About this project
Thank you all for a fantastic campaign! For the latest, see www.terratilesystem.com.
Coasts and Rivers is a tabletop terrain system that will let you spend your time gaming instead of making terrain. It is the newest set in the TerraTiles terrain system, and it features beautiful river banks, elegant coastal tiles, and dirt paths. Quick to set up, and easy to take down, TerraTiles is ready right out of the box to turn your whole table into an awesome battlefield regardless of what game you play. There’s nothing to assemble, paint, or flock, and the terrain itself doesn’t get in the way of your miniatures during the game. In short, TerraTiles is fantastic terrain without the hassle! Click here for a FREE Print-n-Play pdf to try them out!
The Misty Moorlands Kickstarter campaign in January of 2015 was met with great success, and even before the campaign ended, the backers had lots of great ideas for terrain features they wanted to see included. This Coasts and Rivers set was born from those ideas, and when Coasts and Rivers is paired with The Misty Moorlands, the possibilities are endless!
We have been playing tabletop games our entire lives and wanted to provide the gaming community an alternative to green tablecloths. So, we set out to create an easy to use and inexpensive solution that could also create incredibly diverse battlefields. We believe TerraTiles is the best, most comprehensive table-top terrain solution for the following reasons:
- Created by You - We polled over 450 backers from the Misty Moorlands Kickstarter campaign to determine which terrain features the community wanted. Then we tailored the Coasts and Rivers set specifically to them!
- Quick Set-Up - Each hexagon measures nine inches from corner to corner, so you can cover a table quickly and easily. Each box covers 24 square feet.
- Variety - There are nearly an infinite number of ways to assemble a TerraTiles board
- Compatible with Any Game, Genre, or Scale - Use TerraTiles for all of your miniature gaming. Check out this GeekList for all of the games our backers are using TerraTiles to play!
- Easy to Store and Transport - TerraTiles takes up no more room on your shelf than a regular board game.
- Compatible with Your Standalone Terrain Pieces - Place your buildings, trees, and other terrain pieces right on top of TerraTiles!
With all of these features TerraTiles will be your go-to terrain system!
Every TerraTiles: Coasts and Rivers box will contain 60 double sided hexagon tiles, which is enough to cover over 24 square feet. As part of the $25,000 stretch goal, each box will also feature 6 double sided half hexagon tiles to straight the edges of the board. 3D standup trees and walls will be included in every Coasts and Rivers box - 9 trees and 6 walls. It also includes reusable putty to secure your TerraTiles to the table. While the number of hexagons in the box is fixed, their distribution will change if stretch goals are reached. To ensure Coasts and Rivers matches The Misty Moorlands, the hexagons will showcase a matte finish and linen texture. Here's Heath to show you our advanced prototype so you know exactly what you will be getting:
The graphic below shows everything currently in the TerraTiles: Coasts and Rivers box. We’ll keep it updated as any stretch goals are reached.
Misty Moorlands is the first TerraTiles terrain set. It was funded on Kickstarter in January of 2015. It features 60 double sided tiles and 6 double sided half tiles with a variety of terrain features ranging from open grassland and forests, to streams and rocky terrain. The size of the tiles matches Coasts and Rivers exactly, so you can combine the two sets to create some amazing boards! The graphic below shows everything included in the Misty Moorlands box:
Take TerraTiles to another level! We are offering a set of precision-cut expanded polystyrene risers to provide battlefield elevation. The risers are one inch thick and strong enough to support even your heaviest miniatures. Use them to raise any of the existing hexagons to different levels, greatly increasing the amount of variation in your battlefields and adding important strategic depth. The risers are white and can be painted any color you choose. Each package contains ten risers. If you would like a package of risers shipped to you as part of your Kickstarter rewards, be sure to select one of the reward levels in which they are included, or add 24 USD to your pledge for each additional package of risers you would like to add on.
We have set the Kickstarter funding goal for TerraTiles as low as possible to get it into production. But, this means we need your help to make the TerraTiles: Coasts and Rivers box as robust as it can possibly be. Therefore, we put together a stretch goal ladder based on campaign funding and an achievement ladder based on social media shares. All Coasts and Rivers boxes will include all stretch goals reached.
The social media achievements are reached by sharing this page on Facebook and retweeting the official campaign launch tweet. Facebook shares, retweets, entries in the TerraTiles GeekList, and "thumbs" given to the GeekList will be added together to reach the achievements on the ladder above. With the help of the Kickstarter community, we can make an already outstanding terrain system even better!
