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We Launched yesterday, and are going strong! I want to give everyone who is new to this thread for the first time a peak of where we are now and a glimpse of our Kickstarter.

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In 1976, while working with TSR, the original publishers of Dungeons & Dragons, James M. Ward created the foundation for another genre of adventure role-playing. His game, Metamorphosis Alphaâ„¢ Role-Playing Game, established a foundation where Science Fiction storytelling could harness the imagination of players in this classic paper and pencil role-playing game. Game enthusiasts have been waiting a long time for Metamorphosis Alphaâ„¢ to have miniatures that represent even a small portion of the incredible creatures and survivors on the Starship Warden.




And YOU are a crucial part of making that happen!


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Pretty much everything is available at early Pledge Levels as an ADD-ON!!


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With your backing, we have the unique opportunity and honor to bring a portion of this world of imagination to life in the form of 28mm miniatures. Being able to do this is a huge honor, and we are thankful that James M. Ward is giving us this opportunity to make miniature representations of his world. We agree with Mr. Ward when he says “gaming on the Warden is better if there are visuals to look at.â€
Your support will allow us to purchase a license from James M. Ward to not only create the miniatures for this kickstarter, but also establish a schedule of quarterly releases of new Metamorphosis Alphaâ„¢ Miniatures.
To make this all happen, we've engaged the talents of a number of artists to create sculptures using both traditional materials and 3D digital sculpting:
  • Anton Ducrot
  • Mark Evans
  • George Fairlamb
  • Shane Hoyle
  • Jason Wiebe
STRETCH GOALS:
Should the community exceed our basic funding level we will match their generosity with additional miniature options...
  • LEVEL 1 - $9,250 Unlock Miniature 1 as Tier2 Add-On
  • LEVEL 2 - $10,000 Unlock Miniature 2 as Tier2 Add-On
  • LEVEL 3 - $10,750 Unlock Miniature 3 as Tier2 Add-On
  • LEVEL 4 - $11,500 Unlock Miniature 4 as Tier2 Add-On
  • LEVEL 5 - $12,250 Unlock Mystery Miniature as Tier2 Add-On
  • LEVEL 6 - $13,000 Unlock Mystery Miniature as Tier2 Add-On
  • LEVEL 7 - $13,750 Unlock Mystery Miniature as Tier2 Add-On
  • LEVEL 8 - $14,500 Unlock Mystery Miniature as Tier2 Add-On
  • LEVEL 9 - $15,250 Unlock Mystery Miniature as Tier2 Add-On
  • LEVEL 10 - $16,000 Unlock Mystery Miniature as Tier2 Add-On
  • LEVEL 11 - $16,750 Unlock Mystery Miniature as Tier2 Add-On
  • LEVEL 12 - $17,500 Unlock Mystery Miniature as Tier2 Add-On
  • LEVEL 13 - $18,250 Unlock Mystery Miniature as Tier2 Add-On
  • LEVEL 14 - $19,000 Unlock Mystery Miniature as Tier2 Add-On
  • LEVEL 15 - $19,750 Unlock Mystery Miniature as Tier2 Add-On
  • LEVEL 16 - $20,250 Unlock Mystery Miniature as Tier2 Add-On
  • LEVEL 17- $21,000 Unlock Mystery Miniature as Tier2 Add-On
  • OBSERVATION DECK - $20,000 Unlock James Ward's Miniatures Combat Rules for Metamorphosis Alpha Miniatures as Tier 2 Add-On.
  • Facebook "Effin Cool Minis" 800 Likes Unlock Mystery Miniature as Tier2 Add-On
  • Facebook "Effin Cool Minis" 1,600 Likes Unlock Mystery Miniature as Tier2 Add-On
  • Facebook "Effin Cool Minis" 2,400 Likes Unlock Mystery Miniature as Tier2 Add-On
  • Twitter "@effincoolminis" 1,000 Followers Unlock Mystery Miniature as Tier2 Add-On
  • Twitter "@effincoolminis" 2,000 Followers Unlock Mystery Miniature as Tier2 Add-On
  • Twitter "@effincoolminis" 3,000 Followers Unlock Mystery Miniature as Tier2 Add-On
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ORIGINAL "PRE-LAUNCH" POST BELOW!
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As some of you are aware, Effin Cool Minis is a small startup and as such we are looking to crowdfunding to help us get our start and make the First Ever Miniatures for the First Sci-Fi RPG Ever Written. This is a huge honor, and we are thankful that James M. Ward liked us enough to give us this chance to make miniature representations of his world, for as he has said, "gaming on the Warden is better if there are visuals to look at."

Game enthusiasts have been waiting a long time for Metamorphosis Alpha to have miniatures that represent some small portion of the creatures and survivors on the Warden. In 1976 James M. Ward worked with TSR, the original publishers of Dungeons & Dragons, when he created the foundation for Science Fiction to meet the imagination utilizing paper and pencil through his RPG scenarios.

The Warden was an enormous and benevolent ship whose A.I. made certain everyone was taken care of and every machine stayed in its place. At least, it did before the event that changed everything.

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In Metamorphosis Alpha, anything is possible as it takes place long after the radiation based event that reshaped the living creatures who were fleeing on the Warden to what they hoped was safety. They were wrong, and most perished but for those creatures that survived in their remote sections of this enormous ship new cultures evolved. Small pockets of humanity still exist though they are often tribe-like with simple rules passed down from generation to generation. Other creatures evolved their own cultures with their own set of rules, some more advanced than others. These rules have enabled a primitive form of survival in a high tech environment where stepping ever so slightly outside of the known and finding some new object could yield more understanding and prosperity, but most often brings destruction through ignorance.

Effin Cool Minis has the distinct opportunity to bring a portion of this world from the imagination into a person's hands in the form of miniatures, but first we will need a bit of help from the fans of Sci-Fi that would like to see this made a reality!

