The Lost Adventures: All-In-One 3D Printable Adventures

Created by Danny Herrero

Creating 3D Printable Minis, Terrain, Maps, Props + Accompanying RPG Adventures for Home 3D Printers.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

First Batch of Stretch Goals Now Live! (And Other Updates)
6 days ago – Thu, Nov 14, 2019 at 01:45:34 AM

Hello Lost Adventurers,

We've got a lot to share - including the first batch of stretch goals, future timelines, and some other accountability pieces. Let's jump right in:

First Batch of Stretch Goals Now Live! 

Yes, you read that title right :) As of a few hours ago, all backers with stretch goals included in their respective pledge levels should have received an email from BackerKit with a new digital download. This  will give you access to all of the stretch goal models that have been released, and is where future releases will also go. 

If you haven't gotten a notification, that is OK - you should still have access to the models via your BackerKit page via digital download. 

Which Stretch Goals Models Were Released?

  • City Guard: Royal Guards (Set of 3)
  • Giantfolk: Ettin 
  • Giantfolk: Ogres (Set of 3)
  • Giantfolk: Trolls (Set of 2)
  • Horde: Bugbears: (Set of 3)
  • Horde: Goblins (Complete Set of 22, also includes the initially released "core" goblins)
  • Monstrosities: Eye Horror + Watcher (Set of 2)
  • Scaled Ones: Lizardfolk (Set of 4 + 1 Minor Variant)
  • Wilderness: Bears (Set of 2) 

When Will The Remaining Stretch Goal Models Be Released? 

The remaining stretch goal minis that have already been completed but not yet released (i.e. all of the ones that haven't been delivered, but were shown via early renders on the KS main page) will be released on the afternoon of December 4th, 2019 (EST). 

What About The Bosses?

We've been working on the bosses since the campaign ended, and right now are targeting a release of 2 bosses per month starting in December. December's first bosses will be the following: 

  • Niru The Everlasting
  • Imani Kingsguard

Here's a sneak peek of Imani who is going into testing this week: 

Future Updates & Frequency 

I've seen a lot of comments asking about updates and I wanted to address those openly. I've tried to be as transparent as possible, but think I can do a better job of communicating more frequently with backers. That's completely on me and I apologize for that. 

We'll talk more about what we're going to do to remedy this below, but I want to make sure that it's clear that a lot has been happening behind the scenes. Sometimes weekly progress isn't as easy to understand as a finished mini (and not as bland as a blocked mini), and thus isn't really good to share. In many cases, it can create expectations that can be false (or disappointing if the end product is drastically different than something teased too early). Besides this though, progress might mean a first draft of one of the stretch goal encounters, and that isn't exciting or shareable either (and often still very subject to change by the end of the whole process). All that being said, none of this is an excuse for any silence on my part, which is why I'm committing to do better (and why we're making and proposing some changes).

Committing To Improve

Here is what we're doing to commit to a better and more transparent project for you all: 

Growing The Team. It's very clear at this point that we've needed to grow our team more than I anticipated, and thus we have been growing our team of writers and artists over the past month in order to speed the process up and make sure we hit our internal deadlines.

More Frequent Updates Proposal. I totally get that large, but infrequent, updates can look like there isn't much happening, so I'd like to talk about fixing that perception. I generally like to post when I've got a lot to share (as I've been part of Kickstarters with frequent updates, and was personally kind of turned off by them). I'd like to propose posting smaller updates weekly highlighting something one or two things we worked on that week. This would change the way I've gone about updates, and make something "teasable" from whatever progress we've made that week as a result. It's a significant mindshift change, but I'm very open to it if it's something that you as backers want and/or prefer.Examples: A boss preview, one of the encounters, a map, a part of an encounter page, and so on. 

I'd like to hear what you have to say as backers - so please feel free to comment below in this update if this is something you'd prefer, or if you'd prefer larger monthly updates instead, or have any additional comments. We're listening.  

