Meeple Source makes amazing Character Meeples, and many other sweet resource bits and tokens, to upgrade some of your favorite board games.
Our partnership with Gamelyn Games has allowed us to create Character Meeples for all of the factions in Tiny Epic Kingdoms, Tiny Epic Defenders, and now Tiny Epic Kingdoms Heroes' Call.
Option A (The Hero Upgrade):
If you already own 1-of-each of the original TEK factions, acquired during our first Kickstarter project or since, then what you may want to do is complete your set with the 16-piece set of TEK Heroes' Call meeples by pledging at the $24 level for this campaign. If you do not already have the original meeples, the $48 pledge level would give you 1-of-each of all 32 factions from the original game and the Heroes' Call expansion.
You could then use the standard meeples that come with the game, just as you normally would, and then use our lovely Character Meeples (which match the art for each faction) to represent your 32 heroes.
Option B (The Complete Upgrade):
You may already be playing your copy of Tiny Epic Kingdoms with our fabulous 112-piece Character Set. Your love of everything Tiny Epic is unparalleled! You are ready to complete your set with another 112-piece set of Character Meeples for the 16 new factions of Heroes' Call! The complete sets of Character Meeples are 7-piece sets of each faction, with two pledge levels to pick from, depending on whether or not you already have the original 112-piece set or not.
By choosing this option, you are completely replacing the stock meeples with Meeple Source Character Meeples. This expansion incorporates heroes though, which are currently being represented by a larger solid color meeple. We wanted to come up with a way to distinguish your hero as such, without compromising the Character Meeple art that perfectly matches the game itself. Understanding the importance of being able to identify a hero as such at just a glance, we have decided to include 32 gold-colored wooden pedestals (for free) with your complete set of meeples, for your heroes to stand on. In testing this concept, we simply used a single drop of super glue under each foot of the meeple, which did the trick. Another option that some of you may choose would be to hand paint the base color (the sides/edge of the meeple) another color, such as gold or silver, to differentiate your hero from the others. In any case, we will not be painting or gluing your hero meeples for you, but allowing you to choose how to give your distinguished heroes the recognition they deserve!
As of July 14th, we do currently have a limited number of the 16-piece sets of original TEK Character Meeples and the 112-piece complete sets of original TEK Character Meeples, available for immediate shipping (separate from your Kickstarter pledge) at MeepleSource.com.
All orders are quality-controlled, packaged, and shipped with care from the Meeple Source lair in Orlando, FL. We not use any outside fulfillment centers, here in the US or internationally.
Cynthia Landon and Chris Landon are the sibling duo that started MeepleSource shortly after discovering euro gaming. What began as a part-time hobby business has slowly developed into thriving endeavor in a community that we all love. We are very grateful to all of our fellow gamers who have helped us get this far, and we are excited to be able to work with Gamelyn Games yet again on a fantastic upgrade kit for Tiny Epic Kingdoms!
It would be a little crazy to try and showcase all of our past work here, especially when you consider the number of collaborations that we have had with other game designers, manufacturers, podcasts, and others. But here is a little sample of what Meeple Source has done already.
Risks and challenges
We started making full-color, detailed Character Meeples in 2011. In 2014, we ran three successfully funded Kickstarter projects to create many more Character Meeples. Earlier this year we ran another successful Kickstarter project to create a number of complete upgrade kits for popular games.
One variable that is sometimes hard to predict is how close the final meeple printing looks to the vector-based concept art you see here. Although we are happy with all of the Character Meeples we have made to date, the colors and level of detail achieved do vary.
Printing delays are still always possible, though we feel confident that we will not encounter any trouble in this area. We learned all about this in our first Kickstarter project, since there were 150 different Character Meeples all being manufactured, quality-controlled, and shipped at the same time. Although we have recently been able to speed up our meeple creation process a bit, all while achieving the highest possible quality, the risk of production delay is present in all manufacturing.
Finally, we personally perform all of the necessary quality control, package and ship all orders, and manage customer service inquiries. If we do encounter any delays (or other problems), we will certainly let you know. We are very proud of our customer service reputation, to which our past backers and website customers can attest!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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