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Tabletop Props brings you Water Tiles!  Lakes, Ponds, and River Tiles for your tabletop games.
Tabletop Props brings you Water Tiles! Lakes, Ponds, and River Tiles for your tabletop games.
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Tabletop Props is committed to providing detailed and affordable props and terrain on the miniature scale.

What is Tabletop Props?

I have a dream of creating an entire line of miniatures based solely around props and terrain.  This vision has two main goals:

  • Detailed
  • Affordable

I tried to jump to the chase and get the mold and production costs paid for on the first miniature in the collection, the Covered Wagon.

The Covered Wagon in all it's variant colors.
The Covered Wagon in all it's variant colors.

Unfortunately, the Covered Wagon didn't get funded... yet.

It's difficult to produce something like this at an affordable rate while paying for both an expensive mold and "free" shipping to Kickstarter backers.  So, moving on to plan B.

Introducing Water Tiles!

The goal of this project is to generate enough revenue to pay for the mold costs of Tabletop Props before relaunching a second campaign.

Water Tiles are my own hand-made, hand-painted creation.

Water Tiles are an awesome addition to any tabletop game.  These inexpensive, lightweight, and durable terrain pieces add an instant water feature to any scene or encounter.

The top of each tile is textured to refract light, creating an amazing glistening effect in play.

Close-up, you can see the detailed texture of the water.
Close-up, you can see the detailed texture of the water.

The bottom of each Water Tile is hand-painted with multiple colors to create a depth and realism like that found in nature.

Deep, rich colors.
Deep, rich colors.
Each Water Tile is unique, no two will ever be alike.
Each Water Tile is unique, no two will ever be alike.

Rewards

Pond Tiles

These are the most often used Water Tiles in my games.  Almost every outdoor encounter has a water feature, just because I can.  Measuring approximately 6" x 6", these Pond Tiles are small enough to use many at a time.  Set includes three Pond Tiles, no two will be alike.

Lake Tiles

Measuring approximately 10" x 10", these Lake Tiles are great for that water based encounter.  The "Watcher in the Water" doesn't live in a pond, it needs a lake!  Set includes three Lake Tiles, no two will be alike.

River Tiles

Measuring approximately 4" x 10", each of these River Tiles end with a 4" width so they can be interconnected for varied terrain.  Set includes two River Tiles and three river bends for course changes.  Each River Tile will be painted classic blue so multiple pieces will flow together without color variation.

Canal Tiles

Canal Tiles - Only 4 shown, set comes with 6!
Canal Tiles - Only 4 shown, set comes with 6!

Measuring 3" x 12", these six Canal Tiles are perfect for that man-made waterway.  Ideally suited for a sewer scene, by default these six Tiles come painted in a nasty, brownish-green poo color.  Six Canal Tiles means you can overlap for a T junction and have a Canal branch off of each path.

Sheet Tiles

Shown Unpainted
Shown Unpainted

Each square Sheet Tile measures 12" x 12" and each Shoreline Tile 12" x 4".  Placed all together, these six Tiles measure 28" x 24", perfect for that huge water scene or naval warfare. 

Add-Ons

Do you want an extra Pond or Lake?  Maybe you want a longer River, or a River with branching directions.  Add these Add-Ons to any pledge and get what you want!

Pond - $3

Each additional Pond Tile - $3
Each additional Pond Tile - $3

Lake - $4

Each additional Lake Tile - $4
Each additional Lake Tile - $4

River with Bend - $4

Each additional River Tile with Bend - $4
Each additional River Tile with Bend - $4

River with "Y" - $5

Each additional River Tile with "Y" - $5
Each additional River Tile with "Y" - $5

Create awesome scenes with these add-ons!  One set of River Tiles along with the River with "Y" add-on can create this river scene (shown with exploded "Y" for reference).

River Tiles + River with "Y" add-on
River Tiles + River with "Y" add-on

Canal Tiles (x2) - $5

Two Canal Tiles - $5
Two Canal Tiles - $5

Sheet & Shoreline Tiles - $5

One 12" x 12" Sheet Tile and One 12" x 4" Shoreline Tile - $5
One 12" x 12" Sheet Tile and One 12" x 4" Shoreline Tile - $5

Variant Paint

Substitute any variant paint for any piece you receive, no extra charge!

Lava Tile

Muddy Tile

Acid/Slime Tile

Unpainted

If you'd like to receive your Tiles unpainted, awesome!  Sorry, but there are no discounts for the standard reward tiers on unpainted Tiles.

However, Add-On package prices are reduced by $1 if you'd like to receive those unpainted.

Custom Orders?

Sorry, no.  The logistics of trying to create, package, and ship custom cut pieces is too difficult.  You get what you get and you'll enjoy it.   :)

Risks and challenges

The challenge is gaining enough funding to pay for the mold costs of the Tabletop Props miniatures line. These Water Tiles are hand-made, so this challenge does not apply to this project.

Depending on the popularity of these Water Tiles, I may have more to produce than one person alone could hope to accomplish. In this case I will track down a company that can cut out the Tiles en mass.

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    You learned something today and you're eager to try to make your own Water Tiles. You'd really like to say, "Thanks for the instruction, I support you."

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    Pond Tiles

    Receive Three Pond Tiles. Each is approximately 6" x 6". Each is hand-made, hand-painted. No two will be alike.

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    River Tiles

    Receive two River Tiles and three river bends. Each River is approximately 4" x 10", the bends allow for variation of the river. Each end is 4" so they can connect in multiple configurations. Each is hand-made, hand-painted. No two will be alike.

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    Lake Tiles

    Receive Three Lake Tiles. Each is approximately 10" x 10". Each is hand-made, hand-painted. No two will be alike.

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    Canal Tiles

    Receive Six Canal Tiles. Each measures 12" x 3".

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    Sheet Tiles

    Receive Four 12" x 12" Square Sheet Tiles and Two 12" x 4" Shoreline Tiles.

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    Water World

    Receive the Pond Tiles, the River Tiles, and the Lake Tiles. Each is hand-made, hand-painted. No two will be alike.

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    Double the Fun

    Receive TWO of each set; that's 6 Ponds, 6 Lakes, 4 Rivers, 6 Bends and get a BONUS River "Y" segment, just because you're awesome.

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