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UPDATE #9

1,230,000!

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October 2, 2019
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The Deathrattle Ballista is now unlocked! To add this menacing siege weapon, simply increase your pledge by $6 and select this reward in the Reaper Pledge Manager

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 Now, we're going to grow your Core Set once again, with Spell Effects part 2! You'll get three Magical Hands spells (all cast in translucent plastic) and two walls: Stone and Thorns. We're going to add these miniatures to every Core Set reward once we hit the next goal of $1,260,000! These magical minis were sculpted by Kevin Williams and Darryl Roberds.

 

How can you help us reach our goals? You can get the word out about Bones 5 on Social Media - Facebook, Twitter, Twitch, Instagram, Reddit, and any place you interact with people who share our mutual love for miniatures!

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UPDATE #10

$1,260,000 Spell Effects II Unlocked!

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Spell Effects II are now unlocked! We're going to add these to your Core Set reward!  You'll get three Magical Hands spells (all cast in translucent plastic) and two walls: Stone and Thorns. These magical minis were sculpted by Kevin Williams and Darryl Roberds.

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 Next up is the Daimyo Expansion, part 2 of 3. Simply add $50 to your pledge amount to get the Daimyo Expansion! 

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How can you help us reach our goals? You can get the word out about Bones 5 on Social Media - Facebook, Twitter, Twitch, Instagram, Reddit, and any place you interact with people who share our mutual love for miniatures!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Both product lines are PVC plastic miniatures. Bones Black is a firmer version that is a little harder to make the molds but by far they capture more detail. The Classic miniatures will be medium gray and the Bones black will be noticeably darker (not black).

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  • The Core Set, the Expansions Sets, and some of the options. Most of the largest pieces will be cast in classic Bones.

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  • Watch the Kickstarter updates for the announcement of us publishing the pledge manager website and instructions. We'll post additional FAQ entries when we publish.

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  • No

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  • Most single Classic Bones miniatures are priced between $2.99 and $6.99. Most Bones Black figures start at $3.49

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  • Most of our existing miniatures are produced in metal, and many of the miniatures here are drawn from those product lines. This Bones Kickstarter is designed to produce both existing and new miniatures in plastic. The models pictured in the Kickstarter are the models you will receive in Bones plastic.

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  • That depends on whcih "Wave" you made your pledge in. Near the estimated delivery date we will ship all of Wave one before Wave 2 and all of Wave 2 before Wave 3. Nothing ships until everything is ready to go.

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  • We will make an update for this project on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month until we have completed fulfillment. We will make this update, even if there is nothing has changed and there is nothing new to report.

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  • There is NOT a level in this KS for retail store participation. 
    When we begin fulfillment of this new KS we will create a retail store rack package based and discounted on the KS results.

    If you choose to actually pledge and back this new KS it will be as a consumer. Your items will ship bulk just, same as the consumers.

    In other words these ARE NOT packaged for resale.

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  • Green items are part of the Core Set Pledge and the Core Set grows as the Core Set stretch goal are met.

    Red items are buy-in, add-ons that you must add more to your pledge to get. More buy-in options are revealed as their stretch goals are met.

    The other color expansions items are add-ons that grow like the Core Set, but have their own stretch goals independent of the Core Set and not included in the Core Set. Nor, will the Core Set have the Expansions' miniatures added to it.

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  • Unless otherwise noted, our miniatures are in a 28mm scale. Where possible we will include a graphic of a knight titled "Knight for Scale Not Included." This human sized knight shows approximate size perspective.

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  • Yes, but DO NOT change levels or you will lose your place in the shipping wave, just pledge more dollars.

    We recommend pledging in the Kickstarter as much as you can because the more you put in the more it helps unlock goals for everyone, but do what you can when you can. You will be able to add to your pledge after the fact for several months as well using our Pledge Manager website.

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Will all of these models eventually be available for purchase on Reaper's website individually after the kickstarter is completed? I find that I am loving significantly more models in this kickstarter than I had planned on spending and more than I am capable of painting. 

 

I was planning to do the core set and if unlocked, both paint sets, but now find myself loving the dragons, the troll bridge encounter, the Daimyo expansion, and I cant wait to see what I think might be an underwater expansion and Greek mythology expansion. There is no way I can get everything I want now, but would be super happy to buy these later even if the price is higher. 

