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A range of highly detailed dogs compatible with role-playing systems.
A range of highly detailed dogs compatible with role-playing systems.
A range of highly detailed dogs compatible with role-playing systems.
13,825 backers pledged £376,454 to help bring this project to life.

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Animal Adventures: Tales of Dungeons and Doggies

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Animal Adventures brings intelligent animal characters to your favourite fantasy roleplaying game! Dungeons and Doggies is the first in a planned series of Animal Adventures releases! It is a set of highly detailed miniatures combining some favourite dog breeds with the different classes of the fifth edition of the world’s greatest roleplaying game!

Tedric, Cornelius and Montague prepare for a new adventure.
Tedric, Cornelius and Montague prepare for a new adventure.

This set features not only the miniatures in preassembled ready-to-play or paint PVC, but also a bespoke set of fifth edition compatible rules for using your Animal Adventure miniatures and playing as dogs in ANY campaign setting. 

You will be able to mix canine characters with your regular adventuring party or create an entire doggy team of heroes to save the world! The miniatures also make perfect companions and familiars for your existing characters in any fantasy setting or game!

Cornelius the Golden Retriever Wizard
Cornelius the Golden Retriever Wizard

Our range of canine characters are true dogs, four legged companions true of heart and pure of soul! We have chosen to develop a range of ‘non-humanoid’ minis to offer as much of a unique play experience as we possibly could.  

Each dog has been lovingly designed and sculpted, by some serious dog fans, to be bursting with personality and detail. From the panpipes of Monty, the bard, to the magical spell bones of Cornelius, the Wizard, care has been taken to add flavour and fun to every model.

Nightingale the Pomeranian Monk
Nightingale the Pomeranian Monk
Tedric the Chihuahua Rogue
Tedric the Chihuahua Rogue
Montague the Cocker Spaniel Bard
Montague the Cocker Spaniel Bard

 The Fetch! Pledge $35/£27

Because this is Painting and Polygons’ first independent Kickstarter project (despite our experience on other projects), we have chosen to keep things as simple as possible to make it easy for us to support, while ensuring smooth delivery.  

The Fetch! Pledge brings you 13 doggy miniatures along with the Rules and Adventure Companion PDFs, as well as art prints from our artist, April Prime.  

Rather than include stretch goals that would complicate the process, in an attempt to encourage more participation, we are keeping things really easy with only one pledge level, that gets you everything we can cram into this campaign!  

We have many more ideas for the future too, including more doggies (and maybe even kitties) so don’t panic if your favourite breed isn’t here! The world of Animal Adventurers is just opening up, and with your support, we hope to be able to make this our first step on our journey into it!

The dogs are designed on 25mm and 20mm bases and scaled to fit in with existing RPG miniatures ranges. And, although we are providing full rules to create your own doggy adventurers, each miniature comes with its own pre-generated character, complete with character sheet and short story! Whether you fancy being Hartley, a gruff and stoic fighter or Freya, a noble guardian druid, there’s a dog for every player.

We are proud to be able to support the excellent online comic Dungeons and Doggos! As part of our collaboration with them, every backer will receive as part of their pledge, a Kickstarter exclusive cross-over miniature; Tonka, the Mastiff Bard. 

You can read all about Tonka, and the rest of our fearless canine friends, by joining in with the adventure, as depicted by V Lee Illustrations, every Friday at dndoggos.com.

Alongside our range of miniatures, we are proud to present and include in our campaign a full set of digital rules and a unique adventure that provides a perfect setting for a great one-shot RPG experience, for absolutely free! 

Our rules set contains OGL fifth edition racial rules for creating an intelligent dog, unique canine feats and class options, notes on a canine deity for divine doggies and magic items specially tuned for dog use (which of course, are chew proof as well!).  

The accompanying adventure, titled “Who’ll let the Dogs Out?”, is designed to be played either with the characters included in the rules or with any party of equivalent level and tells the fateful tale of sinister magics, dark druids and a chance for some brave dogs to save themselves, their canine cousins and the local village from a terrible fate! 

Both the adventure and the rules pack feature stunning artwork from professional illustrator and dog lover April Prime, who’s previous work includes the excellent Baby Bestiary for Metal Weave Games. 

Alongside the free rules PDFs, we are excited to be able to offer some of April’s illustrations as art prints, included as part of the campaign for free for every backer! 

If you want to find out more about April's work, you can do so at: www.artstation.com/april-prime, or by following her on Twitter, @April_Prime.

Russ Charles is part of the team and principal sculptor behind Painting and Polygons - a Twitch channel that regularly hosts painting and sculpting spotlights for the games industry.

