Welcome to our Kickstarter!
Please watch our video (if you haven't done it yet) and read over our campaign page below, you'll find every information about these modular tabletop RPG Map-Tile sets. If you still have any question please feel free to write a comment or check out the FAQ section, perhaps someone has already had the same questions. Thank you!
Pledges via PayPal: $1925
For new backers, we already unlocked the next core extras, these will expand the three main sets and everyone will get them for free in both digital and printed formats:
+ 3 Market tiles (City set)
+ 2 Castle tile: Smaller Chapel, Torture chamber
+ 3 Fortress tiles: Ruined straight wall, destroyed tower and siege machines
+ 8 Fortress in the Mountains tiles (Fortress set)
+ 3D printable working doors
+ 8 City tiles: 2 burning buildings, a ruined building, gallows, cellar, guild hall, and 2 magic shop tiles
Isometric visual aid to the Fortress, Castle and City sets
+9 Arena tiles: Give the people what they want! 9 tiles of pure joy, fight, blood and death. These tiles are also modular; you can make a smaller arena from 4 tiles which can be even a podium for your theatre or a bigger place as well as huge 9-tile arenas with stands. It is free both in digital and printed formats, and will expand the City core set.
Unlocked add-on sets:
+30 Moat tiles - free for digital backers! +$18 to get it as physical card-tiles. Read more about these add-ons at the end of the campaign.
+60 Docks and Canals tiles - free for digital backers! +$25 to get it as physical card-tiles.
+60 Village tiles - free for digital backers! +$25 to get it as physical card-tiles.
+60 Graveyard and Temple tiles - free for digital backers! +$25 to get it as physical card-tiles.
Please add $93 to your selected printed or digital+printed pledge if you need all the four unlocked add-on sets (Moat, Docks&Canals, Village, Temple&Graveyard) as printed card-tiles.
Read more about add-ons at the end of this description.
Cities, castles and fortresses are some of the main areas an adventurer is sure to encounter during an adventure. Now with your help, we can bring these modular tiles into life, and you will be able to build any areas by using them in no time!
These sets include many double-sided, amazingly detailed 6x6 inch sized tiles in both physical and digital formats, and will provide you a more thrilling gaming experience while you are sitting around a table or having fun online with your friend.
~ City Tiles ~
Where will a tried adventurer rest and find new quests?
Of course, a fantasy or medieval city is not only about its tavern, it is a living community with diverse buildings and people. Living houses, shops, the blacksmith, bakery, taverns, inns, the main square and the poor neighborhood with dark and dirty alleys are all parts of a bustling and noisy city, and these richly illustrated tiles will help your gamers to feel like they are involved in an incredible adventure. You can use these tiles to quickly shape your entire city or only a part of it, you don’t have to care how these tiles, the buildings, and streets will fit together because as a result of our unique design you can place the streets and houses at the same time. This set contains 60 double-sided tiles.
~ Fortress Tiles ~
50 double-sided tiles not only with ramparts but with inner courtyards, towers and gates, too!
~ Castle Tiles~
A beautiful castle with throne rooms, kitchen, library, armory, cantinas, treasure room, office, winter garden, guest rooms and more! This set will contain 40 unique tiles with rooms, chambers, and corridors that you can mix with the Fortress tiles!
Social Stretch Goal! - UNLOCKED
(100 FB shares on a post)
+ 2 flaming building tiles to the City core set!
We can unlock the next goals as our adventuring party grows.
The Core set extras will expand the three main sets and everyone will get them for free, even in printed formats!
But some of the stretch goals will be additional stand-alone sets to add new areas to your existing core sets. Their digital version will be free for everyone who selects DIGITAL or mixed (DIGITAL+PRINTED) rewards, and you have to add the special KS price of these sets to your pledge if you want them in print too (as an add-on).
You've unlocked every goal! Thank you!
Art render sample:
(Art renders will be illustrations and isometric renders of the areas that you can use as visual aids.)
Test render of the moat:
Play a more atmospheric game
The areas are on 6 inch by 6 inch sized, double-sided tiles with seamless borders that make it possible to mix them with each other. Furthermore, the cut-out doors, wall and corner pieces (where these are available) will provide you more modularity and freedom. If you are the type who likes the wonderful and breathtaking visual worlds of movies and games, then you can relive them on your gaming nights sitting around a table in your home (or online) with your friends.
Features of the digital tiles:
- Easy to print PDF files, print out as many tiles as you need for your game! You’ll get them in 300 dpi, high-quality format!
