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 Post subject: DCM Direct CrowdFunding
PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 4:36 pm 
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As you all may or may not know KickStarter doesn't appear to be an option for us any more. It killed our last 2 campaigns (one for DCMs and one for ECGs) by having to deal with CAD funding.

It is undeniably BY FAR the most popular crowdfunidng source in existence, but it is crippling and mind-numbingly difficult to manage doing the campaign in CAD or find/attaining a sponsor.

I realize most of you guys don't mind doing the math, but you have no idea what I see behind the scenes when backers are confused/angry with having to do the calculations, or that the prices are 'so high' because they don't read!

Also, I pay my manufacturers in USD. This means I'm collecting CAD, getting dinged on exchange, and then paying in USD and getting to pay exchange again - and trust me it's not in my favour. Each time I've done this, my estimations have been shaky or razor thin at best.

I have found a solution, and it seems that the new storefront I've launched has a module for crowdfunding which I have been testing. Now this raises the same problem I've been having for a while now, trust and gathering an actual crowd. I realize the issue will be getting the word out (as usual), but now I'll be facing the added hurdle that it's not KS.

But, how will I know unless I try, right?

So, I'm going to launch the new DCM campaign very soon. I've been reworking the numbers, and shuffling the goals, I'll finish up a video and make an announcement. I'm thinking of running it through Christmas, when gamers get their bonuses and get bored and want to spend. Obviously, this is experimental, but I've heard good things from retailers. ;)

And, here's a huge spoiler. The Keldornan Rider was always in the plans as the lead for the 2nd batch of medium Riders, I'm just too excited about this figure to not launch with this. It's pure awesome. And, there's an on-foot version of the Rider as well as seen below. It is of my personal opinion that this Rider will do far better to capture the attention of gamers than the Kobold Rider will (which we had mixed responses from) - hence the change up. Medium Riders are interchangeable with other Medium Riders.

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Yes, the On-Foot and Rider versions will be available separately ($2/$9 Unpainted-NAT and $3/$11 Painted-PPM/KSX respectively).

Look for an early December launch, and a finish after New Year.

Will the Behemoth rise again, or remain in its slumber?

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 Post subject: Re: DCM Direct CrowdFunding
PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 10:35 pm 
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You may have noticed that we've redirected our focus from the Riders to the Walking Hut in our most recent posts. It's true! We're going to launch with the Walking Hut, followed by the Water Elemental Lord.

We're going to take another swing at this, this time leading with the Walking Hut. I hope you'll check us out when we launch, it will be Dec 11th until Jan 3rd directly on our own site using paypal.

http://www.dungeoncrawler.com/store/

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Long story short; we had to bypass kickstarter because they will not allow us to run the campaign in USD because we are Canada based. And, we need to.

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 Post subject: Re: DCM Direct CrowdFunding
PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 12:26 pm 
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It's a small gamble, but I have added a 'just the hut' and 'just the legs' option to the Add-ons section of the campaign. Yes, the total of both would cost more than the sum, but I have to ensure that separating the moulds like this will be funded.

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 Post subject: Re: DCM Direct CrowdFunding
PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 1:21 pm 
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Second guessing the 'need' for a just legs add-on option. But, the 'just the huts' will be available as Wood Hut.

Unpainted Version
Abandoned Version
Gypsy Version

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 Post subject: Re: DCM Direct CrowdFunding
PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 1:15 pm 
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3 days until launch!

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 Post subject: Re: DCM Direct CrowdFunding
PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 1:20 am 
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Launched!

Had a rough patch right off with the payment processing, but it's fixed now!

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 Post subject: Re: DCM Direct CrowdFunding
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We've made a slight change which we believe is an improvement. We've swapped our KSX Walking Hut paint scheme with our KSX Wood Hut paint scheme so that the Wood Hut could have a more normalized look/feel to it.

Besides a Witches hut that gets up on bone legs would likely be pretty crazily painted.

The abandoned version is now the KSX Wood Hut.

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 Post subject: Re: DCM Direct CrowdFunding
PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 1:52 pm 
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We are now UK Friendly. Adding the badge to our crowdfunder.

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 Post subject: Re: DCM Direct CrowdFunding
PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 12:14 am 
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Walking Hut is a miss.

We'll try again in a few months.

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