Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on October 17, 2012.
About this project
Welcome to the introduction of TIDAL WAVE the first of many minis anticipated in this Kickstarter Campaign. Please keep in mind that these are artistic renders and the actual product may vary once completed (ie. there may be fewer paint steps).
During the course of our Kickstarter Campaign check our website page for the most up to date information & news.
Our First Pledge Level Plasti-Cred: *Hugs* Is our special recognition pledge not only will you get special acknowledgement on our website, but you can also choose to add, Single PPMs (pre-painted or unpainted minis) to your pledge, shipping will be billed separately. This pledge is PERFECT for that minis connoisseur looking for particular pieces for their collection. Choose from our pre-paints (PPMs) or unpainted (NATs) below.
The Plasti-Pinebox is a full NAT (Unpainted) Set of Tidal Wave minis. This pledge is perfect for the DIY’r that needs at least one of everything and won’t pass out from paint fumes. You can choose to add on any number of NAT or PPM (pre-painted) add-ons, shipping will be billed separately.
FOR THIS PLEDGE (Plasti-PineBox) you can receive FREE SHIPPING in the US/CANADA when you add on $25 or more, WORLDWIDE SHIPS FREE when you add on $70 or more.
Our $30 PPM (Pre-painted Plastic Mini) Pledge level is Plasti-Lockbox which contains 1 full set of the Tidal Wave 8 figure pre-painted plastic minis. From here you can choose to add on any number of PPM/NAT Single Add-ons. PLUS YOU CAN RECEIVE STRETCH REWARD BONUSES AS A LEVEL 1 PLEDGER!!
FOR THIS PLEDGE (Plasti-Lockbox) you can receive FREE SHIPPING in the US/CANADA when you add on $25 or more, WORLDWIDE SHIPS FREE when you add on $70 or more.
Wanna Double Up on sets? That’s cool, we have a pledge for you! When you choose Plasti-Coffer not only will you get TWO sets of Tidal Wave you also receive an ALT (alternate paint) of The DAME. What’s even cooler than that?? How about when we achieve our first stretch goal (MERCENARIES) you can choose to convert 1 of your sets of Tidal Wave (for a value of 2 PPM credits) for 2 sets of Mercenaries!! PLUS YOU WILL RECEIVE STRETCH REWARD BONUSES AS A LEVEL 2 PLEDGER!! AND add on any number of PPM/NAT Single Add-ons.
We even have pledges for those of you who are like me and like to hoard minis!! I want a fleet of pirates! d(^_^)b
Our First Up in MAXIMIZING your minis collection is:
Build up your Pirate fleet with this DIY customizable Plasti-ElmBox. That’s 4 sets of Tidal Wave with an ALT (alternate paint) of The DAME. From here you can choose to add on any number of NAT or PPM (pre-painted) add-ons, shipping will be billed separately. NOT SURE YOU WANT 4X THE PIRATES?? We understand, so when our project reaches any of its stretch goals you can trade in up to 3 sets of Tidal Wave (for a value of 6 NAT Credits) for other Unpainted (NAT) sets of minis. PLUS!! RECEIVE STRETCH REWARD BONUSES AS A LEVEL 2 PLEDGER!! That’s right you get more minis for your buck when you choose this reward.
Not a big DIY’r NO PROBLEM!! You can build up your Pirate fleet with Plasti-StrongBox. That’s 3 sets of Tidal Wave with 2 ALTs (alternate paint) the DAME & the RUFFIAN. The Ruffian is a pretty disheveled chap carrying a knife. He could be an escaped prisoner, a drunk with a knife, or an inexperienced brigand.
We understand that those ELEMENTAL LORDS might be OVERKILL, so when our project reaches any of its stretch goals you can trade in up to 2 sets of Tidal Wave (a value of 4 PPM Credits) for other pre-painted sets of minis (PPMs). PLUS!! RECEIVE STRETCH REWARD BONUSES AS A LEVEL 3 PLEDGER!! AND add on any number of PPM/NAT Single Add-ons. Being a pledger just got more exciting!!
