This project creates a resin dragon model for use in the Freeblades Fantasy Miniatures Game in 32mm scale. This model will be sculpted by the amazingly talented Julie Guthrie. You can easily find examples of her work by searching online, particularly her work for Reaper Miniatures. We are extremely fortunate to be collaborating with her on this project.
For more information about the Freeblades game, see our website at www.dgsgames.com Your pledge will take this new creature from concept art, to masterful sculpture and then into production to be delivered to our backers.
Dragons are denizens of the hidden world of Karelon, an alternate reality separated from the World of Faelon by The Between. There are nine dragons, one for each of the nine energies: fire, water, air, earth, ice, illusion, celestial, void and an energy not yet revealed in our world. Thrakansor is the Dragon of Fire, and devastates Faelon in the opening stages of the BrightSword War.
To get a sense of scale of the model, here is the concept art with a human silhouette for reference. That silhouette represents a human-sized Freeblades model 32mm in height.
The model will come with a 120mm round resin base.
Sometime after all rewards have been delivered, Thrakansor will enter the Freeblades game system with complete rules and be available for use in scenarios that feature a large beast such as Beast Hunt and The Lair. We intend to publish additional scenarios that specifically make use of this model. Interested backers can be part of the playtesting of this model's rules and scenarios.
Julie Guthrie has a world-wide reputation as a sculptor. To give you an idea of the talent that will be applied to this model, here are some examples of her work, shown with permission of Reaper Miniatures, who manufactures and sells these models.
Tell all your friends who might be interested that they can have a large resin dragon model sculpted by Julie for the simple pledge of $60.
While we hadn’t originally planned any stretch goals, we took a hard look and found one we could offer that allows us to bring you something fun ahead of time but doesn’t mess with our January 1 Snakes and Skulls kickstarter. It is our pleasure to introduce to you the Kuzaarik Operative. The Operative is a faction hero of the Kuzaarik Forgers and is a rogue gadgeteer who brings interesting new options to your gameplay. If we fund to at least $14500, every backer who pledged at least $60 will get this model included in their rewards!
For those of you considering the Dragon Hunter reward level, here are some examples of what our models look like painted up.
All of our models can be viewed in our webstore at www.dgsgames.com
We here at DGS Games would like to take this opportunity to thank our long time friend and Freeblades player Bryan Bledsoe for being the driving force behind this project. Bryan generated sufficient interest in this project for us to take a look at doing it far earlier than intended and it has led us to this point where we are collaborating with one of the world's most renown miniature sculptors to bring a very important new creature into our pantheon. A million thanks Bryan, we would not be here without you.
One of the main reasons why this project was not originally on the plate for this year is that we already have a major kickstarter project planned for launch on 1 January 2019 in which we will create two entirely new factions for the Freeblades game. Please follow us and watch for more information coming soon.
For our friends beyond the borders of the US:
International Shipping Zones
Please add the appropriate amount to your pledge for the area you live in. If you have any questions please let us know and we will get you an answer.
- Mexico/Canada - add $15
- United Kingdom, Mainland Europe, Australia - add $22
- Anywhere else - add $40
Risks and challenges
The risks to completion are very low. We have successfully completed SIX similar Kickstarter Projects and delivered on time. We have been producing 32mm fantasy miniatures for nine years and are lucky to work with some of the best people in the business. Our experience with the six previous Kickstarter projects taught us a lot and we have established realistic timelines for our rewards and project completion. Our collaborating artists, sculptors and casters are proven reliable in their delivery of both concept and timeline. It's always true that something unforeseen can happen, and *that* is where our planning has gone. We have shown we can bring you a model according to our established Kickstarter timeline. Let's do it again!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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