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Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to this forum!  Things are getting busy for the next few days, since it looks like a trip to the factory will be in order, along with all the fun future stuff that will entail (and we will try to keep everyone posted!).


So....here goes!


International shipping. As I've understood it, the $75 level is the only one available for international purchase, right?


Every tier $75 and above can be shipped internationally.  The $75 tier already ships anywhere in a flat rate box.  Everything else adds 1 lb per 10 tiles, and that's when shipping gets ridiculous. 


We did another add-on tier for the higher levels, so pretty much any increment anyone wants of the tiles (in multiples of 10) is available.


I know the add-ons are a bit silly. I wish I knew how to make Kickstarter just "work" the way I'd want it to, but with every reward tier you have to add shipping options for literally every country.  And it gets to be a challenge, since there is a drastic difference between countries, and every 1 lb makes a major difference for the first few pounds.  Past 10, it doesn't really hit another "curve" until 55-60 lbs. (depending on the country).




Well, neverminid. I can't get in at the tier I want, since I guess they're not using USPS and flat-rate shipping.


I'm "international" now? Keen.



I think that a wire got crossed somewhere, and we didn't respond to you in time.  So, herp and derp.  Seriously, we are really sorry about that. 

And now some good news...we can ship to you for the same price as anyone else in the US. 

Working with the USPS has been one of the weirdest experiences I have ever had; the bewildering runaround I got caused me to give you wrong information. 


TL;DR--Hawaii is the same as anyone else in the US.  No extra charge for shipping.  Sorry about that!




Yeah the whole "we're not businessmen" bit in the intro made me wary as how this thing has taken off


I gotta tell ya, it just made us do the "success kid" motion.  We felt super vindicated that we made a good product, rather than hype up some ordinary thing.  So...thanks (I think)! :D








My biggest concern about this project is that he's not charging enough.  I was actually thinking of asking a question about it but I thought it might seem rude.

That is one of my major concerns. Average per tile for one of the lower pledge was $2.50. I'm curious if it's that low because they can mass produce. But then, Bone miniatures came out to around 44 or 42 cents a miniature in the first kickstarter.


*rubs chin*

*embraces spirit of kickstarter*




It's a good point.  And it's one that we really considered.  We could have made a much smaller run, and we could have charged a lot more. 


But we wanted to make it affordable for everyone, even the people who have absurdly low budgets.  That way, we'd rather be a group of people that everyone says, "Oh man, those guys know what we want" and be in as many households as possible.  We want to be thought well of, rather than make a slightly higher margin on this one thing.  We have big plans for the future. :D





I hope this helps, and hopefully I will see you guys again soon!

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I know the add-ons are a bit silly. I wish I knew how to make Kickstarter just "work" the way I'd want it to, but with every reward tier you have to add shipping options for literally every country.  And it gets to be a challenge, since there is a drastic difference between countries, and every 1 lb makes a major difference for the first few pounds.  Past 10, it doesn't really hit another "curve" until 55-60 lbs. (depending on the country).




Working with the USPS has been one of the weirdest experiences I have ever had; the bewildering runaround I got <snip>


You are 100% correct - the Kickstarter Back End often forces creators to structure things in VERY odd ways, which confuses the backers, but is often the only actual way to structure things. For a company that makes 5% of the hundreds of millions raised each year, they don't spend much money making their Creator Interface very Creator Friendly. I feel your pain.


You are also 100% correct about USPS. They are ... interesting... to work with.  Not what I'd call easy to work with, and easy to grasp.

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As we go into the last week, GNL mats is now over 200% funded with the following Stretch Goals achieved:

Green Mats!

Partial Hexes!

Partial Squares!

Square Mat with Hex Grid!


Coming soon:

Larger Grids!

Additional Colors!

Exclamation Points!!!

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I'm Seriously thinking of purchasing these. They look really good and for on the fly games it looks awesome. Guess i just want someone to push me over the edge and do it :P

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Well there we go, because I had not looked at this thread until just now. With the GNL KS at 61 i decided, "You know, I should waltz on over to the Reaper thread and see what people are saying about the GNL mats in its final run." Little did I know I was involved in an epic shoving contest with me at the end! MUHAHAHAH! 


Thanks ya'll.

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Now I have to decide on two options:


1.) 75$ - 20 Hex & 10 Squares - I plan on playing CAV on the Hex and I did the math for my kitchen table.

2.) 95$ - Not sure how to split this one. I figure War gaming is large thus I may need more (?) 


Edit: I'm going to be good and just do the $75. I can always order more later. 

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