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The Drowned Earth is an alternate Sci Fi tabletop miniatures game set in a land of ancient ruins, and lost technology.
The Drowned Earth is an alternate Sci Fi tabletop miniatures game set in a land of ancient ruins, and lost technology.
The Drowned Earth is an alternate Sci Fi tabletop miniatures game set in a land of ancient ruins, and lost technology.
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The Drowned Earth Miniatures Game

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 The Drowned Earth...

...is a tabletop miniatures game where brave heroes and villains risk the dangers of the wilds for glorious riches and ancient technology!

  • Played on a 3ftx3ft table. 
  • 5 (or more) models a side. 
  • Scenario based play.
  • Beautifully cast, multi-part metal miniatures. 

The game is set in the land of Ulaya, a tropical world of flooded cities, overgrown ruins and terrifying predators. 

 

About the Development Process

 When I decided to create The Drowned Earth I had Four simple design briefs. I wanted the game to have: 

  • A Parkour/ Freerunning movement system.
  • Rules which told a narrative through a dramatic reaction mechanic.
  • A streamlined, elegant system which was quick to learn and easy to remember.
  • An unambiguous rules set suitable for competitive play. 

Two years of development later, and I think I've ticked those boxes, and many more! The Drowned Earth is the kind of game you can tell stories about, without once talking about the mechanics or the dice you rolled.

Models leap off buildings, guns blazing, dodge bullets as they run through open ground, and swing from vines to take key objectives. It truly is a cinematic, narrative game full of knife edge choices and story moments!

About the Miniatures

I've watched and backed a lot of Kickstarters, and passionately want to avoid the pitfalls many of them experience with late delivery, quality issues and production bottle necks. As a first time producer I have done as much research as possible to mitigate risk. 

To that end I have established full production pipeline and have actually gone through a complete production cycle with an outstanding metal caster, to deliver to you the best metal miniatures I can. Pictures speak a thousand words. 

 

 

 

So lets have a look at who these brave and nefarious characters are. Meet the factions!  

 Currently there are four Crews for The Drowned Earth, each of which comprise of five high quality metal models in 35mm scale. 

  • Four multi-part metal infantry models on 30mm bases. 
  • One multi-part metal "Tough", on a 40mm base. 

The first two Crews are available at the project start, while the other two will have to be unlocked during the campaign. See Stretch Goals for details!

 

 

 

How to Pledge: 

  • Pick the pledge level you wish to purchase. 
  • Calculate the cost of any add ons you wish to purchase. 
  • Shipping will be calculated at the lowest possible rate in the pledge manager, after the campaign ends. 

Do you want an idea of how much you are saving over retail? Check out the below infographic!

Each backer pledging at the "Ankle Deep" level or higher will receive a model created by the backer community, by voting on story episodes each week of the campaign. 

 

During the campaign, as we reach certain funding levels, certain features, giveaways and optional purchases will be unlocked!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

And more coming soon!

As well as monetary stretch goals, we also have a number of social stretch goals, so if you like the look of this stuff, get sharing! For ease of use, here are the social links: 

Facebook (like and share!)
Twitter (follow and retweet!)
Thunderclap (Click to Join)

Support us on Thunderclap Here!

 These additional purchases may be added alongside any pledge level. If you only want to buy add ons simply pledge at the £2 level and click on "edit your pledge" to add the appropriate funds. 

 

 

The Drowned Earth Homepage
The Drowned Earth Facebook Fan Group (authorised but unaffiliated)

The best way to keep up to date with all our news is by signing up to our monthly newsletter (although it'll be more than monthly during the campaign!

Social Links

You all know how this works- heading over to our social media accounts and liking and sharing really helps us get the word out about this campaign. Help an indie game producer, and lets make this famous! :D

The Drowned Earth Twitter Account  
The Drowned Earth Facebook Page

THE WORLD

A brief Introduction 
My ongoing blog-guide to Ulaya
You can also find some short fiction on our website under "Tales of Ulaya"

The Game Itself! 

Beta rules and Standees

Rules tutorial Videos (Ongoing- subscribe to get them as they come!)

 A playthrough vid with Beasts of War:

 Podcast appearances: 
The Skirmish Supremacy
Gamers Lounge
Paint All the Minis
Flock and Awe

The Miniatures

Miniatures Review by Massive Voodoo

Artifacters Unboxing video by T&G Productions:

Campaign Events!

