Funded! This project was successfully funded on February 17.

Update #2

Update #2 – Excitement and announcement!

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Congratulations! 

In less than seventy-two hours we've reached our base funding goal, which means that customized, 3D printed minis will soon be an option for tabletop gamers everywhere! We know that this is going to break new ground for the miniatures market, and we’re so incredibly happy to have all of you along for the ride!

But this is just the beginning of the exciting journey, and we’d like to make a few announcements about our plans! First off, we've said we want to provide as many options as possible for gamers out there, and there are tons of you who want more than medieval fantasy. So, we want to take this opportunity to announce a new stretch goal…

Stretch goal #3 at $150,000: Sci-fi!

At $150,000, we will add all kinds of advanced, high tech weaponry, armor, and uniforms for your next science fiction-based battle or adventure. I know we’re incredibly excited to start modeling these parts, and we hope you are eager to build with them! In addition to that, we plan to offer a selection of science fiction “mounts” such as powered armor suits. And as our special way of saying domo arigato, reaching this stretch goal will unlock a new race: robot!

We’d also like to add more options to the stretch goals that are right ahead of us: in addition to the three races for the “additional race” stretch goal, we've added half-elf. And we’d like to add one more… but instead of picking for you, we thought we’d let you speak for yourselves! Pop on over to our Facebook page to participate in a poll to choose the FIFTH additional race. Choose between: goblin, elemental humanoids, golem, and undead! https://www.facebook.com/HeroForgeMinis

Finally, we’d love to share some new pictures with you! Here are some of our minis in the ‘wild’ at our local hobby shop, Aero Hobbies in Santa Monica!

And here's one of our favorite minis that we've built so far...

You can't get shapes like this with injection molds!
You can't get shapes like this with injection molds!

Here's a special treat: a picture of a polished SILVER 30mm miniature—the reward from the “Master of Coin” tier! Gaze upon its shiny glory!

She's actually remarkably smooth and detailed! A very special keepsake!
She's actually remarkably smooth and detailed! A very special keepsake!
Just as detailed as her plastic sister.
Just as detailed as her plastic sister.

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      Creator James P Walker on January 17

      Are you planning to buy your own printer or will you continue to use shapeways?

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      Creator Chris Sousa on January 16

      REALLY looking forward to building some sweet minis. :D

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      Creator Jesse Akins on January 16

      I view this as an pendular moment in gaming.

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      Creator Anthony Tyger on January 16

      I am delighted beyond measure that the silver polished cast looks so clean. I'd hate to touch it with my bare hand and have to clean it again and again. :p Otherwise I could see a pristine mounted mini looking all dashing and regal in the silver or gold polish.

      I'm looking forward to seeing how the remaining stretch goals unfold as the remainder of the month wanes down, and the influx of funding continues to increase. I'm going to project a total between 200-215k before all is said and done.

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      Creator Hero Forge on January 16

      Yes you will be able to mix and match between genres!
      yes, the races that didn't make it into our first stretch goal will be added to later ones!
      Figures won't be save-able/downloadable in a 3D format at first, given the number of requests for this option we will have to look in to possibilities though.

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      Creator Zachary Hero on January 16

      Question: Will completed figures be save-able / downloadable in a 3D format?

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      Creator Jonathan Woodden on January 16

      I was worried about the silver mini being junk. . . but I am glad to see a picture of how awesome it is. Happy to have gone with Master of Coin!!

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      Creator Cassandra McCann on January 16

      This is incredible! I especially love the silver mini! I may just have to pledge more so that I can get me one of those! Congratulations you guys, I couldn't be more proud or more excited.

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      Creator Scott Jennings on January 16

      Question: what will happen with the three race options who end up "losing" the poll? Will they be added in eventually? Is there any chance they might be included as part of higher-level stretch goals?

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      Creator Matt Saia on January 16

      Congrats on hitting your goal! Aero also happens to be my local hobby store. ; )

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      Creator Lou Anders on January 16

      Congratulations! Very excited by this!

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      Creator Adam "Ferrel" Trzonkowski on January 16

      Congratulations on funding! I'm extremely excited about this particular KS.

      Will we be able to mix and match between genres?

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