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The Dwarven Adventurers Project will produce a set of dwarven hero miniatures for dungeon-crawling, RPGs and 28mm tabletop wargames.
1,712 backers pledged $136,487 to help bring this project to life.

EPIC GOAL 15000 Reached!

We just wanted to let you all know that the funding level for the Druidess and her critter familiar have been achieved.

We have some great ideas for more Stretch Goals & Epic Goals! If our backers have any ideas of things they would like to see, feel free to add your ideas to our idea pile.

Sculpting Update - Armatures have been made and green stuff is being added to them!!

Thanks again for all the support and overwhelming positive feedback!

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    1. Creator Larry Liang on July 3, 2012

      Hmm...leaving messages from my cell phone makes everything sound very impersonal. That apology isn't canned; I really do apologize if I've offended. It was not my intention.

    2. Creator Larry Liang on July 3, 2012

      It's because they're a startup that a dedication to quality and timely production is more important than how many concept minis they can create. There will be more than enough time to make minis to their hearts' content after they have made their first production run. This run will be the one that makes or breaks them and I want them to succeed. That's the only reason for my vehement emphasis on production in most of my posts. I apologize to any who may have taken offense to any of my remarks.

    3. Creator Darsc Zacal on July 3, 2012

      Well, since Stonehaven is a brand new startup miniature maker, who've created this kickstarter to create mini's and put them into production, I kinda figured that's what they'd be better off spending their money on, as more mini's are probably what most folks who've pledged here are expecting.

    4. Creator Larry Liang on July 3, 2012

      Exactly. They have limited time and resources. Creating new minis has a larger impact on time to production than non-mini swag. And really, some of the mini ideas that are being bandied about are just ridiculous. I wouldn't increase my pledge to support their production.

    5. Creator Darsc Zacal on July 3, 2012

      I'm not sure why people are asking for dwarven stereotypes that have been readily available for years from various companies like Reaper, Scibor, even GW amongst others. Wouldn't you rather see something new for dwarfs? Something with a bit of a twist?.
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      As for this box idea. Aren't there enough miniature carrying cases on the market already? Wouldn't you rather have Stonehaven spend their limited time and resources on creating new mini's instead?

    6. Creator David Cheatham on July 3, 2012

      i'll go against the grain just a bit and suggest a warrior dwarf with a pickaxe as their weapon(maybe pickaxe and sheild i know its not a normal thought but if your working a deep and dangerous mine its best to know how to use your tools as a weapon!

    7. Creator William Seppeler on July 3, 2012

      I agree with Shy. I'd rather see mini's that are more common. Something about wand wielding, magic casting, dead and decay don't seem to fit with my image of Dwarves. When I think of a Dwarven race, I think of down the earth folk with a high degree of crafting skills. +1 on the miner idea. One would think a Dwarven miner would be the logical FIRST choice for a Dwarf.

    8. Creator Malochai, Exiled in Torment on July 3, 2012

      I like the idea of a showcase tin, I must say ... As a collector rather than a gamer, I think it would be an especially nice touch!

    9. Creator Shy Lev-Ari on July 3, 2012

      Yeah, one that is more light hearted, like a miner with a pick and cap or one with a wooden mug filled with beer leaning on a keg :)
      And since I won't be using them for any D&D (I like the game, just don't have anyone to play it with), a showcase tin box (with a printed on top in black inc epic battle scene of the dwarfs - like on those tin dvd boxes?) with maybe foam in the inside with specific cut outs for each figurine. fancy :)
      Maybe have the back stories be printed on standerd plaing cards (for storage purposes) so if you just "displayed" them the cards will placed in front of them or something..

      Dwarfs are awesome. stout and stubborn.

    10. Creator Petter Wäss on July 3, 2012

      A dwarven wizard/mage perhaps?

    11. Creator Equlan on July 3, 2012

      I'll second Darsc Zacal's hope that the poses will be more dynamic than the concept art :)

      A ranger dwarf could be pretty awesome, I think. Not a lot of good minis for that on the market currently (that I know of).

