Behind every thrall is a master. A major antagonist in Stargrind is the Overlords. A wholly alien species best described as floating brains. Physically, the overlords are quite weak, as they have evolved to interact with the physical realm using their minds. Powerful with both telepathy and telekinesis, the overlords can control everything (and almost everyone) around them with a simple thought.
These models will involve two sets of components: bodies and tentacles. Different sets of tentacles may become available though stretch-goals to mix and match with the bodies. The number of "slots" on each body for attaching appendages is referred to as "soft points."
Being cast in resin means they are very easily manipulated into different poses by placing them into hot water.
Classes of Overlords
The most commonly spotted Overlord has been labelled the drone. Drones are slightly armoured in comparison to other classes of overlord, lending to their common presence on the battlefield where they are most vulnerable.
The drone has 6 soft points.
Named for its assumed purpose of being a scout, as it lurks the battlefields and rarely engages. Its single eye beholds locations and movements of creatures, communicating back to the overlords' hivemind. Unlike the drone, its eye is exposed for greater vision, but more susceptible to damage.
The watcher has 8 soft points.
If the overlords can't initially control a species, the reapers emerge to consume brain matter and learn the secrets of its biology. Equipped to tackle specimens still living, the reapers entangle their foes with tentacles before feasting on the head.
The Reaper has 8 soft points.
The infiltrators carry large egg-like spores on their bodies, which they disperse in secluded areas that are rich with organic material. This appears to be their only purpose, as their flaccid husks are abandoned with their deposits, perhaps to catalyze the growth process.
The infiltrator has no soft points.
Overlords Add-ons and Frills & Fauna add-ons can both be added to this project.
If we fund and the total pledged amount goes beyond the starting total, new models will become available as follows. Should we go beyond this list, I will gladly add more!
Risks and challenges
This is my fourth Kickstarter, so I have some experience in running such projects. The previous 3 were all successfully funded. The first has been fulfilled and the other 2 are being posted out this month (a task mostly complete at time of writing this).
All models offered at launch are sculpted, so they will head over to the caster if and when this project's funds are released. Any stretch goals added during the funding process are either complete or will be complete within 1 month of the project funding. This will ensure there is little delay in getting the sculpts to the caster to be moulded and cast.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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