THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
Big ‘THANK YOU’ to all our backers and supporters, from our extended family to yours! What separates a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign from all others, is the community of backers ready to risk not only their hard-earned dollars, but their free time to see a project succeed.
For those brand new to Kickstarter who chose us as your first project — THANK YOU! We know the site is not that user-friendly at first!
For the community of Kickstarter veterans — THANK YOU! We could not have done this without your extended campaign support.
And, fear not, new friends! This is not the end of a campaign, but the beginning of the story! Forge of Honor will become a reality because of you! We want to keep our community together on ForgeOfHonor.com as we continue to grow.
Volunteer Campaign Support (People we never knew until they became backers and vocal supporters): Axisor, HoodedRats, Ghoul, Paul Cook, Abi Crouch, Christina, and many more. We really could not have done it without you (extra thanks to Axisor & HoodedRats for early campaign advice)!
Volunteer Supporters (Friends and family who stepped up to help & support without us asking!): Analisa, Natalie, Elsa, April, Susan, Greg T., Chris, Greg K., Melissa, Brian, Casey, Rosemary, Sherry, Diana, Gary, Wai-Mun, the Gohs, the Chuangs, the Taylors, the Templin family, the Milk family …
Elevator scene: Alix, Brian. Videographer: Rob
Fireplace scene: Brian, Melissa, Blake and Luke. Videographer: Mr. Tripod
Lab scenes: Curtis, Shem and Dagny. Videographer: Curtis
Monster scenes: Chris and Greg, their sons Blake and Luke. Neighborhood friends: Evie and Claire. Videographer: Kenn
Financial support prior and during the launch: Parents!
Twitter Brigade w/ multiple tweets: @redpawn3, @tgn_news, @patrussellbooks, @EuroGamerGirl @ChristinaSng @ayvalentine @figur8 @melanieps @chrisfarnsworth @BrianFargo @Axisor @rachelcericola @megafounder_go @nerdywithkids @djgrandpascrib
(I’m sure we missed someone! For bloggers see below)
Kickstarter Campaigns that backed us!: Active Campaigns (go support them): Reclaiming The Blade – Sons of Fire / NanoBot Battle Arena / Daft Dice. Past Campaigns (support their next endeavors): Brian Fargo/InXile/Kicking It Forward / Obsidian Entertainment / Chatty Kidz / Emohteez – Fun Customizable Clothing
Bloggers and journalist who wrote about us:
- GeekMom: Cuddly Forge of Honor Creatures Fend Off Night Terrors, August 3, 2013
“If your little one has monsters, ducks or some other boogeyman on the brain, you may want to invest in a Targimal, a Bordor Blade, or a Bordor Shield.”
- Nerdy With Children: Targimals Bring Bravery and Honor to Playtime, August 1, 2013
“Forge of Honor … well exceeded its original $18,000 goal. Why? Because the public has spoken, and they’re awesome.“
- DJ Grandpa’s Crib podcast: Interview with Forge of Honor creator and his daughter, July 29, 2013 (MP3 track)
- Middle-Earth News: An Eagle’s View of Middle-earth – Kickstarters!, July 28, 2013
“If you have children, know children, or are a child yourself, I want to share another great project on Kickstarter that is sure to be a hit with kids and parents…”
- Geeky Hostess: Friday Favorites, July 26, 2013
“I’m in love. Am I too old to get this for myself?”
- Babylicious by Figur8: Interview with Dale Taylor – Creator of Forge of Honor Targimal and Border Blades and Shields, July 25, 2013
“…We have chosen to support (Forge of Honor) because we believe it is important to preserve that healthy imagination and creativity that exists in every child.”
- Nerd Trek: Forge of Honor – Nerd Parents Take Heed!, July 24, 2013
- GeekNative: Roleplaying parents can defend their kids from monsters, July 24, 2013
“As a gaming parent you invite monsters into your home on a regular basis. Sometimes you slay them. Sometimes you become them. That’s cool. … But as The Simpsons’ Helen Lovejoy reminds us: ‘Think of the children! Oh, won’t somebody please think of the children!'”
- Ravenous Role Playing: Watching Wednesday: Forge of Honor, July 24, 2013
“These plushy toys for children (and probably some adults out there) will be much safer for the wee ones than the weaponry my friends and I chose to use back in the day.”
- Baby Bear Hugs: Forge of Honor! July 22, 2013
“(Baby Bear) recently has become scared of the dark and does not want to sleep alone. What if she had this pink plush sword and shield to defend her from the things that she might be scared of? “
- Babylicious by Figur8: Forge of Honor – Fighting Bedtime Monsters in the Name of Imaginative Play, July 20, 2013
“Even if your child is not afraid of the night, the Targimals and Bordor Blades and Shields are a great way to encourage imaginative play for children…”
- Hand Cannon Online: Kickstarter: Interesting Projects. Or, More Ways to Spend Money, July 19, 2013
“‘I want the purple sword, daddy.’ Now what gamer dad in his right mind would deny their child such a request? I know I couldn’t. And next thing you know, she’s calling her little brother over and asking which one he wants. Now, my daughter is asking me to look at the Kickstarter page any time I’m on the computer.”
- Centennial Citizen: Toymaker takes on bedtime monsters, July 12, 2013
- Tabletop Gaming News: Forge of Honor: Targimals and Bordor Blades & Shields Kickstarter going on now, July 10, 2013
“I know it’s a little out of our general realm of news story here on TGN, but I know there’s a lot of gamer parents out there and figured I’d share.”
- ToyNews (leading toy magazine): New toy maker takes to Kickstarter to help launch plush swords and shields set, July 8, 2013
- Examiner Parents: Forge of Honor allays nighttime terrors, July 4, 2013
“Parents, this is your opportunity to broaden your child’s imagination, encourage creativity and play while curbing any bedroom fears. Forge of Honor promises to be a force to be reckoned with!”
- Crowdfund Insider: Crowdfunding Mailbox: Forge of Honor, June 29, 2013
- PopSugar.com: Toys for Kids Who Are Afraid of the Dark: Forge of Honor Targimals: Ga Ga or Gag? June 27, 2013
“If you’ve ever gone through an “afraid of the dark” phase with your little one, you know how frustrating it can be to convince them that all is well in the world come lights out.”