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Classic fantasy monster miniatures in chibi anime style along w/ a 40pg color art book & new RPG Game
192 backers pledged $18,676 to help bring this project to life.

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FUNDED!!!  - Thank you backers

NOTE TO NEW/EXISTING BACKERS! - Due to stretch goals we have increase the number of points for several reward levels.

  • BUGBEAR now has 51 points
  • TROLL now has 82 points
  • WARLORD now has 113 points
  • SORCERESS now has 174 points
  • LICH now has 236 points
  • ELDER DRAGON  now has 302 points

Stretch Goals

#9 - $18000 - Bast(et) will be included in the point list figures for 5 points.

#8 - $17000 - Rock Elemental will be included in the point list figures for 5 points.

#7 - $15500 - Scorpion miniature will be included in the point list figures.  1 for 3 points, 4 for 10 points and 6 for 15 points.

#6 - $14000 - Sobek Warrior miniature included in the point list as a 5 point miniature.

#5 - $13000 - Wererat miniature included in the point list as a 5 point miniature.

#4 - $12000 - Dryad miniature included in the point list as a 5 point miniature.

#3 - $11000 - Bat swarm miniature included in the point list figures. 1 for 3 point, 4 for 10 points and 6 for 15 points.

#2 - $10000 - Free extra points added to several reward levels (see above table for new totals)

#1 - $9500 - Axeman miniature included in the point list figures as a 5 point miniature.

The Project

This is our FIFTH chibi miniatures project. At conventions we are frequently asked when we will be making more core fantasy miniatures.  So we wanted to use this KickStarter to expand this line.  We are starting with a baker's dozen of new miniatures to bring in a mix of new dungeon monsters. This is a small set but we already have plans for being able to expand it with stretch goals.

We want your feedback, so please leave comments. We plan to engage our backers and would love ideas for dungeon monsters that you think need to be stretch goals.

The Miniatures

The miniatures are provided unpainted in spincast resin. The miniatures will require light clean up and some assembly (although we did our best to keep the figures with as few pieces as possible). The basic miniatures will normally be 30mm tall to the top of the figurine's head and large figures wlll be 40mm or larger in height with the total height listed next to the figure's name.

Selecting your Rewards

The different reward levels give you a number of points to spend on the figurines. You select a reward with the number of points that you desire and then when you complete the pledge manager you will be able to select exactly the miniatures you want and only the miniatures you want to spend your money on (so you get the most bang for your reward dollars).  You will pick your specific miniatures through a pledge manager sent to you after the KickStarter ends.

Here is the list of all the miniatures currently unlocked for this KickStarter.

We have received from Juan our 3-D sculpt images for the first few miniatures.  Wanted to share them with everyone.  The Wise Sensai chibi we already sell is in the image for scale comparison.

ADD-ONs

Walking in a Chibi Wonderland ($20 bound softcover add-on / $15 PDF version / $30 for both)

Over the last 4 Chibi KickStarter projects, we have had people ask us ... if you make an art book of Lorraine's awesome Chibi art ... I'd love to get it.  We have created a 40 page full color art book of all of Lorraine's art that became a miniature (about 180 pieces of art in the book).   You can get the book as an add-on only (no points for this due to the cost of printing it).  A bound softcover version of the book is a $20 add-on.  A PDF version is an add-on for $15.  You can get both the softcover and PDF for $30 add-on.   Not only is the book filled with Lorraine's art but also includes comments from Lorraine and Impact! about the inspiration for the art and miniatures made from the art.  (Note: if you get the PDF the images are still the property of Impact! and Lorraine Schelter and may not be used for commercial purposes without both of their permission).

Chibi World RPG rules ($10 add-on / $12 add-on w/module)  (both are free with pledges of $100 or more)

Thanks to the talent of Steve Gilbert, we now have a Chibi RPG game system that uses the Impact! Chibi, CHIBI WORLD.  The game includes the full rules for playing adventures and creating your own modules for use with the system.  The game rules includes a full Beastiary with stats for most of the Impact! chibi miniatures.  Steve even has finished his first full module for you to play with the game rules (Module 1A - The Lost Temple of Chibi Harin-Ra).  The Chibi World RPG uses a step die mechanic for improving your player characters so instead of adding +1 to rolls and then needing special rules to account for rolling 1 being a failure, you roll the next highest even die for your ability.  So if you rolled a D8 to use your sword and improve that ability, next time you'll roll a D10.   Full sets of the dice to use with the game are included as a points option for the KickStarter (all the evens from D6 to D20...however you can still use the rules even if you do not have a D14, D16, and D18).  If you pledge $100 or more on the KickStarter, we will include the Chibi World PDF and first module for free.   Otherwise you can get the RPG Rulebook and Beastiary as a PDF as a $10 add-on (or $12 if you also include receiving a PDF of the Lost Temple module as well).

