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Help us create our first starter sets for our post-apocalyptic miniature wargame.
David Nordquist
Welland, Ontario
1 Team Member

How to Upgrade Your Perk

If you've already contributed but want to upgrade your perk, here's how you do it:

1.  If you want to upgrade to one of the limited quantity perks, then you'll need to contribute the full amount to claim the perk, and then get your other perk refunded (refunds will be given by PayPal, whether you used it or not).

2.  If you want to upgrade to one of the non-limited quantity perks (i.e. all perks at $350 or less), simply pay the difference, ignore what IndieGoGo says, and I will email you when this is all done to see if you want to combine your contributions, or keep them separate.

Update (April 13) - New Goal - $70,000

Well, it's time for a new goal.

I have a couple of great writers lined up to do all of the lore and history of Dark Potential.  If we hit $60,000, I'm going to get them to do it.

If we hit $70,000, I'll get a LOT of it illustrated as well.

This will help breathe a lot of life into the Dark Potential universe.

Thanks for all your support!

Update (April 12) - New Perks!

We've added a bunch of new perks.

We also changed the $750 and $1000 level perks as nobody wanted those, but the old ones still apply at the $1500 level (i.e. the $1500 level gets you a personal video with me taking a pie to the face and Dave taking a paintball to the bare chest).

IndieGoGo doesn't let us change the descriptions of perks that have already been claimed, and there is a limit to how many perks you can add.

A Quick Intro

It has always been my dream to create my own miniature wargame, and now with your help, that will finally be able to come to pass.

We have been working on the development of Dark Potential, a post-apocalyptic miniature wargame, for quite a while now.  However where we lack is in funding.

Our community on our MiniWarGaming forums have been fantastic in giving great ideas.  Combined with our current Dark Potential Developer's Diaries, we have been fleshing out the idea for this game for a few months now. 

That is why we have decided to start this project to fund the first five miniatures for the Dark Potential line, and we need your help!

What is Dark Potential?

In short, it is a miniature wargame set in the near post-apocalyptic future of earth, roughly in the 2500s.

Humanity had managed to spread out to several other colonies in other systems, but then met with a hostile alien race that attempted to drive them back.  This led to a war that annihilated both sides.

As most of humanity's population was still on Earth, the alien species (called the X'Lanthos) launched a virus meant to destroy all human life.  Unfortunately for them it was only 99.99% effective, and left many survivors.

Those on earth revert to a basic survival mode, and nature starts reclaiming what was once hers.

Why We Need Your Help

Producing miniatures is not cheap.  There are many costs associated, including getting concept artists, illustrators, sculptors, mould makers, and more.

We need to raise $10,000 ($2,000 per miniature) so we can produce our first set of 5 miniatures as soon as possible.  If we are able to get more miniatures created within that budget we definitely will.

Check out the video above for more details, and the perks to the right to see what you'll get in return for helping us out.

What Happens If We Surpass Our Goal?

I would love to produce more than 5 miniatures, and I would also like to produce a lot more concept and environmental art.

If we do more than $10,000, we will use the excess money to do just that.  On average every $1000 - $2000 above our goal will allow us to make another miniature (although it might be more as most of the costs will have already been covered).

Thanks in advance!

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raised by 918 people in 1 month
898% funded
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$10,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on May 3, 2012
Select a Perk
  • $5USD
    Great potential...

    Acknowledgement on our website and in a group video, as well as some awesome Dark Potential desktop wallpaper!

    49 claimed
  • $25USD
    Kinda like a pre-order...

    Get the $5 level, plus choose one miniature (when they are done), and we'll ship it anywhere in the world (no extra cost).

    172 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2012
  • $50USD
    Five pre-orders!

    Get the $5 level, plus get all five miniatures shipped to you anywhere in the world (no extra cost). If we make more than five miniatures, you choose which five you get!

    413 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2012
  • $100USD
    Limited Edition Awesomeness

    Get the $50 level, plus they will be packaged in special limited edition packaging available only during this fundraiser, and signed by the MiniWarGaming staff.

    90 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2012
  • $150USD
    Get Both Starter Sets

    Get the $5 level, plus get both starter sets that are first created (each will contain 7 miniatures), shipped anywhere in the world for free, in limited edition packaging, signed by Matthew.

    98 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2012
  • $250USD
    Lifetime Silver Vault

    Get the $100 level, plus a Lifetime Silver MiniWarGaming Vault Membership (see miniwargaming.com/vaulttrial for details).

    29 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2012
  • $350USD
    Lifetime Gold Vault

    Get the $100 level, plus a Lifetime Gold MiniWarGaming Vault Membership (see miniwargaming.com/vaulttrial for details).

    33 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2012
  • $500USD
    All painted up...

    Get the $100 level, but have all five miniatures painted by WorthyPainting.com.

    8 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2012
  • $500USD
    Dark Potential Terrain

    Get the $350 level, plus get one of 10 unique pieces of terrain designed specifically for Dark Potential by our Vault Painter and Terrain Maker Austin.

    1 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2012
  • $500USD
    Package-Quality Painting

    Get the $350 level, plus Worthy Painting will paint up one miniature to a display level standard. This is the same quality that you will see on the packaging for the miniatures!

    3 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2012
  • $1,000USD
    You'll Be Famous!

    Get the $350 level, plus have your name put on the packaging of one of the very first miniatures (it will read something like "This miniature made possible by ____), AND your name will be prominently displayed in the alpha, beta, and first edition rulebooks. (Note that the $1500 level will get the rulebook inclusion, but not the product packaging inclusion to do the limited availability).

    0 out of 8 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2012

    Get Your Name In

    Get everything from the $1000 level, plus get a special character from the game (either in the storyline or an actual model) named after you (or your favorite username, or some modification to your name).

    10 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2012
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