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About this project

In Picnic Panic, Command a tribe of warrior ants, fighting other tribes for control of a stash of candy that has fallen on the ground. The game is easy to learn and quick to play. Best of all, you get to eat the candy that you capture.

The game contains (41) 1-inch long metal miniatures depicting the four ant tribes. It is the perfect introduction to miniatures gaming for children aged 9 and up. Or, substitute an adult beverage for the candy, and you have the perfect game to end a late night gaming. 

An average game lasts about 60 minutes.  Play with 2 to 4 players.

- Metal Miniatures (x41) , 4 Unique Sculpts, Miniatures come unpainted

- Silk Printed Board for the ultimate in portability and picnic transportation

 

- High quality Chipboard Chits (x5)

 

- 10-sided Die (x2)

- Card Stock Player Aids (x4)

- Purple Tombstone and Orange Candy Chips (x12)

 - Rulebook

- Metal Tombstones Add-On ($4,500), $2

- Ants color dipped ($5,500), free option for all levels

- Unlock Candy Pieces Add-On ($7,000), $3

- Unique Horned Ant Champion Sculpt ($10,000), free for all levels

- Black Widow Sculpt and Card Add-On ($12,500) for $8

Schedule

Feb 15: Kickstarter Launch

Feb 29: Kickstarter Finishes, Components ordered

Apr 25: All components received, begin fulfillment

May 23: Ship Games

Jun 6: Games arrive to Backers

 Stonegate Forge was created as a way to produce fun, innovative games that have been floating around in our heads for a long time...and to keep a connection within our family since we live on both coasts and in the Midwest.  All of us have been playing games since we could talk and going to gaming conventions since we could walk.  

Marc - A founding owner of Ral Partha and currently a co-owner of Iron Wind Metals.  Has been playing games for 50+ years and has always had a passion for them.  Favorite miniatures game - Ral Partha's Chaos Wars. Lives in Ohio with Suzi. 

Ben - First Convention - Historicon 1991.  Professional historian specializing in the American Revolution.  Favorite miniatures game - Shatterlands - a miniatures skirmish game set in the world of Atelon and the next game from Stonegate Forge.  Lives on East Coast.

Gabe - First Convention - Gencon 1998.  Engineer building big public projects.  Designed the predecessor game to Picnic Panic in 2003 when he was 11 years old.  Favorite miniatures game - Picnic Panic (obviously).  Lives on West Coast.

Suzi - First Convention - Michicon 1984.  Vice Mayor of small town.  Favorite miniatures game - whatever the family is playing, as long as it gets picked up before dinner.  Lives in Ohio with Marc.

Freelancers: 

Graphic Design - Stacey Kurzhals

Concept Art - Ari Ashpis

Hand Sculpts - Dave Summers

Digital Sculpts - Bobby Jackson

Risks and challenges

While we have done a lot of the work up-front so that we have a smooth kickstarter, the biggest risks and challenges we will face will be in self-fulfillment and the fact that we are working with new suppliers.

Since we are a brand new company, we are fulfilling all of the orders ourselves. To fulfill, we will be cutting and sealing all of the boards and dipping all of the figures by hand. We have come up with some pretty clever production methods, but it could be overwhelming if the project is very successful. If that happens, we will find a way to up our fulfillment capacity to meet the ship dates.

Lastly, we are a new company working with new suppliers. Other than our miniature manufacturer, Iron Wind Metals, we are starting fresh with some on-demand printers. That said, the game is being manufactured completely in the U.S. to avoid long delays and unforeseen issues and we believe that we have found the right companies to take us to the finish line.

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