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A 3D Battle Board for Star Trek Heroclix Tactics

About this project

(And any other Heroclix game!)

2 dimensional thinking only gets you so far!

3D Battle Boards!  $75 Pledge level shown.  You get everything!
3D Battle Boards! $75 Pledge level shown. You get everything!

Introducing the 3D Battle Board! Designed for use with Star Trek Heroclix Tacitcs game pieces it puts you in the middle of the action!

Main board with Regular Accessories!
Main board with Regular Accessories!

Our gaming group came up with the idea of this 3D board and then set about designing it and creating a prototype. 

Our board is made up of 3 clear lexan sheets with a 1-1/2" grid etched into it.  The 4 resin corner posts snap into place to make it a sturdy 3D playing field! 

*(Ships shown not included)
*(Ships shown not included)

 Use your ships and create fantastic battles!

*(Ships shown not included)
*(Ships shown not included)
*(Ships shown not included)
*(Ships shown not included)

3 double sided maps that are included are to be poster printed and will fit perfectly on your 3D Battle Board. One side is a generic future office / bank type building, that can be used for any heroclix type game. 

*(Figures shown not included) Double sided maps for your games!
*(Figures shown not included) Double sided maps for your games!

The other side is meant to be a zombie robot type of structure, kinda like a giant cube.

Zombie Robot Station Maps
Zombie Robot Station Maps

We would love to make more maps to go with the set in the future. We created the maps using ProFantasy Campaign Cartographer, a really excellent program for RPG map making.

*(Figures shown not included)
*(Figures shown not included)

Using our 3D printer, and equipment from our local hackerspace  www.txrxlabs.org, we made the parts and had a lot of fun playing.

Ship Battle Boards!
Ship Battle Boards!

Now we want to share these boards with everyone! To be successful in this endeavor, we need to be able to mass produce all the parts. That is where you come in!  

By pre-ordering a 3D Battle Board set, you enable us to create the die cut molds and make production runs of all the parts. Buying the boards and parts in large quantities enables us to keep the prices to a reasonable level.

*(figures shown not included)
*(figures shown not included)

Use the Battle Boards for tactical combat, or for role-playing in the Star Trek universe!  Anything is possible with these accessories.

*(figures shown not included)
*(figures shown not included)
*(ships shown not included)
*(ships shown not included)

Modify existing pieces and recreate your favorite battles from any recent movies.  See what the outcome should have been!

*(Ships shown not included)
*(Ships shown not included)

 Included with the $55 Pledge Level :

  • (3) clear lexan boards
  • (4) resin cast corner posts
  • A magnetic "Regular Station" accessory to float between the boards
  • A "Regular Moon" accessory
  • (3) double sided maps that fit on the 3D Battle Board
  • House rules to use when playing with Heroclix figures
*(figures shown not included)
*(figures shown not included)

The clear boards have a 1 1/2" grid etched underneath, with grid id's along the edges.  

The corner posts snap into CNC machined grooves on the coners of the boards to hold it securely in place.

Corner Connections
Corner Connections

The Regular Station & Moon were designed on the computer and 3D Printed.  After making molds, the parts are to be resin cast. 

Regular Station & Moon
Regular Station & Moon

Battle Boards!

Included with the $30 Pledge Level:

  • (1) Federal Type Ship Battle Board
  • (1) War-bird Type Ship Battle Board
  • (1) Warrior Type Ship Battle Board
  • House rules to use when playing with Heroclix figures
Warrior Ship Battle Board
Warrior Ship Battle Board

Each ship will be full color printed on corrugated plastic boards, then die cut for assembly.  

Federal Ship Battle Board
Federal Ship Battle Board

Each piece is notched and slotted to form the Ship Battle Board, ready for action!  

War-Bird Ship Battle Board
War-Bird Ship Battle Board

The custom Adventure Tokens are made just for this project. 

*(Ship shown not included) Custom Action Tokens!
*(Ship shown not included) Custom Action Tokens!

They are from www.adventuretokens.com, the site where we will be selling these boards once our Kickstarter project takes off.

Check out the Youtube Video for the Tokens: http://youtu.be/ZgoqGggsuoI

They will be 3D printed masters and then resin cast.

In the Media!

Check out the article from HeroClixWorld.com!

Really happy to be mentioned by these guys!  Check out the article.

