November 5th: Back from the Crisis in Antwerp it's the final day of the campaign now. Thank you so much for your interest and amazing support so far :)
November 4th: Check out MODULAR DUNGEON at the Crisis in Antwerp (tabletop games fair)
November 3rd: Making-of video by Tabletop Workshop (TWS, german language)
October 31st: Video review by Chefoberboss (german language)
October 29th: All stretch goals unlocked!
October 27th: pictures of MODULAR DUNGEON at the SPIEL 2017.
October 25th: 5th stretch goal unlocked and new pictures of the Ironball pitch for SPIEL 2017 (games fair)
October 18th: New topics in the FAQ section.
October 13th: A new video gives replies to frequently asked questions (FAQ).
The MODULAR DUNGEON is a brand-new construction kit to bring all your personal ideas of 3D dungeons to life. 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. MODULAR DUNGEON is a low cost construction kit - so you can realise huge dungeon systems easily without spending a little fortune.
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 elemets we recomment simple acrylic or disperion paints with a water base.
The BASIC SET: If you want to test the MODULAR DUNGEON set or plan to build 2-3 rooms, this set is perfect. Consisting of more than 50 floor and wall tiles it allows you to fill an area of roughly 40 cm x 24 cm (16 inch x 9,5 inch) with rooms and corridors. (The mentioned area might vary slightly, depending on your design.) Please note: With this BASIC SET you only get access to the video stretch goals of this campain. The BASIC SET will be offered for € 40,00 during the kickstarter campaign. The future retail price will be € 45,00 minimum.
The CORE SET: Use all the possibilities of the MODULAR DUNGEON system on offer. In comparison to the BASIC SET the CORE SET contains circa 40 more wall and floor elements and additionally several modular columns, a secret door and various damaged wall elements. The CORE SET has a total amount of 90 pieces to built 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. And: The CORE SET gives you access to all kickstarter stretch goals. The price for the CORE SET will be on offer for € 55,00 only during the kickstarter campaign. It will be retailed for a minimum of € 60,00 later on.
The CORE SET PLUS: You want your dungeon to be equipped with matching accessories? Then the CORE SET PLUS is your best choice. For only € 30,00 more, you get additionally 2 statues, 2 treasure chests, 5 treasure piles, 7 wall mounted torches and 9 barrels. These accessories made of white metal and resin come from the German tabletop trader Thomarillion and would cost € 34,00 when ordered separately. So you save more than 10% on retail when ordered as part of the CORE SET PLUS. And: The CORE SET PLUS comes with all kickstarter stretch goals. The CORE SET PLUS will be offered at € 85,00 and won't be available after this kickstarter campaign.
Please note this hint: If you like to pledge multiple CORE SETS and wish to add one or more accessories sets, it’s very easy to do: Just add aditional € 30,00 for each accessories set you want to have in your pledge level. And finally add your shipping costs on top.
For example: As an EU backer and want to pledge for 3 CORE SETS and 2 accessories sets, so you choose one of the "3x CORE SET" rewards (Early Bird or regular). Do your pledge and change the amount manually to € 245,00 in total (3 x € 55,00 + 2 x € 30,00 + € 20,00 shipping = € 245,00). That's it!
First: the sculptural design! For the walls, individual stones were 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.
Second: the stunning flexibility! Each wall element can be turned 180 degrees to change the appearance. So identical walls can be used in two ways. For each width of a wall element there are several varying designs, so there are hardly any repetitions. The same is true for the floor tiles. There are three basic floor tile designs. Cracks and effects showing wear and tear give additional variety and create the appropriate atmosphere.
Third: the hidden transitions! Some of the wall elements do have vertical columns. Not only for decorative reasons, indeed they have a function: Two walls next to each other do have a gap where they meet in the centre. Highly visible and less pleasantly looking. But: Using these vertical columns such gaps can be hidden effectively. Even several wall elements put in line seem like they were cast in one piece. With the additional corner elements and the special wall elements nearly all dungeon designs can be realised.
Fourth: the supercool handling! All elements of MODULAR DUNGEON can be glued together with standard wood glue (ideally a fast drying one). As a base for wall and floor tiles you might use simple cardboard. Whereas: the bigger the area to build the sturdier the base should be. For bigger layouts I recommend rigid foam or MDF (medium dense fibreboard) from a DIY store 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 will be shown in one of the upcoming videos on this project site.
Fifth: the moderate prize! MODULAR DUNGEON is low-priced compared with many other dungeon systems. The main reason is a limited production run just for kickstarter backers in a manual way. Instead of a production on a industrial scale, with additional cost for transport, the MODULAR DUNGEON sets will be produced by myself in my workshop. That means not only reduced costs, but also full control of timing and delivery dates.
And finally: the quick delivery! The design of all elements and the making of the master moulds of the MODULAR DUNGEON production has been done prior to my kickstarter take off. Therefore MODULAR DUNGEON is by now ready to be produced and the manufacturing of the first sets is ongoing during this kickstarter campaign. The Early Bird sets will be sent off to backers by the end of November 2017. The other sets will be sent off by the end of March 2018 at the latest.
If this kickstarter project is successful, MODULAR DUNGEON sets will be ready to order on a regular basis on the website of online trader MiniaturicuM from April 2018. Please note: the price then will be circa 10-15% higher.
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 hobby.
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 started to be able to produce MODULAR DUNGEON sets in handmade quality and limited quantities for this kickstarter campaign.
To have full control concerning the production and dispatch all MODULAR DUNGEON sets will be produced in my own workshop. Hereby I can ensure low set prices and faster delivery dates.
MODULAR DUNGEON is therefore one of the kickstarter projects where the design and testing of all materials have been finalized long before the kick off of the campaign. The sets can be produced straight away. Every backer will enjoy a prompt dispatch of his or her sets (depending on your personal pledge – between end of November 2017 and end of March 2018)
Until the final dispatch I will post an update each weekend via this kickstarter website and give you news on how the project goes on. Backers will receive these updates automatically via email. The periodic updates I find personally very important and hope you'll like them. Problems such as illness might happen, the important bit is to communicate these things fair and square.
Should this kickstarter project be successful Modular Dungeon sets will be available on a regular basis via the website http://MiniaturicuM.de from April 2018. So you might order expansions for your dungeon layouts for a slightly adopted price.
Thank you for reading up to this point. I hope I can convince you about the further qualities of Modular Dungeon. I am happy to answer all your questions in the commentary section. Recurrently asked topics I will put in the FAQ section.
Many thanks for your support on this project and my kickstarter premiere.
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