Is there some reason Poots does not offer the 4 Starting Survivors as a stand alone add-on pack? That seems like a no-brainer as then you could buy and assemble as many versions of survivors as you'd like in combination with the equipment in the core box.
Or was this offered somewhere that I didn't notice?
I have watched the Kingdom Death phenomenon from a distance since the first Kickstarter and it has grown on me over time. I'm backing for a core game now because of the reviews and discussions I've read about the game.
I understand that all the equipment is available in the core game, but there are only the 4 starting survivor miniatures. So either you magnetize pieces (no way I'm doing that) or you are stuck with the one version of the survivors that you committed to making.
The starting survivors are simply models in a set pose. The armor kits are put together any way you like which creates more survivors. They aren't armor you are just putting on the starting survivors. They create additional models that you use in place of the starting survivors if you wish. You can make a lot of very customized survivors just from the core game.
Selling the starting survivors as stand alone would simply give you duplicates of those 4 models.
If you look on the kickstarter page at the pictures of the different armor kits, those are just armor kit pieces and do not include any parts of the starting survivors. The armor kits are sprues of separate limbs with the matching armor pieces and weapons on it and you mix and match as you see fit.
I don't know if that answers your question or not. Some people mistakenly assume that the starting survivors are the basic building blocks and that the armor kits are simply put on top of or over the starting survivors.