About this project
Tabletop Virtual Fun Tokens - For only $2 you get EVERYTHING. If you want to create your own pieces, you can pay more.
NO MATTER WHICH BACKING TIER YOU BACK, YOU WILL GET EVERY SINGLE TOKEN.
With Variants we'll probably end up between 150-200 main tokens, and potentially another 200+ NPC Tokens, monsters, and other useful icons.
We get HORSES!? ACTUALLY yes! By the grace of the backers, Horses will exist, though we do not yet know what colors they will be.
What are Fun Tabletop Roleplaying Tokens?
I don't know what you think is fun, but I love tabletop roleplaying, and the concept of modern online VTT's like roll20, Playsets, and 3D Virtual Tabletop excites me even more. So I sat down to make my own online adventure, import some maps, and ran into a little problem: I needed tokens... heroes, monsters, horses (... well probably not horses) and without these things my online tabletop experience came to a screeching halt. I had two options: import my own (bad) tokens or buy some (bad) tokens from an online store. It's probably more common than not that like me, you don't have 100+ correctly sized transparent .png hero tokens on your computer.
And that is how this project was born!
You see, some time ago we started making a little comic, and filled it with vector heroes from our roleplaying games. At the time we were in the middle of a year-long adventure, and boy was it fun!
We had the mute warrior, who would demurely charge into battle with his fists. (You don't know what that word means, do you?)
We had the Paladin who was actually paying attention to the story and trying to roleplay.
We had the Rogue girl with really great Charismas.
We had horses.
We lost our horses....
We had the troubled Mage, who was secretly a clone of the end-game boss and forced to do his bidding because clones don't have real souls and if he didn't find a way to restore his soul he would die in a few weeks time.
You know, typical party.
Anyway. We think this style of character would be an ideal candidate for tokens in online tabletop systems! They're fun, vibrant, easy to recognize, will stand out well against backgrounds, and are very small in file size. With your backing and support we'd like to make a whole lot more of them!
100+ Tabletop Roleplaying Tokens
Thats right, there's no point making a tabletop roleplaying token pack unless its an AWESOME tabletop roleplaying token pack, right? I mean we've already got plenty of those. And to make it AWESOME, we need 100+ tokens. Why exactly? I have no idea, but supposedly that's the number. If we are successfully funded, we're going to deliver AT LEAST 100 heroes, monsters, and other tokens. Maybe even horses. With stretch goals, we'll expand the packs even further still.
Also, EACH AND EVERY backer that backs at the $2.00 level (wait... it's $2.00? Why are we doing this for $2.00? Nevermind.) EACH AND EVERY backer will receive all of the tokens created through the normal project and it's stretch rewards. This includes all the special tokens designed by other backers as well.
Not Only Virtual Game Tokens
These tokens do not have to be used exclusively in online tabletop software. They don't have to be used exclusively as tokens either. They are extremely versatile and can be used in many different ways. You're an adult, you can do what you want. (Unless you're a child, then I am not giving you permission to do what you want. Go ask your parents if you can do what you want.)
We will also be adding a series of "Hero icons". We did a survey and found that certain audiences may or may not be interested.
So how much money do you need?
To make 100+ miniatures, our lead artist Philip Krog-Sorensen will have to do a bit of work. If we reach our goal of $500, we should be all set. Each one shouldn't take that long, so that could be as much as $5.00 an hour!
Why Us? Why Kickstarter? Why should we back you?
It's $2 dollars. Later this year, when you see this online, you're going to end up buying it for $3.99 anyway, and it won't even include your hero.
....you know I'm right.
BACKING TIERS, full explanations with all the deets.
Tier 1 > The All-In Backer. Since you dug deep and supported our kickstarter by pledging at the $2.00 level, you will be able to digitally download each and every one of our tokens. This includes the tokens already revealed here, any more we make, any of the stretch goals unlocked, and a copy of the custom heroes created by other backers. Also of note, EVERY OTHER BACKING TIER ALSO INCLUDES THIS TIER, even if it isn't written. This is the law.
Tier 2 > The Non-Payer Character. By backing us at the $3.00 level, you will get to design a basic NPC. (Plus THE LAW - You also get every token as if you were a $2 backer) These NPCs are notable by having a single feature, and are very useful as filler when you're tired of finding the right hero. An NPC clearly shouts "I'm not special! I'm very useful but not at all special! If I wasn't around, there would be no one else to answer random questions, operate convenient store fronts, or be killed to create intrigue."
Here are some example NPCs:
NPC with a hat (He has a hat.)
NPC with a green bandana (He's wearing a bandana. This makes him look like a thief.)
NPC with no distinguishable features whatsoever. (His one feature is no features.)
NPC with shading. (He's very stylish)
NPC with less than 10 Charisma.
This NPC is shaped like a horse. (This NPC is NOT a horse. It is an NPC that is shaped like a horse and does not count as having Horses in the token pack.) This also brings up a good point, your NPC's one feature could be that he's shaped like a monster.
*NPCs shaped like monsters may not be white.
