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Mimic's Grid: Metal, magnetic, gaming tiles

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I'm in!! While I still love my Gaming Paper tiles, these intrigued me enough to want to try them out + hey 500th backer (currently at least) ::D: The Goblin Glass has me intrigued as well. I use Paizo's Combat pad & while it too is nice, the magnetism in the sheet is weak in spots. Hopefully this will solve that.

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They've just posted an update with the estimated shipping costs and, to put it nicely, they are not good - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cursedcrypt/mimics-grid/posts/2561917

 

If you're located outside of the US, Canada or Europe, the shipping is basically as much as the cost of the pledge, and the shipping costs to Canada are still more than half the cost of the pledge.

 

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I get that shipping is expensive, you can't avoid it and they're just passing on the high costs being charged to them by the post office, but that's not really the sort of thing you want to surprise backers with when there is a little over 50 hours left until the Kickstarter ends. This sort of thing just raises a bit of a red flag on the project for me.

 

Edit: It appears they are revisiting the original estimated shipping prices. No numbers given as yet, but they have promised that the updated price will be substantially better than what was originally estimated. So hopefully it drops down to a more reasonable amount.

Edited by Olaf the Stout

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Just read the old & new shipping emails. Seeing that first one, I almost pulled my pledge. $18 didn't sound like much but it's more then a tile itself. $15 dollars is still a tad bit high (I hate high shipping costs, one reason why I try not to order physical items off of paizo.com for example) & totally get that shipping costs can get high but it's a bit more reasonable. Granted if these are shipped from Spokane, WA, I may not agree (Spokane & Ontario are pretty in line geographically, just a few hours apart) as much.

 

I think I'll still keep my pledge & these have kept my curiosity peaked enough to handle the shipping costs. Now if we get delays in production, that enthusiasm will wane tremendously of course.

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