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6 minutes ago, MoonglowMinis said:

There just needs to be a better method.  The thread is a good place, and I'm pleased to see how many ideas from that thread have been getting made this time.  Though it seems to be a slower method.  Things you put in there usually don't appear until the NEXT KS.

I think the best way to do it would be to plan on a fan favorites set from the beginning, to be unlocked at some large number ($2 million, 12K backers, or something like that).  Announce this when first announcing the information for Bones 7, and announce that a forum is set up (maybe here, maybe somewhere else, maybe a few places) to suggest ideas, with a deadline.  This has the added bonus of creating a forum to get people talking, generating hype before the Kickstarter even opens.  After the deadline, take the most popular ideas, as well as the best ones, dropping any that just aren't feasible, and put together a big survey.  The survey could ask people to rate each idea, and a link could be sent out to every backer from Bones 6, plus anyone who chooses to opt in.  You could put a hundred or more suggestions there, and I bet quite a few people would take the survey; the top scorers get added to the fan favorites set until Reaper decides the set is full.  Then announce maybe two or three items when the Kickstarter opens, and another one every few days.  

 

If the Kickstarter doesn't bring in a ton of money, the set doesn't happen at all.  Any good ideas that emerge during the Kickstarter get added somewhere else, or saved for the next one.  And everyone still gets that "maybe my idea will be added" anticipation.

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22 hours ago, Joshinminn said:

I was hugely dismissive of the lighthouse. As in, irritated whenever I saw the posts go on and on... And yet, I've upped my pledge without hesitation. Turns out, it was a brilliant idea with stellar execution!

Similar here - I kept telling them "no lighthouse".  But the concept art has me intrigued.
 

20 hours ago, Fnordlover said:

Okay, the lighthouse looks cool and who doesn't need a slaughterwalrus mini, but until they actually have a sculpt and scale of it I'm gonna hold on to my money. I've given them Kickstarter money based on concept art before and felt the bitter sting of another artist's "interpretation" of it. 

I'll be waiting to see the renders as well. More than likely this will be one of the last things I add before the pledge manager closes. 

 

15 hours ago, Walkingbass said:

I’m not a DM yet, so I don’t know if I need a big lighthouse, but it’s a great flexible piece. Not a bad price either. 
I’m really happy with the recent additions to the core, like the newts and the raptorkin. As it’s my first KS, I’m happy to see so many cool minis get added to the core. I’ll have my very first pile of shame! 

You don't need to be a DM- you can get into tabletop minis games.  Might I recommend 7tv:Fantasy by Crooked Dice games?  Great beer and pretzels game that happens to pair well with Bones Minis. 

 

1 hour ago, GoldenPiggy said:

I think the best way to do it would be to plan on a fan favorites set from the beginning, to be unlocked at some large number ($2 million, 12K backers, or something like that).  Announce this when first announcing the information for Bones 7, and announce that a forum is set up (maybe here, maybe somewhere else, maybe a few places) to suggest ideas, with a deadline.  This has the added bonus of creating a forum to get people talking, generating hype before the Kickstarter even opens.  After the deadline, take the most popular ideas, as well as the best ones, dropping any that just aren't feasible, and put together a big survey.  The survey could ask people to rate each idea, and a link could be sent out to every backer from Bones 6, plus anyone who chooses to opt in.  You could put a hundred or more suggestions there, and I bet quite a few people would take the survey; the top scorers get added to the fan favorites set until Reaper decides the set is full.  Then announce maybe two or three items when the Kickstarter opens, and another one every few days.  

 

If the Kickstarter doesn't bring in a ton of money, the set doesn't happen at all.  Any good ideas that emerge during the Kickstarter get added somewhere else, or saved for the next one.  And everyone still gets that "maybe my idea will be added" anticipation.

I like this idea. 

Although, I think I would rather Reaper go to smaller, more focused & themed KS projects rather than these big smorgasbord projects where, yeah, there is something everyone likes, but no one is really happy with even a majority. 

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19 hours ago, Iridil said:

I am reaching a point of real excitement! Not quite Bones V level... but that one had 3 expansions I loved every figure from. But I'm happy for the ride!

 

PS. I think a future of smaller, more frequent KS would be great! Indeed, the world keeps getting more specialized as we have access to so many options

Could be a way to try out new lines.

 

I felt cheated when I saw the Barbarian backer figure wasn't the first of a series of 3-Stage Characters but doing a 3-Stage Character KS could show if there's any interest in that.

 

Doing something similar for an Encounters series ditto.

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I love these bonus sets! I was just coming to terms with the idea that I wouldn't be getting the core set, and then Reaper comes along with bonus sets of all the minis I really wanted from it, AND in bigger numbers to boot! Bring on the mud men!

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