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[Kickstarter] Metamorphosis Alpha™ Minis - First Miniatures for First SciFi RPG

We Launched yesterday, and are going strong! I want to give everyone who is new to this thread for the first time a peak of where we are now and a glimpse of our Kickstarter.

Metamorphosis Alpha™ 28mm Miniatures Kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/497254986/metamorphosis-alphatm-28mm-miniatures



In 1976, while working with TSR, the original publishers of Dungeons & Dragons, James M. Ward created the foundation for another genre of adventure role-playing. His game, Metamorphosis Alpha™ Role-Playing Game, established a foundation where Science Fiction storytelling could harness the imagination of players in this classic paper and pencil role-playing game. Game enthusiasts have been waiting a long time for Metamorphosis Alpha™ to have miniatures that represent even a small portion of the incredible creatures and survivors on the Starship Warden.

And YOU are a crucial part of making that happen!


Pretty much everything is available at early Pledge Levels as an ADD-ON!!


With your backing, we have the unique opportunity and honor to bring a portion of this world of imagination to life in the form of 28mm miniatures. Being able to do this is a huge honor, and we are thankful that James M. Ward is giving us this opportunity to make miniature representations of his world. We agree with Mr. Ward when he says “gaming on the Warden is better if there are visuals to look at.”

Your support will allow us to purchase a license from James M. Ward to not only create the miniatures for this kickstarter, but also establish a schedule of quarterly releases of new Metamorphosis Alpha™ Miniatures.

To make this all happen, we've engaged the talents of a number of artists to create sculptures using both traditional materials and 3D digital sculpting:

Anton Ducrot
Mark Evans
George Fairlamb
Shane Hoyle
Jason Wiebe


STRETCH GOALS:
Should the community exceed our basic funding level we will match their generosity with additional miniature options...

LEVEL 1 - $9,250 Unlock Miniature 1 as Tier2 Add-On
LEVEL 2 - $10,000 Unlock Miniature 2 as Tier2 Add-On
LEVEL 3 - $10,750 Unlock Miniature 3 as Tier2 Add-On
LEVEL 4 - $11,500 Unlock Miniature 4 as Tier2 Add-On
LEVEL 5 - $12,250 Unlock Mystery Miniature as Tier2 Add-On
LEVEL 6 - $13,000 Unlock Mystery Miniature as Tier2 Add-On
LEVEL 7 - $13,750 Unlock Mystery Miniature as Tier2 Add-On
LEVEL 8 - $14,500 Unlock Mystery Miniature as Tier2 Add-On
LEVEL 9 - $15,250 Unlock Mystery Miniature as Tier2 Add-On
LEVEL 10 - $16,000 Unlock Mystery Miniature as Tier2 Add-On
LEVEL 11 - $16,750 Unlock Mystery Miniature as Tier2 Add-On
LEVEL 12 - $17,500 Unlock Mystery Miniature as Tier2 Add-On
LEVEL 13 - $18,250 Unlock Mystery Miniature as Tier2 Add-On
LEVEL 14 - $19,000 Unlock Mystery Miniature as Tier2 Add-On
LEVEL 15 - $19,750 Unlock Mystery Miniature as Tier2 Add-On
LEVEL 16 - $20,250 Unlock Mystery Miniature as Tier2 Add-On
LEVEL 17- $21,000 Unlock Mystery Miniature as Tier2 Add-On
OBSERVATION DECK - $20,000 Unlock James Ward's Miniatures Combat Rules for Metamorphosis Alpha Miniatures as Tier 2 Add-On.
Facebook "Effin Cool Minis" 800 Likes Unlock Mystery Miniature as Tier2 Add-On
Facebook "Effin Cool Minis" 1,600 Likes Unlock Mystery Miniature as Tier2 Add-On
Facebook "Effin Cool Minis" 2,400 Likes Unlock Mystery Miniature as Tier2 Add-On
Twitter "@effincoolminis" 1,000 Followers Unlock Mystery Miniature as Tier2 Add-On
Twitter "@effincoolminis" 2,000 Followers Unlock Mystery Miniature as Tier2 Add-On
Twitter "@effincoolminis" 3,000 Followers Unlock Mystery Miniature as Tier2 Add-On


ORIGINAL "PRE-LAUNCH" POST BELOW!
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As some of you are aware, Effin Cool Minis is a small startup and as such we are looking to crowdfunding to help us get our start and make the First Ever Miniatures for the First Sci-Fi RPG Ever Written. This is a huge honor, and we are thankful that James M. Ward liked us enough to give us this chance to make miniature representations of his world, for as he has said, "gaming on the Warden is better if there are visuals to look at."

Game enthusiasts have been waiting a long time for Metamorphosis Alpha(tm) to have miniatures that represent some small portion of the creatures and survivors on the Warden. In 1976 James M. Ward worked with TSR, the original publishers of Dungeons & Dragons, when he created the foundation for Science Fiction to meet the imagination utilizing paper and pencil through his RPG scenarios.

The Warden was an enormous and benevolent ship whose A.I. made certain everyone was taken care of and every machine stayed in its place. At least, it did before the event that changed everything.



In Metamorphosis Alpha, anything is possible as it takes place long after the radiation based event that reshaped the living creatures who were fleeing on the Warden to what they hoped was safety. They were wrong, and most perished but for those creatures that survived in their remote sections of this enormous ship new cultures evolved. Small pockets of humanity still exist though they are often tribe-like with simple rules passed down from generation to generation. Other creatures evolved their own cultures with their own set of rules, some more advanced than others. These rules have enabled a primitive form of survival in a high tech environment where stepping ever so slightly outside of the known and finding some new object could yield more understanding and prosperity, but most often brings destruction through ignorance.

