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#61205
Re:Any Semi-Official Updates on the Caverns KS? 7 Months ago  
I also only became aware of the KS in the last couple of days after someone posted a link on the Profantasy forums.

The potential customers for this KS are not just existing DF customers but many people who may well be buying 3D terrain for the first time.
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#61209
Re:Any Semi-Official Updates on the Caverns KS? 7 Months ago  
I've been thinking about the slowdown in the middle of the last KS, and the Bones KS as well. I've got a potential solution that will benefit everyone!

1. Offer a special piece, or extra pieces, or something (I liked the bag last time, perhaps something that is personalized as a DF kickstarter early bird supporter. offer this for the people who sign up on the first day.

Essentially allow the people who have followed and supported you a little somethin' somethin' so to speak.

2. 2nd week into the KS, allow people to create posters/flyers (maybe make a single template that they can download). Make a spot in there so that people can put a code. each person who downloads the poster and prints it gets a unique code that they can put on their poster/flyer. You keep track of the codes, and as people sign up for their KS, have them enter the code that was on their poster/flyer for a bonus item (doesnt have to be that big a deal, but keep it secret).

The person with the most "codes entered" (or maybe top 5, or you could do once you get over "X" number of codes you get a cool special set, or bonus item or something.

I would see this as a great motivator for folks with the time to canvas every square inch of towns to put up these flyers. This could potentially keep the fires lit in the middle where it typically dies down.

Just a thought. late to the game I know, but not a bad one really.
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#61210
Re:Any Semi-Official Updates on the Caverns KS? 7 Months ago  
Oooo another thought. Have you considered letting folks get in on special pricing for the first DF KS?

Here's whats going through my puney human brain: People who sign up for the Caverns KS and spend $ "X" (make it high) or more have the option of purchasing sets (and bonuses) from the First DF KS as well.

So..... if you missed it the first time, you gotta plop down at least $500 worth of caverns then you can but some dungeon sets (and their bonus packs) as well. I would do these all as non painted personally, so minimal impact on you, but it gives people who missed it the first time a chance to catch up with the rest of us.

Let's face it, the more of this stuff you get out into the world, the better off the world is.
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#61211
Re:Any Semi-Official Updates on the Caverns KS? 7 Months ago  
O.k. this is the last post I swear. and it is totaly not in the right forum, but I don't know which forum to put it in, so if the admin can move it, I'm totaly cool with that.

I bought over a thou$and dollars (or really close to it, I don't remember) last time. I know I got 15 sets with all the bonus stuff, and I don't remember how many addons.

Here's my problem (and it's only going to compound with my $1200 worth of caverns I plan on getting): how the heck to I store it?

I went the crazy expensive route last time and bought a craftsman tool chest (top box and rollaway) to store it all. It's nearly full. (read: totaly full, i just hold out hope of squeezing more stuff in there, and live in a delusional state). I am after all a glass is half full kind of gu.. (can't even finish that sentence without laughing)

In any case I need a solution for storing a whole bunch of this stuff, where my wife won't freak out and its relatively easy to get to and paint (I havent even finished painting half of the first DF KS).

How do you all store it?

Again apologize, I know this isnt the right forum, but not sure where it belongs.

Also, maybe Stephan can offer a storage solution as an add on or something.

STOP LAUGHING. I'm serious.
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#61214
Re:Any Semi-Official Updates on the Caverns KS? 7 Months ago  
maximillian wrote:
I also only became aware of the KS in the last couple of days after someone posted a link on the Profantasy forums.

The potential customers for this KS are not just existing DF customers but many people who may well be buying 3D terrain for the first time.

That's a good point; DF was literally my first foray into 3D terrain, and I bought based off of having seen their resin sets, but not being able to afford them before, but really wishing I could one day... Now I'm addicted and money is not my top consideration ;-)
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#61217
Re:Any Semi-Official Updates on the Caverns KS? 7 Months ago  
The first KS was also my first foray into terrain, before that it was all Chessex mats and Dungeon Tiles from WOTC. I went in for 20 sets + add ons...

Not everyone that will purchase is on this forum or was involved in the last KS, and not all of the new backers will purchase in small quanities.

Honestly, if there is ANY way you can hop on the D&D 5E bandwagon this year, I would. Podcasts, cons, paid ad space on WOTC, whatever. Make your presence known. I also second/third/fourth the idea of flyers we can put up on our FLGS.

I really think we're going to follow the same trend as the Bones 2 KS unless something is done differently, with a big spike at the beginning from all of us forumites, and a lull after; new addicts need to be brought in! :)
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#61218
Re:Any Semi-Official Updates on the Caverns KS? 7 Months ago  
DF should, at least:

1. Mention the KS in the Gygax print ad.

2. Post a flyer as a high-res image, or e-mail it to their customers as a newsletter, so we can print it out and leave copies at cons, gaming stores, comic book shops, wherever.

3. Notify every blogger, podcaster, and youtuber they can find.
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#61220
Re:Any Semi-Official Updates on the Caverns KS? 7 Months ago  
Other than the pledge site issue at the ending I think the first KS went great.

Reapers second KS was their own fault.

So what if a KS lulls a little in the middle the first DF KS was not bad at all.

DF and us faithful need to get the word out but I think Stefan and Jeff did great for the first KS.
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#61221
Re:Any Semi-Official Updates on the Caverns KS? 7 Months ago  
30 days is the best. Definitly do not go as low as two weeks as I have seen that backfire with companies who had 3 successful kickstarters and when they went to 2-weeks, they got 1/5 the money.

A month gives lots of other folks a chance to find out about it. And that is what you want, a ton of people who have never bought DF before. Which is what you got last time a ton of new customers!

And since there is nothing like DF on kickstarter, a month gives you a chance to steal customers from RPGs, Boardgames, and minis kickstarters. Folks who will lower/cancel their other pledges after pondering just how awesome this "new" terrain is. It gives a chance for fans to brag it up on various forums and blogs. Two weeks is not enough time. I know stress-wise, it is harder on you and Jeff. But monetarily and new customer-wise it is worth the extra sleepless weeks!
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#61222
Re:Any Semi-Official Updates on the Caverns KS? 7 Months ago  
I was just thinking, if the first one was done in dungeon gray then will this one be done in catacombs brown?
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#61223
Re:Any Semi-Official Updates on the Caverns KS? 7 Months ago  
Caverns Charcoal?
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#61224
Re:Any Semi-Official Updates on the Caverns KS? 7 Months ago  
One huge advantage this KS is going to have over the previous Game Tiles KS is that 5,000+ people now have game tiles and are using them in their games.

I have brought my game tiles to a couple of Pathfinder games and the players got so excited they were taking pictures of the dungeon to text to friends.

So this time around there will be 5,000 salesman pushing the KS instead of just a couple of website.


When talking about colors, my one big regret from KS 1 is that I didn't buy more of the special red painted room. I am hoping they have some different paint job in for add-on in this KS.
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