BUT WAIT THE PLEDGES & REWARDS ONLY GET BIGGER FROM HERE!!
OKAY THIS IS WHERE IT STARTS GETS WILD!!
For $100 PLASTI-CHEST STARTS AS 4 SETS OF TIDAL WAVE (that’s 1 set & 6 PPM credits)!! You get 4 ALT pre-painted miniatures; the Dame, Ruffian, Deckhand & Pirate!! All the PPM/NAT add ons you want! AND BECOME A STRETCH REWARD BONUS LEVEL 4 PLEDGER!!
WATCH OUT THERE MUST BE BLOOD IN THE WATER CAUSE THERE’S A FEEDING FRENZY COMING THROUGH!!
Plasti-MapleBox! 9 full Sets of TIDAL WAVE Naturals (8 sets convert to 16 NAT credits)! These also come with 4 bonus ALT paints and pledger Level 4 Stretch Rewards! AND add on any number of PPM/NAT Single Add-ons.
This $125 pledge, Plasti-Crate, includes 6 Alternate paints (ALT); the Dame, Ruffian, Deckhand, Pirate, Ghost Hound & Jellyshroom! 5 Tidal Wave Sets (4 sets can be converted into 8 PPM Credits) AND YOU BECOME A LEVEL 5 PLEDGER to reap in the Stretch Reward Bonuses! Don’t forget to add on any number of PPM/NAT Single Add-ons.
STILL NOT ENOUGH TO FEED YOUR MINI APPETITE??
Plasti-OakBox! You'll feel like Michelangelo (chained to a scaffold and forced to paint against your will) with this many figures to paint for $150+! THAT’S 15 SETS, 120 MINIATURES at your disposal. Turn 14 sets into 28 credits and go wild with our achieved STRETCH REWARDS. Ohhhhhhh! 120 pre-painted minis is not all you get! Tack on A FULL SET OF TIDAL WAVE ALTs, 8 minis, to that total as well… AND Be the first Backer LEVEL to discover the MYSTERY of being a LEVEL 6 Pledger for those STRETCH REWARD BONUSES!! Don’t forget you can customize this order with add ons, and at this level you can NOW ADD ON ALT SINGLES!!
THAT’S a total of at least 128 miniatures!!
WAIT!! We’re not done yet!
GET A Plasti-Hoard at $150 this pledge also includes a FULL SET OF ALTERNATE Paints, but with only 7 sets of TIDAL WAVE, THAT’S 64 PRE-PAINTED MINIS IN TOTAL! Once again you can cash in 6 PPM sets of Tidal wave for 12 credits, a montage of miniatures you are sure to enjoy, alongside being a LEVEL 6 PLEDGER for STRETCH REWARD BONUSES!! AND customize your order with add ons, even add on ALT SINGLES!!
What are PPM, ALT & NAT Credits?
Credits are the cheapest way to buy Full Sets, hence the reason you can only get them if you've pledged $150+. Credits allow Backers to swap around Full Sets of whichever Sets you like from what we have available! If you have 2 PPM Credits, you can exchange them for a Tidal Wave Set OR for 2 smaller Sets like MERCENARIES (check the Stretch reward path or your pledge level to see what is currently available). The cost per set will vary depending on the scale of the set.
LOOKING FOR SOMETHING THAT REPRESENTS YOUR ELITIST STYLE!
The next pledges might be just right for you!
PLASTI-ELITE PLEDGE, a $250 reward, ONLY 4 AVAILABLE, receives:
1 FULL SET OF TIDAL WAVE + 4 PPM Credits, (translates to a total of 3 PPM sets)
1 FULL ALT SET OF TIDAL WAVE + 4 ALT Credits, (translates to a total of 3 ALT sets)
1 FULL SET OF OMENS & TOWN FOLK
ALL LEVEL 6 STRETCH REWARD BONUSES
AND a FULL CUSTOM PAINT SET of OMENS & TOWN FOLK, done by extraordinaire painter Benjamin Riegler! The Custom Paint Set will ship separately, and is inclusive.
