I have written a few rules on my own on the past and actually ran them at conventions but my latest project has been a doozy.
For the most part, the game I created is functional but still requires testing still but the hardest part is the after.
I know all about concept work and the need to hire artists who can draw out what I envisioned and such but it's the after. The ultimate end goal.
I have been toying with the idea in my head of approaching WGA about my game idea and most of all, create the minis for my game but approach the idea of being something I really haven't seen anyone do.
I know that the designing process of the die casts is very involved and the minis have to be designed to ease manufacturing and yet still look great as well as how much you can pack into a sprue and how much you can pack into a box. Alright. But what if the idea of the range is too broad to squeeze into a single set? There is always the option of making a second set to couple onto the first but even then, I am sure there are things that the designers would wish they could fit but there is little justification to make a 3rd set.
My game to be brief had humans as a basic troop but you can swap out X number of humans for others races and the stats reflects this swap. So with the wide array of troops available, that is already a probable 2-3 sets worth of accessories and options just for a squad. Hoping for a platoon but that's about 27 troops without command at 3. So 30 in one set before we go into weapon options, head options, body types, gender types though the armor I envision pretty much moots that flat out. Still, for a set of 30, say 6 a sprue, 5 sprues total; I am limited to 6 poses. Ok.
What about the idea of expanding this set with not only option sets but also 3d printable options as well. The poses that can't be in the main set like lying down, crawling or shooting on one knee among other poses that will have to be cut from the process. What do you all think of that?
I will also elaborate more on my concept of the game too in the future if allowed.