I've been sketching out RPG (Roll playing game) or D&D type dragons for years. I've always been a big RPGer ever since RPG games were paper and pencil and included games like Dungeons and Dragons. My favorite thing was creating a character and coming up with all the stats. I would also always draw my character in dragon form and would normally picked a druid or ranger as my class. Later when MMORPGs (Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games) became a thing, I was hooked. From EverQuest to Guild Wars 2, I played just about all of them.
Being a huge fan of RPGs, I thought it would be cool to take some of my dragon designs and make them into a set of enamel pins.
Each pin will be done in soft enamel and be about 2" across or tall at the widest area.
Why soft enamel? I've done both hard enamel and soft enamel in the past. Unfortunately, the hard enamel process of polishing the pin flat losses some of critical details. I may add hard enamel as a stretch goal later. Check out the link to my video showing the difference between hard enamel and soft enamel.
All designs are unlocked!! 11 Different Dragon Designs & 4 color variants for the Dungeon Master Dragon!!
First Pin Design:
Why the healer? Well it's simple in an RPG they keep you alive, so you always need a healer.
Pin will be around 2" soft enamel with gold detailing. Each pin will have butterfly clutch pin backs.
Please note that colors might change slightly once the designs go to Pantone colors.
One Soft Enamel Pin of your choice from any of the unlocked designs.
The "Holy Trinity" Set of 3 pins of your choice from any of the unlocked pins.
The "Dungeon Party" Set of 5 pins of your choice from any of the unlocked pins.
The "Raid Party" Set of 11 pins of your choice from any of the unlocked pins.
Please note that colors might change slightly once the designs go to Pantone colors. Also note that colors might look a little off because of differences in computer monitors, or even the lighting in the room. Also because of some of the complexities the designs might have to be changes a little. Like adding a background or a filling in a spot.
Color variants of The Dungeon Master including a Kickstarter exclusive limited Red color unlocks with The Dungeon Master at $3,800-Unlocked
Free Random Stickers for all Backers if all designs unlock!!-Unlocked
Color variants of the mage (fire & arcane mage) unlocks at $3,900-Unlocked
Add 1 pin from this Kickstarter for $13 each
3" Die cut stickers of the dragon of your choice- $5 each
Past pins (if available) $10 each (you'll be able to pick designs after the Kickstarter ends)
Here are some sample of pins I have made in the past.
- January: Kickstater launched
- February: Kickstarter ends after running for 30 days
- Late February: Kickstarter release funds (about 2 weeks after it ends)
- March: Finally artwork is sent over the factory.
- Pins should get to me in late March or early April.
- Once the pins are in and double checked they get shipped out. This should be sometime in April 2019.
Domestic Shipping is included in all rewards! Sorry to the customers outside the US, but do to changes I have to ship as a package and can no longer ship as a flat. Customs and duties charges are not included in the shipping fees and are a responsibility of the buyer.
And remember there is no added shipping cost no matter how many pins you get!
International customers, you pay one flat shipping fee no matter how many pins you add!
All items are shipped with First Class Mail, and insurance is not included. Buyers may upgrade to Priority Mail which includes insurance, upgrade is $7.20 for domestic or $25 for international (I sorry it's so expensive but I have no control over the USPS prices). Or insurance can be added for $3 for domestic and an additional $5 for international shipments. Just add the amount to your pledge and let me know so I can make a note of it.
In the case of a lost shipment. Please understand that is the shipment does not get to you but the tracking number shows as delivered, there is nothing we can do, unless you purchased insurance. This should not be an issue but in the unforeseeable case that it does happen you must take it up with your local post office. We are not responsible for lost or stolen packages, or incorrect address.
Risks and challenges
I've done a lot of enamel pins in the past on Kickstarter and I already have the factory lined up to make the pins. The biggest challenge is shipping the pins out but thankfully I'm prepared for that. However there can always be unforeseen set backs but I have other factories in mind just in case something happens.
There is a small chance that something could go wrong during the manufacturing and if that happens it could cause a delay in shipping.
If anything happens, we be sure to update what's going on.
The timeline for shipping is just an estimate.
Colors may change a little to what works best for an enamel pin. And please remember that pantone colors will look a little different than they do on your computer monitor. But we have a pantone book to try and get the the closest color possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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