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Print and play retro style pixel art miniatures for tabletop gaming

Pixel Dungeon is a series of print and play paper miniatures for tabletop gaming featuring retro style pixel art reminiscent of the early days of computer gaming. And now you can help bring this exciting project to completion.

Features

High Quality Pixel Art - All miniatures feature original retro style pixel art both front and back.

Character Mini front, back, and mounted.
Character Mini front, back, and mounted.

Matching Mounted Miniatures - All character minis (those featured in Book of Heroes Vol. 1 and Book of Villains Vol. 1) also include an additional mounted pose which can be attached to the mount miniatures included with each character pack.

Some mounts will feature additional colors and optional barding.
Some mounts will feature additional colors and optional barding.

3D and Semi-3D miniatures - Select miniatures will be 3D or "semi-3D" (flat, but with three-dimensional elements). It is planed to include at least 1 fully 3D miniature in each creature pack.

Above: 3D miniature "Rock Reaper", Below: Semi-3D miniature "Arachnorider"
Above: 3D miniature "Rock Reaper", Below: Semi-3D miniature "Arachnorider"

Customizable 

  • Custom Sheets – Select and print only the miniatures you want.
  • Multiple Bases – Users will be able to choose from square, round, hex, octagonal, and tab bases.
  • Grid Selection – Terrain will have options to select from 1″ square, 1″ hex, or no grid.

Distribution - Pixel Dungeon paper miniatures will be made available for digital download in .PDF format from rpgnow.com and drivethrurpg.com.

The Initial Release

The initial Pixel Dungeon release will be composed of 4 miniature packs and 2 terrain packs, the contents of each of these products is detailed below.

Book of Heroes Vol. 1 will include 30 character minis of common player races.

  • 6 Humans
  • 4 each of: Dwarves, Elves, Gnomes, Half-elves, Half-orcs, and Halflings
  • 5 mounts: Light Horse, Heavy Horse, Pony, Camel, and Riding Dog

Book of Villains  Vol. 1 will also include 30 character minis featuring traditionally evil races.

  • 10 Evil Humanoids (characters of the races presented in Book of Heroes Vol. 1)
  • 4 each of: Dark Elves, Goblins, Hobgoblins, Kobolds, Orcs
  • 5 mounts: Light Horse, Heavy Horse, Riding Wolf, Giant Lizard, and Dire Weasel

Deadly Dungeons will be comprised of two products: a creature pack containing a collection of subterranean monsters, as well as an underground terrain pack.

Fearsome Forests will also be comprised of two products: a creature pack containing a collection of forest dwelling monsters, as well as a woodland terrain pack.

The Pixel Future

Pixel Dungeon is just the first in a planned series of pixel art paper miniatures. Plans for future releases include modern and post-apocalyptic series'. Of course, if you'd really like to see a different series of pixel miniatures, you can become a Pixel Wizard level supporter and not only get to pick the next pixel mini series, but also have your series made priority.

Enjoy a preview of an exciting upcoming product in the Pixel Dungeon series. This shows the level of quality and detail you can expect from Pixel Dungeon.

Parchwood Manor

Adventure awaits, in Parchwood Manor.
Adventure awaits, in Parchwood Manor.
Two interlocking floors with hinged doors.
Two interlocking floors with hinged doors.
Fully furnished rooms
Fully furnished rooms

Reward Levels

$1 – Pixel Level

Satisfaction of knowing you're helping a worthy cause and the option to give your input on initial and future releases. Additionally, you will have the option of adding bonus rewards as they become available.

$5 – Pixel Adventurer Level

Your choice of Book of Heroes Vol. 1 or Book of Villains Vol. 1

$10 – Pixel Hero level

  • Book of Heroes Vol. 1
  • Book of Villains Vol. 1

$20 – Pixel Explorer Level

  • Book of Heroes Vol. 1
  • Book of Villains Vol. 1
  • Deadly Dungeons: Creature Pack
  • Deadly Dungeons: Terrain Pack
  • Fearsome Forests: Creature Pack
  • Fearsome Forests: Terrain Pack. 

Additionally, you will be credited as a supporter (if desired) in the 6 initial release products.

$30 – Pixel Champion Level

1 Custom pixel miniature to be included in future Pixel Dungeon releases, plus all lower level rewards. Additional miniatures may be added by increasing your pledge amount by $10 each.

Custom Miniatures: Have your design brought to pixel life in the same high quality pixel art featured in other pixel dungeon miniatures.

Specifics: "Custom Miniature" assumes a humanoid character mini, front and back art, with additional mounted pose. As a general guideline, 3 small or medium monsters or 1 large monster (front and back with no mounted pose) are equivalent to 2 character minis.

"Future Release": Custom miniatures will be included in future Pixel Dungeon releases. At such time as a custom miniature is officially released you will be credited (if desired) as the designer.

Prohibited Content:  No copyrighted designs, I can not legally (and will not illegally) produce work based on copyrighted material unless the submitting designer is the legal copyright holder. No obscene designs. I realize obscenity is subjective and unfortunately I can't give a definitive answer as to what is and isn't obscene.

