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31 Dec 2016 8:59 p.m. PST
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Personal logo Frontline General Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member20 Apr 2016 1:58 p.m. PST

If you've been following our progress on Polyversal, you know that we pulled back our initial Kickstarter project for the game system near the end of March. We have been taking into account a ton of great feedback from our 266 backers and others who have been interested in the game since then.

We are currently still preparing for a relaunch with a number of improvements and a scaled back production goal which significantly lowers the project goal (to $30 USDk or less vs. $80 USDk). We'll be previewing the project before launch once a few additional things are in place. We include 6mm and 10mm models in our boxed sets and have taken "6mm" out of the project title based on a lot of feedback since it's equally compatible with 10mm and even 15mm miniatures (15mm may require a bit of range scaling, but we'll include guidelines).

I was recently a guest on several podcasts to talk gaming in general, crowdfunding, and Polyversal plans including an AAR of the first Kickstarter. I hope you'll have a listen to these podcasts, especially the DB 94 episode.

Docking Bay 94 Episode 30:

Hub Systems Podcast Episode 18: link

Ken Whitehurst, the designer, was also on the D6 Generation Podcast to discuss Polyversal where he goes into the background quite a bit:

In addition, I've been furiously blogging about publishing, game design, Polyversal, and crowdfunding in general on my new blog, link Check it out and please feel free to jump in with comments.

The Polyversal blog posts that may be of interest to you:

The Concept of Polyversal link

The Story of Polyversal link

Polyversal Plans from Fans link


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Stealth100020 Apr 2016 5:01 p.m. PST

I hope Polyversal makes it. There seemed to be some big mistakes in the kickstarter. People like 6mm as its not expensive an you were asking way to much money for what was on offer. I am glad you scaling things back. All I wanted was a nice book with some goo rules. Some freebees are nice but don't be asking for too much money. It came across as if we were expected to pay through the nose.

Redroom Inactive Member20 Apr 2016 5:48 p.m. PST

Looking forward to viewing the pod casts

nukesnipe Supporting Member of TMP21 Apr 2016 6:46 a.m. PST

I still have money set aside for this one. Looking forward to parting with it. ;-)


Scott Chisholm

Personal logo Frontline General Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member21 Apr 2016 10:01 a.m. PST

Thanks for the feedback- and Q for Stealth- did you think the reward prices were too high or just the goal? I got that feedback for the PDF and in response- the new PDF-only price is $10 USD (50% less). The Adjutant level that gives you rules printed, dice, tokens, counters, etc., in a box will be $45 USD instead of $55. USD For the options that have miniatures, those options are saving backers roughly 30% off retail for the miniatures alone and we're also lowering the boxed set prices to 110 instead of 120 (MSRP will be higher and in the 150 range). That gives you 2 faction options plus the combatant tiles which is a lot of minis.

Hope this helps.


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