Keep an eye on the project updates! I have a lot of fun stuff planned. During the campaign we will be: 

  • Running a campaign long, narrative "choose your own adventure...er" event, at the results of which will decide the specifications of an actual character which will become a permanent part of the range!
  • Running a Livestream sculpting session with James Cain, sculptor of The Firm.
  • Running a Livestream painting session with Max Von D, our studio painter. 
  • Releasing some more Fluff blog articles on the website. 
  • We will be live streaming some games!
  • Blogging and Vlogging about the campaign and the future of the game. 

This game is all about community- I want to hear from you!! :)

 In order to provide you (especially international backers) with the best possible price for shipping I have opted to follow the modern approach to Kickstarter shipping, and charge shipping via the pledge manager (backerkit) after the campaign ends. 
It’s all the rage, and there’s a good reason why: This approach allows me to calculate the best possible shipping discounts based on the volume of sales the Kickstarter receives, meaning the cheapest possible shipping price to you. 

SHIPPING ESTIMATES

Please note that the shipping price you pay is based on your location, and weight. Below are our estimated shipping costs, but please be aware that these are subject to change, and be assured that I will be working as hard as possible to get them as low as possible. 

Light packages:
 Miniatures only Pledge Levels (Ankle Deep, Get Wet!, Up River or Drowned!)

United Kingdom: £5
European Union: £8
 USA and Canada: £8
 Rest of the World: £10

Medium Packages:
Miniatures pledge levels (as above) with book and/or significant extras:

 United Kingdom: £8
 European Union: £13
USA and Canada: £16
Rest of the World: £18

Heavy Packages
More than 1 book and/or lot of extras: 

United Kingdom: £12 
 European Union: £17 
USA and Canada: £20
Rest of the World: £25

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Risiken und Herausforderungen

I have been working on this project for 20 months now. This isn't just "another Kickstarter" to me. Early on I made a conscious decision:

If I was going to go to Kickstarter I wanted to do everything I could to ensure that the risk to you, the backer, is as small as possible.

My desire to guarantee both quality and service to you has meant that I have limited the scope of this Kickstarter to just four factions, and spend the extra funds on a full production run in order to demonstrate my ability to deliver.

I have chosen to be conservative when it comes to "giveaways" and "free stuff". I know the big companies do this sort of thing, and it can make a Kickstarter very successful. However, I am unwilling to sacrifice my delivery deadline for some extra money and hype, and would rather be certain I can deliver what I promise to you, the backer, rather than make promises which will be challenging to keep.

By keeping the scope of the project manageable, and putting a great deal of the logistical and manufacturing effort before, rather than after the Kickstarter, I am confident that I have achieved my aim of minimising your risk.

Of course there are risks, and of course there are challenges. A complicated, multi-part project such as this one is subject to a number of problems.
Having eliminated the uncertainty of untested manufacturing pipelines I believe the main challenge for the project moving forward is delays.

Having spoken to many industry veterans, established relationships with reputable and respected logistics partners, and spent considerable effort in researching potential problems and how to solve them, I feel confident that I am well positioned to handle any issues which might occur.
What's more, I have allowed for delays and other such problems in both my financial and timing calculations, and am confident in my ability to supply your pledge to you within the deadline I have indicated, and at the high level of quality I have set.

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  1. Diese Belohnung wählen

    Mindestbeitrag: 2 £ Ungefähr 2,50 $

    Coin of Recognition!

    £2 or as much as you wish (you can add to your pledge after clicking on this pledge level).

    Thank you so much for your support! You will receive a free PDF of the "Drowned Earth RPG home-brew", a 4 page micro-rules set for the RPG lovers amongst you!)

    With this pledge level you also have access to all unlocked Add On items.

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    Mindestbeitrag: 35 £ Ungefähr 44 $

    Ankle Deep

    Welcome to The Drowned Earth! A single starter Crew set of your choice, which is all you need to play, except an opponent of course!
    You can make your choice after the campaign ends, from whichever options have been unlocked at that stage.

    Postage charged after the campaign ends. See Shipping section below.

    Enthält:
    • Any unlocked Starter Crew Set (each contains 5 metal minis)
    • Access to the Official Development Facebook Group.
    • Early access to the Final Rules and stat cards (PDF)
    • Free PDF of the “TDE RPG HOMEBREW" Micro-rules pamphlet.
    • All applicable stretch goals (not including Extra Purchases).
    • Access to unlocked Extra Purchases.
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    Voraussichtliche Lieferung:
    132 Unterstützer
    £
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    Mindestbeitrag: 67 £ Ungefähr 84 $

    Get Wet!

