Production, Shipping, more Aeon Trespass: Odyssey!
We are almost there! Are you excited? Because we are! We’re at the end of the road for Aeon Trespass: Nymphs. We had some bumps along the way, we learned A LOT about sculpting, production, finances and logistics. Who knew creating a Kickstarter campaign for a resin miniatures line of 16 unique products, with their own boxes, certificates, art cards and art prints, with dozens of final SKUs shipping all over the world would prove a challenge for a small Kickstarter first-timer? Ha!
But we did it! And it wouldn’t be possible without all of you! Thank you! With the knowhow we got out of this experience, you can be sure each subsequent release from us will be even better.
Now, to the usual business:
The last few sculpts, in final resin. Coincidentally, these are some of our largest models!
As with most of our stretch goal Nymphs, we got carried away! The Hope Nymph is really large and tackles a subject some think of as taboo. We’re really proud we got to make this one.
Another large one, this one is also complicated to boot. We really like how the final sculpt and art look, they informed some of our designs for Aeon Trespass: Odyssey.
The Nietschean Nymph The last of the bunch and also the least liked of the whole collection (more on that below), but it’s still one of our favorites. With her more masculine, bodybuilder body type she is one of the more unique miniatures not only of our line, but in the miniatures world in general. The detail is really sharp on this one.
Wait for it... no delays! We got all our ducks in a row, we have all the different components (would you believe that it took 4 independent factories to produce a complete Nymph deluxe set?), we got our shipping contracted. The final shipping date we’re set upon is 11th July (if it goes slow some of the packages may slip into 12th). We’ll provide you with photos of the whole process, from box stamping and folding to packing of individual sets to packing of your final orders!
Showcase and statistics
First off, here’s a paintjob of the Solitude Nymph done by our friends at Offu Jenkins Team (https://www.facebook.com/off.jenkins.teams/). Isn’t she lovely?
We’ve also got some fun stats for you. The top three Nymphs you’ve order are Knowledge, Solitude and Labyrinth, with a close 4th place falling to Machina. It’s interesting that the top 3 is dominated by minis from the 10 original collection sets.
In the last place, by a small margin, is the Nietzschean Nymph. We think it’s due to a combination of factors: being revealed really late into the campaign and her model coming way after we opened the CrowdOx pledge manager. There’s also the body type, which not all of you found to your liking. Ironically, as she is the least ordered, she will probably be the one to go up in price the most....
Aeon Trespass: Odyssey production
More Odyssey goodness! At ITU, we’re at operational capacity limit right now, with more concept art, landscape art and 3D models being produced simultaneously than ever. Each day reminds us what a task we took upon ourselves with this one... reminds us of a few Labors of a certain someone... but let’s not get ahead of ourselves!
Crete: Old and Transformed
For the past month we’ve been working on fleshing out our vision of Crete (the setting for the first cycle). Here you can see an entrenched fishing hamlet - the locals seem to fear something coming from the sea... The other image shows Crete transformed. As the Labyrinthian plague takes hold, even the landscape is changed, becoming more cold, alien, symmetrical... and revealing secrets long forgotten.
What wicked thing lurks at the heart of the Labyrinth you ask? A creature to terrible to witness. Borne out of godly flesh and the holy unknowable Symmetry of the maze, it comes to enlighten all, to share the Truth of the Labyrinth. This model is the largest one we’re working on right now, coming at a whopping 130mm tall. It’ll go on a 100mm scenic base and menace the Argonauts and their Titans in the Cretean cycle.
Some of you were wondering where the Titans come from and will you get additional Titans as the game progresses. To the latter: an empathetic yes! To the former... they are caught in the wild and bred in captivity. Have you heard the saying: beware that, when fighting monsters, you yourself do not become a monster...? Well, sometimes it’s the only way to win. The Logicbreaker Titan is what the Argonauts came up with in the face of Alpha Temenos. Part Titan... part something different.
Aeon Trespass: Odyssey BGG forum
We got a BGG forum! There’s a few discussions already going on, so if you have further questions about AT:O or want to speculate about the game content and story with other fans, we wholeheartedly invite you to join us there.