- Small printer-friendly draft tiles to help you plan your areas
- jpg files that you can use in online Virtual Tabletop programs
Features of the printed tiles:
- double sided and UV coated durable tiles with the night version on their other sides where it is suitable. If that has no sense (because it is an underground or inside area), the other side of the tile will contain the empty un-furnished version
- You can draw on them with wet-erase markers!
- connect them easily with transparent tape or use tablecloth to prevent tiles from sliding
- The smaller cut-out elements like doors and gates will not be pre-cut to keep our prices low but you can easily cut these few items around with a sharp scissor.
Order both versions and you will get the cheapest shipping fee in our history, and as an extra, you will never run out of tiles because you can print out as many as you need!
Detailed, lovingly crafted graphics which will make your gaming nights more thrilling!
The design of the tiles is the result of our eight years’ experience we spent in the mobile game and tabletop game business. We hope that the 3D rendered graphic we use will represent a higher standard in tabletop gaming and provide a more thrilling gaming experience for our customers at a more affordable price.
Variate, re-usable and modular tiles to help you create diverse castles and cities quickly and easily and to save you time and money. Spend more time with the adventure and NPCs instead of seeking new maps to the different adventures. These tiles will always be handy.
"Fog of war" on your tabletop!
Without any accessories, blanket, paper sheets or anything you've used before to hide undiscovered areas of your map.
You only have to place those areas that are visible for your players! All the city tiles have a roof tile to hide the inner areas, so you can reveal the secrets of your map as the story goes, just like a “fog of war” system.
You’ll find the night or alternative version on the other side of the tiles!
What happens when the night falls? What kind of creatures and adventures are waiting for you and your team in the darkness of a seemingly sleeping city? You can find out because most of the tiles have an alternative and unique night version!
More pictures with details:
The next unlocked extra areas will expand the base sets and they will be free for everyone even in printed formats:
One of our unlocked goals, the 3D printable doors:
(Some of the arts are only sketches and will be different in the final version.)
Take a look at the printed cards in use, this is one of our previous set, the Crypt tiles, but these tiles will have the same features:
Pictures of our previous sets, you can expect the same quality!
"The quality of the artwork and colors blew my players away." by J.F. Kelly via Geek Dad
"The artwork from Black Scrolls Games is some of the best I've seen. If you are into RPG gaming, you owe it to yourself to check out their products." by K. Williams
"Just got these in the mail today and they look FANTASTIC!" by Nathan D. via DriveThruRPG for our Modular Inn tiles
"This is one of the best battlemats that I've ever seen. It features the same gorgeous near-photorealistic look that you find in both Lord Zsezse Works and Black Scrolls Games products. Each tile is distinct and many have elements that help inspire your storytelling... Just get it..." by Jacob R. for our Tropical Islands set
"I ordered them just to see if the product was as good as said.... WOW. Great map design. It is really great en realistic 3D, and that on a flat surface. The material is great and of high quality. And has a handy format. Also being able to just tape them together and use dry-erase pens... I am a big fan and will order more of these." by Roy B for our Keeper of the Realms map
Unlocked Add-on Sets
Please add $93 to your selected PRINTED or DIGITAL+PRINTED pledge if you need all the four unlocked add-on sets (Moat, Docks&Canals, Village, Temple&Graveyard) as printed card-tiles.
+30 Moat tiles:
Straight, corner and T connection pieces with cut-out bridges. (You can use them as rivers, too.)
Physical: add +$18 to your PRINTED or mixed (DIGITAL+PRINTED) pledge.
+60 Docks and Canals tiles:
It contains dock areas, huge and wide bridges with buildings, loading areas, ships, canals, canals with bridges, cut out boats and items like barrels, etc., and a lighthouse. Do you have any other idea? Write us a comment!
Physical: add +$25 to your PRINTED or mixed (DIGITAL+PRINTED) pledge.
+60 Village tiles:
It contains dirty roads, squares, and smaller cottages, gardens, fields, and thatched roof homes. They produce what you'll eat in the city.
Physical: add +$25 to your PRINTED or mixed (DIGITAL+PRINTED) pledge.
+60 Modular Graveyard and Temple tiles:
Will your adventure lead your team to cold tombs and crypts or a smaller chapel, a bigger temple or a whole cathedral? This is the set you need then!
Physical: add +$25 to your PRINTED or mixed (DIGITAL+PRINTED) pledge.