We are @RAINN_Studios on Twitter if you would like to follow us. We're live-blogging the campaign there, so if you want up-to-the-minute news about the campaign, that is the place to be. :-)
*While supplies last. All miniatures are supplied unpainted.
All add ons will be shipped with your pledge rewards. No additional shipping fee is necessary with any add on so long as you have pledged at the $64 pledge level or higher. War of Kings was our first Kickstarter project and board game; for more information see www.WarOfKingsGame.com.
- Money Back Guarantee - We understand the risk you are taking to support our project, but we are very confident you will love playing your games on TerraTiles. To demonstrate this, we want to extend a money back guarantee to all of our backers. If you are unhappy with TerraTiles, return it within 30 days of delivery for a full refund, no questions asked.
- Kickstarter Exclusive Hexagon - The graveyard hexagon will not be included in the retail game box. Backing our Kickstarter project is the only way to receive this special hexagon.
- Kickstarter Discount - By pledging on Kickstarter, you will receive TerraTiles at a discount from its MSRP of $74.95.
- We Need You - We have paid for the art and created the prototype, but only your support will enable us to manufacture and distribute TerraTiles. Your support will also help us to increase the quality of TerraTiles as we reach the stretch goals.
- Influence the Coasts and Rivers Design – In anticipation of all the great ideas we know the community will have during this campaign, we have included stretch goals that will enable you to vote directly on new art to commission for the set!
TerraTiles creates a beautiful table with lots of terrain options while still being very practical for game play. Each tile works with all of the others in any orientation. The streams, roads, and coasts each enter and exit in the middle of a side of the hexagon, so they link seamlessly with the adjacent hex. The stream hexagons do not have a distinguishable current, so they may be used in either direction. The sandy shore hexagons can be used to depict a shoreline or can be put together to create a wide river. The putty included in the boxed set can be placed in a few spots around the board to prevent sliding.
TerraTiles depicts a variety of easily distinguishable terrain types that can be used with any number of rule sets. You will find lightly wooded and heavily wooded hexagons, as well as difficult and very difficult ground.
We understand you would rather spend your hard earned money on games rather than shipping, so we have done as much as possible to keep shipping costs to a minimum. Therefore, we have worked to make this Kickstarter campaign EU Friendly by coordinating with Ideaspatcher. We are also partnering with Snakes and Lattes in Canada and an Australian fulfillment center to help bring down the cost of shipping to those areas. Rewards shipped to backers in the US, EU, CAN, and AU will have their rewards shipped from within those countries.
The shipping costs below are applicable to all pledge levels and do not increase, no matter how much you pledge.
We welcome any retailers who would like to support TerraTiles: Coasts and Rivers and get the Kickstarter version to sell in their stores. Our retail policy can be found here. Whether you operate a brick-and-mortar or web-based store, please message us directly through Kickstarter or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on pledging.
Ian Schofield has returned to work with us to produce TerraTiles: Coasts and Rivers! He used the moorlands of Scotland as inspiration and really produced some fantastic pieces. Here are a few of the layouts you can make with TerraTiles. These utilize Misty Moorlands and include stretch goals.
Risks and challenges
This is our third Kickstarter campaign, and we have learned a tremendous amount from the previous two campaigns. We are applying every lesson that we learned to this campaign.
Therefore, when this campaign is successful, we expect TerraTiles to move smoothly from Kickstarter to production. And, because we are partnering with three international fulfillment services (in the EU, Australia, and Canada), our fulfillment process has become more efficient. However, there is always the potential for unexpected surprises. Art can take longer than expected to finalize. Subcontractors can take longer than expected to produce the components. When the product is inspected for quality control, a flaw could be found and a part may have to be remade. As we found with the Misty Moorlands Kickstarter, even unexpectedly heavy rain at the manufacturer can slow down packaging for shipment as shipping containers have to be dehumidified to ensure the contents don't mold on their trip across the ocean! Any of these would slow down the production of TerraTiles. And of course, even once TerraTiles leaves the manufacturer, there is still the potential for delays with freight shipping, customs clearance, distribution, etc.
However, if you back the TerraTiles: Coasts and Rivers Kickstarter campaign, we will keep you well informed and up to date about its progress from the campaign’s close all the way to when the rewards are shipped. As you can see from our previous campaigns, we post regular updates, so you will know what we know when we know it.
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