So MUCH GOODNESS to show You All, so Let's Get right to it! =)
Imagine if You will, playing Your favorite tabletop game. You've often wanted to play it with some form of 3-dimensional scenery (Wouldn't That be Cool?) , but model kits are Expensive. And then there's all the gluing. And the Painting -Good Lord the Painting. O.o On the opposite end of the spectrum is papercraft. It's easier, but still requires complex cuts and folds as well as plenty of glue.. and it's Still so flimsy and fragile. A happy medium is 3d printed scenery, but it either consumes so much material and time to print or it doesn't fit together any way You'd like it to, and even then there's all these fiddly little connectors that either break or get lost, it's maddening.
What if I told You that You CAN HAVE BEAUTIFUL TABLETOP BUILDINGS for PENNIES in material, Make as many as You WANT with EASE, that they were FULLY MODULAR, STACKABLE ...
Make Buildings, Towers, Sprawling Dungeons, Space Corridors. . . Whatever You Wish!
So, What IS it exactly?
FRAME-WERX is a FULLY MODULAR 3D Building System for 25-40mm Tabletop Gaming in ANY GENRE. The structures can be 3d Printed or Laser-Cut for mere Pennies at home or any local Maker-Space, Staples, Online 3d Printing Hub, or Public Library (which commonly have printers nowadays), while the Art Panels can be printed at home or anywhere that does color copies using Multi-layered PDF files printed on both sides of anything up to 30pt cardstock or paper. Again, This Kickstarter is for the FILES to make as many as You like for personal use.
Designed for 3" Square-based and Open Tabletop games. We Hope to unlock further development into smaller square games such as Arcadia Quest, Super Dungeon Explore and Masmorra, but the application are ENDLESS!
3" SUARE BASED GAMES:
Zombicide, Zombicide:Black Plague, Rivet Wars, Massive Darkness, BUG-HUNT, Endless:Fantasy Tactics, Deadzone, Myth, Mercs, D&D Minis, Walking Dead to name a few.
OPEN TABLETOP GAMES:
Frostgrave, D&D, Pathfinder, Wrath of Kings, Relic Knights, Infinity, Necromunda, Hordes, WarMachine, AVP, Bolt Action, Malifaux, and Mordheim, etc.
Laser-Cut: Classic and designed to fit together snug and parts glide together in various forms using 1/8"(3mm) wood or acrylic sheets. Shares the same Art Panel Files as the Plastic files, but retains the look and feel of real wood framing. Not as durable or modular as the 3D Printed designs, but Classic Wood results.
3D Printed: Designed to be Fully Modular, printable for pennies in material using ANY color of plastics available, incredibly durable and fitting together with a Solid Satisfying "ratchety" feeling. Assemble them however You like, take them apart and re-assemble them for a lifetime using a reinforced dove-joist system that locks in and shares the same Art Panel Files as the Wooden system. Indents can be placed in or out. More Complex designs to Come!
Panel Art: Multi-layered PDF Files: We will BEGIN with TUDOR HAMLET, DUNGEON DEEP and SCI-FI Art Panel Files as well as Blank Templates to Create Your Own and unlock further though stretch goals as well as FLOORS for additional story buildings and stand-alone tabletops without boards..Endless Possibilities of themes and genres from Medieval Hamlet, Stony Dungeon, Icy North, Egyptian Tombs, and Modern Day to ANY Sci-fi style or Apocalyptic Gothic? Whatever You Want! Utilizing the same design to place Doors where you Like and open/close them by simply lifting the panel.
SURPRISE STRETCH GOALS that will include some of the following goodies: (each released an additional month after initial project completion.) VOTED ON BY OUR LOYAL BACKERS!! ( That's YOU AWESOME Lot! )
IDEAS get NOMINATED. NOMINEES get VOTED FOR BY YOU !! EVERY STRETCH GOAL after 200% Funding Unlocks 3 NOMINEES which are VOTED ON by Our Loyal BACKERS either in the VOTING UPDATE, Main COMMENTS, or Personal Message. the WINNING Nominee becomes the Stretch Goal once that funding is REACHED. 2nd Place moves on to the next round, and 3rd Place is set aside for later consideration.
IDEAS THAT WE REALLY WOULD LOVE TO BRING TO LIFE! (POTENTIAL STRETCH GOALS THAT HAVE YET TO BE NOMINATED)
Train Car, SteamPunk, Caverns, Alien Derelict, Log Cabin, TRAPS, ??? (really, the sky's the limit, We're just happy to BE Here) ^ ^ Any ideas, Just let us know and of course BLANK TEMPLATES to Create Your Own!
Diagonal Walls, Block-Peak Roof Cap with assorted Ornaments, 40mm Steeple, Balconies, Long-Wall Leg Supports, Brick Textured Beams, Hieroglyphic Beams, Bridges, Small Curved Beams, Large Circular Roof Kit, Small Circular Roof Kit. Flying Buttresses, Steel Rivet Textured Beams, Round-Cornered Pillars, Modeled Portcullis, Modeled drawbridge,??? and of course We're open to hearing any potential ideas as well =) AND ALL PROMISED IN THE ENDLESS REGUARDLESS OF VOTING OR STRETCH GOAL FUNDING, FOR LIFE.
Some Example WIP of Things IN-THE-WERX . . .
