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4 minutes ago, ksbsnowowl said:


You can hope all you want. Ed clearly stated last night that won’t be the case. 

 

Yeah, I'm guessing that logistically it's just not feasible yet for Reaper to run off something like the numbers for a Kickstarter on the siocast printers they have - you're talking about thousands and thousands of each mini in the Core Set - there were over 18k pledged backers (not counting late backers who joined in the Pledge Manager) for Bones 5 - if each of them just bought one Core Set, that's almost 20k copies of each miniature in the Core, to account for slippage, failures, shipping losses, etc.

 

Each of these Kickstarters involves molding millions of miniatures - on top of the minis that Reaper has to make every day for day-to-day operations (so they can't full-time commit their mold machines to KS fulfillment, because they have to print stuff to keep the store open and the lights on). So my guess is major Bones kickstarters like this one are going to involve someone helping with fulfillment for the predictable future - and right now, that's China, because that's where the vast majority of the mold machines are.

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2 minutes ago, ksbsnowowl said:

A 45 second clip, where Ed says to assume items are Bones Black; a few select items may be Bones USA.

 

https://clips.twitch.tv/CloudyResourcefulSoybeanFloof-X9wzrWM99B-Jg9do

I don’t doubt you.

 

Maybe the answer is running a smaller KS, core set only, and then using their siocast machines to fulfill the core set so they can then work up to building their own, massive operation?

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Core set really doesn't grab me so far, so we'll see how that alters my initial pledge & if I get a Core Set. Zombies are nice & always welcomed but yah this is also one thing I'm sure allot of DM/GMs have a bunch of (myself included).

 

Since I didn't have my 3d printers when B5 was active, that'll factor into my interest in this one.

 

Confused on a previous post, so they aren't going to break up the Core set into individual groups like previous KSes? Like Kid Heroes for $16 or Dragons $15?

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14 hours ago, ksbsnowowl said:

Lastly, the first stretch goal map.

 

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Note that this is a first draft,  actual campaign map may turn out to be different.  This is the general look of the artwork they want to use but may not accurately represent what you'll see when it starts. 

 

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Edit:  Got on my computer to take a better screenshot.  Hopefully this one is a little higher resolution.

 

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Not terribly excited about anything here, but if you are new to Bones this isn't a bad starter set.  Bear in mind this is PART of the Core Set, not the entirety of it.  They talked about revealing things more slowly during the campaign, so folks didn't blow through all the reveals in the first few days and then have a 3 week period where nothing happened.  So there are plans to reveal pieces and parts as they go along in order to keep things interesting. 

 

5 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

 

Does anyone knows if Bones VI will be manufactured in the USA?

Or are there still parts being made in China?

 

 

Most certainly China due to the volume needed and the sheer mass of some of the machinery required. 

 

18 hours ago, Lidless Eye said:

Preview from FB:

 

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These are going to be on sale in the store for a limited time this month as a St Patrick's Day special. 

 

About shipping:  Shipping costs will not be included in the pledges.  KS takes a cut of the shipping fees they collect and it leaves Reaper a little short of funds when it comes time to ship your stuff. So this time around each pledge will have shipping calculated separately, and you pay actual shipping costs. 

 

About waves: There will be none. For an idea of how it is going to work this time it was suggested you take a look at the recent Base Boss project. 

 

 

16 hours ago, Great Khan Artist said:

 

I want stickers. I buy Nalgene bottles just for all my nerdy stickers. I would totally buy the Egyptian one in whatever format it releases as!

 

Swag will be available at https://www.teepublic.com/user/reapermini  They have recently added the Green Griffin artwork for shirts, mugs, stickers, etc. 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Inarah said:

These are going to be on sale in the store for a limited time this month as a St Patrick's Day special. 

 

Dang, now I wish I would held off on my Ukraine order as I really don't feel like putting in 2 orders with Reaper this month. Did they say just these 2 minis? I have the male in metal already, so if anything I can always wait for the female if she is produced in B6.

 

3 minutes ago, Inarah said:

About shipping:  Shipping costs will not be included in the pledges.  KS takes a cut of the shipping fees they collect and it leaves Reaper a little short of funds when it comes time to ship your stuff. So this time around each pledge will have shipping calculated separately, and you pay actual shipping costs. 

 

Is it the same as B5? Shipping as you go with the PM? I didn't mind that, beats what I paid for the latest Dungeon & Doggies KS (or tie-in, the Academy with the hound dog professor) shipping cost...ouch. It was international shipping on a box set thou, so I knew it was coming, just seeing the actual dollar amount was the shocker.

 

3 minutes ago, Inarah said:

 

About waves: There will be none. For an idea of how it is going to work this time it was suggested you take a look at the recent Base Boss project. 

 

Best thing I've heard about this KS project. Down with Waves!!!

 

3 minutes ago, Inarah said:

 

 

 

Swag will be available at https://www.teepublic.com/user/reapermini  They have recently added the Green Griffin artwork for shirts, mugs, stickers, etc. 

 

 

 

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10 minutes ago, Iridil said:

I confess I think I may not get the core set.... but in my heart I know I will.... because more minis!

 

Love the teased expansion ideas. I am really in for the Tavern 🙂

Yeah, me too. I had suggested a tavern set to the Reaper brain trust after Bones 5 was finished. I had some other set suggestions, I guess we shall see if they took any of my other ideas and ran with them. 

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After seeing the tease of the Bones 6 Core set last night, I was at first disappointed but as I look more at the spread of options I realize that a lot of holes in my collection would get filled up. The only zombies I have are those that came with Bones 5, and now I can have a proper horde! The bog monster is awesome, and the tiefling dancer girl too. Some of them are most likely to be painted and/or sold but I'm realizing now that I would use more than I first thought. I'm an aspiring new DM and probably because of that, this core set may serve me better than most. I had hoped for more new sculpts in the core set though if I'm being honest.

 

My initial thought is that with the assumption of there being some kind of undead expansion (evidence: the skeletons revealed earlier in this thread and the bones 6 Emblem with the raven holding a bone) the zombies COULD have been lumped in with that, allowing some other... more desirable minis to come with the core set.

 

You can't please everyone and none of us have the same needs or wants so let's just all be glad Reaper even cares to consider its customers opinions... 

*cough* LIGHTHOUSE *cough*

 

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2 hours ago, Chaoswolf said:

Mod voice:

 

Please steer clear of political discussions here.

 

2 hours ago, John Free said:

Sorry, was not attempting be political, just concerned about potential issues with fulfillment. 

 

Sorry that my question caused this...

It was not my intention to start a political issue.

 

I'm just concerned about fullfillment because it will take about two years to be delivered, right?

Given the possibility of the current World Event spreading I will refrain from backing.

 

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4 minutes ago, Glitterwolf said:

 

Given the possibility of the current World Event spreading I will refrain from backing.

 

 

Back for $1 or whatever the minimum is, and you'll have 'till the end of the year (or whenever the pledge manager closes) to make your decision.

 

That goes for folks who feel intimidated by the upfront costs.  $120 for Core is a bargain but not everyone can come up with that in one chunk.  Put in what you can spare, and add to it during the months that the PM is open. 

 

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2 hours ago, John Free said:

Sorry, was not attempting be political, just concerned about potential issues with fulfillment. 

No worries, that wasn't aimed at you, or anyone else in particular; it was just a friendly reminder.

 

 

I'm actually fairly impressed with the core preview so far. The zombies will come in handy for me, I DON'T actually have a whole lot of them. With a little bit of surgery, I'll have a horde of unique zombies. Also, since they're zombies a few bad cuts and slightly wonky limbs wont look bad.

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