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Future Worlds Modular Sci-Fri Terrain for 3D printers is fast and flexible enabling rapid building of unique and complex terrain.
Future Worlds Modular Sci-Fri Terrain for 3D printers is fast and flexible enabling rapid building of unique and complex terrain.
Future Worlds Modular Sci-Fri Terrain for 3D printers is fast and flexible enabling rapid building of unique and complex terrain.
139 backers pledged AU$ 8,175 to help bring this project to life.

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Future Worlds: Modular Sci-Fi Terrain for 28mm figures

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I've been playing role playing games, tabletop skirmish and wargames for nearly twenty years. I've been building and designing scenery for nearly that long. I've always found something magical about the miniature world and narrative created on the barren wastes of the kitchen table, broken by the rocky outcrops of painted polystyrene or the depths of space conjured up by a piece of MDF painted black and speckled with white using (someone else's) toothbrush and paint.

A table with great scenery looks amazing and even non-gamers are drawn to them. But not everyone has the time or the inclination to scratch build scenery - and quite often scratch built scenery has the unfortunate tendency to be fragile and nothing breaks the gaming mood quite like desperately super gluing something together mid game.

So, what does the Future Worlds Kickstarter have to offer? Simply, great looking, economical and sturdy scenery. With the advent of affordable, high resolution, three dimensional printers it's now possible for me to provide you with high quality three dimensional modular designs which can be printed over and over again. Want just a small compound? Easy. Want an entire table filled with a maze of corridors, service ways and access hatches? Print them up! After the small initial outlay for a set, you have all the designs required to make any size installation you want, from small and simple to huge and complicated. Just print pieces as needed - and all from only cents per piece.

The Future Worlds Sci-Fi modular scenery project offers three distinct styles of modular walls and floors:

 

Completed High Tech Sections
Completed High Tech Sections

 

 

Completed Industrial Sections
Completed Industrial Sections

 

 

Steampunk Prototypes - designs to be confirmed
Steampunk Prototypes - designs to be confirmed

All sets are interchangeable, giving you the ability to further customize the look and feel of your layout with pieces that not only look great and are built to last, but with a simple, and rugged clip together system, can be set up in moments.

 

Each Modular Set contains these shaped pieces (themed).  With them you can make just about any layout you can think of
Each Modular Set contains these shaped pieces (themed). With them you can make just about any layout you can think of

 

If that weren't enough, I'm also going to offer you damaged versions of the pieces, enabling yet more variation.

The pieces themselves incorporate a 1.5 inch floor square and 3 inch high walls designed for not only 28mm figures, 'heroic' 28mm figures and those larger character pieces, or those with sculpted, scenic bases but also 58mm figures or anything in between. The great news is that if you prefer inch floors or you need a different size, you can simply re-scale the designs to suit your needs.

That type of flexibility, economy and appearance just outstrips all the laser cut MDF and heavy card options out there.

That's easy - you'll get the finished sets before anyone else and at a lower price.  On being made available to the general public, these sets will be priced at US$15 through our fulfillment partner DriveThru RPG.  In addition, anyone who buys the three base sets will get each stretch goal that is unlocked for FREE.  While the stretch goal items will all be made available to the public eventually they'll have to pay for theirs.  Back this project and you won't!

At AU$5 you get the Alien Pod

At AU$15 you get the complete High Tech Modular Scenery Set with the 'She's a Real Beauty Cap'n!' Reward as well as the Alien Pod

At AU$30 you get the complete Industrial Modular Scenery Set with the 'Down Here is Where the Work Gets Done' Reward as well as the previous reward levels

At AU$45 you get the complete Steampunk Modular Scenery Set with the 'Full Steam Ahead!' Reward as well as the previous reward levels

 

There are also complete damaged versions of each set available.  These are accessible through the $60 reward (you get the damaged High Tech corridors as well as all three complete sets from the Full Steam Ahead ($45) reward, the $75 reward (you get the previous damaged set and the Industrial damaged set as well as the sets from Full Steam Ahead and at $90 you get all three complete undamaged sets and also complete damaged sets for each style.