      Or, more ambitiously, what about a dwarf knight mounted on a horse or pony? It could also double as the mounted version of the paladin.

      I liked the idea about mounted versions of the figures as well.

    12. Creator ASH LAW on July 3, 2012

      Miners too!

    13. Creator ASH LAW on July 3, 2012

      Brewer, King, Queen, Dwarven monk.

    14. Creator Christopher "DUMP" Knudson on July 3, 2012

      OH and what about a brewer dwarf with a giant keg and mugs of beer.....

    15. Creator Christopher "DUMP" Knudson on July 3, 2012

      I would like to see a miner with a big pick or a regal king with a long beard and fancy armor. Thought there is a lot to be said for a dwarven monk giving a good high kick right where a trolls groin would be.

    16. Creator Darsc Zacal on July 3, 2012

      Sorry, but "official" classes? Official for what? Is there an Official Dwarven Miniature Class Society that I don't know about.
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      Let's not assume that everyone here will be using these for any one particular game system. I'd rather the sculptor feel free to draw from whatever ideas inspire him and not limit himself when creating any future dwarfs... Say, how about a dwarf from the future? Or a time traveling dwarf, with a long overcoat, a long colourful scarf, and a wide brimmed hat.

    17. Creator Del M on July 2, 2012

      An actual necromancer *cough*

      More seriously, the only official classes that I can think of that might be visually distinctive from these would be a psion. Vampire, but that would just look...so silly. There's always a monk.

    18. Creator Ben Waxman PA-C on July 2, 2012

      Definitely need a two fisted dwarves monk of fury!!!

    19. Creator Larry Liang on July 2, 2012

      Yeah, I thought about the box because 1) I don't want these minis getting roughed up in a converted dice bag or something, and 2) it would look better if/when I gifted the extra sets.

    20. Creator Chris Morris on July 2, 2012

      These are all great ideas, but I am partial to the idea of a nice 'box' for the box set. Would be great for transport/display.

    21. Creator ray bans on July 2, 2012

      a guard Dwarf with a long polearm of some description.

      or a dwarf black knight

    22. Creator Darsc Zacal on July 2, 2012

      Since you asked for ideas...
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      How about mounted versions of some characters. I'm thinking maybe a small horse. As an old RPGer we always tried to find mounted and unmounted versions of our player characters, or at least as close as we could get. As a tabletop wargamer I'd also love to have a mounted version to use as a General or Hero for my dwarven army.
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      Please avoid the standing pose with arms down at their sides that we see in many of the concept drawings. I realize that some of that is due to casting limitations, but a few of the dwarfs already have more interesting and dynamic poses. It would be nice to see that carried through the rest of the line.
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      Dwarven Rangers wearing hooded cloaks and armed with axes and shortbows, dwarven hunters/trappers (think furwearing with coonskin cap along with an animal companion), Norse themed dwarfs, Samurai dwarfs, Swashbuckler dwarf, foppish dandy dwarf, masked bandit dwarf... Anyway, I hope at least one of these suggestions is useful.
      : )

    23. Creator Stormfury on July 2, 2012

      I would love a cool dwarven figure riding a Polar Bear.

    24. Creator Larry Liang on July 2, 2012

      Also happy to see that we'll be able to see greens soon!

    25. Creator Larry Liang on July 2, 2012

      I loved someone's previous idea of a playmat. Maybe a scene depicting the original five in an adventure. If funding gets high enough maybe upgrade to a collectible tin instead of just a box.

    26. Creator James P Walker on July 2, 2012

      Shouldn't she have a beard?

    27. Creator Rick Koeppen on July 2, 2012

      I would love to see more painted levels open up. I missed out when the next three were opened. :[

    28. Creator John Bernardo on July 2, 2012

      a miner with a mattock would be nice

    29. Creator Jimi Bonogofsky on July 2, 2012

      YAY! I was SO excited for this one! :D Congrats!