Hey Relics fans, welcome to the Relics Reinforcements Kickstarter project.
This projects aim is to fund the sculpting and moulding of as many of the remaining profiles for Relics as we can. This will give us a good amount of releases for the future and allow us to look at adding new races to the game (the C’thu and Ridend for example).
Want to check out the rules?
These PDFs are for the first edition of the game. We are working on a new layout that will include the errata changes. This new layout is the copy that is available in the rewards and on the shopping list.
Want to have a look see at a game with just the starter sets? Well, it just so happens.....
The projects initial target to get 1 pack sculpted and moulded for each of the current races.
Visit our forum
Why not visit our forum and chat to people who already play Relics? You may even find someone local and can arrange a game!
Support via Paypal
If you are wanting to support this project but can't do so through Kickstarter, you can make a pledge through Paypal by visiting this page on our site.
We total up the pledges via paypal and display them below (this is a manual process, so the total below will not increase the moment you pledge via paypal) and if that, combined with the total of the KS project itself is enough to exceed a stretch goals, we will unlock that goal.
Total currently pledged via Paypal: £155
Below is the latest update image and links to that update and the previous two updates.
The main target has already been achieved, so the following miniatures have been unlocked and are now being sculpted
So time for the stretch goals!
There are a number of rewards you can choose from on the right of this project.
If the a reward included specific items, then you will get those items as stated. In addition, each reward may also allow you to choose items from the shopping lists up to a value. In this case, you will be given the choice at the end of the project to select the items you want - including the items added during this project by hitting the targets.
Starter Sets and Rulebooks
The rulebooks will be the printed version 1.1. This will incorporate the errata and will contain a new layout. The price shown for the rulebook here is the price of the 1.0 rulebook and the new book will contain at least another 50 pages so it's a damn fine deal! The starter sets are an idea place to start if you are not sure where to start. They give you a commander and two small sized units and allow you to get the basics of the game understood without overloading you with rules.
Shopping List Rewards
There are a number of rewards that allow you to just pick and choose what you want from the shopping lists below.These rewards give you more bang for you buck as you get to spend more than you pledged!
The 300pt army items on the shopping list have been put together to provide a good entry point for people who are new to Relics and not sure what to go for.
Choosing a 300pt army means you are getting 300pts of models for that faction that should serve as a good base to play, learn and expand from.
The Shopping Lists
Below are the shopping lists from which you can choose what you want. As more targets are hit and more items become available, we will add their price to the lists and then they become options you can choose from. Fear not, you do not need to make you choices right now, that is done after the project so you will get to choose from all the available items at that time.
There are a few other rewards that can fall into a 'special' category. Each of these rewards will allow you to choose from the shopping lists up to a value specified in the reward text but also come with some other special reward.
These include such things as having a special Britanan Puppeteer sculpted in your likeness or spending a day at the Tor Tower and see all the studio models, play Relics with Gavin the Relics designer (he doesn't bite, but he may want cuddles) and other stuff too including a buffet lunch.
See the individual rewards for the full details.
This project is to fund the sculpting of more models. As such, we don’t have pics of finished models to show just yet. But, if you have ever seen any of our models, you know how damned good they come out and how well they represent the concept art. In fact, if you do know this, please post a comment to express this to others who haven’t held them in their hands so they don’t have to take our word for it!
What we do have is some awesome WiP pics of the main target sculpts
Yeah, OK, so it's a bit iffy to call them WiPs, they are the first steps of the sculpts and don't show anything really, but it seems it's 'bad form' to not post pics of the sculpts.... ;-)
All the models produced because of this project will not instantly be released for general purchase. They will go towards building a good release schedule going forward.
However, as the targets are achieved, the models in those targets will be added to the shopping lists (see below) and if you choose them as part of you perk, you will get them once they are sculpted and cast! That means it's possible you could have the sculpts months before they are officially available!
What about existing models? What do they looks like?
Damn good question. Here's some samples of the existing models in video and plain old picture format!!
If you want to see more pics of the existing models, they can be found here
All images for this project, whether concepts or sculpts, can be found in this one location for your ease of browsing. There are even larger images of the concepts, w00t!
The shipping costs for this project are broken down into the follow zones:
Simple find your country on the diagram and which zone it fits into. Then check the zones below to find the costs:
World Zone 1 and 2: Check reward for shipping rate.
We will ship your chosen reward in a single package once all components are available.
If, however, you wish to have your order split so currently available items are sent first, you can do this by adding an additional shipping cost of £4 for UK and EU addresses or £10 (~$15USD) for World Zones 1 and 2,
We have to enter estimated delivery dates into each reward. We have put a date into the future that should be more than enough time for us to have all the new models during this project sculpts, moulded, cast, sorted, packed and ready for shipping.
It's entirely possible it will be done sooner so you may well get yours a lot sooner, especially if you go for nothing but already existing items!
We do not expect it to take longer than the estimated date but you never know...
Simple really. The money raised on this project will go for paying three things:
- Paying Kev to do the sculpts
- Paying the caster to make the moulds of Kev’s sculpts and casting the models needed for your rewards.
- Any remaining money will go to Christian to do more artwork for the world of Relicia. They say pictures paint a thousand words, well Christians pictures sing! The art that Christian will do will be full colour and will be printed as postcards to add to the postcard options on the shopping list
The man who is behind Tor Gaming. The man who’s mind came up with the world of Relicia and all the twisted beings in it. The man who likes peanut butter based chocolate bars! Yum!
I'm the man behind the artwork for Relics and am also the man behind the sketches to see on this page.
From rulebook illustrations to miniature concepts, I bring the world of Relicia to life visually.
Lots of fun! Check out my website: www.solitudo.com
Hello people of the interwebz, my name's Daniel and I'm the main creative writer for everything Relics and Tor Gaming related.
If you want it sculpted, I'm the man. I have been the main sculptor for Relics since the range started and can't get enough of it!
Risks and challenges
All the usual risks apply to this project. Delays at several points in the project can cause knock on affects that result in the project running over. Whether sculpting delays, casting delays, items going missing with the courier or even flooding (which was a cause of issues in one of our projects!).
All are hiccups that I can only plan around by allowing 'wiggle room' in the schedule. As such, the estimated times on the project have some of this 'wiggle room' built in to help handle these situations without too much impact on the delivery date.
I am experienced in this type of project management and bringing products to market. I have ran a crowd-funding project before and have learnt many lessons all of which are being applied to this one!
I am more than confident that this project will be delivered within the estimated times.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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