Flat Plastic Miniatures is live!
Our new miniatures campaign is now live, 'Flat Plastic Miniatures' are affordable, clear, double sided plastic miniatures similar to a pathfinder pawn. Check them out, we think you'll love them! ... Read more
Upcoming projects, FPM Prototypes, Moving
1> I'm moving, and my position in my day job is changing dramatically. There will be a large adjustment period, with me transitioning from 'Full Time' to a work at... Read more
COMPLETE shipping status and breakdown / what's left to deliver? - August 20th
To date, we have shipped 275 packs.
2 of those packs were damaged, returned, and reshipped.
1 person was shipped the wrong product, and we reshipped him the correct pack... Read more
Ugly Truths - Lets talk about laminate
James Crisp sent me a very nice message, and asked a difficult question -
Q -"You mentioned switching to a new laminate part way through fulfillment. On the next... Read more
So when's the next map kickstarter? What's new? Why do I care?
I've been brainstorming what to 'say' in our next map kickstarter. I assumed I'd say something cheeky like "when you have great maps and everybody loves them, what do you... Read more
Arcknight will be at Strategicon - August 29th to September 1st
Arcknight will be at Strategicon!
Gateway 2014 (one of Strategicon's 3 yearly conventions) is at the end of the month, August 29th - September 1st. If you're attending, swing by... Read more
Shipping Update - August 6th
Another long but successful night! 35 more boxes shipped, and that leaves only 27 boxes left. About half of the remaining backers are irregular requests, some of them still haven't... Read more
The 2014 Full Digital Atlas
I have now finished exporting the normal digital version of every single map, and digitally cut off their trim so that they exist as proper 11x17 digital files.... Read more
And then there were 60
67 more boxes shipped over the last two weeks. This leaves only 60 packs left, and we'll shoot to get another 30 or so finished this weekend, and then start... Read more
I said I would and so I did! - Shipping update for July 17th
What have I been up to tonight? Well why don't I just show you.
And here's a pic; the aptly named 'sir boxesboxesboxes'
We printed about 62 packs of... Read more
A few delays - now back on schedule
One of the downsides of having a 2-man startup company, is that if anything comes up in our personal lives it's going to slow us down a little.
Over the... Read more
Update #48 - 48 More boxes shipped. COINCIDENCE!??
Yes actually, haha. And in reality, only 47 of those boxes are maps for backers, and the 48th box was a phone I was returning to the manufacturer =P
But... Read more
Shipping Update - June 23rd, 2014
A quick shipping update, we've shipped 110 boxes. We have about 20 more printed and laminated, that will be cut and boxed to ship tonight, and should ship by wednesday.... Read more
The Shipping Monster - 1 Year later and a KS introspective
We produced 40 more boxes Wednesday night and we'll be shipping them out over the next few days. Lamination went quite smoothly with few double-feeds and we're pretty happy with... Read more
Shipping Update - June 9th - Notes on Lamination
Hi! Because of a slight bug on kickstarter's end, it seems a few of our updates were put in permanent limbo and never posted. At this point they're irrelevant since... Read more
Printing Progress - May 22st - One of those "great" days!
(This is an old post. Kickstarter seems to be having some hiccups and leaving posts in an idle status.)
Last night (after my printing update, as luck would have it)... Read more
100% Complete - The Kickstarter Collection
116 Maps. These maps are finalized and ready for print. Thank you again for all of your support.
Im only posting 1 picture this time, and normally they're worth 1000... Read more
Map Updates and Various Tweaks
About a dozen smaller changes have been made as we finalized the rest of the maps as well, I'll try to list as many as I can think of, and... Read more
New Maps and Printing has Started
We've started printing inventory for most of our maps, and after Mother's Day we'll begin bundling these and shipping them in batches.
We've been flying through the last remaining maps,... Read more
Surveys are out!
Everyone from the "Extended" map pack tiers and above (everyone, really) should now have received their Backing Surveys.
Please remember to fill out everything you'd LIKE to have, even if... Read more
The Guard Post
This one took a little back and forth. The original idea was to have both a "guard post" that could be placed along a road, and a "guard tower" that... Read more
We have a ship! And that means, pretty soon you will all have a ship too.
As of this posting, we only have a handful of B-sides, revisions, and the... Read more
Bring your cities to life with Streets and Alleys!
What happens on the streets and between the buildings in a city? A lot! This is probably one of the most used settings in all of my campaigns. We've spent... Read more
It's taken a while, but I think when you see the final result you'll understand why. This is one of the most incredible maps we've ever made, and we're moving... Read more
Cathedral and Progress Update - February 12th, 2014
We've decided to use our 58th map slot for an additional Cathedral page, and to reuse our new orientation trick we learned for the Manor. We've also added a 4th... Read more
The Manor is finished! There may be some slight tweaks before final printing, but we can now consider this "done". Just to let you guys know, this map has taken... Read more
Updated Progress Report and Manor
Here is an updated progress report / map list with a "Completion" column to save time. We've also added a similar list to our Atlas http://atlas.arcknight.com/uncategorized/progress-report-kickstarter-update-33 so you can view that page... Read more
The Wizard Tower
The Wizard Tower (Wizard Hut) is now finished! We'll probably be doing some final edit's to furniture placement and such, but it's pretty much done.
