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Help us unlock adventure with our modular 2D neoprene terrain system to use with miniatures in role-playing games and war games.
Help us unlock adventure with our modular 2D neoprene terrain system to use with miniatures in role-playing games and war games.
198 backers pledged $31,288 to help bring this project to life.

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Like many adventures before this one, our story starts in a tavern with the consumption of ale. Tales of daring feats on the tabletop were shared back and forth between our heroes, and, what was once an idea, became a plan to action. A new iteration of Adventure Tiles, modular 2D neoprene terrain began to take shape.

We have spent hours looking at mat sizes, component configurations, and playability to create products useful for any RPG group that uses miniatures or wargamers looking for the precision 2D terrain can bring. As we developed more components and new sets came to mind, we determined that a platform like Kickstarter and backers like you would help us realize these possibilities and launch this concept onto the tabletop.

Each set layout has been playtested thoroughly to make sure it is durable, reusable, and filled with the right amount of character while still workable into most campaign storylines. Lay out your encounter in just a few minutes and make changes on the fly. With this modular terrain, you can easily add or remove these quality art elements from your games quickly and conveniently

So...what are we talking about?

 

The Wilderness Mat Starter Set is the foundation for this series. The 30” by 30” mat is sized to play on most game and kitchen tables while the 8 elements add an impressive amount of encounter layout combinations all on their own.

The Wilderness Mat Starter Set includes all the pieces shown in the picture above. These components are full art, die-cut neoprene terrain available as a set with or without a white 1” grid layer. This product is included in the Explorer pledge level and above.

The footsteps lead past those ruined walls. People who go in there don’t come out. No way am I headed there... it’s haunted…. or cursed…. or evil! Whatever it is, I-I-I just ain’t going there!
The footsteps lead past those ruined walls. People who go in there don’t come out. No way am I headed there... it’s haunted…. or cursed…. or evil! Whatever it is, I-I-I just ain’t going there!

Ruins is an amazing set that adds tactical elements to the encounter with various wall and design possibilities. Use the ruined walls to lay out ancient structures, frame areas of interest or simply add them as tactical obstacles.  

The Adventure Tiles Ruins: Wilderness Expansion Set includes all the pieces shown in the picture above. These components are full art, die-cut neoprene terrain available as a set with or without a white 1” grid layer. This product is intended for use with the Adventure Tiles Wilderness Starter Set. This set is an initial expansion and available as an add-on and included in the Adventurer backer level.

This place is teeming with old magic, it flows through the ground and slumbers in these stones. Tread carefully; magic such as this should not be trifled with.
This place is teeming with old magic, it flows through the ground and slumbers in these stones. Tread carefully; magic such as this should not be trifled with.

The Mystic Circles Set adds perfect centerpieces for an encounter and lends itself to all sorts of scenarios for your adventures. From magic cabals to arcane structures, this set adds a great focal point and some detailed elements allowing for a surprising number of variations! Both the stone circle and glowing runes are large enough to allow the components in the set to be swapped in and out as the need arises! Use these same pieces and mix and match with the other expansion sets to create a dynamic board over the course of your campaigns.

The Adventure Tiles Mystic Circles: Wilderness Expansion Set includes all pieces shown in the picture above. These components are full art, die-cut neoprene terrain available as a set with or without a white 1” grid layer. This product is intended for use with the Adventure Tiles Wilderness Starter Set. This set is an initial expansion and available as an add-on and included in the Adventurer backer level.

Just over the ridge, there’s a whole village of them in huge leather covered tents. I think this is the place. If we sneak to the far side, I think we could slip into the tents to rescue the professor.
Just over the ridge, there’s a whole village of them in huge leather covered tents. I think this is the place. If we sneak to the far side, I think we could slip into the tents to rescue the professor.

The savage village adds a number of great focal points for your encounters. Utilize the placement of a few tents for a raiding or scouting force or the larger round hut to stage a battle within and without! The inside of the large round hut is even big enough to allow the smaller  components in the set to be swapped in and out as you choose. Use these same components and mix and match with the other expansion sets!

The Adventure Tiles Savage Village: Wilderness Expansion Set includes all pieces shown in the picture above. These components are full art, die-cut neoprene terrain available as a set with or without a white 1” grid layer. This product is intended for use with the Adventure Tiles Wilderness Starter Set. This set is an initial expansion and available as an add-on and included in the Adventurer backer level.

I can’t hit them through this many trees. Damn this dense thicket!
I can’t hit them through this many trees. Damn this dense thicket!

This set helps add additional wilderness elements to your encounters, allowing for a much more dense woodland or forest scene. It includes additional variations of pieces from the starter set.

The Adventure Tiles Woodlands: Wilderness Expansion Set includes all pieces shown in the picture above. These components are full art, die-cut neoprene terrain available as a set with or without a white 1” grid layer. This product is intended for use with the Adventure Tiles Wilderness Starter Set. This set is an initial expansion and available as an add-on and included in the Adventurer backer level.

Ready to take the on the wilds? Our adventurer kit comes with all of the tools you would need to have a diverse experience and truly unlock adventure!

