There is no plan to create miniatures for this game. The mechanics of the game do not require specific placement or rotation of a miniature, so the standees work fine (as would a Meeple).
Standees allow for the amazing character art to be seen on the map, representing your hero in the world of Novus!
Currently the plan is to manufacture in China, with Eastar games. They manufactured the very popular game Nemesis last year. They are also producing Tainted Grail this year. Both of those games were Kickstarter hits, by Awaken Realms.
Manufacturing is planned for end of August to October, so that shipping arrives to distributors prior to the Feb shut down period. This gives a fair time window for the promised delivery date.
The reduced campaign length is due to this game campaign being a relaunch. 30 days is a very long time to ask for crowdfunding support (and to advertise), and if you look at the Kicktraq data there was very little activity for the 2 weeks in the middle of the original campaign. I have no other conventions or major events to make it worthwhile to holding a longer campaign, so I decided to go all in for the early days and last few days for marketing, and shorten up the in between.
Within the Pledge Manager, after the campaign ends, you will have the option to add additional copies of the game, upgrade your pledge, and add more Add-Ons. None of this is required, but many people have inquired if this will be an option... so we are glad to share that it is!
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