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A great solution to add instant atmosphere to your gaming table: Battlegrounds on washable fabric. Fight your next big battle in style!
A great solution to add instant atmosphere to your gaming table: Battlegrounds on washable fabric. Fight your next big battle in style!
A great solution to add instant atmosphere to your gaming table: Battlegrounds on washable fabric. Fight your next big battle in style!
105 backers pledged €5,550 to help bring this project to life.

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RPG Tablecloth Battleground

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The RPG Tablecloth Battleground is a detailed printed fabric background that not only gives your gaming table a great atmosphere but also makes it easy to visualize scenes played out with miniatures. We created two different versions to start with: Our Barren Wilderness design for outside adventures and our Ancient Ruins design for adventurers that search for treasure in lost ruins. The tablecloths are big – we wanted them to cover most gaming tables. With 50 by 72 standard 1" scale squares the grid gives you enough room for epic large scale battles. The total size of each tablecloth is 1.5m x 2m (59” x 79”). We have carefully chosen a high quality fabric that is washable. We love these table clothes and use them in our own games and we are excited to have the opportunity of offering them to you now for what we believe is a very affordable price. In fact, we think it is so affordable that you can easily buy 2.

Actually, we love these tablecloths so much that we want more! So if you are like us you can help us create more tablecloths with other interesting designs, such as dungeons, forests, ocean, ice, desert, etc. In fact once we have 250 backers we will offer another design. And the best part is that you get to choose the design! We will let all backers vote for the next design and when we reach our target number we will create the design that has the highest votes.

If you can’t get enough, just tell all your friends to support us too because we will offer a fourth design once we reach 450 backers. And we will keep adding designs every time we get 200 backers more.

So what about stretch goals? Yes, we offer them too! In fact, we have a few great ideas for stuff you might like that goes extremely well with your tablecloths. You will find all the details below.

Tablecloth Barren Wilderness
Tablecloth Barren Wilderness

 

Barren Wilderness
Barren Wilderness

 

Close Up Barren Wilderness
Close Up Barren Wilderness

 

Tablecloth Ancient Ruins
Tablecloth Ancient Ruins

 

Ancient Ruins
Ancient Ruins

 

Close Up Ancient Ruins
Close Up Ancient Ruins

 

As we mentioned, we want all backers to vote on the next design. So here is a list of our current design ideas. Find the most recent voting results at www.smirking-dragon.com.

Designs:

  • Ocean
  • Forest
  • Caves
  • City
  • Village
  • Ice
  • Mountains
  • Swamp
  • Sand Desert

If you miss your favorite design, please feel free to contact us and make suggestions. We will add your suggestions to the list. You, our backers, are part of the project and we want to involve you as much as possible in this process.

We created Smirking Dragon as a publishing arm of our international roleplaying network called "Dragon Legion" because our members had so many great ideas for new role-playing products. The people behind Smirking Dragon are enthusiastic gamers from different European countries who enjoy innovative approaches to roleplaying games. If you want to know more, check out our full bio (link at the top).

As experienced role players we know how important it is to be able to visualize what an area looks like. Since it is our goal to make gaming easier and more enjoyable for you, we will create overlays for our tablecloth designs. These overlays will be designed to complement our tablecloths and will be printed on transparent quadratic sheets. You can place them on the tablecloth, use the background of it and shape your own flexible dungeon or path. Best of all, you can also draw details on the sheet as well, either with a chalk marker or an erasable marker. In addition, you will also get a pdf version of the design so you can print it yourself.

We will start with 4 cave overlays for the Ancient Ruins design and 4 path overlays. Every 1000 € we will add another design. Backers who picked the Barren Wilderness tablecloth will get the path overlays. Backers who picked the Ancient Ruins tablecloth will get the cave overlays. Backers who picked both tablecloths will receive both overlay types.

The grid on the Overlays is just for your reference on the prototype. It is not needed on the final Overlays since there is a grid on the tablecloth.

If we exceed our current strech goals we will add new ones and we would be happy to hear your suggestions.

Prototype Overlays
Prototype Overlays

 

Cave Overlays
Cave Overlays

6000 €

Cave Overlay 1
Cave Overlay 1

 

Path Overlay 1
Path Overlay 1

 

7000 €

Cave Overlay 2
Cave Overlay 2

Image of Path Overlay will be presented soon.

8000 €

Cave Overlay 3
Cave Overlay 3

Image of Path Overlay will be presented soon.

9000 €

Cave Overlay 4
Cave Overlay 4

 Image of Path Overlay will be presented soon.

We have 2 Add On Levels, the Basic Level and the Advanced Level. Basic Level Add Ons can be added to Pledges of the Silver level or higher. Advanced Level Add Ons can be added to Pledges of the Gold level or higher.

If you want to get an Add On, please add the costs for the Add On to your chosen pledge without changing the pledge to a different one. After the campaign is over you will receive a survey where you can tell us exactly which Add on(s) you want. You can pick multiple Add Ons and also pick the same Add On multiple times.