Additional shipping fee will be calculated after the campaign in pledge manager, it will be around +$3 (US) +$5(Canada) and +$7(Other) per selected add-on. Please DO NOT add this additional shipping fee to your pledge now, we will count the correct fee after the campaign based on your location.
More info about add-ons in the FAQ section!
You can add $10 to your pledge to get the MapForge-compatible files (and registration codes) for ALL the core sets and unlocked add-on sets. This way you’ll get everything included in your digital pledge, the JPG files, digital Printable PDFs plus these MapForge-compatible files.
Just adjust your pledge by the proper amount.
For example, if you have the $80 pledge and want the MapForge version of the three core sets and all the unlocked add-on sets, then add +$10. Your final pledge will be $90. If you do not need all the sets in MapForge-compatible versions, just add $3 to your pledge per set that you want to get in this format.
We will ask you in a survey about your selected add-ons after the campaign.
Our previous sets
You can add-on all of our prior map-tile sets here at once (you'll find their detailed description HERE), plus the awesome Pirate and Ghost Ship we created with Lord Zsezse Works. It is fully compatible with our Tropical Island set.
Please add the amount of the desired format or formats to your pledge level, but if you need all the three Core sets of this project and all the add-ons then please select one of the King reward levels and you'll get a bigger bargain and lower shipping fee!
The special KS price of these 6+1 titles:
Digital: $60 (Retail $66)
Printed: $175 (360 printed card-tiles) (Retail $181)
Digital + Printed: $235 (360 printed card-tiles + their digital version) (Retail $247)
Including the next titles: Sewer, Crypt, Modular inn, Trenches, Desert Canyon, Tropical Islands Tile-sets and the Pirate and Ghost Ship map-tiles.
- Select a reward level you sympathize with
- As more adventurer will join and our campaign starts growing, there will be more free stretch rewards available. They will increase the size of the three core sets with no additional fee. Share this campaign on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or on your blog site, etc. to help us spread the word and unlock more extras!
- If you want to receive printed add-ons then please select a reward level that contains printed tiles, too. Please do not mix a digital pledge level with printed product add-ons, otherwise, you may get higher sipping fee compared to other reward levels after this campaign.
- There will not be an option for late pledges; you have to join this adventure now if you want to get the lowest prices and the free extras. (Pledge manager will be available for backers.)
We at Black Scrolls Games are working on our products because they make our work easier as a Game Master, and game sessions are more enjoyable with them. We’ve forged all of our experience and knowledge we collected as Game Masters and 3D artists in the past years into these tiles and we hope you will enjoy them at least as much as we enjoyed working on them. If you still have questions, please read the FAQs or write to us in the comment section, we will try to reply you as soon as we can.
Although we funded Black Scrolls Games, our own company, a year ago, we have eight years of experience in the tabletop game business. We know that making a set takes time and releasing a new product is very risky for a small business like us. With the help of Kickstarter, it will be easier for us to manage our work and our other processes because we will see how many customers are interested in our gaming tiles and how many pieces we have to produce exactly. Also, with the help of the comment sections, we will know what you need.
If you select a reward level that contains printed physical tiles, too, then there will be a shipping fee on the tiles. Although the best option would be a free shipping, unfortunately, these tiles are not lightweight things. We use the printing and shipping service of OneBookShelf (we worked with them many times before), that is why we can keep our price low and provide you the best quality in the meantime.
Because the tiles will be printed in the U.S., the fee will be the lowest for U.S. and Canadian customers, and a little bit higher for everyone else. If you select a higher reward level and/or more add-ons then we will ship the sets together and shipping fee will be lower per set (compared to separate shipping).
We have wider space to manage our revenue with the digital releases, so we can offer free shipping to the U.S. and even Canadian customers (and lowered shipping to everyone else) at higher reward levels!
We hope that with your help we can make those products you deserve as a Game Master.
Risks and challenges
We already released 25 larger and smaller products as Black Scrolls Games since we started our company one and a half year ago and more than 100 products working with other publishers in the past eight years. We managed long projects, too, (some of them were 2 years long) and learned how to deliver on time and how to develop a product from scratch. Our experience of publishing and releasing products will help us to bring these products to you after this Kickstarter campaign.
From the other side, we are working with proven printing and shipping service together which guarantee that there will not be any problem with the fulfillment process.
Many of the elements of this project are already tested and designed and because of this, we don't see any reason for delay. If anything comes up we will let you know and tell you how we will handle and solve it.
We would like to tell you while this is our first self-run Kickstarter project here, it is not the first we helped to design and manage, so this process is not unfamiliar to us.
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