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Prepare yourself for the bizarre as you venture deep into a world of radioactive insanity with this tabletop miniature game!
Prepare yourself for the bizarre as you venture deep into a world of radioactive insanity with this tabletop miniature game!
Prepare yourself for the bizarre as you venture deep into a world of radioactive insanity with this tabletop miniature game!
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Welcome to the Kickstarter campaign for Wasteman: A game of desperate conflicts in a desolate future! A frantic game, set amongst the ruins of a neglected and scorched earth. Engage in desperate battles between post-humans, hideous monstrosities and killer robots over the dregs of an age of gluttony. Take control of you own syndicate and test your mettle against the weird and terrifying denizens of the wastes!   

With your help I aim to fund the production of the Wasteman rulebook, cards, accessories and accompanying miniature range.

Wasteman miniatures are sculpted by hand to approximately 35mm scale and will be cast in metal, unless specified to the contrary. All figures will come with stat cards and token slot bases (more on these later). They will be supplied unpainted and, in some cases, unassembled.  

Every reward pledge will receive Radical Trevor - the Kickstarter exclusive figure. A dangerous recluse exiled by his Lunar brethren for his command of the esoteric.You can also add additional Trevors for £7!

With the exception of 'Free Radical', pledges involve a selection of miniature sets known as 'Posse Packs', a copy of the rule book and a deck of M.A.D cards. This will equip you with everything you need to start playing Wasteman, though you may supplement your pledge with as many 'add ons' as you would like. Simply add the cost of these to your pledge. Shortly after the campaign is complete there will be a survey form to let me know what you have chosen.      

Every pledge will now also receive a digital download of the Wasteman original soundtrack!

Please note that any scenery pictured is done so for display purposes only and is not included unless specifically stated otherwise.

Wasteman is a fun, easy to learn, and refreshingly crazy game! Players or 'comrades' control syndicates, typically comprised of between 5 and 20 ruthless denizens of the wastes, in an attempt to vanquish their opponent, survive bizarre encounters and/or capture much needed supplies.

Packed with gorgeous illustrations, loads of background and all the rules to play Wasteman, the full colour, perfect bound rulebook comes complete with a full deck of M.A.D cards. Select as part of your pledge, or add additional sets for £22.

Click to download the game overview PDF!
Click to download the game overview PDF!

During a game of Wasteman, comrades take it turn to activate individual figures to perform several actions; such as attacking, moving, hiding or even bringing people back to life with the power of their mind in some cases! Figures can normally only be activated once per turn so you have real scope for strategy – goad your opponent into activating the wrong figure at the wrong time and they could be left open to all sorts of cunning shenanigans!

Once a syndicate drops below 5 figures they become desperate and the restriction for activating a figure only once in a turn is lifted. This leads to some really cinematic moments, where often lone survivors hopelessly attempt to fend off hordes of enemies and occasionally succeed! This really keeps the game fun right until the last man.

Figures take different kinds of damage – they can be spooked, crippled, seriously injured, or killed outright. To make it easier to remember what’s happened, each figure comes with a base equipped with slots and removable tokens. These are cast in high quality resin and are included with all but the largest figures. Each figure will receive 1 base out of 10 designs selected at random.

M.A.D cards really bring the crazy to the game! Each comrade receives a hand of 5 M.A.D cards that can be played at any time (for the most part) to either help yourself or hinder your opponent. There’s nothing quite like having the enemy boss abducted by aliens just before riding a conveniently timed tornado to the objective on the last turn! Though normally limited to 5 cards, you can seek the aid of traders or vending machines to top up your hand during a game leading to some very tense moment as your prize fighter sits in the middle of the battlefield kicking a coffee machine.

The cards themselves are lavishly illustrated by yours truly, and beautifully printed on quality playing card stock.

As well as a myriad of rules for hazards, mods to alter the game and a stockpile of scenarios, Wasteman has an in depth syndicate creation system, with loads of equipment, skills and Boss Rosters to choose from. Although each figure comes with a stat card, you are more than welcome to create your own and/or combine figures from different posse packs – the choices are vast! 

Stat cards are beautifully printed on quality playing card stock.

Posse packs are your perfect start for a Wasteman Syndicate! They include all the figures, tokens and cards you need to get playing. Bear in mind that in Wasteman there are very few restrictions on what you can can include when creating your syndicate, so with six sets to choose from the combinations are vast!

  Each set comes complete with:

  • 5x figures
  • 5x stat cards
  • 5x Token slot bases with tokens
  • 5x unique activation tokens
  • 2x 10 sided dice

You can select Posse Packs as part of your pledge, or add additional sets for £20 each.

