It's the day before our brand new Kickstarter campaign and, well, I thought I would be nervous today but instead I'm quite happy.
Ok, no: I'm freaking happy!!
But before going on, let's start with the important news: today is Valerio's birthday! Let's properly celebrate the birth of this special guy, who sculpted almost all our miniature range!
So, let's return to my wall of text.
Tomorrow the final round of this project, "The Second Government of Inneath", shall begin: from April 15th to May 12th, we will try to gather as much people as possible in this new quest of us, and we need all your help to succeed!
But, at least for today, I don't want to talk about myself, but rather I'd like to listen something by you: are you ready, mighty companions? Have you enjoyed this two years of updates about this project? Do you think we should have done something different?
Building up a whole miniatures range is as exciting as difficult, but I want to take advantage to this post to thank all of you that constantly supported us during these last months and years: every time I saw you excited about what we were doing and my crazy projects, my motivations grew up allowing me to overcome any obstacle in front of me, despite my short legs!
Thanks to you, we have sculpted this:
I'm proud of what we've done, and I can't wait to see how these stubborn guys and gals will fight during their Kickstarter campaign!
Talking about the campaign, during the last days we thought a lot about details, and we decided for a subtle change of price that will decrease the Redcoats and Bluecoats bundle from 55€ to 50€.
As you may know, I don't like early birds: I think that they are unfair and frustrating. For this reason, instead of offering a bunch of discounted bundles for some lucky backer, I preferred to reduce a bit the price of our bundles, so ALL of you will be happy, no matter if you'll join our project from the beginning, or in the last hours of campaign.
I don't honestly know what will happen tomorrow: maybe we will reach our funding goal in 13 minutes, like the best guys of Kickstarter, or we will struggle to claim our goals. Maybe we will collect a lot of funds and we will be able to create tons of new miniatures, or maybe we will gain only what we need to survive.
I don't know, but in this precise moment, I don't even care: a Kickstarter campaign is more than looking at a pc screen whispering "please more funds, more funds", or crying when a backer decide to leave. For almost a month we will connect to our community and we will see if our ideas hit the right button of your heart, and we will have the opportunity to talk with you, listen to you and your feedback, see your enthusiasm (hopefully) or face your disappointment (hopefully not!).
It's true: a Kickstarter campaign is stressful and, at least for small realities like ours, a kind of "jump in the dark", but during these last days I realized how much I learned thanks to our previous campaign, and at least I'm sure that I will learn even more thanks to this new one.
A Kickstarter campaign, for me, it's like a baptism of fire: in the next weeks my project will be under your cruel judgement and we will know what it's made of.
I think we did a solid job, with our Second Government range, and I'm really curious to see what will happen starting from tomorrow: sculpting a dwarf range was a victory by itself, for me, because I've always dreamed about creating my own dwarf range. With this project, maybe I didn't have the same attitude at the beginning, but now that I see all the pieces gathered together, I can't help but be proud of my little soldiers.
As you may know, if you've read my nonsenses during these last months, I'm always a bit embarrassed when it's time to advertise my products, because I live in the same world of yours and I know how much annoying is our reality: all around us there are people that try to persuade us to buy something, it's like everyone wants a piece of us.
Of course, I create miniatures for a living, but I don't think I have to constantly remember it to you: I'd rather prefer to share with you this little passion that accomunate us, and see what happens.
For this reason I tried to share with you all the "behind the scenes" of our projects, because I'm aware that without you, I wouldn't be able to create anything. Or at least, not for a living!
So, mighty guys and gals that are reading these lines: thank you for sharing this journey with us!
I hope to see all of you onboard, tomorrow, and see all your enthusiasm pushing high our projects, for an even brighter future of us, Durgin Paint Forge!
United we prevail.