Geek Native will, occasionally, take a step off the beaten track. When it comes to Kickstarters and tabletop games, I know, miniatures are unrepresented (probably because this blogger doesn’t use them often).
So, let’s take a look for a new miniature Kickstarter and a small or new company. The company in question is Moragami and working with Shapeways they’re offering you talking minis that remember their stats. The campaign has just launched, so there are a full 28 days on the clock.
I talked to Peter Moraliski or Moragami about the project, not for long, just enough to clear up some questions I had.
All the pledge tiers are for full-colour physical miniatures in various quantities. At the higher levels, you can get bonuses like glowing minis.
The minis use a combination of an NFC tag and QR code on the bottom, but you don’t need an app to do this. You can use the phone’s camera or NFC reader for this.
The funds from the campaign are really for the 3D artist to create various minis.
I asked because there’s a software element to the project and the tiers bring a subscription to the editor. I presume Moragami are working on behind the scenes technology to add value over and above Shapeways. For now, though, what you’re paying for here are colour minis that you’ve customised.
That first colour mini will cost you £32. You get to pick what the mini says, and you get early access to the “Ministures Editor”, three STL files for your use, a year-long Pro subscription to that editor and early release. The main thing, though, is the mini.
£64 gets you two minis, and those perks except you get all the STL files for the exclusive minis and a lifetime pro subscription.
Incredibly the tiers keep on growing and growing until £6, 400 gets you 200 talking minis, and the perks described. That’s still £32 a mini, and while that might disappoint the bulk buyer in you, it reassures me that Moragami is not padding the lower tiers.
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