Wildlands Horde - Final item on the FPM1 backlog is hat-tip to Tomb of Annihilation
The FPM backlog has been a long road, but the end of that road is now in sight.
The Wildlands Horde is fully sketched, and while final edits and coloring... Read more
Servants of the Spider Queen and The Last Parsec have final art, should be rolling out in the next week.
So, the 'final steps' of these took a little longer than usual, partly because I was out of the office for PAX South, and partly because everyone tends to be... Read more
Quick update - Servants + The Last Parsec should be ready soon.
I hate reporting nothing new, but it's also wrong to be absent for too long no update at all. So here's what I know;
Servants of the Spider Queen Horde... Read more
Flat Plastic Miniatures 2, Zombies Horde, Orcs Horde, 5E Wizard Spell Effects
Man, let me say so much is happening it's a wonderful time! A lot of it stressful and busy, but that's a very good problem to have. Every 3 months... Read more
General Update - September 30, 2016 - Zombies, Sci Fi teasers, Pirates teasers
Not much has changed from last time, but general progress in a number of smaller areas, and I owe you an update, so here goes.
GenCon Damage, All... Read more
FPM update, GenCon, production and moving forward
This will be the first time I'm creating an update from my phone, so bear with any typos.
GenCon - success and mishap
So our first GenCon was certainly a... Read more
August 2 - GENCONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN
I've never been, so I don't know if that many N's are necessary, but I'm hopeful they are =D If you're going to GenCon, come see us in booth 2402,... Read more
General Update - July 6th
Orders keep shipping! (That's about 120 orders)
Over the next 30 days, I'm either dealing with something for GenCon, or shipping new FPM orders, or I'll be flying to /... Read more
Production Update - June 23
I've been in OC for 4 days now producing all night long, and "keeping that laser going", and we've got a lot to show for it!
Basically, everything needed to... Read more
International Shipping Launches, Animals and Familiars in-hand, Flawed Discounts, Real costs breakdown of EU Friendly Shipping
Okay, quite a bit of little things to update. Things are going along, every few days I'm getting another shipment of components and right out the door they go. We're... Read more
General Update - Hundreds more base panels ready - Animals and Familiars finished
So in a nutshell, I'm behind. Without going into details, my grandmother got sick - so my family had an unexpected road trip to make. Phil spent some... Read more
Shipping Update 04-08-16, Legendary Art complete!
So, tax season is almost over, that's taken a lot of my time lately. But my end is finished and it's sent off to the tax people to wave their... Read more
Simple Update - Shipping Continues
462 Shipped out of 1049 total orders
Not much else to say, shipping continues, we're currently waiting on more bases and working on the digital files again. This has been... Read more
Colored Bases and Legendary Creatures Update
So, we had a plan for how we wanted to produce the Colored Bases. Our first batches worked decently well, but followup batches have continuous problems, and we've... Read more
Shipping Update - 2/22/2016 - 50 more boxes shipped
Hello everyone! PAX and OrcCon are over, and now begins a long stretch of continual shipping. After 2 days, I'm putting another 50 boxes in the mail, and I do... Read more
Shipping Update - 2/6/2016 - 49 more boxes shipped
Today is my daughter's Birthday, and in a few days I'll be heading down to Orange County to prep for Orccon 2016 / Strategicon, but in the meantime I'm tearing... Read more
Shipping, Printer is running beautifully, PAX South
Some of you may already know that we just concluded the Roleplaying Spell Effects kickstarter, which ended late last night, and I immediately packed up and drove to Orange County,... Read more
Silver Dragon, Flying Bases, other small updates
Here's the art for the latest Legendary, a metallic/silver dragon. We're also going to make a white/pearl recolor of it. One of them will go into the Legendaries pack, and... Read more
Updated Monsterlist, New Art
Quick Update this time,
monsters.arcknight.com is updated with all 5 core packs. It may not be helpful to many of you guys, but it'll remain a lasting reference for what... Read more
Production Update - Good and Bad News, New Project
Bad News, Production Delayed
Well, it's one of "those" weekends I guess. The plan was to come down to Orange County and work all weekend at getting ~50-100 sets ready... Read more
1 Year Anniversary - Major Announcements
It's Thanksgiving, and today was the 1 year anniversary of the Flat Plastic Miniatures campaign! We have plenty to give thanks for, and much to reflect on, and there are... Read more
Arcknight teams up with Tee-Fury to bring you the Critical Hit collection of T-Shirts
Production of the core FPM sets is under way, with an ever growing pile of finished products. It's a long process, but it's coming.