As an added bonus, anyone who purchases the $90 'So you want it even more 'Pre-Loved?' reward will also get a limited edition Burst Alien Pod.  This model will not be purchasable in the future and will not be made available to anyone but these backers!

 We also have stretch goals as below - these will be made available to all backers who back at AU$15 or more (So if you only get the Alien Pod, you don't get the stretch goals, but you get them with everything else)

The first 10 of the stretch goals - each AU$1000 unlocks the next goal.  Don't forget to share the project as widely as you can!
The first 10 of the stretch goals - each AU$1000 unlocks the next goal. Don't forget to share the project as widely as you can!

 

These goals begin unlocking at AU$11,000.  Increase your modular sets with these variations by passing on the word as widley as possible!
These goals begin unlocking at AU$11,000. Increase your modular sets with these variations by passing on the word as widley as possible!

 

Did you know if only 500 people spend AU$45.00, all stretch goals up to and including number 22 would be unlocked.  That's a lot of free bonus scenery...
Did you know if only 500 people spend AU$45.00, all stretch goals up to and including number 22 would be unlocked. That's a lot of free bonus scenery...

 

Yet more walls and consoles!  The possible variations are huge!  All we need is for our backers to spread the word as widely as they can!
Yet more walls and consoles! The possible variations are huge! All we need is for our backers to spread the word as widely as they can!

 

The final (at this time) set of stretch goals.  Help me get these bonus pieces out to you!  Share the project, the videos and the pictures with everyone you can!  Who knows where another wargame enthusiast is hiding!
The final (at this time) set of stretch goals. Help me get these bonus pieces out to you! Share the project, the videos and the pictures with everyone you can! Who knows where another wargame enthusiast is hiding!

 Check out my reviews and cardstock products here: Arid Hills Gaming on DriveThru RPG

 Future Worlds logo and stretch goals graphics designed by Taylor Fullarton.

Sentry written and performed by Tim Fatchen

Risks and challenges

As this project is a digital project, there are of course no physical production costs and this reduces risk to potential backers. The biggest challenge is in relation to time management is ensuring that the modular sections yet to be designed are designed on the timeline stated. To offset this is the fact that the actual modular design and inter-set compatibility has already been designed and set. As a result, it is the purely aesthetic detail which is still required. I have consistently received positive reviews in relation to artwork on my other products and have several within Drive Thru RPG's popular picks ratings, meaning they considered to be within the top 10% or higher of the most popular products on their site. You can follow the link above and see my products and their reviews for yourself.

The High Tech set has been completely finished and requires no further work.

The majority of the Industrial set has been designed and prototypes exist - some altering to optimize designs for hassle free printing still needs to occur.

Concepts models and some prototypes exist for the Steampunk set. Further design work and optimizing is needed.

In terms of supply, I have been using DriveThru RPG to deliver digital content to my customers for ten years now - they are the Internet's pre-eminent supplier of RPG and war gaming digital content and I have not ever had an issue with their ability to supply orders. As sets are finished, they will be uploaded to the DriveThru RPG servers and made available by link for download by backers.

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    Pledge AU$ 5 or more About $4

    Everybody wins a prize!

    Anybody who has ever watched science fiction movies knows that nothing good ever come out of an alien egg, pod or cocoon. Well here's your chance to print one of your very own foreboding balls of nastiness.

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    Pledge AU$ 15 or more About $11

    She's a real beauty Cap'n!

    A complete set of 14 different modular wall and floor section .stl files, enabling you to print and build any sleek, graceful science fiction based layout you want. Great for those public areas 'above decks', laboratories or other areas where one might expect clean lines. Clips together quickly to form sturdy terrain which won't shift with over zealous dice rolls or a sleeve brushing them.
    This set includes: three different sizes floor tiles, three different length walls, internal and external corner pieces, two different sized door frames and removable doors, door post/wall and link pieces.