Example: If you chose the Serious Gamer pledge that gives you a gold status and you add 60 € to your pledge, you can decide if you want to get 2 additional table cloth, 12 times 4 chalk markers or one table cloth, 1x 4 transparent quare sheets and 2 chalk marker and 5x 4 chalk markers.

Chalk Marker Example
Chalk Marker Example

Basic Level Add Ons

Basic Level Add Ons can be added to Pledges of the Silver level or higher.

4 transparent square sheets and 2 chalk markers: 5 €

As already mentioned above we know how important a visualization and specification in certain situations can be. Although drawing directly on the tablecloth would make a repeat customer out of you, having to constantly order new ones, we think it might not be the best solution. Using transparent sheets over the tablecloth to draw on seems to be a far better one. And what happens if, in the heat of the game, I draw over the edge of the sheet and on my precious tablecloth? We have a solution for that as well! Just use our chalk markers. You can erase them easily from the sheets and if you accidently draw on the tablecloth you can just wash it out again.

With this Add On you will receive 4 transparent square sheets and 2 chalk markers in addition.

4 chalk markers: 5 €

You can never have too many chalk markers! Endless dungeons, huge rivers and bustling cities want to be explored and drawn. Also a short memo on a window saying: Please clean me again! could be useful from time to time (especially when meeting friends). Chalk markers are very useful because you can easily erase them from almost any smooth surface. They are a good alternative for your battlemat as well, in case you want to use it at some point again instead of the tablecloth. So you can never have too many chalk markers.

With this Add On you will receive 4 additional chalk markers.

*NEW* 4 cave overlays and 1 chalk marker: 5 €

Your chance to get the cave overlays, even if our stretch goals are not reached. We will produce the overlays anyway and we want to offer you the possibility to get them. For reference check our stretch goals.

With this Add On you will receive 4 cave overlays and 1 chalk marker.

*NEW* 4 path overlays and 1 chalk marker: 5 €

Your chance to get the path overlays, even if our stretch goals are not reached. We will produce the overlays anyway and we want to offer you the possibility to get them. For reference check our stretch goals.

With this Add On you will receive 4 path overlays and 1 chalk marker.

Plus Level Add On

Plus Level Add Ons can be added to Pledges of the Gold level or higher.

Additional Tablecloth: 30 €

You might have more than one table at home or a bunch of friends without tablecloths and therefore you need a lot of tablecloths. This Add On is your solution. Also, if we create more designs because we get enough backers, this is the best way to get a tablecloth of the new design to complete your collection.

With this Add On you will receive one additional tablecloth of your choice.

 

We are trying to keep the shipping costs as low as possible. Our efforts made it possible to ship from the USA to North America and from Germany to all other nations.

Shipping charges will be added automatically at each pledge level.

If you want to avoid the shipping fee you could also come to cologne and pick up the tablecloth yourself and we will pay back the already charged shipping fee. Please contact us if you plan to do that.

Orders from North America will be fulfilled from the USA.

Orders from Europe will be fulfilled from Germany.

Orders from Rest of World will be fullfilled from Germany.

 (Thanks to Jamey Stegmaier for the EU-Friendly banner.)

Risks and challenges

The risk for our project is low. We have our designs finished and are ready to get more. The prototypes are also produced as you can see in the video and the images and the look great! We have several offers from big suppliers and are currently waiting for the last samples. Once we reach our funding goal we will give out the production order.
The only risk is that there might come up a problem with the producer. In that case there might be a small delay because we would have to change our producer. Besides that you will soon be a proud owner of a brand new gaming tablecloth if you back us at the silver level or higher.

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    EARLY BIRD Barren Wilderness: Silver level

    The first 10 backers will receive our Barren Wilderness tablecloth, all our stretch goals and a guaranteed first place for shipping. Shipping will be added automaticly to your pledge. You will also receive the strech goals for the Barren Wilderness design and you can add Basic Level Add Ons to your pledge.
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    EARLY BIRD Ancient Ruins: Silver Level

    The first 10 backers will receive our Ancient Ruins tablecloth, all our stretch goals and a guaranteed first place for shipping. Shipping will be added automaticly to your pledge. You will also receive the strech goals for the Ancient Ruins design and you can add Basic Level Add Ons to your pledge.
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    You will receive our Ancient Ruins tableclothand all our stretch goals. Shipping will be added automaticly to your pledge. You will also receive the strech goals for the Ancient Ruins design and you can add Basic Level Add Ons to your pledge.
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    The first 10 backers will receive our Ancient Ruins and our Barren Wilderness tablecloths and a guaranteed first place for shipping. Shipping will be added automaticly to your pledge. In addition you will receive ALL strech goals that are unlocked and you can add Basic and Advanced Level Add Ons to your pledge.
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    You will receive our Barren Wilderness and our Ancient Ruins tablecloths and all our stretch goals. Shipping will be added automaticly to your pledge.In addition you will receive ALL strech goals that are unlocked and you can add Basic and Advanced Level Add Ons to your pledge.
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