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Matan GilatBy Matan Gilat
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Matan GilatBy Matan Gilat
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$314,876
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, June 8 2019 2:00 PM UTC +00:00.

About

     Beholden to the gods of dice and dungeons, Eldritch Foundry brings miniatures from the far reaches of the outer planes. But not any miniatures. Our expert team of Gnome Wizards work tirelessly to bring the most customizable and powerful figures for your character. Our sleek, seamless, flash-less miniatures are unrivaled in appearance and each is blessed by a team of Clerics. 

    Can’t find the perfect miniature for your Dwarven Fighter?  

Eldritch Foundry.

    Are the only miniatures available carrying a broadsword instead of a warhammer? 

Eldritch Foundry.

    Is the figure’s beard too short for your perfect avatar? 

Eldritch Foundry.

    Through dark and forbidden rituals, we have given you, the player, the ability to select everything about your character. Complete customization is now in the hands of the player. Whatever hands, head, tail, wings, clothes, weapons, and practically anything else you can think of, we can do. Even the most mundane of coin purses will look amazing on your character – through our high-quality 3D printing.  

 This project combines everything you want from a miniature - the original creative art, with the best quality that can be found for a customized unique printed miniatures.

*Warning: Miniatures may contain bonus Experience Points 

     The Eldritch Foundry has partnered with the leading US 3D printer manufacturer, 3DSystems, and our in-house printers utilize the most advanced technology available on the market. As such, we are printing at a quality that is substantially higher than anyone else. We print at about 40% higher definition than anyone else on the market.

Most miniatures currently available on the market are printed at around 50 microns. An Eldritch Foundry miniature is printed at around 32 microns. So high is the quality of our miniatures, that they are on par with resin castings. In addition, we use wax supports. This process means your miniatures will have no flash, no mold lines, and no seams. 

       Our character creator interface is like nothing you’ve seen before, except perhaps in video games. We have developed a one-of-a-kind character creator to a look and feel that closely resembles the character creators in Baldur’s Gate, Planescape, Torment, or even Skyrim (well, at least the starting bit). The interface is intuitive and easy to use, while providing for a maximum level of customization for your miniature.

    Each and every character choice, from race and class, to armor and weapons, has a unique lore associated with it. We have partnered with several brilliant writers (most notably- the amazing Patrick Stuart!) to create a lore that is as unique as our character creator. 

    This process, from the unique character creator to the expansive and in-depth lore,  makes creating a high quality and custom miniature more immersive and helps create a world-building experience.

       We have developed the first and only conditional marker base for your miniatures. This base allows for the quick and easy identification of conditional statuses of your character, without the need for conditional rings or milk jug rings. The conditions available on your unique Eldritch Foundry miniature base include poisoned, restrained, concentration, deafened, petrified, grappled, blinded, and frightened. We have even provided conditional marker bases that are blank, if you prefer to draw your own. We’ll even have an option where you can choose which conditions you want on your base (but that’s a bit more down the line).

      In order to bring you the finest quality miniatures, every piece is first individually drawn by gentle hands of our Tiefling concept artists. Then, these sketches are animated, given sentience, and turned into 3-dimensional models.  Our miniatures are then crafted from these models by an expert team of Gnome Wizards. This process is designed to bring you the highest-quality, unique, and magically enchanted miniatures possible. 

      To bring you more, we must first provide offerings to the lords of darkness and miniatures, who enslave hapless concept artists for no less than 99 years. These concept artists provide us with all the exquisite art, in order to bring the most realistic and beautifully rendered miniatures to you, the player.  Through this project we intend to bring you more items, races, mounts, perhaps a campaign setting, and even a little thing we think of as "the bits box".

       The Eldritch Foundry's founders are gamers, like you. We would like to let gamers take their character from the imaginary and make them a reality. To provide miniatures of the highest quality, both in the form of the model and in the quality, while using the latest in 3D printing quality available. More than that, table-top gaming is a community experience. As such, we provide services both with online sales and through friendly local gaming stores.  

  • Enjoyable and intuitive site - for the quick and easy customization of your characters.
  • Unique and original craftsmanship -of all the items, armor, weapons, clothes, and accessories your character will ever need.
  • Built-in status indicator bases - for quick and easy identification of character status' 
  • New origin lore written for Eldritch Foundry - making the character creation process much more immersive and interesting. 
  • Quality 3D printing - showing the finest detail available on the market, exactly as designed by you, the player.