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    • High Tech Sci-Fi modular .stl file set
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    Pledge AU$ 30 or more About $23

    Down here's where the work gets done...

    With this reward, you not only get the clean lines of the High Tech .stl set, you also get the gritty, oily and confined feel of the Industrial .stl file set. A perfect accompaniment, enabling you to explore the less public places of your science fiction setting - this set would be great for those stressful forays into apparently deserted space hulks, deserted mining stations and anything else you can think of. A further set of 14 different modular wall and floor sections enabling you to build any pipe and conduit laden layout you wish. All completely compatible with the High Tech set to enable you to mix and match.

    Please note: the Alien Pod and High Tech set will be available in March. You'll only be waiting for the Industrial Set

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    Pledge AU$ 45 or more About $34

    Full steam ahead!

    Want something a little bit different? Add a touch of steampunk. With big dials, levers and pressure cylinders this setting will add a certain something to your layouts and scenarios. Perfect for gothic, dystopian and alternative realities. Or for those forgotten corners of ancient machinery complexes and boiler rooms.

    Please note: The Foreboding Alien Pod and High Tech set will be available to you in March, and the Industrial set in April. You'll only be waiting until May for the Steampunk set

    Includes:
    • The foreboding alien pod .stl file
    • High Tech Sci-Fi modular .stl file set
    • Industrial Sci-Fi modular .stl file set
    • Steampunk Sci-Fi modular .stl file set
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    Pledge AU$ 60 or more About $46

    You mean you want it pre-loved?

    Now that you'd got all three of the modular sets, why not get a 'pre-loved' look - after all, when you're throwing explosives around and machine gunning down the foe, there's bound to be some collateral damage... In this reward you get the foreboding alien pod, all three of the modular sets and one damaged version of the set of your choice.

    Please not: The Foreboding Alien Pod and High Tech set will be available at the end of March, the industrial set in April and the Steampunk set in May. The Damaged set of your choice will be ready by June

    Includes:
    • The foreboding alien pod .stl file
    • High Tech Sci-Fi modular .stl file set
    • Industrial Sci-Fi modular .stl file set
    • Steampunk Sci-Fi modular .stl file set
    • 1 x Damaged Modular Set of your choice
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    Pledge AU$ 75 or more About $57

    Okay, so you want it more 'pre-loved'?

    Now that you'd got all three of the modular sets, why not get a 'pre-loved' look - after all, when you're throwing explosives around and machine gunning down the foe, there's bound to be some collateral damage... In this reward you get the foreboding alien pod, all three of the modular sets and one damaged version of the set of your choice.

    Please not: The Foreboding Alien Pod and High Tech set will be available at the end of March, the industrial set in April and the Steampunk set in May. The Damaged set of your choice will be ready by June

    Includes:
    • The foreboding alien pod .stl file
    • High Tech Sci-Fi modular .stl file set
    • Industrial Sci-Fi modular .stl file set
    • Steampunk Sci-Fi modular .stl file set
    • 2 x Damaged Modular Sets of your choice
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    Pledge AU$ 90 or more About $69

    Okay, so you want it more 'pre-loved'?

    Now that you'd got all three of the modular sets, why not get a 'pre-loved' look - after all, when you're throwing explosives around and machine gunning down the foe, there's bound to be some collateral damage... In this reward you get the foreboding alien pod, all three of the modular sets and one damaged version of the set of your choice.

    Please not: The Foreboding Alien Pod and High Tech set will be available at the end of March, the industrial set in April and the Steampunk set in May. The Damaged set of your choice will be ready by June

    Includes:
    • The foreboding alien pod .stl file
    • High Tech Sci-Fi modular .stl file set
    • Industrial Sci-Fi modular .stl file set
    • Steampunk Sci-Fi modular .stl file set
    • 2 x Damaged Modular Sets of your choice
    • All three damaged versions of the Modular Sets
    • A burst Alien Pod
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