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#61225
Re:Any Semi-Official Updates on the Caverns KS? 4 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
@amykins3

I have one Hefty 52-Quart Underbed Tote with Latching Lid (14.98 at Lowes) holds all of my sets and my 4 add ons (floors, round and diagonal). It fit under my son's twin bed and I could fit 3 more if I needed.

Also if you put storage in the forum search you will see lots of good ideas.
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#61226
Re:Any Semi-Official Updates on the Caverns KS? 4 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Thanks SO much everyone for your enthusiasm and suggestions! The Best way to help us and yourselves is to take your stuff out gaming and introduce it in person to other gamers:)

I think a flyer is a great idea!

Jeff are you listening?
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#61228
Re:Any Semi-Official Updates on the Caverns KS? 4 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
kodiakbear wrote:
Caverns Charcoal?


Brain fart! Don't know why I wrote catacombs... meant Cavern Brown
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#61230
Re:Any Semi-Official Updates on the Caverns KS? 4 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
I painted 5 base sets, 10 Stretch sets plus 5 sets of addons and have them stored in 3 45Litre (15 quart) containers from target. I have another containter of the same size into which I have transferred and build set for the module I am running.

with regard to the length of time that a KS should run; perhaps jef and stefan should bear in mind that a 30 day window allows for 4 oportunities at a weekly game to evangelize and recruit backers. Reducing the KS time reduces the time available to get the word out.
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#61242
Re:Any Semi-Official Updates on the Caverns KS? 4 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
I also support a 30 day kickstarter. It seems to be the standard and it allows a minimum of 2 pay periods for most people, and maybe more.

As for the Reaper BOnes, I think the DF one will be similar. They will hit a lot of stretch goals t he first day, all the ones set up close together, and then it will be a slog form one to another because, though the pledges are still coming in very nicely, the numbers are just too high. I watched Bones II from the beginning and no day was bad at all, it was just 150k or os stretch goals made the pledges seem anemic.

I do hope DF seriously raises their communication game though.
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#61246
Re:Any Semi-Official Updates on the Caverns KS? 4 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
If the stretch goals and add-ons were tailored and/or timed to favor the later stages of the KS, would that alleviate the lull?

If every stretch goal bonus included a new piece, rather than some stretch goals only being repeats of previous stretch goals, does that provide better incentive for backers to pledge? For example, instead of having a stretch goal bonus of "two more X", the bonus would be "another X and the new Y".

If selected stretch goals were announced at the beginning, would that encourage more early pledging? The last KS only revealed stretch goals that were immediately ahead -- I think because they were being created during the KS. What if some (every third? every $250K?) we're announced at the start to generate focused interest rather that unfocused speculation? And what if a major piece like a dungeon entrance was announced earlier in the process?

If add-ons were released individually, rather than all at once or in clusters, would backers adjust their pledge levels more often? Would more new backers jump in midstream? Would putting up a new add-on every week help alleviate the lull? And do the KS rules allow it?

I'll also point out two things. One is that some people need time to make purchasing decisions, to make sure they are not making an impulse buy or to weigh one purchase against another. The second is that the longer you leave your net in the ocean, the more fish are likely to swim into it.
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#61264
Re:Any Semi-Official Updates on the Caverns KS? 4 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
I just wanted to say please don't anticipate for a lot of backers and adjust your initial stretch goals accordingly. I was just in a miniature KS where the owner did such. It took forever to unlock goals because the great deal wasn't there and the goals were so far away. 10 days in he started adding miniatures unlocking options, anything to get backers.
What led me to back DF's Tiles the first time was the fact that soo many goals were already unlocked, and I realized I was going to get a deal of a life time. 20 days later I was able to scrounge for more cash and doubled my pledge. By the time the survey went out I found even more $$$ and snagged 2 more addons.

My thoughts are to unlock the majority of the tiles upfront (Show us the deal we can't miss), then addons later over a 30 day period (give us time to buy more of them).
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#61282
Re:Any Semi-Official Updates on the Caverns KS? 4 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
I suggest DF does what they did last time, it worked IMO.
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#61289
Re:Any Semi-Official Updates on the Caverns KS? 4 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
kodiakbear wrote:
I suggest DF does what they did last time, it worked IMO.


I 2nd. If it ain't broke don't fix it.
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#61290
Re:Any Semi-Official Updates on the Caverns KS? 4 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
with the first KS, the first two extras were at +50% of the base unlock, and the next three were at +100% of the base unlock. so the real question for the cavern, may be what is the core unlock price? we have heard about how it will need more pieces, and thus more molds, to do that basic cavern set.

its a pretty sure thing that enough of us will throw money at the caverns to fully back the idea on the first day. however with a KS in march and restocks planned in june, plus the MBA castle KS in march as well, some people will have a tighter budget so i dont think we will see this KS hit as high a score as the previous 1.9 million. i sort of expect to see something between 500k and 1 million, which was 8 to 16 unlocks on the old KS map.
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#61292
Re:Any Semi-Official Updates on the Caverns KS? 4 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Teulisch wrote:
however with a KS in march and restocks planned in june, plus the MBA castle KS in march as well, some people will have a tighter budget so i dont think we will see this KS hit as high a score as the previous 1.9 million. i sort of expect to see something between 500k and 1 million, which was 8 to 16 unlocks on the old KS map.


Boy I hope you are wrong.

I have no interest in MBA and as good as restocks are they are not the deal a KS is.

I hope with all the extra customer base from the first KS, all the good will from how great the first KS was run and how the Dwarvenite caverns are even more detailed than the resin line, this KS will blow past 3 million.
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#61293
Re:Any Semi-Official Updates on the Caverns KS? 4 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
I can only speak for myself, but I know I will be pledging lower this time than last. this is not due to not wanting a lot of kickass caverns, just sending $1,000 in less then a year on a gaming accessory is not in my budget.

I hope I am wrong and decide to go as much as I did last time, but it is not a justifiable expense in my house hold. If I had my druthers, I would have wanted the KS about 18 months from the first.

I do think even with all the "new" DF enthusiast, such as myself, it is a greater base of knowledge and thus support for the caverns KS, I just don't see how they hit the $1.9 mill again.

but then again I do not have Jeff and Stephan business acume or access to their market research. the did a fantastic job last time, to odds are they will do a great job this time.

and the cavern sculps shown to date are freaking awesome.
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