FAQ: Meeplify - 3D Printable Meeples for Board Games and TTRPGs
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What is Meeplify?

Meeplify is a unique project that allows you to bring a custom touch to your gaming experience through a wide variety of 3D printable meeple designs. New themes and meeples get unlocked as more backers support the campaign!

Last updated: June 15, 2023 04:59

Are the designs one-size-fits-all?

The digital files we provide are scalable, meaning you can adjust the size of the meeple designs to best fit your needs. To get a sense of how these designs will work for you, you can download a free sample available on the project page.

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How does the 3D printing process work?

After the project is over, backers will receive digital files. You can then use these files to print the meeples at home. If you don’t have a 3D printer, there are printing services available that can assist. Additionally, our commercial partners (backers at the Commercial tier) may be able to offer you the meeples already printed.

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What material should I use for 3D printing?

Most of our designs are optimized for PLA, a common and user-friendly 3D printing material. They should also be compatible with resin for those using resin printers. However, your 3D printer’s capabilities may determine the suitability of other materials. To test the compatibility, you can download a free sample from our project page and see how it works with your chosen printing material.

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Can I sell the meeples I print?

Our designs are intended for personal use only. Selling meeple prints or the digital files themselves is against our terms of use and infringes on our copyright. However, if you back the project at a lifetime commercial tier, you are permitted to sell the 3D printed variants of our designs. Please note that this does not extend to selling the digital files themselves or mass-produced products from factories.

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As a backer, how can I contribute to unlocking more meeple designs?

Backing the campaign at any tier, even just for 1 euro, helps us gain more visibility on Kickstarter due to the platform’s algorithm favoring popular projects.

You can also consider exploring the add-ons we have available. By choosing the ones you want, you not only get more meeple variants but also contribute towards unlocking new designs!

Lastly, sharing the campaign with your network can significantly impact our progress. Whether it’s online forums, social media groups, or just among your friends and family, spreading the word about our campaign can help bring in new backers, thereby aiding in the unlocking of more meeple designs.

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How soon will new themes and meeples be unlocked?

New themes and meeples get unlocked as more backers support the campaign! You can view the progress and find out how close we are to the next stretch goal on the project page. We try to update this frequently.

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What if I have an idea for a new meeple design?

We love hearing from our backers! If you have a new idea, let us know in the comments and participate in the backer’s choice vote polls. While we can’t guarantee we’ll be able to create every suggested design, your ideas could shape the future of our collection!

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What if I have trouble with the 3D printing process?

If you encounter difficulties with 3D printing, we recommend joining our Discord server. With over 290 members, there’s a good chance someone in our community will be able to assist. You can join the Discord server via this link: https://discord.gg/jxCZVZ2v4Y

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Will there be a pledge manager?

Yes, there will be a pledge manager. Approximately two weeks after the campaign ends, you will receive an invitation to BackerKit’s pledge manager. Here, you can confirm your pledge, upgrade your pledge level if you wish, and add any additional items through the add-ons option.

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Will the Meeplify meeples be available after the Kickstarter campaign ends?

Yes, the Meeplify meeples will be available after the campaign ends. Approximately two weeks post-campaign, there will be a late pledge option; however, please note that the price will be higher at that stage. Therefore, we recommend backing the project during the Kickstarter campaign, even if it’s only for 1 Euro (the back without a reward option). This will grant you access to the pledge manager, where you can upgrade your pledge at the Kickstarter price. Several months after the campaign, the meeples will also become available on Cults and our MyMinifactory store.

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How can I gain commercial rights for add-ons?

We offer a Commercial Bundle that includes every add-on from this campaign. Backers at the Lifetime Commercial License tier will have access to this bundle, which grants them commercial rights to all the included add-ons. This means they are permitted to sell 3D printed versions of these designs. Please remember, however, that this license does not extend to selling the digital files or mass-produced products.

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How do the stretch goals work for the add-ons?

Our stretch goals are designed to unlock new meeple designs. Whether it’s a core meeple or a stretch goal meeple, each one will come with new variants for our add-on lines: Bake-A-Meeple, KeyKeepers, MagneticMates, and PagePals. This means, as we reach each stretch goal, we not only expand our core meeple offerings but also enrich the variety within each add-on category.

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What should I do if I lose my rewards, for example, by accidentally deleting them from my PC?

No worries at all! The files will always be available. This means, if you lose them and need to redownload, you can do so at any point, whether it’s weeks, months, or even years later. We’re committed to ensuring you have lasting access to the rewards you’ve earned through our campaign.

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Will the Lifetime Commercial backers receive a personal merchant ID?

Yes, indeed! All Lifetime Commercial backers will receive a unique personal ID. This ID must be displayed on your webshop for each listing of the Meeplify products. This measure helps us ensure that all commercial sales of our designs are fully authorized and in compliance with our terms.

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Does the Commercial License for the Add-ons include the actual add-on files or are they separate?

Yes, the Commercial License for the Add-ons does indeed include the actual add-on files. When you choose this option, you’re not only purchasing the right to commercially use the designs, but you’re also receiving the STL files for all our add-ons.

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After the campaign ends, the project creator will send you an email with a unique link to your survey. You can check out a walkthrough of the process here.

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