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About this project

Follow us for updates on our next Kickstarter on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and our website.

What is our goal for this Kickstarter campaign?

We think these miniatures are amazing products because they fill a need for inexpensive, full-color, 3D plastic miniatures. However production tooling costs a lot of money. We have already paid for the designing and prototyping of all 37 models included in the Starter Set, but we need to show enough interest in the product to justify the tooling costs for mass production as well as sourcing the absolute best material. If we reach our goal of $10,000, will will be able to purchase the tooling and make enough sets to send to our Kickstarter backers, with a few left over to use as retail samples.

If this product proves to be popular and we reach our initial goal, we will announce stretch goals that will add additional models to the Standard Set reward level for free! We can do this because we get price breaks with large orders. The larger the order, the bigger the price break, and we want to take those savings and give our backers more rewards! So if you want more minis for your dollar, tell your friends to join you and become backers!

What makes our miniatures unique?

For starters, they are full color 3D miniatures for 82¢ each (with the Standard Set). These aren't 2D cardboard pawns or flimsy paper stand-ins. Neither are they special finds from a garage sale or eBay auction. Decks Miniatures are just the least expensive color 3D minis around.

The reason they are so inexpensive is because they are made from flat sheets of thick, durable plastic that are pre-printed in full color and machine-cut into the pieces for the figure and the base. When those pieces are folded and assembled together, the result is an amazing-looking, sturdy, 3D miniature that can be used for all sorts of tabletop gaming.

If you already have standard minis, don't worry; Decks Miniatures work great with your existing collection. Take a look.

If you're like us, you have a limited amount of time to spend on gaming. We'd much rather spend our time playing games instead of preparing. That's why these minis come in full color and ready-to-assemble. They only take a minute or two to put together. No painting, cutting, or gluing required.

 One thing I need to point out is that all of the minis in these pictures and videos are prototypes. They were digitally printed locally on white plastic because that is all there was available. For production, we will be using dyed plastic sheets that are nice and dark so there will be no harsh white edges.

We also know it can be a pain to store and transport large collections of minis. When the minis are in trading card form, they can be stored in standard card sleeve pages in a 3-ring binder. After they have been assembled, they can be taken apart, folded flat, and placed back in the sleeves. Or, if you don't want to disassemble the minis, you can still pack them together tightly because they are flexible and less bulky than standard minis. That means they take up less space when packing and you have more room for other things.

What happens if the Kickstarter is successful?

Once all of the backer rewards are created and shipped, we'll be sending samples of our product to stores. Our plan is to package the cards into so-called booster packs that contain a random set of minis. By backing this Kickstarter, you are bypassing the randomness of booster packs and receiving the complete set. Since you're helping us launch, it's our way of saying thank you!

Backer Reward Levels

Introductory Set - $25: This reward level gives you everything pictured and listed below.

1. Kobold  2. Kobold Slinger  3. Kobold Warrior  4. Kobold Priest
5. Goblin  6. Goblin Archer  7. Goblin Warrior  8. Goblin Priest
9. Hobgoblin  10. Skeleton  11. Skeleton Archer  12. Skeleton Warrior
13. Orc  14. Orc Archer  15. Orc Shaman 16. Bandit
17. Ruffian  18. Zombie  19. Ghoul  20. Giant Spider
21. Snake  22. Giant Scorpion  23. Rat Swarm  24. Dire Rat

Booster Pack Set - $25: This reward level gives you one booster pack of 6 random mini cards to try out, plus all three of our Fold-N-Go papercraft pdf sets. Thanks for helping us reach our goal!

Standard Set - $50: This reward level gives you everything pictured and listed below as well as every Standard Set stretch goal that gets unlocked during the campaign.

1. Kobold 2. Kobold Slinger 3. Kobold Warrior 4. Kobold Priest
5. Goblin 6. Goblin Archer 7. Goblin Warrior 8. Goblin Priest
9. Hobgoblin 10. Skeleton 11. Skeleton Archer 12. Skeleton Warrior
13. Orc 14. Orc Archer 15. Orc Shaman 16. Bandit
17. Ruffian 18. Zombie 19. Ghoul 20. Giant Spider
21. Snake 22. Giant Scorpion 23. Rat Swarm 24. Dire Rat
25. Evil Mage  26. Ochre Jelly  27. Flesh Golem  28. Stone Golem
29. Iron Golem  30. Gargoyle  31. Doppelganger  32. Bugbear
33. Ettin  34. Werewolf  35. Troll  36. Vampire  37. Ogre

Double Set - $100: This reward level doubles everything included in the Standard Set. That includes all of the unlocked Standard Set stretch goals too!

Collectors Set - $100: This reward level gives you everything included in the Standard Set plus an uncut sheet of our rarest miniatures, signed by the modelers and artists, suitable for framing.

DYOM Set - $500: This reward level gives you everything included in the Standard Set plus the opportunity to work with our Artists and Modelers to design your very own personalized miniature. You will receive between 18 and 108 copies of the miniature to share, depending on the size and complexity of your custom mini.

Who are we?

Brian Bartlow - Brian is the Decks Miniatures creator and Lone Tree Games founder. Brian has released and sold various downloadable papercraft products on OneBookShelf and Paizo. Now he's excited to bring his papercraft out from behind the PDF file!

Carlos Hernan Jaramillo Solarte - Carlos is the primary artist for Decks Miniatures. From the concept art to the high resolution textures, to the gorgeous map on this Kickstarter page, Carlos does it all! Visit his Deviant Art page for more of his artwork.

David Guevara - David is the primary modeler for Decks Miniatures. He takes the concept art from Carlos and turns it into 3D models that look great and can be manufactured using our unique process.

Risks and challenges

We have already designed and created the miniatures included in the initial goal. What you see are production samples. We have verified the the quality of the product. There is always risk with manufacturing, but having received and verified production samples, this risk is very low.

Also, there is always the risk of delays. Delays in design, manufacturing, and possibly shipping. The delivery schedule has been created keeping the risk of delays in mind. If serious delays occur that impact the delivery schedule, we will keep our backers informed as to the new delivery dates.

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