Effin Cool Minis has the distinct opportunity to bring a portion of this world from the imagination into a person's hands in the form of miniatures, but first we will need a bit of help from the fans of Sci-Fi that would like to see this made a reality!




For More information:
http://metamorphosisalpha.com
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metamorphosis_Alpha
 

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Another spoiler:

We have a sighting of another droid on the Warden. Whatever its function, it does not look like it would be safe to get too close. How long can we survive exploring this place when everything looks so deadly? Not to mention all the radiation warnings we have been picking up!!

 

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We plan to launch November 25th at High Noon Eastern Time and provide a limited slot early bird discount to the top Pledge level.

Here is some updated concept art and the sample 3D render we have spoiled on our sight and social media regarding this Kickstarter so far...







 

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Kickstarter soon! Moving Forward. Proof of Print and Casts

We plan on getting the pledge layout ready late this evening and would like feedback over the next week if anyone is interested in taking a look there. We have also contracted 2 amazing sculptors for an initial total of 6 traditional green sculpts on this project so far.

Here is a test print from our original 1st concept.



and I also wanted to show some painted 80mm pewter trolls from our first Kickstarter that we are wrapping up and getting ready to ship out to show proof of print to cast quality.



Further comments are appreciated! :-D
 

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The Commander pledge level now gets an additional copy of the Denizen Group and Stretch Goal Miniatures,so you get 2 copies of every miniature unlocked, excluding the limited edition James M. Ward in the Metamorphosis Alpha(tm) universe

Pledge level update link:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/497254986/metamorphosis-alphatm-28mm-miniatures/posts/1447447


Stretch goal #2 the Tank Cyborg is unlocked

Stretch goal #3 the Flying Spider will be unlocked at $10,000

Tank Cyborg update:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/497254986/metamorphosis-alphatm-28mm-miniatures/posts/1449197

Flying Spider update:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/497254986/metamorphosis-alphatm-28mm-miniatures/posts/1447415


Facebook social goal #2 the Clutch Vine Pod is unlocked

Clutch Vine Pod update:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/497254986/metamorphosis-alphatm-28mm-miniatures/posts/1448998


Only 49 more Facebook likes needed to unlock Facebook social goal #3

251/300 likes

Facebook link:

https://www.facebook.com/effincoolmini/?fref=ts


30 more Twitter followers needed to unlock Twitter social goal #1

270/300 followers

Twitter link:

https://twitter.com/EffinCoolMinis


All unlocked stretch goal miniatures are added for free to the pledge levels "Survival of the Fittest" and above, otherwise they are tier 2 add-ons for $7 each

So far the Tank Cyborg, Clutch Vine Pod and the Female Spear Warrior have been added and we are on the way to adding the Flying Spider too


The Metamorphosis Alpha adventure-CS Bonnie Brown is now available as an add-on

CS Bonnie Brown update:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/497254986/metamorphosis-alphatm-28mm-miniatures/posts/1446298


The Metamorphosis Alpha Pewter dice have been unveiled, though still "work in progress" the dice are added for free to the pledge levels "Survival of the Fittest" and above, otherwise they are $12 for a set of 3

Dice update:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/497254986/metamorphosis-alphatm-28mm-miniatures/posts/1445445
 

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Stretch goal #3 the Flying Spider is unlocked

Stretch goal #4 & #5 have been added, which are the Ground Diver and the War Bot, We are halfway to unlocking the Ground Diver!

Stretch goal update:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/497254986/metamorphosis-alphatm-28mm-miniatures/posts/1450123


Also closing in on the social goals!

Only 40 more Facebook likes needed to unlock Facebook social goal #3

260/300 likes

Facebook link:

https://www.facebook.com/effincoolmini/?fref=ts


20 more Twitter followers needed to unlock Twitter social goal #1

280/300 followers

Twitter link:

https://twitter.com/EffinCoolMinis
 

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Its in the last 24hrs of the campaign!

Stretch goal #4 the Ground Diver, #5 the War-Bot, #6 the Massacre-Bot and #7 the Enforcer-Bot are all unlocked

We are closing in on stretch goal #8 the Wyrmipede(name maybe subject to change)

Remember that all unlocked minis so far are added for free to pledge levels "Survival of the Fittest" and above!


Retailer pledge has been added, $750 basically gets 10 of each mini, physical books and dice sets

Pledge update:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/497254986/metamorphosis-alphatm-28mm-miniatures/posts/1451941


The Metamorphosis Alpha 5th Edition rulebook PDF by Jamie and James M. Ward has been added for free to pledge levels of $100 and upwards

Rulebook update:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/497254986/metamorphosis-alphatm-28mm-miniatures/posts/1452621


Only 39 more Facebook likes needed to unlock Facebook social goal #3

261/300 likes

Facebook link:

https://www.facebook.com/effincoolmini/


18 more Twitter followers needed to unlock Twitter social goal #1

282/300 followers

Twitter link:

https://twitter.com/EffinCoolMinis
 

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Final 6hrs of the campaign

FINAL 6HRS OF THE CAMPAIGN

Two more stretch goals were unlocked last night,

Stretch goal #8 the Wyrmipede & #9 the Frogoid are now unlocked

We are also very close to unlocking stretch goal #10 the Wolfoid
 

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Stretch goal #10 the Hyenaoid is now unlocked

We are also halfway to unlocking Stretch goal #11 Cyborg

Remember that all unlocked minis so far are added for free to pledge levels "Survival of the Fittest" and above!
 

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