FIRST OF ALL.... HI GUYS :D
hi guys :D
with this KS i want to raise money to make a set of colored front and rear paper miniatures in a 28mm scale for wargames and rpg, set in an underwater world.
WHY PAPER MINIATURES
I've been a wargamer for at least 10 years and and a rpg player and DM for about two years... in all this time i recognized that plastic and metal miniatures are too big of an expense. In terms of money and time needed. But what made me most unhappy 2-3 months ago was tthat I couldn't find the miniatures that I wanted. So i decided to start following a 3d course for 3d modelling...I have to say that it's wonderful what you can do with those programs but i felt that i needed a lot of time and effort too... And not to mention the cost of a 3d printer and the time it needs to print, so i searched a solution.
The solution in my opinion is paper miniature. They are cheap and quick to assemble, everyone can print them easily, storing them is not a problem and thanks to the fact that i m good enought at drawing i can make the miniatures that i want!
So going back to the KS, i want to make a set of paper miniatures based on an underwater empire, an Atlantidean army and other underwater species and monsters!
I'm not new to making paper models, if you go to my page on DRIVETHRURPG you can see what i have already done in the previous 2 months...
DIGITAL DELIVERY ONLY
This kickstarter is meant to be DIGITAL DELIVERY ONLY... I REPEAT... DIGITAL ONLY.
You will only recive a pdf, if you want i will upload everything on drivethrurpg after the ks complete completion and there you can order a printed version of the ruleset if you want.
I'm even looking for a printer customized punch board, but I'm miles away from that, and I dont do that kind of things here ....as the meme says ;).... aniway if you help me i will use part of the money to outsorce the production of svg cutting files.
I had this idea after watching a film last week... guess whic one ^^
You understood right???? ^^ ... well don't say that you dont want to play giant undersea battles with giant sharks, octopus, kraken, seahorse, crabby, giant crabby and other incredible things!!!!
The main difference s that i dont want that sci fi feeling... i want theese to be easily pleaceable in a fantasy universe like the one i m already working on.... not that they will fight against my desert kingdoms skeletons but well, some miniatures like the crabby if relased will come with two different base, one for underwater warfare and one for land warfare. this way you will be capable of deploying them in rpg and wargames alike....
NOTE THAT ALL THE MINIATURES ARE 28mm SCALE
THE BASE BOX
The base box contains:
- 5 atlantidean unarmoured javelin trower (1 pose)
- 5 atlantidean armoured trident soldier (1 pose)
- 1 atlantidean lord on shark
- 5 sirenidi unarmoured with javelins (1 pose)
- 5 sirenidi armourd shield and spear soldier (1 pose)
- 1 sirenidi female mage
- 1 set of underwater ruins
- 1 set of underwater basing accessories (fish, seaweed, corals and other goods)
- 1 set of little underwater ships wrecks
- 1 pdf with wargames rules
CONCEPTS AND FACTIONS
I m planning to make at least 7 sentient races. In the base set aniway will be only two factions, for the starter battles. With your help guys i will reach to make miniatures for them all and add a lot of other non sentient species.
The atlantidean will be more elven looking. They are the ancient race that one time ruled over all the phantasyan oceans.
and there will be a lot of sea monsters...
the most simple example... sharks :D and atlantidean riding sharks :D
and with the rider :D take a look!!!! :D
Sirenidi differently from the atlantideans, dont use mounts, they use more magic and so the prefer to lead monsters towards theyr enemies rather than mounting them. They are good magical users, but dont dislike heavy armoured spearmen even if theese means losing mobility. Theyr main color is a mixture of fuchsia/orange/red contrapposed to the atlantideans blue.
here insted i want to show you the early lineart of the underwater decorations:
After a suggestion on cardboard warriors i recognized that the 5€+ pledge needs something extra... so I changed and added two minia, 1 aippolo and 1 adoracon .... take a look to the ADORACON (the name is not final... i will liesten to suggestions).... :D
Other images are on the way.....
(Everything is not final and my undergoo some changes... i'm open to suggestions)
All theese creatures live in a fictional fantasy world made by me (you can aniway use them in whatever world you want ;) ... ) that is called PHANTASYA .... ( I know stupid name...) ...
Those of you that spend time on cardboard warriors (go there if you dont know it, it s a wonderfull forum for theese stuffs!!!! trust me!!!) know that this is my old grid map redone... (still a wip) ... there are two main continents and a lot of possibilities... almost like the world that was.... (nostalgia.....)
THE PRINTABLE FILE
I will provide you a PDF FILE of the miniatures with big black borders behind them, this way they can be simple to cut. If we rise enought money i will pay someone to make automated cutter files too. Go to the linked page to see a preview of the complete file.
THE WARGAME TACTICAL RULESET
I don't know if you have a your wargame ruleset for underwater battles, but i will provide you with my tactical wargame system.
I don't like gridless games, so my wargame will use a square grid of 12 cm ( 4 23⁄32in or simply do 5 inch ) per side. It will use stats cards and dice, but nothing else. I will provide you a set of super simple tokens to remember altered status, damage, fear and so on.
I was thinking to make a RTS variant, but i want to know what s your opinion on this matter. I m going aniway to develop something with my friend, but it will not be included if nobody is interested and aniway it will come after the main things and the streatch goals.
here s a link to my dropbox wip rules file... take a look :D
stat cards example:
There will be 3 simple addons:
- 1st - 10 € - i will make a single low level soldier as you want him to be (it does not have to be inherent to the underwater serie....)
- 2nd - 20 € - i will draw for you a single little monster or commander or up to two low level soldiers in two pose.
- 3rd - 30 € - ask me to draw whathever you want, max 4 single soldier or 2 beast (before to do this addon, please write me if it s a possible thing... i m not so good with 3d paper modelling and super large scale drawings.... aniway just ask before... if i think that i cannot draw that i will send you back the money... thankyou)
3 - 50 € - unarmoured sirenidi seashell blower
4 - 60 € - unarmoured sirenidi bannermen
14 - 160 € - 1 more pose for the sirenidi unarmoured javelin trower
15 - 170 € - 1 more pose for the sirenidi unarmoured javelin trower
16 - 180 € - 1 more pose for sirenidi/no-faction swordfish
17 - 190 € - (17? o.o) a skeleton with wooden crate in the depth of the ocean
19 - 200 € - the armoured sirenidi seashell blower
20 - 210 € - the armored sirenidi bannermen
21 - 220 € - armoured atlantideans seashell blower
22 - 230 € - armoured atlantideans bannermen
a lot more beasts and soldiers :D
If no problem occours all the above paper miniatures and stretch goals should be ready for April 2019, even before but i don guarantee that. A lot of things may occour.... we may not succed too... ;) i hope not ... realy guys ;)
THANKYOU FOR READING AND I APOLOGIZE FOR MY BAD ENGLISH, HAVE A GOOD DAY :D
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