Rise of the Draconids

A project in Miami, FL by AntiMatter Games

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The draconids are poised to conquer the underground world of ShadowSea. Help create new minis and game scenarios for their conquest.
Backers: 115
Average Pledge Per Backer: $162

Funded: $18,601 of $3,000
Dates: Aug 3rd -> Sep 6th (34 days)
Project By: AntiMatter Games
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Latest News


September 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks to everyone who pledged! I'll be getting information together on items for the reward choices over the next few days. The "pitch-in" pledge manager will allow for new backers to join or add to their pledges and I will make the Harlequin... (Read More)

New Stretch Goals

September 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Jade Salamander is unlocked, so two more stretch goals added, the Harlequin Lizardman Burgler and Glaurond the Black, a massive draconid champion.  (Read More)

Draconid Scout is unlocked. Now on to the Jade Salamander!

September 6th - via: kickstarter.com
A little bit more and the Jade Salamander will be produced.  (Read More)

Stretch goals galore

September 6th - via: kickstarter.com
We had a very generous backer who has now helped unlock a whole slew of stretch goals, including the 15K bonus mini. Now the explosive fungal pods are unlocked, as is Albaxus Flametongue, the lord of the Draconid Legion. Now added in as the next... (Read More)

Kalath the Reaver unlocked!

September 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Ok, things are picking up! Kalath has now been unlocked and will be finished. This model existed years ago but the old version master was lost and the mold ended up not even being made again. The figure is being reborn now, with new sculpting for the... (Read More)

Fungal Patch unlocked - getting closer to Kalath

September 4th - via: kickstarter.com
We're now unlocking fungal patches, which will be made up of a set of mushrooms of different sizes and shapes. There will be plenty of detail on them and the size is approximately shown in the sketch below.  (Read More)

Lithiana - Queen of the Deep now unlocked

September 4th - via: kickstarter.com
There have been some unlocks of stretch goals, including Lithiana, the Queen of the Deep for the Dark Mariners. Hopefully we can gather some momentum and unlock some more of the Draconid Legion.  (Read More)

Albaxus Flametongue added as Stretch Goal

September 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Kalath the Reaver has now been shifted to $13,000 to unlock, leaving some room after to unlock some more scenic terrain, explosive fungal pods. After that comes Albaxus Flametongue at $14,500, just to give one more enticing model before the 15K... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Update for the Final Push

September 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Now that we're nearing the last few days, there are a couple of changes to the stretch goals,adding in a couple of scenic terrain items and bringing in Lithiana a bit closer, to $11,500. The first scenic item are treasure markers, resin cast and... (Read More)

Sculpting Update - Draconid Royal Guard

August 31st - via: kickstarter.com
Here is another update. The figure is going to be nice and heavy, with lots of skin and scale texture. I still need to make the gun, wings, head and feet. I always leave the head to the end, even when painting. The project is in its last week. Please... (Read More)

Sculpting Update

August 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Here is another shot of the Draconid Royal Guard. It is coming along well now, and getting armor plating here and there. It will be a fairly large figure, larger than most other draconids and closer to the size of the Ridgeback Lizardmen. In general,... (Read More)

Draconid Deluxe Starter set unlocked - now onto Lithiana, Queen of the Deep

August 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
The stretch goals keep moving along. We have unlocked the Draconid Cannon Master and the Deluxe Stater Set for the Draconid Legion now, so both can be added to pledges. The next reward up will be the sorceress of the Dark Mariners, Lithiana - Queen... (Read More)

Sculpting WIP

August 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Here is another update on the Draconid Royal Guard. The skin and scale design is going to be similar to the Draconid Shaman, with the overlapping plates and scutes on top of pebbly textured skin. There will be some sections of smooth skin on the... (Read More)

Stretch Goals added - Fungal Patch and Kalath

August 20th - via: kickstarter.com
A couple of stretch items are now coming right after Lithiana. The first is scenic terrain, a Fungal Patch for ShadowSea, which will include a number of mushrooms of different sizes and shapes. These can be arranged to make fungal patches, regions... (Read More)

Templar Sentinel added to rewards

August 19th - via: kickstarter.com
This sculpt has been waiting for a base to be made but it will be finished soon. It is now added as a reward for $8 or 1 point. The figure is meant for DeepWars but can also be used in ShadowSea. Sentinels are very effective at banishing ethereals,... (Read More)

Some Sculpting

August 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Here is a very early WIP of the Draconid Royal Guard. I'll be posting more shots of it as it gets completed.  (Read More)

Bonus Stretch Goals Added

August 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Now added to the stretch goals are some extra bonus miniatures if we reach certain goals. The first is to get to 100 backers, which will give one extra "bonus point" to any backer with $100 or more in total pledge amount. This can be used to get one... (Read More)

Dragonblood Classics added as rewards

August 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Now added to the rewards section are the Dragonblood Classics, minis that have molds ready to go and will fit in with the ShadowSea story. These miniatures will all have game cards and will join the forces shown in the image below. Many of these are... (Read More)

Another Stretch Goal Unlocked!

August 9th - via: kickstarter.com
The Ridgeback Spinebreaker has been unlocked now, so there is only the Draconid Cannon Master left, along with his assistant sidekick. The Dragon Cannon is a separate weapon, although it is shown in the Cannon Master Stats. Moving and firing it are... (Read More)

Some potential rewards

August 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Since acquiring the Dragonblood line of miniatures, we have been sorting through the molds and finding items to put back in production. There are a few more we may add as rewards for this Kickstarter if there is demand for them. The Templar Knight... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Achieved!

August 4th - via: kickstarter.com
We've gotten to 5K now, so the first stretch goal, Kathkusa, is unlocked. Next up is the Ridgeback Spinebreaker, a Leader model for the Draconid Deluxe Starter Set. Leaders are crucial for helping to activate nearby troops and can order Group... (Read More)

Shipping Existing Rewards

August 4th - via: kickstarter.com
This part was already in the main "story" of the project but I wanted to clarify: Backers can choose to get their rewards from this Kickstarter shipped within 1-2 weeks of the ending if the items are currently produced and in stock. We cannot... (Read More)

Funded! Time to Unlock More Items

August 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks for all of you backers coming to fund the Rise of the Draconids. This is just the start though, as there are still plenty of items to unlock as stretch goals. Next up is Kathkusa. From the rulebook. "Kathkusa has an intense curiosity for all... (Read More)

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