Who Am I?
My name is William. I live and work in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho with my wife Sarah. We are a team in all we do. She has learned from me and helps in the creation of our modular river terrain.
I've always loved wargames of all kinds since 13 years of age. I've been developing the river terrain for table top miniature games of all scales since 1999. I worked with a chemist on the material that is stronger than any other on the market while being light and thin. I have mainly sold the rivers in the northwest area of the United States to fund development for the last 16 years. With the feed back from friends, family and customers I have finally decided to take that research to the next step.
This project is created to take the production from my garage and propel it forward into a professional manufacturing business creating quality table top terrain that is low profile, flexible and guaranteed to not shrink, crack or melt if stored in the sun. It actually likes the heat and becomes for flexible. I offer finished and unfinished terrain.
The range will include temperate green and arid tan flock, blue or muddy water and dry river bed as a choice of finish. I even have developed how to do lava with stone edging. I will start offering unfinished terrain for those who wish to indulge their artistic talents.
Currently I make rivers in 1/2", 1", 2", 4" and 8" water width. 8" width is special order so will requires 2-3 more days before shipping.All terrain is hand painted so each piece is unique.
IMPORTANT FACT : All terrain is guaranteed to not shrink, crack, melt, split under normal use. If you have any issues with a product I send you, let me know the issue and I will replace it or refund you as best as I can. I would need to see the product. So you would pay for the frieght to get it back to me and I will pay for the freight to send the replacement. If the issue is because of a fault of the item, I will re-imburse you the frieght you paid to get the item to me.
My goal is to make terrain pieces that will include rivers, swamps, beaches, dirt roads, cobblestone roads, paved roads, sidewalks, forest sections with magnetic trees, fields, indestructible hills with or without cliffs, and tabletop mats. Also science fiction, modern and dungeon tiles for skirmish or roleplay settings.
Another display of items to be offered...
The rivers listed in the backer rewards will be available by November, 2016. Most of the other items on the list are projected to be in production between December 2016 and March, 2017. After funding these dates will be listed.
Early Bird Specials
- First 30 (18 remaining) backers of $25.00 or more will also receive a swamp (6" to 8" diameter
- First 20 (5 remaining) backers of $75.00 or more will receive a 12" long ford straight plus the above early bird item.
- First 10 (All Taken) backers of $150.00 or more will receive a left and right merge for the size of river they choose for their backer reward and the above early bird items.
- First 5 (All Taken) backers of $250.00 or more will receive a swamp river set (river ending in swamp and river passing through swamp) and the above early bird items.
** PUSH GOALS **
$15,000: Arid flock available, Basic Box will include an extra 12" Straight river with rocks and an 8" & 4" river pair with dry river bed that will merge with the river for the size you select.
$20,000: Rocks in river and dry river bed will be available. Canal pledge ($150) or higher will receive 6 feet of 2" dirt road with a river/road ford crossing for the selected river size.
$25,000: As above items with swamps for the size of rivers chosen: 2 pieces for Canal ($150) and 4 pieces for Roaring River ($250). One piece is the river ends in a swamp and the other is the river passes through the swamp.
Basic Box reward
1/2" River size selected: 2 x 12" Straight, 1 x 8" and 1 x 4" straight, 1 x 12" bend, 1 x 8" bend and 4 x 4" bends. These are 60º bends to conform to 4" hexes. Of course these can be used on an open table as usual.
1" River size selected: 2 x 12" straight sections; 1 x 8" & 1 x 4" straight section; 1 medium 45º bend set (2 x 6" long pcs); 1 x small 45º bend set (3 x 4" long pcs).
2" or 4" River size selected: 1 x 12" straight sections; 1 x 8" & 1 x 4" straight section; 1 medium 45º bend set (2 x 6" long pcs); 1 x small 45º bend set (3 x 4" long pcs).
A certificate will be a code with a one time used on the Wizard Kraft web site to claim product from the rewards. The certificate will be effective until June 30, 2017.
Project Funds Purpose
Below is listed what the project amount will be applied to.
- Kickstarter expenses
If the goal is met early, additional items will be offered and displayed so the same items will be needed to complete those. These will be displayed when the project is funded.
Risks and challenges
My most important challenge is creating the molds and equipment necessary to develop all the different types of terrain without having to increase costs so that only the upper tier of incomes can afford it.
I have been developing these principles for 16 years and love the business and the people. So I have worked through most of the bad ideas and have found the smart ones. I'm confident that I can utilize the talent God granted me to achieve this.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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