Today we’re super excited to share with you news of an awesome upcoming Kickstarter campaign, as well as some other small updates regarding new releases and our forum.
Cult of Vile Rattus Kickstarter
ThatEvilOne is launching a Kickstarter campaign this Sunday (12th of July) at 12PM (PST), which will be filled with a ton of amazing sci-fi ratmen models for you to 3D print at home.
The campaign will feature 80+ infantry and vehicle models, and we hear that there’s a ton of stretch goals as well to provide you with even more rat goodness. ;)
As a thank you for collaborating with us we’ve created a dedicated Vile Rattus Cult army list for Grimdark Future and Grimdark Future: Firefight, and on top of that anyone that backs the Kickstarter will also get a free copy of the Full Rulebooks for both games as well.
Make sure to sign up to be notified when it launches by clicking here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thatevilone/cult-of-vile-rattus-a-cheese-stealer-cult
This is going to be an amazing Kickstarter campaign, and we can’t wait to see everything that ThatEvilOne has in store for the backers, but in the meantime enjoy the previews below. :D
Biker Fanatics Released
In other 3D print related news, this week we released our second set of bikers this month, this time with the fanatic sisters and their deadly heavy chainsaw swords.
Download the models here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/34548348
Note that you must be a Tier 3 patron to access to the link above.
These models are going to be available exclusively on Patreon until the 30th of July, after which they will go up for sale on our CGTrader store at a higher price.
Free Dwarf Rifleman Released
Finally for our last 3D print news this week, we’ve released a free Dwarf Rifleman model on our Thingiverse page, so that you can do a test print before getting the full pack on CGTrader.
Grab the model here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4526981
If you’d like to help us make sure to follow us on Thingiverse and give the model a like, thanks!
Age of Fantasy Full Rulebook on WargameVault
As we announced last week we’re now providing our Full Rulebooks for sale on WargameVault for those that don’t have access to Patreon. It’s still much cheaper to get the model via Patreon, but if you really have no other option, then at least now you have a way to get the Age of Fantasy rulebook. :)
Get the rulebook by clicking HERE.
Upcoming Forum Changes
Around 3 months ago we switched our forum hosting from Proboards to Discourse, because on Proboards we had to manually provide patrons with additional forum access, which was becoming impossible as the number of supporters increased. Discourse being the only forum with a Patreon integration seemed like a dream, as it would allow us to automate the whole process, so we made the switch.
Looking at how things turned out, it’s clear to us that switching to Discourse was a mistake.
Whilst it’s true that it allowed for some automation, it also came with a number of other problems (from a bad interface to not sending out confirmation e-mails), which have lead to a decrease in forum members and forum usage. We tried getting some help from the Discourse developers, but they demand $100/month to give us support, and honestly we believe that money is better spent elsewhere (like art, miniatures, etc.).
So, what does this all mean?
Basically, we’re going to be shutting down the current Discourse forum at the end of the month, and switch back to Proboards. This means everyone’s old accounts, threads and posts will be restored, and hopefully we can go back to having a healthy forum again.
Switching back to Proboards means that we won’t have the Patreon integration anymore, and so it means that we will not have a patrons-only forum section anymore. Seeing how we haven’t had an active thread on there in a month, we hope this won’t be too big of a loss, and any patrons-only content can still be shared via our Discord server.
That’s it, we hope this helps shed some light on why we’re doing this. :)
That’s it for today, make sure to set a reminder for the Cult of Vile Rattus Kickstarter campaign. :D
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