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Apologies if this is an obvious question but I haven't found a clear answer on it so I thought I should ask. I've backed the kickstarter at $120 and am in Wave 2. I'd like to increase my pledge now (I want the increase to be included in the kickstarter stretch goal calculations) but don't want to give up my place in line. Can someone please confirm that the following will work?

 

-Go to the kickstarter page and click "manage your pledge"

-On the next page click "change your pledge"

-Under "current reward" change "pledge amount" from $120 to whatever, then click "continue"

 

I'm not sure what happens next as I don't want to click that and have it say that this reward level is sold out or something.

 

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10 hours ago, Sinfolmatt said:

Will all of these models eventually be available for purchase on Reaper's website individually after the kickstarter is completed?

 

Probably, Eventually.

 

In general, the intention is to release everything.  Not everything may end up released.  In Bones 1 & 2 there were a couple of models that had issues that needed resolving and this prevented them from being released.  In Bones 3, packaging was the hurdle and some items, specifically weapon sprues, did not end up releasing.  It is too soon to say if there will be a Bones 4 non-released item since they are still working through those pieces.  

 

After the Kickstarter fulfills, roughly looking like April 2021, Reaper will begin the process of slowly releasing these models in small batches to retail, including the company's Website.  For Bones 3, it took about 14 months to release everything that was released.  Bones 4 is still being released as it completed fulfillment this spring.  It is a long time to wait for retail.

 

 

17 minutes ago, Sunface said:

I've backed the kickstarter at $120 and am in Wave 2. I'd like to increase my pledge now but don't want to give up my place in line. Can someone please confirm that the following will work?

 

-Go to the kickstarter page and click "manage your pledge"

-On the next page click "change your pledge"

-Under "current reward" change "pledge amount" from $120 to whatever, then click "continue"

 

Yes, this is exactly what you do.

UPDATE #11

$1,300,000!! Daimyo Expansion 2/3 Unlocked

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October 2, 2019
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Wow! We've unlocked the Daimyo Expansion part 2 of 3! The Daimyo Expansion is a $50 add on to your pledge amount.  We still have one more great part to add to the Daimyo Expansion if we can get to that goal!

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Next up is Narthalyssk, the Dragon sculpted by Sandra Garrity. Narthalyssk will be added to each Core Set for free once we hit the next goal of $1,330,000!

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After that, we have a new free goal: 2" bases added to each Core Set! And, we'll add this fantastic Grim Reaper miniature sculpted by Bob Ridolfi!

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How can you help us reach our goals? You can get the word out about Bones 5 on Social Media - Facebook, Twitter, Twitch, Instagram, Reddit, and any place you interact with people who share our mutual love for miniatures!

Thanks so much from all of us!

UPDATE #12

1,330,000!! Narthalyssk Unlocked!

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October 3, 2019
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We're adding these Narthalyssk to every Core Set! If you select a Core Set as one of your rewards in the Reaper Pledge Manager, you’ll automatically get this Dragon model!

And after Narthalyssk, we’re going to grow your Core Set once again, with Grim Reaper + 2' Bases! We’re going to add these 3 times to every Core Set reward!

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On the troll bridge encounter image it states "244 not shown". Can we at least get a verbal description of the item, please? I'm going to get it, of course, but I would like to know what the mystery model actually is.

 

 

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9 hours ago, Skallabjorn said:

On the troll bridge encounter image it states "244 not shown". Can we at least get a verbal description of the item, please? 

 

244: A Troll *Nest. 

There was a long story about it in the Twitch stream.

(*A heap/ring of bones-rubble-refuse-flotsam-shoes-logs that this sort of troll builds... :blink: ..because these trolls lay eggs. )

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UPDATE #13

1,3750,000!! 2" Bases and Grim Reaper Unlocked!

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October 3, 2019
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We're adding this Grim Reaper and 2" Base (Roughly x20) to every Core Set! If you select a Core Set as one of your rewards in the Reaper Pledge Manager, you’ll automatically get these models!

