Would that I had ever witnessed a sadder sight than that of the urban halfling.
In their natural rural habitat, a halfling may get into no more bother than scrumping a few apples, or stealing a slice of hot mimbleberry pie from an open window. Crimes, to be sure, but the pettiest of crimes, acts without true malice, and of no little charming amusement to this frequent visitor to their lands.
But all too often, young impressional halflings are whisked away by bands of Dwarves, Adventurers, and, though I am personally ashamed to say it, Wizards. Lured away on 'quests' and 'vital missions', where they are pressed to employ all of their subtle skills and magics for hiding, sneaking and generally being overlooked, for more substantial financial gain.
But having sipped from the proffered cup of adventure, few halflings can ever truly return home. For some part of them is always left behind in a dwarf's treasure hold, dragon's lair, or gold-laden burial mound. And so, they find themselves drawn to the city, which for all its bustle, vile smells and terrible ways, gives them what they now so crave...
And it would seem there are no depths to what these urban halflings will not stoop. Robbery, yes, charlatanry, no doubt, banditry, indeed! And darker crimes to boot, if the rumours are to believed. All of which has earned them the shameful title of 'Robbits', for, if it is not nailed down, then they will surely rob it.
An Excerpt from 'The Robbit' by The Wizard R.R.R. Gudgrief
Secret Stretch Goal!
While we don't have an official second stretch goal to the campaign, should we reach the magical figure of £7,700 by the end of the campaign we will include a little extra something for you with your pledge for the full set of Halflings Gone Bad miniatures!
Stretch Goal - Clubbo Drubbins - Halfling Night Watchman!
We have now reached and unlocked the stretch goal for Clubbo Stabbins! Thank you all for your tremendous support!
What Hear Thee of Volume 2?
We have a planned future sequel to this campaign, so be sure to let us know what you would like to see in a future Volume Two!
Halflings Gone Bad - Volume One Stretch Goal - Clubbo Drubbins - Halfling Night Watchman!
The Baron has many pressing concerns, and the recent crime wave laid at the door of miscreant halflings is one he could well do without. The city's night watchmen repeatedly claim they see 'nothing of such doings', but the long list of reported crimes seems to say otherwise. And so, the Baron has persuaded his fellow council members to hire a number of new recruits to the watch. His plan to fight 'halflings with halflings' has been met with some scepticism, but he insist that Watchmen such as Clubbo Drubbins will be an asset to the force.
We are pleased to announce our stretch goal, Clubbo Drubbins, Halfling Night Watchman!
Should we reach £6,500, we will include Clubbo Drubbins for free (with no additional P&P costs) with any pledges for the full set of Halflings Gone Bad or Halflings Gone Bad plus Town Council 3.
Backers who choose the single or double miniature options will be able to select Clubbo as one of their choices.
Welcome to Halflings Gone Bad - Volume One!
A collection of twelve 28mm halflings from the wrong side of the elven forest tracks, for all of your fantasy miniature games.
Welcome to our first Kickstarter to cover some of the more nefarious occupations that halflings have stooped to.
The Third Halfling Town Council
A new town council has been elected to help understand and deal with a rash of serious halfling crime, with newly elected councillors from all walks of life, even a 'reformed' thief! Should you wish to, you could extend your support to The Third Halfling Town Council.
Will there be a Stretch Goal?
We typically announce a modest (and most importantly - achievable!) stretch goal a week or so into the campaign.
Why Haven't you Included THIS!? Or THAT!?
Sadly, there is much too much shameful halfling villainy to cover in one project, so we shall return to the sorry matter in a future Kickstarter. As always, we'll take your suggestions on board for Volume Two!
A Note on Metal
The miniatures are cast in a high quality pewter, with a high Tin content, but may contain a small quantity of lead (typically no more than 5%). We unfortunately cannot guarantee lead free models. Below is an actual picture of the shiny high quality metal we use.
Risks and challenges
Risks are low, though there is always a small chance that, for one reason or another, a figure does not cast properly.
In these unlikely circumstances we would either get a replacement mould or commission a sculpt by the original sculptor, matching the original as closely as possible, with whatever modifications are necessary for the miniatures to cast correctly.
Should this happen, the estimated release date for all miniatures could be pushed back by a month or two until any problem was fixed.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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