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Last updated August 24, 2019

Dungeon X Tiles - d30 System

The d30 system is a simple and robust way for GM's to create fast and unique playing environments. (Compatible with most 28mm TRPGs)

Dungeon X Tiles - d30 System

The d30 system is a simple and robust way for GM's to create fast and unique playing environments. (Compatible with most 28mm TRPGs)

AU$ 4,207
pledged of AU$ 740,000pledged of AU$ 740,000 goal
32
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, August 24 2019 3:24 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated August 24, 2019

About

Welcome to Benton Gaming's first Kickstarter Campaign! Here we hope to add to the Tabletop Roleplaying Community by providing a simple and robust way for GM's to create intricate and unique playing environments.  

What's in "The Big Kit" box
What's in "The Big Kit" box

Have you ever looked at the maps in D&D campaign books and been impressed with their sprawling design, then realised that you either have to rely on simple tabletop grid paper or invest heavily into resin gaming Tiles to recreate them? Or perhaps you use the cardboard dungeon Tiles but find them lacking all of the Tiles you need, then get frustrated by the way they tend to slide out of alignment when models are moved around on them in the heat of battle?

The d30 tile system has been developed to minimise many of these issues so you can spend less time breaking the immersion during set up, and stay focused on what everyone came for: Relieving the denizens of the dungeon from their shinies while helping the local lazy NPC's. 

Dungeon X Tiles are modular injection moulded Dungeon Tiles made from ABS plastic (the same high-quality material used in LEGO blocks). They have terrain-specific textured surfaces with an easy to see grid. 

The d30 System: Easy,Quick Set-up

The key feature of the d30 System is the self-locating and aligning grooves on the side of each tile. They allow the Tiles to be rapidly placed in position and lightly locked without requiring any locking components. 

Easy inter-lockable tiles with patent pending design
Easy inter-lockable tiles with patent pending design
3D printed version shown
3D printed version shown

Quantity

With over 70 Tiles in the starter kit, including 19 Unique Tiles, there is over 250 scaled 5ft x 5ft squares for you create your Diabolical Dungeon.

Feel

If you haven't tried it before, moving miniatures on ABS plastic has a great solid feel. It adds more to the experience over other options like printed cardboard.

30mm Grid Size

With every player and their pet bear wanting their miniatures to have a heroic pose, 25mm square grids can sometimes seem a little claustrophobic. This often leads to unwanted movement of models during positioning. The solution: Bigger squares! 

Improved 30mm x 30mm grid system
Improved 30mm x 30mm grid system
Prototype shown next to the standard 25mm tile set
Prototype shown next to the standard 25mm tile set

Say No to Metagaming

One of the biggest issues with an elaborate dungeon is the time it takes to set it up. There's no blaming some GM's for setting up the Tiles in advance, but this does have one huge flaw- “Let's rest up before we enter that big room”. Dungeon X Tiles reduce metagaming by letting  the GM set up a tile within seconds of the Rouge peeping through the keyhole.

Upgradable system

With your help, as the project moves towards stretch goals, several kits will be added that capitalise on the d30 System.

Customisable

ABS plastic is perfect for modifying to add your own personal touch. You can paint them, cut away sections, or for the advance modellers out there: Glue on other plastic parts from other gaming systems!

Online Playing Tool

As Dungeon X Tiles is a standard kit, players with the tiles and using online video tools can have a nearly identical physical combat experience. Imagine Battleship with Kolbolds and tavern fights!*

*Please note that Benton Gaming is not liable for any damages caused to local taverns as a result of damage from Barbarians or other adventures.

Some items may require stretch goals
Some items may require stretch goals

The 35 day campaign is directed towards funding the moulds for the The Big Kit. There is already development made in several integrated parts to be added as stretch goals. We will work our hardest to create additional content for backers, however we must be mindful that mould design/fabrication take a significant time and will increase the product delivery time and costs. 

(We don't want to hold up the time it takes you to put this kit on your tabletop!)

The first kit will consist of 2 sets of 3x3, 4x4 and 5x5 size room sprues, as well as a large 9x9 tile and several supporting components. The square tile sprues also come with connector Tiles and corridor Tiles. Additionally there will be a sprue that contains Corner bends, Doors, and Columns.  All together the kit has 33 Room Tiles, 54 corridors and Joiners, 10 Columns, and 16 Doors. It covers 276 scaled 5ft^2.

