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By Ryan Ellison
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About this project

TerrainCrate is here to provide an affordable terrain alternative to tabletop gamers, both veteran and newcomers. 

Growing a collection of terrain to use with tabletop RPGs and wargames can be a daunting, expensive, and time-consuming task. Even creating your own terrain requires a level of skill, and equipment purchases can start to add up when building a variety of pieces. Whether you want to build a new collection, or add some variety to an existing collection, we want to provide an option that is less expensive but maintains quality for tabletop gamers of all experience levels. 

What's in the box?!

When you subscribe to TerrainCrate, you are promised at least 5 separate terrain items with retail value of at least $40 each month for a $25 subscription. We currently have plans to do 3 different "sets" for the boxes: Environment, Encounter, and Building.*

*The following lists are tentative and may be adjusted. Please use the information listed as an example. 

Examples for the first four boxes (Environment):

*Prototype Box 1 Setup. *Ruins off camera, see below*
*Prototype Box 1 Setup. *Ruins off camera, see below*

Box 1: Forest/Grassland

  • 6 6in x 6in grassland tiles
  • Tree trunk
  • Fallen log
  • Ruins*
  • Tall grass scatter pieces
* Prototype items: Tiles and tree trunk.
* Prototype items: Tiles and tree trunk.

 

* Prototype items: Tiles, Trunk, Log, and Grass Scatter
* Prototype items: Tiles, Trunk, Log, and Grass Scatter

 

*Prototype items: Tiles and Ruins. Ruins may be downsized some for shipping with box.
*Prototype items: Tiles and Ruins. Ruins may be downsized some for shipping with box.

Box 2: Caves

  • 6 6in x 6in Cave tiles
  • Cave archways for chambers
  • Stalagmite scatter pieces
  • 3 1" elevated tiles 
  • Underground river tiles

Box 3: Mountains and Hills

  • 1 Large Hill piece
  • 3 6in by 6in Rock Tiles
  • 3 Elevated flatrock platforms
  • 2 large stone scatter pieces
  • 4 small stone scatter pieces

Box 4: Extreme Conditions

  • 5 6 in x 6 in desert tiles
  • Sarcophagus for desert encounters
  • 3 medium sand dune scatter pieces
  • 5 6 in x 6 in arctic tiles
  • Ice stalagmite scatter pieces

The next four boxes will be based on certain encounters, such as orc encounters, goblin encounters, etc. The final four boxes of the first year will be building based, such as taverns, temples, dungeons, etc. We plan on providing terrain pieces from previous boxes to be sold individually as well.

If you back our project, we are taking the funding to help us streamline some of our processes so that we can satisfy more customers. Currently all of our models are made-to-order, handpainted, and hand sculpted. We are looking to increase our ability to provide terrain to a larger portion of the community and increase our quality at the same time, while keeping costs low. Funding will be used to create a user-friendly website, purchase equipment and tools necessary to speed up our processes, buy supplies to use for the creation of terrain pieces, and supply a work area for us to use for creating terrain. 

Risks and challenges

At TerrainCrate, we want to ensure that our quality does not suffer at the sake of streamlining our processes. Currently, we make all of our models by hand and paint them by hand as well. Our intention is to maintain this level of personalization in each box, even moving to a monthly subscription.

We want our items to maintain the "made-for-you" feel and each item will be personally packaged and painted by a TerrainCrate member before shipping to you.

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    Terrain Piece

    As a thank you for backing our idea, we will send you a terrain piece from the first box. You will either receive a "tree stump" as displayed, or a "moss covered ruins/structure" from the first box.

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    First Month's Subscription!

    The first month of Terraincrate! The first month's theme is Forests and Grasslands.

    *Shipping costs are still estimates. We are working on getting the best possible shipping for customers.

    Includes:
    • 6 Grassland Tiles
    • Fallen Tree/ Tree Log Piece
    • Tree Stump
    • 3 Tall Grass Scatter Pieces
    • Mossy Ruins/ Stone Structure
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    Three Month Subscription!

    The first three months of Terraincrate! The first month's theme is Forests and Grasslands, the second month is (tentatively) Caves, the third month is (tentatively) Hills/Mountains.

    See the project description for items in each box!

    Includes:
    • Forest and Grasslands Box- Month 1
    • Cave Terrain Box- Month 2
    • Mountain/Hill Terrain Box- Month 3
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    One Year Reduced Subscription

    The best deal we offer. At this tier, you will receive the first year of TerrainCrate. This includes all 3 set themes: Environmental, Encounter-based, and Building based.

    We will include a special item in the first box specifically for backers who choose this tier.

    Our list for the next two theme sets are as follows, but subject to change:

    Encounters:
    - Illithid Box
    -Giants Box
    -Goblins Box
    -Orc Box

    Buildings:
    - Tavern Box
    - Temple Box
    - Dungeon Box
    - "On the Road" Box

    These boxes could be adjusted based on feedback from prior months, but the above listed are what we have currently planned and provide an example of what to expect.

    Includes:
    • Two Months of TerrainCrate Free
    • An extra terrain piece in the first box
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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    One Year Reduced Subscription

    The best deal we offer. At this tier, you will receive the first year of TerrainCrate. This includes all 3 set themes: Environmental, Encounter-based, and Building based.

    We will include a special item in the first box specifically for backers who choose this tier.

    Our list for the next two theme sets are as follows, but subject to change:

    Encounters:
    - Illithid Box
    -Giants Box
    -Goblins Box
    -Orc Box

    Buildings:
    - Tavern Box
    - Temple Box
    - Dungeon Box
    - "On the Road" Box

    These boxes could be adjusted based on feedback from prior months, but the above listed are what we have currently planned and provide an example of what to expect.

    ** Shipping will be charged for each box throughout the year. We are working on estimating shipping charges, but will have a better idea after the first shipment goes out. Shipping charged on kickstarter applies to the first box.

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Funding period

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