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A modular system for creating a wide variety of scenery and terrain using a 3D printer and .STL file for any war game system.
A modular system for creating a wide variety of scenery and terrain using a 3D printer and .STL file for any war game system.
45 backers pledged AU$ 8,049 to help bring this project to life.

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Welcome to Future Worlds: Landscapes!

Future Worlds: Landscapes is a modular terrain system which can be used with any gaming system, designed to look great on the table and printed by you using a 3D printer for a fraction of the cost of traditional scenery.

I've been wargaming since my teens and one thing thing that has remained true over the intervening years is that good scenery is always a pleasure to game on.  While it's possible to use books as hills and various tinned and bottled grocery items as terrain and cover, there's magic in well presented scenery that draws even non-gamers.

Whether seen close up or from a distance Landscapes scenery looks great.
Whether seen close up or from a distance Landscapes scenery looks great.

Whilst there are dozens of companies producing modular dungeons, scatter terrain, buildings and their various takes on them, one thing that has been persistently missing from the marketplace is the terrain itself - hills, valleys, rivers and so on.  While there have been some products on the market they've been rather limited in their flexibility and have usually been fiendishly expensive.  That's left wargamers to pretty much make their terrain themselves which is fine if you've got both the time needed AND the space to carefully store all the different and varied bits of terrain you want.  Unfortunately few people have the amount of space they really need for that.  What that means is that generally we see the same tired old three or four pieces brought out for game after game.

Well now you can have a continually new parade of terrain to game over - using your 3D printer to create the terrain you want!

With a Hill Set and the Trench Set you can easily create complex defensive works.
With a Hill Set and the Trench Set you can easily create complex defensive works.

With the Landscapes modular design you can quickly change your scenery to match your game.  Want some gentle rolling hills? One big one?  Want some cliffs on it?  What about two lines of trenches facing each other over a valley turned into a swampy quagmire?  You can have all of these and pretty much any terrain layout you want.

Landscapes is a modular system which allows you to build the terrain you want using 4" x 4" tiles using the OpenLOCK locking system.  Each set comprises various .STL file which can be printed on any 3D printer and because these tiles are printed by you, you can print the ones you need or want.  If all you want is is cliff faces for a craggy ravine or desert arroyo scenario then just print those.  If you're after some trench warfare, just print trenches and some one inch hill sections to put them in.  Or put them at the top of cliff sections... or halfway up a mountain.

Mix and match your sets to create unique terrain.
Mix and match your sets to create unique terrain.

You can literally print yourself tables of custom terrain which can be endlessly rearranged and which can then be packed up into a much smaller space than traditional scenery - and because the sections are printed from PLA or ABS (or filament of your choice) they are far less likely to be damaged by storage or rough use.

Some advantages of Landscapes scenery over traditional scenery:

  • Flexible - scale up or down, make simple or complex terrain features
  • Durable - made from plastic it's far tougher than traditional scenery techniques
  • Ease of storage - break down your terrain when you're not using it
  • Inexpensive - print sections for between 25-50c a piece (based on $25/roll of filament).
Want some difficult terrain?  Why not make a swamp?
Want some difficult terrain? Why not make a swamp?

 Below are the various .STL models which can to purchased through the various pledges.  The various sets are designed to be interchangeable to give maximum flexibility:

  • All 1" Hill Sets are interchangeable
  • All 2" Hill Sets are interchangeable
  • Any 1"-2" Hill Adaptor Set can be used with any 1" and 2" Hill Set
  • Any 1" Hill Set and the 1" Cliff set can be used together by using the 1" Hill-Cliff Adaptors
  • Any 2" Hill Set and the 2" Cliff Set can be used together by using the 2" Hill-Cliff Adaptors
  • Any Hill or Cliff Set can be used with the Trench, River and Swamp Sets.
  • The Bridge Set and the Add-Ons can be used with any 2" Hill or the 2" Cliff Set


The various sets are shown below:

This set requires a 1" Hill and a 2" Hill Set
This set requires a 1" Hill and a 2" Hill Set
This set requires a 1" Hill and a 2" Hill Set
This set requires a 1" Hill and a 2" Hill Set
This set requires a 1" Hill and a 2" Hill Set
This set requires a 1" Hill and a 2" Hill Set
This set requires the 1" and 2" Cliff Sets
This set requires the 1" and 2" Cliff Sets
This set requires either a 2" Hill or Cliff Set
This set requires either a 2" Hill or Cliff Set
This set requires any Hill or Cliff Set
This set requires any Hill or Cliff Set
These adaptors are designed to enable you to connnect 1" hills and cliff sets
These adaptors are designed to enable you to connnect 1" hills and cliff sets
These adaptors are designed to enable you to connnect 2" hills and cliff sets
These adaptors are designed to enable you to connnect 2" hills and cliff sets

Add-Ons:

This set requires either a 2" Hill or Cliff Set
This set requires either a 2" Hill or Cliff Set
This set requires either a 2" Hill or Cliff Set
This set requires either a 2" Hill or Cliff Set
This set requires either a 2" Hill or Cliff Set
This set requires either a 2" Hill or Cliff Set

 Stretch Goals are divided into Green and Red Goals.  Green Goals are available to anyone who has spent over AU$40.  The Red goals are only available to people who have purchased the 'I want the Lot' or 'Sales Licence' Rewards.

 All rewards will be delivered by our fulfillment partner DriveThru RPG - the world's largest online repository for all things RPG and Wargame related.

 Theme music by Tim Fatchen of Flying Tadpole Productions.  Check out a range of music at his website - www.flyingtadpole.com

Arid Hills Gaming is proud to be a commercial licence holder for the OpenLOCK system.
Arid Hills Gaming is proud to be a commercial licence holder for the OpenLOCK system.

Risks and challenges

This project is for .STL files for 3D printers. As such there is no physical product and so the risks in manufacturing a product do not exist. The majority of the files exist and have been print tested which means that most of the files are ready for distribution. The largest challenge is ensuring that the files which are not yet print ready are completed within the time frame given. I have had previous experience with the design and delivery of this type of project and using that experience I have set a time line which is, if anything, conservative to ensure that people are not disappointed.

Delivery will be managed through DriveThru RPG, the internet's largest downloadable site for RPGs and Wargames. They have well established systems and a proven track record for fuss free delivery.

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    Pledge AU$ 1 or more About $0.73

    Design your own world

    Custom build your own pledge by selecting whichever sets you want from any of the sets and add ons - for those who know exactly what they have in mind.

    Simply add the amount from each item you select and pledge the total amount. At the conclusion of the campaign you'll be asked to nominate which items you want.

    Provided you have spent $40 or more all green stretch goals apply to this tier.

    Please note that all sets are downloadable .STL files which require a 3D printer to use - there is no physical product.

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    Pledge AU$ 15 or more About $11

    Single $15 Terrain Set

    This pledge level will get you one complete terrain set - this set will enable you make whatever terrain you want in one specific style.

    Please note that all sets are downloadable .STL files which require a 3D printer to use - there is no physical product.

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    River and Swamp Bundle

    This bundle contains both the river and swamp sets - perfect for difficult terrain.

    Please note that all sets are downloadable .STL files which require a 3D printer to use - there is no physical product.

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    • River Set
    • Swamp Set
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    Pledge AU$ 40 or more About $29

    Single Hill or Cliff Bundle

    With this pledge you get one complete themed set of your choice. Each set comprises a 1" hill or cliff set, a 2" hill or cliff set and an adaptor set enabling you to use them together.

    All green stretch goals apply to this tier.

    Please note that all sets are downloadable .STL files which require a 3D printer to use - there is no physical product.