Special Chibi Miniatures 

The Trucker (30mm - $4 add-on) (points cannot be used to get this figure in your reward)

The Trucker is not really a monster but he seems to land himself around them a bit too frequently.   We are working on producing this miniature for a special project and are able to offer him to the backers at a discount from what the miniature will cost when it is in our store at the normal $5 price.

Killer Reptile (30mm - $4 add-on) (points cannot be used to get this figure in your reward)
The Killer Reptile was disappointed when the KS backers said they would prefer for him to not show up as a stretch goal.  However Tom's son pulled out his "Dad will make you one miniature that you really want" coupon and used it to have the Killer Reptile join the Chibi Monster Kingdom.  So this figure is going to be made special for my son without using KickStarter funds but he agreed to allow all of you to be able to get him for a discount.   So for a $4 add-on this 30mm monster can join your reward.
Scarab Beetle and Chi-bee Swarm miniatures - $3 for each figure or a pack of 4 of one type for $10 or a pack of 6 of one type for $15
If we reach $19,000 these swarm miniatures will be unlocked for points as stretch goals.  But if you'd like to get them even if we do not reach $19,000 you can add them on to your pledge as add-on miniatures.  (Chibi swarm Scarab Beetle and swarm Chi-bee are shown next to the swarm Scorpion in the below image)


Early Backers

If you are one of the backers to join the project early at the $75 or higher level, you will have the option to get a free set of 14 Dungeon Adventurer D6 dice with your reward.

The Team

Chris Adkerson and Tom Anders are the owners of Impact! Chris is a logistical and product development partner and Tom handles all the nuts and bolts to make the company run (web development, taxes, bookkeeping, inventory, shipping, etc.) You may see comments from either of them from the Impact! account.

Lorraine Schleter is the amazingly talented artist who turns our descriptions into the incredible Chibi art that we use to design the sculptures.

Juan Miguel López Barea is the equally talented digital artist who creates 3-D sculpts. He sculpted many of the new figures. 

Nick Kelsch and Velvet Mark Keenan are two physical sculptors who did several of the miniatures in the starting 13 for this KickStarter.  

Last but definitely NOT least  

There is one major way that KickStarters are successful: Social Media. If you want to help us fund and then hit all these stretch goals, please take a few moments to share the project on Facebook, send out a tweet on Twitter or start a thread on your favorite forum to discuss the project. Let the people know we are here so the project can be as successful as possible.  

Finally, thank you in advance for backing and helping support our project!  

Tom and Chris @ Impact!

DISCLAIMER and spincast resin details (Trollcast):  

Specs: Trollcast is a hard (75D) heat resistant plastic resin. You might find some small bubbles on the underneath side of the miniatures from the spincast process but we do our best to keep them away from the miniature.  Trollcast is much harder, and tougher, than normal resin. Trollcast can withstand 320F, and can handle prolonged exposure at 150F with ease (so our Australian friends should not have any problems during the summer). It can be super-glued together, and takes standard miniature paints easily (we recommend you might want to wash the figures first to remove any mold release agent that might still be on the miniature.)  

Safety:  Trollcast is very safe ... so why you ask do we include a safety section to our KickStarter?   We had a person buy a Trollcast figure and stick it into direct flame over his kitchen stove to "soften" it so he could modify it.  As would be expected with any item you stick into flame ... it caught fire ... which resulted in him reporting the product to the United States Consumer Product Saftey Commission and us promising that on all future sales we would make sure we tell our customers to please not light their toys on fire.  So here goes:   Trollcast should never be exposed to direct flame. Other than this, Trollcast has no special safety precautions, the dust in non- carcinogenic. However: all material dusts will irritate the lining of the lungs, and make existing conditions worse, so we recommend wearing a dust mask. Better safe than sorry! Trollcast is safe to expose to INDIRECT heat. Unlike many plastics (PVC etc.) it does not give off toxic vapours. Heating Trollcast to 320F from indirect heat is safe (say on a piece of foil on a cookie sheet in an oven), and a good way to soften the material in order to reposition/bend parts (then plunge into cold water to set). AGAIN DO NOT EXPOSE TROLLCAST to an open flame. Heck.. don't expose any resin or plastic toy from any company to direct flame. It is just a REALLY bad idea okay.

Risks and challenges

The largest challenges have already been overcome. We have finished the concept art and paid for the sculpting for the project. The only remaining obstacle would be something disastrous happening to our resin caster, which would require finding a new caster. However, given our multi-year working relationship, that should be in the long odds category.

Given that we already successfully handled 4 previous Chibi miniatures projects (200+ new figurines) we have learned the most important lessons we needed to ensure this project is a success.

