Welcome to the Lovecraft Fantasy Football Pro Stadium Scenery and Dice Towers Kickstarter Campaign! We've designed and hand-crafted two complete sets of stadium scenery, compatible with the new(2016) and old 'Blood Ball' games and re-invented the Dice Tower. These sets are molded in high detail resin and include multiple modular components which are easily assembled / disassembled using our M8(Mate) module interlocking widget system. In addition, each component can be purchased individually or as a set.
Our project brainstorms allowed us to come up with many innovative design elements, but amongst the most outstanding are our incredible Dice Towers. We needed a dice mechanism for our fantasy football game that would integrate well with our scenery options, but at the same time perform their required function. To this end we racked our brains and came up with a completely new dice tower mechanism, the Funnel System. Our Funnel System Dice Towers allow for the design of extraordinary towers well beyond what has been seen up to now, whilst optimizing its mechanism for even better dice rolling results.
Our Dice Towers are beautifully designed, making excellent mantle pieces, in game scenery as well as functioning as Dice Towers. The tower shown above is the modular size version which fits in the fantasy football game pitch but may also be preferred by gamers with reduced game table space.
We thought it would be unfair to create such wonderful Dice Towers and limit them to fantasy football, so we then decided to go one step further for our backers and created Stand Alone versions for them. These Stand Alone versions come with beautiful inlay wooden bases that allow for a larger dice capacity and to be used with any dice rolling game.
The wooden base is around 28cm in diameter and will have a Walnut/Sapeli base and Oak/Pine inlay finish. Material and finish depends on availability but the renditions above demonstrate the planned finished look we propose for our product. Dice are not included and model comes unpainted in resin colour as demonstrated above.
The inlay shown above on the Dice Tray, the Triquetra, is the Default inlay, but backers can opt for no inlay on their base at the pledge management stage, when we compose all orders.
We have an extensive assortment of paid Add-on planned to add variety, features and coverage to your BloodBall Stadium. Add-on sets will be released as the campaign's funding level grows and we can afford to tool additional pieces. Once we reach our funding level, you'll be able to see released Add-on sets here.
Note: Add-ons come unpainted so you can customize the look of your own stadium.
You can choose the dugout you prefer to go with your board. Choose either Dwarf or Ratmen in the pledge management stage when the campaign ends. The board will be fully size compatible with future releases of our pitch, so you can collect different race theme dugouts as we release them and use the most appropriate for your game.
Please add amount listed below to your pledge to receive these add ons!
To conveniently calculate your total pledge, please use our Pledge Calculator. You can continue to change your Add-on Set selections as often as you'd like throughout the campaign. Don't worry that the add-on selections aren't listed when you make your pledge on Kickstarter, we'll finalize all these selections with you directly using our pledge manager once the campaign is over.
Read More about the expansion pictured above, here.
Pitch assembly video
We have now opted to use OpenLOCK as our system to interlock all pitch scenery modules. The widget pack pledge will now contain 20 pieces of OpenLOCK widgets that allow to fit or release the modules together.
We have planned out some pretty epic stretch goals for this campaign, and we are soliciting even more ideas from you! That, unfortunately, makes accurately predicting the shipping cost a near impossible task. We have looked at multiple shipping options, and we are confident we will be able to provide fair shipping rates at whichever pledge level you choose. Happy to be working with Quartermaster Logistics to reduce shipping costs.
Workshops and Production
We will try to produce orders were possible, in our Europe and USA workshops respectively. This will reduce the shipping cost for our customers on both these continents, but this all depends on the level of funding we receive. We will be updating our backers on this in future as we meet our funding goals.
Are you part of an organization and wish you could run your local events using our beautiful and portable stadiums? Please email us
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- Jacquelyn Niebergall-Johnson - Artist
- Jenson Callejon
- Stanislaw Forczek - Camera
- Justin Lynch - Kickstarter Graphic Designer
- William Ho - Additional modelling resources
- Sebastian S.(WMS) - Additional modelling resources
- SN Battle Reports
Risks and challenges
We have already created all the master models for the project and associated molds, but we want to invest time and resources in creating superior high resolution molds that will allow us to mass produce the product effectively. We have a lot of experience in this field and this should pose no problem at all.
We have made a large personal investment into this project, this is why the funding level for this project is only 15K Euro. This is a substantially low amount for such a large scale project and the associated production of so many pieces.
We have most of the machinery that we need, but we are still in need of some equipment to be able to work wood effectively at this scale. For this reason, we are dependent on the project overshooting the 15K goal so we can offer wood work products in the form of stretch goals. So with the help of your support we will create some wonderful accessories for this project.
Backers have to take understand that this product is essentially hand crafted. The products go through a machine process where the parts are molded, but then each piece is reviewed and modified were needed by our craftsmen. We file away burs, assemble parts and make sure each part meets our quality standard. The fact that the parts are finished by hand means that there might be slight variations between parts which are a reflection of the artisanal work which makes each model unique. Although this is true, all measurements are kept to less than a 1mm precision tolerance were needed to slot or fit.
The parts come unpainted although some parts require a finishing coat of acrylic to homogenize and protect the assembled product. This protection coat serves for a better visual finish of the product and in no way will affect the application of future paint works by the user, on the contrary, it will help and aid as a primer increasing adhesion and protecting the surface.
Models will be cast in grey pigmented resin as default, which is a nice neutral colour to paint on. Some parts may show very slight variations of this grey according to the process the particular part has undergone.
In some circumstances, it will be possible to match the resin colour to other hues other than the default grey. For example, wood coloured objects, such as barrels may be presented in brown pigment to reflect the wood material they are trying to simulate as a model. We will try to do this if and where possible, or perhaps offer it as an option to choose at the pledge management stage.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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