    Sometimes you just need to forget about the megapiranhas lurking mid-stream, and get wet. If you find yourself in trouble, you've got two Starter Crews to help you out! Choose which ones you want after the campaign ends.

    Postage charged after the campaign ends. See Shipping section below.

    Enthält:
    • Any unlocked Starter Crew Set (each contains 5 metal minis)
    • Access to the Official Development Facebook Group.
    • Early access to the Final Rules and stat cards (PDF)
    • Free PDF of the “TDE RPG HOMEBREW" Micro-rules pamphlet.
    • All applicable stretch goals (not including Extra Purchases).
    • Access to unlocked Extra Purchases.
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    Voraussichtliche Lieferung:
    117 Unterstützer
    £
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    Mindestbeitrag: 93 £ Ungefähr 116 $

    Up River!

    You're far up river... what will you find?!

    Luckily you brought some friends, in the form of three crews of your choice, from the options unlocked by Kickstarter end.

    Postage charged after the campaign ends. See Shipping section below.

    Enthält:
    • Any unlocked Starter Crew Set (each contains 5 metal minis)
    • Access to the Official Development Facebook Group.
    • Early access to the Final Rules and stat cards (PDF)
    • Free PDF of the “TDE RPG HOMEBREW" Micro-rules pamphlet.
    • All applicable stretch goals (not including Extra Purchases).
    • Access to unlocked Extra Purchases.
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    £
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    Mindestbeitrag: 115 £ Ungefähr 144 $

    Drowned!

    You're not afraid of the water! An offer too good to resist! Four starter Crews of your choice, from any unlocked at the end of the campaign. Twenty metal models, including four 40mm based "Toughs"!

    Postage charged after the campaign ends. See Shipping section below.

    Enthält:
    • Any unlocked Starter Crew Set (each contains 5 metal minis)
    • Access to the Official Development Facebook Group.
    • Early access to the Final Rules and stat cards (PDF)
    • Free PDF of the “TDE RPG HOMEBREW" Micro-rules pamphlet.
    • All applicable stretch goals (not including Extra Purchases).
    • Access to unlocked Extra Purchases.
    Weniger anzeigen
    Voraussichtliche Lieferung:
    54 Unterstützer
    £
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    Mindestbeitrag: 200 £ Ungefähr 250 $

    Master Builder

    The power of the Pre Fall Civilisation is yours. How will you choose to wield it?!

    This special "I want it all" pledge level includes one of everything available during the Kickstarter camapign- all models, accessories, rulebook and stretch goals.

    Postage charged after the campaign ends. See Shipping section below.

    Enthält:
    • One of everything! Factions, models and stretch goals!
    • Access to unlocked Extra Purchases.
    • Free PDF copy of the rulebook.
    • Access to the Official Development Facebook Group.
    • Early access to the Final Rules and stat cards (PDF)
    • Free PDF of the “TDE RPG HOMEBREW" Micro-rules pamphlet.
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    Voraussichtliche Lieferung:
    83 Unterstützer
    £
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    Mindestbeitrag: 750 £ Ungefähr 939 $

    Gene Splicer

    Welcome to The Drowned Earth! A single starter Crew set of your choice, which is all you need to play, except an opponent!

    -Work with the game creator to concept your own 35mm character*, who will be sculpted and cast as a permanent part of The Drowned Earth range!
    -This character will be faction neutral and so may play with any other faction.
    -You will recieve the first five master copies of the model made in master metal.

    *the concept must be world appropriate and thus approved by the game creator, so please do not hesitate to contact me before pledging if you have very specific ideas.

    Postage charged after the campaign ends. See Shipping section below.

    Enthält:
    • Any unlocked Starter Crew Set (each contains 5 metal minis)
    • Access to the Official Development Facebook Group.
    • Early access to the Final Rules and stat cards (PDF)
    • Free PDF of the “TDE RPG HOMEBREW" Micro-rules pamphlet.
    • All applicable stretch goals (not including Extra Purchases).
    • Access to unlocked Extra Purchases.
    Weniger anzeigen
    Voraussichtliche Lieferung:
    Begrenzt 5 Unterstützer
    £
    Kickstarter ist kein Geschäft.

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