VIRAL OUTBREAK is a themed collection of 28mm miniatures. While inspired as a third-party accessory to the board game Pandemic™, you could also use these miniatures to paint and display or use with your post-apocalyptic tabletop skirmish and role-playing games. MINIATURES ARE DELIVERED UNPAINTED WITH CLEAN BASES.
BASE STRETCH GOALS
These unlock for both the BASE and EPIC Sets
UNLOCKED - Full set of 23 Counter Bases for both the BASE and EPIC Sets. Use counter bases to assign colors to your miniatures. (Colors perfect for use with the expansive line of Pandemic™ board games) (Free add-on for both the EPIC and BASE Sets)
UNLOCKED - Season 2 Wasteland Rebel (Pre-Release Exclusive, free add-on for both sets)
EPIC STRETCH GOALS
Unlocks and Add-ons for the EPIC Set only
UNLOCKED - Season 1 Mystery Soldier (Pre-Release Exclusive, free add-on for EPIC)
UNLOCKED- Season 1 Mystery Doctor (Pre-Release Exclusive, free add-on for EPIC Set)
$25,000 - Season 1 Civilian (Pre-Release Exclusive, free add-on for Epic)
$30,000 - Three additional Season 1 Civilians (For a set of 4) (Pre-Release Exclusive, free add-on for Epic)
$30,000 - Season 2 Add-On Unlocks - 5 more unique Rebel Wasteland Characters ($18) (As we near this stretch goal, additional concept art will be provided. Perfect as a Legacy Season 2 Upgrade!)
DESIGNS AND SCULPTS
Chad Hoverter of DMG Miniature Factory has created some beautiful and prominent sculptures for some of our favorite board games (Mice and Mystics, Cthulhu Pandemic Investigators, VAST and Heroes of Land, Air & Sea). We are so very excited he has joined us to help create our line of themed miniature upgrade kits.
We sought out Jens Bengtsson, a talented artist in Sweden, to help us with our character design and illustration.
Due to the relatively high cost (and range of quality) of painting a set of miniatures, we will not likely be offering painted sets within our campaign. However, should the campaign be a success, we will looking into setting something up on a site like Massdrop to offer this as a post campaign group option through our partners at Blue Table Painting. This will allow us to assess whether we have enough interest to take advantage of some bulk discounts. This will be possible due to the ability to set this up as a production line and paint the sets consistently and concurrently.
Estimated shipping costs below.
- Shipping to United States ($6)
- Shipping to Canada, UK, Australia, Japan and most of EU ($8)
- Shipping to Rest of World ($10, with a few exceptions where shipping can be unavoidably high)
Send me a message if you have any specific questions or concerns about your location. I am sure we can work something out. My intent is to get this to you as close to cost as possible (maybe even less in some cases). We will be working with BackerKit post-launch.
- Josh Morton (Co-Founder, CEO)
- Evan Watson (Co-Founder)
- Chad Hoverter (Contributing Sculptor, DMG Miniatures Factory)
- Jens Bengtsson (Contributing Character Designer, Caconym Design)
- Very Special Thanks to Eric Parker Andersen (Graphic Design Contributions and Trailer Production, E. Parker Productions)
Josh has worked on many award winning video game franchises (most recently Sid Meier's Civilization and XCOM), and aims to collaborate with talented artists and designers to make unique, high quality miniature sets for our favorite game themes.
Pandemic™ is a trademark of Z-Man Games. Viral Outbreak Miniatures are a third-party accessory designed by Not-So-Bored Games and are not officially endorsed by Z-Man Games.
In the interest of obtaining the highest quality, final designs may change slightly.
Risks and challenges
We intend to continue to build upon this line up of Miniatures to upgrade various popular game themes. We currently have 11 sculpted figures, created as prototypes/proof-of-concept for this project (as well as additional illustrations at the ready). Once the campaign is complete (or if signs point to success mid campaign) we will immediately finish production. Once in full production, Jens and Chad will need less than one month to complete before we send to manufacturing.
Similarities to Pandemic™
This product is not officially licensed by Z-Man Games/Asmodee, as they are not currently licensing the Pandemic™ brand. However, we did reach out to their licensing department and disclose our product. While they cannot officially endorse the product, they were kind enough to say "Thank you for your interest in licensing Pandemic. I've looked at your page and your sculpts are very well made! Unfortunately, we are not looking to license the Pandemic IP at this time, but I wish you the best of luck in your Kickstarter!" There are already examples of other companies successfully creating third party upgrades for Pandemic™. However, we feel our product also has an interest and use outside of it's possible use with Pandemic™, especially in the TableTop Wargaming groups. We made an effort to invest in our own artwork and create our own characters. We are working closely with our lawyers to ensure we are making safe decisions.
Josh Morton (www.joshmorton.net), Founder and CEO of Not-So-Bored Games, is a seasoned Producer, Project Manager and Instructor. He is a Video Game Producer who has worked with Electronic Arts, Sega of America and 2K Games on many projects over the past 12+ years. Most recently he has worked on such award winning franchises as Sid Meier's Civilization and XCOM. His job is to get things done and pulling this all together. With his experience, research, continued communication with contributors/manufacturing and passion to make it happen, we are confident we will have a great product to deliver.
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