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A project featuring detailed cast resin gothic themed ruins and equipment as well as highly advanced alien buildings.
A project featuring detailed cast resin gothic themed ruins and equipment as well as highly advanced alien buildings.
A project featuring detailed cast resin gothic themed ruins and equipment as well as highly advanced alien buildings.
95 backers pledged CA$ 10,782 to help bring this project to life.

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A project featuring detailed cast resin gothic themed ruins and equipment as well as highly advanced alien buildings.

28mm tabletop wargaming terrain - Gothic and Alien themed

CA$ 10,782

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 This project is about three things: AWE, FUN and PRIDE. The detailed pieces featured here are waiting to be yours, with awesome extras to grab should we reach the funding stretch goals!  

We design cool terrain pieces that we have always wanted to see on our tables, and plan on keeping it that way!

Being the perfectionists that we are at M3Studios, our goals with this project are simple:  

We want you to AWE your allies and opponents, when you bring your original terrain pieces to gaming clubs or friendly games. It has always been the main goal of M3Studios, and what in our minds, differenciate us. When we bring a terrain piece or a full table, we want the people playing on it to have a blast, thrilled as well as dragged into a powerful narrative.

We want you to have FUN painting them. We made sure that they are detailed enough so you can personalize and paint your terrain to your liking.  

Finally, we want you to be PROUD to call them your own, put them on display and use them for many more years of gaming yet to come!
 

The community is vibrant and very active, making it easy to spread the message around that M3Studios exists. It also makes rewarding you for your pledge way easier, because we can fund the production in one shot and then send every pledge reward in one shot as well.

We love it  because it lets backers choose from a comprehensive list of rewards, from a simple donation (if they just want to help out) to a huge assortment of terrain pieces.

Each pledge automatically gets our backers one thing: our most heartfelt thank you! Each backer's name will be added to the Thank You section of our website and on our Facebook page. The Wallpapers are given to everyone as well.

Almost all the pieces are already sculpted 95%+. (The rest you can see as concept art), ready to be molded and then cast in resin. At the time of this writing, more than 50% of the models are already molded in silicone, tried and tested. The rest will be done quickly as soon as the target of $750.00 CDN is reached.

As the campaign progresses and the stretch goals are reached, there will be project updates posted and more stretches revealed.

Please take a look at the "Stretch Goals" section, to see what is already designed and ready for you to grab when they are unlocked.

If you wish to know what we learned from our first Campaign, please check the "Post Mortem" section at the end.

Here they are! The packages you may pledge on are detailed here. If you wish to receive more rewards or "add-ons", simply add the pledge amount needed to get those you want.  

For example, if you want the Pathway Bunker reward and the Gothic Bunker reward, simply add the price of both. You will receive a Survey at the end of the campaign to confirm what you wished to receive as pledge rewards! 

*Please note that the pieces are sent unpainted and unassembled.*

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

The Pathway. It represents hope and order, made manifest by an odd alliance between humans and many alien races, fighting in the name of a common goal:

The Greater Good.

For this noble ideal, many will die but with the protection and advantages the terrain laid here will provide, many lives will be saved as well.

 

 

 

  

 

As mentioned earlier, simply add the amount of money matching the desired items to your pledge. 

 

  

 

Alright, free stuff! Everybody likes to get freebies, we know for a fact because we do too! Everyone that pledges money towards any eligible Gothic and Pathway rewards will get the freebies shown here and more, should we reach higher targets! There will be more rewards revealed as we reach our stretched goals.

Indeed, for every $500.00 reached after the original goal of $750, we will add a stretch reward every $500 extra and up to $3000 reached. After we reach that amount, each additional $1500 pledged will add a stretch reward!

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Shipping will be calculated after the project is funded. The reason is simple; shipping is hard to calculate since the rewards are not set in stone. You can purchase loads of add-ons, making the packages variable.

Here is an estimate in $/kilo of how much it would cost: 

In Canada, it will be approximately $15 a Kilogram

In the USA, approximately 20$ a Kilogram

Rest of the world is approximately 30$ a Kilogram 

You can find the weight of all the pieces right below and work out an estimate for shipping costs. 

 

These figures are not definitive, but we will try and keep the cost as close to them as possible. You will receive an email with a survey regarding what you want as add-ons, if any, after the campaign is finished. We will work out the final shipping costs at that time as well.   

Note that depending on the volume of shipping we have to make, Canada Post might give me a rebate that we will carry onto you.

Shipping time in Canada and the USA should be around 10-15 business days. It could be faster depending on where you are located. We have sent some terrain with an estimated delivery time of 2 weeks within 4 days so it can be fast.  

Worldwide might be different, depending on your location. But we will make sure you get your rewards in a very speedy fashion.

The planning of this project is pretty straightforward. The campain starts on June 17th and ends on July 17th.

Should the target be reached before the end of the campain, we will work on new stretch goals and will start the production of the molds that aren't done yet so when the campain is completed we can start the shipping of the rewards rapidly.

One of the Desktop Wallpapers is done. Two more will be drawn and given as part of the rewards. Their shipping will be done through email and should be around the same time as the resin pieces.

  

What lessons were learned from the first project?

There were a few issues with the first project we did:

The target of $7500.00 was too high, making the stretch goals hard to attain, since unfortunately the project was not known widely enough. Finally, the gray pictures made it feel unfinished.

Here are the solutions we found to solve these issues:

The target has been lowered to $750.00 and the stretch goals are easier to attain. There will be new stretch goals unveiled after we reach the initial target every $500.00 reached after the current stretches up to $3000. After we reach that amount, each additional $1500 pledged will add a stretch reward.

We promoted this for a while on different forums and contacted everyone that asked for it to announce through private messages. One of the stretch goals is directly linked to social media: it is reached if our FB page has 1000 Likes.

