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A miniatures combat and role playing game based on the popular webcomic at http://www.superfogeys.com.

The SuperFogeys

As lifelong superhero fans, I suppose it was inevitable that we would run across "The SuperFogeys" webcomic online. When we did, we found something that was simultaneously funny, heartwarming, and action-filled. Most importantly, we found something that had never been done before - what happens when Superheroes retire?

As we developed our most recent game, "Super-Powered Miniatures Combat," we wanted to present situations and worlds that were different than had already been done. And "The Superfogeys" certainly fill that bill.

Check out the strip here! (http://www.superfogeys.com)

Rather than dwell on Super Senior Citizen jokes, SuperFogeys shows us that life does not end when you get old. All the same stupid stuff that bothered you when you were "working" will likely still be there when you retire. For example, the current story line has seen the next generation of heroes destroyed by alien invaders, and the SuperFogeys are forced out of retirement to battle them! Oh, and there are a lot of cheap jokes in there, too...:D

The SuperFogeys Sourcebook and Adventure Game is both a source for background information on the SuperFogeys universe, and a complete miniatures combat and role playing game. Find out little known details like where is Valhalla located? What major city is it near? And who drinks more than his share of Ensure at the home.

We are also launching the game with Heroic Scale metal figures (28mm scale) for the two main characters, Captain Spectacular and Dr. Rocket! We are working with Reaper Miniatures to get the line just right, and their kind assistance will help me release some of the best figures we have ever done. Pictures of those two figures should be up this coming week in an update, and I will post them as soon as I can.

As the stretch goals are uncovered, more and more characters will be revealed - and some of them are even included as bonuses...I'd tell you which ones, but then the Flying Monkeys would come for me...

We will also be adding adventures set in the world as we go, and possibly even a printed adventure book should things reach the top.

Where We Have Been

Just in case you haven't heard of us before, Team Frog Studios (originally founded as Crunchy Frog Enterprises) has been around for 25 years. In that time, we've published more than 50 products and released nearly 200 metal miniatures. So this project isn't something we think we can do, it's something we know we can do.

To check out some of those items, I invite you to check out www.teamfrog.com.

The First Two Figures

The first two figures, ones that are available once we reach the $3k goal, are Captain Spectacular & Dr. Rocket. This picture just came in, and it speaks for itself! (Sculpted by Gene Van Horne!)

Goals & Stretch Goals

I'll be honest and say that I will be honored and satisfied if all we do is meet the initial goal. That will help us get the word out and more folks will see it. Should you decide to help us go further, we have other goals...possibly even ones past the map below...but rather than assume what will happen, I will be humble enough to just hope for it...:D

And yes, the Gold Shield means something special...:D

We did it! Thank you! The Book, Captain Spectacular and Dr. Rocket are Unlocked!

STRETCH GOALS

It's the amazing Bonus Stretch Goal!!!!

This is your chance to own a (starter) Zombie Rabbit Horde! If we hit $4000, we'll unlock the Zombie Rabbits, and you'll be able to add that to your pledge for just $5 per bag (at least 5, maybe more...hard to tell at the moment...but 5 rabbits for $5 is a deal no matter who you are...and these are Zombie Rabbits!). How could you possibly lose? (Okay, I guess if they came back to life on your workbench and attacked you, that might count as losing...hard to say, really...:D)

Also, anyone ordering anything that requires an actual shipment from me will receive THREE ZOMBIE RABBITS FREE!

Awww, you can't leave Spy Gal out in the cold, can you? We achieve this Stretch Goal and you unlock the sculpting of this fine lady, AND EVERYONE AT HERO LEVEL AND ABOVE WILL RECEIVE SPY GAL FREE!

We will also create a special Spy Gal-themed adventure scenario, "The Spy Gal Who Loved Me," which will be added as a PDF for all participants that are getting a rulebook - and the adventure is an automatic bonus and FREE.

And Now She's Free!