For $500 BE A PLASTI-MASTER, get a CUSTOM PAINT SET by painter extraordinaire Jake Stam, ONLY 4 AVAILABLE! Your base sets and alternate paint sets will ship to you hot off the production line, in addition to all your LEVEL 7 rewards!!
Your CUSTOM MASTER PAINT SET of Tidal Wave will ship separately and is included in this pledge.
***UPDATE*** THIS PLEDGE IS SOLD OUT!!
WE HAVE ADDED THE PLASTI-CHAMPION PLEDGE
(this is similar to the MASTER PLEDGE, but with a different painter)!
Get a FULL set of Tidal Wave minis
+10 PPM Credits (THAT’S UP TO 5 MORE SETS OF TIDAL WAVE)
a FULL ALT set of Tidal Wave minis
+10 ALT Credits (THAT’S UP TO 5 MORE ALT SETS OF TIDAL WAVE)
THAT ADDS UP TO 96 MINIS, in addition to, ALL Level 7 STRETCH REWARD BONUSES!
AND a FULL CUSTOM PAINT SET, chosen from ANY of the ACHIEVED sets (This item ships separately, its cost are inclusive).
NOT ELITE ENOUGH FOR YOU??
LETS STEP IT UP!
Ever wanted to be in a comic or to make a character for a comic? Then this opportunity is for you! We have 10 spots available for Character Cameos and 4 spots available for Characters to be placed in a story arc of their very own**! Both pledge levels will have a custom illustration drawn and signed by artist extraordinaire George Todorovski which will be mailed to you upon completion!
Both Limited and Cameo Pledges get the Plasti-Hoard Pledge level inclusive, AND its Level 6 Stretch Rewards!
Don’t check your vision, yes you can do it. Please emails us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details on this opportunity**.
**The designs of these pledges can not be of copyrighted material, politically incorrect or tasteless. Gifted Vision inc retains all rights to the image and can refuse design submissions at their discretion. You may contact us first to see if your concept is acceptable before Backing.
We don't want to just succeed on this KickStarter project, we want to blow it out of the water so we can make MORE sculpts for this campaign!
We've been asked a few times about whether or not there will be a game that uses DCMs. The answer is Yes, one of many games in our hopper is Labyrinth. Dungeon Crawler Labyrinth is a strategic race to the finish board game, where you block your opponents from reaching the center of the labyrinth before you! We are introducing Labyrinth as a PRINT & PLAY piece-meal game.
Below are direct links to the pdfs, they are rather large files and can take a while to download.
Rulebook (booklet format): http://dungeoncrawler.com/dcl/pdfs/DCL_RULES_Booklet.pdf
Play Mat: http://dungeoncrawler.com/dcl/pdfs/DCL_MAT.pdf
DCM Card Set: http://dungeoncrawler.com/dcl/pdfs/DCL_CARDS_2.pdf
You can use minis from your repertoire to represent monsters and adventurers or download our paper standees… : <<link coming soon>>
The Goodies Keep Coming…
We have special rewards for those that get on board early! Lay claim to pledging FIRST!!! With KickStarter's tracking timeline, you can pledge, change your pledge, and can qualify for 1 of these rewards. HOW SO, you ask? Pick the FIRST reward you want and pledge for it! If you drop your pledge below that amount before the end of the KickStarter, you will default from that reward and it will be passed on to the next person in line. Your position on the FIRST list is determined by your most recent pledge adjustment. We will try to update our FIRST list frequently (click the FIRST image to see list) so you can see if a reward is available for you to pledge for it.
HERE ARE THE REWARDS:
FIRST 200 $30 PLEDGERS!!! get a free prize mini - any 1 Single (PPM, ALT or NAT) of your choice from any Set that reaches it's goal!
