered on my radar: the hopeful dreamer who invents something... well, ranging from "kinda useless" to "utterly ridiculous," and wants to give his dream wings! Won't you pledge? I hadn't really noticed these people. I don't need an iPod watch or a cell phone dock. Mostly, I watch Kickstarter for gaming and miniatures developments. And after reading this article, I have to disagree with 'em. Yes, there are plenty of foggy headed dreamers out there who envision a world where their dream of hats and sunglasses for dogs and cats has made them rich beyond dreams of avarice. These folks don't bother me. As long as they don't hurt anyone, I see no problem in letting them chase their dream; most of 'em won't get funded, anyway. Yes, there are plenty of crooks out there. I watch out for them, and I do my homework before I throw money. But, then, I always have. Or should have, anyway. Yes, there are idiots out there who think they can get people to send them a buck because they think they're funny. I don't send them anything. Problem solved. But then I look at situations like that guy who's doing the zombie shark Kickstarter, about which there is another thread around here somewhere, and I think, "Okay, dude has done a couple KS already, and seems genuinely enthused about what he's doing, and he wants to sell miniatures of his own design, and he's actually providing product more or less on schedule. Is it necessary to stomp on this guy's happy little labors of love just because some idiot elsewhere wants me to pay him to perfect his paper airplane design? Or because some other idiot wants me to send her money in exchange for Play-Doh sculpts of megafauna and sea monsters that may never actually exist?" Not to mention actual miniatures businesses that are taking advantage of the platform to grow and diversify their businesses with plastic miniatures in a variety of genres, and send out their rewards to their backers as soon as humanly possible. I can't help but think Gizmodo's being a tad unfair. What says the multitude? And mods: If you think this thread belongs better in Beekeepers, do as you will.
  18. Well it's been a while since I posted a WIP but I have decided to do one for the recent purchases I have made. This is for the most recent Oathsworn kickstater. I got a full set of dwarves as well as the set of resin tavern furniture. I decided to paint all the resin furniture first. They don't really add to the 28mm figure total but they are very nice. I cleaned them up and gave them a quick undercoat. I started with the wooden furniture. I used a few different browns and then gave them all a brown wash. The metal parts were then painted and I used a standard Matt varnish to finish them off Next up I started on the stone items. A simple dark grey followed by two highlights. Here are some details of the cobblestone bases. They are really highly detailed. As always comments welcome. I will be cleaning the dwarves later, and hopefully get them undercoated over the weekend.
  19. Hey all, Now that I've got my Kickstarter Bones, I decided to start a separate WIP thread to help motivate and inspire me, as well as share my discovery process, flubs, thoughts, mistakes, and accidental successes with everyone. I'm brand new to this whole painting miniatures business, so any and all comments and advice are most welcome! I'll try to be as detailed as I was with my first (and so far, only) mini WIP, since a lot of people seemed to appreciate that; however, with roughly 250 minis to paint, I may not have the time to be as thorough. Unless noted otherwise, all paints used are Reaper Master Series paints, and all minis will be Bones figures from the first Reaper Bones Kickstarter. For the record, my pledge included a single Vampire box and one There Be Dragons add-on. The rest of my pledge was paints and a figure case. I look forward to learning and growing along with the rest of you talented people! Index of WIP figures: 77015 Bugbear Warrior (non-KS) 77016 Rats (scattered across many posts, but this is the beginning) 77195 Mr. Bones (started here), finished here in my WIP thread; also 74021 1" Square Skull Bases, his base (non-Kickstarter metal) 77018 Skeleton Archer (1) (Group WIP) 77018 Skeleton Archer (2) (Group WIP) 77164 Elliwyn Heatherlark, Gnome Bard (conversion) 80013 Nova Corp: Female 77136 Well of Chaos 77149 Damien, Hellborn Wizard 77040 Satheras, Male Warlock 77116 Colossal Skeleton 77016 Rats (single figure) (modified) and 74021 1" Square Skull Bases, its base (non-Kickstarter metal) 77039 Janan, Female Dragon Slayer 77001 Skeletal Spearmen (5 of them) 77017 Skeletal Swordsman (4 of them) 77017 Skeletal Swordsman (1 of them, separate project from the one listed above) 77149 Damien, Hellborn Wizard (conversion) (different project from the one mentioned above) 77073 Freja Fangbreaker 77034 Male High Wizard (separate thread) 77162 Yephima, Female Cloud Giant (separate thread) NOTE: Since I tend to have multiple minis in progress at a time, most of these do not have consecutive posts. The link will take you to the beginning of when I started working on each one, though. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  20. I sort of slid this guy to the front of my painting queue as soon as I got my kickstarter package. >_> This is one of the mini's that unfortunately the spray primer I was using decided to get fluffy on. Sanded it down as best I could and soldiered on. He's going to get his debut at my gaming table as an NPC. Pics under the spoiler tag.
