The goal of this quick campaign is to print an original poster, cast a fleet of matching miniatures, and get them into your hands before the end of March. Digital documents and supporting images will also be provided to fully detail the ships and their interiors.
The exotic craft presented here are from the first issue in the upcoming "Armada Codex: Aliens" series. In my homebrew Zero Hour setting, these are organic-hybrid ships from the V'lar Confluence, but they can be used to represent anything from plant-based, to biological, to undead-themed starships.
Shipping within the US is $5. International shipping is $15 for single items and $25 for multiple items. Rewards will be shipped using USPS first class mail from Pittsburgh, USA.
The deckplans are provided on both sides of a full color, 24x36 inch poster. They are drawn to a 1 inch equals 5 ft scale and have a subtle 1-inch grid built into the floor. Posters are shipped rolled, not folded.
There are three unique ships included in this project: a cargo ship, a bomber, and a heavy fighter. A single poster holds the complete deckplans for all three ships, but the cargo ship has one deck on the front and one deck on the back (so you may want a pair of posters to display the whole cargo ship at once, or to display both the cargo ship and bomber at the same time).
The posters are made with miniatures in mind and are scaled for use with Starfinder and similar d20 rule systems. The interiors (sleep pods, ladders, toilets, etc.) are scaled to roughly human dimensions so the maps are usable as both adventure settings and potential player property.
The miniatures were created as digital models, 3D printed at the highest resolution, and made into a mold. From that, Trollforged Miniatures spun out the ships using their proprietary resin and professional techniques. A hexagonal 1-inch flight stand is included with each of the two larger ships. The fighters do not use stands.
The group of four miniatures (1 Beetle, 1 Manta, and 2 Skulls) is sold as a set for this campaign. Additional miniatures can be added on to physical pledge levels: see "Additional Information" below for details.
These ships are drawn from the upcoming issue 03:01 of the 0-hr Armada "Codex" product line, soon to be for sale at RPGNow & DriveThruRPG. This product includes layered PDF documents with room by room descriptions and generic stat blocks for the ships. Several additional renderings are included as are huge digital images of the poster - perfect for use online or with a projector. Starfinder stat sheets will also be provided for free online.
If you would like to order multiple copies of the poster, manually increase your pledge accordingly. Every poster after the first is $10. Every set of miniatures after the first set is $15. Individual miniatures can be added to any physical ($18+) pledge level for $9 per Beetle, $9 per Manta, or $9 for a 4-pack of Skulls. When I send out the surveys at the end of the campaign you can specify what any extra money is for and I'll bundle everything together. There is no additional shipping charge.
If you would like to order posters or miniatures from my previous campaigns, please visit my website ( 0-hr.com ). You can order directly there, or check the prices/availability and then increase your pledge here to avoid additional shipping.
In appreciation for everyone supporting this project, I will create at least one new rendered image of these ships when we hit $3000, $4000, $5000, etc.. These images will be included with the digital reward files exclusively for backers.
Thank you for taking the time to consider this campaign. This is my first all-alien project. I am going to continue to create human ships no matter what, but if this campaign does well then I will mix in the occasional alien ships in a variety of styles - hopefully providing some interesting options for your players and story lines.
Risks and challenges
I've run several successful campaigns just like this one so I am very familiar with the process. The map images, digital documents, and sample miniatures are already made; so the only real risk is that the printing process or miniature production could be delayed for some reason. I am personally handling the shipping so I can ensure that it will be my highest priority once things are ready. It's also possible, though not likely, that my initial order of miniatures or posters could prove insufficient. In that case I would need to order more, which could delay some deliveries by 2 to 3 weeks.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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