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1 hour ago, Skallabjorn said:

 

And also don't forget that there is a tactile aspect to tabletop gaming. There are many that prefer metal to resin or plastic, not due to quality of casting, but just because they like the sheer weight of a metal figure. Sometimes to the point where they will add washers or such to their basing for plastic or resin minis. What does (and does not) appeal in a mini is VERY personal and can consist of many seemingly unrelated factors.

I use zinc washers for the bases of my Bones. It gives them a nice, low center of gravity, preventing minis from being knocked over.

 

Edit: It also gives them a bit more heft, which I find pleasing, and it makes them more likely to land upright when dropped by clumsy fingers.

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50 minutes ago, Piata said:

 

Obliviously Bones V is already a huge success and there's clearly enough happy people to break records for Reaper.

 

I don't know what past pledge averages for Bones have been but an average of $140 to me says everyone's getting the core set and 1 or 2 other things which isn't exactly a slam dunk.

Numbers from today, posted in the KS comments an hour or so ago:

 

Day to Day Comparison on day 21

Project Backers Total Average Pledge Size

Bones 5 15433 $2,139,720.00 $138.65

Bones 4 11447 $1,509,224.00 $131.84

Bones 3 13465 $2,730,366.00 $202.78 Final

Bones 2 13318 $2,103,225.00 $157.92

Bones 1 2452 $407,601.00 $166.23

 

So we have a higher average pledge size than Bone 4 at this point in the campaign.  Bones 1 & 2 had higher average pledges at Day 21, but those aren't directly comparable, as it is my understanding that Bones 1 & 2 didn't allow you to add money in the Pledge Manager after the KS had closed; you had to put in everything you were going to spend before the end of the Kickstarter.

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Upped my pledge to $160 for now.

 

I decided there are things I really want.

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59 minutes ago, StarFyre said:

 

I assume ppl are in a bones kickstarter to get lots of figures for a decent price and the fact that ONE figure would derail that?  that needs further explanation to make sense.

I suspect some are also in it for the primary reason of supporting a company they like/care for/etc. 

 

Cost isn't the biggest factor to me, nor is getting a ton of minis..  But the Dungeon Dwellers set let's me get most of the minis I wanted to get, at the cost of half a dozen blisters of them (if that) in metal. 

 

I definitely am curious about that ship, and where the otters come into play. 

 

And I'm still saddened that Bronze Golem is in a pack I may or may not want. 

 

One other thing too about packs being "worth it" or not - not everyone wants to sell the minis they don't like, or they don't like getting a bunch of things they aren't a fan of to get a handful of things they like, hence are "pickier" about which items they choose. 

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I just saw the pledge manager added shipping.  I just upped my pledge to account for it which was about $15 in my case.  If everyone else does that it could equal a nice bump in the funding level. 

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12 minutes ago, Disciple of Sakura said:

One of us! One of us!

 

I will probably add more later in the PM, depending what will unlock.

 

You know what I would like? If they unlock the Chronoscope Add On, a Bi-plane!

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On a different note, does anyone know how close we are to the next social media engagements goal?   The target is 17745.

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1 minute ago, Rignes said:

On a different note, does anyone know how close we are to the next social media engagements goal?   The target is 17745.

 

Backer goal is 17745. That one will take some effort :blink:

 

Social media goal is a mere 5000. And last numbers were we're about 1000 in. Give it a few days :winkthumbs:

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1 minute ago, NebulousMissy said:

Social media goal is a mere 5000. And last numbers were we're about 1000 in. Give it a few days :winkthumbs:

Just over 1200, but yeah, it'll take a while.

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As for now I pledged for:

 

  • Arakoth the Ancient
  • Dark Depths Expansion
  • The Spiders of Emrith Kul
  • Encounter at Gallowgard
  • Daimyo Expansion
  • Goroloth

When things unlock or fail to unlock...I will redistribute the money and maybe add more during the PM.

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4 minutes ago, Glitterwolf said:

As for now I pledged for:

 

  • Arakoth the Ancient
  • Dark Depths Expansion
  • The Spiders of Emrith Kul
  • Encounter at Gallowgard
  • Daimyo Expansion
  • Goroloth

When things unlock or fail to unlock...I will redistribute the money and maybe add more during the PM.

 

Told you I was sculpting for you again. ::D:

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9 minutes ago, TaleSpinner said:

 

Told you I was sculpting for you again. ::D:

 

My wallet says thanks...:ph34r:

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34 minutes ago, NebulousMissy said:

Backer goal is 17745. That one will take some effort 

I've got a prediction formula set up so that next Saturday I can make a prediction as to the final totals of Bones V.  Right now, that formula has a 1500 backer spread, with the median number at 17765. 

I suspect we're going to hit it, probably just barely, in the final hours of the campaign. 

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