The parts will come in 18 Sprues approximately A4 in size, plus one large individual tile. (The tiles will be required to be cut off the sprue) 

"The Big Kit"
"The Big Kit"
An impressive collection of tiles included in "The Big Kit"
An impressive collection of tiles included in "The Big Kit"
You choose the adventure (some items in stretch goals shown)
You choose the adventure (some items in stretch goals shown)
Each adventure is unique (some items in stretch goals shown)
Each adventure is unique (some items in stretch goals shown)
1 of the 18 part Sprues included in "The Big Kit"
1 of the 18 part Sprues included in "The Big Kit"

Slate

The current textures seen on the tiles were created to get an accurate quotation on the plastic injection mould tools. Once the project has been funded, all of the parts will have the fidelity of the slate increased to look more realistic. This also includes the Doors and Stone Columns.

Prototype shown
Prototype shown
"Slate" texture painted
"Slate" texture painted

Benton Gaming has been founded by Joel Benton, a Mechanical Design Engineer that designs robot Automation cells for a plastic moulding and light metal manufacturing company. With over 20 years of Tabletop gaming experience and over 10 years running Dungeons and Dragons sessions as a DM, he decided to apply his professional skills and connections to create products that will be enjoyed by himself and the greater gaming community.

Joining him on this adventure is his brother Brooke, a world-class Product Designer and Co-Founder of ZILR (www.zilr.pro), a company that provides accessories for the professional video market and brings to the table organic modelling skills to give Benton Gaming products quality aesthetics.

All of the products created in this Kickstarter campaign will be made in Melbourne Australia. The parts themselves will literally be moulded meters away from Joel's desk at the same company he works for as an Engineer. This will allow nearly unparalleled quality control of moulded gaming parts by a Kickstarter creator! This also means that no shortcuts can be made by overseas suppliers. And changes required to the moulding tools can be performed in a short time at our local toolmaker. 

To get a high-quality mould to make ABS parts, a significant investment must be made. As Joel and Brooke can design the products themselves without requiring paid consultation the majority of the funding goal goes towards moulding tool costs and logistic.

Multi Kit

This unlocks the option to buy a double kit at a greater discount than two single Big Kits.

  • If you have already purchased a single kit, you can upgrade to this Multi Kit tier once this goal is unlocked.
  • You may choose one of the kits from any unlocked environment textures. 
  • This Item will be shipped in a single non-retail box.
  •  Cost $270, (33% discount off future RRP) 

Single Sprue Sets

This unlocks the option to buy an individual Sprue Set From the list below.

  • No prior backing of the Big Kit Required
  • Several Tiers will be added, such as "Single Sprue", "Double Sprue", "Big Kit + Single Sprue", "Big Kit + Double Sprue" etc. 
  • The Sets will be shipped simultaneously in a separate box in addition to any big kits
  • Textures may be chosen from any unlocked stretch goals
  • Cost $30, (25% discount off future RRP) 
Single Sprue Set 1
Single Sprue Set 1
Single Sprue Set 2
Single Sprue Set 2
Single Sprue Set 3
Single Sprue Set 3
Single Sprue Set 4
Single Sprue Set 4
Single Sprue Set 5
Single Sprue Set 5
Single Sprue Set 6
Single Sprue Set 6

Dungeon Accessories

This unlocks a sprue of accessories  

  • Barrels, Crates, Chests and other common dungeon items
  • This can be selected as an option in the "Individual Sprue" Tiers
  • Cost $30, (25% discount off future RRP) 
Early mold-costing prototype shown
Early mold-costing prototype shown

Texture Environment 2: Wood

This unlocks the second texture environment which represents Wooden Floors. 

  • The Big Kit may now come in a second option: a wooden-floor like texture
  • Fully compatible with the Slate texture
  • You may choose either a complete kit of the Wood or the Slate texture, but not a combination of parts within the one kit 
Work in progress example shown
Work in progress example shown
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Follow us on:

https://www.instagram.com/bentongaming/ 

https://www.facebook.com/DungeonXTiles/ 

Contact us on : 

Info@bentongaming.com

SHIPPING

Initially we Will ship to the following countries:

USA & Canada 

Australia & New Zealand

UK & Ireland

European Union

Japan & China

Risks and challenges

Although Benton Gaming has never release a gaming product, Joel operates in a professional environment that regularly brings plastic moulded injected parts from concept through to manufacturing. While Brooke has developed several professional video products in the broadcast industry and has experience of bringing products full circle.

The potential risk lies in the logistics of stock accumulation of thousands of parts prior to boxing and shipping. Additionally, we currently only have experience in the standard business purchase order and payment systems, and not the Kickstarter Account management systems.

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