    Includes:
    • 1" Hill or Cliff Set
    • 2" Hill or Cliff Set
    • 1" to 2" Adaptor Set
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    Trench Bundle

    This bundle includes the trench set and a 1" hill or cliff set to enable you to make complex defensive trench networks

    All green stretch goals apply to this tier.

    Please note that all sets are downloadable .STL files which require a 3D printer to use - there is no physical product.

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    • Trench Set
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    Pledge AU$ 110 or more About $80

    Landscape Bundle

    This bundle is great for people who want to have a wide and varied range of hill options. It even includes a graveyard set for added grimness.

    All green stretch goals apply to this tier.

    Please note that all sets are downloadable .STL files which require a 3D printer to use - there is no physical product.

    Includes:
    • 1" Basic Hills Set
    • 2" Basic Hill Set
    • 1" to 2" Basic Hills adaptor set
    • 1" Stepped Hills Set
    • 2" Stepped Hills Set
    • 1" to 2" Stepped Hill Adaptor Set
    • 1" Graveyard Hills Set
    • 2" Graveyard Hills Set
    • 1" to 2" Graveyard Hills Adaptor Set
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    Pledge AU$ 200 or more About $146

    I want the Lot! (Early Bird Deal)

    This gets you everything. That's right, every one of the Landscape sets, adaptors and add-ons. You get the all the hills, all the cliffs, all the adaptors (including the hill to cliff adaptors), the river, swamp, trench and bridge sets as well as the cave, bunker and mine openings. Save $135 and get yourself a terrain collection that'll be the envy of your local gaming group.

    You also get the Kickstarter exclusive ruined tower. Set on four tiles and with a modular construction which enables you to control both the height and the appearance of the tower. This tower design will not be made available to the public and will not be re-released in the future.

    All green AND red stretch goals apply to this tier.

    Please note that all sets are downloadable .STL files which require a 3D printer to use - there is no physical product.

    Includes:
    • 1" Basic Hills Set
    • 2" Basic Hill Set
    • 1" to 2" Basic Hills adaptor set
    • 1" Stepped Hills Set
    • 2" Stepped Hills Set
    • 1" to 2" Stepped Hill Adaptor Set
    • 1" Graveyard Hills Set
    • 2" Graveyard Hills Set
    • 1" to 2" Graveyard Hills Adaptor Set
    • 1" Cliff Set
    • 2" Cliff Set
    • 1" to 2" Cliff Adaptor Set
    • River Set
    • Swamp Set
    • Trench Set
    • Bridges Set
    • 1" Cliff to Hill Adaptor Set
    • 2" Cliff to Hill Adaptor Set
    • Cave Openings Add-On
    • Bunker Openings Add-Ons
    • Mine Openings Add-Ons
    • Kickstarter Exclusive Ruined Tower
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    Pledge AU$ 215 or more About $157

    I want the Lot! (Almost Early Bird Deal)

    This gets you everything. That's right, every one of the Landscape sets, adaptors and add-ons. You get the all the hills, all the cliffs, all the adaptors (including the hill to cliff adaptors), the river, swamp, trench and bridge sets as well as the cave, bunker and mine openings. Save $120 and get yourself a terrain collection that'll be the envy of your local gaming group.

    You also get the Kickstarter exclusive ruined tower. Set on four tiles and with a modular construction which enables you to control both the height and the appearance of the tower. This tower design will not be made available to the public and will not be re-released in the future.

    All green AND red stretch goals apply to this tier.

    Please note that all sets are downloadable .STL files which require a 3D printer to use - there is no physical product.

