Add-ons for post project
Those who have been with me in past projects know that I allow for post project add-ons. I use Backerkit as an end-project service and it works pretty much like a shopping cart. You can add things to your order, change shipping address, whatever you want.
Now, I'm not going crazy here (like I did on my last project) making dozens of different things for the after project. But I am going to allow you to add on any of the core items that I make: ROGUE and PRIEST cases, DICE cases, WIZARD TOWERS, and extra WARRIOR AND BATTLE CHESTS.
I don't have the time tonight (next project I will be MUCH more organized...I promise) to put the whole table in here, but go to my web page here for pricing: http://www.hrothgarshoard.com/products.html
Now, here is the thing. The prices on that page DO NOT include shipping. I'm going to work out something post project that is fair in regards to shipping...I need to make sure that I don't lose my shirt on shipping costs (first project killed me), but I'm not going to use shipping as a place to boost my profits. Just give me a little time after the project to figure it out.
Since we are only at about 60 backers, it really wouldn't be too much work for me to answer emails on how much shipping would be if you added on X, Y, and Z. But if I remember right, I should be able to add a minimal shipping charge to different add-ons based on weight/size.
Only a couple days left. I'd greatly appreciate one last blast from everyone. Send this project to your friends, family, and arch-nemesises...nemesisis....neme....ummm....just send it around.
And thanks again for backing my project. I hope to meet some of you at Origins and Gen Con.
Hrothgar's Hoard introduces two new chests for miniature storage!
If you are anything like me, you have just received a very large shipment of miniatures from REAPER or other Kickstarter projects. With this huge influx of gaming supplies, Hrothgar's Hoard is introducing some long-term storage solutions to complement it's existing ROGUE and PRIEST line of cases.
For simplicity sake, the pledge rewards are limited to 4 tiers, one each for the ROGUE CASE, PRIEST CASE, WARRIOR CHEST, and BATTLE CHEST. The pledge amount will get you the appropriate award in either poplar or maple. If you would like a different wood, please consult the wood chart in each section. To keep in the spirit of the new 5th edition rules released, wood is being classified in 5 tiers: Common, Uncommon, Rare, Legendary, and Artifact. Upgrades to the cases will also be available. Prices for these are listed in the chart. See the Upgrades Section for information.
Introducing the WARRIOR Chest!
The WARRIOR Chest is a multi-level chest measuring approximately 12" x 10" x 6 ". Inside the chest are two removable trays, each padded with foam, allowing you to store up to about 54 28mm miniatures.That is about 5 times more than the ROGUE! It is made from hardwoods that have proven themselves to be beautiful and reliable in the first two Hrothgar's Hoard projects. The design of the chest is simple, yet elegant. Brass hinges and latch complement the wood making this a beautiful addition to your gaming room.
The basic pledge price of $95 includes your choice of either poplar or maple wood. If you desire a different wood type, please consult the table below. The upgrade prices are also listed. Please see the upgrade section for descriptions.
Shipping within the USA is included in the pledge price.
Shipping outside the USA will be done in the most cost efficient manner. Overseas backers will receive a $20 credit towards their shipping amount but will be expected to pay the full amount it costs to ship. For this reason, please add $20 to your pledge amount if you are in Canada, or $40 anywhere else in the world. If the actual cost to ship is more than this, you will be contacted with a cost on the remaining shipping charge.
Introducing the BATTLE Chest!
The BATTLE Chest is only for those of us who have amassed a huge number of miniatures. With outside dimensions nearly 18" x 10" x 6", this cavernous chest can handle over about 118 28mm miniatures; enough to put a couple goblin armies to rest! Foam padding keeps your miniatures securely in place. No harm will come to your figures while they await use in your game!
The basic pledge price of $140 includes your choice of either poplar or maple wood. If you desire a different wood type, please consult the table below .
Shipping within the USA is included in the pledge price.