      The Eldritch Foundry, a group of nerds and geeks dedicated to bringing the most unique and customizable miniatures available. We are committed to improving your games. And we are enthusiastic about our mission.

The Eldritch Foundry loves the TTRPG community- and acts on it with a business model that is geared towards helping your local gaming store thrive. We incentivize foot traffic by offering free shipping if you send your avatar to your local gaming store. We share in every mini sale made within store grounds, and for every mini sent to stores.

Retailers- feel free to reach out, we'd love to discuss this in person!

Our partner FLGS, Knight's Watch Games:

  "Eldritch Foundry is a revolutionary company that bridges the gap between producers, retailers and customers.  The ability for a customer to design, purchase and pick-up their customized miniature at the brick and mortar store facilitates better relationships between buyer and seller, guarantees a better shopping experience, and higher customer satisfaction. The immersive process of personalizing a character and reading the powerful descriptions for the various options makes building your dream character super entertaining!" - Brenda and Paraic Mulgrew of Knight's Watch Games

The Eldritch Foundry is a firm believer that the TTRPG community is just that- a community. We strive to work with everybody- from stores, to local artists, to gaming streams, and beyond. As such, we've begun partnering with the D4 D&D stream (go check them out!) to provide their gaming miniatures.

We've also started working with artists from the community which we love- first and foremost- the Griffon's Saddlebag (you can see his Retaliating Shield on some of our minis, even!).

      Based on past experience, we will be charging shipping after the Kickstarter concludes, based on the actual costs incurred to ship. We will collect this via our pledge manager after the campaign ends. This is so we can be fair to all our backers as shipping is rarely one size fits all.

US shipping - FREE!

Rest of the world - shipping will cost $10.

 What is the Eldritch Foundry?

      We are two friends, who quit our day jobs, and founded Eldritch Foundry. We provide miniatures of the highest quality, both in the form of your miniature’s model and in the quality, while using the latest in 3D printing technology available. This process will give your miniatures a sleek, seamless, flash-less appearance not available in any other product on the market.

How do the miniature coupons work?

      All rewards for “custom miniature coupon(s)” are presented as coupons, and as such, are good indefinitely. This allows you to redeem at any point and even for future releases and features.  

When will the Miniatures Ship?

      Tricky question! Our full Character Foundry will be up and running August 1st, when we debut at Gen Con. We are currently gunning for a weeks turnaround (1-2 days to print, 3-6 days of shipping in the US), but a two week turnaround is a bit more likely (especially if we have a huge backlog). 

It should be noted that we will be adding more and more items, races, weapons and… stuff(?) as time progress, so if you have a specific idea for your mini, look up our development schedule on our site!

What about international shipping?

      Shipping to the US is free of charge. Shipping to Western Europe is going to add about 10$ on top of your pledge level.

How do I select more than one pledge goal?

     In Kickstarter you can only really select one pledge goal, but no worries. If none of the pledge levels are just right, pick the one closest to what you want, and you can adjust upwards later in our backer kit. 

Retailers - What are the typical cost of an Eldritch Foundry miniature in a retail store?

      Our current pricing point for a single mini is about MSRP 35$. The conditional marker base should add another 10$ on top of that. Oversized models will run you about 10$ extra. 

We’re still looking into “bits” pricing and quantities, so that’s a big WIP right now.

     New to Kickstarter? No problem! Just follow these simple steps: 

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Risks and challenges

1) Development challenges

We have been accepted as exhibitors at Gen Con 2019. As such, we have a hard deadline to have our character creator site up and running by August 2019. With this in mind, our current plan is to launch as soon as possible, with various additional features being introduced later on in the development phase. These additional features, which are being considered non-essential for initial launch, are thus marked down as a phase 2. For example, these additional features consist of features like “bits” purchasing and social media sharing with cool filters are lower on our priority list.
In all regards, development of the product is largely complete with high-quality highly detailed miniatures. This project is intended to raise capital in financially reasonable way.

2) Asset creation:

Our asset creation timeline is very much dependent on how successful the Kickstarter campaign is. Our current funding is enough to let us reach Gen Con 2019 with an already assembled asset library of high Fantasy weapon and armor sets, and the base races of Humans, Elves (& half-Elves), Dwarves, Goliaths and Halflings.
The greater our success, the faster we hope to add additional assets and features to the system. However, there is an upper limit to how fast we can add additional assets, while still maintaining a high-quality of production. We will have a production schedule posted on our home website once we see how far ahead, we are. This will allow Eldritch Foundry fans to come and see new products and plan ahead for when their favorite race and genres come online.

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