We participated in our first gaming event called ChaosLudik 2017 to promote our project as well as our products and plan on doing more promotion this way.

Pieces have been playtested by Ash Baker of Guerilla Miniature Games. He does Widgets and Wonders, a popular wargaming terrain and miniatures review segment. His Youtube channel has over 30k followers and rising.

You can follow him on his channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbO4Vs1vlAA9hz7Ad7IMgug/featured

This project will also be mentioned on www.tabletopgamingnews.com.

Obviously, we count on our Facebook and Instagram accounts for more publicity, your shares, likes and comments always welcome and appreciated.

As you will see, the images and videos look way better then in the first project. There will be more added during the campain, showing more in game footage and scenes.

 

Risks and challenges

Here at M3Studios, we put our money where our mouths are. We already completed and sent many orders to clients outside of the KS environement and all of them were very satisfied with the quality of our products. You can find testimonies by previous and current clients on our FB page: www.facebook.com/m3gamingstudios.

There are no inherent risks to pledge on this campain because we are working hard to make sure the pieces you want will match the highest quality standards and will be sent to you promptly.

Shipping is already figured out. The boxes for shipping are already picked, everything will be wrapped tightly so the damage to the products, while unfortunately possible during transport, will be minimized.

Should the amount of pledges go out of hand, no problem. We will hire a contract worker to help us out with the molding and casting to make sure you get your products in a timely fashion. We already know people that can help us out should this fantastic problem arise.

Should you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at:

info@m3gamingstudios.com
www.facebook.com/m3gamingstudios

We maintain an almost permanent presence online.

We cannot assure a 100% hassle-free experience but should problems arise, we will answer and assist to the best of our ability. Your satisfaction is the only thing that matters.

Thanks for your interest and have a great day!

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    Pledge CA$ 1 or more About $0.75

    Benefactor

    You wish to show your love and support but don't need terrain? You can definitely do it!

    Whatever you pledge, our heartfelt thanks to you, friend! Rest assured it is appreciated!

    As a reward, your name will be added to the Thank You! section of our website. You will also get three desktop wallpapers drawn digitally, showcasing some of our terrain pieces in 1920X1080, 72pp, sent by email after the campain.

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    Add-Ons!

    You want to stay away from packages? You prefer building your own?

    Fine, be that way!

    Simply add the cost of each individual pieces as shown on each package image and you're ready to go! (The $2 is not the actual amount of this reward)

    This reward comes with your name in the Thank You section of our website and on Facebook as well as the wallpapers.

    We will contact you with a survey so we can send you the right terrain.

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    Gothic Fallen Statues Set

    Set of three gothic themed statues: The Broken Noble Statue, The Broken Bell and the Fallen Statue of the Saint.

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    Pledge CA$ 30 or more About $23

    Pathway Photon Shield Generator

    One Pathway Photon Shield Generator.

    Pledge $56 CDN and get 2 Shield Generators
    Pledge $83 CDN and get 3 Shield Generators

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    Pledge CA$ 31 or more About $23

    Pathway Reef Set

    Two Screen Barricades with four Low Barricades.

    Pledge $57 CDN and get two complete sets
    Pledge $84 CDN and get three complete sets

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    Pledge CA$ 37 or more About $28

    Gothic Bunker Set

    One Gothic Bunker
    One set of six Tank Traps
    One Escape Hatch

    Pledge $67 to get two sets
    Pledge $102 to get three sets

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    Gothic Barricade Set

    One set of five Straight Barricades and two Corner Barricades.

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    Pledge CA$ 38 or more About $29

    Pathway Landing Platform

    One Landing Platform with its clear pillar and a base to hold it.

    Pledge $73 CDN and get two Platforms
    Pledge $110 CDN and get three Platforms

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    Pledge CA$ 39 or more About $29

    Gothic Communications Dish

    One Communications Dish.

    Pledge $72 to get two Dishes.
    Pledge $106 to get three Dishes.

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    Pathway Bunker

    One Pathway Bunker.

    Pledge $92 to get two
    Pledge $134 to get three

    Each Bunkers come with their own Escape Hatch.

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    Gothic Proud Ruin

    Set of seven cast resin outer walls and portico of the Gothic Chapel.

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    Gothic Blockade

    One set of six Retribution Sentry Guns with Iron Storm and Lightbringer pattern cannons
    Three sets of two Aquila Barriers
    Two sets of six Tank Traps

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    Gothic Sanctified Chapel

    The Proud Ruin plus all the columns of the Gothic Chapel.

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    Pathway Complete Package

    Every Pathway rewards in one package.

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    Gothic Exalted Sanctuary

    Sanctified Chapel plus the Choir Altar, the Fallen Aquila and the Small Altar.

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    4'X4' gaming table

    Together we will create your own set of terrain for a value of $1000 CDN, consisting of resin cast pieces for a maximum value of 300$ and styrofoam terrain for a value of $700, fully painted and flocked, ready to be played on. Shipping will be on top. This reward has a retail value of $1200 CDN, at $75 CDN/ sq.foot.

    This includes:

    - The sketching and design of your own 4'X4' table built on a 3/4'' MDF sheet, themed how you want it;
    - The sculpted, painted and flocked styrofoam parts;
    -The cast, painted and flocked resin pieces of your choosing.

    For example, you want a ruined hive city? It can be done! You want a valley with a communications array and bunker systems? You bet!

    The limit is your imagination.

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    Pledge CA$ 2,000 or more About $1,508

    4'X8' gaming table

    Same as the 4'X4' table, but twice the fun!

    You want a full scale cathedral, shipyard or the base of a mountain range with a full set of trenches and bunkers?
    You wish to recreate a specific scene from a novel, a movie or a game?

    Select this pledge level and we will talk.

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