Shipping outside the USA will be done in the most cost efficient manner. Overseas backers will receive a $25 credit towards their shipping amount, but will be expected to pay the full amount it costs to ship. For this reason, please add $30 to your pledge amount if you are in Canada, or $50 anywhere else in the world. If the actual cost to ship is more than this, you will be contacted with a cost on the remaining shipping charge.
WARRIOR and BATTLE Chest features
Both the WARRIOR and the BATTLE Chests come with two trays that fit inside the chest. These trays are milled from a single piece of poplar and leather strips are attached to the sides for easy removal. The poplar tray will be stained to help match the color of the dominant wood of your chest. The standard hardware includes brass hinges and latch.
The ROGUE CASE
The ROGUE case was originally introduced a year ago to help players and GMs transport a small number of miniatures from location to location. It is a great travel size (approximately 8" x 5") and can hold up to ten 28mm miniatures. Each half of the case is milled from a single piece of wood. The benefit of this to you is that there are no joints that can loosen or break over time. This type of case will be moved around a lot and you want as few things that can potentially go wrong with it as possible. The ROGUE is sleek and beautiful, giving you the option of transporting your miniatures from site to site in a safe and secure way.
The basic pledge price of $25 includes your choice of either poplar or maple wood. If you desire a different wood type, please consult the table below. Also included is a Deluxe add-on. Please see the description below to see what you get with this.
Your pledge includes shipping anywhere in the USA. Backers in Canada should add $15 for shipping and backers anywhere else in the world should add $20 for shipping. International backers will be expected to pay the full shipping costs.
The PRIEST Case
The PRIEST case is for people who need a little extra room for their transportable miniatures. It measures 6" x 12" and uses the same concept of construction as the ROGUE: each half of the case is milled from a single piece of wood, so there are no joints that can weaken or break over time. This PRIEST is re-designed from the original Kickstarter project that was larger. This redesign is more stable while still allowing you to transport a host of miniatures to your games. It will hold up to 24 28mm figures.
The basic pledge price of $50 includes your choice of either poplar or maple wood. If you desire a different wood type, please consult the table below . A Deluxe option is also available. Please see the Upgrades section below for a description of this.
Your pledge includes shipping anywhere in the USA. Backers in Canada should add $15 for shipping and backers anywhere else in the world should add $25 for shipping. International backers will be expected to pay the full shipping costs.
I hope to address upgrade options that you may desire in advance. While this is not a comprehensive list, these are the things which I anticipate people may want. Pricing for these upgrades are listed with the appropriate pledge level.
3D Carving on the top of the chest
3D carvings are available as an add-on for both the WARRIOR and BATTLE chests. These carvings are done with a CNC router. You can choose from the following designs: Wizard, Dragon, Celtic Cross, Unicorn. The carving is done on the top panel of the chest only.
Please note that I strongly recommend that you consider the type of wood before you request a carving. Wood that has a strong grain pattern (Bubinga, Zebrawood, Wenge) or is highly figured (Curly Maple) often looks better without a carving. These types of woods have strong patterns already and adding a carving to this can takes away from the beauty of the wood. My personal favorites for carving are Cherry, Walnut, and Maple. Paduak and Purpleheart also carve well, but occasionally lose their color as the carving goes into the wood (sometimes this is nice!)
Mixed Woods Chest
If you want two (or more) types of wood used in your chest, you can choose this option as an add-on. You can choose any wood at the level you are pledging at or lower. For example, if you are pledging at the uncommon level, you can mix and match woods of maple, cedar, cherry, walnut and poplar. If you are pledging at the Rare level you can mix and match the listed woods, plus purpleheart, curly maple and padauk. Please do not pledge at a low level and then ask me to add a higher level type of wood to your chest. Generally speaking, I would mix only two types of wood of contrasting colors, but if you choose this add-on, you can choose more than two types of wood so long as they are at your pledge level or below.
