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By Role 4 Initiative
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About

Overview

Help us launch our first line of plastic miniatures for the tabletop games we all play and love.   Run by a family of gamers, Role 4 Initiative brings decades of experience in gaming and design. 

You've seen our dungeon tiles and polyhedral dice, now we wish to bring that same quality and value to the table with 28mm high-detail pre-painted plastic miniatures.

Starting off with some of the most common player and monster types (Humans, Orcs, Zombies, and Skeletons), we will be producing all of our minis in sets of 6 or more per category, so you can easily and cheaply outfit your game with the figures you need.

Our goal is to bring a very highly detailed set of miniatures, with excellent paint jobs for a reasonable price.  We all love gaming, but we're not all great artists.  So, we will always provide miniatures that are fully assembled, professionally painted, and ready to use.

Our minis are made from a PVC material that provide both durability and flexibility.  We also have gone to great lengths to bring as much realism as possible by providing proper anatomical proportions in a 60:1 scale. 

 

 

The Process

First, we thought about some of the most memorable encounters of our games, wishing we had some appropriate miniatures to represent the characters and monsters in the story.

Then we envisioned what these characters would look like and hired artists to create 3D models, 2D renderings, and background scenery that fit our stories.  But made sure they could easily fit your stories too.

Finally, we took these models and renderings to our factory to create the plastic injection molds from which we were able to produce the painted samples you see below.

What you get for your support:

Set #1 - Human Adventurers

Concept design:

Set 1:  Human Adventurers
Set 1: Human Adventurers

Production Samples:

 

Human Female Archer
Human Female Archer

 

Human Female Blademaster
Human Female Blademaster

 

Human Male Ranger
Human Male Ranger

 

Human Male Viking
Human Male Viking

 

Human Male Wizard
Human Male Wizard

 

Human Male Cleric
Human Male Cleric

 

Set # 2 - Human Zombies

Concept Design

Set 2: Human Zombies
Set 2: Human Zombies

Production Samples:

 

Zombie Daggerman
Zombie Daggerman

 

Zombie Female Butcher
Zombie Female Butcher

 

Zombie Female Stalker
Zombie Female Stalker

 

Zombie Male Reacher
Zombie Male Reacher

 

Zombie Swordsman
Zombie Swordsman

 

Zombie Male Thug
Zombie Male Thug

Set #3 - Orcs

Concept Design

Set 3: Orcs
Set 3: Orcs

Production Samples:

 

Orc Female Archer
Orc Female Archer

 

Orc Female Blademaster
Orc Female Blademaster

 

Orc Male Paladin
Orc Male Paladin

 

Orc Male Rampager
Orc Male Rampager

 

Orc Male Warrior
Orc Male Warrior

 

Orc Male Shaman
Orc Male Shaman


Set 4: Skeletons

Concept Design

Set 4: Skeletons
Set 4: Skeletons

Production Samples:

 

Skeleton Archer
Skeleton Archer

 

Skeleton Blademaster
Skeleton Blademaster

 

Skeleton Captain
Skeleton Captain

 

Skeleton Spearman
Skeleton Spearman

 

Skeleton Swordman
Skeleton Swordman

 

Skeleton Wolf
Skeleton Wolf

 

 (additional views of all the minis available at the Role 4 Initiative Facebook page)

Many thanks to the whole team at Role 4 Initiative to help put this kickstarter together and get us to Gen Con 50:
Becca, Chris, Jenny, Kevin, Walter, Luke, Nick, Brian, Jake, and Ian.

Risks and challenges

We've been working with our 3D sculpting and production teams for over 6 months. We have partnered with a factory that has been certified to produce plastic figures for the world's premier theme park and movie production company.
The plastic injection molds have been completed, tested, and used to produce the examples shown in the photos above. Our factory has made several painted samples and is ready to launch production.

The only significant foreseeable risk at the moment is the challenge with some of the very detailed and thin features, especially with the skeletons. We've already made several prototypes and believe we have all of challenges well in hand.

We may make some minor modifications to some designs to improve manufacturability. We will let you know if that happens.

Other events such as acts of God, acts of war, etc. may delay shipment.

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    Two miniatures of your choice from any of the sets (Humans, Zombies, Orcs, Skeletons).

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    Warrior

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    All four sets plus choice of an additional 66 miniatures from all sets. 90 miniatures total.

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Funding period

- (13 days)