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Characterful Dungeon Terrain and Detailed Fantasy Scenery for Miniature Wargaming and RPGs.
Characterful Dungeon Terrain and Detailed Fantasy Scenery for Miniature Wargaming and RPGs.
Characterful Dungeon Terrain and Detailed Fantasy Scenery for Miniature Wargaming and RPGs.
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Twisting Catacombs . Miniature Dungeon Scenery

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Painted examples by Skinner Miniatures. The Scenery is supplied unpainted. A painting service is separately available from Golem Painting Studios. Please contact them for more info.

We do love a good Dungeon Boardgame or Fantasy RPG! It's great fun exploring dungeons with friends or family, playing an engaging narrative and taking a welcome journey into a magical world of heroes and adventure!

But often, something ruins the immersive experience with these games. Its the one aspect which is always overlooked by game publishers. It's like its an afterthought with the big games companies, tacked on the end of a release with some cheap tokens or flimsy card terrain.
Real Dungeon Scenery has been forgotten for long enough!

If you are the kind of gamer who wants an engaging and immersive environment when you play your favorite games. If you want detailed scenery and a wide range of characterful terrain for your heroes to interact with and explore. And if you want to really impress players, with a rich and visually impressive game. Then this Kickstarter, was made for you!

We aim to produce detailed scenery and characterful dungeon terrain for the gaming world. Based around an "inch square" system, the terrain is compatible with a whole array of boardgames and RPG games such as Dungeons and Dragons™, Heroquest™, Dwarven Forge Terrain™ and essentially anything using 28mm-30mm scale character miniatures.

Cast in quality Resin for maximum detail. No odd materials, no "restic" - just RESIN, the tried and tested, gamer's material of choice for decades!

With this terrain, we offer you the tools to forge your own narratives. Create amazing furnished dungeon chambers, which will keep players engaged and always guessing what is in store, from one game to the next.

The Four Tiers of Core Pledge are "Dungeon Critter", "Dungeon Dweller / Classic Dungeon Dweller", "Dungeon Keeper" and "Completionist". Some come with GOLD which can be used to tailor your pledge, to get the exact pieces you want in your dungeon. GOLD can be used to pick from the list of scenery items displayed further below.

The Core Pledges are also eligible for FREE Stretch Goal Add-Ons, which will be added to them as they are unlocked.

For a useful fan-made pledge manager tool by Galious, see this link

+++Pledge Calculator+++

Stretch Goals come in 5 types.
4 Tiers of FREE stretch goal, along with "pure Add-On" items, which are more expensive to produce, which require GOLD to be used to add them to a pledge.

The lower pledge of "Gold Bag"  is not eligible for the free stretch goals.

SHIPPING: Details about Shipping will be explained in another section.
To outline briefly; UK shipping is FREE. International shipping is charged on a price specific to each country, so that we can get you the fairest price.

Pledges can be tailored to suit your tastes, here is a catalog of all the currently available scenery pieces. Unlocked Stretch Goals will also be added to this catalog, as they become available.
The GOLD symbol above each piece shows how much GOLD is needed for each item.
The numbers after some names (ie: 3x1) show how many inch squares the piece will partially or wholly occupy.
Scenery with a "?" does not have a completed sculpt to display yet. We will replace these with finished sculpts as the Kickstarter progresses.
Some scenery is displayed with concept art. Most of these will also be updated as the Kickstarter progresses.

FOR LARGER IMAGES, CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE'S TWISTING CATACOMBS GALLERY.

If you want to add any of the specific scenery pieces which are pictured above, to your pledge, they can be added using GOLD.

GOLD is either part of your Core Pledge, or it is chosen as an Add-On. 

Why are we not using real currency? Well, if you choose a larger gold add-on, it becomes better value to add the scenery you want.

(Note ONLY for "Gold Bag base pledge": If adding this add-on to the "Gold Bag" base pledge, it will increase international shipping an additional +£4)
(Note ONLY for "Gold Bag base pledge": If adding this add-on to the "Gold Bag" base pledge, it will increase international shipping an additional +£4)
(Note ONLY for "Gold Bag base pledge": If adding this add-on to the "Gold Bag" base pledge, international shipping now follows the rate in the International Shipping Table)
(Note ONLY for "Gold Bag base pledge": If adding this add-on to the "Gold Bag" base pledge, international shipping now follows the rate in the International Shipping Table)
(Note ONLY for "Gold Bag base pledge": If adding this add-on to the "Gold Bag" base pledge, international shipping now follows the rate in the International Shipping Table)
(Note ONLY for "Gold Bag base pledge": If adding this add-on to the "Gold Bag" base pledge, international shipping now follows the rate in the International Shipping Table)

"What's that paper you have there, pretty-boy?" growled the gruff wandering trader, as the bard, Leodis, produced payment with a handful of Imperial Sovereign notes.
"Imperial Sovereigns, good sir.." answered Leodis flatly.
"Impeweeal sovwins, good sir." mocked the old stocky trader, mimicking Leodis's words before he quickly snatched back the Health Potion and returned it to his sack. Leodis stood in confusion.
"Your fancy imperial sovereigns and overland money is worthless here in the dungeon, boy! Down here, you pay with GOLD!" A fanatical grin spread across his scarred face. Then he sniffed twice, smelling.
"An' i dont smell any gold on you, boy. So you better go get some, alright? Coz it will cost you GOLD to buy things in the dungeon!"