Activation tokens come in the form of bottle caps and serve as a handy reminder of which figures have been activated during a game. Each posse pack comes with their own unique design!  

From inter-dimensional monstrosities to titanic machines programmed to kill, the wastes are teaming with all kinds of creatures.

You may supplement your pledge with as many 'add ons' as you would like. Simply add the cost of these to your pledge. Shortly after the campaign is complete there will be a survey form to let me know what you have chosen.

Mawmen - These horrific beasts available as an add on!
Mawmen - These horrific beasts available as an add on!
The Kickstarter exclusive figure LOWbot - One free with every pledge of brawl and above!
The Kickstarter exclusive figure LOWbot - One free with every pledge of brawl and above!
Xam the bounty hunter - one free with every pledge of Brawl and above!
Xam the bounty hunter - one free with every pledge of Brawl and above!
Bagman - A conman and swindler wangles his way into every pledge of Brawl and above for free!
Bagman - A conman and swindler wangles his way into every pledge of Brawl and above for free!
Colonel Rushmore, patriot and outcast - available as an add on!
Colonel Rushmore, patriot and outcast - available as an add on!
Crazy Catia, kritter queen of the wastes - available as an add on!
Crazy Catia, kritter queen of the wastes - available as an add on!

Centuries of nuclear war have left many marks on the world we once knew. Cities became craters, populations became unrecognisable monsters and species became extinct. But nothing has changed the landscape as much as the Behemoths. Huge, mutated beasts roam the wastes leaving destruction in their wake, devouring wastemen whole and crushing settlements beneath their gargantuan feet.

Cast in high quality resin, Behemoths are enormous models, devastating in combat and a great addition to your Syndicate!

The Murmmoth - This cyclopean Behemoth set available as an add on!
The Murmmoth - This cyclopean Behemoth set available as an add on!

 Great extras to make your gaming experience just that little bit better!

One set free with every pledge of Brawl and above!
One set free with every pledge of Brawl and above!
Set of 5 additional bases with tokens. Selected at random from 10 designs.
Set of 5 additional bases with tokens. Selected at random from 10 designs.

Once the initial goal is exceeded, loads more add ons and freebies will be unlocked! Check back for updates as the campaign progresses!

Logo cap set freebie for all pledges of Brawl and abbove!
Logo cap set freebie for all pledges of Brawl and abbove!
Free origional soundtrack for every backer!
Free origional soundtrack for every backer!
The Kickstarter exclusive figure LOWbot - One free with every pledge of brawl and above!
The Kickstarter exclusive figure LOWbot - One free with every pledge of brawl and above!
Xam the bounty hunter - one free with every pledge of Brawl and above!
Xam the bounty hunter - one free with every pledge of Brawl and above!
The Murmmoth - This cyclopean Behemoth set available as an add on!
The Murmmoth - This cyclopean Behemoth set available as an add on!
Mawmen - These horrific beasts available as an add on!
Mawmen - These horrific beasts available as an add on!
Bagman - A conman and swindler wangles his way into every pledge of Brawl and above for free!
Bagman - A conman and swindler wangles his way into every pledge of Brawl and above for free!
The ultimate edition golden celebratory cap - 1 free celebratory golden cap for every backer!
The ultimate edition golden celebratory cap - 1 free celebratory golden cap for every backer!
Colonel Rushmore, patriot and outcast - available as an add on!
Colonel Rushmore, patriot and outcast - available as an add on!
Crazy Catia, kritter queen of the wastes - available as an add on!
Crazy Catia, kritter queen of the wastes - available as an add on!
Every backer of brawl and above will recieve the kickstarter exclusive M.A.D card 'raw deal'
Every backer of brawl and above will recieve the kickstarter exclusive M.A.D card 'raw deal'

The success of this campaign will pave the way for Wasteman to expand and evolve considerably. I currently have plans for several expansions and concepts for enough figures to keep me busy for at least four years.  

Side Note: What does 35mm scale look like?

My figures fit snugly with several other manufacturers such as Antimatter games, Warploque miniatures and Reaper miniatures. The 'regular' average humans are a little taller than some popular figure ranges, but generally not to the extent where they are incompatible. 

Risks and challenges

I have done as much as I can to minimise delays. All figures have been sculpted and mastered, the rulebook has been written, thoroughly play-tested and completed. With the exception of a few card designs and 4 bases everything is ready for production moulds and printing.

If there are any delays, from experience they will likely be in the production, though this has been accounted for in the dispatch estimate.

It's worth noting that international customers may encounter unexpected import taxes and/or delays in customs. Sadly these can be fairly unpredictable. You can contact your customs department for more information.

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