Russ has worked in the games industry for many years and has contributed to projects as wide ranging as Reaper Bones, Dr Who, Warmachine, Resident Evil 2, Guild Ball and most recently Critical Role.

Shipping will be charged after the Kickstarter finishes based on actual costs incurred to ship and is collected via our pledge manager system. This allows us to charge fairly for all backers and avoid a 'one size fits all' mentality to shipping.    

We will ship your pledges to several hubs around the world at our cost. Your pledge will arrive via one of the following hubs:  

• United Kingdom (UK and Rest of the World backers)  

• USA (US backers)  

• Canada (Canada backers)  

• Germany (EU backers)  

• China (Asia Pacific backers)  

• Australia (Australia and New Zealand backers)  

Below are our initial rough estimates for shipping the sets (2kg volumetric weight). These are just estimates, and may change:  

• UNITED KINGDOM: £6. Channel Islands, Highlands and NI £6-£13  

• USA: £7-£11 to the contiguous US and the US Virgin Islands. £17-20 to Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.  

• CANADA: £7-£15 to most cities.  

• EUROPE: £8-£20 to most countries. £20-£30 to non-EU countries.  

• LATIN AMERICA: £25-£40 to most countries.  

• ASIA: £15-£25 to most countries.  

• OCEANIA: £9-£18 to Australia and New Zealand.  

• AFRICA/OTHER: £25-£50 to most countries.  

Any pledges confirmed after our pledge manager deadline will be shipped from the UK hub at a later date and will likely incur increased shipping costs.  

Below is the general schedule once the Kickstarter ends so you know when to expect money to be taken and our overall shipping plan. Again these are estimates: 

 Kickstarter Campaign Ends 

 • 0 Day – Pledges are charged. 

 • 1 Week – Survey sent confirming emails. 

 • 1-2 Months – Pledge Manager sent to backers taking payment for shipping. 

 • 1 Month Before Shipping – Pledge Manager deadline - any late confirmations after this deadline will be shipped from the UK after all other pledges are completed and may incur additional cost. 

 Shipping Starts 

 • 0 Days – China starts packing EU/AUS/US hub orders. UK/RoW orders are sent to the UK hub by sea freight. 

 • 2-5 Weeks – China begins packing and shipping Asian hub orders. 

 • 6-8 Weeks – UK hub receives items and begins packing and shipping to backers 

 • 9-12 Weeks - EU/AUS/US hubs receive items, ship everything out to backers within 2 weeks. 

 • 13+ Weeks – UK hub completes shipping of the UK and RoW orders.

Customer service requests for missing/broken items are dealt with via support@paintingpolygons.com. We are, unfortunately, not able to ship to PO Boxes.

Risks and challenges

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Challenges

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This is our first Kickstarter project, however, we are fully aware of potential delays that may happen with products that are produced in China, the common ones being delays in production, shipping, and customs.

We have estimated the delivery for May 2019, but please understand this is only an estimate. Due to the global logistics involved in shipping, some regions may receive their pledges sooner than others.

We have prepared as much as possible with our production for a successful Kickstarter; however, we will refund pledges if for some unforeseen reason the product cannot be delivered at all.

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Refunds

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Refunds may be given within 60 days of the campaign ending, including fees. After that time, refunds may be given minus the Kickstarter and payment processing fees, as we will not be able to claim those back after 60 days.

We are unable to issue refunds once we have begun the packaging and shipment stages of the project (around 6–8 weeks before the actual shipping date).

Refunds within 60 days are reversed via Stripe to your credit/debit card. Refunds after 60 days of the campaign ending are processed via PayPal only.

This is a GBP Kickstarter and refunds will be processed in GBP for the amount received, excluding any applicable fees dependent on the day on which the refund is processed as detailed above.

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Terms and Conditions

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If you do not confirm your shipping and pledge details within 10 weeks of our notification via email to confirm them, your pledge will be treated as abandoned. We will, however, look at each case sympathetically and try our best to satisfy each customer.

By pledging on this Kickstarter you agree that our responsibility to you is for shipping your order as entered into the pledge management system. You are responsible for import or other duties that may be payable to relevant tax authorities. You also accept that you are fully liable for incorrect shipping details and will risk your pledge being unable to be delivered or lost in transit.

If you do not accept the proposed terms please do not pledge on this Kickstarter project and wait for the global general release.

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    • 12 Dungeons and Doggies miniatures
    • 1 Kickstarter Exclusive Tonka the Mastiff Bard miniature
    • Animal Adventures Dungeons and Doggies Rules Companion PDF
    • "Who'll Let the Dogs Out?" Adventure Guide PDF
    • Art Prints
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