Lots of views thanks to them.

Stretch Goals!

The more pledges we get, the more extras we can give out!

$15,000 Stretch Goal - A set of custom dice with the Adventure Design Logo!
$15,000 Stretch Goal - A set of custom dice with the Adventure Design Logo!

 Future Goals:

We will update everyone as we reach more stretch goals/

$20,000 Stretch Goal - Small Side Board and Magnetic Accessory!
$20,000 Stretch Goal - Small Side Board and Magnetic Accessory!
$50,000 Stretch Goal - New Maps & Station Accessory!
$50,000 Stretch Goal - New Maps & Station Accessory!

Sources Used for the video and prototype boards:

Blender for 3D rendering & Video editing

Explosion & Space background from BlendSwap.com

  • Space Background credit: TopperHarley
  • Explosion credit: bc

ProFantasy Software for map making

TX/RX Labs.org for help with making the prototype boards

Makerbot for 3D printing prototypes

Special Thanks goes to:

Makers & Bre Pettis for words of inspiration.

Please note: We are not affiliated in any way with Wizkids, Paramount, CBS, or anything else related to Star Trek..  This is not an official product of any kind for any brand.  This is just something we enjoyed playing and wanted to share with everyone.

All images Copyright 2013 Adventure Designs.

Thank you for looking!

Risks and challenges

The main risks and challenges will depend on the quantity of boards we need to make. Our initial $10,000 goal is geared towards a run of around 130 board sets.

For a production run of 100 to 1000, the first thing to do will be to finalize the die cut molds and get them on order. Along with this we order the Ship Battle Boards from the printers, and the double sided maps. The next next step will be to get final 3D prints of the station & moon, order the mold material & make the molds for the corner parts and accessory pieces.

Then we will make all the parts, final quality inspection on the whole package, and finalize shipping boxes. Once we have a quality, polished Battle Board set, we get it all in house and ready to start shipping!

If we go above 1000 units, production and assembly will have to ramp up a little. Also the Stretch Goals will have to be fulfilled as well.

Above 1000 the main thing that would be changed is the resin molded parts would be injection molded. More cost for the initial molds, but spread out over more parts to produce. We have quotes from various vendors in case we have to go that route. The die-cut Ship Battle Boards would still be done the same way, just more molds for those and a larger production line.

We don't expect the shipping date to change, unless the order quantities get extreme. But that is part of the risks and challenges. We will update everyone our progress at each stage as the project progresses. We will ship out based on what order the boards were pledged, if we have to stagger shipments.

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Rewards

  • You selected
    $5 reward

    1 backer

    A $5 pledge amount gets you a hearty "Thank You"

    Plus, one set of Limited Edition Adventure Tokens, one single, and one double. Use them for your Star Trek Heroclix Tactics games, or any other Heroclix games to mark your actions! Free standard shipping within the US only. Overseas shipping is extra.

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    $15 reward

    0 backers

    A set of 5 Limited Edition Adventure Tokens. (5 single, 5 double). Mark all your actions in style!
    Free standard shipping within the US only. Overseas shipping is extra.

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    $30 reward

    0 backers

    (3) Ship Battle Boards (Assembly Required). One set of (3) different Ship Battle Boards. Boarding Parties for your games! Printed on corrugated plastic sheets and die cut. Fit them together and use them for side action with the 3D Battle Board, or to any existing maps you have. 3 Ships include the Federal Ship plans, Warrior 1 and Warbird layouts.
    Free standard shipping within the US only. Overseas shipping is extra.

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    $55 reward

    2 backers

    One 3D Battle Board (Assembly Required)

    This includes:
    (3) CNC cut clear grid game boards boards
    (4) Resin cast corner connectors
    (1) Regular Moon accessory
    (1) Regular Space Station accessory (2 pieces)
    (3) Double sided maps to fit the Battle Boards

    Free standard shipping within the US only. Overseas shipping is extra.

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    $75 reward

    6 backers

    One complete set of everything! This Includes everything from Rewards 1, 2, 3, & 4. Adventure Token set, 3D Battle Board, Regular Station & Regular Moon, 3 Double sided maps, and 3 different Ship Battle Boards. You get it all, ready for action!
    Free standard shipping within the US only. Overseas shipping is extra.

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States

Funding period

- (30 days)