We will create a set of Cardstock Standups for you to use that will include all the major characters from SuperFogeys *plus* the Giant Monster from the Time Travel adventure *and* the Giant Robot that menaced Vegas! They will be included *FOR FREE* as PDFs for anyone getting any version of the rulebook. They will also be available as hard copy for an additional pledge amount. I will nail that down once we are closer.

We will create and produce a playable map of Valhalla, covering all levels and floors. They will be included *FOR FREE* as PDFs for anyone getting any version of the rulebook. They will also be available as hard copy for an additional pledge amount. I will nail that down once we are closer.

We achieve this Stretch Goal and you unlock the sculpting of this hero, AND EVERYONE AT HERO LEVEL AND ABOVE WILL RECEIVE SWIFTY FREE!

We will also create a special Swifty-themed adventure scenario, "Faster Than A Speeding Walker," which will be added as a PDF for all participants that are getting a rulebook - and the adventure is an automatic bonus and FREE.

We achieve this Stretch Goal and you unlock the sculpting of this great hero, AND EVERYONE AT HERO LEVEL AND ABOVE WILL RECEIVE SPACE PIG FREE!

We will also create a special Space Pig-themed adventure scenario, "Dream Weaver" which will be added as a PDF for all participants that are getting a rulebook - and the adventure is an automatic bonus and FREE.

And more as we move along!

Reward Levels

Below is more description on the different Reward Levels.

Honored Lackey - Your name will be inscribed on the walls of the website as a worthy supporter of this project, and earn our undying thanks. This level can be chosen more than once.

Novice Sidekick - Same as "Honored Lackey" plus your name will be in the PDF version of the book and include your Hero name (ex: John "SuperGuy" Smith). You will also receive the PDF version of the book.  

Figure Collector - Same as "Honored Lackey" plus you will receive one of each of the Captain Spectacular and Dr. Rocket figures, plus 3 Zombie Rabbits. You also are allowed to add-on other figures as they come available. International bidders will need to add $10 shipping. This option does *not* include the game itself. This level can be chosen more than once.

Eco Hero - Same as "Novice Sidekick," plus you get the first two figures - Captain Spectacular and Dr. Rocket, plus 3 Zombie Rabbits. Eligible to add on other items.

Sidekick - Same as "Novice Sidekick" plus you will receive the printed book as soon as it is available. You are also eligible to "Add-on" other rewards and options. International Customers will need to add $10 shipping to their pledge. Estimated delivery: Mar 2013 Add $10 to ship outside the US. This level can be chosen more than once.  

Hero - Same as "Sidekick" plus you will receive both a Captain Spectacular and a Dr. Rocket figure. You are also eligible to "Add-on" other rewards and options. Assuming certain stretch goals are met, additional figures can be added to this level at no additional cost. International Customers will need to add $10 shipping to their pledge. This level can be chosen more than once.

Storied Hero - Same as "Hero" plus you will receive copy of the "SuperFogeys Collection - Chapter 1-5 + bonus stories." A 96 page book, this is in limited supply. You are also eligible to "Add-on" other rewards and options. Assuming certain stretch goals are met, additional figures can be added to this level at no additional cost. International Customers will need to add $10 shipping to their pledge. This level cannot be chosen more than once.

Action Hero - Same as "Hero", plus you will receive one of 9 original sketch cards done by Marc LaPierre, the Artist for the SuperFogeys, and other artists connected to the comic. You are also eligible to "Add-on" other rewards and options. Assuming certain stretch goals are met, additional figures can be added to this level at no additional cost. International Customers will need to add $10 shipping to their pledge. This level cannot be chosen more than once.

Amazing Hero - Same as "Storied Hero" plus you also receive one of six original full size (8 1/2 x 11) sketches by Marc LaPierre, the Artist for the SuperFogeys. You are also eligible to "Add-on" other rewards and options. Assuming certain stretch goals are met, additional figures can be added to this level at no additional cost. International Customers will need to add $10 shipping to their pledge. This level cannot be chosen more than once.