A Little YouTube Break. This past month as we've onboarded new writers and artists (and soon a new editor), I knew I needed to get more involved and make some changes to make sure both this project (and what remains of Lost Dragons) meets its deadlines on time. The one thing I have most control of, and that also takes up the most time), is YouTube, so I'll be taking a little YouTube break as a result. 

Those of you who follow my channel should see a video early next week talking a little bit more about this, but for those of you who aren't interested in the channel - just know, I'm clearing my schedule to give the project an extra push it needs to keep rolling in an effort to honor my commitment to you all as backers.    

Accountability

In addition to the above, we're working on making a hard date timeline to share with you for ALL deliverables for the project. As I've said before, there are a lot of deliverables - and this project is going to stretch well into next year when you include all of the stretch goal encounters, maps, terrain, and props. You'll be receiving terrain and props for many months after December in addition to the bosses, but I want to make sure the expectations are clear about when everything will be dropping in a way that will still allow us to be accountable to you as backers, but realistic in order to keep our personal same standard of quality. 

We will have this timeline of deliverables ready for you by next month's miniature release in the first week of December. Please look forward to it.  

Lost Adventures Facebook Backer Group

For those of you interested in having a condensed place to talk Lost Adventures or share your prints, we've made a Facebook group. Feel free to join HERE: https://www.facebook.com/groups/494041001325278/

Thank You

First of all: Thank you for your support, your patience, and your feedback. It means the world to us, and we're committed to delivering amazing products to you all. 

If you have any questions, concerns, or anything you'd like to share with me, please feel free to reach me personally here: danny@3dprintedtabletop.com. Email is, by far, the best way to make sure a message gets to me. I'll respond as quickly as I can.  

We hope you all have fun printing the next batch of stretch goal minis. Backers who have access to play testing: expect a message from us next week for more details on play testing :) 

A sincere thank you again, 

Danny 

Core Files Are Now Live! (& Some FAQs)
about 1 month ago – Sun, Oct 20, 2019 at 12:48:18 AM

Hello Lost Adventurers,

I hope everyone's weekend has been wonderful! The core files & freebies have been delivered via BackerKit. You should have received an email, and if you did not, you should be able to login to BackerKit and find them in the digital downloads regardless (the email is just a notification that comes from BackerKit). 

Answering Some FAQs

I'd like to answer a few frequently asked questions that we've received since the files were delivered as well just in case folks didn't read the FAQ, missed some of the comment replies, previous KS updates, etc.: 

Q: Dropbox is giving me an error "Too many attemts" when I log in. What is wrong? This was a problem yesterday when so many users were trying to login at the same time, but shouldn't be happening any more since the initial wave and rush of folks logging into Dropbox has subsided. After speaking with Dropbox yesterday, they report everything is working normal on their end (there are unlimited downloads, and no bandwith limits, so that wasn't an issue here). 

If you're still getting this error, try again in a few minutes or at a later time - most folks have been able to access this way. 

Q: Where is my password? A: In order to access pledge rewards from the Dropbox, you'll need your password which is given to you in BackerKit. In your Digital Downloads section (in BackerKit), you will find a text box with it. 

Q: There are some files that are corrupt when I download it all. If you're having this issue, try downloading the folders individually. One backer (Morten Haggren) reported this working for them. Downloading the files individually works as well.

Q: When will the stretch goal models be delivered? Per the FAQ, "the core adventure will be released in February of 2020 and stretch goals (including additional encounters, minis, props, and scatter) will be released periodically as they are completed." 

A few backers have asked for a simple document like we made for Lost Dragons listing 1) What am I getting? 2) What's been delivered? and 3) When can I expect it? I'll be creating a tentative project timeline for all of the different parts of the project that will be happening outside of the STL files (which will be arriving much sooner than all the rest of the RPG content because they're mostly done and just need final revisions & tweaks).

Q: Where can I find out more details on the commercial license? The commercial license will be available on 3dprintedtabletop.com by this Friday. 