    Includes:
    • 1" Basic Hills Set
    • 2" Basic Hill Set
    • 1" to 2" Basic Hills adaptor set
    • 1" Stepped Hills Set
    • 2" Stepped Hills Set
    • 1" to 2" Stepped Hill Adaptor Set
    • 1" Graveyard Hills Set
    • 2" Graveyard Hills Set
    • 1" to 2" Graveyard Hills Adaptor Set
    • 1" Cliff Set
    • 2" Cliff Set
    • 1" to 2" Cliff Adaptor Set
    • River Set
    • Swamp Set
    • Trench Set
    • Bridges Set
    • 1" Cliff to Hill Adaptor Set
    • 2" Cliff to Hill Adaptor Set
    • Cave Openings Add-On
    • Bunker Openings Add-Ons
    • Mine Openings Add-Ons
    • Kickstarter Exclusive Ruined Tower
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    Pledge AU$ 230 or more About $168

    I want the Lot!

    This gets you everything. That's right, every one of the Landscape sets, adaptors and add-ons. You get the all the hills, all the cliffs, all the adaptors (including the hill to cliff adaptors), the river, swamp, trench and bridge sets as well as the cave, bunker and mine openings. Save $105 and get yourself a terrain collection that'll be the envy of your local gaming group.

    You also get the Kickstarter exclusive ruined tower. Set on four tiles and with a modular construction which enables you to control both the height and the appearance of the tower. This tower design will not be made available to the public and will not be re-released in the future.

    All green AND red stretch goals apply to this tier.

    Please note that all sets are downloadable .STL files which require a 3D printer to use - there is no physical product.

    Includes:
    • 1" Basic Hills Set
    • 2" Basic Hill Set
    • 1" to 2" Basic Hills adaptor set
    • 1" Stepped Hills Set
    • 2" Stepped Hills Set
    • 1" to 2" Stepped Hill Adaptor Set
    • 1" Graveyard Hills Set
    • 2" Graveyard Hills Set
    • 1" to 2" Graveyard Hills Adaptor Set
    • 1" Cliff Set
    • 2" Cliff Set
    • 1" to 2" Cliff Adaptor Set
    • River Set
    • Swamp Set
    • Trench Set
    • Bridges Set
    • 1" Cliff to Hill Adaptor Set
    • 2" Cliff to Hill Adaptor Set
    • Cave Openings Add-On
    • Bunker Openings Add-Ons
    • Mine Openings Add-Ons
    • Kickstarter Exclusive Ruined Tower
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    Pledge AU$ 400 or more About $292

    Sales Licence

    This gets you everything. That's right, every one of the Landscape sets, adaptors and add-ons. You get the all the hills, all the cliffs, all the adaptors (including the hill to cliff adaptors), the river, swamp, trench and bridge sets as well as the cave, bunker and mine openings.

    It also provides you with a licence to print and sell the printed models of everything, including all stretch goals EXCEPT the Kickstarter Exclusive Ruined Tower. You may not sell the .STL files and may not sell altered copies of the models. If you have any questions please feel free to ask.

    You also get the Kickstarter exclusive ruined tower (for your own personal use). Set on four tiles and with a modular construction which enables you to control both the height and the appearance of the tower. This tower design will not be made available to the public and will not be re-released in the future.

    All green AND red stretch goals apply to this tier.

    Please note that all sets are downloadable .STL files which require a 3D printer to use - there is no physical product.

    Includes:
    • 1" Basic Hills Set
    • 2" Basic Hill Set
    • 1" to 2" Basic Hills adaptor set
    • 1" Stepped Hills Set
    • 2" Stepped Hills Set
    • 1" to 2" Stepped Hill Adaptor Set
    • 1" Graveyard Hills Set
    • 2" Graveyard Hills Set
    • 1" to 2" Graveyard Hills Adaptor Set
    • 1" Cliff Set
    • 2" Cliff Set
    • 1" to 2" Cliff Adaptor Set
    • River Set
    • Swamp Set
    • Trench Set
    • Bridges Set
    • 1" Cliff to Hill Adaptor Set
    • 2" Cliff to Hill Adaptor Set
    • Cave Openings Add-On
    • Bunker Openings Add-Ons
    • Mine Openings Add-Ons
    • Kickstarter Exclusive Ruined Tower
    • Sales Licence
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    Limited 3 backers
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