Retailer Hero - A package best suited for retailers, this includes 5 copies of the printed book (MSRP $19.95 ea.) plus 5 of each of Captain Spectacular and Dr. Rocket (MSRP $5 ea.). Does not qualify for any bonus levels.International Customers will need to add $10 shipping to their pledge. (A small addition to this level is that a Retailer can pick & choose 10 of whatever the miniatures available at the end of the Kickstarter are, not just the first two if they don't want them that way).

4 Color Hero - Same as "Hero" plus you get another pair of the first two figures professionally painted. (Yes, that means you get an unpainted pair, and a painted pair.) You are also eligible to "Add-on" other rewards and options. Assuming certain stretch goals are met, additional figures can be added to this level at no additional cost. International Customers will need to add $10 shipping to their pledge.

Incredible Hero - Same as "Hero" plus you also receive one of six original  sketch cards by Brock Heasley, the Creator of the SuperFogeys. You are also eligible to "Add-on" other rewards and options. Assuming certain stretch goals are met, additional figures can be added to this level at no additional cost. International Customers will need to add $10 shipping to their pledge. This level cannot be chosen more than once.

Fantastic Hero - Same as "Hero" plus you also receive one of two original sketches (8 1/2 x 11) by Brock Heasley, the Creator of the SuperFogeys. You are also eligible to "Add-on" other rewards and options. Assuming certain stretch goals are met, additional figures can be added to this level at no additional cost. International Customers will need to add $10 shipping to their pledge. This level cannot be chosen more than once.

Magical Hero - Same as "Hero" plus you get 1 original color drawing (9 x 12) of the character of your choice done by Charles Paul Wilson III, creator and artist for "The Stuff of Legend." Mr. Wilson has a packed schedule, so this may be the only way to get one of his pictures any time soon! You are also eligible to "Add-on" other rewards and options. Assuming certain stretch goals are met, additional figures can be added to this level at no additional cost. International Customers will need to add $10 shipping to their pledge.

Legendary Hero - Same as "Hero," plus you will receive a custom sketch card drawn by Brock Heasley, creator and original artist of The SuperFogeys. And you get to pick what character. Also, you (or a character you create*) will appear in a SuperFogeys strip! You are also eligible to "Add-on" other rewards and options. Assuming certain stretch goals are met, additional figures can be added to this level at no additional cost. International Customers will need to add $10 shipping to their pledge. *Subject to approval on grounds of taste, etc.  

Captain Spectacular - Same as "Hero" plus you also get the original master figure for Captain Spectacular, as sculpted by Gene Van Horne in Fimo. (No commercial reproduction rights are included in this, just the master figure...which is pretty cool when you think about it...:D). Assuming certain stretch goals are met, additional figures can be added to this level at no additional cost. International Customers will need to add $10 shipping to their pledge.

Dr. Rocket- Same as "Hero" plus you also get the original master figure for Dr. Rocket, as sculpted by Gene Van Horne in Fimo. (No commercial reproduction rights are included in this, just the master figure...which is pretty cool when you think about it...:D). Assuming certain stretch goals are met, additional figures can be added to this level at no additional cost. International Customers will need to add $10 shipping to their pledge.

Interstellar Hero - Same as "Hero", plus you will work with Brock to create a new retired superhero resident of Valhalla, including complete background, history, costume, etc. That character will be a permanent piece of the Superfogeys Universe! This profile will appear in the game product. The character is guaranteed to appear in at least 2 strips. And you will retain a "<<insert hero name>> created by <<YOU>>" credit whenever the character appears. You will also receive a full-color original drawing of your character by Marc LaPierre, suitably framed. (Brock Heasley will retain all other rights, and no royalties of any kind will be paid. Legal agreement must be signed for character to appear.)

Unrivaled Villain - Same as "Hero", plus you will work with Brock to create a new retired supervillain resident of Valhalla, including complete background, history, costume, etc. That character will be a permanent piece of the Superfogeys Universe! This profile will appear in the game product. The character is guaranteed to appear in at least 2 strips. And you will retain a "<<insert hero name>> created by <<YOU>>" credit whenever the character appears. You will also receive a full-color original drawing of your character by Marc LaPierre, suitably framed. (Brock Heasley will retain all other rights, and no royalties of any kind will be paid. Legal agreement must be signed for character to appear.)