FIRST 200 $50 PLEDGERS!!! get 2 free prize minis - any 2 Singles (PPM, ALT or NAT) of your choice from any Set that reaches it's goal!
FIRST 200 $75 PLEDGERS!!! get 4 free prize minis - any 4 Singles (PPM, ALT or NAT) of your choice from any Set that reaches it's goal!
FIRST 50 $100+ PLEDGERS from USA/Canada!!! get free shipping!
FIRST 25 $100+ PLEDGERS from world wide!!! get free shipping!
**On October 5th US/CANADA Pledgers will be eligible for the remaining WW FIRST slots.**
FIRST 10 $150+ PLEDGERS!!! get free shipping and any 5 Singles (PPM, ALT or NAT) of your choice from any Set that reaches it's goal!!
If a list fills up don’t worry you can still be eligible for runner-up, as the list changes every day.
WHO ARE WE?
For those of you that don't know us, we are a small gaming company named Gifted Vision inc., many of you may know us as DUNGEON CRAWLER, from our many products.
Our DCMs (Dungeon Crawler Minis) are the newest product line that launched at the end of last year, and since December, we have produced multiple sets of miniatures based on the Dungeon Crawler World.
You can add these on to your KickStarter DURING THE SURVEY AT THE END, these will ship with your KickStarter rewards. You can also find more adventure with our fantastic expandable card game, which starts out in Story Mode/2 player co-op and expands to include more players. You can find more information here www.dungeoncrawler.com/ecg/. You can add this on to your KickStarter during the survey as well; these will also be ship with your KickStarter rewards or…
Order your copies at http://www.dungeoncrawler.com/store/products.html
BUT THAT’S NOT ALL WE DO.
To pass the time you can also read our webcomic, DC Adventures, drawn by George Todorovski. Many of the artistic renditions featured are of George’s fabulous work.
All parcels will be shipped through the US Postal Service. Shipping will be exact USPS cost + $2 (for materials and labour) which will be collected via Paypal when the product is ready to ship. Auggies Games, www.auggiesgamesonine.com , will be handling all merchandise once it has arrived, inventoried, and divided amongst all our pledgers.
Why are we not including shipping with all orders? In order to cover shipping we would need to inflate the Goal, in addition to the percentage fees of KickStarter/Amazon, which could make it more difficult for us to obtain goals and stretch rewards, Auggies Games & USPS have excellent rates, with minimal tariffs when shipping outside the US, we don’t imagine cost will be adsorbent and as a result we are running multiple promotions to cover shipping costs for our backers. If you are a World Wide backer, remember to include a contact phone number for delivery services during the survey at the end.
If you want community input about our shipper, check out plasticrypt.com where everyone raves about Auggie's honesty and his services. We couldn't be in better hands. Please keep in mind that you can add pieces via Auggies to your KickStarter shipment when it is ready, if you see something in his store that is a must have, but whatever policies Auggie has in place for his inventory are separate from our Tidal Wave Kickstarter.
Note: that we do not ship to Italy or Argentina, due to postal service / customs issues.
Help us spread the word by posting these banners in your signatures in forums or changing up your avatars for 60 days and linking them to our KickStarter page!
We have more badges and banners for supporting our campaign on our local site http://www.dungeoncrawler.com/kickstarter_dcm/index.html
Yes. Pledge the minimum $1 and you can Add-on as many Single PPMs & NATs as you like.
ALTs are only available as Singles to Backers of $150+.
Our previous sets are investor supported, so GVN doesn't fully own the previous sets to be able to provide them to our backers without penalty to our kickstarter. HOWEVER, they can be Added-on after the KS, since they will be shipped from the same location.
We'll be including an monetary offer for them in our shipping survey. You may also find that you would rather have them on hand now instead of waiting for them to ship with the Kickstarter products next year.
**UPDATE** We have added a new pledge level (250) with limited quantities for those interested in collecting our previous sets and still collecting some great rewards. **
Thanks for your inquiry. Many people have asked about shipping. Our shipping rates will vary on your location, the number of large miniatures you mix into your order when our stretch reward minis are revealed, and how many or what add-ons you choose.
