Cosmic armies battle for control of a dimension as their conflict tears the landscape asunder. Who will salvage the dying dimension?
What is the Dying Dimension?
Across the Dying Dimension, two armies fight a deadly war, even though the battle itself destroys the cosmic lands they both claim to own. The shape of the dimension is different every game. The formation of the armies is different every game. You are an Immortal, and must lead your champions to destroy your sworn enemy as reality collapses around you.
Who am I?
My name is Oscar Baechler. I’m an artist from Seattle with a background in 3D and game design. I make 3D graphics using Blender, a free and open source 3D program, and also run Seabug, the Seattle Blender User Group. The goal for the Dying Dimension is to use 3D printing to manufacture top-quality figurines for the game, with an artistic theme of cosmic magical warfare. If you play any RPGs, the figurines will also function as excellent miniatures in other games.
How do you play?
The Dying Dimension is built out of several ideals. Like chess, it is a war of geometric problem-solving. Units have scaling values, resulting in good and bad trades. The unique movements in Dying Dimensions result in the pins, forks, tempo checks, and skewers that make Chess beautiful. But unlike chess, the board and units start every game differently. This results in original, dynamic gameplay every match, rather than tedious memorization of openings. Lastly, the board shrinks as you play, making claustrophobic combat inevitable.
Funding and Manufacturing Goals
My goal with Dying Dimensions is to manufacture a quality board game project, where I will contribute professional quality graphic design and miniatures. The miniatures will be modeled in 3D and printed with a Makerbot 3D printer. Your contributions will go toward several things. First, it will fund basic living expenses such as food and rent while I work on this project. Second, it will fund the manufacturing and shipping costs for the board game, and at most contribution levels you will recieve one of these products. Third, I hope to have a handful of copies of Dying Dimensions to distribute to game publishers.
Please help fund my Kickstarter project, and together we can make Dying Dimension a reality. Stay tuned at dyingdimension.blogspot.com for production diaries, strategy discussions, concept art and playtesting examples.
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pledged of $11,500 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on August 27, 2011.
Jul 8, 2011 - Aug 27, 2011 (50 days)
Pledge $1 or more
SCOURGE: Access to print & play beta testing materials, and your name listed as a Dying Dimension patron at http://dyingdimension.blogspot.com. Included with all higher levels of support.
Pledge $45 or more
WARLOCK: One pre-ordered copy of the Dying Dimension.
Pledge $99 or more
HOST: TWO pre-ordered copies of the Dying Dimension, and a haiku composed in your honor will be published at http://dyingdimension.blogspot.com. Haiku included with all higher levels of support.
Pledge $175 or more
SHADE: Three pre-ordered copies of the Dying Dimension, plus access to the 3D models used for production, plus a limited edition concept art print! Concept art print included with all higher levels of support.
Pledge $225 or more
REAPER: The retailer's option of choice! FIVE copies of the Dying Dimension (ala the Warlock level) and additional copies can be added at $35 per unit. PLUS: if you're a retailer, I'll do a video profile of your business at http://dyingdimension.blogspot.com!
Pledge $500 or more
IMMORTAL: The collector's option of choice! One copy of The Dying Dimension, with limited edition game pieces, with ceramic white miniatures and stainless steel black miniatures. PLUS, a hand-drawn & inked, one-of-a-kind Dying Dimensions drawing!