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Twisted is a steampunk tabletop skirmish game: experience world-class 32mm miniatures and an engaging universe dominated by the Engine!
Twisted is a steampunk tabletop skirmish game: experience world-class 32mm miniatures and an engaging universe dominated by the Engine!
Twisted is a steampunk tabletop skirmish game: experience world-class 32mm miniatures and an engaging universe dominated by the Engine!
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Twisted - A Steampunk Miniatures Game

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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!

A look at a Character Card for Twisted

The Engine - The Power Behind Twisted

The Turn Structure of Twisted

Combat in Twisted

Alchemancy in Twisted

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.

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    Pledge AU$ 5 or more About $4

    ● URKIN ● Help us out with a small donation to get us started! You will receive the digital version of the Twisted game rules at release, plus access to the full range of optional add-ons as a backer of Twisted.

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    Pledge AU$ 59 or more About $42

    ● GENTLEFOLK ● The Twisted hard copy Rulebook Box Set with a deck each of Alchemancy and Eye of the Engine cards, a set of dice, plus the digital version of the rules.

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    Pledge AU$ 129 or more About $92

    ● NANCY (Earlybird) ● The Twisted hard copy Rulebook Box Set with a deck each of Alchemancy and Eye of the Engine cards, a set of dice, the digital version of the rules;

    PLUS your choice of any 1 Faction Box set of high-quality metal miniatures.

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    Pledge AU$ 139 or more About $99

    ● NANCY ● The Twisted hard copy Rulebook Box Set with a deck each of Alchemancy and Eye of the Engine cards, a set of dice, the digital version of the rules;

    PLUS your choice of any 1 Faction Box set of high-quality metal miniatures.

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    Pledge AU$ 179 or more About $128

    ● LAUNCELOT (Earlybird) ● The Twisted hard copy Rulebook Box Set with a deck each of Alchemancy and Eye of the Engine cards, a set of dice, the digital version of the rules;

    FREE bonus Twisted digital Artbook;

    plus choose either:

    OPTION A:
    ● Any 2 Faction Sets of your choice.

    OPTION B:
    ● 1 Faction Set of your choice
    ● No. 42 Carver Lane (Deluxe version)

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    Pledge AU$ 189 or more About $135

    ● LAUNCELOT ● The Twisted hard copy Rulebook Box Set with a deck each of Alchemancy and Eye of the Engine cards, a set of dice, the digital version of the rules;

    FREE bonus Twisted digital Artbook;

    plus choose either:

    OPTION A:
    ● Any 2 Faction Sets of your choice.

    OPTION B:
    ● 1 Faction Set of your choice
    ● No. 42 Carver Lane (Deluxe version)

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    Pledge AU$ 249 or more About $178

    ● OLLYVER (Earlybird) ● The Twisted hard copy Rulebook Box Set with a deck each of Alchemancy and Eye of the Engine cards, a set of dice, the digital version of the rules;

    FREE bonus Twisted digital Artbook;

    plus choose either:

    OPTION A:
    ● Any 3 Faction Sets of your choice.

    OPTION B:
    ● 2 Faction Sets of your choice
    ● No. 42 Carver Lane (Deluxe version)
    ● Twisted Staircase

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    Pledge AU$ 259 or more About $185

    ● OLLYVER ● The Twisted hard copy Rulebook Box Set with a deck each of Alchemancy and Eye of the Engine cards, a set of dice, the digital version of the rules;

    FREE bonus Twisted digital Artbook;

    plus choose either:

    OPTION A:
    ● Any 3 Faction Sets of your choice.

    OPTION B:
    ● 2 Faction Sets of your choice
    ● No. 42 Carver Lane (Deluxe version)
    ● Twisted Staircase

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    Pledge AU$ 309 or more About $221

    ● TESLA (Earlybird) ● The Twisted hard copy Rulebook Box Set with a deck each of Alchemancy and Eye of the Engine cards, a set of dice, the digital version of the rules;

    FREE bonus Twisted digital Artbook;

    plus choose either:

    OPTION A:
    ● Any 4 Faction Sets of your choice.

    OPTION B:
    ● 2 Faction Sets of your choice
    ● No. 42 Carver Lane (Deluxe version)
    ● Twisted Staircase
    ● The Old Corner Shop
    ● Twisted Walkway

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    Pledge AU$ 319 or more About $228

    ● TESLA ● The Twisted hard copy Rulebook Box Set with a deck each of Alchemancy and Eye of the Engine cards, a set of dice, the digital version of the rules;

    FREE bonus Twisted digital Artbook;

    plus choose either:

    OPTION A:
    ● Any 4 Faction Sets of your choice.

    OPTION B:
    ● 2 Faction Sets of your choice
    ● No. 42 Carver Lane (Deluxe version)
    ● Twisted Staircase
    ● The Old Corner Shop
    ● Twisted Walkway

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    Pledge AU$ 335 or more About $240

    ● NOUVEAU ● The Twisted hard copy Rulebook Box Set with a deck each of Alchemancy and Eye of the Engine cards, a set of dice, the digital version of the rules;

    FREE bonus Twisted digital Artbook;

    plus the Deluxe Resin Set!

    ● All 12 Twisted heroes in high-quality resin
    ● A special Kickstarter-only artwork certificate signed by Sebastian and Peter.

    Limited to a maximum of 30 backers only!

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    Pledge AU$ 465 or more About $333

    ● THE ENGINE! (Earlybird) ● The ultimate Twisted gaming pack!

    You'll receive:

    ● Rulebook Box Set + both card decks and dice
    ● Digital version of the rules
    ● Bonus FREE Twisted digital Artbook
    ● Full set of 12 x A4 Twisted Hero Artwork Prints.
    ● All 4 Faction Sets (or any 4 of your choice)
    ● No. 42 Carver Lane (Deluxe version)
    ● The Old Corner Shop
    ● Twisted Staircase AND Walkway
    ● Set of 10 Steampunk Streetlamps

    With this pack you'll be fully set for games of Twisted!

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    Pledge AU$ 475 or more About $340

    ● THE ENGINE! ● The ultimate Twisted gaming pack!

    You'll receive:

    ● Rulebook Box Set + both card decks and dice
    ● Digital version of the rules
    ● Bonus FREE Twisted digital Artbook
    ● Full set of 12 x A4 Twisted Hero Artwork Prints.
    ● All 4 Faction Sets (or any 4 of your choice)
    ● No. 42 Carver Lane (Deluxe version)
    ● The Old Corner Shop
    ● Twisted Staircase AND Walkway
    ● Set of 10 Steampunk Streetlamps

    With this pack you'll be fully set for games of Twisted!

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    Pledge AU$ 1,190 or more About $851

    ● PAINTER ● Receive everything in the LAUNCELOT pledge level;

    PLUS

    Sebastian Archer – one of the best known painters in the world and co-creator of Twisted – will paint you a Twisted figure of your choice!

    The figure will be painted to high display standard, and will come on a scenic display plinth.

    Choose from any of the Dickensians or Servants of the Engine miniatures.

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    Pledge AU$ 1,790 or more About $1,280

    ● CREATOR ● Receive everything in the LAUNCELOT pledge level;

    PLUS

    We’ll create, design and sculpt a character for our Twisted world, based on your idea!

    See your character come to life and take a place in our game, with full rules developed. Just tell us an outline of your idea, and we’ll work with our artists to handle the rest.

    You'll receive a special pre-release master cast resin and metal copy of your character when it has been sculpted, plus a signed concept art print of your character.

    Note: The resulting figure and IP will remain the exclusive property of Demented Games.

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