In the mean time, I'd like... Read more
Ancient Evils is complete! - Full Preview of all pieces
Here you are, a complete preview of all 62 pieces in the Ancient Evils core fantasy pack.
Remember, this is an automatically generated preview, and pieces are not correct to... Read more
Ancient Evils - Art is 61/62 finished. Animals, Summons and Familiars up next.
Hello backers! Marta is right on schedule, and has uploaded 61/62 finalized pieces for the Ancient Evils pack. We'll be finalizing one last piece in the next day or so.... Read more
Ancient Evils progress report - New Sketches
Hi guys, we're eagerly anticipating November when we expect our 5th core pack to be complete, and shipping of the basic sets to begin!
I've had these sketches for over... Read more
Ancient Evils Progress Report - 31/62 Finalized with Art
Here's a quick update: By day I'm working on the Underground VTT Tokens, by night were producing bases, FPM sheets, and Clear Map Grid sheets to ship in the next... Read more
Ancient Evils Estimate Update - Late October / Early November
I've had a long talk with Marta comparing my schedule with her art estimates, and she believes I'm being unrealistic with regards to this final pack, and I'd like to... Read more
Art Progress - Sep 24, 2015 - Shipping Estimates
We're pretty much in the same place as before, but here's a thorough update of the progress.
The Grove, Mankind, Underground are all 100% done (images of the... Read more
Sci Fi Terrain Maps is Live
While it's certainly not the same as a genuine RPG maps #2 (and thats still coming, I promise) we are making something new, and pretty damn cool, called Sci... Read more
I'd finished creating VTT tokens for The Grove and Mankind, and asked some friends what formats they would want them in, when Doug Davison from Fantasy Grounds gave me a... Read more
Mankind is Done, and Underground nears!
The final few pieces of Mankind are finally finished, and in the meantime almost the entire Underground pack is finished as well! Things are really flying at the moment, and... Read more
A Super! Update - Tons of new art from James Shields
I've got gobs and gobs of new art from James Shields, for the add-on pack "Supers!", a super-hero themed set of FPMs.
This update should have come a few weeks... Read more
Backerkit Lockdown in 48 hours - 1 final Mankind User Submission - Giant Tall unofficial survey
Backerkit will Lock Down Wednesday, July 15th
Over 92% of people have already responded to their surveys!
That might seem fairly low (wouldn't everyone respond?) but strangely enough, this number... Read more
New Sketches + Mankind's Last Call
LAST CALL ON MANKIND!
There are only 7 unslotted pieces in the Mankind Pack.
4x of these are 'Short Wide', which may take some clever suggestions to fill. We could... Read more
More FPM Art - Mankind on the verge of completion, moving along with Underground (Some repeats and corrections)
Here's a slew of new stuff, enjoy!
We also made a priestess modeled after Martha Jones from Dr. Who, which I thought ended up as a GREAT piece, but I... Read more
Mankind Sketches, and Clear Map Grids
We've got a slew of new Mankind sketches, virtually the rest of the pack. Now that sketching and posing is done, we're planning on finishing about 15 pieces... Read more
New Art - May 16th - User Submissions
Random new art that's been finished. Some of this may already have been posted, but thats not the end of the world =p
Marta believes she's done with all the... Read more
Pre-Order sales and Referrer Credit, plus T-Shirt offer
Backerkit has been live for a day now, and the results are fantastic. About half of our backers have already responded, and we've raised another $13k in add-ons, that's just... Read more
Backerkit is ready!