As for the name change,... Read more
As we work out the final sets of maps, a page here and a page there have been repurposed or changed, causing small alterations in the maplist. I'd like to... Read more
The Atlas : atlas.arcknight.com
We've launched a new section of our website called the Atlas. You can check it out at:
The atlas will be a fully accessible online catalog of all of... Read more
The Castle! (Plus extra ! marks)
Seriously, add as many ! marks as you feel comfortable with. In my mind, im adding about 6.
Okay, so the Castle. This has been a lot of work, both... Read more
When running a kickstarter it can be hard to decide what news is newsworthy, but with how supportive and invested all the backers have been, more is probably better than... Read more
The Cave Map
This started out as a sampler to show you guys the various ways you could layout your new "Cave" with just the first 2 cave maps that come in the... Read more
Graveyard Preview - Progress Update
Here is a WIP for the Graveyard. We're still tweaking some things, but I really like the way it's looking. Like most of these classic maps, we went back and... Read more
Tavern Maps - Classic Map Pack almost ready
Our Classic Map Pack is almost complete. I believed we would start printing and shipping the Classic Map packs by today, but we decided to recreate our Grid system and... Read more
New Jail and Dungeon Maps
First of all I'd like to explain a concept we've been going with when making these maps - We want the entrances to be available to connect wherever possible, so... Read more
New Maps Previews (Caves, Forest and Grass)
Here are some more maps we've been working on. A lot of the work is 'under the hood' developing styles, brushes and textures that can be used to make these... Read more
New Maps to showcase
We've been hard at work developing new textures and map layouts, and I'd like to show you a few more of the maps that are in a nearly finished status.... Read more
For Those who Missed the Kickstarter
If you missed the kickstarter, you can still head to our online store, and for a limited time (~30 days) we're offering a Kickstarter-ish deal. It's not quite as good... Read more
Final Update - Please like us on Facebook!
With 2 hours left, this Kickstarter is coming to a surging close. Thank you all for your support, and I'll be creating the official kickstarter backing survey as soon as... Read more
Wizard House and Tower
We have new information for our 5th insider map, and it's going to be a Wizard House and Tower. Also, in development, we've decided that the map was not cool... Read more
Full Map-list, 60 hours to go
We have enough information to give a better breakdown of all the maps you will be receiving, and I want this to serve as a final clarification:
There are only... Read more
Final 72 hours, all Insider slots taken
Well, that title about says it all =D
I just got the email that we have our 5th and final Insider slot claimed, and that means our final map packs... Read more
Forest Maps Revisited, aka trial #2
The forest map had more love /hate than all our other maps combined I believe, and in the span of about 2 hours. Needless to say, such a simple but... Read more
Abandoning the $15k Stretch Goal
First, some information, then the bad news, then the good news.
We've just reached our 10k stretch goal. Normally in a development cycle, this is when we'd mull around a... Read more
Forest Map Progress
After 2 go-arounds, I'm happy enough with this to show it off. For starters, we're still testing this, we're going to be complicating our "leaf" base texture and we'll do... Read more
A Nuts and Bolts Update - What we're currently "doing".
We're nearing our 10k Stretch Reward, this means we're adding 2 new dungeon maps to each backer, a straight / bend connecting piece and a piece with several side-rooms.
We've... Read more
Complete List of Kickstarter Maps
We have finally decided upon all of our remaining maps, and would like to list each map that will be available, their current progress, explain the concept of each map... Read more
Highland Home Map Preview and information on the upcoming Cathedral
We have another map we'd like to show off, and we have some more information about the map we're working on from our first Arcknight Insider Pledge.
For starters, we're... Read more
We've reached our first Backer Goal!
We're now 100 Likes on Facebook and climbing! By Liking us on Facebook you'll be able to see our future updates, Maps and new projects long after this Kickstarter has... Read more
Altering Paths and B-Sides
Note that the "standard" layout of our 3 Dungeon maps has a large opening between the top middle of the first map and the bottom middle of the second map.... Read more
New Maps and New Textures
Just a quick update to show off some of our new maps and textures! Mostly these can be found in the kickstarter description, but I'll repeat them here because in... Read more
Shipping information has changed.
We ran shipping tests and sent out a few promotional map packs today and learned some interesting things - USPS flat rate boxes will not work.
We are not allowed... Read more
Veteran Cartographer joins Arcknight's Map Development Team
Josephe Vandel, aka Schwarzkreuz, has just signed on to Arcknight's map development team. This should help us with the workload, and bring some very different skills to the table.
Josephe has... Read more
Looking for paid, subcontracted promotion work
Lets face it, if we're going to take this thing seriously, we need people to actually see it. In 30 days, that takes a lot of work. What I can... Read more
New Maps, New Duplex Options, and News
St. Crispins was fun, everyone was excited to see our project. We gave away a lot of maps and business cards, and took down quite a few emails. We've also recruited a... Read more
Added a $15,000 Stretch Goal, Add-On options, and more clarifications.
At $15,000 every backer will get a custom 28mm Miniature figurine produced by us right here at Arcknight... but I can't promise they'll be perfect. This isn't just a reward,... Read more
St. Crispin's Hobby Day, Anaheim CA, on Saturday July 13th
This Saturday, July 13th, we'll be attending St. Crispin's Hobby Day, a free local gaming group here in Anaheim, California that meets monthly. From their own newsletter, they cater to... Read more
Stretch Rewards, Backer Goal, and adjusted $200.00 Backer Reward Details
We were fully funded in less than 24 hours, and to celebrate we're adding new goals and rewards!
Two Stretch Rewards at $5000 and $10000 will be added, as well... Read more