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Christopher Best
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Anyone getting the furniture? I'm torn. I kind of just want to get the basic set but I'm not sure if it's worth it or not.
 
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Skolo
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I took basic set, but the addon and the big pack are just too expensive..
 
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Kristo Vaher
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Furniture seems an overkill in comparison with the rest and it costs like insane. I found cards more thematic, leaving more to imagination.
 
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Dustin Crenshaw
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I don't want to mix metal and plastic. why don't they have a plastic option?
 
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Geoff Squire
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The furniture miniatures are resin, not metal, but also not plastic.

Are the cards that come with the furniture add-ons different to the cards in the core box?
 
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Karl
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I think the furniture actually hinders gameplay as it would cover some of the rule text. So pass for me.
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Adrian Schmidt
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SeerMagic wrote:
I don't want to mix metal and plastic. why don't they have a plastic option?


Because the starting cost of a new resin model is relatively low (but the cost of each subsequent copy made is almost the same as for the first copy), whereas the starting cost of a new plastic model is huge (but the cost for each subsequent copy is close to nothing).

That starting cost has to be split up on each subsequent copy made, to get the actual price per unit.

This means that they need to produce (and thus sell) a very large amount of each model to make the price per piece affordable. (This is basically what people are talking about when they say "economics of scale".)

For all the characters included in the box, that "very large amount" is already secured, since all backers are getting a copy. For all extras, however, Awaken Realms would be taking a huge investment gamble if they made all the minis in plastic, because there is no guarantee people will actually buy them.

What they could do though, and what have been suggested in some comments, is to start a separate Kickstarter project, only for plastic minis. That would allow them to secure the funds for a plastic production run before committing to actually producing them. I'm sure they would consider doing that if they felt there was enough of a market interest to make it worth while. I highly doubt that market interest is there though.
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the same for me, I am really torn, when I think if I get the whole furniture set (painted), i can got at least 6-7 new games with that price + shipping instead.

On the other hand, not getting the minis will feel that there is something missing, as I am a player who like the good components and good quality, furthermore, I did not like the furniture cards from the start (black card with wording), the feeling is different. I don't know, still thinking about it.

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Andrew Cargill
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squire wrote:
Are the cards that come with the furniture add-ons different to the cards in the core box?

No, I don't believe there are any cards that come with the furniture add-on, not sure what they could do different when including the mini.

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furniture to be used during the game along with the corresponding card

Seems to me that you just match up the mini with the card that comes in the base game as the illustration on the card will show you what mini to use on the spot
 
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Geoff Squire
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Ah, looks like I misunderstood then, thanks. That makes the decision a bit simpler at least.
 
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Fitz Rurisk
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I backed the two furnitures sets, even if the total cost is the same as the main box (£10+£40)... But I needed to : What I loved in the video game was that you could see and feel your shelter building up, and the minis will do this far better than any card, especially since I'll be painting everything.

I know it doesn't add anything to gameplay, it's just eyecandy on the table...
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