Backerkit is finished, and submitted for approval. By the time you're reading this, it should have already launched.
I'd like to take a moment to go over a few things,... Read more
Roll20-based Beta Testing for Dungeon Rumble
Arcknight will begin the first of several upcoming Roll20-based 'beta tests' of a new dungeon crawl / tactics boardgame hybrid concept. Dungeon Rumble was a product we started almost 3... Read more
Backerkit - Still underway - New info and add-ons
So, I'm still hammering away at backerkit and after almost a solid week, it's still not done, but Easter is over (happy easter!) and it's monday, and I'm back at... Read more
New Art - March 16th - User Submission Notes
Had a great time at the show, despite some troubles that came up for us. Our original delivery for the show never arrived, so we only had some... Read more
Horde Packs - Less of an Update, more of a Question?
The 'horde-packs' have a clear objective - give players a bulk of 'extra' units.
If you buy a pack of The Underground, and you get a few slimes, say a... Read more
New Art! - 9 new User Submissions finalized
With most of the FPMs, I've seen at least sketches long in advance, or in many cases I helped design the piece or at least selected what the piece needed... Read more
Deal struck with Pinnacle Entertainment - Final FPM packs are set, and now Backerkit GOGO!
Okay, the ink is dry on a deal with Pinnacle Entertainment Group, so I can now announce a few new packs that will be available!
For those who don't know,... Read more
The Grove - All Art Complete, and sample prototype prints a success!
Big news, and it's almost all good!
The Grove's art is completely finished, and here's a sampler of all 62 pieces.
Marta is moving to finish all the remaining User... Read more
Heading into PAX South - Backerkit News
Backer Kit Projections
Backer Kits have still not been released, and there's a great reason why. Once backerkit launches, I can't really add more 'options' to it, and we've been... Read more
New Art! - Breakdown of Horde Packs - More Backerkit Notes - LAST DAY of the campaign!
Lets start with the ART!
These are some of my absolute favorites. We've got a monstrous Purple Worm from the underground, a Tribal Windlord / raider from the Wild Lands,... Read more
Production Tests - Cutting Bases and other neat stuff
Just a quick update to show you guys some cutting tests of our bases.
Here's pieces being cut by the laser.
Here's a quick shot of the monsterous panel and... Read more
What are the Packs / Options / Costs?
How do "Add-Ons" work in Kickstarter?
They dont, is the simple answer. Kickstarter never imagined or designed support for 'Add-ons'. Frankly, they barely support reward tiers, since they don't even... Read more
Nearly Complete Listings - 5 Core Packs
Now that we're getting near the end of the campaign, we're working on nearly complete listings of what we want for each pack. A lot of the art isn't finished... Read more
New FPM Sketches - November 19th
Lets let the new sketches roll!
Legendary #2, Hydra
Arcknight Maps Holiday Sale
Several of you have asked for maps to be made available during this campaign. We will be adding some map options to the Backerkit as well, but I'd like to... Read more
Triple Update - Oh boy! (Hero Kids, Civilians, New User Submissions)
So, we've got a few new things to show off!
Hero Kids Add-on
First up, is a collaboration with Hero Forge Games to produce Hero Kids as Flat Plastic Miniatures.... Read more
Add-On Bundle - When you absolutely positively must have even more FPMs
The core deal, referred to early on as the "I Want It All" tier is 310 Miniatures, Legendary Creatures, 80 bases, and domestic shipping for $75.
Once the name was... Read more
What we learned from the colored bases Survey - Part 2
Alright, after a lengthy talk with Philip, here's more details about our plans post-colored base survey:
For starters, I exported the base/color guide in CMYK which causes some major color... Read more
Legendary Blue Dragon - New FPM Sketches - November 3rd
Here's our finished Legendary Blue Dragon and some more Zombie sketches, that will be mixed among the Ancient Evils and Horde packs.
Next up will be another wave of User... Read more
What we learned from the colored bases Survey - Part 1
Our colored bases survey gave us a lot of information - and some of it is going to take some time to work on. So this "part 1" is pre-feasibility... Read more
A Halloween Treat - Southlands FPM collaboration with Kobold Press!