For this Kickstarter, we are aiming to do simple and regular stretch goals.
There are 5 types of Stretch Goal (4x Tiers and "Add Ons").

  • Backers with a "Dungeon Critter" pledge receive FREE Tier 1 Stretch Goals.
  • Backers with a "Dungeon Dweller" or a "Classic Dungeon Dweller" pledge receive FREE Tier 2 and Tier 1 Stretch Goals
  • Backers with a "Dungeon Keeper" pledge receive FREE Tier 3, Tier 2 and Tier 1 Stretch Goals.
  • Backers with a "Completionist" pledge receive FREE Tier 4, Tier 3, Tier 2 and Tier 1 Stretch Goals.
  • Add-On Tier 5 Stretch Goals are not free but can be added to a Pledge by using GOLD.

What Stretch Goals have been added Free to my Core Pledge?

In addition to the awesome miniatures listed in the Core Pledge images above, all core tiers have free extras added, as the stretch goals are unlocked! You receive everything which is inside the column relating to your pledge.

 Recently Unlocked

All pledges come with free UK Shipping.
 
International Shipping is added depending on your location.
You can check this table to see how much shipping is for your area. All prices are for a pledge weighing 2kg (4.5lbs) so that is a lot of resin terrain!

This Kickstarter is all about miniature creation, this is what we do. We design, prototype, mould and cast - in house. There is no complicated supply chain, there are no logistics delays and unexpected costs. Its just an easy matter of 1, 2 3 and it's ready for you to paint!

With this process, for all the scenery pieces offered here, we expect pledge fulfillment to be early March, and February for the Early Pledge Backers. 

October: Digital sculpting.
November: Digital sculpts for core and stretch goals completed. All sculpts ready for production. Prototyping.
December: All miniatures prototyped and initial moulds made. Casting begins.
January: More Casting! Churning out the awesome resin!
February: Casting for Early backers completed. Casting Continues.
March: Casting continues. Initial batch of regular orders ships.
April: Casting is a labor intensive process. But all casting for all backers aim to be completed now. Happy questing!


Friends of Twisting Catacombs

Printed dungeon tiles?

  Computer Gamer?

 Selection of Extra Scenery Images:

 Multiple Door Sizes available to choose in the pledge manager.

Risks and challenges

We aim to produce a new range of resin dungeon miniatures. The risks to this project are very minimal. We do this kind of model design, prototyping, mouldmaking and casting, every day. And have been doing so for 5 years, as a small company.

Now, things are looking like it is time to expand. I have quit my full time day-job to run Zealot. And this is our chance to grow the range and put Zealot on the miniatures map!

For this project, the digital sculpting, 3d printing of prototypes and casting, all happens in-house. There are no delays or problems caused by outsourcing every stage to another company and trying to slot into their schedule. The only exception, is the production of the plastic dungeon floor and wall tiles (stretch goal), which will be outsourced to an experienced injection moulder.

Risk#1: Resin speed of manufacture.
Resin is a labor intensive material to cast with. Casting 30 units or casting 3000 units, its the same amount of time and work to produce each unit. That's why we have staggered the release dates on some pledges ("Early Pledges"), to accommodate for this to some degree.
If the project is particularly successful, then this may overstretch our current capacity. In the event of this looking likely, we will expand production with new staff and equipment.
In the event of a extremely successful funding period, we can outsource any stage of production to our trusted long term business contacts.

That is about all the foreseen risks to this project. As mentioned before, this kind of miniature creation is what we have been doing for years. There is nothing out of the ordinary workflow. Everything will be produced to our usual high standard.

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    Pledge £1 or more About $1.62

    +MANNA SHARER+

    A big thank you from the Twisting Catacombs backers, Zealot Miniatures and the RPG gamer community for helping us to create some awesome scenery.

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    You will receive Grigor Georgiev's "Forgotten Hero" Twisting Catacombs artwork as a 12" x 8" poster. (+ Any eligible free minis from the pre-campaign)

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    +CRAFTSMAN+

    Want to design a piece of Dungeon furniture? Be involved in creating and designing this
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    Always wanted your own bespoke dungeon lair?
    A whole custom dungeon chamber of unique scenery designed by you!
    Design 5 scenery pieces (up to 6 squares footprint each) to fill a dungeon chamber, you receive 5 castings of each piece, the 3D printed masters and signed prints of the concept artwork.
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