Looking for a more artistic approach? Our Cartographer level allows you to work with Ed Bourelle to design one of the next pieces of Adventure Tiles Terrain! Together you will create a stunning new addition to the line, becoming a true cartographer of the land. You will also receive our Adventurer Level AND 5 pieces of your own design.

As mentioned previously, each piece of terrain is available with or without the one-inch squares to allow players the ability to choose between a setting for roleplaying OR a battle for a war game.

 Our 30" x 30" mat is fantastic for roleplayers and small wargames, but we also have mats available in 3 other sizes to meet your needs!

 

 Looking for additional mats or a mat size to meet your needs? You can add additional mats to your pledge and shipping comes included!

 You can now buy the Kickstarter exclusive pieces of terrain individually! Add them on for the prices set below!

 The Frontier Tower is the pinnacle of 2D terrain and its superior function. Delve deep into each of the four floors of the tower, allowing an entire roleplaying experience from a single terrain piece! With a 12” base and three additional 10” floors, the Frontier Tower provides a massive working interior with plenty of space to stage epic heists or daring rescues! The Adventure Tiles Frontier Tower: Wilderness Expansion Set includes all pieces shown in the picture above. These components are full art, die-cut neoprene terrain available as a set with or without a white 1” grid layer. This product is intended for use with the Adventure Tiles Wilderness Starter Set. This set is available as an add-on.

We had a lot of discussions on how to make Waterways and the most economical way we could find was to do the water as a large sheet that you cut yourself. All of these waterways will fit across the 30" and 36" mats and can be joined on the larger mats. The shoreline pieces can even be butted together to make a six-foot table edge on the 72" mat or placed back to back to make a wide channel. Cutting this material is very easy with a pair of scissors and we have built in plenty of wiggle room for the cuts to make sure you won't have to worry. This set is available as an add-on.

Please keep in mind that the graphics above are a work-in-progress and we will have detailed and textured shorelines and flowing water once finished. We won't be skimping on the art, we assure you.

Splish-splash!
Splish-splash!

 

 

 

 

 

Help us design the Strange Encounters set in the comments section!
Help us design the Strange Encounters set in the comments section!

 

SkeletonKey Games is the brainchild of Ed Bourelle. His company pioneered miniatures-scale RPG terrain with the release of Magnetic Adventure Tiles 15 years ago. Those early products helped launch an entire line of digital eAdventure Tiles that have remained popular for more than a decade. As a company, Skeletonkey’s goal is to produce accessories that enhance tabletop gaming and allow players to unlock their own adventures!

Ed Bourelle is an award-winning RPG cartographer. Ed has worked with the best and brightest in the tabletop gaming industry since 2001. Past clients featuring Ed’s cartography, illustration, and writing include Fantasy Flight Games, White Wolf Publishing, Frog God Games, Malhavoc Press, and many others. By day, he is the creative director of Privateer Press, publishers of the hit tabletop wargame WARMACHINE. His list of achievements stands tall, proud, and silver-haired (much like Ed).

Broken Egg Games is what you get when a police officer and a teacher join together and bring forth an idea to revolutionize an industry. While this may sound like a movie pitch, it is just the humble origin story of Broken Egg Games. Our goals today are simple: Create products to immerse people in their hobbies and having fun doing it. With a long road behind us, and hopefully a longer one on the way, we look forward to the challenges that make an idea into a company.

Adam Oligschlaeger is the teacher (and classically trained carpenter) from the aforementioned tale. Adam founded the company to create new ideas and products for his brethren on the tabletop. Charging into battle on a war game landscape or haggling with an old sea captain on the role playing table, Adam is comforted by a game in front of him and a trusty steed at his side (that steed being a beer, bag of popcorn, or his dog Loki most likely...).

Jason Flanzer is the unbridled force that moves Broken Egg Games forward into new frontiers. No, seriously though, his friends call him the reckless "Typhoon Flanzer" and he is not to be left alone with your grandmother's china. While he may be quite the force of nature, he is more likely to be known as an expert gamer and idea specialist. Always looking to innovate, Jason pushes the envelope on and off the table top.

Risks and challenges

This project is already off to a great start with in-house artist (Ed is the man!) This will help to hold the timeline accountable. The production of the components is a process we are familiar with already as it is in line with our other 2d terrain products at Broken Egg Games. We have shipped thousands of orders from our website and have an incredible team available and ready to deliver your pledges. This is our second kickstarter with our first being successfully fulfilled with only a slight delay due to all of the awesome tokens our backers helped us to choose!

With all of this in mind, anything could happen. Working with machines and having many amazing processes involved from different suppliers can delay the process should a disaster arise. We have contingencies in place should such things occur in the supply chain and a strong budget to ensure our accuracy and quality. We realize there is a chance that we do not fund.If that were to occur we will analyze our shortcomings and make a concerted effort to blossom into a perfect product launch.

The opposite could also be true, we strongly believe in our product and that may leave us buried in orders and gasping for air! The good news is that we have many backup plans that support a quick growth process, storage and expansion of operations to handle whatever the backers throw at us. No matter the challenge one thing is sure we will get it done and if there is a problem we will work through it and inform our backers at every turn. With numerous updates, scheduled live streams and an ear right into our workshop, you can be sure you will know when we are slaying it or if there are any problems!

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