Effincoolminis.com is a small Ohio based miniatures company and casting facility. John and Phillip have been life long role players with a serious itch when it comes to minis. We own our own casting facility for both 100% lead free pewter and resin.
BTW - If you are wondering what happened to our original Kickstarter video we discuss it here.
We designed these Giant Trolls as a fun sculpting project. We liked how they came out, so we printed them up and decided to cast them. We personally love large models for use in a game, and can easily imagine many scenarios around these guys. They are inspired by a mixture of Giant Trolls from the First edition Fiend Folio, and David Trampier's Trolls from the Wormy comics in Dragon Magazine.
The Big Bastards measure nearly 80mm to the top of their ears, and will only be cast in 100% lead free pewter. They weigh in at nearly 6.5 oz a piece, so they are very weighty. Great for shaking up the country side.
The picture shows the initial resin test prints. Krump is actually not sized properly and is now quite a bit larger to match the scale of his flea infested buddies. The models are also being cast as multi part so some minor assembly will be required.
With such a small funding level in place, we are confident that we will reach our goal. We do however have a couple very fun Stretch goals planned for this. We have tapped on veteran Dungeon Magazine contributor Willie Walsh to write a scenario for these Giant Trolls, and if you are familiar with his work, you can bet that it will be a fun filled roller coaster of an adventure!
How Big are these guys?
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Painted Example of Plash by Pennyfew Painting:
Who is Willie Walsh?:
A teaser from Willie Walsh of Glogg Bangshead and the Cavern of Curses.
Who is Vivienne?:
Vivienne is a model that we designed to represent a captive of the evil forces that are at play in the adventure that Willie is writing. For a small $5.00 pledge, you will receive 1 Vivienne for use in any campaign you might have!
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$3,000.00- All backers at the Hero level receive 1 free PDF copy of Glogg Bangshead and the Cavern of Curses for Pathfinder Roleplaying Game . All other backers will have the option to purchase a copy of the PDF
$5,000.00- All backers at the HERO level receive 1 physical copy and 1 PDF copy of Glogg Bangshead and the Cavern of Curses. All other backers will have the option to purchase a physical copy.
$5,500.00- Glogg Bangshead and the Cavern of Curses will be converted to be compatible with OSRIC/1st Edition rules, and will be available as an alternative to the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game version.
$6,000.00- Glogg Bangshead and the Cavern of Curses will be converted to be compatible with 5th Edition rules, and will be available as an alternative to the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game version.
Timeline for Release :
Since most of the primary work is done on the miniatures end of this project, we actually should be able to start shipping them out during the week following completion. If the adventure is completed by that time it should be able to ship as well, but we will keep our backers updated on the progress of that part of this Kickstarter.
Shipping & Handling:
Shipping and handling charges will be invoiced at the end of the Kickstarter, as per USPS.
Risks and challenges
We feel that the risks for the miniatures side of this project are extremely minimal. Unlike most miniatures companies on Kickstarter, we own our own casting facility for both 100% lead free pewter and resin. The master models are already in hand and test molds have been made. The only thing left for us to do is final touch ups on the masters and a new set of molds for each Mini will need to be made.
Having said all of this, we acknowledge that there can always be challenges that come up but we are a bit like these trolls as we are determined to push our way through any obstacles to reach the goals of a successful and enjoyable Kickstarter.
The main stretch goal for this project is to publish a scenario using these minis. This scenario will be written by Willie Walsh. Should we reach that goal, there will be a bit more time added to the delivery of that product, as Willie is still not completely finished writing the adventure. We are confident though with our resources and connections in the gaming industry that should we reach that goal, we will be able to turn that product over very rapidly as well.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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