Tier 3> My Hero! By backing at the $10.00 tier we will make a hero for you based on your specifications. (Plus THE LAW - You also get every token as if you were a $2 backer) Your contribution will be a proper addition to every token pack we distribute, and you'll be proud to be part of everyone's online tabletop games for lifetimes to come. Heroes make up the heart of the token pack, but you could choose a monster, villain or other token as well. There are endless possibilities, but we'll give you some example heroes:
That last guy didn't really fit.
Tier 4> [Refreshing Beverage] Buddy. For $11, one rare backer will become our [Refreshing Beverage] buddy! (It has come to our attention that in no way can we give alcohol as a prize on kickstarter). This backer will get a custom hero of their choosing holding a beer stein, and we'll even take this backer out with us to go [Refreshing Beverage]ing and will pay the bill. BACKER MUST BE FROM SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (this includes you Cody!) Seriously, we're not going to be able to go out together if you don't live anywhere near us. We're going to go out into town to a nice place, be eating food, appetizers and chatting over [refreshing beverages].
(This tier is only $11!? You basically made a button that says "Click me and we will LOSE money! And it'll probably be socially awkward." - Josh)
Yes, we're serious, we're literally going to take you with us, and we'll all hang out together. It may cost us some money, but we'll get something far more valuable. (Booze?) No, friendship. You must also be female. JUST KIDDING, any backer is fine, but you must live in Southern California and not be really weird. (And also THE LAW)
Tier 5> Under $20.00 Discount Backer. For only $19.99 you get to make TWO heroes! Enjoy your discount! (Yes, I know kickstarter literally won't let me make this tier $19.99, but it's SUPPOSED to be! /Shakesfist)
By making two heroes, you get twice as much, and it's twice as much fun. Great for husband and wife, or friend and friend, or GM and player, or assassin and victim. There's lots of great combos. No, your two heroes do not need to have any theme or association with each other, this tier is just a nice discount if you were going to buy two heroes anyway. (Also of course THE LAW applies - You also get every token as if you were a $2 backer) (Yes, you can also download the digital files TWICE, so there would be no benefit to backing at the normal tier 2 times instead of this.)
Tier 6> HORSIES!! By backing at $25 THE LAW applies, yes, so you get every token ever made, but you ALSO get to make a hero AND a horse AND the horse is a color/style of your choosing. You will get BOTH a normal token and a version where you are riding your amazing horse.
This is the only way to add horses to this kickstarter, and only the horse colors chosen will be created. Dems the rules.
Tier 7> Super Hero Elite Extraordinaire. For $30.00 you're really raking in the perks. You're really bringing home the bacon. You're totally on your way. You're killing it. You're so happy. You're happier than a warrior lootin a boss. Look at all that loot. Teh LEWTZ. Big ole sack o' loot, that's who you are:
With this tier, you get to make a far more complex hero with special effects and better-than-normal equipment, possibly even a cool hairstyle. It's up to YOU! The LAW? Yup. Also THE LAW - You also get every token as if you were a $2 backer)
Tier 7.5> MINI BOSS. You can be Like Us... sorta. No more than 2 people can become our fake employees, and for $75.00 we'll make you a hero from any of the previous tiers (except Tier 6) and put it on a set of business cards. However, we will only actually give you ONE business card, and we wont mail it to you. You'll have to come check out our office and pick it up yourself. On the up-side, since you're here, you can start (fake)working immediately by taking a picture with us. As our (fake) employee, we will even give you any title you'd like except CEO. You are the Mini-Boss after all, can't be as big as the boss. Like everyone else, the Mini-Boss also follows THE LAW - You will also get every token as if you were a $2 backer.
Tier 8> Be BOSS Like Us. If you're really interested (and I'm not saying anyone is) for $100 we'll make you a hero from any of the previous tiers (except Tier 6) and put it on a custom set of business cards for your business (or our business). Then we'll actually mail them to you, so you can show off and be a boss just like us. These are legitimate, high-quality business cards. And THE LAW. If you don't know what THE LAW is yet, you don't deserve to be a boss...
How many business cards? You don't really know. Gotta take risks to be a boss! (It'll be a large pack of them, like the packs in the picture, anywhere from 500-1000. If you have more specific needs contact us directly.)
STRECH GOAL #1
If we reach a goal of $1000, we'll add +10 hero tokens to the pack for all backers!
STRECH GOAL #2
If we reach a goal of $1500, we'll add another +10 hero tokens to the pack for all backers! That's +20 SON! (or daughter)
STRECH GOAL #3
If we reach a goal of $2000, we'll add another another +10 hero tokens to the pack for all backers! +30, OMGNOWAI! Yes wai.
STRECH GOAL #4
At $75,000 we'll increase the number of limited backers for Tier 6 to TEN. That's twice as many horses!!! (Well, at least twice as many colors and varieties of horses.)
Who are you guys anyway?
Joshua Wardrop, aka "Johs" (the bearded one) is the lead designer and CEO of Arcknight Games.
Philip Krog-Sorensen, aka "Philip" is the lead artist and CEO of Arcknight Games.
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