Ever wish you had more of a say in the minis that Bad Squiddo Games produces? Well now you do!
The Community Miniature is going to be an ongoing project that involves our Facebook Group Baggy’s Cave and Ko-Fi. We wanted to be able to run mini crowdfunders alongside our regular releases but not go through a Kickstarter each time for single miniatures. Often we are approached by keen fans to make a whole bunch of different women from history, but being such a small company, don’t have the funds.
But things are more fun when they involve a bunch of people, so let’s do it!
There will be ongoing voting in our Baggy’s Cave group, once the mini has been chosen, those who wish to, can put some money into the pot towards it’s creation. When it’s hit, the mini is made, hooray! You may then switch your donation out for a voucher redeemable against the mini. Unlike Kickstarter, you will only be able to use it for minis int he Community Miniature section of the website. So though you may put as much towards it as you wish, bear that in mind.
Because it’s one mini at a time, we realise that not everybody will want to collect the mini each time, and might want to pickup say 3 at once. Because of this, we’ve made it so you “cash out” when you are ready by contacting us, and we’ll swap your payments for a voucher. This means you can always put smaller amounts in to add up over time too. Subscription options are available too - again however much or little you like.
Your name or moniker of preference will be listed on the website along with that mini as a person who made it happen, and you will receive a neat little certificate of thanks with your mini!
Once the total is hit, we move onto the next mini and the process starts again! I’ve listed it below for simplicity.
Vote in Round One. This is where you can add your own suggestions - as many as you like!
Round Two will be trimmed down with a Round Three Death Match!
The Winner of Round Three will be the next miniature made on the Community Project.
Pop some money into the pool on Ko-Fi (£5 will cover one mini)
Wait til the goal is reached!
Hooray! The mini will be made. Wait til it’s made.
When you’re ready - (can be after several minis are made if you want) contact us for the money you put in to be swapped out for a Bad Squiddo voucher of the same value.
Go get the mini/s from the store, yay!
Repeat forever and ever and ever.
Do I need to participate in all the voting rounds, or any of the rounds?
Nope! And if you missed the chance to add the suggestion you want in round one, just wait til the next community mini when it starts all over again! A good way to keep up to date is to SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER .
Will these minis be limited?
Nope! Not a fan of that, they will be available to all, so don’t worry if you’re not in a position to put money into the Ko-Fi.
How often will these be running?
Depends how fast the money bar fills up - we plan to run these indefinitely if it works out, so the more popular - the more minis, yay!
Can I give you money even if I don’t want the mini?
Of course, that’s why we originally set up a Ko-Fi - people who just want to help out but don’t necessarily want or need anything in return. Over £5 gets you the mini if you want it(shipping extra) that is all, but even the smallest donations help.