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Bryan has stated several times that the stretch goals they created are not set in stone for the point they are going to be released. Stretch goals are sometimes swapped based on a growing demand coming from the participants or an idea pops up that hadn't been considered. I'm sure they don't want to work themselves into a corner with Tianot so she maybe the last goal no matter what level of funding is actually reached, if they are locked in at a certain position for her release then they can't react based on how quickly things are being funded.

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I would be very suprised if the five headed dragon is not released as part of this KS.  Since they already paid a sculptor to sculpt it and already previewed it as a major draw into the KS, I think they will put this up as a goal at some point before the campaign ends even if they have to sacrifice other potential stretch goals to do it.

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Just decided to use the Pledge Calculator for the first time, rather than running it in my head. At the moment, the stuff I want from the core isn't enough to just get the Core, so if I go a la carte on this, I'm at $137 of stuff that I currently plan on getting, which is $3 less than my current pledge total, so not too bad. The largest single chunk of that is coming from paint sets, actually.

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I would be very suprised if the five headed dragon is not released as part of this KS.  Since they already paid a sculptor to sculpt it and already previewed it as a major draw into the KS, I think they will put this up as a goal at some point before the campaign ends even if they have to sacrifice other potential stretch goals to do it.

 

We're over 9000 backers (What, 9000!?) and I'd say at least half of them are waiting on Tianot.  That's a very large amount of money sitting in the wings waiting.

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I am curious if people tend to add things to their pledge when they are revealed or when they are achieved. I realize this may be anecdotal and skewed due to only asking forum members, but which do you do?

Base Pledge, I'll add more when I see the mini I'm waiting for, the 5 headed Dragon. I had hopped Reaper was going to lead with it, but sadly not.

I think there's a good chance it may be a finale item.

 

I think they're holding out until it gets completed.

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I'm happy they have the "core set extras" up in the pledge calculator so early.  I think enough people are getting the core piecemeal or adding extras as they like them that effectively each core set add-on also functions as a paid option to boost pledges quickly.

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I think I may need to back my pledge off. I'm keeping it at $300 for now, because that's my budget, and I want to help unlock, but I think realistically, at this point, I'll only be in for $84, which is sad, and half of that is paint. I like a lot of the sculpts, and hate being a wet blanket, but most of the minis this time are so niche they will just never get used, or are just more PCs, and I just don't think I need any more PCs.

 

Sort of a bummer to me. I hope we see more generic useful stuff soon, and not just "things to fill in holes in your collection you didn't know you had". 

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I am curious if people tend to add things to their pledge when they are revealed or when they are achieved. I realize this may be anecdotal and skewed due to only asking forum members, but which do you do?

Base Pledge, I'll add more when I see the mini I'm waiting for, the 5 headed Dragon. I had hopped Reaper was going to lead with it, but sadly not.

I think there's a good chance it may be a finale item.

 

I think they're holding out until it gets completed.

 

It's done. We're saving it for the finale, like we always do.

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I think I may need to back my pledge off. I'm keeping it at $300 for now, because that's my budget, and I want to help unlock, but I think realistically, at this point, I'll only be in for $84, which is sad, and half of that is paint. I like a lot of the sculpts, and hate being a wet blanket, but most of the minis this time are so niche they will just never get used, or are just more PCs, and I just don't think I need any more PCs.

 

Sort of a bummer to me. I hope we see more generic useful stuff soon, and not just "things to fill in holes in your collection you didn't know you had". 

Bones I and II had a lot of "generic useful stuff" and while I'm sorry to say this, we have to expand and grow our line in responsible ways. That means increasing and expanding the *variety* of offerings, not simply the *quantity*. That means as things progress, more and more niches are found, and exploited. So yeah, it means you aren't going to get the hordes of zombies skeletons and stuff. We have fewer orcs and goblins. But how many different Orcs do you think we have to have in the line? We don't think that adding as many as are already in the line again, just because this is a Kickstarter, is a great idea from a sales and line stability standpoint.

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I'm trying to think of a polite way to say "Reaper have run two highly succesful Kickstarters, I'm sure they'll have a very clear idea of when they're going to release Tianot on a suspecting world" and this is literally the best I could come up with. 

 

The other point is that I really, really, really doubt that half the backers are waiting on her.  To be somewhat blunt - those of us posting here tend towards the obsessive, "must have them all!" end of the spectrum.  I suspect that half the backers don't know Tianot is coming.  Yes, she's going to be a great central peice, but her sheer size makes her less usable for me.  I'll almost certainly be skipping her.

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I am curious if people tend to add things to their pledge when they are revealed or when they are achieved. I realize this may be anecdotal and skewed due to only asking forum members, but which do you do?

Base Pledge, I'll add more when I see the mini I'm waiting for, the 5 headed Dragon. I had hopped Reaper was going to lead with it, but sadly not.

I think there's a good chance it may be a finale item.

 

I think they're holding out until it gets completed.

 

It's done. We're saving it for the finale, like we always do.

 

 

=D can't wait to see it

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I'm trying to think of a polite way to say "Reaper have run two highly succesful Kickstarters, I'm sure they'll have a very clear idea of when they're going to release Tianot on a suspecting world" and this is literally the best I could come up with. 

 

The other point is that I really, really, really doubt that half the backers are waiting on her.  To be somewhat blunt - those of us posting here tend towards the obsessive, "must have them all!" end of the spectrum.  I suspect that half the backers don't know Tianot is coming.  Yes, she's going to be a great central peice, but her sheer size makes her less usable for me.  I'll almost certainly be skipping her.

 

Yeah, orgianlly I was super excited for Tianot, then realized with the size and having not plainted previous dragons that I just didn't want her.

I still can't wait to see people lose thier minds when she is released :)  Especially the backers who don't know about her and haven't seen sneak peeks!

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