If you are unsure if your design would fall under prohibited content, please feel free to send a message and I'll sort it out.

$70 – Pixel Master Level

6 Custom pixel miniatures to be included in future Pixel Dungeon Releases, plus all Pixel Explorer level rewards. Additional miniatures may be added by increasing your pledge amount by $10 each or $50 for an additional 6.

(See "Pixel Champion Level" above for details regarding custom miniatures.)

$120 – Pixel Architect Level

1 custom building or 1 terrain pack. Miniatures may be added by increasing your pledge amount by $10 each or $50 for an additional 6.

Specifics: Terrain packs may include 2D and 3D terrain elements. This may include terrain and a few small buildings, terrain and a medium building, or one large building or group of buildings. The building pictured under "The Pixel Future" should be used as a general idea of maximum size. If you're unsure if what you want qualifies for this level, send a message and I can give you an answer.

Restrictions: See "Prohibited Content" in the custom miniatures section of the "Pixel Explorer" description.

$500 – Pixel Wizard Level

You pick the next series of pixel miniatures, and you will receive all future releases in the series you start, plus all Pixel Explorer level rewards.

Specifics: given the uniqueness of this reward I can not give a definite list of what will be included in this line, but it will include at least 1 character pack, 1 creature pack, and 1 terrain pack (or equivalent).

I strongly urge you to contact before pledging at this level to be sure of the viability of the miniatures line you wish to sponsor.

See the "Pixel Explorer" and "Pixel Architect" level descriptions for details regarding miniatures and terrain.

$1,000 – Pixel Hyperwizard

You will receive all future pixel miniature products for life, as well as being credited in all initial release products as “Executive Hyperwizard”.

Add-ons

To add additional rewards look up your backer level and increase your pledge by the amount shown on Table 1-1: Pixel Add-ons.

Stretch Goals

As is the thing to do, if funding is exceeded there will be exciting bonus rewards. New stretch goals will be revealed as current ones are met.

$1,000 – Zombies! (Unlocked)

A pack of 6 pixel zombie miniatures. In addition, 1 zombie will be added for each additional goal met.

Zombies! Will be automatically included for Pixel Explorer level and higher backers. All other backers may add zombies by increasing their pledge amount by $1, and new backers can pledge the minimum $2 and get zombies.

$1,500 – Swamp Thing & Skeletal Horse Wizard (Unlocked)

Sinister Swamps: Creature Pack. A collection of creepy crawly creatures.

Sinister Swamps may be added to any reward level by increasing your pledge amount by $3.

In addition, this fine Skeletal Horse Wizard will automatically be added to all reward levels.

$2,000 – Dice Tower

Pixel art dice tower, featuring multiple customizable skins. Dice tower will be automatically included in all Pixel Explorer level rewards, lower reward tiers may add be increasing pledge amount by $4.

$2,222 – Pixel War

Okay, I don't really expect this to happen, but if funding reaches $2,222 I will include a PDF copy of Pixel War, a skirmish wargame designed for use with Pixel Dungeon miniatures. Pixel war will feature a lite rule set and statistics for all Pixel Dungeon miniatures, including the Kickstarter exclusive Skeletal Horse Wizard. And hmm... how does free for all backers sound?

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

The only foreseeable issue is the creation of the customization sheets. If for some reason the development takes significantly longer than expected, all backers will receive non-customization "pre-release" versions. Full versions will still be given upon completion.

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    Pixel Level: Sincere gratitude for helping out. Additionally you will be able to add on additional rewards that become available.

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    Pixel Adventurer Level: Your choice of either Book of Heroes Vol. 1, or Book of Villains Vol. 1

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    Pixel Hero Level: Book of Heroes Vol. 1 and Book of Villains Vol. 1

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    Pixel Explorer Level: You will receive the full launch lineup. Book of Heroes Vol. 1, Book of Villains Vol. 1, Deadly Dungeons: Creature Pack, Deadly Dungeons: Terrain Pack, Fearsome Forests: Creature Pack, and Fearsome Forests: Terrain Pack. Plus you will be listed as a supporter in the 6 launch titles.

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    Pixel Champion Level: You will receive 1 custom pixel miniature, to be included in a future release. Plus all Pixel Explorer Level rewards. (see detailed description for full details on custom miniatures)

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    Pixel Master Level: Build a party with 6 custom pixel miniatures to be included in future releases. Plus all Pixel Explorer Level rewards. (see detailed description for full details on custom miniatures)

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    Pixel Architect Level: Custom designed terrain pack (including buildings) Plus all Pixel Explorer Level rewards. (see detailed description for full details on custom miniatures)

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    Pixel Wizard Level: An entire series of custom Pixel Miniatures. Pirates, cyborgs, bears on mopeds, it's up to you. (IMPORTANT: see detailed description for important information regarding this unique reward level)

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    Pixel Hyperwizard Level: You will recieve ALL Pixel Miniature products from Octopus Apocalypse, for life. In addition, you will be credited in the initial release products as "Executive Hyperwizard" a unique and prestigious honor.

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