Italian model maker Game Start is offering what they call “world’s first interactive miniatures” for tabletop games via a Kickstarter. It’s only a few days in, early-bird deals are on offer, and the campaign target has been met.
I’ll leave it to readers to decide whether these really are the world’s first interactive minis, but at the time of writing, over 800 gamers like what they see, and the campaign has more than €130,000 pledged. You can see the latest total or join in from the project page.
The concept is this; the minis have unique bases on which you can attach or remove, accessories such as special effects, game status or even hit point counts.
That also means in this Kickstarter, you can buy the minis and those accessories. Sound expensive? It’ll undoubtedly add up by Game Start argue that other minis’ average price is €3.85 whereas theirs is €0.90. Game Start will also send you the minis already assembled.
A partnership with Sundrop also means that the Game Start minis can be pre-shaded, given something of a paint job, in other words, before they’re sent to you. The result is that the minis look like pewter rather than plastic.
The early-bird pledges expire in about a day, but Game Start has not revealed the replacement tiers. We’ve no idea what the price hike will be.
As it stands now, a pledge of €80 (which is about £70) will get you 1 angel miniature, 4 blinded status, 4 charmed status, one base box and all stretch goals but not shipping. That base box contains 56 models and 90 tokens.
A pledge of €125 will get you the angel, blinded and charmed status and an advanced box. The advanced box contains 115 minis and 212 tokens.
A pledge of €199 will get you the angel and a dragonlich, with those tatus and a Sundrop box. At this tier, the Sundrop pre-shading comes into play, and your minis arrive looking cooler. Inside the Sunbox box, there’s 115 pre-shaded minis and 212 pre-shaded tokens.
All the early-bird tiers have an estimated delivery date of April 2022.
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