Special Edition Chests (WARRIOR and BATTLE Chests)
As a Kickstarter special edition item, I will make a chest with a 3D carving of a contrasting wood adhered to the top and front panel of the chest. You can choose what woods are used for this under the same restrictions as above.
Deluxe Package (ROGUE and PRIEST)
The standard ROGUE and PRIEST cases come unadorned. You receive the cases featuring the natural beauty of the wood, lacquered for a beautiful finish. If you want something extra, I'm offering my most popular artwork with a little extra. You can upgrade both cases with the Doomed Princess artwork along with brass corners that match the brass hardware.
This upgrade greatly enhances the visual look of the case while re-enforcing the corners so it is more durable.
Backers often come to me with their own ideas. I'm open to these ideas so long as it is something that is relatively simple to adjust. But understand that any alteration, even if it does not cost me any extra money to do, does cost me time because I am pulling an item out of the standard method of production and making the customization. For that reason, minor adjust alterations (changing hardware from brass to nickel) for example, will cost an extra $10 per alteration done. If you have something in mind that you want changed, drop me a line and let me know what it is and I'll let you know if it is a minor alteration or something that would cost more to do.
In my efforts to keep the prices on the chests manageable while including the shipping cost, I have very little room for error. Because of that, I'm going to limit the number and types of stretch goals. I invite you to leave comments for suggestions, so if you think of something feel free to bring it up, but I am going to be very selective of what I can offer as a stretch goal and what I can offer as a paid upgrade.
For now, I'm just going to list a single stretch goal:
$5,000 - WARRIOR and BATTLE chests get Pick and Pack foam.
$10,000 - WARRIOR AND BATTLE chests get free brass corner upgrade
Some backers have requested a chart that shows a general comparison of price/size/capacity of the cases. Please refer to the chart below for a look at these features.
I learned so much from my first two kickstarter campaigns from design, to book-keeping, to marketing, etc. One of the most important lessons I've learned is to be flexible in the design of the cases. I'm more than willing to listen to input on how to make the chests and better. Some of these ideas I can do at no extra cost, some I would need to charge for, and some are simply outside my skill set or would require a major redesign. If it is something I can do or outsource, I'll check into that and post on the update page the cost (if any) associated with that.
The biggest thing I ask from you, my backers, is to keep this flexibility in mind. Dimensions, finished design, extras, etc. may change throughout the project. My goal is to provide you with the best possible chests and cases for your miniatures. This may mean minor changes from the prototypes you see here.
FREE ROGUE CASE FOR FIRST DAY BACKERS! This is the first promo for Hrothgar's Hoard. It was originally going to be just for the first 20 backers, but due to a mistake in the pledge levels, I am extending it to all backers that pledge at least $100 before Sunday, March 8th midnight EST. If you pledge at least $100 before time expires, you will receive 1 FREE poplar ROGUE case. It is just that easy. Spread the word and tell your friends so they can get in on this as well!
Risks and challenges
This is the third project I have run as Hrothgar's Hoard, so I would like to think that I am fully prepared to fulfill the expectations of my backers. I have streamlined this project, eliminating much of what took up excessive time in previous projects, and am focusing on designs and woods that I know I can get and that are easy to work with, thereby cutting back on waste (both in time and materials.)
In my first two projects, I fulfilled over 90% of my backers early or on time with a shorter window to do fulfillment. I am leaving myself a longer period for fulfillment on this project because I will be spending part of my summer introducing my product line at Indiana Comic-Con, Origins, and Gen-Con. Even with these major shows in the summer, I fully intend to have all backers' rewards filled long before my ship date of December.
NOTE: I know that the project page says that this is my first project. Because KS does not allow name changes after someone launches its first project, I've had to change my setup. My previous projects can be found here:
I am also letting this project run longer than the previous projects. While this may delay some of the 'urgency' that Kickstarter recommends by hosting shorter projects, I hope to use the extra time to listen to backer ideas and incorporate some of them into the existing project and future ones to make the product line more appealing to a large base of gamers.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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