Arcknight will be collaborating with Kobold Press to create an FPM pack right out of the pages of their new Southlands Core Book and Bestiaries!
Southlands - Adventure beneath the pitiless... Read more
Bases! Shapes, Sizes, Colors, Fog of War, and a new Survey
Now that Legendary Creatures are announced, people have been asking about various sizes for bases. We've mentioned all along that "Large Bases" would be an option, but the details were... Read more
Share Drive and Legendary Creatures (and YOU!)
Legendary Creatures special FPM tokens that are even larger than anything else we produce. They will be printed on their own batch, and thrown into the packs for our 'I... Read more
A Super! FPM pack by J.E. Shields adds Super Heroes, Villians and more.
Comic Artist James Shields will be contributing his unique style and adding a new 62-piece pack of Superheroes to the FPM lineup!
James has been tearing through new pieces, and... Read more
Zombie Horde Pack - Concept Art
SO! We've nailed our 35k stretch goal, and we're unlocking a Zombie Horde pack.
The Ancient Evils already has zombies, so lets talk about some ideas we have to offer... Read more
Pack #5 Unlocked! The Underground wins it
The Underground has maintained it's place on top of the polls, and bested Sins in a very close struggle, making itself our 5th pack for Phase 1 of the FPM... Read more
Pack #5 - Make your selections!
Another quick survey, this one is down to 3 choices:
1> The 'clear' favorites - The Underground. With dwarves, derro, beholders, drow, oozes, mind-sucker-type things, and anything else you'd find... Read more
Shoutout - DICETINY - kicking it forward
DICETINY (pronounced Destiny... get it?) Is a fantasy video-gamified board game about heroes and monsters blasting each other to bits while trying to survive moving around the board. With humor.... Read more
User Submission Sketches - Round 1
Here are some sketches for four of the User Submissions that we've received so far. If you have selected a User Submission tier, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org... Read more
Monster Mansion - Update 2
The Monster Mansion FPM token set is alive and well, but there has been a few changes in how we're going to go about creating and delivering it. Unfortunately, once... Read more
New FPM Sketches - October 13th - Ancient Evils and Wild Lands
Here's a slew of new sketches to show off some of the upcoming concepts in the Ancient Evils:
And here are some Sketches for the Wild Lands:
We've also made... Read more
Monster Mansion - an FPM Collaboration - The first of many!
Arcknight has collaborated with another ongoing Kickstarter, Monster Mansion, to bring you a crossover FPM add-on right from their game! Not only could you use these minis to pimp your... Read more
EU friendly? OF COURSE!
The question of 'EU' friendly came up, and I'll admit I wasn't thinking about the import customs. I was only concerned about the ultimate shipping costs. Once it was brought... Read more
Durability Test - 2 Weeks in
So, we have a lot of people asking "How durable are these? / Can they scratch? / How do they hold up?". I'd love to say that our magical product... Read more
Stretch Goal #1 Reached - New Pack Unlocked - New Stretch Goals announced
We reached Stretch Goal #1 this morning! That means we've unlocked Pack #4, and it's time to roll out new Stretch Goals!
For starters, lets talk about the results of... Read more
Retail Kits are now available!
Retail Kits are now added to the list of available Pledge tiers.
The Retail Kit is a $500 pledge, and with this Retail Kit you get all of the following:
... Read more
Oct 3rd - Theme Updates - Backer Survey for Pack #4
Because we know everyone LOVES polls (lol) here are some very important questions we need to answered to best serve you, our backers.
Please take the time to answer as... Read more
User Submissions and Custom Miniatures
Allow me to shed more light on User Submissions and Custom Miniatures, since these are two ways for you to get 'your own mini' but are really quite different. (And... Read more
We're funded!! So lets talk stretch goals =D
Thanks to everyones incredible support, we're funded! I believe it was around the 40 hour mark, and that leaves a LOT of room for stretch goals.
Since this is a... Read more