As keen gamers my friends and I really wanted some good cobblestone roads which would work for a range of periods and genres. We couldn't find any which we really liked so I set around making some. I cut and sculpted around 3000 individual cobbles and laid them so they looked like the few examples of old real cobblestones I had managed to find for research and this is the result.
There's three straight sections, two curves and a Y-Junction, but no T-junctions, the idea being you can set any two pieces at right angles to create the exact junction you want exactly where you want it.
Below you can see the detail of all the resin cast sections Apologies for overlaying the word "sample" over them, it's to prevent folk simply downloading the images, printing them out and using my work for free.
The long straight section.
The plain short straight.
The short straight with a manhole cover.
45 degree Curve A.
45 degree Curve B.
The Roads in use
The masters have been made, cast and tested both for adding to gaming boards, glued down, and as stand alone pieces and have worked well. The pieces will be made slightly thicker than the prototypes, but that's simple and will be done as this Kickstarter runs.
Here's an example of them being used on terrain boards for Salute 2016...
...and here as stand-alone road sections.
All testers were very happy with them. If you're lucky enough to be going to Salute 2017 you can see some in use at table GG12 in a WW2 game hosted by my local gaming group The Gamers in Thanet Society.
Pricing and choosing
The base price is £7 an item, getting cheaper the more you pledge for. The long straight and the Y-Junction count as one item each, while the smaller pieces come in pairs. For the short straights you can pick two of the same, to allow for periods prior to manhole covers.
Honestly I'm not convinced about stretch goals but I thought I'd give it a go. This one is exclusive to the Kickstarter, would count as one item, and compliments the roads rather well.
Thanks for looking!
Note: All pieces are unpainted casts which mayrequire sanding. Miniatures not included and only shown as a scale reference.
Risks and challenges
After my last Kickstarter I've extended the delivery time so I can make the deadline, as I don't like to keep folk waiting, even the extra week or so with the previous one. My workload problem with casting isn't the time, it's having a small casting area and once it's full of casts waiting to cure I can't cast anything else, so hence a longer delivery date.
My previous KS has been fully met, all pledges have been dispatched, although those to the backers the other side of the world are still in transit. The feedback I've had from that has been constructive and wholly positive.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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