One Last Bit of Bad News
Currently we’ve got 8 orders packed up (just need labels), and the last 16 left to fill. Unfortunately, due to a couple of molds not quite lasting till the end and needing be replaced (Adepts) and two just being jerks and getting random bubbles (Rhapsodists) its pretty likely that we won’t get them all filled before we have to leave on Tuesday for Templecon. We need to have 8 pours have a 100% success rate, and we’re probably only going to be able to get 4~6 pours done by Monday evening. We’ll try to push it to get an extra two pours done, but with the drive to Rhode Island (from Florida) on Tuesday/Wednesday I don’t want to push the whole ‘not sleeping’ thing too much.
The good news is that other than those troublemaking models the remainders of the orders are completed, and allocated separately from what we’re bringing to templecon. So anything that doesn’t ship before we leave will be casted and shipped out the week of the 17th.
Costs, Lessons Learned, and Wrap Ups
We’d like to take a moment to just go back over the EFT Kickstarter. Back at the end of 2012 we raised a total of about $26k (KS + BackerKit extra). We had a bit of rise and fall during the last few days and decided to keep the $30k Stretch Goal unlocked. We had also decided to unlock half of the $35k stretch goal to include the Rhapsodist & Gunsmith in their respective chests and part of the $45k stretch for the Bandit, so that each chest would have 5 models in it.
So how much did the Kickstarter end up costing? $33,897 not counting this weekend shipments.. which should put us at right around $34k. So about $8k more than what we had raised, and amazingly close to my estimated costs for the stretch goals.
How does that break down?
- Sculpting - 35%
- Art - 21%
- Casting (Material & Equipment) - 17%
- Misc (Dice, Cards, Bases, etc) - 10%
- KickAzon Fees - 7%
- Shipping - 6%
- Refunds - 4%
These breakdowns are all fairly accurate to what I had initially planned. There is a bit more going into the shipping/refunds, but it gives me a better idea for the future. Casting is actually a bit less than I thought, but that is mainly due to us bring the casting in house during the summer.
What’s in Store for the Future?
Minis-wise we’ve got Patrick Keith lined up to keep doing more Endless figures each month, he is currently working on the Crusader [F] and will be doing the Lunarians next. We’d like to get the Summoner’s monsters done soon and have them out for the summer.
We’re looking into creating a small starter set with a few models and the quickstart rules to give new players a good starting place, but we haven’t fully decided on that yet.
King Szabo II (The King Gel), while available as an add-on during the pledge manager stage, is being held back from a retail release for a few more months. We’re planning on releasing him as a boxed set with several lesser Gels, AI Rules, and possibly a scenario/unique Item Cards. Once this is all finalized we’ll let folks who picked up the Bubbly Lord get the extra goodies for a nice discount.
Other Endless items being worked on are a full campaign book (The Miasma War), several smaller scenario packets (Dungeon Densetsu), and two things we’re going to talk about at Templecon next week.
Keep an eye on the OTLG Facebook Page, and the Endless: Fantasy Tactics Facebook page for more news. We'd love to see your painted figures & battle reports posted to the Facebooks or on our Forums. (You should visit the forums just to see Tonio's amazing tables!)
Every other week Matt & Tom do a Visiting Hours post on the forums that usually includes a new scenario or other DLC for EFT.