Fabled Realms: Kickstarter Probleme
Der Kickstarter zum Fantasy-System von 4Ground kämpft mit Problemen.
Dear Backers of The Legends of Fabled Realms,
The Legends of Fabled Realms kickstarter has become a difficult project to realise but we are committed to making it happen and deliver it to you. This ultimately means that there is now another delay and we don’t yet have an estimate for how long. As soon as we can provide a release date, we will inform you all.
So what have been and what remain issues; there are several reasons for why this has been so and we will cover them with you but today right now you need an apology, for in recent weeks, there has been a lack of communication on our part. This does not help the situation and I personally am deeply sorry this has happened.
If, as a backer of this project, you want personal communication with me, no problem, my email address at 4Ground is email@example.com. I want you to feel you can ask me personally, so for those who don’t know me; I am Ben (the talking head) often known as ‘4Ground-BigBen’ or 4GBB and I will be directly involved with the continued progression of this project.
So that I am quite clear on my perspective on this, we are where we are, but what is more important is we rectify and redress issues, especially in keeping you informed. So until we deliver, if you would like to have an update, mail me directly (please also give me your backer number). I will be asking Kris to post regular updates, but I personally owe it to you to be available to give you a real time update if only once a week but as I say Kris will be posting general updates as and when.
Many of you know the Fabled Realms is a gaming setting very dear to my heart and I am pleased to now be given the lead. I know we have lots of adventures before us…but I can say more of that another day!
Making The Miniatures
The issues encountered have always been with the minis, from the proof of samples in plastic, to moving away from plastic. If you remember, every item that was in our power to produce you have all already had, long before this KS was due to ship. We have kept you in the loop regarding 3D minis, hence the first Dwarf, then after the feedback you had the three goblins. This was no gimmick, as in truth the postage was relatively heavy for such a stunt. This was a genuine concern of ours, that you had in your hands, examples of what we want to do when making your models. I will be on hand at our stand at Salute and I will have the sub-satisfaction plastic samples with me to show. I will talk about any aspect of this project with you and understand if you want to give me it from your perspective!!
So we have gone for 3D printing, not just masters to be cast but for each and every model you actually get. We’ve had some issues with the print resin, the quality being very variable. This has meant some print runs will work fine and then the next, on the same machine (with new sealed resin tank and cleaned as always), is full of failures. Change out the resin tank again and immediately we are good to go again. All sealed tanks are from the same delivery, so has this batch of tanks aged before use. Luckily ‘Lurkio’ Luke is back with 4Ground full-time and his input regarding these issues is already invaluable. He is sorting alternate arrangements regarding resin etc.
I could go on but this is not the time.
The Next Stage
Moving forward we would like to provide you all with a choice as to what happens next for your pledge:
Receive your remaining kickstarter items as planned OR receive a credit note instead or in part for those items you do not want.
Those who wish to remain with us until the end of the kickstarter venture, thank you. To show I mean this, I want all of you to have one additional rather beefy Druggoi Glutton miniature for free. Those who are understandably upset with us because of the delays and lack of communication can receive a credit note that will cover their remaining outstanding items at a proportional value. This is obviously going to be a differing amount for each person, based on their own pledge, so please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your backer number so that we can sort through this option for you (this can’t be done for you immediately but it will be done as quickly as we can).
Again please contact me as stated above or with email@example.com with any issues regarding the kickstarter and you will be responded to. Whether that’s about production, shipping or game rules. There will be regular updates going forward, even if they are just “Look at what just finished printing”.
Quelle: The Legends Of Fabled Realms