About this project
The Heavy Gear Blitz - War for Terra Nova - Starter Set Kickstarter is to fund molds for plastic miniatures. These high quality multi-part miniatures for our tabletop wargame will form the new two player Basic Starter Set of 16 miniatures - with 4 different models at the start.
We don't want to stop there, a Core Starter Set is also available, with stretch goals that will unlock new models and add more plastic miniatures to the Core Starter Set. Our desired goal is a Core Starter Set of 46 miniatures and color quick start rulebook, which will be accomplished by reaching the 13th stretch goal of $105K CAD. This would allow for a variety of eighteen different models from 4 factions in a Core Starter Set for two players, with a multiplayer option of up to four players. This will give over $300 in miniatures value for the $115 Backer Pledge. We need your support to make it happen.
Reaching all our stretch goals will allow us to give our Backers even more, with 52 miniatures, twenty-four different models, for the Core Starter Set $115 Backer Pledge.
We believe that being an early supporter should be encouraged so we are setting our reward levels so that the early Core Starter Set Backers will get their rewards shipped out in the first wave. Sign up for the Core Starter Set early to lock in your shipping order and watch as stretch goals bolster your forces!
We also have some Faction Army Set Pledge Levels for Backers just wanting miniatures from one of the factions. All models from the Starter Set and unlocked models will also be available at a special price for this Kickstarter to all backers as add-ons rewards for their pledges. Additional Basic Starter and Core Starter Sets are also available as add-on rewards, if you want an extra set or two for yourself or a friend.
Plus we have two Retail Pledge Levels, one for the Kickstarter Exclusive Retailer Basic Starter Set of 16 miniatures and one for the Kickstarter Exclusive Retailer Core Starter Set with all the miniatures up to stretch goal 13, for a total of 46 miniatures. These are to encourage Retailers to help in funding the project and reward them with the Kickstarter Exclusive Starter Sets. The final mass market retailer starter set contents will be announced later, once we know how many molds and models are unlocked as part of the Kickstarter.
The staff at Dream Pod 9 thanks everyone for their support.
Risks and challenges
Non-Completion of project: As a company with almost twenty years experience in completing game development projects the biggest risks to this project fall under the category of act of God. Such as if something happens to our molds when they are shipped to our US casting company, or if the facilities themselves are damaged by a natural disaster. We have insurance to cover losses due to shipping and our metal /resin production capacity means that in case of disaster we do have the capacity to produce replacement parts ourselves in metal or resin in order to meet our deadlines.
These kind of unplanned delays do happen and any of them would delay the fulfillment of our backer rewards. We will be communicating regularly and openly about any delays so that you, our backers, are fully aware of any reasons for delays. Our commitment is to get you a great product and if delays happen in order to deliver on that promise then the expected delivery date will be re-evaluated. Since we will be producing the figures in the USA we will not be affected by international shipping except for where it affects our rewards shipments.
Finally there is a chance that we cannot provide a model that has been included in the kickstarter due to problems with the molding process or simply not enough interest in that figure as an add on sale. If that is the case then we will provide backers with the opportunity to use some credit to choose from the other models produced. Adjustments to model designs always have to be made to meet casting requirements but we have an excellent team in place to address and adjust to the challenges we face. On the other hand if there is an opportunity to add an additional model, or parts for customization, we will certainly be doing so!
We are keeping this kickstarter limited in scope considering the vast selection of armies and models available in Heavy Gear. We want to ensure a speedy fulfillment of rewards and when this project is completed we will be looking to future crowdfunding to fund additional projects for our other miniature lines.
We have an excellent team lined up that is committed to completing this project. This in addition to our experience and dedication to the universe of Heavy Gear as a powerful vision of humanity’s future will guide us in this project. This kickstarter in addition our open rules beta means that more players than ever will be able to jump into their Gears and start fighting for Terra Nova.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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