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A real six-parts Lovecraftian sculpture and other props for Horror on the Orient Express, a Call of Cthulhu RPG campaign.
A real six-parts Lovecraftian sculpture and other props for Horror on the Orient Express, a Call of Cthulhu RPG campaign.
118 backers pledged €22,264 to help bring this project to life.

So, we did a mistake…

Posted by delphes desvoivres (Creator)
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Dear backers,

The 8th of January, we did a proposition with the hope that it could help people to regain trust in the crowdfunding process, by taking upon ourselves, in some special cases, to send the paper kit we intended to propose at a special low price that we wouldn't benefit from. With a heavy heart, we have now to announce that it will not be possible. We discovered recently that the scope of our license doesn't allow us to propose a pledge level for a paper kit on this project in any way, shape of form. We can only propose one or two paper handouts as stretch goals, but it doesn't allow us to sell them at a special low price, since it will already be, plus it necessitates to buy something else, which beats the purpose. We should have been more cautious, and be better at checking with our partners that everything was in place before doing that proposition.

So, we had to cancel our maps and handout designs, but I assure you, the worst part is to actually to announce you that we can't hold our promise. We tried until now to find other way to propose something similar, but at the end, doing so with anything other than "a paper kit" would endanger the whole project since we already invested a lot of in the other prototypes and that we can't possibly take more risks that we are already taking. Paper handouts needs special attention to details and designs, but hey are not very expensive to produce, even at small numbers. Sculptures and manufactured objects are another matter, especially when you can't produce them on an industrial scale.

We know how it may look, and maybe some people won't forgive us for this mistake, but we assure you that it was proposed in good faith. We didn't think enough, and misunderstood what we were allowed to do, but the last thing we wanted was to create false hopes for people that were previously wronged. It may be the case, though, so we ourselves have the feeling that we manage the whole thing poorly. Let's hope that's part of our learning curve, because feeling that bad should have a silver lining.

We are aware that a lot of people are still angered by what happened with a previous KS about MoN Props, and we hope they understand, that, as empty as it may seem now, we didn't intend to re-open wounds, but only to help and make a gesture of solidarity toward a community we love and respect.

We will tell you soon when will be the final date of launching and give you a preview of our final proposition as soon as it will be geenlighted.

Kind Regards,

Delphes & Denys 

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    1. delphes desvoivres 6-time creator on

      Thank you very much for your support and your understanding guys ! it is very heartwarming ;)

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      Stewart Robertson
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      Like others have said, no big deal. It would have been nice to get those props, but I'm sure I can improvise something together myself, and this way, I save more money for the real meat of what you do. Can't wait to see what you're offering.

    3. Lisa Padol
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      on

      This was never your mess to clean up. It's sweet that you tried to take on this responsibility, but you were never the one who caused the unfortunate situation. And, as others have said, you caught the problem quickly.

    4. Nicholas J. Corkigian
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      on

      Much better to have caught it now than when the Kickstarter had already launched.

    5. GhostWolf69 on

      Keeping it honest and open is key here. I'm still in Delphes. Misstakes like that happens. At least you caught it in time, right?