Tag Archives: Kickstarter

KICKSTARTER, Dwarven Forge’s Caverns

Dwarven Forge's Caverns
I couldn’t resist. I’m in for three sets. Learn more about the Dwarven Forge Caverns Kickstarter here.

RED BOX GAMES, Norse Warriors Kickstarter

Red Box Games Norse Warriors on Kickstarter

Red Box GamesNorse Warriors Kickstarter is down to the final hours at this point.  This is definitely break the 10k mark this evening, but I’d love to see this end at least in the neighborhood of $15,000.  It is an incredible deal for six models by one of the industries most talented artists; and your contribution will ensure that more of the same will follow.

STONEHAVEN MINIATURES, Kickstarter Update 21

Stonehaven Miniatures have updated their Kickstarter campaign page with a photo featuring all seven greens completed so far.  I must say, I’ve been extremely impressed by the way this campaign has been run and the speed at which the sculpts have been finished.  I thought we’d be lucky to see three sculpts by the end of the campaign, and already we have seven.  Wow.

KICKSTARTER, Shadows of Esteren

Shadows of Esteren is billed as a “medieval horror RPG.”  That’s not what sold me on this project.

The package for this Kickstarter campaign at the Hilderin Knight level was too good to resist.  I don’t play RPGs (if I had a compatible group, I’m sure I would); it was the art, mood, and universe that made me finally pledge.  Truth be told, I’ve avoided a thorough investigation of the project for weeks, knowing full well that I’d be compelled to pledge once I’d seen more.  So be it; life is short.

Don’t believe me?  Watch the video, check out the updates, and indulge in the art below.

STONEHAVEN MINIATURES, Cleric

Stonehaven Miniatures have updated their Kickstarter campaign page with a second green, the Cleric.  With every update, I’m more convinced that backing this project was a great investment.  More importantly, I’m elated that Kickstarter has enabled a deserving someone to get a healthy start in this industry.

STONEHAVEN MINIATURES, Kickstarter Update with Green

Stonehaven Miniatures has updated their Dwarven Adventurers Kickstarter campaign with the first green for the set.  According to the update, this is still a WIP.

I know for some the lack of greens at the beginning of the campaign was something of an issue, but I was never that concerned.  I gambled when I decided to contribute to the project, to be sure, even though Stonehaven posted examples of previous work at the very beginning of the campaign.  As the owner of a small studio myself, I also felt somewhat behooved to help at least one project get off the ground.  At $32,232 as of this writing, they’re soaring; and I have zero regrets.

STONEHAVEN MINIATURES, Dwarven Adventurers Box Set

Stonehaven Miniatures, a new venture making its break on Kickstarter the “old-fashioned” way, has launched a campaign featuring a crew of dwarven adventurers.

The Dustforge dwarves project is about creating miniatures to represent a set of 5 dwarven heroes. The Group will include a paladin, a berserker, a cleric, a mage, and a rogue.The goal here is simple: get the 5 dwarves sculpted, cast, and distributed to all of you! Depending on the level of funding that the project reaches, the miniatures will either be cast in a durable urethane resin or white pewter metal. The Dwarves will represent a relatively balanced adventuring party and or a selection of dwarven heroes to lead in any fantasy army.

The Dwarves will be sculpted on a 28 millimeter heroic scale as to fit well with most of the wargame and RPG miniatures.

I was intrigued the moment I first learned about this in a thread on Frothers.  That being said, I don’t agree with the opinions expressed in the thread, otherwise I never would have made a pledge.

I’m supporting this campaign, as opposed to some of the other higher profile Kickstarter projects (save OGRE), because I like to support the underdog.  It’s not just that, though.  The creator of this project has made a demonstrable investment in the art and shown some skill as a sculptor, as evidenced by his past work displayed on the KS page (although he’s clearly still a bit green).  I’m not a huge dwarf fan, but my curiosity pushed me over the edge.  The investment for the base set + stretch and epic goals wasn’t a lot and worth the gamble.  So for now, I’m just going to sit back and see where this goes.