It was early in the morning when Scozfondler came racing into the hall of the mountain king. Hanniballs was sprawled in the jacuzzi, snoring and bubbling away like a flatulent pig. "Sire! Sire!" The goblin yelped, jumping around in excitement. Hanniballs opened one eye, extended one foot from the foamy water and lifted the grotty little bogle with his wrinkled toes. The king yawned and lazily flapped his tongue at a passing fly, "What is it Scozfondler?". "It's gnomevember sire" whimpered Scozfondler, trying to get his toes to purchase on the floor, "in the year of the gnome". "Why so it is" rumbled the king and he dropped his chief vizier and wrinkle-delver hard onto the flagstones. "Those summiters will be coming down to try and reclaim my bathhouse. Send for Funguzzler the mould-keeper and give them kobolds in the casting room a kick. Let's see what we can scrape together to welcome them with."
Gnomes and goblins are the latest additions to The Woods range of folklore-inspired miniatures. We're taking these to Kickstarter in order to fund the production run and hopefully generate some extra cash to throw at the excellent artists who are scribbling away on our forthcoming publication. Many of these sculpts come from concepts created by our wonderful illustrators, we hope you love them as much as we do.
How does it work?
We're keeping this simple. You can pledge for figures individually, in pre-constructed sets or any combination of the two. All pledge levels can pick from the sets and singles listed below by adding the cost shown to their pledge. For those who want a full complement of gnomes or goblins there are pledge levels that will get you all the sets shown plus a bonus figure at a discount. For those who want everything on offer there's a special pledge level that gives you even more.
There's also a special earlybird (Gnarly beard) offer available for the first day of the campaign, so it pays to get in early!
All miniatures are cast in lead pewter unless otherwise stated and are supplied without bases.
These miniatures have been designed to complement a forthcoming book from Oakbound Studio and most will be available to buy after the campaign completes, however the prices in our online shop will be higher than those shown in this Kickstarter.
Simply add the amount shown in the top corner to include the set in your pledge. One of each set is already included in the Gnominee and King under the Mountain plegdes.
Gnomes are an ancient people, guardians of the balance of the cosmos. A balance which must be maintained across their three elements- heat, light and sound.
Bahkka are the guild of heat. When the balance of energy shifts too much towards the cold a douse of fire from their flamethrowers restores equilibrium.
Baitit are the guild of light. When the balance of energy shifts too much to the dark their mirrored suits redirect light to where it is needed.
Jietna are the guild of sound. When the balance shifts too much to the quiet the hornsounders let rip.
Pech are a race of hill gnome, shunned by other gnomes for going beardless. They are expert brewers and when danger threatens they create the nahg spirithosts, binding souls of dead animals into the bodies of gnomes and creating vicious berserkers.
Simply add the amount shown in the top corner to include the set in your pledge. One of each set is already included in the Goblinfantry and King under the Mountain plegdes.
Goblins are the bane of the gnomes' well-ordered lives. Imprisoned as slave-labour in the mines of the fae they have thrown off their chains and declared war against their captors. Their madcap arms race is making life ever more uncomfortable for their gnomish neighbours.
Stallu are hobgoblins, big and savage. They are perfectly capable of causing harm on purpose, whereas the bogles do so more by accident.
Goblins come in all shapes and sizes, united by their shared suffering under the fae and desire for revenge. Oh, and love of a good party!
Bogles are the smallest of the goblins, the kind who'll bite yer kneecaps off.
Simply add the amount shown in the top corner of any unlocked set to include the set in your pledge.
The Huldra are an all-female half-fae folk who live on the summit of Mount Silence. They are proud hunters and warriors. Their male alter-egos, the Huldraugur, are vampiric creatures of darkness, few of whom are capable of independent thought.
Every Gnompany pledge will receive a free resin Gnome Dutki, each Goblinfantry pledge will receive a free resin Goblin Bludgeoner. Each King Under The Mountain and Gnarly Beard pledge will receive both.
Simply add the amount shown to include the miniature in your pledge.
Whenever we hit one of these targets an extra miniature will become available to add to your pledge. Some of these models are still WIP and all will need moulds making, so please allow an extra month for delivery of pledges which include unlocked miniatures.
Once we've collected details of your pledge we'll calculate shipping and invoice you when your miniatures are ready to ship. We use Royal Mail signed and tracked services, but if you order a large amount outside the UK we will look into other trusted couriers to get the price as low as possible for you. As a guide shipping to the UK for a dozen figures is normally £3-4, £10-15 for Europe and £15-20 for USA, Canada and Australia.
Risks and challenges
Oakbound Studio is no stranger to Kickstarter, or to producing miniatures. We have 5 years' experience as a miniatures manufacturer and decades of hobby time behind that. We have worked successfully with Macrocosm Miniatures who are doing the casting for this project, you may recognise them from many other fun kickstarters that have been successful in recent years. Master moulds have already been made so we're ready to roll with production moulds as soon as the project completes. We recognise, of course, that with the best intentions things can go awry and will let you know as soon as we do if there is a hiccup with production.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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