May 20th: DOORS ADD-ON update! Here's a fresh picture of the first MDF prototype and how it will look like in a frame. The doors are double-sided and moveable.
May 19th: Accessories deal available! Nanostrategie.de created a special bundle with 1 Sarcophagus of the Knight + 4 statues + 2 chest tombs for only € 20! Find more details in the FAQ section!
May 19th: Final stretch goal unlocked! Each STAIRS ADD-ON contains 5 additional components to build 1 more stairway (width 1) - see below!
May 18th: Forth stretch goal unlocked! Each DOORS ADD-ON contains 1 additional and free doorway now - see below!
May 17th: Third stretch goal unlocked! Each ROUND COLUMNS ADD-ON contains 8 additional pedestals now - see below. And again: for free!
May 16th: Second stretch goal unlocked! Each CONNECTORS ADD-ON got 1 additional connectors gate for free – see below.
May 15th: First stretch goal unlocked! Each WOOD TILES ADD-ON contains 2 huge additional tiles now (width 3x2) – see below. Of course the tiles are for free!
MODULAR DUNGEON is a multi-variant construction kit to bring all your personal ideas of 3D dungeons to life. And it is low cost – so you can easily realise huge dungeon systems without spending a small fortune. Due to its innovative design all wall elements have a three dimensional depth and are highly flexible. You may create spectacular dungeons, single rooms or just some wall / tile combinations – and extend them now with brand-new designed add-ons!
MODULAR DUNGEON was funded in October 2017 thanks to great support during the first kickstarter campaign. Now, having produced and delivered all 38,000 components to the backers as announced and scheduled, it’s time for a 2nd level of dungeon thrill: more additional components and exciting add-ons to level up your personal dungeons!
Fundamentally, MODULAR DUNGEON consists of various different wall and floor tile elements suitable for 28 to 32 mm scale miniatures. A single tile is 30 mm x 30 mm big (1,18 inch x 1,18 inch), so that even miniatures striking dynamic poses fit comfortably onto a single tile. The height of all wall elements is 50 mm, the length is a multiple of the measurement of a paving tile: 30 mm, 60 mm, 90 mm or 120 mm (width 1–4, please see below). Additionally, there are several special walls, corner pieces, door frames and columns – similar to a classic LEGO kit. You are able to build a variety of different 3D dungeons in a quick and easy way.
Each original master piece is handmade with particular care and much attention to detail and will be multiplied via castings with Stewalin. Stewalin is a synthetic, plastic-enriched moulding compound with excellent casting precision. It’s extremly hard and has a non-chalky surface. All MODULAR DUNGEON elements will be delivered white and unpainted. The elements can be glued together by using PVA / wood glue. For painting your elements we recommend simple acrylic or dispersion paints with a water base. You find different video tutorials in this YouTube playlist - and even if they are in german, they are very easy to follow.
In this campaign you can choose between different pledge levels including Early Bird offers. Early Bird means: Get your new components real fast! All Early Bird pledges will be delivered already in August 2018, the regular pledges will follow in October 2018.
With each pledge you’ll receive a personal credit to choose between the initial MODULAR DUNGEON CORE SET and different new ADD-ONS being designed in case of this campaign’s successful end. So you can wait and relax until all designs of all ADD-ONS are completed to order easily what you like most. The survey for your choices will take place by the beginning of June 2018 (i.e. next month).
For example: If you decide to take the € 100,00 pledge, you can pick 1 CORE SET and 2 ADD-ONS of your choice. Or, alternatively, you can pick 5 ADD-ONS of your choice – it’s up to you and easy to do!
The CORE SET: This is the perfect start – or further expansion – of your dungeon adventure! Because you receive 139 wall and floor elements, modular cornered columns, a secret door and various damaged wall elements. With each CORE SET you can build 3–4 rooms or fill an area of roughly 55 cm x 30 cm (22 inch x 12 inch). The mentioned area might vary slightly, depending on your layout of rooms/corridors. The CORE SET is on offer for € 60,00 only during the kickstarter campaign. The regular retail price is € 63,95.
New: The STAIRS. Descend now to face more thrilling dangers, bigger monsters and valuable treasures – and rise again! With these new stair components you can easily create awesome dungeons of different height levels to enjoy more three-dimensional gameplay. The STAIRS ADD-ON contains 21 components to build three stairways including pedestals (width 1) and one stairway including a pedestal (width 2). There are countless possible combinations for designing your personal stairways or pedestals. The STAIRS ADD-ON is on offer for € 20,00 only during the kickstarter campaign. The upcoming retail price will be circa 10–15% higher.
New: The WOOD TILES. This ADD-ON is a great supplement to bring more variety into your dungeon. Use 22 wooden tiles to create a new, rough and unique atmosphere in your rooms and corridors. The WOOD TILES ADD-ON is on offer for € 20,00 only during the kickstarter campaign. The upcoming retail price will be circa 10–15% higher.
