Nov. 18th: Only a few hours left until this campaign ends. If you like to get inspired about the possibilities of MODULAR DUNGEON please enjoy the following video: It shows the construction of the huge hall you can see in the trailer above (built from scratch).
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 either create simple wall / tile combinations, single rooms or totally spectacular dungeons – and now you can extend your existing areas with brand-new designed add-ons!
MODULAR DUNGEON was funded in October 2017 thanks to great support during the first kickstarter campaign. A second succesful campaign followed right away in May 2018. Now, after having produced and delivered nearly 70.000 components to hundreds of backers as announced and scheduled, it’s time for the 3rd level of new dungeon thrill: more additional components and exciting add-ons to level up your dungeons!
In this campaign you can choose between different pledge levels including Early Bird offers. Early Bird means: Get your new components really fast! All Early Bird pledges will be dispatched by the end of January 2019, the regular pledges will follow in March 2019.
With each pledge you’ll receive a personal credit to choose between the initial MODULAR DUNGEON CORE SET and different ADD-ONS: five previous ADD-ONS and five brand-new ADD-ONS. So you can wait and relax until all designs of the new ADD-ONS are completed to order easily what you like most. The survey for your choices will take place in December 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!
New: the HALF-SIZE-WALLS. This ADD-ON contains 50 (!) components and offers you amazing new layout possibilities: You can either build pedestals, catwalks or balconies to enjoy floor level differences in any area of your dungeon. Or you create traps and pitfalls, canals, sewers and much more. The HALF-SIZE-WALLS ADD-ON is on offer for € 20,00 only during the kickstarter campaign. The upcoming retail price will be € 22,95.
New: the ACCESSORIES. Looking for some atmospheric decoration or a usefull line of sight blockers? The ACCESSORIES ADD-ON contains 36 sacks, barrels, boxes and chests (12 different designs). All designed by Andy Peters (DayDream-Miniatures) and cast with Stewalin like all the other components of MODULAR DUNGEON. The ACCESSORIES ADD-ON is on offer for € 20,00 only during the kickstarter campaign. The upcoming retail price will be € 22,95.
New: the WINDOWS. Many backers have asked for it – and here it is: The WINDOWS ADD-ON includes 10 different walls (width 2 and 3) with special windowcases for the attached MDF laser cut windows. Additionally 6 corner pieces and 4 prison windows (barred window). So you can create new themed rooms/areas/spaces / event spaces or even house layouts. The WINDOWS ADD-ON is on offer for € 20,00 only during the kickstarter campaign. The upcoming retail price will be € 22,95.
New: the MINE WALLS. You have a pitfall or tunnel in mind? So the new MINE WALLS ADD-ON is your choice! Thanks to their very rough and stony design these components will give a whole new look to your dungeon world. The MINE WALLS ADD-ON includes 19 different components and is on offer for € 20,00 only during the kickstarter campaign. The upcoming retail price will be € 22,95.
New: the MOSAIC TILES. This ADD-ON is another great supplement to bring some more delightful variety onto your gaming table. With 22 tile components of different sizes showing a new stone design you’re able to create individual mosaicked floors. The MOSAIC TILES ADD-ON is on offer for € 20,00 only during the kickstarter campaign. The upcoming retail price will be € 22,95.
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.
The STAIRS. With these stair components you can easily create awesome dungeons with a variety of floor level differences 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 (instead of € 22,95 retail price).
The DOORS. You receive 5 door frames and 5 MDF laser cut doors (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 and the door frames and passage components can be combined with the passage components of the CORE SET. There are two different door designs: wood and prison – just take your choice! Each DOOR ADD-ON is on offer for € 20,00 only during the kickstarter campaign (instead of € 22,95 retail price).
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). The ROUND COLUMNS ADD-ON is on offer for € 20,00 only during the kickstarter campaign (instead of € 22,95 retail price).
The WOOD TILES. This ADD-ON is a great supplement to bring more variety into your dungeon. Use 22 wooden tiles to create a 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 (instead of € 22,95 retail price).
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 (instead of € 22,95 retail price).
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 most of them are in German, they are very easy to understand.
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 fulfill 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 3rd Level production is nearly done and will be finished in December 2018 at the latest. Therefore all new components are ready to be produced and the manufacturing will start right away. The Early Bird sets will be sent off to backers at the end of January 2019. The other sets will be sent off by the end of March 2019 at the latest.
If this kickstarter campaign is successful, all new MODULAR DUNGEON ADD-ONS will be ready for order on a regular basis via the website of the online trader MiniaturicuM, starting in April 2019. (Please note: the price from then on will be circa 10–15% higher.) At MiniaturicuM the MODULAR DUNGEON CORE SET and all previous ADD-ONS are 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 deadlines.
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 presenting 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. A second kickstarter campaign followed in May 2018. Since then I produced nearly 70.000 components and delivered all of them as scheduled before. I also started to offer workshops showing how to build and paint individual dungeon projects (for more details and upcoming appointments see https://facebook.com/ModularDungeon ).
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 MODULAR DUNGEON kickstarter campaigns did appreciate these regular updates.
Should this kickstarter project be successful all new MODULAR DUNGEON ADD-ONS will be available on a regular basis via the website http://MiniaturicuM.de from April 2019 on. The MODULAR DUNGEON CORE SET and all previous ADD-ONS are already available at http://MiniaturicuM.de.
Thank you for reading up to this point. I hope I can convince you of the approved 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 third kickstarter.
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