This Saturday I will be at Owlcon at Rice University in Houston, so if you are a Houston-area backer, come say hi!
W23 and Miniatures
We have been working on a code update to Warehouse 23, our online store, for a looooong time, and last week it launched. We do NOT yet have all the bugs out, but we’re stomping them as fast as we can. When those bugs are dead, it'll be a much better store. Among other things, the new system lets you put physical and digital items in the same cart, a long overdue improvement!
Right now you will not find the miniatures there. We’re still adjusting our pricing. Metal minis are just a lot less cost-effective than they used to be; for instance, see here and here for a couple of stories about Games Workshop’s phasing them out.
(Incidentally, on the first day W23 was open with the new cart, some of the miniatures were in it at crazy high prices. Bug bug bug. We think we have made it right with everyone who ordered at the crazy prices. If not, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.)
So what about plastic minis? We are looking at Shapeways and other 3D printing options. Files have been prepared and we’ll test them soon. More on that if and when it happens.
Thanks, by the way, to everyone who asked if we had talked to Reaper about custom casting. We definitely did, since they are right here in Texas. But Reaper has all the work that they can handle, thanks to their own successful Kickstarters, and has neither the time nor the space to take on outside jobs.
The scenario contest closed last week. We got more than 40 entries, and Daniel is crunching on them now.
Out of the 12,000 boxes we printed, it looks as though right now our warehouse has 16 of the regular 6th Edition sets left. Anyone can order those. But only 16 of anyone . . . Anyone #17 is out of luck. At last count, we have 24 of the Kickstarter edition, and they’ll be available, to supporters only, as soon as we teach the new shopping cart to read the Kickstarter supporter list.
- Steve J.