About this project
Twisted is an immersive new tabletop skirmish game for 2 or more players, with a world-class range of 32mm miniatures representing your characters.
Set in an uniquely interesting steampunk universe, Twisted’s absorbing gameplay and linked story-driven missions create a real emotional connection between you and your characters on the tabletop. Every character has an original backstory and distinctive role within the Twisted universe: guiding them through our richly-developed environments and exciting encounters will have you on the edge of your seat and wanting more!
But beware the power of the Engine! The ever-present influence of the mysterious steampunk Engine pervades the world of Twisted. What makes playing Twisted excitingly unique is that the Engine itself brings a new and intriguing element to every encounter: the Eye of the Engine card deck and the unique ‘Favour of the Engine’ game mechanic give the Engine an active role in the actual gameplay.
Maintain the favour of the Engine to enjoy rich rewards, or tempt fate and risk it all!
The Engine is the hidden source of steampunk power permeating the world Twisted. But it is more than just a god-like machine: it has a selfish consciousness seeking to transform the world according to its own designs, and a jealous ego unwilling to share this power!
Rumours of the Engine’s influence are spreading throughout the world of Twisted, and competing factions have emerged seeking to discover the secret access points to the Engine’s power: the Nodes.
The first faction to stumble upon one of these Nodes is the Dickensians: their discovery of an Engine Node hidden deep beneath the darkest sewers of London triggers an explosion of raw steampunk power as the Engine – sensing danger – fights back by summoning the Servants of the Engine!
Twisted's beautiful miniatures are all individual works of art, designed by us and sculpted by hand, before being reproduced for sale using the finest possible hard resin or pewter metal. Quality is of prime importance to Twisted, and our casting process captures the detail of the sculpted figures almost perfectly. You'll really see the difference in Twisted's world-class miniatures!
Our resin miniatures are absolute premium quality, but thanks to the skill of our metal caster Eureka Miniatures, the metal production miniature are so good that they're almost indistinguishable from resin!
You can see below a comparison image of one of our production metal cast miniatures next to one of our limited edition resin pieces. Every detail is captured almost perfectly – there is only the smallest of differences.
Twisted is a small scale skirmish wargame with detailed and immersive rules that really allow you to connect with the characters on the table. Twisted is unique in that The Engine, the ancient and powerful device that drives our world, takes an integral part in every turn of the game! With it on your side you a much more likely to succeed but beware failing it for it can turn on you in an instant!
Every Character is important in a game of Twisted and you can never discount the efforts of even the weakest in your Company. We have striven to ensure that no Character feels like a “filler” and that every single model on the table is useful to you in it's own way.
Typically Twisted plays as an objective-driven skirmish game with detailed and exciting combat and lots for you to do as a player. For casual gamers, Twisted will be playable as a stand alone sessional game where you can nominate a points value for each side, set some objectives from the rulebook, and just have fun.
For those interested in immersing themselves in the world of Twisted, are developing a series of story-driven missions that can be played individually or linked together to form a narrative campaign. More scenarios will be released as Twisted continues to grow and expand, with new locations and factions entering the fray!
You can find more information on Twisted Gameplay in the updates here on the Kickstarter Page!
We’re thrilled to have partnered with CNC workshop to create some absolutely fantastic Twisted themed terrain! This incredibly detailed and beautiful MDF terrain is available through pledge level LAUNCELOT and above, or as optional Add-ons that can be added to your pledge!
The back alleyways, serpentine passages and hidden chambers of the Twisted world are an important part of the interactive feel of the game. Characters can climb, jump (and even fall!) so inventive, creative terrain adds to the narrative flavour of a game.
See the Add-ons section below for more details of this fantastic and characterful terrain!
We - Peter and Sebastian - have been working hard to develop Twisted for over two years, and now we need you to pledge your support to help us launch our exciting ruleset and world-class miniature range!
Your pledge will go towards:
- Finishing the production moulds for the metal miniatures
- Sculpting the remaining Characters for the Dickensians and Servants of the Engine
- Finalising the artwork for the Twisted Rulebook
- Funding a print run for the Twisted Rulebook (a major cost!)
If we are able to reach and exceed our funding goal with your support, we are ready to use any extra funding to:
- Upgrade the Twisted Rulebook with extra missions and cards
- Continue concept design and sculpting work for the next two factions: the Egyptians and Atlanteans
- Sculpt additional Characters for the Dickensians and Servants of the Engine
- Develop extra terrain for your games
- Expand the Twisted universe with more stories, missions, artwork and in many other ways!
Risks and challenges
The main challenges involved in fulfilling any project like this are production delays, and ensuring a high standard of quality is maintained throughout the process. We believe that Twisted is well placed to deal with these challenges, and that your pledge to support Twisted is low-risk.
● Sebastian has almost 8 years of experience both as a commercial sculptor and running his own Guild of Harmony miniature range, and is familiar with the entire miniature production process.
● Peter works as a graphic designer in a printing company and is using his years of experience and contacts in the industry to make sure we deliver a quality printed rulebook.
● The Twisted game rules have been developed with professional guidance from Jake Thornton, one of the best known names in the tabletop skirmish game industry.
● We have already released the first 10 Twisted miniatures in hard resin, and we’ve proven that we can handle miniature production at the highest level of quality.
Because of this, we are confident we can deliver high quality standards and timely delivery for all of our Kickstarter rewards.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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