Hello and welcome to the Deadzone Kickstarter as it heads into its final hours!
Thank you for stopping by and supporting DeadZone – your support is helping bring this game to gaming clubs and local hobby stores this Christmas – and because of your incredible support it is more awesome than we could have imagined.
To get the most value for your pledge, we recommend picking up Strike Team. To help you out with a pledge, we've put together this handy little guide:
We recommend pledging at the Strike Team level, which will get you everything shown in the diagram below - an incredible number of miniatures!
To help you choose your add-ons we've put together the Optimum Payload guide:
To add an extra to your pledge simply increase the amount in the Pledge Manager by the appropriate value and we'll send you a survey by email to confirm everything you want after the Kickstarter ends!
Deadzone is the dynamic Tabletop Miniatures Skirmish Game set in the distant Warpath sci-fi universe, written by Jake Thornton, author of last year’s runaway Kickstarter success DreadBall – The Futuristic Sports Game.
Players control one of four unique factions, battling it out over scarce resources by combining deadly actions to lethal effect. The sci-fi backdrop of Deadzone is brought to life using the new modular Mantic Scenery Range adding incredible customisation to your battlefield. No game need ever look the same!
Deadzone is a 2 player miniatures game using D8s played with between 5-25 high quality Mantic miniatures:
The full version of Deadzone contains:
- Sci-fi Skirmish System: Take command of a crack team of upgradable elite troopers from one of four factions including powerful heroes, troopers, heavy weapons and specialists.
- Modular 3D Environment: Deadzone is played using a flat, grid-based gaming mat that can be built up using Barricades and Buildings from our modular plastic Sci-fi Scenery Range.
- Equipment and Loot: Upgrade your troopers by collecting equipment and new weapons from the Battlefield, such as machine guns, medi-packs, grenades and more. But beware – you could be triggering a booby trap!
- Player Progression and Experience: Grow your team across the war as individual soldiers earn experience and advance through ranks, acquiring new abilities and awesome new weapons.
Deadzone is played amidst an urban warzone and includes a flat highly detailed gaming mat and sprues of our plastic Sci-fi scenery, allowing you to create a fully interactive 3D gaming environment!
The Scenery is broken down into bundles known as BattleZones - each containing 4 Buildings Sprues of approximately 6 tiles plus a Connector Sprue - from a set theme including the Core World Buildings BattleZones and the Landing Pad BattleZones.
Both the scenery-only pledge levels and the scenery add-ons allow you to choose a number of BattleZones to include in your bundle.
Scenery sprues are supplied unassembled and unpainted. Made in injection moulded plastic.
Now that we've exceeded our initial goal we will be able to introduce new models, new weapons, new types of scenery and new expansions - and of course we’ll have plenty of free stuff to add to your pledges too!
$40 – Scout: Click to pledge
$100 - One-click Urban Battlefield: Click to pledge
$100 - Recon: click to pledge
$150 - Strike Team: Click to pledge
Everything in the diagram at the top of the page!
$285 - One-click Urban Wargames Table: Click to pledge
* Kickstarter Exclusive - only available on Kickstarter, conventions or free through the Mantic Points Scheme.
Sweeten your pledge with our great value add-ons!
IMPORTANT - please note that we can only ship the Army Painter Deadzone Scenery Painting Kit, Army Painter Mega Hobby Set and Army Painter Wargames Hobby Tool Kit to the UK, USA and Europe. Please add $5 for shipping if not adding to a pledge of $100 or up.
Here is the list of completed stretch goals:
Risks and challenges
Because the figures are already sculpted the two biggest challenges posed to this project are production and shipping.
With two successful Kickstarters already delivered on time under our belts, we have the experience for a smooth packing and shipping operation, and the knowledge of the industry and the contacts to overcome any production issues we face - there's no problem that can't be solved!
Kings of War was our first Kickstarter and the first batch of that was shipped on time. What remained was the huge number of tools that needed to be completed for our second shipment. All of the models are now concepted and are in tooling, and are on course to ship in June. We just need them back from our toolmaker.
DreadBall is also full steam ahead with all of the models concepted, sculpted and with the toolmaker. Again we’re just waiting for them to come into our warehouse.
Furthermore, our writers and graphic designers and busy pulling together the remaining books and any of the additional rules contents, such as the Kings and Legends supplement and the Season 3 Rulebook and board. These are being handled by experienced project managers, freeing up our design studio to work on Deadzone - after all, we cannot have our creatives sat around doing nothing!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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