  21. Hi! I'm new to the forum and painting. I hope I'm doing this post right. I only have a camera phone so the picture aren't great, but I tried to crop them to make it easier to see. I got into gaming less than a year ago, and my new gaming friends talked me into buying the Kickstarter. "What do I need with hundreds of unpainted minis? I don't paint. I don't do anything artistic. I don't GM and don't really need minis." I say. "We'll have painting parties. It will be fun" they say. It sounds like finicky and annoying work (not fun), but I purchase the vampire level and a couple extras. They arrive. It takes me hours to organize the minis into groups how the kickstarter had them. But no painting parties happen. The minis were just sitting there. Organized, and unpainted. Judging me. I venture onto google. Holy crap, the mini painting community does not seem to agree on ANYTHING!? "Gesso is the best! No, it's the worst, use sandable automotive primer. Why prime bones? You'll need expensive tiny brushes! Paint everything with a No. 1! Black prime! White prime! Washes are your best friend! Washes are a cheat! Here are five million different wash recipes!" sayeth google. I almost quit before starting. In the end, I bought what seemed good and tried painting the pirates, since they seemed interesting enough to be fun but not something I'd probably use in a game, so no foul when I screw them up. My first attempt was a complete failure. How did I make a pirate look like a zombie??? <> <> 03637: Hajad, Torgan Pirate with Loot I try another. Discover that mixing white with red to highlight red doesn't get you a realistic red highlight. It gets you pink. I can't paint skin. The eyes are CRAZY EYES. And google was right - cheap silver paint looks horrible on a mini. The giant box of cheap Liquitex Basics paint I got does not respond well to thinning with water. I am not cut out for this: <> <> 03623: Finaela, Female Pirate But I'm gonna finish all five before I take that box of minis and pelt my gaming group with them. So I try a third...and, while not pleased, I am not horrified by the result. So clearly I've taken the "dry" part of dry brushing too seriously. My silver paint still sucks. But I wouldn't be horrified to put this guy on a game mat: <> <> 03626: Gruff Grimecleaver, Dwarf Pirate Cook This pirate is a step backward, but again, not horrid. Her eyes look less crazy since she only has one: <> <> 03632: Mariel Twinspar, Female Pirate I try the fifth. I like him. I actually painted a mini I liked. I took him to my gaming group, and they liked him too! <> <> (I can't find his code and name, if anyone can help) Ok, Let's see if I inserted the pictures correctly, before I post the rest! Thanks, Heidi
  22. So I returned from a month long trip in Spain this evening to find a Giant and strange box sitting on my bed. After opening it carefully, thinking it must be a bomb or decapitated head, I was overjoyed to find it was none other than my Bones Kickstarter! REJOICE! After sorting through the sheer rediculous number of miniatures, I realized that I'm going to need some sort of motivation to paint this beastly assortment of minis, and the best way to do that is to showcase my work on the internet as I try to tackle, as quickly as possible, all the Minis I got. The plan is to speed paint them up to pretty much tabletop level, a little lower than I'm used to doing with really only one base color and one layer of shading, with alot of drybrushing and washes to help me "cheat" along the way. Without further rambling, we haveeee... this guy. Model #1 of 200...ish. Mr Sandman. At first I was like "OHHHHH EVIL WIZARD!", and then I started with the purple and was like " He kinda looks like hes wearing one of those sleep caps on his head... OHHHH SLEEPY TIME WIZARD." and gave him a cute little star covered hat. Nothing is more intimidating to enemies than stars on your head. If anyone has any tips on how to take better pictures of my minis, or any comments, feel free to belittle or abuse me at your whim. Also, if anyone knows where I can find the actual names of the models so I dont have to name them all stupidly, that would be grand toooooo... okay. I'll have a new differenter picture of another mini tomorrow, with more madness.
  23. http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/2015/preview/files/assets/basic-html/page16.html (to the right of the Car pic) Reaper Miniatures Bones II: The Return Of Mr Bones! Fastest Kickstarter to reach $1 million. 2 hours, 41 minutes and 51 seconds. BOOYAH! Nicely done Reaper Peeps. edit: url fix
  24. When I first pledged on kickstarter I thought things would go as it was written on the projects page. It turns out alot of projects have huge problems which affects the backers and are late etc What problems have you encountered with ks? mine are: I backed eastern fronts dwarf gladiators which were supposed to be shipped in dec, it now might not be delivered until April http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/607885648/dwarf-gladiators-finely-sculpted-28mm-resin-miniat?ref=live -Eastern front studios originally planed to ship multiple shipments (which wasnt told to backers until it was funded) and then later said that doing that wasnt in the budget and now we are left with no shipping date. I also backed Boss monster (which raised over $200,000) were supposed to be shipped in Feb and now wont be shipped till May http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/brotherwise/boss-monster-the-dungeon-building-card-game?ref=search -BM has updated its backers regularly and are doing a print and play version of the game in Feb but sadly they thought the printing of the game would be quicker and now it wont be shipped till May
  25. Hi, I am new to CAV so I have been looking for a way to wrap my head around models, factions and tasks. I started working on this spreadsheet to help me better understand how many of each faction we would be getting in the Kickstarter and how rounded those forces would be. I need the help of more experienced players to tell me if I'm on the right track. There are plenty of other spreadsheets out there so is this even necessary? I'm looking for feedback to either make this better or drop it all together. If others find it useful I will post it in the Kickstarter comments as well. The sheet is based on the MODELLIST PDF on CAVBOSS' web site. It seems to be the newest list available but there are a few holes in it. If you can fill any of the gaps then I will add the data to the original. I highly recommend downloading the file and opening in Excel or your favorite program because the online viewer looks horrible. I am not especially talented with Excel so don't be too critical with my formulas but constructive criticism is welcome. I'm especially interested in improving the content and the presentation of the data. Error reports are also welcome. Original FILE HERE, including new Example Forces worksheet 17+ mb New Lite Version (without Example Forces) 2 mb Thanks in advance for your help.
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