New: The ROUND COLUMNS. Decorate your dungeon with flexible cover and a stylish line of sight blockers. You receive all modular components to create 4 complete columns or 8 ruined columns – similar to the cornered columns of the CORE SET. This set also contains 8 high pedestals (width 1), unlocked as a free stretch goal during this campaign. The ROUND COLUMNS ADD-ON is on offer for € 20,00 only during the kickstarter campaign. The upcoming retail price will be circa 10–15% higher.
New: The DOORS. Shut down your dungeon rooms to create more exciting exploration for your players! You receive 5 door frames and 10 MDF laser cut doors (2 different designs, two-sided) to build great looking portals. You also receive 5 additional passage components to combine them with the door frames to get double-sided doorways. Each door is moveable, of course, and the door frames and passage components can be combined with the passage components of the CORE SET.
New: The CONNECTORS. You already own dungeon terrain with 1“ square size from Hirst Arts or Dwarven Forge for example? Great! With the CONNECTORS ADD-ON you can combine your existing dungeon terrain with MODULAR DUNGEON. You’ll get all components to create 4 connector gates for bigger dungeons and greater adventures. The CONNECTORS ADD-ON is on offer for € 20,00 only during the kickstarter campaign. The upcoming retail price will be circa 10–15% higher.
1. The sculptural design! For the walls individual stones are made in different sizes and stacked on top of each other. The result: realistic and sculptural looking wall elements – not flat and not generic at all. The ideal look for a fantastic fantasy dungeon.
2. The stunning flexibility! Each wall element can be rotated through 180 degrees to change the appearance. Thus, identical walls can be used in two ways. For each width of a wall element several varying designs exist, so there are hardly any repetitions.
3. The hidden transitions! Some of the wall elements have vertical columns. Not only for decorative reasons – they fulfil a function: Two walls next to each other do have a gap where they meet in the centre. Normally highly visible and less pleasant looking. But: By use of these vertical columns such gaps can be hidden effectively.
4. The supercool handling! All elements of MODULAR DUNGEON can be glued together with standard wood glue. As a base for wall and floor tiles you might use simple cardboard. For bigger layouts I recommend rigid foam or foam board from art stores. For the painting I recommend simple water based acrylic and dispersion paint. The easy assembly and the atmospheric paint job is shown in this YouTube playlist.
5. The moderate price! MODULAR DUNGEON is low-priced in comparison to many other dungeon systems. Instead of production on a industrial scale, with additional cost for transport, all MODULAR DUNGEON sets are produced by myself in my workshop. This means not only reduced costs, but also full control of timing and delivery dates.
And finally: the quick delivery! The design of all new elements and the making of the master moulds of the MODULAR DUNGEON 2nd Level production is nearly done and will be finished until the end of this kickstarter campaign. Therefore all new components are ready to be produced and the manufacturing will start next month, in June 2018. The Early Bird sets will be sent off to backers in August 2018. The other sets will be sent off by the end of October 2018 at the latest.
If this kickstarter project is successful, all new MODULAR DUNGEON ADD-ONS will be ready for order on a regular basis on the website of online trader MiniaturicuM starting in November 2018. (Please note: the price then will be circa 10–15% higher.) At MiniaturicuM the MODULAR DUNGEON CORE SET is already available.
The shipping fee will be added automatically with your pledge depending on your country – see the following table below. Shipping is worldwide with DHL including tracking.
Risks and challenges
Born 1968, I am a self-employed journalist, author, freelancer and video producer. As an external managing editor and editor in chief I managed over a period of ten years the publication of monthly magazines. Therefore I am experienced in project management, communication and the adherence to dead lines.
In January 2015, together with a friend I started the hobby project Tabletop Workshop: (TWS, https://youtube.com/TabletopWorkshop ). It is a weekly YouTube show where we present tips and tricks on mainly how to build terrain as well as other issues related to the tabletop world.
During a tabletop project in the beginning of 2017 the first ideas came up about the MODULAR DUNGEON system. After months of testing and optimizing during summer 2017 the making of the moulds was at a point where I was able to produce MODULAR DUNGEON sets in handmade quality and limited quantities for the first kickstarter campaign.
The first kickstarter campaign in October 2017 was funded after only 90 minutes. Then I produced about 300 sets with more than 38.000 components and delivered all of them as scheduled before.
To have full control over the production and dispatch all new MODULAR DUNGEON sets will once again be produced in my own workshop. Hereby I can ensure low set prices and faster as well as punctual delivery dates.
Until the final dispatch I will post an update each weekend via this kickstarter website and give you news on how the project gains ground. Backers will receive this info automatically by e-mail. Personally, I think that periodic updates are very important and all backers of the first MODULAR DUNGEON kickstarter did appreciate these regular updates.
Should this kickstarter project be successful all MODULAR DUNGEON add-ons will be available on a regular basis via the website http://MiniaturicuM.de from November 2018 on. The MODULAR DUNGEON CORE SET is already available at http://MiniaturicuM.de.
Thank you for reading up to this point. I hope I can convince you of the qualities and further buildout of MODULAR DUNGEON. I am happy to answer all your questions in the commentary section. Repeated topics I will put in the FAQ section.
Many thanks for your support for this project and my second kickstarter.
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