A ROUGH estimate is: you keep only 1 Tidal wave set and use the rest of your credits on small/medium miniatures, and lets say you live in Australia shipping will be approximately $25-35 depending on where in Australia you are. If you had the same but were in the UK/Canada shipping might be as little as $15-25. In the States you could be looking at even less rates.
We know that shipping on our project is a concern for many of our backers, which is why we came up with the FIRST program/offer. http://www.dungeoncrawler.com/kickstarter_dcm/index.html#first
**UPDATE** On 10/1 We changed our $15 & $30 pledge levels to include free shipping once you have reached a range of add-on for your particular region. This offer is only good on these pledge levels based on the cost of add-ons, and can not be applied to other pledge levels.**
We promise to continue to work on shipping concerns as the project unfolds and will keep all of our backers posted. Should we reach a compromise for a flat rate system we will surely notify all of our backers via email updates.
PlastiCrypt user asked: I am worried about the credits & options, how is it that 1 credit doesn't equal 1 set, but it seems 1.5 credit = 1 set?
CHOOSING TO PARTAKE IN CREDITS ON YOUR REWARD IS OPTIONAL. Every 2 credits = a Set of Tidal Wave on your pledge. THEY REPRESENT A DISCOUNT COMPARED TO RETAIL VALUE OF EACH SET (as seen in add-ons). Which we felt was a fair reward for Backers that wanted to really support our products.
Tidal Wave is an 8 figure set (Value 2 Credits)
Smaller sets planned as stretch rewards (such as Mercenaries Value 1 Credit)
**UPDATE** If you have been following along you will notice that we revealed concept art for the Kraken and the Hut. These miniature sets are not larger than 8 pieces, but THE SHEER SIZE OF SOME OF THE SET'S COMPONENTS WILL PUT ITS VALUE OVER 2 CREDITS. **
CREDITS CAN ONLY BE USED ON SETS.
I guess the question now becomes why did we choose to use credits instead of allowing people to just add-on for a dollar amount these additional sets?
ANSWER IS: We wanted to be able to provide Backers with more minis for their buck, and with only an 8 figure set, we had very limited options. We also knew that our Kickstarter could exceed beyond Tidal Wave, and in which case we needed a way for Backers to be able to customize their pledge to obtain those sets, while still enjoying the benefits of discounted rates. So as a result, the higher you pledge the DEEPER your discount becomes.
Kickstarter user asked: I wanna help support your project around the web, but I don't wanna be flagged by users as a spammer, how can I help?
You are AWESOME! We appreciate your contribution to our cause, and would like you to be able to help with out blemishing your reputation on the web. To help you and other users like you we have created jpgs that can be used as an avatar or as a banner in your signature. Thank you once again for you're patronage to our project!
You can find the link to the images here: http://www.dungeoncrawler.com/kickstarter_dcm/index.html#word
PlastiCrypt user asked: is it correct that shipping is charged afterwards & is actually "shipping+$2"? No way to factor the shipping into the cost of the rewards and pay it all at once to amazon? Or at least make it flat rate?
Honestly, I don't know how to calculate this in to the goals. The goals are already pretty high, and it would be scary to add in the math for every Backer, which I have no idea how many there will be and how large the orders are. Auggie is as honest a business man as there ever was - the $2 shipping is to pay for materials and his services, which otherwise he gets nothing from the KS. So, in essence, it will be a much better system than a flat rate, but sucks with 2 separate payments.
***However we have added an alternative ... we have some special offers called "First" http://www.dungeoncrawler.com/kickstarter_dcm/index.html#first and are doing our best to keep the lists up to date. If a backer drops out or lowers their pledge the next qualifying backer will take their place in this special offer. All lists will be made final after the KickStarter is complete.