FREE STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKS !!! =D
500 LIKES at STUDIO DAVIUSS + another unlock EVERY 100 after!
100 LIKES at AUTOMATED MUSHROOM + another every 100 after!
50 SHARES Directly from Our FUNDED POST on FACEBOOK+ unlock at 100 and another every 100 after!
100 BACKERS !!! + ANOTHER UNLOCK at EVERY 50 after ! =D
SO SPREAD THE WORD!! TELL YOUR GAMING GROUPS! TELL YOUR FORUMS! TELL YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS! TELL YOUR DOG!! THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS, BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP!!
(each STRETCH GOAL is to be released an additional month after previous releases per additional goal met.)
AQ / SDE CUSTOM : ( $25 ) All the STL FILES and ART PANEL FILES You'll need to make Custom Buildings for Smaller Grid games SUCH AS: Arcadia Quest, Masmorra, and Super Dungeon Explore for examples. INCLUDES a COMPLETELY RE-MODELED VERSION of EVERYTHING in The PLASTIC BASE PLEDGE! (released approx. 1 month after all previous goals or base pledge stretch goal unlocks which it will be based off of.) To GET: PLEASE SEE PLEDGE LEVELS WHICH INCLUDE THIS ITEM
THE ENDLESS : ( $25 ) Simply put, An Endless Lifetime subscription to ALL Structure and Art Panel Files we create in the Future derived from THIS Kickstarter's NOMINEES, BASED ON YOUR PLEDGE LEVEL and/or ADD-ON! (So,as an example a Backer with the PLASTIC Pledge Level + AQ/SDE + Endless would be subscribed for all STL/art files of the Plastic Pledge AND all AQ/SDE Files as well.) The main thought here is that there's always something that didn't quite get funded. Some stretch goal not met that people would still love to get. There's also things we will make in the future for This Kickstarter but simply didn't add-in due to time constraints. it's an original idea that i think has true merit. =) Again. this will get You ANY AND ALL FILES NOMINATED or VOTED as STRETCH GOALS AND ALL .STL FILES LISTED IN THE IDEA POOL NO MATTER IF THEY ACHIEVED FUNDING OR NOT within Your PLEDGE LEVEL!! (allow up to 1 additional month for release per additional stretch goal from which they are based from.)To GET: PLEASE SEE PLEDGE LEVELS WHICH INCLUDE THIS ITEM
So, WHY KIckstarter?
Well Originally Mark designed the BEAUTIFUL Wooden Structures and Art Panels as an INGENIOUS Art Project and then designed some plastic houses as well. He was Proud to show off his Excellent work! Being a like-minded fellow hobbyist and fellow engineer at heart I thought "there's got to be a way to make these MO'ar Modular" and it all ensued from there. Before long we both came to the conclusion that we HAD to DO SOMETHING with THIS!!, But How to Share it properly and get it "Out There"?
Prototyping and designing, re-designing, test-printing, test-cutting, revising, materials and energy as well as Mark's Excellent Art takes TIME and RESOURCES, so we've settled for a Funding Point to cover everything we've put into it so far and budgeted in Kickstarter and processing fees.
At the same time we feel this is the Best way to BUILD TRUST with our Backers and Fellow hobbyists. People who Know us know We are men of Our Word, but backers don't know us yet. =) We're Hoping You think This project is as AWESOME as We think it is and once/IF we get Funded We'll be moving forward with FURTHER DESIGNS and MYRIAD ART PANEL FILES as well as Blank Templates to CREATE YOUR OWN!!
WHO ARE WE ?
Risks and challenges
RISKS ? - TRUST. We're building Trust here. We have Faith that You'll Love These and are hoping You'll have faith in us to deliver.
- STRUCTURE BASIC FILES ARE 95% COMPLETE, so there won't be a long wait for File delivery or fall-through.
- Fully capable Multi-taskers. We're always working on new or multiple things all at once, balancing work, life, happy marriages ( + Wifey Faction = VERY Important ) and Our love for Art and Creation. We're ABSOLUTELY CONFIDENT in Our ability to see this through to completion and beyond as heavy workloads simultaneously is nothing new to Us. =)
- ALL FILES will be DIGITALLY DELIVERED, so there are NO Third-party delays, NO EXPENSIVE SHIPPING, NO CUSTOMS delays! =D
CHALLENGES : Mostly covered above, but the task of creating Art IS
NO CHALLENGE to us. =) We're a well-communicated, close-knit Team of Two fellow hobbyists that Love to create! Mark handles all Laser-Cut file development as well as the Awesome Panel Art files. I handle all of the 3d printing files development, modular design and primary communication to Our Backers =)
NOTHING SHORT of DEATH WILL STOP US FROM DELIVERING this project...except maybe a coma, or a fire, yeah that would be pretty bad. O.o but IF FUNDED , THANKS TO YOU, We Give OUR WORD that This project WILL BE COMPLETED for ALL OUR HAPPY BACKERS to enjoy! Of course Most of You don't actually Know Us, but when we put Our Minds to something IT GETS DONE.
This IS Our First Kickstarter campaign, but that's not to say we haven't been paying attention on "How it's done RIGHT." We learned and discussed PROPER methods with such greats as Cody Miller ( creator of Xia ), watched and noted the methods of GOOD COMMUNICATION and TRANSPARENCY. I'll be on the comments board EVERY Night and posting UPDATES WEEKLY, even if there's nothing to show ( and trust Me, There Will be) All pertinent questions will be answered, nothing will be shadowed over into obscurity and there will be No long pauses without news updates and current development. =) Again, TRUST is KEY. =)
- (30 days)