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To join the discussion on Twitter look for @EffinCoolMinis or @felipe_effin.
Or like our page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metalphaminis
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http://metamorphosisalpha.com/
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Huh. This is one of the few topics left that I might sctually support...

 

Thanks, we can surely use the support of the community to get this going! :)

 

Where would I go about looking at pictures of these minis?

 

While we are in the prelaunch phase we only have various test prints and 3d sculpt renders. We are looking to lean on some other traditional sculptors as well for this, but we are trying to keep the expenses low as a startup design and casting company.

 

If you are up to doing some good old Facebook stalking, my business partner uses Facebook to get pics off his cellphone where he has various renders and test prints. ;-)

 

https://www.facebook.com/john.popson.1

 

We plan to spoil concept art in the mean time, and hopefully get suggestions and comments from the community.

 

Here is another spoiler:

We have a sighting of another droid on the Warden. Whatever its function, it does not look like it would be safe to get too close. How long can we survive exploring this place when everything looks so deadly? Not to mention all the radiation warnings we have been picking up!!

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We have located a humanoid creature on the Warden. It seems to have suffered some effects of mutation which appear harmless enough, but I have heard of other mutants that appear completely normal that can change the environment to something deadly in minutes. We best approach cautiously…

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Hmmm .. I just read "a $26 flat rate shipping" .. for the 4 minis worth $7 a piece that I like .. perhaps I'd better wait until they go retail! :mellow:

 

I just spoke to John one of the Kickstarter creators, the shipping based on send 4 minis to the Uk should cost @$10, the cost of shipping I based on the weight, depends where you live shipping 4 minis should be a lot cheaper than $25

 

Stretch goal #3 the Flying Spider is unlocked

 

Stretch goal #4 & #5 have been added, which are the Ground Diver and the War Bot, We are halfway to unlocking the Ground Diver!

 

Stretch goal update:

 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/497254986/metamorphosis-alphatm-28mm-miniatures/posts/1450123

 

 

Also closing in on the social goals!

 

Only 40 more Facebook likes needed to unlock Facebook social goal #3

 

260/300 likes

 

Facebook link:

 

https://www.facebook.com/effincoolmini/?fref=ts

 

 

 

20 more Twitter followers needed to unlock Twitter social goal #1

 

280/300 followers

 

Twitter link:

 

https://twitter.com/EffinCoolMinis

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Seems interesting, i will have to check it out when it hits KS

 

We plan to launch November 25th at High Noon Eastern Time and provide a limited slot early bird discount to the top Pledge level.

 

Here is some updated concept art and a sample 3D render from our site that we have spoiled regarding this so far...

 

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Where would I go about looking at pictures of these minis?

 

Here is a test print so far...

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and I also wanted to show some painted 80mm pewter trolls from our first Kickstarter that we are wrapping up and getting ready to ship out to show proof of print to cast quality.

 

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Launched and going strong!

 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/497254986/metamorphosis-alphatm-28mm-miniatures

 

some previews...

 

 

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Launched and going strong!

 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/497254986/metamorphosis-alphatm-28mm-miniatures

 

 

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I want go get some of the figures but I'm going to have to see the actual miniature before I can commit. Setting a reminder on KS for this project.

 

Thanks, not sure if you were aware there were some sculpts and print WIPs at the bottom of the kickstarter.  Were you waiting to see a particular concept made into a sculpt / print, or are you waiting to see them cast into pewter?  I am also curious how much the 3D render WIP pictures are of interest?

 

This is our second Kickstarter, and we are personally cranking away at concepts / designs right now based on what we think funding will look like as we are 2 guys trying not to over invest towards a potentially small target market.  Especially, since we have a contract to do miniatures for Kobold Press soon as well.  The more the Kickstarter funding moves forward, the more we would feel confident to set the sculpting team we have available to work on more concept realization.

 

Thanks for your interest, and I hope you find what we make interesting in the end!  :-)

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I want go get some of the figures but I'm going to have to see the actual miniature before I can commit. Setting a reminder on KS for this project.

 

Thanks, not sure if you were aware there were some sculpts and print WIPs at the bottom of the kickstarter.  Were you waiting to see a particular concept made into a sculpt / print, or are you waiting to see them cast into pewter?  I am also curious how much the 3D render WIP pictures are of interest?

 

This is our second Kickstarter, and we are personally cranking away at concepts / designs right now based on what we think funding will look like as we are 2 guys trying not to over invest towards a potentially small target market.  Especially, since we have a contract to do miniatures for Kobold Press soon as well.  The more the Kickstarter funding moves forward, the more we would feel confident to set the sculpting team we have available to work on more concept realization.

 

Thanks for your interest, and I hope you find what we make interesting in the end!  :-)

 

 

From my personal experiences with KS with miniatures; I would need to see 3D renders at minimum but what I would be interested in seeing is actual miniature. No matter the material actual miniatures speaks volumes over just concept art and 3d Renders speak more than concept art. The ones you have displayed at the bottom are nice but not enough to get my attention. I am still eager to see your actual miniatures because I like the Sci-fi genre very much. 

 

 

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Halfway through the campaign and 90% funded, they are getting there!

 

First stretch goal has been unveiled

 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/497254986/metamorphosis-alphatm-28mm-miniatures/posts/1429300

 

 

Social stretch goal #1 the Female Spear Warrior add-on is unlocked and added free to certain pledge levels

 

Social stretch goal update:

 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/497254986/metamorphosis-alphatm-28mm-miniatures/posts/1439978#comments

 

 

Pictures of the completed Gorilloid sculpt have been added

 

Gorilloid update:

 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/497254986/metamorphosis-alphatm-28mm-miniatures/posts/1440112#comments

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