Additional Questions/Comments/Concerns

If you have any other questions for me, or would like to speak to me privately, you're always welcome to reach out to me here: danny@3dprintedtabletop.com. I've caught up with all support questions regarding the KS as well, so if I haven't responded, please send it again. 

Thank you everyone for your support, questions, and feedback,

Danny

BackerKit Survey Update, Delivery Details, FAQ
about 2 months ago – Sat, Oct 05, 2019 at 03:24:55 AM

Hello Lost Adventurers! 

I just wanted to take a moment to give you all a brief update and answer some frequently asked questions we've gotten to keep you all in the loop:

BackerKit Update

So far 84% of backers have completed their BackerKit survey, which means 553 backers haven't completed their survey yet. We have already sent out additional reminder emails, so if you did not receive an email from BackerKit - please check your spam in your email address associated with your Kickstarter account. If you still haven't received an email from them, please reach out to customer service HERE

This is how you will be receiving your files - so please make sure you at least login and confirm your order. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q1: My order is locked but I want to change something. What do I do? Reach out to BackerKit customer support and they can help unlock and modify your order. 
  • Q2: When will I be receiving the core files? File delivery of the core files is scheduled for Friday, October 18th.
  • Q3: Why will it take so long to deliver the files? Even though the files have been tested and vetted for awhile, there's a lot that was new and I wanted time to test and confirm that the delivery process was as smooth as possible. This is in an effort to learn from our last Kickstarter, and we want to minimize download errors and issues like some folks had during Lost Dragons. This is ultimately why we decided to deliver in October instead of September, and we just want to make sure the download funnel and backer experience is as good as possible once the "big core file" dump happens on the 18th. 
  • Q4: How will I be receiving the core files? Core files will be delivered via Dropbox. You will need access to BackerKit to access Dropbox, as well as password codes included in your BackerKit account. 
  • Q5: When will I be receiving the stretch goal files? Stretch goal files will be released monthly in batches. Any completed and tested boss models will also be included. 
  • Q6: When will early play testing of the encounters begin? Early play testing of the encounters is scheduled to begin in early November. Play testers will receive more information within the next few weeks. 
  • Q7: When will we get updates on some of the bosses? We'll have model updates next update within the next 2 weeks before delivery :) Stay tuned! 

Do you have another question I missed or another question/comment? You can reach me here: danny@3dprintedtabletop.com. 

Thank you everyone - and I hope you all have a great weekend!

Danny

Late Pledges Now Open!
about 2 months ago – Tue, Sep 24, 2019 at 02:27:25 AM

Greetings Lost Adventurers!

Just wanted to share a quick update on BackerKit as it's Monday evening (or morning for some of you :D). 

BackerKit is reviewing a few final details before giving us the OK to send out the smoke test (the first few trial surveys). This takes 2 days, so some of you should begin receiving your initial late pledges within the next few days provided everything is OK. Once again - this doesn't affect the October delivery date for the core STL files. 

For those waiting for the Lost Dragons file late pledges: We're setting up BackerKit so you get access to the files immediately after completing your survey. Thanks for your patience in this! 

Late Pledges Now Open!

If you want to check out the add-ons ahead of time, or have a friend who wanted to late pledge, you can check out the late pledge store HERE:

https://lostadventures.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders

FAQ: Can I upgrade my pledge?

This is the most common question I've gotten (beside if late pledges are available), so I wanted to address it. 

When you open your survey, you can click this icon to upgrade your pledge level if you wish to get the upgrade at the "backer" price. It's that simple :) 

If you have any other questions, please feel free to let me know. Email is the best way to reach me: danny@3dprintedtabletop.com 

Thank you again for your support, time, and patience everyone! 

Big hug everyone,

Danny & The Lost Adventures Team

Poll Results + BackerKit Update
2 months ago – Sat, Sep 21, 2019 at 12:49:47 AM

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