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Re: Elite Encounters: The Elite Dangerous RPG

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Well, for a tiny 25mm ship in basic plastic it's about $7 for each ship without a base and the quality from Shapeways is pretty poor. No detail would be visible and there would be very prominent moulding/cutting lines from the sculpting process.

Shipping from Shapeways is quite expensive too.

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That would make quite a stretch goal! Now imagine doing them in metal... :shock:

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A nice chap offered me his services as a 3D printer, but as I said Frontier Devs nixed it. Shame, they would have been much nicer and much easier to produce.

I like 3D models with the proper shape and I enjoy making them small and simple but the ED ships are looking to be quite complex things. :-(

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Two updates in a day is not considered spam.
Just did a second full read through of your Kickstarter. Awards are looking a bit complicated now. Would you consider making a table showing what awards are available at what pledge tier. (Something like this)
Also, it might be worth while showing a picture of some models you have made and built. Especially the character model has made my curious, as I have a problem imagining what it will look like.
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Gimi wrote:Two updates in a day is not considered spam.
Just did a second full read through of your Kickstarter. Awards are looking a bit complicated now. Would you consider making a table showing what awards are available at what pledge tier. (Something like this)
Already on it - I have a text version ready, and a graphic will be forthcoming.
Gimi wrote:Also, it might be worth while showing a picture of some models you have made and built. Especially the character model has made my curious, as I have a problem imagining what it will look like.
I am planning to do something of that sort, but the problem is I don't have time (or space) to build them at the moment. All my time is spent working on the 15 other things that the kickstarter involves, like dice, publicity, updates, messages, POD and bulk printing queries, writing an outline of the game system proposal, miniature design etc.

The character miniature will be a card model format that is often described as a "flat", but with an optional crosspiece. The main mini will be a front/back orientation, and the optional crosspiece will be the side view. I'll be drawing up an electronic mockup soon. I already have one for the ship model that should be in a forthcoming update.

It's always "coming soon" with me, innit?? ;-)

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New update up for the RPG Kickstarter. Less than two weeks to go, you lovely people.

Only £500 left to find!

http://kck.st/Uai8b5

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Ah, glorious self-publicity.

Another update live. 7 days to go, less than £200 to go.

It's getting exciting!

http://kck.st/Uai8b5

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Great update! Makes me consider getting the book :)

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Mission accomplished... so far, anyway! Congrats, Sel!

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Congratulations Selezen. Looking forward to the finished game.
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And it's THERE!
£5,285 pledged of £5,250 goal
Woohoo! Congratulations, Selezen! 8) :D

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Woo!! It's great news!

thanks to you Ooliteers who have pledged. You all rock. Yes, even those who haven't pledged. ;-)

@maik: what, you haven't bought one yet? Why not??? Get yer wallet out!

P.S. new upate live. You'll like this, it's a video one...

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Congrats! :) I'll sit back now and look forward to your rulebook (and perhaps some dice). :)
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And across the line! Well done.

Cheers,

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