Add-Ons

These are things that can be added to your pledge - options that may or may not appeal to you...just add the cost to your pledge (assuming it is eligible for add-ons), and we'll get the details afterwards with the Pledge Manager. All GREEN background items can be added from the beginning. RED Background add-ons are only available once certain stretch goals have been met.

The books are going to be printed with Color covers and black & white interiors. If you want your book to be color inside and out, you can get that for just $10 more. This version will only be available to backers of this Kickstarter, and we will not be printed additional copies in color.

 You can get additional Captain Spectacular figures for just $5 each added to your pledge.

You can get additional Dr. Rocket figures for just $5 each added to your pledge.

If you want to add new characters and powers to your "SuperFogeys" game, you will need a copy of the "Super-Powered Miniatures Combat" rules, upon which the book was based. For just $5 you can get the PDF version of the book. (Normally $8).

If you want to add new characters and powers to your "SuperFogeys" game, you will need a copy of the "Super-Powered Miniatures Combat" rules, upon which the book was based. For just $10 you can get both the printed version (normally $15) and the PDF of the book. (Normally $8).

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Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

There are risks with any project that anyone tries. We have tried to minimize those with this project, but we are certainly still susceptible to Alien Invasions, Rogue Asteroids, Tornadoes (I do live in Texas), and even Earthquakes (we had one that was centered 1/4 mile from my apartment about a month ago...seriously!).

Team Frog Studios has released quite a few games over the years, so no one should have any concern that we cannot produce a good book with a solid system behind it. And we have also, with the kind assistance of Reaper Miniatures, managed to release nearly 200 miniatures so far. That shows our ability to get that done as well.

The SuperFogeys Adventure Game book will come out, regardless of the outcome of the Kickstarter. So will the first two figures of Captain Spectacular and Dr. Rocket. The book will be released as a PDF with a small print run, and the figures available like one of our normal releases.

What we hope to accomplish is to fund the book for wider distribution, and offset some of the costs of creating a lot more figures from the Superfogeys universe. We think there is a huge market for characters like this, and we hope you believe that as well.

The biggest challenge we face would actually come from being too successful. If we get as much support as we could, it might be difficult finding enough sculptors to get all the figures done by the launch (especially with all the other projects running on Kickstarter and elsewhere right now). One advantage I have is my relationship with Reaper Miniatures and their stable of talent. I feel confident we should be able to get everything done in a reasonable amount of time.

FAQ

  • $10. Total. Regardless of what levels your choose, or how many extras you add. That's it.

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  • Yes, they are $5 each. Just increase your pledge by $5 for each extra you want, make a note for yourself that you did that, and tell us when we send you the link to the Pledge Manager at the end of the Kickstarter. And that is how much it will be for any unlocked additional characters as well (like the Killer Zombie Rabbit Horde, and Spy Gal, etc...

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  • No and Yes. "The SuperFogeys Game" book does not include anything on character creation, as it is focused on their world and the characters in it. However, if you would like to add to that world (or build your own campaign off of that), you can get a copy of "Super-Powered Miniatures Combat" as an Add-On (see above). "The SuperFogeys Game" was built from that, is 100% compatible, and includes everything you'll need.

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  • No one, because real heroes wouldn't fight. Oh, and those other two are from someone else's trademarked and copywritten universe...and they don't really have much of a sense of humor. (Those two characters are Registered Trademarks of DC Comics, used without permission, solely for humorous purposes...please don't eat me...)

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  • As of 11/20/12 at 11:00AM CST, you can do one of everything for "Storied Hero" ($50), Full Color Book ($10), Super Powered Miniatures Combat (Print & PDF) ($10), & Killer Zombie Rabbit Horde ($5) for a total of $75. As of this writing, we have 12 of the "Storied Hero" level left...once those are gone, one of each would be $55.

    I left out any of the sketches, sketch cards, special appearances, or the master figures, as they are one of a kind things...

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