Meeple Source is all about upgrading YOUR favorite games! This Kickstarter project is dedicated to the tabletop game Wingspan, and its upcoming European Expansion (though these custom meeples are not official Stonemaier Games products).
All of our wooden Bird Meeples are painted on both sides - no stickers! We also offer an unconditional money-back guarantee on all Kickstarter pledges. So if you love Wingspan as much as we do, we would love your support for this beautiful new upgrade!
If you don't already have our other upgrades for the Wingspan base game, those are available as add-ons for this project as well!
These wooden Bird Meeples replace the action/scoring cubes from the game. As a 5-player game, you would only need 5 bird types, however some people get more to have more choices, or because they simply couldn't decide which birds to leave out!
At this point, the art should be considered final, as we have already put this first print run of these new birds into production. This will allow us to deliver the project as soon as possible!
The simplicity of this project will allow us to offer flat-rate shipping for all backers worldwide. Regardless of pledge size or shipping location, shipping is only $5!
If you want more than one set, simply choose your main pledge level as you normally would, and add the amount of the additional set(s) to the total amount pledged. It's that easy!
Since we were able to double our project goal in the first day (thank you!!), we've decided to go all-out and offer our "dream project" - which is 10 European birds and a new start player token. This matches what we did for the North American birds, and we are so pleased to be able to offer this many options for the European expansion as well!
Additionally, we have added a new bird to the North American set - the Atlantic Puffin - as it was highly requested for the European set. The bird is found on both continents, but the card is from the base game of Wingspan. Doing it this way allowed us to not disappoint any backers that voted on whether they wanted the Griffon Vulture, the Little Owl, or both (in place of the Turtle Dove) to be the 10th European bird.
That being said, there won't be any more stretch goals. We appreciate your support for this project, and have actually put the first print run of these pieces into production already.
We don't want anything to stand between you and this really fantastic game upgrade. That is why we offer all of our Kickstarter backers an unconditional money-back guarantee (within 30 days of receiving your pieces). Your only responsibility would be the return shipping, but that is typically inexpensive, as the pieces are small and light. We are that confident that you’ll love ‘em!
All orders are quality-controlled, packaged, and shipped with care from the Meeple Source lair in Orlando, FL. We do not use any outside fulfillment centers, here in the US or internationally.
Even though inexpensive worldwide shipping is available for this project, if there are any import duties owed at delivery, this is still your responsibility. This only rarely happens though, based on the declared value, size, and weight of packages of this kind.
Meeple Source is a family owned and operated company from Orlando, FL. Chris and Cynthia Landon are the founders, and remain in primary operational roles today. If you ever stop by our booth at conventions, you'll see the whole Landon family helping out - along with some friends that are as close as family!
The artist for these bird meeples is Jamie Noble Frier, who also designed our North American birds, as well as a number of our more recent upgrades!
At this point, you have almost surely seen some of our past work, or even own some yourself. Nonetheless, here are just a few of our beautiful upgrade kits from past projects, starting with the set that is similar in this Wingspan upgrade, our painted North American bird meeples for the base game (also available as an add-on to this project)...
Risks and challenges
Meeple Source has been making detailed, full-color Character Meeples for about eight years now, and other painted components longer than that. We are proud to say that we have a reputation for high quality pieces and great customer service.
Even with the success of our 11 completed Kickstarter projects to date, we are still a very small, family-run company that takes great pride in taking care of our customers and their orders personally. We quality-control every meeple individually by hand and ship all orders in-house, and we also use a post-project management system (typically BackerKit) which helps keep everything orderly.
If you are one of our many repeat Kickstarter backers, you probably know that we are very straight-forward with regard to the progress of our projects, and will let you know if we encounter any delays. We believe that we have allotted enough time in the production and delivery schedule to account for the types of situations that could arise, but unexpected delays are still always possible.
Our last few Kickstarter projects delivered early, and although this could occur again, we obviously can't promise that.
More than anything, we are committed to quality. Our past customers know that this is true, and our Kickstarter backers know that we offer a money-back guarantee on all pledges. So don't worry, we've got this!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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