It’s not uncommon to see Kickstarters with suspiciously low campaign goals. It happens because organisers want the social proof of a successfully funded campaign as soon as possible. Hyper Forge is taking a different route; they’re asking for €680,000 upfront!
At the time of writing, there’s still over a month on the clock, but the world is still to get out, and there are only 27 backers. You can check out the status over at the campaign page.
It seems likely that the high campaign goal is putting people off, but at least the Amsterdam-based company is being open and honest about what’s required.
Let’s look at the prices. It takes a pledge of €15 (or about £13) to get access to the post-Kickstarter shop. The first ‘gimme some actual models’ tier costs €80 (£69) and that will get you the pocket dungeon sans stretch goals.
I think the video is compelling, and the pitch for SnapTiles makes sense. Hyper Forge has gone as high end as possible, with a custom-built production line powered off green energy. No wonder it costs but I don’t think the individual pledge tiers are that expensive compared to similar attempts.
€135 gets you the Old Watchtower and €210 Elxalim’s Cellar. These are sets you’ll use for set-piece battles in your campaign, moments to wow your players.
I think it’s worth giving the campaign a proper read if you’re into your tabletop minis.
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