About this project
The Dark Castle Tile Set is a printable PDF that includes a big variety of halls and rooms to make a great dungeon for RPG's or other Dungeon crawling adventure games. I want to make sure this is very clear so am including this on the top of the page. What you actually receive are PDF papercraft files, not a finished product. While I did all the hard work designing the files so it is simply print and cut and glue, I want to be certain people are clear.
Inspired by retro video games I took a slightly different approach to the gritty realistic tiles that are often offered. These are all hand designed graphics that are meant to inspire the fun of those classic themes.
The tiles are designed to print on standard US Letter with 25mm squares. The prototype tiles are shown printed at standard quality for my printer with no adjustments on cardstock. The following picture shows a single print run, no duplicate prints.
Backers of the Supporter level will gain access to all Dark Castle Tiles that are unlocked over the course of the campaign (which will later be bundled as a separate expansion). Also all Supporters will get a free PDF with all the Blue and White checkered floors done in Red and White as a thanks for your support.
Here is a preview of the tile set so you know exactly what to expect. (If you click on it you will get a PDF of the file)
Here is a preview of the Serpents Caverns tileset. It is still a WIP but I am pretty happy with how it is turning out. I'd love your feedback though. As much as this is my project, I want my backers to be involved.
Here are some built preview tiles for the Serpent Caverns, these are not final tiles, and I may do some adjustments still, but I needed to print and build them to get a nice feel for them.
Throughout the kickstarter if things go well we'll add some Stretch Goals, maybe even entirely new tilesets.
$125 - Unlocked - Dark Castle Water Rooms - These will be a series of halls and rooms which have flooded or water features. Flooded sections will also have non-flooded corresponding sections.
Preview of the Flooded Hallways
$150 - Unlocked - Dark Castle Corruption Tiles - Dark Magic is corrupting the castle causing rifts between this world and another. From this void comes all sorts of unspeakable and indescribable horrors. These tiles will let you transition back and forth between that realm and the normal.
$175 - Unlocked - Dark Castle Specialty Rooms - This set will include a few larger multi-page rooms, as well as some that are more unique or unusual. I also hope to include a few puzzle style items. Like Push Button puzzle components, and some other small props.
$200 - Unlocked Add-On- $6 - The Serpent Caverns Tileset - The Serpent Caverns tileset is a completely new set of adventures in the fiery caverns of the serpent lords. With a warm earthy cavern feel and beautiful stone serpent pattern inlaid into the floors it is an excellent alternate setting to the more cold dungeon of the Dark Castle. This is not a free goal like the previous ones, it is an entirely new tileset, I am still charging the same low price of $6 for this set though, and it will include all Serpent Caverns Expansions for free!
$250 - Unlocked - The Serpent Caverns Lava Expansion - Adding flowing lava to the Serpent Caverns these tiles will make the heroes quest even more perilous.
$325 - Unlocked - Photo Tutorials - As the 2.5d dungeon layout is new for many of you, I'll be grabbing some help and doing a photo tutorial for the best ways to build these dungeons. It will also include tips for building your own additions, like how to add jars, pillar and such from simple supplies at the craft store.
$400 - Unlocked - The Serpent Caverns Room Expansion - Even more interesting rooms for the Serpent Caverns. These will be more along the lines of puzzles and challenges for the heroes.
$475 - Unlocked - Props - I will add a series of 2.5d props, this isn't fully fleshed out yet, so would appreciate your feedback! My current ideas are maybe some really simple fountains, doors and statues. I want these to be very simple builds more like figure flats than full projects in their own rights. The beauty of this project was simplicity, so I want to keep it that way.
$600 - Unocked - Forest Temple Add-On - $6 - The forest temple will add another entirely new set. This being a heavily overgrown vine covered temple.
$800 - Unlocked - Digital Tiles - Scaled for use with D20Pro(and hopefully similiar programs) these lower resolution files will be chopped up into exact dimension tiles so they can be quickly added to your D20 Pro games.
$1,000 - Unlocked - Notched Door Fittings - These small hall pieces are designed to fit the Twisting Catacombs doors. It will require a more specific cut, but it will allow their Standard Width Double Doors to fit into the dungeons perfectly. This is basically a free sheet, one per tileset.
$1,200 - Unlocked - Random Dungeon Generation Cards for the Dark Castle - This is a simple Card deck with small images of the dungeon tiles on them. This will let you simply draw what room or hallway to place next. (due to the designs this will not be perfect, you may need to tweak what rooms you use to prevent your dungeon from being one room long)
$1,500 - Unlocked - Forest Temple Courtyard - This will add a series of courtyard tiles to the Forest Temple set.
AdventureCraft Dungeons are a series of pdf files that are designed to build your own 2.5d dungeons using some foamcore (or cardboard), a gluestick, and these files.
All miniatures shown are from Impact! Miniatures.
Zealot Miniatures - Twisting Catacombs
For those looking for some awesome dungeon scenics to add to your dungeons, Zealot Miniatures is doing a really awesome line of terrain that would suit these tiles really well.
Risks and challenges
Though there is little that can really go wrong with this project, there are lots of little things that could cause problems, like file incompatibility or licensing issues. Still, I have done everything I can to ensure I do not have any problems now or in the future.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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