A few years ago I made 3 sets of these game pieces as a favor to a friend. I've gotten requests from him & other people to make more, so I figured I'd do it thru kickstarter in case anyone else out there wants a set for themselves.
Original Replacement: These pieces are the same size & shape of the original pieces that come with the game, but now they're billet aluminum with an anodized finish.:
Custom set: Why just replace the stock parts with stock replacements? Upgrade with larger, more menacing pieces that send a message to your opponents that it's your world they're settling in! Or submit your own design and then all the backers (at this tier) will vote on which design they want to see made.
Your idea doesn't have to be at all complex, while a 3D CAD model is neat, if you can convey what you want on a napkin then that works fine for me. I'll narrow down the submissions if needed & then you'll vote for which set you want me to make.
The parts will have a matte finish of red, gold, blue, green, brown, grey, or black.
If you would prefer raw aluminum just specify that in the survey at the end of the project. Raw aluminum parts will have a tumbled finish.
This image below shows the tumbled finish far left, a brushed finish in the center, and a polished finish on the right. I will provide parts with anodized or raw tumbled finishes only. The brushed & polished finishes in the picture show what is possible for you to achieve.
You can order multiples of any reward tier, just multiply the pledge amount by the number of sets you want. For 3 or more sets there is a discounted tier. Each set you get can be a different color.
Risks and challenges
I've made the "original replacement" pieces before, so that will be easy to do again.
The design for the "custom set" reward tier will be voted on by the backers. The risk is people not being happy with the design the backers choose - I don't want anyone to be unhappy if their favorite design isn't picked, so my fall back is if anyone pledges at that level but doesn't like the community design they can use either of the other tier designs for their reward.
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