Although some infamous halflings had gone 'Adventuring' from time to time, and others were occasionally called away on important matters, for the most part, these small peaceful folk kept to themselves and didn't feel the need to bother others, or care much about what lay beyond their own doorstep.
However, as far as anyone could remember, the halflings had never ventured beyond the large hill at the end of their valley. They had been curious of course, and there was much speculation as to what was on the other side, but as the hill had been inhabited by Gnomes who didn't take kindly to such impudent questions, the matter was largely left alone.
Now, seemingly in the middle of the night, the gnomes have disappeared, and the big question (apart from where have all the gnomes gone) of what lies on the other side of the hill is now very much the talk of the town. Some think it might be an orchard, full of apples. Others, that a very big dragon has eaten all the gnomes and may well be coming for them next.
The Halfling Town Council declared an emergency meeting, and decided there's only one way to be sure - an adventure. Under such dire circumstances, they are seeking brave (or at least moderately confident) adventurers, from different backgrounds to form a Party (the very worst kind, without cake or even paper hats) to investigate the other side of the hill...
Ninjas in the Pantry - Stretch Goal Unlocked!
We are very pleased to announce that we have made our stretch goal to unlock the Halfling Ninja class! Once again, we are indebted to you for your fantastic support.
While we don't have a second stretch-goal planned, in order to keep the Kickstarter manageable, should we pas £10,000 we will endevour to come up with a mystery reward for backers of the full pledge.
The Way of the Mini-Ninja! - Stretch Goal Announced
So far, the Halfling Town Council had interviewed a motley collection of individuals from all walks of life and professions. It had been decided however, that eager though the bakers were, they were far too vital to the town to risk, and that something else was needed. At that moment, from out of the shadows of the room, two totally silent black-clad figures triple back-flipped into the interview chairs.
"And you are..."
As suggested by one of our loyal customers, we present a male and female halfling ninja from one of the more obscure character classes.
Should we reach £7000, then we will include one of each miniature free with every Halfling Lady and Gentlemen Adventurers pledge, and the appropriate one free with each Ladies or Gentlemen Adventurers pledge. Backers who pledge for a single or double miniature set will be able to choose one of these miniatures as one of their options.
Midlam Miniatures are pleased to present a collection of sixteen 28mm scale halfling miniatures for use in all of your fantasy games.
Choosing Your Class
We have chosen a range of different character classes for the 'A Class of Their Own' Kickstarter, which we hope will help flesh out your fantasy adventures. However, while we couldn't include all the possible choices in the campaign, we will consider any suggestions for a follow up Kickstarter in the future, should this Kickstarter is successful. Please leave any suggestions (from the obvious to the obscure) in the comments page!
About Midlam Miniatures and Our Kickstarters
This is our ninth Kickstarter, and we are using it to help develop and extend our range of miniatures, in this case, halflings!
We have been very grateful to all the support we have received in the past and hope you will join us on our latest project. Our eight previous Kickstarters - Wizard Apprentices, Wizard Halflings, Cultists of the Kraken Lord, Servants of the Undead Pharaoh, Halfling Adventures, Winter Adventurers, Common or Garden Gnomes and the Ghosts of Midlam Manor have all successfully funded.
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. We unfortunately cannot guarantee lead free models. Most 'lead free' metal usually contains a small amount of lead to help the metal flow into the mould.
Anticipated Delivery Date
The delivery date of July 2018, is our shipping date, rather than an arrival date. As we ship all over the world, delivery times will vary considerably, even within the same countries. From our experience, the majority of deliveries take as little as a couple of days (UK), to a couple of weeks (international) although we have found a minority of deliveries can take up to (and in rare cases more than) a month to arrive. We ask you to please be patient as it is our experience that almost all deliveries do arrive safely at their destination.
All images and miniatures are ©2018 Midlam Miniatures.
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 of July 2018 for all miniatures could be pushed back by a month or two until any problem was fixed. Although, across all eight of our Kickstarters, we have only had one serious issue with a miniature, which in the end, only added a couple of weeks to shipping.
We strive to keep people updated at all stages of production to let them know how the manufacturing is going.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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