by Dog Might Games
Probably work as an add-on for 3,867 backers... or some small percentage thereof. Perhaps that would be a good starter experiment for Boulder Dice!-)
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@Dog Might Games: Could you make “Black Rose Wars” (kickstarter) boulder dice? Do you have a miniature you could use for a rose... painted tastefully black?
I ask because the very creative, current KS campaign for Black Rose Wars has a creator comment suggesting (dreamily) of a Black Rose die. I immediately thought of your boulder dice.
I mentioned to Ludus Magnus Studio. They (he?) was thinking of a Stretch Goal. Price prohibitive. If you’re interested, it might be fun to float other options to Ludus Magnus Studios. It also could be a very controlled, single miniature test case for your boulder dice!-)
I have no idea if the idea can pan out, but I hope it’s at least a fun, useful thought exercise. (Fingers crossed.)
@Occam. Good idea. We try to take a pic of everything we make but we will be more on top of it for these.
I’d opt for option #4: backer pick, and DMG paint. I’d suggest you take pic(s) of each miniature boulder you do... so you can also build a portfolio of dice samples from which new dice prospects can simply select.
@Brandon. Yeah, this morning we were discussing possible options and we might lean that way. It may be too complex to add onto this one. We are going to talk about it more over the weekend and make a decision.
I think you should run the Mini Boulders as a new campaign. That wouldn't be such a stress on our bank accounts. I would definitely want you to paint the miniature whether I sent it to you or not.
I don't know if anyone at Dog Might Games sculpts with polyclay or similar products (or wood). But, I've seen small sculptures in clear resin dice that look very nice.
I like the request a miniature option along with the selling of those you made along with making more and making a tier for each. If people like doing blind bag it's up to them, I just would hate to end up with a miniature I don't like (would be a nice collectable display piece though)
Dont' forget about our KS live today everybody!
@Tiff. Yeah, it will probably be a mix of the 2.
@Brett. Yes, we always look very hard at logistics. This may surprise you but this is actually an easier campaign for us logisitics wise. We have looked over everything with a fine tooth comb and feel pretty good.
@Jon and Jeff. Cool. As long as we delineate everything carefully, we should be able to do it. We will consider all the options carefully before we commit to any or all. We have thought about running it as its own KS later but don't want to get scooped.
A custom mini we send to you would be awesome - even if it's with a chance of failure (I understand processing could be a problem).
The final option is a good one to me. I'm picky about my dice. They roll random numbers for me but I don't like the dice to be random. If your putting in a lot of work painting and the such it would be costly but getting exactly what you want makes it worth it to me. And yes my wallet is screaming but ehhh... I don't care. I think a lot of the backers have a point that this should be the next dice kick starter you do. You could set up a bunch of tiers based on how people like there dice. From randoms to the anal and picky like me. That said you guys now your stuff and if you think your Viking Lumberjack selves can do it then I sure you'll knock it outa the forest.
no matter what you do, just please be cognizant of logistics and don't overwhelm your company's ability. You've already got a pretty complex fulfillment process with a large number of dice material/shape/pips/quantity combinations to handle. I realize your prior campaigns also had complexity so maybe you're more covered than I think
I would think that method would be easier for you to manage AFTER the project as well, if you are using PledgeManager - fewer initial backer tiers to set up in the system (just the 2 main ones you have now?), and then you'd just be treating each boulder as a limited quantity add-on item. (1 of each, when it's purchased it's no longer available)
@Tiff. Yeah, it would be limited to one per backer. The clutter on the tiers would remedy itself because once a limited tier becomes unavailable, it moves below any of the open tiers. The tiers that would still be available would be listed first together.
We could do it in the PM but they would still be limited. We need to limit them because we would be running different minis for each. If something proved to be super popular, we could buy more of those minis, if we could find them, and repost. At any rate, any limited singles would still be available in the PM, still limited to one.
I hope that helps.
The problem with individual tiers per boulder is nobody could have more than one. Which might be good, if they are that limited, actually... and then if someone wants another they can wait until you post some on your web store. Still, it would really clutter up your pledge tiers on the main page.
Could you do it all in the pledge manager software? If we want a boulder we could move our pledge dollars to a boulder-specific tier (giving you a count of interest), possibly even adding funds NOW to help the project, and then in the manager select from the ones available. If you don't join the boulder tier now, you could upgrade in the manager to that level, then have a choice of the remaining inventory?
@Yiab. Yes, we could certainly do that. We would work with the backers throughout the process.
@Melinda. You can always manage your pledge and switch from one tier to another. We could try and do a release list but it would most likely be a day ahead of time. It's a good idea though. That way, if you were interested in a particular monster mini, you would know to hop on quick that day. Thanks!
I would go with random release or one at a time. My only concern about one besides missing out on something I like is pledging for one and then the next day have something better come out. Maybe do a release list?
I love the "request a mini" option, but that would require a huge amount of communication and coordination to do, I would think. If you do include this option, please also provide a list of places to look online for appropriate minis.