Our next goal is on deck, Goroloth from the Deep! Simply increase your pledge by $6, and don’t forget to choose this reward in the Reaper Pledge Manager!

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How can you help us reach our goals? You can get the word out about Bones 5 on Social Media - Facebook, Twitter, Twitch, Instagram, Reddit, and any place you interact with people who share our mutual love for miniatures!

 
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Will it be possible (in the PM) to select "extra" elements of the Core Set, not necessarily as singles, but in "chunks" smaller than the entire Core Set (such as in the groupings that were incrementally added to the Core Set)? This has been possible in previous campaigns, but I could not find any info about it in this campaign. Maybe such options were revealed later in the campaigns (i.e., not at the start)?

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7 minutes ago, willmontgomery said:

Will it be possible (in the PM) to select "extra" elements of the Core Set, not necessarily as singles, but in "chunks" smaller than the entire Core Set (such as in the groupings that were incrementally added to the Core Set)?

Unknown, yet probably.

 

Traditionally, these groupings are revealed much later in the campaign.  As the Core Set is still growing and the Reaper Bones 5 Pledge Manager has not yet been released, a solid answer would be premature at this time.

 

Please note that smaller groupings have traditionally not been made available for the Expansions, only the Core Set.

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UPDATE #14

$1,415,000!!! GOROLOTH Unlocked!

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October 4, 2019
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 The Goroloth by Andrew Pieper is now unlocked!

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 To receive this aberrential horror, simply increase your pledge by $6 and select this reward in the Reaper Pledge Manager.

Our next goal is on deck to unlock is the Farflinger Trebuchet! Simply increase your pledge by $8, and don’t forget to choose this 'not fully functioning' Trebuchet reward in the Reaper Pledge Manager!

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How can you help us reach our goals? 

You can get the word out about Bones 5 on Social Media - Facebook, Twitter, Twitch, Instagram, Reddit, and any place you interact with people who share our mutual love for miniatures!

 

UPDATE #15

BONES 5 Kickstarter Live on TWITCH! Join us M-F at 3pm CST~

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October 4, 2019
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Join our Bones 5 Kickstarter Live Monday through Friday at 3pm CST. 

Your hosts, Jon Overton and Dave Pugh will answer questions, tease upcoming reveals and keep you up to date with real time happenings. 

Check it all out:

Twitch.tv/reaperminiatures

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PLEASE NOTE: All official updates will appear here in the Kickstarter Update area. Our social media platforms are simply providing additional commentary.  

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16 hours ago, Skallabjorn said:

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Likewise, there was reporting during the Reapercon images of the bridge that it looked like half the bridge had stones going more or less horizontally, and diagonally on the other half. Do we know if that's been corrected in the final production plan?

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I just realized something . . . 

 

The core set numbering starts with 101 and currently ends with 214. The Add-Ons start with 201-262. I would have expected the pieces to have unique numbers for  clearer identification later. Is this how it was done in the previous kickstarters? Honestly I never noticed it before but I've gotten into doing up my own tracking excel, so I spotted it . . . 

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9 minutes ago, Maredudd said:

The core set numbering starts with 101 and currently ends with 214. The Add-Ons start with 262. I would have expected the pieces to have unique numbers for  clearer identification later. Is this how it was done in the previous kickstarters?

Traditionally, numbering conventions have been 100-199 for Core Set, 200-299 for first expansion, 300-399 for second expansion and so on.

It appears that there are more than 199 items in the current B5 Core and as such there would be a change to the numbering this go round.

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UPDATE #16

$1,465,000!!! Farflinger Trebuchet Unlocked!!

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October 5, 2019
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 The Farflinger Trebuchet is now unlocked! 

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To receive the Farflinger Trebuchet, increase your pledge by $8 and select this reward in the Reaper Pledge Manager.

And after the Farflinger Trebuchet, we’re going to grow your Core Set once again with The Armory! This Stretch Goal includes the pieces shown below by Kevin Williams and Jason Wiebe. Once we hit that stretch goal we'll add these miniatures to every Core Set reward! 

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And just for some weekend fun, we thought we'd give you a peek at another Stretch Goal down the road a bit...Shavynra the Slayer, a must-have dragon!

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