Our last 3 Chibi projects have been delivered between 2 month early and 2 months late so no major delays wondering if you will ever get your miniatures.

For full disclosure, we currently have three outstanding KickStarter for new dice suitable for use with Dungeon Crawl Classics, Fantasy Football miniatures, and Earthdawn miniatures. All of these projects are in motion and should be fully shipped out before these figures should be ready for shipping so there should be no problems with timing due to our other projects.

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    GOBLIN LEVEL - You receive 5 points to use to select from the list of available miniatures for the project. You may add points to this level for $1 each.

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    ELECTRONIC FILE OPTION - This pledge is just to get the PDF of the Chibi World RPG. If you just want the PDF of the Chibi Art Book, then pledge $15 for this level. You can add on other electronic items to this reward level as well. No physical shipped rewards can be pledged for with this level.

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    WALKING IN A CHIBI WONDERLAND - This reward is only to get the Softcover copy of the Chibi Art Book. No miniatures can be included with this reward level. You may add PDF copies of the Art Book to this reward for $10, add-on the PDF of the Chibi World RPG for $10 ($12 with module) or additional copies of the Softcover Art Book to this level for $20.

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    ORC LEVEL - You receive 25 points to use to select from the list of available miniatures for the project. Starting at $20,000, Stretch Goals will increase the number of picks you get with this level. You may add points to this level for $1 each.

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    BUGBEAR LEVEL - You receive 50 points to use to select from the list of available miniatures for the project. Starting at $10,000, Stretch Goals will increase the number of picks you get with this level. You may add points to this level for $1 each.

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    TROLL LEVEL - You receive 80 points to use to select from the list of available miniatures for the project. Starting at $10,000, Stretch Goals will increase the number of picks you get with this level. You may add points to this level for $1 each.

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    TROLL LEVEL (EARLY BACKERS) - You get a free set of Dungeon Adventurers Dice. You also receive 80 points to use to select from the list of available miniatures for the project. Starting at $10,000, Stretch Goals will increase the number of picks you get with this level. You may add points to this level for $1 each.

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    WARLORD LEVEL - You receive 110 points to use to select from the list of available miniatures for the project. Starting at $10,000, Stretch Goals will increase the number of picks you get with this level. You will receive a free PDF copy of the Chibi World RPG and Module 1-A with this reward. You may add points to this level for $1 each.

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    WARLORD LEVEL (EARLY BACKERS)- You get a free set of Dungeon Adventurers Dice. You receive 110 points to use to select from the list of available miniatures for the project. Starting at $10,000, Stretch Goals will increase the number of picks you get with this level. You will receive a free PDF copy of the Chibi World RPG and Module 1-A with this reward. You may add points to this level for $1 each.

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    SORCERESS LEVEL - You receive 170 points to use to select from the list of available miniatures for the project. Starting at $10,000, Stretch Goals will increase the number of picks you get with this level. You will receive a free PDF copy of the Chibi World RPG and Module 1-A with this reward. You may add points to this level for $1 each.

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    SORCERESS LEVEL (EARLY BACKERS) - You get a free set of Dungeon Adventurers Dice. You receive 170 points to use to select from the list of available miniatures for the project. Starting at $10,000, Stretch Goals will increase the number of picks you get with this level. You will receive a free PDF copy of the Chibi World RPG and Module 1-A with this reward. You may add points to this level for $1 each.

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    LICH LEVEL - You receive 230 points to use to select from the list of available miniatures for the project. Starting at $10,000, Stretch Goals will increase the number of picks you get with this level. You will receive a free PDF copy of the Chibi World RPG and Module 1-A with this reward. You may add points to this level for $1 each.

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    LICH LEVEL (EARLY BACKERS) - You get a free set of Dungeon Adventurers Dice. You receive 230 points to use to select from the list of available miniatures for the project. Starting at $10,000, Stretch Goals will increase the number of picks you get with this level. You will receive a free PDF copy of the Chibi World RPG and Module 1-A with this reward. You may add points to this level for $1 each.

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    ELDER DRAGON LEVEL - You receive 290 points to use to select from the list of available miniatures for the project. Starting at $10,000, Stretch Goals will increase the number of picks you get with this level. You will receive a free PDF copy of the Chibi World RPG and Module 1-A with this reward. You may add points to this level for $1 each.

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    ELDER DRAGON LEVEL (EARLY BACKERS)- You get a free set of Dungeon Adventurers Dice. You receive 290 points to use to select from the list of available miniatures for the project. Starting at $10,000, Stretch Goals will increase the number of picks you get with this level. You will receive a free PDF copy of the Chibi World RPG and Module 1-A with this reward. You may add points to this level for $1 each.

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