Have Shipping Questions see our post here: http://www.dungeoncrawler.com/kickstarter_dcm/index.html#shipping
**UPDATE** on 10/1/12 We changed our $15 & $30 pledge levels to include free shipping once you have reached a range of add-on for your particular region. This offer is only good on these pledge levels based on the cost of add-ons, and can not be applied to other pledge levels.**
PlastiCrypt user posted: I didn't see it listed, but will NATs be sold as singles as well, or sets only?
As of October 1st - They are now being offered as Singles!
Due to the costs of molds we have not made an official hard copy of our game. We do however have it available as a downloadable pdf... http://www.dungeoncrawler.com/dcl/ of the game (free to print and play) and it is listed as one of our stretch rewards since we will have many of the molds we need to create a deluxe edition of Labyrinth.
PlastiCrypt user asked: I've possibly missed it, but whats the timescale on the minis being delivered, as I have a need for a lot of pirate minis in Feb 2013...
It takes 2 months for the KS to run, then 9-10 months for delivery depending on production the size of the order (8 sculpts should takes us about 6 months + 30 day shipping, if we reach our highest stretch reward... that would be and order of 400 different sculpts, we could only hope for the same timeline, but are uncertain until we have an official product review of all the sculpts to be made.) Unfortunately, we wouldn't make it for a Feb timeline.
PlastiCrypt user asked: I'm torn between the Plasti-Hoarde and the Plasti-Oakbox. If I pledged $300 could I get both?
Absolutely! If you decide to go for different level pledges just pledge for the higher and we will sort that out when we send you the survey.
***UPDATE*** Actually, don't know where my head is. Don't pledge both - that's crazy!
The rewards are set up so that you can tailor your order at the $150+ mark, just pledge either Plasti-Hoard or Plasti-Oakbox and then get the rest in Credits.
Example; assuming you wanted 7 PPM Sets of Tidal Wave and 15 NAT Sets of Tidal Wave, just pledge $150 for Plasti-Hoard and then $8 for each NAT Set in Credits ($120). Total is $270. Saves you $30. Even if you want the extra Set of ALTs from the Plasti-Oakbox, that'd be $18 in Credits and you have it (saving $12 in the end).
The inverse of that would be $150 for the Plasti-Oak and then $18 for 7 PPM Set Credits ($126), which is slightly more at a total of $276. And if you want the extra ALT Set it's $18 (saving $6).
Hope that answers that question a little better!
PlastiCrypt user asked: If I get the Plasti-ElmBox! $50 - So I get the 1 set it comes with, but with the 6 NAT Credits can I get mostly mermaids, not more sets? How does that work? How many would I be able to get?
Sets are separate from Singles. Singles are purchased near the bottom of the page, in this particular case you could get the Plasti-Pinebox for $15 and then add on Singles. http://www.dungeoncrawler.com/kickstarter_dcm/index.html#sets
ALTs are not included in the Plasti-Hoard, so no. It would be 7 PPM sets and 1 ALT bonus set. @ the $150+ pledge level you can buy Set Credits. This does not probably seem very appetizing right now, but as goals are met this will be pure awesome! http://www.dungeoncrawler.com/kickstarter_dcm/index.html#spending
PlastiCrypt user asked: At the $150 level - is this correct - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 Stretch Rewards - 1 free copy of each is included once they are reached? and then we can use the credits to get more of those sets if wanted?
Stretch Reward Levels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 go on through the entire KS. These rewards will vary and start with as low of a pledge as $30. There is no fixed system of free copies of entire Sets when goals are reached, BUT with Credits in your acct you can select any Set of your choice. Or you can start low and hold out to see if you want to pledge more as the KickStarter goes on. I don't expect people to jump in at the Hoard level until the Stretches start getting revealed - and they are sweet! I know we're not offering much at the beginning, but unfortunately we needed to keep the initial goal as low as possible - and then it can grow slowly. The Credits are cheaper to buy in to than all of the pledges, hence they can only be bought once someone pledges $150+.
****The BONUS FIGURES will be revealed for each backer level as stretch rewards are reached.
- (60 days)